Ravi Kittappa is a composer currently living on the central coast of California. The New York Times described the “vivid soundscapes” of a recent performance of his work, Decantations III, as “alluring” and “meditative”. Ravi has been commissioned and premiered by Color Field Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, ECO Ensemble, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, percussionist Owen Weaver, and Talea Ensemble among others. He has been honored to be selected as a participant at international festivals like Ostrava Days, Bowling Green New Music Festival, MATA Festival, and the Bang on a Can Summer Institute.


In Spring 2012, Ravi founded the NYC/SF/LA new music series, Permutations, which he co-curates with pianist, Karl Larson.


Ravi studied philosophy at The Johns Hopkins University and music at Columbia University. He recently completed his Ph.D in music composition at University of California, Berkeley. For 2018-2019, Ravi will be a visiting composer at The Academy of Performing Arts, Prague (HAMU) through the J. William Fulbright Commission.



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photo credit Edward J. Winter