Los Angeles director, composer and conductor Sean Griffin is the director of Opera Povera, an interdisciplinary consortium devoted to the creation and performance of new operatic, musical, performance and exhibition projects. Griffin has been a resident fellow at Yaddo, MacDowell, EMPAC, and the University of Chicago’s Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. Griffin’s performance compositions often feature the unique talents of the instrumentalists and performers with whom he collaborates. For over a decade, Griffin has collaborated with artists Catherine Sullivan, Charles Gaines, and Aiyun Huang, creating a large body of work including concerts, operas, installations, films and stage works. His collaborative projects have been presented at venues including the 2015 Venice Biennale, MoMA, REDCAT, LACMA, Armand Hammer Museum, MAK Center, June in Buffalo, MATA Festival, Berlin’s Volksbühne, Secession Vienna, and the Tate Modern. Griffin holds an MFA from CalArts and a Ph.D. in Composition from the University of California, San Diego.