School of Music
College of Fine Arts
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117900
Gainesville, Fl 32611-7900
Acoustic Composition, Computer Music, Electroacoustics, Music Technology
"It's about innovation and a commitment to craft—for music composition to last beyond a lifetime it must have a uniquely eternal quality. Instruments have always been added to our orchestration so why not embrace cpu-based technology as valid as any piece of pipe, wood, string or vocal chord!" Sain is known for his work in alternative controllers for music performance and as the founder of the internationally acclaimed Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival. His ongoing dedication to the design and implementation of interdisciplinary projects lead to a cooperative project with colleagues in dance and electrical engineering aimed toward developing an alternative MIDI controller for dance. This project culminated in the premiere of his techno-ballet, Ender's Game. The editors of Discover Magazine nominated the MIDI Movement Module (M3), developed for Ender’s Game, for their Award for Technological Innovation in Sound.
1990 University of Alabama D.M.A., Music Composition
1986 San Diego State University M.M., Music Composition
1983 San Diego State University B.M., Music Composition
Key Professional Appointments:
2003-present Chair, Society of Composers Inc. Executive Committee.
2008-present Member, American Composers Alliance Board of Governors.
2003-2008 Co-Chair, Music Composition, Theory and Composition Area, University of Florida School of Music.
1998-2003 Coordinator, Music Composition, Theory and Composition Area, University of Florida School of Music.
2009 subjacent queue, for digital media, world premiere, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, New York, New York.
2008 Beondegi ???, for digital media, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States National Meeting, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
2007 Beondegi ???, for digital media, Nong festival of contemporary music, Korean National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea.
2007 SLAMMED, for saxophone, computer and game controllers, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States National Meeting, Mike Giles, saxophone, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
2006 Dystopia, for saxophone and piano, Society of Composers Inc. National Meeting, Duo Contemporain (James Hill, Saxophone/Tom Wells, piano), San Antonio, Texas.
2006 A Brief View of Eternity, for clarinet choir, International Clarinet Association Annual Meeting, University of Florida Clarinet Choir, Atlanta, Georgia.
2006 Coriolis Effect, for digital media, Nuit Bleue/Nuit Acousmatique, Saline Royale, Arc et Senans, France.
2006 ball peen hammer, for flute, computer and game controllers, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States National Meeting, Cynthia Sain, flute, University of Oregon
2009 SLAMMED, for saxophone and interactive computer music system, "In Two Worlds," Susan Fancher, saxophone: Innova Recordings.
2007 Coriolis Effect, for digital media, "Sonidos y visiones del sur" Vol. 3 from the Sonoimágenes festival of electroacoustic music and contemporary media, University of Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2006 A Brief View of Eternity, for clarinet choir, "Wind in the Reeds," University of Florida Clarinet Choir: Mark Masters.
2005 Declamation!, for solo piano, National Association of Composers U.S.A. CD Series Vol. 1.
1998 Dystopia, for saxophone and piano, Society of Composers Inc. CD Series Vol. 14: Capstone Records.
2001-present Office of Research and Graduate Programs Research Enhancement Grant, University of Florida, research and performance support (total, $32,985; 2009, $1554; 2008, $2454; 2007, $5000; 2006, $2977; 2005, $4500; 2004, $5000; 2003, $4000; 2002, $4000; 2001, $3500).
2005 University of Florida Center for European Studies, travel support ($500). 2005 University of Florida Digital Worlds Institute, travel support ($1500).
2002 Office of Research and Graduate Programs Support for Conferences, University of Florida, support for the production of the proceedings CD from the 11th Annual Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival ($2000)
2001 Office of Research, Technology, and Graduate Education Research Enhancement Grant, University of Florida, Field Recording System purchase ($5000) and for an international composition project in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with dance professor Ric Rose ($4500)/partial match College of Fine Arts ($1000) and Digital Worlds Institute ($1000).
2005 Music Alumnus of the Year, San Diego State University School of Music and Dance