Ethan Frederick Greene creates music and sound art for concert hall, gallery, stage and screen. A frequent collaborator with visual artists, choreographers, filmmakers and video game developers, his work spans a wide range of styles and genres – from instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic chamber music; to opera and orchestral works; to sound design and audio installations; to hip-hop, rock and electronica.
Recent collaborative projects include score for renowned choreographer Deboray Hay‘s Perception Unfolds, a new multimedia installation; Dream Architecture, with artist Caroline Wright; film and TV score for This American Life (Showtime), The Conspirator: the Plot to Kill Lincoln (National Geographic), and Night Sky, an experimental feature film by Alison O’Daniel; and music and sound design for videogames Spider: the Secret of Bryce Manor and Waking Mars (Tiger Style Games). In addition, Ethan produces rock, hip-hop and electronica for various artists here and there.
Ethan has received commissions from ensembles and performers around the world, including the Houston Grand Opera, the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, Opera Southwest, the Fountain City Ensemble, line upon line percussion and FETA, and awards and selections from ASCAP, SEAMUS, ICMC and SCI. In addition, his work has appeared in galleries and performance spaces across the world, including the Anthology Film Archives (New York), the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (Moscow), and the Blanton Museum of Art (Austin).
Ethan currently resides in DeLand, FL where he serves as Assistant Professor of Digital Arts at Stetson University. He has taught previously at Tennessee State University and The University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. in Music from Amherst College (2004), M.Mus. in Composition from Rice University (2009), and D.M.A. in Composition from the University of Texas at Austin (2013). Principal teachers include Russell Pinkston, Bruce Pennycook, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Arthur Gottschalk, Karim Al-Zand, Kurt Stallmann, and Eric Sawyer.