Now at Copland House
2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist James Romig returns for his second Copland House Residency which runs through the end of December. Previously a 2010 Resident, he composes music in response to an increasingly fragmented and accelerated world. Endeavoring to reflect the intricacies of nature, his compositional models exert influence on both small-scale detail and large-scale design, obscuring boundaries between form and content. His music has been performed by such notable ensembles as Talujon, Harpverk, Iktus, JACK, Khasma, Helix, Chronophonie, Suono Mobile, Cadillac Moon, and Collide-O-Scope, as well as flutist Harvey Sollberger, violinist Erik Carlson, and pianists Ashlee Mack and Taka Kigawa. He has been a guest composer at the American Academy in Rome and many universities throughout the U.S., and his music may be heard on the New World, Navona, Blue Griffin, and Perspectives of New Music labels. A graduate of the University of Iowa and Rutgers University, he heads the composition area at Western Illinois University.