College Faculty


Marc Ponthus
Graduate Electives; Director, International Festival for Contemporary Performance (IFCP)


Marc Ponthus has spent his career promoting and playing contemporary music.  He is the first artist to have presented solo performances entirely devoted to a single composer of the post World World II era.  Those include Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Iannis Xenakis.  He is a recipient of the Tanne Foundation's Award for achievement in the arts.

Ponthus was described as “reinventing the piano recital experience just as Xenakis invented an entirely new sound world.”  He is now progressing further, creating video collages that are projected intermittently, entering the narrative of his recital together with a sporadic polyphony of texts, exploring the symbolic/semiotic of time.  This is a completely new experience of live performance.  

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