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2019-09-01
Rodney DuPlessis (Live Acousmonium Diffusion) performed at Influx Summer Festival (Espace Senghor) in Brussels, Belgium
2019-08-11
Rodney DuPlessis performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Digital Arts and Humanities Commons) in Santa Barbara, CA
2019-08-10
Rodney DuPlessis performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2019-06-07
Rodney DuPlessis performed at MAT End of Year Show (Elings Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2019-03-07
Rodney DuPlessis performed at First Thursday (SBCast) in Santa Barbara, CA
2018-11-21
Henrique Portovedo performed at I Encontro de LiveLoopists (University of Aveiro) in Aveiro, Portugal
2018-08-18
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2018-08-08
Rodney DuPlessis performed at International Computer Music Conference 2018 (Daegu Concert House Grand Hall) in Daegu, Republic of Korea
2018-06-15
Henrique Portovedo performed at 2018 International Conference on Live Interfaces (Casa da Música) in Porto, Portugal
2018-04-09
Rodney DuPlessis performed at CEMEC UCSB 2018 (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2018-04-07
Rodney DuPlessis performed at CEMEC CCRMA/Stanford 2018 (CCRMA Stage) in Stanford, CA
2018-03-19
Henrique Portovedo performed at Geiringer Hall in Santa Barbara, CA
2018-01-21
Formalist Quartet performed at Geiringer Hall in Santa Barbara, CA
2017-11-15
Rodney DuPlessis performed at CREATE Presents: Sound Resistance (Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2017-08-17
Adriane Hill and Cynthia Vong performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2017-06-10
Rodney DuPlessis performed at "Bach, New Music, and Cookies" (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA
2017-05-20
Scott Worthington performed at Geiringer Hall in Santa Barbara, CA
2017-04-22
Rodney DuPlessis performed at CEMEC Mills College 2018 (Littlefield Concert Hall) in Oakland, CA
2017-04-08
Rodney DuPlessis performed at Springfest: CEMEC (Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater) in San Diego, CA
2017-01-12
Tactus performed at Album Release Party (The Capital) in Fredericton, NB
2016-10-07
Tactus performed at Digital and Physical CD Release (Worldwide) in The Internet
2016-03-12
Next Folding Theatre Company performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-03-11
Next Folding Theatre Company performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-03-10
Next Folding Theatre Company performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-03-09
Next Folding Theatre Company performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-02-13
The Coop performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-02-12
The Coop performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-02-11
The Coop performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2016-02-10
The Coop performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2015-12-15
Yokohama Youth Orchestra performed at Concert Hall in Yokohama, Japan
2015-11-21
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2015-11-20
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2015-11-19
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2015-11-18
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2014-11-22
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2014-11-21
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2014-11-20
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2014-11-19
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB
2014-06-21
Windsor University Trio performed at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB
2014-06-16
Tactus performed at Digital and Physical CD Release (Worldwide) in The Internet
2013-11-28
Rodney DuPlessis performed at President’s Showcase (St. Thomas University) in Fredericton, NB
2010-12-15
Eurodam String Quartet performed at Reading () in The Caribbean Sea
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About Rodney Duplessis

In his music and research, DuPlessis explores the intersections and boundaries of physics, chaos, psychoacoustics, human-computer interaction, and novel synthesis techniques. The sonic results are often equal parts visceral and cerebral. DuPlessis' music has won awards and has been performed by artists such as Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Formalist Quartet, Henrique Portovedo, and Scott Worthington in North America, Europe, Korea and the middle of the Caribbean Sea. His teachers have included Curtis Roads, Clarence Barlow, João Pedro Oliveira, and Martin Kutnowski. He is currently finishing a PhD and an MSc at UC Santa Barbara.

In his music and research, DuPlessis explores the intersections and boundaries of physics, chaos, psychoacoustics, human-computer interaction, and novel synthesis techniques, among others. The sonic result of these pursuits is often equal parts visceral and cerebral, drawing influence from his background as a progressive metal vocalist/guitarist as much as from mathematics and science.

DuPlessis has won the Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwin Award for Excellence in Composition twice (1st prize - Percussion, 2nd prize - Electroacoustic) and recently has been nominated for the 2020 ASCAP/SEAMUS award. He has collaborated with new music luminaries such as Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Formalist Quartet, Henrique Portovedo, and Scott Worthington. His music has been performed in North America, Europe, Korea and in the middle of the Caribbean Sea.

As a programmer, DuPlessis is at the same time interested in preservation and reincarnation of preexisting software and the creation of innovative software that expands the creative toolbox for artists. He works most often in C++, Python, and Pure Data.

DuPlessis' teachers have included Curtis Roads, Clarence Barlow, João Pedro Oliveira, and Martin Kutnowski, in addition to lessons and workshops with Alvise Vidolin, Annette Vande Gorne, Douglas Quin, and others. He completed his BA (Music and Psychology) at St. Thomas University (Canada) in 2013, his MA in Composition at UC Santa Barbara in 2019, and is currently simultaneously finishing a PhD in Composition and a Master of Science in Media Arts & Technology at UC Santa Barbara.

In his music and research, DuPlessis explores the intersections and boundaries of physics, chaos, psychoacoustics, human-computer interaction, and novel synthesis techniques, among others. The sonic result of these pursuits is often equal parts visceral and cerebral, drawing influence from his background as a progressive metal vocalist/guitarist as much as from mathematics and science. In response to DuPlessis' music, one person said, "I thought I was dying, but then I realized it was just sound."

DuPlessis has won the Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwin Award for Excellence in Composition (1st prize - Percussion, 2nd prize - Electroacoustic) and recently has been nominated for the 2020 ASCAP/SEAMUS award. He has collaborated with new music luminaries such as Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Formalist Quartet, Henrique Portovedo, and Scott Worthington. His music has been performed in North America, Europe, Korea and in the middle of the Caribbean Sea.

As a programmer, DuPlessis is at the same time interested in preservation and reincarnation of preexisting software and the creation of innovative software that expands the creative toolbox for artists. He works most often in C++, Python, and Pure Data. Currently, he is developing software that facilitates his novel spectral processing methods as well as a signal generator based on the linear dynamics of a coupled oscillator network.

DuPlessis is also dedicated to presenting new music. He regularly organizes concerts, and in 2018 he was Director of the UCSB Summer Music Festival: a 2-day festival celebrating new music and diversity. As Technical Coordinator at the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE), he manages three electronic music studios and works with Curtis Roads to present concerts and talks relating to computer music.

DuPlessis' teachers have included Curtis Roads, Clarence Barlow, João Pedro Oliveira, and Martin Kutnowski. In 2019, he attended the Chigiana Summer Academy (Alvise Vidolin, Nicola Bernardini), the Musiques et Recherches Summer Academy (Annette Vande Gorne, Hans Tutschku), and the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture Field Recording Masterclass (Douglas Quin, Philip Samartzis). He completed his BA in Music and Psychology at St. Thomas University (Canada) in 2013, his MA in Composition at UC Santa Barbara in 2019, and is currently simultaneously finishing a PhD in Composition and a Master of Science in Media Arts & Technology at UC Santa Barbara.

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CONTACT

You can reach me at:

rodney@rodneyduplessis.com