The Bohlen-Pierce Symposium
First symposium on the Bohlen-Pierce scale, Boston, March 7 – 9, 2010
John Mallia


I live and work in Boston, MA, U.S.A., and am fortunate to have a teaching position on the Composition Faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music where I work with many talented students and direct the Electronic Music Studio. My compositional process is informed by spatial models and concepts, and I enjoy collaborating with visual artists on multimedia works including installation. Recent projects include collaborations with new media artist Denise Marika on a score for her performance video installation Leg, and with animator/bookmaker Misa Saburi on her work entitled The Boy In the Windy Town.

My music has been performed internationally by organizations such as Musicacoustica (Beijing, China), Ensemble N_JP (Japan/US), L.A. Freewaves (California), Gaudeamus (The Netherlands), International Computer Music Association, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, Zeppelin Festival of Sound Art (Barcelona, Spain), Festival Synthèse (Bourges, France), Interensemble’s Computer Arts Festival (Padova, Italy), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Boston CyberArts, and Medi@terra`s Travelling Mikromuseum (Greece, Bulgaria, Germany, Yugoslavia, Slovenia).

I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI) at the University of North Texas (2004-5), and have also taught electroacoustic music and sound art at Franklin Pierce College, Northeastern University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, College of the Holy Cross, Clark University and Brandeis University.