USF Presents: New Music Consortium: Keith Kirchoff, Piano & Electronics
The New-Music Consortium presents pianist Keith Kirchoff in The Electro-Acoustic Piano (EAPiano).
EAPiano is an ongoing project which supports and promotes new works for piano and electronics.
Started in 2009, the project has so far commissioned over thirty different composers and has been
presented throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand,
Australia, and England. In addition to many Universities and Colleges, EAPiano has been featured as
a part of the SEAMUS festival (Society of Electro Acoustic Music in the United States), ICMC
(International Computer Music Conference), Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
in Quebec, and the Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea in Morelia, Mexico, and has
hosted two international composer competitions in collaboration with the American Composers Forum
(in 2014) and the University of Toronto (in 2011). The first album in the EAPiano series was released
in 2011 on the Thinking outLOUD Records label. This program features new works y Elainie Lillios,
Per Bloland, Ryan Carter, Joshua Clausen, and Dan Tramte.
Pianist and composer Keith Kirchoff has performed throughout all of North America and much of
Europe. A strong advocate for modern music, Kirchoff has premiered over 100 new works and
commissioned over two dozen compositions. As part of his commitment to fostering new audiences
for contemporary music, Kirchoff has appeared at colleges and universities across the United States
as a lecture-recitalist. He has played with orchestras throughout the U.S., performing a wide range of
concerto, including the Boston premiere of Charles Ives's Emerson Concerto and the world premier of
Matthew McConnell's Concerto for Toy Piano. Kirchoff has won awards from the Steinway Society,
MetLife Meet the Composer, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and was named the 2011
Distinguished Scholar by the SMSA. Specializing on works which combine interactive electro-
acoustics with solo piano, Kirchoff's Electro-Acoustic Piano Tour has been presented in six countries,
and the first album in the Electro-Acoustic Piano series was released in 2011 on Thinking outLOUD
Records. He has also recorded on the New World, Zerx, Bridge, and SEAMUS labels.