Shyly courting the limelight, composer and librettist Edward Ficklin has found his way in the new music world — and discovered his voice as an artist — working with collectives like the New York Composers Circle and the South Oxford Six. Trained in classical composition and English literature at the University of Denver, he finds inspiration in the small details and sounds of everyday life. Passionately pursuing operatic ambitions, he has realized his works in a number of unusual venues, like a store window near Grand Central Station, a disused (and abused) bank lobby near the World Trade Center, lofts, a former movie theater, and a number of churches of various denominations. Edward hopes someday to find his way to the Metropolitan Opera.
In 2003 he formed the Voyeur Theater Ensemble, an ensemble dedicated to his work for the stage (any stage, that is) and is actively involved in the composers collective The South Oxford Six. Edward also serves on the Artists Advisory Council of Fractured Atlas, a national service organization for independent and self-producing artists. Visit his relentless audio blog at www.soundbiting.org.
He is participating in
SoundLAB – sonic art project environments