Nunca tan lejos @ UGA

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.

Small big band again with Douty

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.”

Southeastern Composers Collective – Concert II

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     

Recontextualizations in the last issue of Ink&coda

My piece “Recontextualizations” was selected for the 4.2 summer release of the Ink&coda journal. I’m thrilled to be part of it among an outstanding selection of creative artists. The recording of the work features the Domino Ensemble with Mark Boling (guitar), Keith Brown (drums), Jon Hamar (double bass) and Jorge Variego (bass clarinet and electronics). Enjoy!


The UT EE at the 13th Electro Music Festival

The University of Tennessee Electroacoustic Ensemble will present a 30′ set at the Electro Music Festival in Indianápolis this Sunday August 6th 3:30 PM. The group will feature: Brandan Harden (saxophone – synthesizer), Alex Gray (EWI, saxophone and computer), Elise Stephens (visuals), Harry Ward (Keys), Gurudev Ball (synthesizer), Jorge Variego (direction, computer and self powered-processed drill).

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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