Basso-baritone vocalist Philip Larson has performed avant garde music at concert halls in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Tokyo, Munich, Lisbon, and Warsaw. He has been a featured soloist with the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and SONOR-the resident new music ensemble at U.C. San Diego, where Larson is a professor of music.
You can hear Larson on CDs featuring compositions by Robert Erickson, Kenneth Gaburo, Will Ogdon, Roger Reynolds, and Iannis Xenakis, as well as other contemporary “new music.”
Larson is one-half of [THE], a performance/composition duo formed in 1977 with fellow U.C. San Diego faculty member Ed Harkins (trumpet). At UCSD, Larson frequently performs with percussionist Steven Schick in the university’s new music ensemble SONOR, as well as in the resident percussion ensemble red fish blue fish.