Phil Acimovic is a composer, gamelan musician, and sound installation artist.
I compose quiet music, often slow. I've been fortunate to work with musicians Chris Froh, Eric Zivian, Sarah Cahill, Chris Castro, John McDonald, and the Empyrean Ensemble. I was commissioned by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble in 2018 for a piano duo, Reverent Murmurs.
I studied composition at the Hartt School, Tufts University, and UC Davis with Kurt Rohde, Sam Nichols, John McDonald, Ken Steen, and David Macbride. I studied Javanese Gamelan in Central Java with Bp. Wakidi Dwidjomartono, Bp. Darsono Hadiraharjo, and several other prominent Javanese musicians. I'm a member of Gamelan Laras Tentrem in Boston and perform often with many gamelan ensembles in the northeast U.S.
I've created and collaborated on several sound installations, including Speaking of Sound, a
project documenting meaningful sound memories, and The Lake Tahoe Sonification Project, a collaborative effort translating weather data from Lake Tahoe into sound.