Edward Hamel

Friday, February 21st, 2014 - 3:50 am

Edward Hamel

Edward Hamel (b.1986, Chicago, Illinois) is a composer/musician currently residing in Los Angeles, California. HE graduated magna cum laude from Columbia College Chicago receiving a Bachelors of Music in Composition under the guidance of Marcos Balter. Currently, he is acquiring a Master of Arts in Composition at the university of California, San Diego. Edward also received Honorable Mention at the Gaudeumus Muziekweek 2012 for his work ‘Countenance.’

Prior to attending Columbia College Chicago, Edward spent two years outside of school organizing and performing with experimental/ambient group Estesombelo. The group participated in various performance tours, recording sessions, electronic music festivals, art gallery openings and collaborations with Chicago based visual artists and electroacoustic musicians. Monica Kendrick of the Chicago Reader did a write up on the group for their performance at the Fugue State Festival as well as a review of their EP Oppida von Ataraxia.

In 2014, Estesombelo will release a new recording entitled “We Live in an Old Chaos” featuring a string trio comprised of Leah Asher- Violin, Ammie Brod- Viola and Anna Steinhoff-Cello. Edward will also release a singer/songwriter album entitled “Potential Language” which was recorded/produced by David Paha, a new work “Sedentary Knead” for New York based group loadbang and a new work for the 2014 MATA festival to be performed by Talea ensemble.