John Mallia's compositions for diverse instrumental, vocal and electronic forces have been performed internationally by artists and organizations including Yo-Yo Ma, Gaudeamus (The Netherlands), International Computer Music Association, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, Zeppelin Festival of Sound Art (Barcelona, Spain), Festival Synthese (Bourges, France), Society for New Music (New York), CyberArts (Boston, MA), Medi@terra's Travelling Mikromuseum (Greece, Bulgaria, Germany), and the Boston Microtonal Society.
He has collaborated with visual artists and poets on three multi-media installations: Bloodlines: Remembering Smyrna, 1922 (installation and projected soundscape; with artists John Rexine and Annee Spileos Scott), Summons (hanging screens, lighting, projections and six-channel sound spatialization; with poet Dana Dalton), Sight, Sound, Synapse (electronic sound, hanging forms, floor sculptures, lighting and slide projections, with sculptor Jacques Abelman, poet Dana Dalton and neuroscientist Kara Pratt).
His work has been recognized by the Institut de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges' International Competition of Electro-acoustic Music and Sonic Art (1991, 2000 France), the Luigi Russolo competition (2000 Italy), and the Boston Microtonal Society's Annual Award for the creation of microtonal music. He was co-Director of the Auros Group for New Music (1992-99) and has produced more than seventy concerts of contemporary music in New England. He remains active as a presenter of concerts of electro-acoustic music in the Boston area.
B.M., Syracuse University; M.M., NEC; Ph.D., Brandeis University. Visiting Artist, Lecturer, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Former faculty of College of the Holy Cross, Clark University, Northeastern University, and Brandeis University.
Photo by Andrew Hurlbut