Shawn Onsgard

Through composition and performance Onsgard seeks an epistemology in music practice, which might inform new and meaningful life experiences. He is currently developing an improvisatory solo piano repertoire that explores the emotional affects of imbalanced harmonic structures inspired by Alexander Scriabin and Vijay Iyer. When not at the piano, Onsgard composes for all sound-producing things from ice cream trucks, to hundred meter piano wires, to snoring grandparents, and everything in between to access knowledge about politics, metaphor, narrative, and perception of space through sound.