16 veils at the SE Composers Collective

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.

Punto de encuentro

Muy contento por haber completado junto a Claudio Lluán la producción del CD Punto de encuentro, el primer proyecto en colaboración entre la Universidad Nacional de Rosario y la Universidad de Tennessee.

Un agradecimiento enorme a todos los compositores y en especial a Alex Ring Gray, Landin Lynd y Pablo Miechi por un impecable trabajo de diseño y masterizado.

El material incluye trabajos recientes de: Daniel Schachter, Pablo DiLiscia, Brendan McConville, Claudio Lluán, Gabriel Data, Andrew Sigler, João Pedro Oliveira, Sergio Santi y Jorge Variego.

La presentación de material en Argentina se realizará durante el mes de septiembre próximo.

Productores: Jorge Variego (UT) y Claudio Lluán (CEMyT)
Masterizado: Pablo Miechi (CEMyT)
Diseño: Alex Ring Gray y Landin Lynd (UT)
Punto de encuentro es una producción colectiva entre el Centro para la Música y Tecnología de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario (CEMyT UNR) y la Universidad de Tennessee.

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Happy to announce the completion, along with my colleague Claudio Lluán, of the production of the CD Punto de encuentro, the first collaborative project between the Universidad Nacional de Rosario and the University of Tennessee.

Special thanks to all the participating composers and in particular to Alex Ring Gray, Landin Lynd and Pablo Miechi for an impeccable design and mastering.

The material includes recent works by: Daniel Schachter, Pablo DiLiscia, Brendan McConville, Claudio Lluán, Gabriel Data, Andrew Sigler, João Pedro Oliveira, Sergio Santi and Jorge Variego.

The release in Argentina will take place during the month of September.

Producers: Jorge Variego (UT) and Claudio Lluán (CEMyT)
Mastering: Pablo Miechi (CEMyT)
Design: Alex Ring Gray and Landin Lynd (UT)
Punto de encuentro is a collaborative production between the Centro par la Música y Tecnología at the National University of Rosario (CEMyT UNR) and the University of Tennessee.

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With Gavin Bryars at Big Ears

Thrilled to perform with the Gavin Bryars Ensemble at the Big Ears Festival. The performances included Jesus Blood (never failed me yet) and The Sinking of the Titanic.

More about the works here:

http://www.gavinbryars.com/Pages/jesus_blood_never_failed_m.html

Bryars’ inspiration for the work came from a report that the wireless operator Harold Bride on the Titanic had witnessed the house band continue to perform as the ship sank. In April 1912, Bride had told the New York Times: “The band was still playing. I guess all of the band went down. They were playing “Autumn” then. I swam with all my might. I suppose I was 150 feet away when the Titanic on her nose, with her after-quartet sticking straight up in the air, began to settle – slowly….the way the band kept playing was a noble thing…..and the last I saw of the band, when I was floating out in the sea with my lifebelt on, it was still on deck playing “Autumn”. How they ever did it I cannot imagine. That, and the way Phillips (the senior wireless operator) kept sending after the Captain told him his life was his own, and to look out for himself, are two things that stand out in my mind over all the rest..”
Bryars imagined that the sound would continue to reverberate as it disappeared under the waves. Writing in 1993, Bryars said “the music goes through a number of different states, reflecting an implied slow descent to the ocean bed which give a range of echo and deflection phenomena, allied to considerable high frequency reduction”.

Master class and performance with the UTEE at Appalachian State

The EE is again on the road on 2-17! The ensemble will present a show of chamber improvised music with electronic media at Appalachian State University.

UT Electroacoustic Ensemble

Mark Drake – voice, electronics
Alex Gray – EWI, saxophone, computer
Brandan Harden – synthesizer
Tyler Hyers – keyboard
Clayton Hopkins – percussion
Elise Stephens – video
Jorge Variego – computer
Harry Ward – keyboard

Dr. Jorge Variego – founder director

Program

     Solo 

    Jorge Variego – clarinet

     Duo  

    Elise Stephens – live visuals
    Alex Gray – EWI, saxophone, computer

Trio

    Mark Drake – voice, electronics
    Clayton Hopkins – percussion
    Harry Ward – keyboard

February 2017

    UT Electroacoustic Ensemble

 

Vantablack by the UT Electroacoustic Ensemble is out!

VantablackThe first student produced CD Vantablack by the UT Electroacoustic Ensemble is here! I couldn’t be more proud of this group!!
Live recording: Chris Jerger, Brandan Alexander Harden
Mastering engineer: Coy Parton
Graphic design: Alex Ring Gray, Landin Fleres Lynd
Gurudev Ball-Khalsa (electronics)
Christian Barnett (guitar, electronics)
Miriam Budayr (computer)
Bryce Duncan (saxophone)
David Floyd (clarinet)
Taylor Forward (electronics, percussion)
Alex Ring Gray (saxophone, electronics)
Brandan Alexander Harden (computer, synthesizer)
Emory Hensley (percussion, computer, visuals)
Tyler Hyers (piano)
Gage Lippi (keyboard)
Coy Parton (computer)
Luke Schwarzentraub (electronics)
Elise Stephens (visuals)
Ryan Stennes (waterphone)
Skye van Duuren (trumpet)
Jorge Variego (computer)

The prologue of my upcoming book written by David Cope

Es para mí un placer presentar el nuevo libro de Jorge Variego sobre la composición algorítmica. Como alguien que ha pasado la mayor parte de su vida trabajando en el campo de la composición y de la programación, es una delicia apreciar otro modo de ver la historia de la música y de la música algorítmica.

Jorge ha incluido una gran variedad de compositores y teóricos como Guido D’Arezzo, Fux, Hiller, Xenakis, Gerhard Nierhaus, Gottfried Michael Koenig, y tantos otros que han desarrollado un rico vocabulario  para los estudiantes y para los profesionales, a quienes también han servido de modelos. Jorge transita cómodamente muchas disciplinas, como la sociología, la política y la filosofía, formulando una propuesta de largo alcance.

Las entrevistas con personalidades en el campo de la composición algorítmica son un golpe de genio: las conversaciones conviven con el texto y se introducen en él de una manera notable. Por su parte, los ejemplos de código son un espacio reservado para los lectores que necesitan recurrir a aplicaciones prácticas de los temas en estudio.

Jorge ha entretejido diferentes aproximaciones a la composición algorítmica y ha logrado que suenen complementarias. Cada capítulo es independiente y a la vez parte de un todo orgánico. Sumando, además,  el uso de ejemplos musicales, cuadros y figuras,  hace que el libro sea excepcionalmente útil. Personalmente entusiasmado con este nuevo aporte, destaco que el mismo llena un vacío de libros en español sobre el tema. Cuanto más se comprendan los conceptos, los procedimientos, la música y los compositores involucrados en la música algorítmica, más florece la profesión, como debiera ser …

– David Cope

UT Contemporary Music Festival

UTCMF16

Festival Schedule:

Masterclass with Yarn/Wire

All students and faculty welcome!

Thursday, 10/20/2016 at 12:40pm

Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

UT Contemporary Music Festival Opening Concert

UT Contemporary Music Ensemble presents works by Berio, Zorn, Simalchik, and Applebaum

Thursday, 10/20/2016 at 8:00 PM

Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

UT Contemporary Music Festival Gala Concert

Guest artist recital; featuring artist-in-residence Yarn/Wire and UT Contemporary Music Festival Call for Scores winner Travis Weller

Friday, 10/21/2016 at 8:00 PM

Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

UT Contemporary Music Festival Concert

Ensemble concert; featuring the UT Electroacoustic Ensemble and the UT Contemporary Music Ensemble

Saturday, 10/22/2016 at 2:00 PM

Emporium Arts Center

100 South Gay Street

Knoxville, TN

Two concerts at UT and UGA

Two amazing concerts at the University of Tennessee 9-14 and at the University of Georgia 9-16 with violists Daphne Gerling and Hillary Herndon. The repertoire included the world premiere of my new work “The invisible hand” for viola duo and electronics and works by Kenji Bunch, Scot Slapin and Douglas Bassett.