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.

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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

Listen to Roberto performing “Nunca tan lejos”

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

“6 inches” for Big Band

discount wedding dresses A new work based on Charles Bukowski’s short story Six Inches. Here an excerpt: “Sarah got me down to being 6 inches tall. She carried me to the  store in  her  purse. I could look out at the people through the little air  holes she  had  poked in her purse. I will say one thing for the woman. She  still allowed me to have my beer. I drank it by the thimble. A quart would last me a  month. In the old days it was gone in 45 minutes. I was resigned. I  knew that  if  she  wished to do so she could make me vanish entirely.  Better  6 inches than nothing.”

     6 inches by the UT Big Band. Keith Brown, director, Alex Reyes, tenor.

Nacusa – SCI Snapshot Starts on 5-19

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NACUSA 2016 National Conference Schedule of Events

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Directors Andrew Sigler and Jorge Variego

UTK Personnel

Mark Drake – chatterbird liason
Robert Clark – On-site logistics
Alex Gray – Media expert
Brandan Harden, Skye van Duuren – Stage Manager
Miriam Budayr – Program Manager
Coy Parton – Tech manager

SCI Concert One
Thursday May 19, 5:00 p.m.
Powell Hall

From the Mist for alto saxophone and tape – Brandan Harden
Brandan Harden, saxophone

Blackberry Winter – Cody Brookshire
Richard Knepp, guitar

Tubstep for tuba and electronics – Zack Grass
Zack Grass, tuba

Isolation Studies 1 and 2 for clarinet and tape – David Floyd
David Floyd, clarinet

Splitting Dimensions piano and electronics – Ben Robichaux
Ben Robichaux, piano

Guest artist presentation: Jeff Morris, Texas A&M
“Collaborating with Machines: Hybrid Performances
Allow a Different Perspective on Generative Art”
Thursday May 19, 6:30 p.m.
Location TBD

SCI Concert Two
Thursday May 19, 8:00 p.m.
Powell Hall

r.b. (2016) multimedia – Emory Hensley
Emory Hensley

Fire Birth Promenade for fixed media – Stephen Medlar

Tears of Tesla 2: Electric Boogaloo for accordion and electronics – Stewart Engart
Stewart Engart, accordion

Bedtime for voice and computer – Sarah Hemminger
Sara Hemminger, vocals

UT Electroacoustic Ensemble

SCI Concert Three
Friday, May 20, 2:00 p.m.
Powell Hall

Imbalance – Martín Gendelman

Convivium – Kevin Lyons

Reprieve – Michael Ursery

Rio Amazonas – Dalton Daniel

Above the Clouds – Cydney Gardner

Libertango – Piazzola
(arr. Dalton Daniel)

NACUSA Composer/Performer Concert One
Friday, May 20, 5:00 p.m.
Powell Hall

Euphonic Soundscape – Ken Davies
Cody Ford, euphonium
fixed media

Mnemosyne – Joseph Rebman
I. Calliope – Muse of Epic Poetry
II. Melpomene – Muse of Tragedy
III. Terpsichore – Muse of Dance
IV. Erato – Muse of Love Poetry
V. Clio – Muse of History
VI. Euterpe – Muse of Elegiac Poetry
VII. Polyhymnia – Muse of Hymns
VIII. Thalia – Muse of Comedy
IX. Urania – Muse of Astronomy

Joseph Rebman, harp
Cleo Leung, flute

Two Lost Loves – Andrew Hannon
Andrea Cheeseman, clarinet
fixed media

Convergences – Joshua Tomlinson
fixed media

Shaded Rhythms – Daniel Morel
Luis Víquez, clarinet

The Sound of Scarlet – William Price
James Zingara, trumpet

Traces – Bret Bohman
Scott Bartlett, bassoon
fixed media

NACUSA Composer/Performer Concert Two
Friday, May 20, 8:00 p.m.
Powell Hall

Metamorphosis IV – Valentin Bogdan
Valentin Bogdan and Julia Mortyakova, piano

hammers – Adam Scott Neal
Adam Scott Neal, piano

Dialog #4 – Joe Alexander
I. Moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro
Joe Alexander, tuba
Cody Ford, euphonium

Bunyip – Tom Dempster
Paula Van Goes, saxophone
fixed media

Fantasy and Reflections on an Air – Zack Pentecost
Tom Torrisi, guitar

Cantus II – Richard Montalto
Richard Montalto, wind controller

Three Candles – John Allemeier
Mira Frisch, cello
Scott Christian, marimba

SungEun Park – Piano
Saturday, May 21, 11:00 a.m.
Choral Room

Humoresque – Rodion Shchedrin
Alquimia – Andrew Sigler
Affabile – Wieslaw Rentowski
The Garden of Eden, III. The Serpent’s Kiss – William Bolcom
Get Rich Quick – Ian Dicke

NACUSA Board Meeting
Saturday, May 21, 12:30 p.m.
Director’s Conference Room

Chatterbird Repertoire Concert
Saturday, May 21, 2:00 p.m.
Powell Hall

Magic with Everyday Objects – Missy Mazzoli

Celine Thackston, flute
Emily Bowland, clarinet
Bryan Clark, electric guitar
Patrick Atwater, bass
Alessandra Volpi, piano

Music for Sarah – John Fonville
Celine Thackston, flute

Garden of Love – Jacob TV
Paula Van Goes, saxophone

Night Shift – Bryan Clark
Celine Thackston, flute
Emily Bowland, clarinet
Maya Stone, bassoon
Bryan Clark, electric guitar
Joshua Dent, cello
Patrick Atwater, acoustic bass
Alessandra Volpi, piano
Jesse Strauss, typewriter

8-bit Divertimento – Stephen Gorbos
Maya Stone, bassoon
electronics, video projection

Latest and Greatest – Ian Dicke
Celine Thackston, flute
Maya Stone, bassoon
Chuck Callahan, violin
Alessandra Volpi, piano
Jesse Strauss, percussion
video projection

Composer Panel
Saturday, May 21, 4:30 p.m.
Powell Hall

Chatterbird Call for Scores Concert
Saturday, May 21, 8:00 p.m.
Powell Hall

Slipstream – John Mayrose
Paula Van Goes, saxophone
Bryan Clark, electric guitar
Jesse Strauss, marimba
Alessandra Volpi, piano

Icons, movement I – Roger Briggs
Celine Thackston, flute
Emily Bowland, clarinet
Maya Stone, bassoon

Bald Mountain Breakdown – Tyler Capp
Chuck Callahan, violin
Joshua Dent, cello
Alessandra Volpi, piano

Gradient – Baljinder Sekhon, II
Paula Van Goes, saxophone
Alessandra Volpi, piano

Fast Standing Still – Jeff Morris
Paula Van Goes, saxophone
Patrick Atwater, bass
fixed media

Specific Gravity – Lansing McLoskey
Celine Thackston, flute
Emily Bowland, clarinet
Paula Van Goes, saxophone
Chuck Callahan, violin
Joshua Dent, cello
Jesse Strauss, percussion
Joseph Lee, conductor

The More Things Change – Ingrid Stölzel
Emily Bowland, clarinet
Chuck Callahan, violin
Joshua Dent, cello
Alessandra Volpi, piano
Jesse Strauss, percussion
Joseph Lee, conductor

Push/Pull – Nicholas Omiccioli
Celine Thackston, flute
Emily Bowland, clarinet
Chuck Callahan, violin
Avery Bright, viola
Joshua Dent, cello
Jesse Strauss, percussion
Alessandra Volpi, piano
Joseph Lee, conductor

“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
fixed media

“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.