1 BEN JOHANSEN CURRICULUM VITAE cell (254) benjohansen.com DOB (Irving, TX) EDUCATION: May 2012 Ph.D. in Music Emphasis in Music Composition Specialization in Computer Music Media Minor in Installation Art Composition studies with Dr. Jon Nelson, Dr. David Bithell, and Dr. Cindy McTee Computer music studies with Dr. Jon Nelson and Dr. Andrew May Intermedia technology studies with David Stout and Dr. David Bithell May 2008 Master of Music in Composition Composition studies with Dr. Scott McAllister May 2004 Bachelor of Music Education State of Texas All-Level Music (Grades PK-12) Teaching Certificate Instrumental Emphasis Saxophone studies with Dr. Michael Jacobson TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Fall Present MUS 1331 Introduction to Music Software Required class of all Music Education Majors Provide a tailored foundation for computer use specifically for musicians Curriculum covers: introduction to interactive software (Pure Data) notation, accompaniment, and open source software recording software and hardware web 2.0 use and website development
2 Johansen CV page 2 Spring MUS 4203 Advanced Electronic Studio Provide fundamentals of audio synthesis, recording, and manipulation Offer practice and development in real-time electronic music performance Teach Max & Pd, DAWs, and hardware such as Arduino, Leap, Kinect, etc. Spring 2010, Spring 2011 MUCP 5590 Intermedia Performance Art (Teaching Assistant for David Stout) Facilitated and ran all tech needs for class and performances Installed all new equipment in UNT s new Hybrid Arts Lab Spring 2010 Denton, TX Mentor for a student of the Frisco ISM (Independent Study / Mentor) program Guided a student in her research of a the subject she planned to major in Met weekly with student to assist in her progress Fall 2009 MUCP 1080 Beginning Composition (Teaching Assistant for Dr. Klein) Taught Friday labs Graded student projects Waco Area Schools Waco, TX Private Saxophone Instructor Privately Instructed up to 18 beginner to advanced students weekly Fall 2007 Composition Teacher Taught weekly private lessons to Baylor s non-major composition students (students received course credit) (Summers) Baylor Piano Institute Head Counselor Taught music software and was responsible for students well being 24/ Theory Teaching Assistant Assisted the theory professor with class meeting needs and grading
3 Johansen CV page 3 Spring 2004 Midway Independent School District Hewitt, TX Student Teacher Taught intermediate (beginner) to high school band students Managed students on various trips (UIL and Spring trips) Led rehearsals and sectionals (in charge of the third band daily) Conducted the Wind Ensemble for the Fall Concert RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: iarta Physical Computing Sensor Research Develop, design, and build sensors to be used in video art performances Repurpose materials to make current sensor technology more aesthetically fitting to the art being performed ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE: 2006 Present Created and Manage the ARC (Arts Research Coalition) Formed and manage a unique space at Baylor University for: Construction of electronic instruments and sound installations Experimentation with sound recording and computer music Applied learning (meeting space for Advanced Electronic Studio) Drew up the Strategic Proposal for ARC s growth and expansion Directed changes for its 2013 renovation Fall CEMI Staff (Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia) Assisted with renovation of the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater Managed studio access Performed routine maintenance and software/hardware installation Redesigned and installed new video projection infrastructure Founder and Leader of DECOMP (weekly composer gathering) Discussed new music issues and took part in creative exercises Brought unity between the composition studio and discussed studio ventures Supplied a one-of-a-kind setting for visiting artist discussions
4 ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Johansen CV page Present Baylor University (Crouch Fine Arts Library) Waco, TX Audio and Digital Projects Coordinator Manage all technology in the Crouch Fine Arts Library Coordinate digital and physical reserves Assist students, professors, and other patrons with reference needs Complete various special projects (such as photographing artists books) Supervise student workers 2010 Present Denton, TX Member of IMPULSE Impulse is an improvisation ensemble consisting of five composers (doctoral UNT graduates) performing real-time collaborative composition Summer 2010 Sante Fe, New Mexico Currents 2010 Intern Installed custom screens, projectors, and other electronics, turning a warehouse into a venue for the international new media festival Book Publication for Music Theorist, Dr. Eric Lai Created all examples for Dr. Lai s book, The Music of Chou Wen-chung Edited the book to Ashgate Publishing s standards for 2008 publication Sheet Music Publication for Theorist and Composer, Dr. Doug Claybrook Edited choral scores to be sent off for publication by various publishers Audio Recording Editing for Choral Conductor, Jeffery Ames Edited audio recordings for reproduction and resale by the publisher Summer 2007 Chalk Bluff Baptist Church - Waco, TX Interim Music Minister Planned and lead music for worship services Rehearsed choir weekly for anthems and special music Waco, TX Area Jobs to Aid in Financing College Home Improvement painting and home repair Photography weddings and portraits Restaurant Service
5 Johansen CV page 5 Summer 2003 Irving Schools Foundation Irving, TX Special Projects Intern Created flyers and logos for new membership campaign Developed media and sample books for public display Responsible for office relocation Updated and processed student scholarships Summer 2001 Fine Arts Chamber Players Dallas, TX Assistant Festival Director Organized / Supervised the 2001 Basically Beethoven Festival Managed artists, volunteers, and audience members Performed public relations and marketing tasks Drew up contracts and designed programs and displays HONORS: UNT Toulouse Graduate Studies Doctoral Fellowship ( and ) Offered UNT Toulouse Doctoral Research Cluster Fellowship Selected to be part of the Lewisville Lake Symphony Love and Immortality Project Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society Who s Who Among American Universities and Colleges Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Society member Golden Key International Honors Society member Member of the Dean s Council of Baylor University Andy Cron Award Winner: presented to one Baylor marching band freshman yearly Eagle Scout SKILLS: Music Performance saxophone, voice, electronics, skilled improviser Instrument Teaching beginner to intermediate level of any instrument Music Software - Max, Pd, Finale, Logic, Pro Tools, etc. Video Software Isadora (live performance software), Final Cut, Adobe Premiere Other Software Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, etc. Physical Computing Arduino microcontroller, sensors, motors, soldering, etc. Audio Recording mixing, PA, analog and digital, microphone setup & use, etc. Photography wedding/portrait/concert, light (digital) & dark room experience Website Setup and Management various platforms, ftp access, etc. Creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship art, woodwork, home repair, etc.
6 Johansen CV page 6 LIST OF COMPOSITIONS: React (8 ) interactive electronics (2014) for flute, violin, and interactive electronics Commissioned by Francesca Arnone and Mikylah McTeer Premiere: Baylor University (November 2014) Interact (7 ) interactive electronics (2013) for flute, violin, and computer performer Commissioned by Francesca Arnone and Mikylah McTeer Premiere: Baylor University (January 2014) relent (25 ) chamber piece with interactive electronics (2012) for alto saxophone, double bass, two percussionists, and interactive electronics University of North Texas Ph.D. Dissertation based on the Christian gospel = Creation, the Fall, Redemption, Reconciliation, and Eternity in Heaven Premiere: University of North Texas (April 2012) Twelve site-specific art installation (2011) twelve 2footx4foot sheets of metal hanging in wood frames containing Arduino microcontrollers, batteries and wireless communication devices Premiere: Texas Women s University Arts Triangle Walk (March 31, 2011) This Room Has a Pulse I & II (3hours) a living installation (2010 and 2011) a collaborative installation created by the members of Impulse for Impulse improvisation ensemble, interactive video, and TWU dancers interactive video projections by Ben Johansen (3 screens, 3 live cameras, Isadora) preview interactive, installation piece (2010) wireless camera, servo motor, custom built Arduinos, Isadora, Mac Mini, monitor Recycled Sound interactive, site-specific art installation (2010) metal sculptures with sound making devices and microcontrollers attached Collaboration with Jonathan Snow (sculptor) Premiere: Texas Women s University Arts Triangle Walk (March 25, 2010) rip (10 ) percussion ensemble (2009) for percussionists and paper Commissioned by Michael Crawford Premiere: Baylor University (October 14, 2009) Light-Box (7') fixed electronic media (2009) for computer controlled wooden box with RGB LED, 5.1 surround sound, and video Premiere: University of North Texas (April 20, 2009) MONOCHROMADDICT (8') clarinet quartet (2008) for two Bb clarinets and two bass clarinets Premiere: UNT clarinets - University of North Texas (March 30, 2009)
7 4 (6') instrument and real-time electronics (2008) for trumpet and 4-channel Max/MSP environment Commissioned by trumpetist Steven Murray Premiere: Stephen Murray - Baylor University (2008) Johansen CV page 7!MPACT (18') percussion concerto (2007) for solo percussion, sax quartet, brass quartet, and string quartet Commissioned by percussionist Todd Meehan Premiere: Todd Meehan and various Baylor musicians conducted by Colin McKenzie University of Texas (October 30, 2007) Baylor University (November 5, 2007) stir (11') art song (2007) for tenor voice, bass trombone, and piano Commissioned by bass trombonist Louis Bremer Premiere: Glenn Beals, tenor voice; Louis Bremer, bass trombone; and Zachary Ridgway, piano Baylor University Composition Concert (April 12 & 20, 2007) Gravitations (18') collage (2006) for winds, strings, percussion, voice, electronics, fish, and other visuals Premiere: Ben Johansen and 22 various Baylor musicians Baylor University Composition Concert (November 9, 2006) Piezo2 sound installation (2006) for public participation Premiere: public participants Baylor University McCrary Music Building (all day May 1, 2006) Brainwash (9') percussion solo (2006) for solo percussion and acoustic/electric real-time electronic instruments Commissioned by percussionist Yu-Chun Kuo Premiere: Yu-Chun Kuo Baylor University Percussion Recital (April 9, 2006) Baylor University Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 25, 2006) ENGULFED (9') large ensemble work (2005) for wind ensemble, string orchestra, organ, tenor choir, 2 drum sets, 2 electric guitars, and 2 electric basses [not yet performed] Premiere: [three paintings] (10') saxophone quartet (2005) for four alto saxophones Ben Johansen and three additional Baylor saxophonists Baylor University Composition Concert (November 14, 2005) yellow light blue mirror (6') percussion piece (2005) for four marimbas and a piano Premiere: Baylor University Percussion Group (November 15, 2005)