C. R. Kasprzyk is a composer who also works with electronics, saxophone, video, and in free-improvisation. Deeply informed by his life as a vegan, he strives for an intangible parallel between a cognizance of one’s surrounding and work transcribed from (or inspired by) that environment. Praised for music that is “timbrally striking” (HurdAudio) and “full of wind, height, and velocity” (Baltimore City Paper), his acoustic and electronic works often defer to the musical path of his observed surroundings, acknowledging the interconnectivity of our fragile planet.
Kasprzyk’s work has garnered performance credits including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), and others throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Alongside informal study with Alvin Lucier, Tristan Murail, Kaija Saariaho, Hans Tutschku, and Trevor Wishart, he holds degrees from Grand Valley State University and the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Kasprzyk's music can be heard on SEAMUS. He has written for Computer Music Journal (MIT Press), and is a former faculty member of Morgan State University and Bluefield College. Currently, Kasprzyk is pursuing his doctorate at Bowling Green State University. More information is available at crkasprzyk.com.