Nathaniel James Haering
Nathaniel James Haering
Nathaniel Haering is deeply interested in the use of live electronics to expand the artistic capabilities of traditional instruments and augment their timbral horizons while enriching their expressive and improvisational possibilities. This perspective is also highly influential and represented in the gestural power and extended sound worlds of his purely acoustic work. He has collaborated with and had works performed by Grammy Award-winning Vietnamese performer and composer Vân Ánh Võ, Trio Accanto, Ensemble Mise-En, Ensemble Ipse, Mivos string quartet, and members of WasteLAnd and Ensemble Dal Niente. Winner of the 2019 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Award, the 2018 MA/IN Mixed Media Award of Distinction, and official runner up for the Tribeca New Music Award, Nathaniel’s work can also be found on Volume 27 and 29 of Music from SEAMUS. Nathaniel’s pieces have recently been featured at the International Computer Music Conference in Shanghai, China, the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium in Toronto Canada, Noisefloor Festival at Staffordshire University UK, VIPA in Valencia Spain, CMSS Festival in Seoul, South Korea and SEAMUS 2018 Conference at the University of Oregon. Nathaniel is pursuing a PhD in Music Composition at the University of California San Diego and recently completed his Masters degree at Bowling Green State University where he studied with Dr. Elainie Lillios and Dr. Mikel Kuehn. Previously, he received his undergraduate degree in composition from Western Michigan University where he studied with Dr. Christopher Biggs and Dr. Lisa R. Coons.
Nathaniel has recently experimented with motion sensors and live choreography to produce real time generated music and visuals and continues to be present in the world of performer and live electronics. Numerous collaborations with the Western Michigan Dance, Video, and Visual Arts departments have cultivated a deep multidisciplinary perspective on art and its creation. Nathaniel has also recorded a great deal of prestigious artists as a “Recital Recording Technician” at both Western Michigan and BGSU and has extensive experience with live sound reinforcement, having cultivated a number of concerts involving technology in and outside of Universities.
Nathaniel Haering is enraptured by the sharp juxtaposition of extreme virtuosity and genuine nuanced vulnerability, and uses live electronics to expand and enhance the engaging confluence and complex discourse of these ideals. He believes that both electronic and purely acoustic composition and mastery are essential and heavily inform and advance one another. Nathaniel is deeply interested in the use of live electronics to expand the artistic capabilities of traditional instruments and augment their timbral horizons while enriching their expressive and improvisational possibilities. This perspective is also highly influential and represented in the gestural power, analysis based pitch content, and true respect for the careful development and control of idiomatic and idiosyncratic extended techniques as a driving foundation of his purely acoustic work. The use of non-diachronic/biological time as well as stochastic/algorithmic compositional processes in tandem with a series of time-based attack points generated by controlling the probability of attack onsets through varying exponential and logarithmic curves helps structure most of his work as part of an ever growing fascination with perspectives of manipulations of perceptions of time.