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Past Events

10/1/20 - Tufts University, MA

Piet's Keys, performance by John McDonald

8/11-25/18 - Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, VT

I served as the park's first Artist-in-Residence and

gave a public presentation of my work.

7/5/18 - Univ. Of Oregon, Eugene OR

Interlude, performance at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium

5/25/18 - UC Davis, CA

Wind Chime Waterwheel, performance by Chris Froh and students

5/20/18 - UC Davis, CA

All in a Gaze, performance by Empyrean Ensemble

2/1, 2/3/18 - Berkeley Piano Club, CA

2/5/18 - SF Conservatory, CA

Reverent Murmurs, performance by Sarah Cahill and Eric Zivian (Left Coast Chamber Ensemble)

1/18/18 - UC Davis, CA

Quiet Streams, performance by the St. Louis Symphoney, David Roberston conducting, as part of the Revision/s Festival

Phil Acimovic is a composer, sound artist, and gamelan musician living in 

Easthampton, MA. He writes quiet, austere music for solo and chamber

ensembles. In 2018 he served as Artist-In-Residence at the Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in VT.

I compose quiet, slow music. I try to access abstract emotions, the quiet corners of the mind that are obstructed in our hyperactive world. My recent work is a set of solo pieces inspired by painters with whom I feel artistic kinship, Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko, and Agnes Martin. These pieces were written to balance or complement the disquietude of the Covid pandemic.