bio   


Clifton Ingram is a Boston-based composer​ and ​performer (Rested Field). His music aims to approach and retreat from itself along the fault lines of the musical and extra-musical  hidden objects, delicate obstinance, self-devouring ornamentation, hastily decanted surfaces, the expression of a (unreliable) narrator. He has written music for pianist Andy Costello, pianist/composer Marti Epstein, clarinetist Chuck Furlong, cellist Steve Marotto, percussionist Matt Sharrock, Castle of our Skins, Equilibrium Ensemble, Joint Venture Percussion Duo, Ludovico Ensemble,​ Music of Reality, and Transient Canvas. He holds a MM in Composition from The Boston Conservatory, where ​he studied under the tutelage of Jan Swafford and Andy Vores. His music has been released by Experimental Sound Studio (OSCILLATIONS 2016 Mixtape | Chicago IL) and Dismissive Records (Four Instrumentals, 2015 | Denver CO).

artist statement   


A preoccupation with the inhabiting of thresholds  a waking dream. I prefer my work to operate with an oneiric logic, dissipating when questioned, eluding when investigated. A desire for the work to be irreducible in performance. Intimate or private forces projected into public space (and vice versa). A questioning of imbricated modes of expression, a ceasless layering. Scores (unrealized music) that occupy a middle ground, that lay in wait for performers. The in-folding of the ekphratic, music as translation.