Charles Rudig (b.1990) is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic work that explores terrains of fragility and obsolescence. He uses noise, pitch, and things that are in between as resources. He received a BM in composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2013. In 2015 he completed master’s degrees in theory and composition at The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied composition with Oscar Bettison on the Denes and Mary Agay Piano and Composition Scholarship and received the Randolf S. Rothschild award for excellence in composition. His theory advisor was Kip Wile. He is currently a first year PhD student at the City University of New York in the studio of Jason Eckardt where he has been awarded a Graduate Center Fellowship.
His music has been performed at The Etchings Festival in Auvillar, France, Nief-Norf in Greenville, South Carolina, The Synthetis International Summer Course in Radziejowice, Poland, and the Upbeat Festival in Milna, Croatia as well as at the institutions he has attended and various non-academic venues. He has participated in workshops and master classes with Christopher Adler, Franck Bedrossian, Martin Bresnick, Joel Hoffman, Zhou Long, Philippe Manoury, Martijn Padding, Simon Steen-Andersen, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.
His research interests include the history and practice of noise, agential realism, and the aesthetics of things not quite working the way they are supposed to. His work at CUNY seeks to synthesize his composition and research in ways that enrich both.
Performed by Mivos Quartet and Charles Rudig.
Scored for String Quartet, Transducers, Objects, Sine Waves.
Premiered March 14, 2018.
The first section of my evening length piece Fractio Panis for solo performer. Gameboy and processing via Pure Data. Performed by Charles Rudig at the CUNY Graduate Center fall 2017.
The second section of my evening length piece Fractio Panis for solo performer. Folding chair, putty knife, and contact microphone/amplification. Performed by Charles Rudig at the CUNY Graduate Center winter 2018.