Sky Macklay

  • United States
  • Columbia University
  • 2020-2021
Sky Macklay

Sky Macklay is a composer, oboist, and installation artist and is Assistant Professor of Music at Valparaiso University in Northwest Indiana. She received her DMA in musical composition in 2018 from Columbia University. Her music is conceptual yet expressive, exploring extreme contrasts, audible processes, humor, and the physicality of sound, and has been commissioned by The Fromm Foundation at Harvard University, Chamber Music America, The Barlow Endowment, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Gaudeamus Muziekweek. In 2015 she was awarded the Ruth Anderson Prize from The International Alliance for Women in Music.

Sperm Count Zero

Sperm Count Zero, the project she will develop at the Institute, is a large-scale theatrical piece for voice, instruments, and electronics dealing with issues of agency and powerlessness in human and animal reproduction.