Composer, singer, and bandleader Ted Hearne draws on a wide breadth of influences ranging across music's full terrain, to create intense, personal and multi-dimensional works. Law of Mosaics, Ted’s 30-minute piece for string orchestra, will see performances this year by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony, and was named one of The New Yorker’s most notable albums of 2014 by Alex Ross. Recent and upcoming works include commissions from the LA Philharmonic, eighth blackbird, A Far Cry, Yarn/Wire and Roomful of Teeth. Ted performs with Philip White as the vocal-electronics duo R WE WHO R WE, belongs to the composer collective Sleeping Giant, and his most recent collaboration paired him with legendary musician Erykah Badu. Two forthcoming albums of vocal music, The Source and Outlanders, will see release on New Amsterdam Records in 2015.
Ted is the recipient of the Gaudeamus Prize in composition and the New Voices Residency from Boosey and Hawkes. He recently joined the composition faculty at the University of Southern California. Recent and upcoming works include commissions from the LA Philharmonic, eighth blackbird, A Far Cry, Yarn/Wire and Roomful of Teeth.