Rudolf Rojahn (Co-Artistic Director emeritus) is a composer of contemporary art music. He was the composer-in-residence for Boston’s Ludovico Ensemble from 2005-2010, a collaboration that resulted in several pieces including Antikythera Mechanism for bass clarinet and ensemble. He has also been commissioned and performed by the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Juventas New Music Ensemble, the Lorelei Ensemble, the Arbelos Trio, Gabriela Diaz, Kent O’Doherty, Rane Moore, and the Green Light Consortium among others. From 2004-2006 he ran the Proletariat Tanning Salon, an event series pairing young composers and visual artists such as Camille Wainer and Nicole Margaretten. He has written three opera for Guerilla Opera: Heart of a Dog (2007), We are Sons (2009), and Bovinus Rex (2012).
Rojahn is a lecturer in harmony and ear training at The Boston Conservatory and the New England Conservatory’s School for Continuing and Preparatory Education. He is currently writing a textbook on advanced rhythmic training and theory entitled Complexity in Rhythm. He graduated from The Boston Conservatory in 2004 with a Masters Degree in Composition under the tutelage of Andy Vores. Upon graduation he was awarded the Roger Sessions Award for academic and creative excellence. (www.rudolfrojahn.com)