Composer, pianist, and keyboardist Wayne Horvitz is the leader and principal composer for many ensembles including Sweeter Than the Day, Gravitas Quartet, and most recently Electric Circus, a digital ensemble that uses audio and video to push the conception of beats and rhythms. He is an improviser on both piano and electronics, has performed as a sideman, and has collaborated with Bill Frisell
, Liz Lerman, Paul Taylor, and John Zorn. He has received support from Meet the Composer, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs in Seattle, and MAP Fund, among others. He is an adjunct professor of music at Cornish College for the Arts. In 2016, he will begin 21 Pianos
, an interactive, site-specific project performed on an extremely out of tune piano and taking place across 21 Minnesotan towns. The project will culminate in a book and two CDs. He is also working on Those Who Remain Part II
, which will premiere at the Seattle Art Museum in January 2017.