Here you will find information along with scores, audio files, and videos chronicling my musical world from the early 1970s to the present. Briefly I am an American composer whose career bridges the late 20th century to the 21st century. Though I have been involved with music in many genres and do a lot of improvisation and “playing by ear”, this site is primarily devoted to my efforts in the realm of what I think of as “written out” music; that is, notated music which is to be performed by musicians schooled in the concert music tradition, a tradition whose active repertory is now some three centuries old. For me this is the epitome of the musical art.
Koykkar writes music with a crystalline kind of clarity and rhythmic urgency that places him among the more exciting of contemporary composers.
-A.Taylor, American Record Guide July/August 1993