Keir GoGwilt

about the author

Keir GoGwilt graduated from Harvard University (2013) with high honours and was awarded the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts. Currently he is enrolled as an MA candidate in music (integrative studies) at UCSD, where he is the inaugural recipient of the Prebys Award. As a violinist, Keir has soloed with orchestras including the Chinese National Symphony, Orquesta Filarmonica de Santiago, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival Orchestra. He has collaborated closely with composers such as Matthew Aucoin, Tan Dun, and Tobias Picker, and has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician at the Spoleto Festival in Italy, the Shalin Liu center at Rockport, and Miller Theatre. He has served as associate concertmaster of the Canadian Opera Company and recorded for Tzadik records. Keir’s scholarly work draws on critical theory to reimagine technics, hermeneutics, aesthetics, and politics as they relate to musical composition and performance.

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Independent violinist and University of California, San Diego, US


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Who Interprets?
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: assemblage, cello, Helmut Lachenmann, Nietzsche and Philosophy, politics