Residence: East Moriches, United States
Mark Gustavson was born in Brooklyn and grew up just outside of Chicago. He is the recipient of numerous honors including the Bearns Prize, the Walter Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy / Institute of Arts and Letters, a Fulbright Fellowship to study with Ton DeLeeuw at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and awards from BMI and ASCAP, League-ISCM, New Music Consort and the Gaudeamus Foundation. Among the organizations that have performed his works are Speculum Musicae, Parnassus, Alea III, Delta Ensemble, New York Youth Symphony and the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. His music has appeared at such prestigious festivals as Tanglewood, Banff, Sonic Boom, Fromm and Gaudeamus Music Week. His music undertakes the quest to renew characterization and symbolism through a deep entanglement of many music worlds. The music can be heard as a transmutation of cultural and musical systems, not looking for common ground with various cultures but is making the statement that music is necessarily global.
Date: September 6, 2021