Curtis Macdonald

Curtis Macdonald (Music and Inter-Media)
Curtis is a Canadian born, New York City based saxophonist, composer, producer and educator. Curtis has exhibited work at The Guggenheim Museum, The Rubin Museum of Art and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA). He has also worked closely with the composer, multi instrumentalists and Pulitzer Prize laureate Henry Threadgill. In 2015, he received a Peabody Award for his roles as producer on the podcast Meet The Composer (WQXR). Curtis has authored “Introducing Extended Saxophone Techniques” published by Mel Bay and is Faculty at the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, and the NY Arts Program. To date, Curtis has released three albums as a bandleader, Community Immunity (2011), Twice Through The Wall (2013) and Scotobiology – the study of darkness, inspired by effects of artificial light on living beings. In 2014, he was co-awarded the first Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation Award for his collaboration with Aszure Barton on the dance Awáa and in 2016 received a New Music USA grant for his collaboration with Kate Weare in Marksman. Curtis’s original music for stage is featured in several ballet and modern dance productions worldwide. Contact: 212-563-0255 , curtis@nyartsprogram.org

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