As part of the SEC grant activities, I will present work in collaboration with students and faculty at the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa. Thanks to Dr. Tim Feeney for making this possible! The activities will include a concert that will feature some of my compositions for vibraphone and an improvisation set with members of the UT EE, not to be missed!
In the series of concerts organized by the South Eastern Composers Collective, Kamran Mian will perform Nunca tan lejos at UGA, this Sunday at 5PM. The concert will also feature recent work by M. Gendelman, Joe Alexander, Peter Lane, William Price and David Peoples.
Mtro. Michael Douty will conduct once more my piece for mixed ensemble “Small big band” at Florida State University in Tallahassee (Dohnányi Recital Hall – DRH) on February 9th 7:30 PM.
Small Big Band is a “personal summary” of musical sonorities, which inspire a twenty-first century composer. Original jazz melodies and improvisation permeate the work, but the influences of Igor Stravinsky, Charles Ives, Miles Davis, and Iannis Xenakis percolate just below the surface. The work opens with a full ensemble jazz/blues melody, but one-by-one the performers peel off from the ensemble to perform their own improvisatory solos. Duets and other small groups within the ensemble create the atmosphere of a casual jam session. Once the improvisations have concluded, the full ensemble sounds shimmering bell tones. The baritone saxophone interjects new rhythmic ideas. The piccolo takes a turn at improvisation as the ensemble sound grows thinner. Finally, when all other instruments have finished, one lone drummer remains to “broom the stage.”
On April 1st, the IU Guitar ensemble will premiere my work “Shumba” for guitar ensemble under the direction of Dr. Daniel Duarte. The piece was commissioned by Mtro. Ernesto Bitetti as part of the Bernstein at 100 celebrations.
Indiana University Guitar Ensemble
The invisible hand was performed in Taipei on December 17th and 20th including a concert at the National Theater! Great times and wonderful music with Ching-Yi Lin, Shu-Ting Hsu, Hillary Herndon, Andy Braddock, and Paul York.
As part of the South Eastern Composers Collective concert season, my fixed media work “60 bandos 60” was presented at the University of North Georgia. The concert also included works by Joe Alexander, Peter Z. Lane, Martin Gendelman, William Price and David Peoples.
You can find the video of the show here.
Enjoy some incredibly wonderful works by Wayne Siegel, Annie Pirotta, Sláva Vorlová, Jorge Variego and Michael Smetanin! Special thanks to David Lempriere-Laughton for an amazing job on the piano!
Southeastern Electro-Acoustic Composers Collective Concert
Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Powell Recital Hall
1- La Jungla (2014) fixed media Jorge Variego
2- Ask Not… tuba and fixed media (2011) Joe Alexander
Alex Lapins – tuba
3- Aeromancer (2008) bassoon and fixed media Peter Van Zandt Lane
Peter Van Zandt Lane – bassoon
4- I/O (2017) fixed media William Price
5- A House Lost in the Forest (2017) David Peoples
Diana Peoples – piano
6- UT Electroacoustic Ensemble – Dr. Jorge Variego founder director
Elise Stephens, live visuals
Alex Ring Gray, computer, EWI
Harry Ward, computer, keyboard
Joseph Cullen Burke, synthesizer
Marc Guigere, self-made instrument
Jorge Variego, computer
Tyler Hyers, piano, recorder
Gage Lippi, keys
Skye Van Duuren, trumpet
Wesley Fowler, percussion
Brandan Harden, synthesizer
Alejandra Saez (piano) and Mauricio Agüero (alto sax) will present “Crippled tango” on 11/02 at 9PM at the Nave Universitaria – Sala Chalo Tulián.
Thrilled to have Hillary Herndon and Daphne Gerling perform “The invisible hand” at the 60th College Music Society National Conference in San Antonio this October 28th.
Super excited to be part of this project that involves composers from Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. The series includes an event at UA Birmingham (September), UT Knoxville (November), UN Georgia (December), UG (January) and UGS (February). The repertoire includes new electroacoustic works by Gendelman, Alexander, Lane, Price, Variego, Bryant and Peoples.