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Kotoka Suzuki

Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Biography

Kotoka Suzuki is a composer focusing on both instrumental and multimedia practices. She has produced several large-scale multimedia works, including spatial interactive audio-visual work for both concert and installation settings, often in collaboration with artists and scholars from other disciplines. Her work reflects on life, breath and wind and often conceives of sounds as physical form to be manipulated through the sculptural practice of composition.

Her work has been featured internationally by performers such as Arditti String Quartet, eighth blackbird, Pacifica Quartet, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Ensemble Modelo62, Continuum, and Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra (Germany), at numerous venues and radio broadcasts such as Ultraschall-Deutschland Radio / RBB Radio, BBC Radio, Swiss Radio, ISCM World Music Days (2006/17), The Stone, International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), ZKM Media Museum (Germany), Stanford LIVE, Constellation (Chicago), and Music at the Anthology (MATA). Among the awards she has received include DAAD Artist in Resident Berlin (Germany), Bourges First Prize in Multimedia (France), First Prize in Musica Nova International Electroacoustic Music Competition (Czech Republic), Norton Stevens and North Shore fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, George A & Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship, American Prize Special Citation's Award, and Robert Fleming Prize from Canada Council for the Arts. She has held residencies at MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Djerassi, Ucross and Center for Arts and Media (ZKM).

She received a B.M. degree in composition from Indiana University and a D.M.A. degree in composition at Stanford University, where she studied with Jonathan Harvey. She taught at the University of Chicago and is currently an associate professor at Arizona State University School of Music. Her works are published on Albany Records, Edition RZ, EMF Media, IMEB records and Signpost Music. She is an associate composer at the Canadian Music Centre since 2001.

For more information, visit: www.kotokasuzuki.comhttps://soundcloud.com/kotokasuzukiPrtable MacDowell, and ISCM.

Education
  • D.M.A. Composition, Stanford University
  • B.M. Composition, Indiana University
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Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MTC 323Composition
MTC 436Electronic Studio Techniques I
MTC 499Individualized Instruction
MTC 523Advanced Composition
MTC 590Reading and Conference
MTC 598Special Topics
MTC 723Advanced Composition
MTC 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MTC 123Beginning Composition
MTC 323Composition
MTC 437Elec Studio Techniques II
MTC 499Individualized Instruction
MTC 523Advanced Composition
MTC 590Reading and Conference
MTC 598Special Topics
MTC 723Advanced Composition
MTC 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MTC 323Composition
MTC 436Electronic Studio Techniques I
MTC 499Individualized Instruction
MTC 523Advanced Composition
MTC 590Reading and Conference
MTC 598Special Topics
MTC 723Advanced Composition
MTC 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MTC 123Beginning Composition
MTC 437Elec Studio Techniques II
MTC 499Individualized Instruction
MTC 590Reading and Conference
MTC 598Special Topics
MTC 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MTC 323Composition
MTC 436Electronic Studio Techniques I
MTC 499Individualized Instruction
MTC 523Advanced Composition
MTC 590Reading and Conference
MTC 598Special Topics
MTC 723Advanced Composition
MTC 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MTC 123Beginning Composition
MTC 323Composition
MTC 437Elec Studio Techniques II
MTC 499Individualized Instruction
MTC 523Advanced Composition
MTC 590Reading and Conference
MTC 598Special Topics
MTC 723Advanced Composition
MTC 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MTC 323Composition
MTC 436Electronic Studio Techniques I
MTC 499Individualized Instruction
MTC 523Advanced Composition
MTC 590Reading and Conference
MTC 598Special Topics
MTC 723Advanced Composition
MTC 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MTC 123Beginning Composition
MTC 437Elec Studio Techniques II
MTC 499Individualized Instruction
MTC 590Reading and Conference
MTC 598Special Topics
MTC 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MTC 323Composition
MTC 436Electronic Studio Techniques I
MTC 523Advanced Composition
MTC 598Special Topics
MTC 723Advanced Composition