Award winning composer and sound artist, David Ikard is currently on the music faculty of Sam Houston State University. Ikard draws from his diverse cultural upbringing, as well as a wealth of life experiences in order to more fully exact his unique voice. This, coupled with an explorative and creative spirit, makes him an up-and-coming force to be reckoned with within the contemporary music world. Additionally, Ikard has a strong background in visual art (primarily painting and sculpture) and has previously worked as a professional ice carver. This understanding of visual aspects strengthens Ikard’s music, and aids him in creating a more comprehensive artistic experience. Recent and upcoming performances include the Montreal New Music Festival, MUSICA NOVA, the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, the NAISA, ICMC, the Sonorities music festival in Belfast, the Global Composition conference in Darmstadt, the Symposium on Acoustic Ecology at the University of Kent, the Music Since 1900 conference at Hope University in Liverpool, SEAMUS, as well as many others. Mr. Ikard’s work is published by Media Press Inc. out of Chicago Illinois. For more information visit davidikard.com.