Artist Curriculum Vitae
H U G H L O B E L
2059 Riverlawn Dr., Houston, TX 77339
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www.hughlobel.com | www.musicsdp.com
University of Colorado, Boulder
Doctorate of Musical Arts - Composition. May 2015.
Major Instructors:/ John Drumheller, Dan Kellogg, Carter Pann, Michael Theodore.
Dissertation: The Altogether: a sound design, improvisation, and electronic composition program.
University of Texas, Austin
Masters of Music - Composition. May 2011.
Major Instructors:/ Russell Pinkston, Dan Welcher, Yevgeniy Sharlat.
University of Houston
Bachelors of Music - Composition. May 2009.
Major Instructors:/ David Ashley White, Rob Smith.
Department of Critical Media Practices – Scholar in Residence
CMDP 4870-001: Multimedia Programming in Max. Fall 2018
CMDP 3510-002: Creative Web Portfolio Development. Spring & Fall 2018 - 20
CMDP 3840-001: Sound Practices. Spring 2018 - 20
CMDP 3860-001: Introduction to Electronic Music. Fall 2017 - 19
CMDP 4860-001: Computer Composition. Spring 2018 - 20
CMDP 2860-001: Performance Audio Recording. Fall 2017 - 19
CMDP 2870-001: Recording Design. Spring 2018 - 19
CMDP 6841-901: Graduate Independent Study. Fall 2019, Spring 2020
CMDP 4841-902: Independent Study. Spring 2018
School of Music – Adjunct Faculty
IMUS 5093-570: Technology in the Music Classroom. Summer 2018, 2020
MUSC 4081-001: Introduction to Music Technology. Fall 2011 – Spring 2013
MUSC 4081-800: Introduction to Music Technology for Non-Majors. Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
MUEL 4121-001: Topics in Music Technology:/ Programming in Max/MSP. Fall 2015
MUSC 2071-001: Instrumentation. Spring 2016
MUEL 1081-001: Basic Music Theory. Spring 2015
Department of Theatre and Dance – Adjunct Faculty
DNCE 3024-001: Musical Resources for Dance. Spring 2016
DNCE 5024-001: Graduate Musical Resources. Spring 2016
IMUS-5093-578: Technology in the Music Classroom. Summer 2018, 2020
CU Science Discovery
Physical Computing: Hacker Space (Arduino and Max). Summer 2016
University of Colorado, Boulder (six sessions)
MUSC 4001 - New Music Styles and Practices
MUSC 4081 - Introduction to Music Technology
MUEL 3051 - Basic Composition
Metropolitan State University, Denver (one session)
MUS 1650 - Basic Music Technology
University of Texas, Austin (three sessions)
BDP 101 - Exploring Digital Art & Media
Lone Star College, Houston (two sessions)
MUSC 1191 - Professional Development for Musicians
Co-Instructor – The Field - Fieldwork workshops foster trans-media creation, execution, and feedback over an intensive 1 - 2 month period. Sponsored by Michelle Ellsworth and hosted by the CU Dance Department.
Staff Instructor - The Lesson Studio. Composition, theory and piano lessons.
Private Instructor - Composition, theory and piano lessons.
Staff Instructor - Rockin Robin Music Lessons. Composition, theory and piano lessons.
Private Instructor - Composition, theory and piano lessons.
Art Technology and Interdisciplinary Media Collaboration
2015 – Present
The Music and Sound Design Platform (MSDP). Personal project. MSDP is an open-source platform for multimedia synthesis, design, and performance. MSDP is actively developed and has fostered an international community of creators who use the tool for innovative productions, performances, and multimedia projects.
Music and Tech Explained. An online learning platform, with classrooms held as real-time streaming Twitch and YouTube content. The platform hosts a global community of students and covers a variety of topics revolving around music and technology.
In The Backyard:/ for dancers, narration, and live audio manipulation. Electronic music and narration by Hugh Lobel. Choreography by Christina Nelson. University Theatre, Boulder CO.
Ecotone:/ for dancer, violinist, sensor technology, live audio and live video manipulation. Electronic music, sensor design, and video manipulation by Hugh Lobel. Choreography by Ondine Geary, Violin performance by Summer Lusk. Media Lab, Boulder CO.
The Pain of Becoming. Directed, produced, and composed an evening-length production for chamber ensemble, electronics, dance and live video. Choreography by Christina Nelson, Videography by Kyle Monks. Black Box Theatre, Boulder CO.
Skin and Pulp. Co-directed, composed, and performed the music for an evening-length large-scale improvisatory work on piano, accordion, singing, whistling, and electronics, with dance and live video. Lead direction and choreography by Christina Nelson. Videography by Kyle Monks. Irie Theatre, Boulder CO.
Clementines and Chocolate. Co-directed, composed, and performed the music for a large-scale work on piano, accordion and electronics, with dance and live video. Lead direction and choreography by Christina Nelson, Videography by Kyle Monks. Black Box Theatre, Boulder CO.
2011 – 2012
Live Music Analysis and Improvisation System. Client: University of Texas, Austin. Developed KIN.MPS system for automatic music phrase analysis. Collaboration between the University of Texas, Austin and the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal. Grant provided by the government of Portugal to develop a self-learning, genre-flexible improvisational computer accompaniment for live performers. Austin TX.
The Iris Project Intermedia Cooperative. Co-founded, acted as music director, composer, and performer for an interdisciplinary artistic cooperative created with funds by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for Collaboration Among the Arts. Several performance art projects and gallery shows around the greater Houston area. Houston TX.
Bread and Circus. Co-directed, acted as music director, composer, and performer for an interdisciplinary gallery installation/video performance piece. 14 Pews (previously Aurora Picture Show), Houston TX.
Commercial Web and Software Development
May 2015 - Present
Acclaro Design. Job Title: Front-End Developer. Position Description: Front-End Website and Web Application Development for small-to-medium businesses and non-profit organizations. Denver, CO.
June 2016 – October 2017
MomoTone. Designed prototype software for the Seoul-based (previously located in Boulder) tech company MomoTone, which is developing kinetically interactive hardware that allows users to remix, remake, and control their music library through intuitive gesture technology. Developed the prototype platform responsible for translating physical gestures into a variety of engaging musical interactions. Boulder, CO.
Art and Education Leadership and Administration
Faculty Adviser. Media HYPE, Student Performance Showcase. Fall 2017, 2018, 2020. Boulder CO.
Production Manager. Pendulum New Music Series. Fall 2013 – Spring 2015. Boulder CO.
Media Manager. Pendulum New Music Series. Fall 2013- Spring 2015. Boulder CO.
Member. BLOrk. Fall 2014 – Spring 2015. Boulder CO.
Co-Instructor/Organizer. The Field Fieldwork Workshop Series. 2014-Present. Boulder CO.
Judge. 2014 64-bit Composition Competition. Boulder CO.
Co-Director. 2013 International Supercollider Symposium. Boulder CO.
Co-Director. 2013 Midwest Composers Exchange. Boulder CO.
Co-Director. University of Texas Composition Seminar, Fall 2011. Austin TX.
Treasurer. CLUTCH University of Texas Student Composer Organization Spring 2010 – Spring 2011. Austin TX .
Administrative Assistant. Houston Friends of Chamber Music. 2008-2009. Houston TX.
Areas of Interest
acoustic and electroacoustic composition,
free and open-source software design and cultural impacts,
live audio recording,
twenty-first century media and performance.
Languages and Packages
Software and Platforms
MERN stack AMP stack WordPress Amazon Web Services Git Hugo VS Code Postman Bash/ZSH Trello Slack Selenium Browser Stack Notion Adobe Photoshop / Premiere Pro / After Effects.
Selected Awards and Commissions
Commission - In the Backyard. A new work for the Spring 2019 Faculty Showcase for the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of Colorado, Boulder .
Commission - Chairs. A new work to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Company .
Commission - Lotus City Songbook, Vol. 2 for bass clarinet and computer. A new work for the Texas New Music Ensemble.
Commission - Femeia Goala for Ondes Martinot, Piano, and String Sextet, and Klin, for string quartet. Commissioned by Scott Jackman and recorded with Andrew Keener, Nathalie Forget and members of the Welsh National Opera .
Finalist - The Playground Ensemble Colorado Composers Concert Competition 9.
Selection - Oregon Conference for Graduate Musicians.
Commission - Shouts and Whispers, for brass quintet. Commissioned by American Festival for the Arts, for their 20th anniversary season .
Commission - Closures, for amplified:/ bass clarinet, piano, percussion, guitar and cello. Playground Ensemble CoCoCo 8 Commission.
Winner - Areon Flutes International Composition Competition.
Winner - Spark Graduate Composition Award.
Finalist - ASCAP Morton Gould Award.
Finalist - 2014 Lake George Music Festival Composition Competition.
Finalist - The Playground Ensemble’s Colorado Composers Concert Competition 8.
Commission - Church Night with the Burners for violin studio in 8 parts. Commissioned by CU Violin Professor Lina Bahn and the CU String Department.
Commission - Lotus City Songbook Vol I for guitar and marimba. Commissioned by Liminal Space.
Commission - The Path to Blindness for string quartet. Levy Graduate Commission.
Winner - The Playground Ensemble’s Colorado Composers Concert Competition 7.
Selection - 2013 Gamma UT Conference.
Commission - Luminalia for cello and Max/MSP. Commissioned by University of Texas Dance Professor David Justin.
Winner - Levy Graduate Composition Prize.
Fellowship - ATLAS Fellow. Colorado University, 2011-2014.
Commission - Extroverted for oboe sextet. Commissioned by Amy Morrison and the Texas State University Oboe Studio.
Commission - Lewisium for violin and Max/MSP. Commissioned by UT Violin Professor Brian Lewis.
Fellowship - Kent Kennan Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Music Composition. 2009-2011.
Commission - Through the Electric Naught for pierrot ensemble. 2009 AURA New Music Ensemble Student Composer Commission.
Winner - Undergraduate Division. Louisa Mae Sarofim Young Composer’s Competition.
Selected Sonic and Multimedia Works
Blank Your Blank Out - for dance, violin, and live electronic audio and video manipulation. 15′.
The Lotus City Songbook, Vol. 2 - for bass clarinet and computer. Commissioned by the Texas New Music Ensemble. 9′.
Femeia Goala - For ondes martinot, piano, and string sextet. 5′.
Klin - for string quartet 5′.
Shouts and Whispers - for brass quintet. 7′30″. Commissioned by AFA (American Festival for the Arts).
Closures - for amplified/ baritone saxophone, percussion, guitar, cello and piano. 9′. Commissioned by The Playground Ensemble .
Lotus City Dharma - for flute trio and electronics. 22′. Commissioned by Areon Flutes.
Tremors - for amplified cello and baritone saxophone. 6′.
Lotus City Songbook, Vol. I - for electric guitar and marimba. 15′. Commissioned by Liminal Space.
The Path to Blindness - for string quartet. 15′. Commissioned by the Levy Graduate Award.
Braying at Rothko in Tinsley Park - for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello. 7′30″.
Church Night with the Burners - for violin choir. 5′. Commissioned by Lina Bahn and the CU String Department.
Heavy Atoms:/ Davisium - for narrating pianist and Max/MSP. 24′. Poetry by James Davis.
Heavy Atoms:/ Lewisium - for violin and Max/MSP. 9′30″. Commissioned by Brian Lewis.
Manifold Facing West - for full orchestra. 9′.
Shoulder2Shoulder - for violin and Max/MSP. 9′.
Ecotone - for orchestra. 9′30″.
Isodrome - for string orchestra. 6′30″.
Through the Electric Naught - for mixed chamber ensemble. 9′30″. Commissioned by AURA New Music Ensemble.
5 Haiku - for solo piano. 13′.
Three Apparitions - for solo piano. 9′45″.
Great Beasts - for solo violin. 10′.
Death and Transfiguration of a Mad King - for string quartet. 4′45″.
Three Yeats Songs - for men’s choir. 7′. Commissioned by the University of Houston Men’s Choir..
2019 April 30 - Hugh Lobel + student dancers from the CU Boulder Theatre and Dance Department. In The Backyard. University Theater, Boulder CO.
2017 Dec 01 - Summer Lusk + Hugh Lobel. Contemplation_00. Atlas Black Box Theatre, Boulder CO.
2017 Aug 12 - Texas New Music Ensemble. The Lotus City Songbook, Vol. 2. MATCH Houston, Houston TX.
2016 Dec 11 - Westheimer String Quartet. The Path to Blindness. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Houston TX.
2016 Aug 4 - Andrew Keener, Nathalie Forget and members of the Welsh National Opera. Femeia Goala, and Klin. Recorded at Wyastone Concert Hall, Wye Valley, England.
2015 Feb 25 - Summer Lusk, Violin. Radical, Feral, Senseless, Frail. Atlas Black Box Theatre.
2014 Nov 15 - Brian Lewis, Violin. Heavy Atoms:/ Lewisium. EARS Concert, McCullough Hall, Austin TX.
2014 Oct 10 - Areon Flutes, Flute Trio. Lotus City Dharma. Trinity Concert Series, Trinity Church, Berkeley CA.
2014 May 5 - Playground Ensemble. Closures. Kenneth King Concert Hall, Denver CO.
2013 Sept 25 - Liminal Space. Lotus City Songbook, Vol. I. Spring Street Studios, Houston TX.
2013 Apr 10 - CU Violin Studio. Church Night with the Burners. Grusin Hall, Boulder CO.
2012 Oct 28 - David Justin Dance Company. Luminalia. Austin Shakespeare Company, Austin TX.
2012 June 28 - Molly Emmerman, Violin. Shoulder2Shoulder. Muskerwohnhaus, Basel, Switzerland.
2011 May 5 - Stereo Audio Installation. Cerrado por Brujeria. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin TX.
2011 Apr 9 - Ellen Bartel Dance Company. I Always You Never. Spoke The Hub National Festival, Brooklyn NY.
2009 Apr 14 - AURA New Music Ensemble. Through the Electric Naught. Moores Opera House, Houston TX.
Selected Workshops and Presentations
Lobel, Hugh. Live Coding in Max 8 with the replMax plataform. (2020) Research Presentation. Conference canceled in response to coronavirus. 2020 SEAMUS conference. University of Virginia at Charlottesville Virginia.
Lobel, Hugh. Composing and Coding in the Music and Sound Design Platform: a free performance platform for electronic composers that’s expandable with Max 8. (2019) Workshop. 2019 SEAMUS Conference. Conservatory at Berklee, Boston, Massachusetts.
Lobel, Hugh. Composing and Coding in the Music and Sound Design Platform: a free performance platform for electronic composers that’s expandable with Max 8. (2019) Workshop. 2019 MOXSonic conference. University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri.
Lobel, Hugh. Composing and Coding in the Music and Sound Design Platform. (2019) Workshop. Accepted for presentation. 2019 International Computer Music Conference. New York University, New York City, New York.
Lobel, Hugh. The Music and Sound Design Platform, an introduction. (2016). Oral Presentation. Accepted for presentation. 2016 International Computer Music Conference. University of the Arts Utrecht, Netherlands.
Lobel, Hugh. Automatic Music Phrase Analysis (2013). Oral Presentation. 2013 Midwest Composers Exchange. University of Colorado, Boulder.
Pennycook, Bruce, Hugh Lobel, Russell Pinkston, Carlos Guedes. The KIN.MPS System. (2012). Accepted for presentation. 2012 International Computer Music Conference. University of Huddersfield, UK.
Pennycook, Bruce, Carlos Guedes, Hugh Lobel. Automatic Music Phrase Analysis. (2011). Oral Presentation. SEAMUS, 2011 Conference of the Society for Electroacoustic Music of the United States. University of Miami.
Selected Performing Experience
Computer - Performing with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra. Fiske Planetarium. Boulder CO.
Computer - Sound Painting with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra. April 21. Black Box Theatre. Boulder CO .
Computer - Lobel, Hugh and Summer Lusk. Contemplation_00. Black Box Theatre, Boulder CO.
Voice, Accordion - Several performances around the Denver/Boulder area with Doina Romanian Choir.
Computer - Lobel, Hugh and Michael Mann. I AM:/ Duo Improv. Irie Theatre, Boulder CO.
Voice, Accordion - Several performances around the Denver/Boulder area with Doina Romanian Choir.
Computer - Lobel, Hugh. Radical, Feral, Senseless, Frail. Black Box Theatre, Boulder CO.
Accordion - Golijov, Osvaldo. Ayre. Colorado New Music Ensemble. January 29th-30th. Boulder CO.
Computer - Boulder Laptop Orchestra. Multiple concerts through the Fall 2013, Spring 2014 season. Boulder CO .
Computer - Lobel, Hugh. The Pain of Becoming. Black Box Theatre, Boulder CO.
Computer - Reich, Steve. Violin Phase. Assistant. Summer Lusk, Violin Master’s Recital. Boulder CO .
Piano, Accordion, Voice, Computer - Lobel, Hugh. Skin and Pulp. Boulder CO.
Piano, Computer - Lobel, Hugh. Bornium, for soprano, piano, and Max/MSP. Iowa City, Iowa.
Piano, Accordion, Voice, Computer - Lobel, Hugh. Clementines and Chocolate. Boulder CO.
Whistle - Mueller, K. D. Wisdom. Boulder CO.
Computer, Narrator - Lobel, Hugh. Davisium, for narrator, pianist, and Max/MSP.
Accordion - University of Texas Conjunto Ensemble. Multiple concerts throughout the Fall 2010, Spring 2011 season. Austin TX .