Charlie Sdraulig


Charlie Sdraulig’s music explores tenuous sonic and physical interactions, which often take place at the threshold of audibility. His music has been performed by a variety of soloists and ensembles, including the JACK and Spektral quartets, Zubin Kanga, Distractfold, Max Murray and Ensemble SurPlus. He performs in and co-directs ‘people making sounds’ with Weston Olencki. He is currently a doctoral student in composition at Stanford University.

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collector, for solo piano.

‘collector’ takes a hypersensitive approach to touch. The keyboard is conceived primarily as a physical environment to be navigated by the pianist in a quasi-indeterminate/exploratory way. Choreographic actions are seeded in this environment for the pianist to execute, which may only occasionally audibly sound.

Featured in Moving Waves – June 2016