Phil Acimovic is a composer, gamelan musician, and sound installation artist. He teaches music theory at Smith College.
I compose quiet music, often slow, as an antidote to the unnatural pace of modern life. I studied composition at the Hartt School, Tufts University, and UC Davis with many fine teachers including Kurt Rohde, Sam Nichols, John McDonald, Ken Steen, and David Macbride. I also studied Javanese Gamelan in Central Java with Bp. Wakidi Dwidjomartono,Bp. Darsono Hadiraharjo, and several other prominent Javanese musicians. I am a member of Gamelan Laras Tentrem in Boston and the Smith College Gamelan.
I've created and collaborated on several sound installations, notably 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.