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Rodney DuPlessis

EVENTS

Upcoming

2021-04-24
Chelsea Edwards will perform at SEAMUS 2021 National Conference (Online)
2020-10-17 (Ongoing)
Rodney DuPlessis and Xindi Kang are exhibiting at The Museum of Sensory and Movement Experiences in Santa Barbara, CA

Past

2021-03-19
Rodney DuPlessis presented at Sonic Art (Colby College) in Waterville, Maine
2021-02-23
Rodney DuPlessis presented at Composition Lab (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Remote)) in Tallinn, Estonia
2020-12-18
Rodney DuPlessis performed at Musica Nova Concert of Finalists (Online) in Prague, Czech Republic
2020-12-08
Chelsea Edwards performed at ECM Concert (Online)
2020-10-30
Rodney DuPlessis presented at Composition Forum (Online) in Santa Barbara, CA
2020-08-22
Hocket performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Online) in Los Angeles, CA
2020-04-22
SUDO Ensemble performed at Earth Day Art Model (Online)
2020-03-12
Rodney DuPlessis performed at SEAMUS 2020 National Conference (Online)
2020-02-04
Rodney DuPlessis presented at Alliance of Women in Media, Arts, and Sciences Conference 2020 (Corwin Pavillion) in Santa Barbara, CA
2020-01-18
Rodney DuPlessis presented at Womxn/Hacks 2.0 (HSSB) in Santa Barbara, CA
2019-11-08
Rodney DuPlessis, Ken Fields, The USCB Net Music Ensemble, and the Elder Conservatorium Network Ensemble performed at NowNet Arts Conference 2019 (Online) in New York, NY
2019-09-01
Rodney DuPlessis (Live Acousmonium Diffusion) performed at Influx Summer Festival (Espace Senghor) in Brussels, Belgium
2019-08-11
Rodney DuPlessis performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Digital Arts and Humanities Commons) in Santa Barbara, CA
2019-08-10
Rodney DuPlessis performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2019-06-07
Rodney DuPlessis performed at MAT End of Year Show (Elings Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2019-05-02
Rodney DuPlessis, Ken Fields, Joel Ong, and Gil Kuno performed at Sound and Science Symposium 2.0 (UCLA) in Los Angeles, CA
2019-03-07
Rodney DuPlessis performed at First Thursday (SBCast) in Santa Barbara, CA
2018-11-21
Henrique Portovedo performed at I Encontro de LiveLoopists (University of Aveiro) in Aveiro, Portugal
2018-08-18
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2018-08-08
Rodney DuPlessis performed at International Computer Music Conference 2018 (Daegu Concert House Grand Hall) in Daegu, Republic of Korea
2018-06-15
Henrique Portovedo performed at 2018 International Conference on Live Interfaces (Casa da Música) in Porto, Portugal
2018-04-09
Rodney DuPlessis performed at CEMEC UCSB 2018 (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2018-04-07
Rodney DuPlessis performed at CEMEC CCRMA/Stanford 2018 (CCRMA Stage) in Stanford, CA
2018-03-19
Henrique Portovedo performed at Geiringer Hall in Santa Barbara, CA
2018-01-21
Formalist Quartet performed at Geiringer Hall in Santa Barbara, CA
2017-11-15
Rodney DuPlessis performed at CREATE Presents: Sound Resistance (Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2017-08-17
Adriane Hill and Cynthia Vong performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2017-06-10
Rodney DuPlessis performed at Bach, New Music, and Cookies (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2017-05-20
Scott Worthington performed at Geiringer Hall in Santa Barbara, CA
2017-04-22
Rodney DuPlessis performed at CEMEC Mills College 2018 (Littlefield Concert Hall) in Oakland, CA
2017-04-08
Rodney DuPlessis performed at Springfest: CEMEC (Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater) in San Diego, CA
2017-01-12
Tactus performed at Album Release Party (The Capital) in Fredericton, NB
2016-10-07
Tactus performed at Digital and Physical CD Release (Worldwide) in The Internet
2016-03-12
Next Folding Theatre Company performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-03-11
Next Folding Theatre Company performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-03-10
Next Folding Theatre Company performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-03-09
Next Folding Theatre Company performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-02-13
The Coop performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-02-12
The Coop performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-02-11
The Coop performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-02-10
The Coop performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2015-12-15
Yokohama Youth Orchestra performed at Concert Hall in Yokohama, Japan
2015-11-21
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2015-11-20
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2015-11-19
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2015-11-18
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2014-11-22
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2014-11-21
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2014-11-20
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2014-11-19
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2014-06-21
Windsor University Trio performed at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB
2014-06-16
Tactus performed at Digital and Physical CD Release (Worldwide) in The Internet
2013-11-28
Rodney DuPlessis performed at President’s Showcase (St. Thomas University) in Fredericton, NB
2010-12-15
Eurodam String Quartet performed at Reading () in The Caribbean Sea
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About Rodney DuPlessis

As a composer and researcher, Rodney DuPlessis primarily explores intersections of science and music. He is interested in creating powerful sonic experiences grounded in scientific models of physics, chemistry, biology, thermodynamics, and meta-science. His music has been performed and recognized internationally. As a programmer, DuPlessis has created innovative software tools for composition and worked to preserve and reincarnate preexisting software. He has also directed multiple festivals and concerts, and currently serves as co-creative director of the Nomadic Soundsters art collective. His teachers have included Curtis Roads, Clarence Barlow, João Pedro Oliveira, and Martin Kutnowski. He's currently at UCSB completing a PhD and MSc.

As a composer and researcher, Rodney DuPlessis primarily explores intersections of science and music. He is interested in creating powerful sonic experiences grounded in scientific models of physics, chemistry, biology, thermodynamics, and meta-science.

DuPlessis' music has been performed internationally and recognized by prizes such as the Musica Nova International Competition (Finalist), Destellos International Competition 2020 (honorable mention), the Corwin Award for Excellence in Composition (1st prize - Percussion, 1st prize - Electroacoustic), and the 2020 SEAMUS/ASCAP award (finalist). He has collaborated with new music luminaries such as Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Formalist Quartet, Hocket, Henrique Portovedo, and Scott Worthington.

DuPlessis is also dedicated to promoting the presentation of new music and art. He has directed and produced multiple festivals and concerts, and he currently serves as co-creative director of the Nomadic Soundsters art collective.

As a programmer, DuPlessis has created innovative software tools for composition and worked to preserve and reincarnate preexisting software. In 2020, Duplessis, Curtis Roads, and Jack Kilgore released EmissionControl2, an interactive real-time application for granular synthesis.

DuPlessis' teachers have included Curtis Roads, Clarence Barlow, João Pedro Oliveira, and Martin Kutnowski. He completed his BA (Music and Psychology) at St. Thomas University (Canada) in 2013, his MA in Composition at UC Santa Barbara in 2019, and is currently simultaneously finishing a PhD in Composition and a Master of Science in Media Arts & Technology at UC Santa Barbara.

As a composer and researcher, Rodney DuPlessis primarily explores intersections of science and music. He is interested in creating powerful sonic experiences grounded in scientific models of physics, chemistry, biology, thermodynamics, and meta-science.

DuPlessis' music has been performed internationally and recognized by prizes such as the Musica Nova International Competition (Finalist), Destellos International Competition 2020 (honorable mention), the Corwin Award for Excellence in Composition (1st prize - Percussion, 1st prize - Electroacoustic), and the 2020 SEAMUS/ASCAP award (finalist). He has collaborated with new music luminaries such as Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Formalist Quartet, Hocket, Henrique Portovedo, and Scott Worthington.

As a programmer, DuPlessis has created innovative software tools for composition and worked to preserve and reincarnate preexisting software. In 2020, Duplessis, Curtis Roads, and Jack Kilgore released EmissionControl2, an interactive real-time application for granular synthesis. Currently, he is developing software that facilitates his novel spectral processing methods as well as a signal generator based on the linear dynamics of a coupled oscillator network.

DuPlessis is also dedicated to promoting the presentation of new music and art. In 2018 he was Director of the UCSB Summer Music Festival: a 2-day festival celebrating new music and diversity. As Technical Coordinator at the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) from 2017-2020, he managed three electronic music studios and worked with Curtis Roads to present concerts and talks related to computer music. He currently serves as co-creative director of the Nomadic Soundsters art collective.

DuPlessis' teachers have included Curtis Roads, Clarence Barlow, João Pedro Oliveira, and Martin Kutnowski, in addition to lessons and workshops with Alvise Vidolin, Nicola Bernardini, Annette Vande Gorne, Douglas Quin, Philip Samartzis, and others. He completed his BA in Music and Psychology at St. Thomas University (Canada) in 2013, his MA in Composition at UC Santa Barbara in 2019. He is currently simultaneously finishing a PhD in Composition and a Master of Science in Media Arts & Technology at UC Santa Barbara.

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CONTACT

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rodney@rodneyduplessis.com