Per Bloland recipient of Miami's Junior Faculty Distinguished Scholar Award

Per Bloland

Per Bloland recently composed a chamber opera entitled "Pedr Solis."
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Per Bloland is the recipient of the 2015 Junior Faculty Distinguished Scholar Award. The award honors Miami faculty who have demonstrated great potential in research or artistry and have achieved significant standing in their fields.

Bloland is Assistant Professor of Technology and Music Theory at Miami University. As a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, he has received numerous awards and recognition from national and international organizations for his compositions. His works range from short intimate solo pieces, to works for large orchestra that incorporate video, dance, and custom built electronics, and often draw on a variety of other art forms.

Bloland recently released his first portrait CD, titled Chamber Industrial, on John Zorn's label Tzadik. It contains five of his compositions, all of which were performed by the Boston/New York based Ecce Ensemble.

His first composed opera, Pedr Solis, recently enjoyed its world premiere opening on May 15, 2015 at the Boston Conservatory. Commissioned by Guerilla Opera, the cutting-edge piece is partially based on "The Tower," a play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and the life of Norwegian author Pedr Solis in the late 1960’s. Read more>>

The Junior Faculty Distinguished Scholar award will be presented to Bloland at the September 2015 meeting of Faculty Assembly, where he will receive a plaque in honor for his achievement and a $2,000 stipend.