Miguel Frasconi has been active as a composer and performer of new exploratory world music for more than twenty years. He uses glass objects, electronics, keyboards, and “de-evolved” instruments to create music that sounds from a uniquely imagined tradition. Frasconi has created over three dozen dance scores, including performances with modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin at Centre Pompidou in Paris and with the Tibetan songwriter Techung in concerts throughout India. Frasconi’s early work includes nine years as a founding member of THE GLASS ORCHESTRA, the internationally acclaimed new music ensemble featuring all glass instruments. His recent activities include performances with electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick, a newly commissioned work for Gamelan Son of Lion, concerts with the composers collective Ne(x)tworks, and a residency at Harvestworks electronic media studios.
Miguel Frasconi has collaborated on the scores for numerous ballets with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, beginning with Sacred Text (1996), and including Klang (1996), Long Straight Line (1998), Following the Subtle Current Upstream (2000)—created for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—Road (2002), The Patience of Aridity, Waiting for Petrichor (2004), Migration (2005), Long River, High Sky (2007), and Radius of Convergence (2008). Most recently, his music was heard as part of the score for Alonzo King’s Figures of Thought (2011), a new ballet created for Ballet Béjart Lausanne. He has performed live with the company during its home season in San Francisco.