Kory Reeder’s music is meditative and atmospheric, investigating ideas of objectivity, place, immediacy, situation, and interaction. Kory draws inspiration from the visual arts, nature, astronomy, and history, translating their structural or philosophical elements into musical form.
Kory’s music has been performed across North America, Asian, Australia, and Europe and has been featured on the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the New Music gathering, Composer’s Circle, SEAMUS, LaTex, The New Music Conflagration’s Traveling Tunes // Traveling Sounds, the national BGSU Graduate Student Forum, the Bowling Green New Music Festival, the Electroacoustic Barn Dance, New Music on the Point, Noise Floor, New Music on the Bayou, SCI Conferences, and Klangraum among others. His work for Hecuba was awarded by The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for achievement in Original Composition Music and Sound Effects, he has been an ASCAP Morton Gould Award finalist, recognized by ACSM 116 (Tokyo), Festival Stradella (Italy), and artist-in-residence at Arts, Letter, and Numbers in Averill Park, NY, and the Kimmel, Harding, Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Kory has frequently collaborated with theater and dance programs, writing incidental music for productions of Euripides’ Hecuba, Henrik Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea, Dayna DeFilippis 2016 Dance Recital, choreographer Princess Charis Grant, and the BGSU MicrOpera program.
Kory is currently pursuing a PhD. in music composition at the University of North Texas. He is a former student of Antoine Beuger, Anthony Donofrio, Sungi Hong, Mikel Kuehn, Elainie Lillios, and Darleen Cowles Mitchel, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in composition from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and a Master of Music in composition from Bowling Green State University.