UT Contemporary Music Festival


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

Inextinguishable Oliveira

ship discount bridesmaid dresses 2016 at groupdress.comOn Sunday August 7th, percussionist Roberto Oliveira will perform two of my most recent multimedia works with live vibraphone. The event will take place on 8/7 10PM in the “O son da praza” events in Tomiño, Galicia.

The same repertoire will also be performed by Oliveira on 8/19 in Turonia.

This event is possible with the support of the Council of Tomiño and the administration of Pontevedra. http://robertoliveira.es/

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Inner Blues ** (2015) Jorge Variego – vibráfono preparado, electrónica e arte visual

Rhythmic Structure of the Wind (2009) Raúl Tudón – multipercusión, electrónica e arte visual

Nunca tan Lejos ** (2015) Jorge Variego – vibráfono, cuencos tibetanos preparados, electrónica e arte visual

Akompaña ** (2016) Andrés Álvarez – vibráfono preparado, chinese cymbals, electrónica e arte visual

Coena Rudimentalis ** (2016) Carlos Passeggi – bombo preparado e electrónica

** Obras dedicadas e estreadas por Robertoliveira

Crippled Tango in Buenos Aires

The duo formed by Cecilia Frias (piano) and Sebastián Tozzola (bass clarinet) will perform the Argentine premiere of my piece “Crippled tango” on August 6th.

Here is the press release:

El clarinete bajo y el piano. La música creada específicamente para estos dos instrumentos juntos es el motor que lleva adelante a este duo que formamos felizmente con Cecilia Frias.
Allí se nos ve ensayando para el concierto que tendrá lugar en la Biblioteca para Ciegos (Lezica 3909) el dia sábado 6 de agosto a las 18hs, en donde estaremos tocando Crippled Tango, de Jorge Variego, Edifice de David Bennett Thomas y la Sonata de Arthur Gottschalk.

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Listen to the version of the piece for alto saxophone and piano recorded by Alejandra Saez (piano) and Mauricio Agüero (alto saxophone).

      Crippled Tango

Roberto Oliveira at the 12th Edition of the Festival de Jazz de Vigo

Artist extraordinaire Roberto Oliveira will be performing two of my compositions at the 12the edition of the Festival de Jazz de Vigo on July 4th. He is part of a great program with outstanding musicians, including Hermeto Pascoal.

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 10.19.32 AMVuelve la fiesta del jazz a Vigo y lo hace un año más de la mano del Imaxina Sons, el festival promovido por el ayuntamiento y que se celebra del 1 al 9 de julio de 2016. La decimosegunda edición del Festival de Jazz de Vigo Imaxina Sons llega bien completa. Un programa construido a base de conciertos de primer nivel y actividades para todos los públicos expandidas por diferentes espacios de la ciudad. Música que sonará a cubierto y a cielo abierto con especial atención al jazz de nuestro entorno y en la búsqueda de la complicidad de toda la ciudadanía. Una celebración de la música y de la cultura para arrancar el mes de julio y el verano en la ciudad. Las entradas estarán a la venta a partir del 20 de junio en ataquilla.com.

Listen to Roberto performing “Nunca tan lejos”

     Nunca tan lejos – for vibraphone and computer (version by Roberto Oliveira – excerpt)

“Leonardo” premiered at Concordia College

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The Big Band at Concordia College conducted by artist extraordinaire Russell Peterson, premiered my recent work Leonardo on April 11. Super exciting news!

Program notes about the work:

The piece is about Leonardo’s Pizzeria located on the corner of 13th St. and University Avenue in Gainesville, Florida. It is also about the composer Leonardo Balada. It is not about Leonardo Da Vinci.

There is a video of the live performance here.

          Leonardo (version by the UT Big Band, Keith Brown conductor, Alex Reyes, tenor sax)

“Nunca tan lejos” in the Discordia album release

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Album release concert featuring electroacoustic music from the southeast! Nearly all the works appearing on this 2nd release from the EMPiRES label are beign performed at the Dancz Center for New Music in Athens!

Check out this line-up…

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“Nunca tan lejos” – Jorge Variego
Justin Iadonisi, percussion

“Pyromancer” – Peter Van Zandt Lane
Peter Van Zandt Lane, bassoon

“Over $100,000 Worth” – Jason R. Butcher and Don Hassler
Jason R. Butcher and Don Hassler, synthesizers

“From Afar, Drawing Near” – Cody Brookshire
Victoria Bethel, Bb trumpet

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“Malleis” – Aaron Anderson
Matheus Rocha, piano

“A Cave” – Adam Scott Neal
Hanna Lisa Steffanson, piano

“Tunnel of Quantum Love” – Hanna Lisa Steffanson
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“fragments/frames” – Rob Seaback
Addison Mason, tenor saxophone

“In Fields Forgotten by the Sun” – John Hennecken
Lucas Scalamogna, violin

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Snacks and beverages will be on hand before the concert and during the intermission. An open post-concert talk/panel/Q&A will immeditaly follow the concert.

Also,the whole thing is FREE! Come out and support these regional composers and performers creating great electronic music!

Generous support from UGA’s Willson Center has made this event possible. See you there!

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Album Description: After the 2014 release of the metallic-tinged electroacoustic compilation “Sonic Flux,” EMPiRES sought to organize a compilation of music by composers and performers from the southeastern United States. Here in this second compilation volume, there is an overarching evocation of discord present across the 10 tracks, musically depicted not only in harmony and timbre, but also in rhythm, space, form, and contrasting characters of sound source elements. With this theme fortuitously arising out of the contributed recordings, it was fitting to use the title “Discordia,” taken directly from the title of the album’s cover art by Frances Jemini.