HEATHER FRASCH, is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic concert music, performer/composer (flute, laptop/electronics & handmade digital instruments). She also creates interactive sound installations. She co-runs mumei publishing, which publishes online journals and monographs that concern text-sound perceptions.
She is interested in asking questions and finding the unexpected through a creative practice. By using different mediums, she is able to look at her investigations through various lenses. She is interested in the generative aspect that this way of working creates.
Her music has been performed at festivals and concerts worldwide such as: FRUM (Iceland), Atlas Academy (Amsterdam), ICMC (Huddersfield), NYCEMF (New York), SICMF (Korea), Moscow Autumn Festival, San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Acanthes Festival (Luxembourg) and the Third Practice Electronic Music Festival (Virginia), among others. She attended Schloss Solitude Academy (Stuttgart) where she worked with Chaya Czernowin and Mark Andre, and the Wellesley Composer Conference with Mario Davidovsky. Other honors include the George Ladd Prix de Paris in Composition in 2009, International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition Prize in 2012, and the Nicol DeLorernzo Prize in Composition, 2010 and 2008.
She received her Phd from the University of California, Berkeley where she studied composition with Franck Bedrossian and Edmund Campion, and worked on interactive electronic music at CNMAT (Center for New Music and Audio Technologies) with David Wessel. Heather holds further degrees from IRCAM Cursus for Composers, from the Conservatoire Nationale de Region de Lyon and a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University.