14 January 1967 (age 51)
Eau Claire, Chippewa County, Wisconsin, United States
From his website: The music of American composer Mikel Kuehn (b. 1967) has been described as having “sensuous phrases… producing an effect of high abstraction turning into decadence,” by New York Times critic Paul Griffiths. A 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, he has received awards, grants, and residencies from ASCAP and others. His works have been commissioned by the Anubis Saxophone Quartet, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Ensemble 21, Ensemble Dal Niente, Flexible Music, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), violist John Graham, clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt, cellist Craig Hultgren, guitarist Dan Lippel, Perspectives of New Music, pianist Marilyn Nonken, Selmer Paris, and the Spektral Quartet, among others.
In November of 2016, New Focus Recordings released Objet/Shadow, a portrait CD of Kuehn's music; other recordings of his works are available on ACA Digital, Centaur, Erol, ICMA, MSR Classics, and Perspectives of New Music/Open Space.
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