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 invisible hand at the Abrons Center

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
Concert 12, Abrons Art Center, Playhouse
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 8-10:30 PM

Gustavo D. Chab, Blending Birds
Jorge E. Variego, The invisible hand
Frederik Gran, Vox Terminus
Ryan Carter, On the limits of a system and the consequences of my decisions
Peter VZ Lane, Studies in Momentum
Seth Rozanoff, Qu-Extensions
Nathaniel J. Haering, Cimmerian Isolation
Federico Llach, Begin
Gil Dori, Linea/Punto
Martim Galvao, For Four (for piano and electronics)
Bradley G. Robin, Fracture
Daniel Morel, Meditation

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
New York City
Box office: 212.352.3101
Concert $20   Day Pass $30

At the SCI National conference in April

I will be presenting a new piece at the SCI National Conference at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo in April.

SCI 2017 National Conference
at Western Michigan University
March 30 – April 1, 2017

Western Michigan University’s School of Music is thrilled to announce that we will host the SCI National Conference in 2017. This year’s featured guest ensembles include Ensemble Dal Niente, Spektral Quartet, SPLICE Ensemble, Coalescence Percussion Duo, and Duo Furioso. 

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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.

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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

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)

La jungla in the winter edition of ink&coda

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ALEX BECK is ink&coda 3.1’s featured artist.

An award-winning painter and illustrator, Alex Beck maintains a studio in Arlington, Virginia. Known for his uncommonly versatile work in oil, acrylic, and gouache, his commissions and full-time work range from traditional formal portraits of Malcolm Gladwell to complex personal figurative painting. He is also professionally adapted to new technologies and digital painting.

Beck’s experience includes working as a concept/production artist for the Oscar/Emmy-winning animation house Moonbot Studios, as well as doing production work for Myachi Entertainment, The Design Center, and Tervis Tumbler. His work has received recognition in several juried gallery shows including Best of Show in Illest of Ill and Honorable Mention in the Crystal City Underground Gallery “Mayhem” Show. In 2012, Alex curated his first solo show, Gadzooks. His illustrations have appeared in Arlington Magazine and Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual #19, and were showcased at the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition in New York City. Currently, Alex commonly exhibits at local Washington Metropolitan venues.

Beck was formally trained at Ringling College of Art and Design, graduating with honors in 2012. He also expanded his training at the Illustration Academy in Kansas City, Missouri; The Masters Class at Amherst, Massachusetts; and The Art League of Alexandria, Virginia where he now teaches during the winter semester.

La jungla at Seamus 2016

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The conference will be held Feb 11 – 13, 2016 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.  The conference will migrate between the downtown area and the university with the hope of bringing music and media art to the public.

The theme of SEAMUS 2016 is Transvergence. When paths converge at a basis, rather than simply diverge along their previous trajectories, the paths can instead veer along a transvergent trajectory outside the foreseen boundaries implied by pre-convergent momentum.

While convergence and divergence are simple linear extrapolations that proceed by strategies of alignment transvergence advances translinearly by tactics of derailment. … convergence and divergence contain the hidden assumption that the true in either a cultural or an objective sense is a continuous landmass. Transvergence recognises true statements to be islands in an alien archipelago sometimes only accessible by leaps flights and voyages on vessels of artifice   – from Marcos Novak’s “Speciation, Transvergence, Allogenesis: Notes on the Production of the Alien”

Walls received honorable mention in the American Prize!

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Great News! I’ve just been awarded Honorable Mention in the Chamber Music Professional division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts.

Here’s the link:  

Listen to the work here:

     Walls (flutes nonet) (version by the University of Florida Flute Choir, Dir. Kristen Stoner)

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