Bobby Previte is a composer and performer whose work explores the nexus between notated and improvised music. He is the recipient of the 2015 Greenfield Prize for music and a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship. He has received multiple awards for composition from the NEA, NYFA, NYSCA, New Music USA, The Jerome Foundation, The New York State Music Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the American Music Center. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Rockefeller Foundation/Bellagio, Civitella Ranieri, Montalvo Arts Center, Hermitage Artist Retreat, and nine times at the MacDowell Colony. Leading a plethora of diverse ensembles from his instrument, the drums, he has collaborated with many of the leading lights in and beyond the world of music, including composer John Adams, singer Tom Waits, filmmaker Robert Altman, and most recently, rock legend Iggy Pop. His recent work includes: TERMINALS, Five Concertos for Percussion Ensemble and Soloist, with SO Percussion, released October 28th, 2014 by Cantaloupe Music; MASS, for choir, pipe organ, and metal trio, released in April 2017 by Rarenoise Records; and RHAPSODY, a song cycle on the subject of migration scored for the powerhouse ensemble of Zeena Parkins, John Medeski, Nels Cline, Fabian Rucker, and Jen Shyu.
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