Works performed by Earplay:

Colored Shadows

The music of American composer Mikel Kuehn (b. 1967) has been described as having "sensuous phrases ... producing an effect of high abstraction turning into decadence" by New York Times critic Paul Griffiths. Kuehn holds degrees in composition from the Eastman School of Music (Ph.D., M.A.) and the University of North Texas (B.M.). His music has received awards and honorable recognition from ASCAP and BMI, the Chicago Symphony, Composers, Inc., the Copland House, Eastman, the League of Composers/ISCM Composers' Competition. the Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Contest, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Luigi Russolo Competition (Italy).

Twice selected to represent the United States abroad (by ISCM and SEAMUS), in both the acoustic and electroacoustic mediums, Kuehn's works have been programmed on numerous concerts, conferences, and festivals internationally. Kuehn is associate professor of composition at Bowling Green State University, where he served as director of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and the Bowling Green New Music Festival from 2007-2010. His music is available on ACA Digital, Centaur (CDCM series), Errol (France), ICMA (Ireland), MSR Classics, and New Focus (forthcoming) labels.

[from program for March 18, 2013 concert]