Composer Todd Kitchen has written for groups such as Ensemble Dal Niente, PRISM Quartet, Talea Ensemble, Loadbang, Transient Canvas, Sound Icon, the Lydian String Quartet, BYU Singers, and Brevitas choir. Recent awards include the 2018 Transient Canvas Fellowship and a Barlow Commission. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in music theory and composition at Brandeis University, and he received his bachelor’s degree in Composition from Brigham Young University. He is also the creator and co-host of the Contemporary ClassiCAST, a podcast that deals with new music issues in a very, very serious manner. Todd currently lives just outside of Boston with his wife and toddler, where you can find him daydreaming about astrophysics and long-haul airliners.