Carl Testa (born 1984, Chicago, IL) is a composer and instrumentalist based in New Haven, CT and New York City. Originally from Chicago, Testa studied music with Donn DeSanto, at the U of C Lab School, as well as at the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) School of Music. In 2002, he moved to Connecticut to study music and sociology at Wesleyan University with Anthony Braxton, Neely Bruce, Alvin Lucier, Ron Kuivila, Roy Wiseman, Jay Hoggard, and Charles Lemert.
In October 2008, he released his debut album Uncertainty featuring his compositions for clarinets, percussion, and electronics. He currently studies composition with Edgar Grana in NYC, leads his own groups, and participates in a wide variety of side projects most notably with Anthony Braxton's Septet and 12+1tet. Testa's compositional interests are currently focused on writing for his clarinet ensemble, for electronics, and in writing an extended piece for voices and chamber ensemble. Please visit http://carltesta.net
for more information.