"Alphonse Izzo's music always surprises me with its freshness and sense of adventure. On the one hand he takes risks with improvisation, form, mixing technology and media. On the other, his great ear and craft always make the result sound perfectly natural." Robert Carl, Composer & author of "Terry Riley's In C".
Alphonse Izzo is a composer and performer based in New Haven, CT. His music has been performed throughout the USA, Canada, Europe and in Argentina by such groups as KLANG Ensamble, The Quey Percussion Duo, The New York Miniaturist Ensemble, Tin Hat Trio, Goorilla Music, Performance 20/20, renowned cellist and new music specialist Craig Hultgren and percussionist Gene Koshinski.
His music has been featured in the London New Winds Festival; Taukay Edizioni Musicali “Contemporanea” Festival in Udine, IT; EuCuE Concert Series in Montreal, CA; SCOR! Music Festival in Rochester, NY; New Media Curious Experimental Moving Images Festval in Boston, MA and the Alternative Film & Video Festival in Belgrade, Serbia.
In 2010 he was awarded Meet The Composer’s Met Life Creative Connections grant to participate in a week long residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, culminating in the premiere of his trio for clarinet, cello and piano Memory Theater.
Recent commissions include Special Green Interlude an electro-acoustic work composed for the Studio of Electronic Music, Inc. and Full Force Dance Theater, The Madcap Laughed for cellist Esther Rogers and music for the film Noah Webster, Schoolmaster of America directed by Emmy award winning film maker Karyl Evans.
He is a graduate of the Hartt School where he majored in music composition. His teachers include Ingram Marshall, Robert Carl, David Macbride, Larry Alan Smith, Steve Gryc, and Istvan B'Racz.
Awards and honors include 1st. prize-The 3 C's Composition Competition; the Quey Percussion Duo International Composition Competition, 2nd. Prize; the Ed Diemente Award; Hartt Talent Award and the A&D Burton Scholarship. While at Hartt he was awarded a fellowship to teach undergraduate composition.
Mr. Izzo has taught songwriting to middle school students as part of the Connecticut Composition Project. He has been a guest lecturer at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Hartt School with regard to his use of graphic notation techniques. He has also lectured at Hartt on a range of topics such as internet marketing and networking for musicians, and composing music for film makers.
Alphonse Izzo’s music is represented by Honey Rock Publishing and Canondale Publishing. His work appears on CD via Trace Label and Vox Novus labels.
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