|CRAIG SHEPARD (*1975 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
is a composer, trombonist and sound artist. He is a member of the Wandelweiser Composers
Ensemble. His work has been called "touchingly beautiful" (Wolfgang
Fuhrmann, Berliner Zeitung) and "truly invulnerable" (Martin Preisser,
St-Galler Tagblatt). It has been featured at Moments Musicaux Aarau,
the Akademie der Künste Berlin, the Kunstraum Düsseldorf,
Experimental Intermedia New York, Real Art Ways in Hartford, the Deep
Listening Center in Kingston, New York, and throughout Europe and the
His most successful work is On Foot, a 31-day, 350-mile trek from
Geneva to St. Margrethen, Switzerland on which he composed, wrote down
and performed a new piece every day.
As a trombonist, he has performed with Christian Wolff, the Merce
Cunningham Dance Company, Jürg Frey, Collegium Novum Zürich
and many others. He has played on recordings with the Vokal Ensemble
München and with Burkhard Schlothauer.
At the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zurich University of
the Arts), Mr. Shepard served as a lecturer and listening researcher. A
paper detailing the results of his work has been published in the
From 2001 to 2005, he studied sacbut with Ulrich Eichenberger. In 1998,
he graduated with a Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude, from
Northwestern University, where he studied trombone with Frank
Crisafulli and composition with Michael Pisaro and
Craig Shepard lives in Brooklyn, New York City.