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New Work for Bassoon and Electronics

(Fall 2018)

Commissioned for 2018 recital of new music for bassoon and electronics.

Shaped by sonic sensitivity from a young age, Pittsburgh based composer/performer Devon Tipp (also known as Yasamune Toyotomi) creates unorthodox musical environments from ostensibly incompatible realms. He is equally at home composing for deconstructed western woodwinds, ethnic instruments, the Harry Partch Instruments or conventional orchestra, drawing influence from rich Japanese and Eastern European roots, alongside experiences in Nordic countries. His compositions have been performed in the US, the UK, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Germany, Australia, China and Japan. He received his Bachelor’s in Music from Montclair State University in bassoon performance and composition. He studies composition with Eric Moe, and is a former student of Marcos Balter, Elizabeth Brown, and Dean Drummond. He is currently a second year PhD Student at the University of Pittsburgh.