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Kirsten Broberg Wikipedia
Kirsten Broberg (born April 16, 1979) is an American composer from White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Her music has been performed by the Kronos Quartet string quartet, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusicNOW Ensemble, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Crossing choral ensemble, the International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente and the Jack Quartet string quartet. In 2013, she was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas.
Broberg earned a doctorate in music composition in 2009 from Northwestern University in Chicago as a student of Augusta Read Thomas, Jay Alan Yim and Jason Eckardt. At Northwestern she also worked with Kaija Saariaho, Tristan Murail, Oliver Knussen and John Adams. Broberg was the recipient of a Fromm Commissioning Grant from Harvard University in 2009. Her dissertation An Analysis and Contextualization for Resonant Strands, a Cycle of Five Extractable Works for Piano, Bowed Piano and String Quartet analyzes Resonant Strands and provides a historical context for her work by discussing cycles including Carceri d'Invenzione by Brian Ferneyhough, Les Espaces Acoustiques by Gérard Grisey and Opening of the Mouth by Richard Barrett.
Broberg's music focuses on timbre, and blends spectral, neoromantic, minimalist and complexity trends. Broberg composes numerous cycles or series of extractable works including Resonant Strands for piano, bowed piano and string quartet; Origins for mixed winds and strings and the Waters of Time for soprano, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin and cello.
Broberg is the founder of the contemporary music organization Ensemble Dal Niente in Chicago and Ensemble 61 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. While Broberg was the Executive Director of Ensemble Dal Niente the ensemble received a Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreise, during the 45th Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany.
Her music has been released by Navona Records and Innova Records. She was the featured composer for the New Music Box "Spotlight Session" composer for the American Music Center in May 2009. Broberg won the 2016 Composer's Choice Award in Symphony Number One's third Call for Scores.