2023 Resident Composer Spotlight: Trevor Van de Velde

Trevor Van de Velde is one of eight Resident Composers selected for the 2023 Mizzou International Composers Festival from among 500 applicants, 28% of which are from outside the USA. 

Van de Velde is an experimental composer, sound artist, instrument builder, and creative programmer based in New York City and San Francisco. In his work, he explores the relationship between technology, play, and hybridity through electroacoustic composition, custom-built electronics, and mixed media.

Trevor Van de Velde

He is the recipient of the 2018 Nicola De Lorenzo Prize in Music Composition, 2020 Eisner Prize for the Creative Arts, 2021 Guarini Alumni Award, and Hopkins Center for the Arts Art+Technology grant. He presented work at festivals such as New Music on the Point (2021), The Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance (2021), Labo Montreal (2021), Yarn/Wire Institute (2022), and Ensemble Evolution (2022) and has worked with a variety of ensembles such as JACK Quartet, the Living Earth Show, Chromic Duo, Yarn/Wire, and the International Contemporary Ensemble.

Van de Velde holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Computer Science and Music Composition from UC Berkeley and a Master of Arts in Digital Music from Dartmouth College. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Music Composition at New York University Graduate School of Arts & Science, studying with Jaime Olivier La Rosa and Elizabeth Hoffman.

For the MICF, Van de Velde is presenting u can be anything, which will be performed on Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 pm at the Missouri Theater. The concert will feature Alarm Will Sound playing world premiere performances by Resident Composers. 

You can hear samples of his music on his website.