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Bryan "Kip" Haaheim

Associate Professor of Music Theory & Music Composition
785-864-9743
Murphy Hall, Rm. 424

Bryan Kip Haaheim joined the faculty at KU in 2001 as an assistant professor of Music Composition. He currently teaches Composition, Electronic Music, and Music Theory. Kip Received his D.M.A degree from the University of Arizona in 1999 after studying with Daniel Asia. He completed his Masters degree at the University of Minnesota under Alex Lubet, Dominick Argento, and Judith Zaimont.

Before joining academia Kip was a freelance bassist, composer, and producer in the San Francisco Bay Area. During those years he gained extensive experience performing with some of the finest musicians of the region. His discography includes and eclectic mix of Jazz, Rock, World Beat, Latin, and Avant Garde musics.

In addition to more traditional chamber music Kip has an extensive portfolio of Electronic Music which features works for digital audio and performer, interactive multi-media installations, interactive websites, live web performance, and works for video and film. The collaborative work “Sacred and Profane” with Daniel Asia (Summitt Records) was one of the first surround-sound audio DVDs in the United States. Kip’s works have received recent performances in New York City; Chicago; Detroit; Los Angeles; Houston; Eugene; San Francisco; Toronto, Canada, Tel Aviv, Israel; Paris, France; and Lubeck, Germany.

Selected Awards & Memberships

  • College Music Society
  • Society of Composers, Inc.
  • Electronic Music Foundation
  • The Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri in Kansas City programmed the works Like Smoke Towards Heaven and Cry for their Kansas City Festival of Electronic Music in April 2000.
  • Santa Fe International Festival of Electronic Music programmed the three movement work Mercury for the April 2000 concert series
  • First Place in the University of Arizona’s “Mission: Mars” competition for the collaborative work The Red ‘Other’ - The ‘Other’ Red.
  • First Place Campus Orchestra competition - University of Minnesota for the orchestral work Transformations.
  • Minnesota Composers Forum
  • University of MN Composers Alliance - Vice Pres. 1995-1996
  • NARAS - (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)
  • Pi Kappa Lambda - Honor Society

Selected Compositions

Large Ensembles

1998

  • Histories - for symphony orchestra. Doctoral dissertation in three movements. 14-17 minutes.

1996

  • Intersymmetries - for wind ensemble. 7 minutes.
  • Transformations for Orchestra - one movement for chamber orchestra. Won first prize in the University of Minnesota’s Campus Orchestra Competition 1996. Performed by the school orchestra Fall 1997. 7-8 minutes.

Chamber Music

1998

  • The Clinging Fire - commissioned by the Downbeat Award winning saxophone quartet Saxmania. Three movements “Gathering,” “The Gentle,” “Deliverance.” 14 minutes.

1997

  • Four Views of the Secret Work - for organ and electric bass. Four movements. 13 minutes.
  • Ostinatos - for flute, clarinet, violin, bass, and harp. A work in three movements, “Second Sight,” “Dream,” and “Cryptomnesia.” 15 minutes.

1996

  • Murder Mystery - for solo violin. Four short movements, “Tempest in a Teapot,” “Spinning,” “Precipice: Waves,” and “Coastal Highway - Convertible.” 12 minutes.

1995

  • Trio for Violin, ‘Cello, and Piano - in three movements. 15 minutes.

Electroacoustic Media

2003

  • The Unity of Energy – for flute, digital video, and computer. 15 min.

2002

  • On the Subject of Sex – music and audio for Lucy Petrovich’s film contains music and incidental sound based on the voice over track of the film. 5.5 minutes.
  • Sewing, Stirring, and Walking – a collage of 6 movements made entirely of sounds recorded at the University of Kansas’s Art and Design Department. Opening; Sewing Stirring, and Walking; Loom Groove; Fire and Water; Drawing Room with Machines; and Closing. 7 minutes.

2001

  • Tenebraglus – for Flute, Cello, Piano, and Computer generated audio. 5 minutes.
  • 2000
  • Into the Red Spectrum - electro-acoustic composition commissioned by choreographer Nina Janik. 10 minutes.
  • Journeys1900/2000: an interactive installation by Carol Flax - composed the music and all audio cues for this interactive video/audio/photography installation.
  • Meditation on ‘Necrophilic Spring Flowing from a Grand Piano’ by Salvador Dali - for tenor saxophone and digital audio playback. Commissioned by Mike L. Keepe. 9 minutes.

1999

  • Numerolalia - for eight performers using MIDI controllers and samplers. Commissioned by Norm Weinberg and the University of Arizona Electronic Percussion Ensemble. Premiered at the PASIC conference in the fall of 1999. 8 minutes.
  • An Awesome Silent Fire - a text based work using computer and digital audio techniques written in collaboration with Daniel Asia at the University of Arizona. 6 minutes.
  • Like Smoke Towards Heaven - a text based work using computer and digital audio techniques written in collaboration with Daniel Asia at the University of Arizona. 7.5 minutes.
  • Cry - a work based on the single word “cry” using computer and digital audio techniques written in collaboration with Daniel Asia at the University of Arizona. 3.5 minutes.
  • Mercury: I/ Cipher (The Message Sent); II. Burnished Fire (The Message Heard); III. The Mad Hatters (The Final Message) - a three movement work using computer and digital audio techniques written in collaboration with Daniel Asia at the University of Arizona. 15 minutes.

1998

  • Diffractions - for guitar and tape. 6 minutes.
  • Chromium: I. Tripartite; II. Dances; III. Quicksilver- a three movement work using MIDI technologies written in collaboration with Daniel Asia at the University of Arizona. 13 minutes.

1997

  • Transparencies - intended for live performance by trumpet, bass clarinet, two percussionists, and two synthesists. 6 minutes.

Songs & Cycles

2000

  • Not Heat - for high voice and piano. Commissioned by Lana VanBoven. On a text by Walt Whitman. 4 minutes.

1995

  • Four Sonnets of Edna St. Vincent Millay - a setting of four poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay for soprano voice and piano. 18 minutes.

Choral Music

1994

  • Psalm 103 - SATB and organ. 7 minutes.
  • Moon Over China Lake - Jazz choir and rhythm section. For Jim Heiner and the Las Positas College Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 6 minutes.

Music for Dance

2000

  • In the Red Spectrum - electro-acoustic composition commissioned by choreographer Nina Janik. 10 minutes.

Big Band/Jazz Combo

1993

  • Fullcircle - 18-piece Big Band work for Dave Eshelman and the CSUH Jazz Ensemble. 8 minutes

Selected Discography

Large Ensembles

Professor Haaheim has appeared as a bassist and/or composer on the following discs.

2002

  • “Sacred and Profane,” Asia/Haaheim DVD-A**, Summit Records

1999

  • “One Way Home,” Phyllis King, Cambia Records

1998

  • “An American Patchwork,” * Michael Hester

1995

  • “Full Circle,” Michael Mallon, Mau Mau Productions

1994

  • "Nostalgia," Juanita Ulloa, Senda Records

1993

  • “Finger Paintings,” Don Turney, Independent

1990

  • "World Piece," Larry Kassin, Polygram Records

1985

  • "Leaving," Point of Departure, Rocky Ridge Records

1983

  • "Carry On," Larry Kassin, Grandfather Records

1980

  • "Clareon," Clareon, Villa Records

1978

  • "Vic Trigger Band," Vic Trigger, Sanctuary Records

* Appeared as a synthesizer programmer. ** CD scheduled for release In April 2003.t; Los Angeles; Houston; Eugene; San Francisco; Toronto, Canada, Tel Aviv, Israel; Paris, France; and Lubeck, Germany.

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