som-nam- bu-lism /sämˈnambyəˌlizəm/ -- an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed


Rudolf Rojahn (b.1980) is a Boston-based composer of contemporary art music. He is the founder and artistic director of Guerilla Opera, a chamber opera company and Boston Conservatory Ensemble-in-Residence for which he has written two works: Heart of a Dog and We Are Sons. He was the composer-in-residence for the Ludovico Ensemble from 2005-2010, a collaboration that resulted in several pieces including Antikythera Mechanism for bass clarinet and ensemble. His music has also been performed by Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP's) Club Concert Series, Juventas! New Music Ensemble, Lorelei Ensemble, Quincy Symphony Orchestra, the Arbelos Trio, Gabby Diaz, Kent O'Doherty, Rane Moore and the Green Light Consortium, among others. From 2004-2006 he ran the Proletariat Tanning Salon, an event series pairing young composers and visual artists such as Camille Wainer and Nicole Margaretten.

Rudolf was a lecturer in harmony and ear training at the Boston Conservatory and the New England Conservatory's School for Continuing and Preparatory Education from 2006-2014. He is the author of a textbook on advanced rhythmic training and theory entitled 'Complexity in Rhythm'. He graduated from the Boston Conservatory in 2004 with an MM in Composition under the tutelage of Andy Vores. Upon graduation he was awarded the Roger Sessions Award for academic and creative excellence. He currentlylives in Galveston, TX and teaches at Vivaldi Music Academy in Houston, TX.