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Composer/pianist Ketty Nez joined the composition and theory department at the Boston University School of Music in the fall of 2005, after teaching for two years at the University of Iowa. At BU, she directed the Time’s Arrow new music ensemble for four years, her orchestral work cirrulian ice was premiered by Alea III, and take time by the BU Wind Ensemble. Ketty completed, in 2002-03, a residence of several months at the École Nationale de Musique in Montbéliard, France, prior to the premiere of her chamber opera An Opera in Devolution: Drama in 540 Seconds, at the 2003 Seventh Festival A*Devantgarde in Munich. In 2001, Ketty spent several months as visiting composer/scholar at Stanford University’s CCRMA studios, and in 1998 participated in the year-long computer music course at IRCAM. Before computer music studies, Ketty worked for two years with Louis Andriessen in Amsterdam, and co-founded the international contemporary music collective Concerten Tot and Met. Her music has been performed in festivals in Europe, North America, and Asia. Ketty holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at Berkeley (1994), a master’s degree in composition from the Eastman School of Music (1990), a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the Curtis Institute of Music (1983), and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bryn Mawr College (1987). Her portrait CD Listen to a Wonder Never Heard Before! was released by Albany Records the spring of 2010. Current projects include a piano concerto for the BU Wind Ensemble; the orchestral score to Thomas Edison’s 1904 film, The Maniac Chase, for DVD production by ERM Media; and collaborative performances by “The Two Composers” duo with composer/violist Mark Berger, and the Wolfe/Nez duo with violinist Katie Wolfe.
To visit her website, http://people.bu.edu/knez.