Ethan Hayden is a composer, performer, and author based in Buffalo, NY. He has written music for various performing forces, ranging from solo instruments to large ensembles, often involving electronics. Recent works reﬂect an ongoing interest in language, phonetics, and sound poetry, as well as large-scale explorations of timbre, resonance, and sonic spectra. His music has been performed at conferences and festivals around the world, most recently at Ljudbio (Uppsala, Sweden), INTIME (Coventry, UK), Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium (Toronto, ON), and E-Poetry (Buenos Aires).
In 2008, Ethan graduated from the University of North Texas with B.M.s in Composition and Theory, and recently received his M.A. in composition from the University at Buffalo. His principal composition teachers include Cort Lippe, Jeffrey Stadelman, Joseph Klein, Andrew May, and David Bithell. Still at UB, he is currently a Ph.D. Candidate, in the process of completing his dissertation. He recently joined the Digital Music Production faculty at Buffalo State College.
Ethan is the Associate Director of Wooden Cities, a Buffalo-based contemporary music ensemble, and is active as a performer, regularly presenting new and experimental works for voice. He is the author of Sigur Rós's ( ), published as part of Bloomsbury's 33⅓ series in August 2014.