School of Music Visiting Artist
Todd Moellenberg is a pianist, performance artist, and poet based in Los Angeles. Favorite performances include the work of Julius Eastman with Monday Evening Concerts, Ligeti’s Piano Concertowith the Palimpsest Ensemble, Grisey’s Vortex Temporum with the What’s Next? Ensemble, Stockhausen's Kontaktewith percussionist Ryan Nestor, and Feldman’s Patterns in a Chromatic Field with cellist Judith Hamann. As a recitalist, Todd champions the work of the French queer avant-garde, including composers Jean Barraqué, Pierre Boulez, Dominique Troncin, and Claude Vivier. Todd’s creative work encompasses durational performance, public intervention, lyric poetry, and automatic text, and has been featured by Metro Art Los Angeles, Shoot the Lobster, Space Time Art, Bijou Gallery, and Parkeology. He is a founding member of The Family Room, a collaborative group of artists specializing in performance, and is currently a Teaching Artist with the Young Musician’s Foundation. Todd has recently completed his DMA in contemporary piano performance at UC San Diego, where he studied with Aleck Karis. His dissertation discusses the role of repetition and fixation in Ravel, Barraqué, and his own work.