Sidney boquiren, Guest composition

 Photo by M.J. Alcantara

Photo by M.J. Alcantara

Sidney Marquez Boquiren grew up in the Philippines and Saudi Arabia but has spent most of his adult life in the United States. He collaborates with artists on various projects including Biblical illumination (folia ligni for Spark and Echo Arts); multi-media and multi-sensory art experience (The Gretel Project with Lauren K. Alleyne, Catherine Chung, and Tomiko Jones); and chamber opera (Independence Eve with Daniel Neer). He has received commissions from Sarah Plum; American Modern Ensemble; NOISE; and Parhelion Trio. Current projects include a new work for Ensemble Pi and another for the nief-norf Summer Festival where he has been invited as a guest composer. A MacDowell Fellow, Sidney is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. He also sings with the Ignatian Schola as well as the choir of The Church of St. Francis Xavier in Manhattan, New York.