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Phil Acimovic is a composer and gamelan musician from Easthampton, MA. He writes modern style concert music for soloists and chamber ensembles. In 2018 he    

served as the first Artist-In-Residence at the Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in VT.

Listen on Soundcloud

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Pianist Hyun-Mook Lim recently recorded my piano piece Piet's Keys as part of her YouTube recordings series. Listen to the recording here.

Upcoming Events


February 12, 2023

Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis

7:00 - 8:30pm (Pre-concert talk 6:15-6:45)

  Echo Flute (premiere)

  Empyrean Ensemble

  Version 1: Flute, Harp, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass

  Version 2: Flute with Open Instrumentation

Thanks to Sam Nichols and Empyrean Ensemble for asking me to write a new work for them. The piece will exist in two versions, a quartet of core Empyrean musicians, and open instrumentation of Empyrean members and student performers.


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Past Performances

June 19, 2022 - Surry Arts at the Barn, Surry ME

  Piet's Keys


  Julian Drummond, piano

October 1, 2020 - Tufts University

  Piet's Keys (premiere)

  John McDonald, piano

August 11-25, 2018 - Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, VT 

  Artist Residency

July 5, 2018 - University of Oregon, Eugene


  Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium

May 25, 2018 - UC Davis

  Wind Chime Waterwheel

  Chris Froh and students

May 20, 2018 - UC Davis

  All in a Gaze

  Empyrean Ensemble

February 1, 3, 5, 201 - Berkeley Piano Club & San Francisco Conservatory

  Reverent Murmurs

  Sarah Cahill and Eric Zivian, pianos

  Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

January 18, 2018 - UC Davis

  Quiet Streams

  St. Louis Symphony, David Roberston conducting

  Revision/s Festival

June, 2017 - University of New York, Buffalo

  Sinking into Focus

  Ensemble Dal Niente

  June in Buffalo 

June, 2016 - New England Conservatory

  Disintegration #2

  SICPP Festival

May, 2016 - UC Davis

  On the Diagonal

  Empyrean Ensemble

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