At the Harold Golen Gallery

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In collaboration with the Harold Golen Gallery, FETA Foundation presents Jorge Variego (clarinets and electronics) in a concert filled with new works by Latin American composers . The music contemplates the fine line between composition and free improvisation while engaging electronic media. The program of works by Blas Atehortúa (Colombia), Ricardo Dal Farra (Argentina-Canadá), Jorge Variego (Argentina-USA), Daniel Schachter (Argentina), Jose Miguel Candela (Chile), Miguel Noya (Venezuela) and Mirtru Escalona Mijares (Venezuela) features a balanced spectrum of electronic, acoustic and  visual components.

Walls in the semifinals of the American Prize

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Great News! I’ve just been selected as a semi-finalist in the Chamber Music Professional division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here’s the link: http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com.

The American Prize will be announcing finalists in my division in several weeks. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize

Roberto Oliveira – Kableado in Santiago de Compostela

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Kableado
es un programa de percusión, electrónica y arte visual, con  altas dosis de improvisación, que busca generar un ambiente propicio para el entendimiento de estas nuevas tendencias en el arte sonoro y
fomentar el interés por la música electroacústica. Con instrumental de percusión convencional (vibráfono, cencerros…) y no convencional (piedras, agua, madera, metal…), Kableado reúne obras Gewis6web1-700x464de Andrés Àlvarez (Galicia), María Mendoza (Galicia), Raúl Tudón (México), Jorge Variego (Argentina) y Diana Pérez y Reyes Oteo (Andalucia), concibiendo un universo de nuevos sonidos, texturas y sensaciones. Arte sonoro y nuevas tendencias de la mano de Roberto Oliveira, alquimista audaz y vanguardista, centrado en la interpretación de nuevas técnicas, recursos instrumentales renovados y aspectos escénicos inusuales, motivado por el enriquecimiento y renovación del concepto y la experiencia del concierto como un todo.

Performance: July 10th

More: http://robertoliveira.es/

Faculty recital at UT on March 4th

(click to watch the performance’s video)

 

 

Concert program – Dr Jorge Variego

March 4th 2015 8 PM – Powell Recital Hall

tele- (solo piano) 2010

Grace Lee

La jungla (piano y orquesta de ajubitas) 2014

fixed media

A rare form of kleptomania (violin and computer) 2014

Carlos Hernandez – violin
Jorge Variego – computer

Inner blues (vibraphone and color keyboard) 2015 – World premiere

Emory Hensley – vibraphone
Jorge Variego – color keyboard

Walls (flute nonet) 2007

Krysta Rutland, Flute, Piccolo
Lauren Asimakoupoulos,  Flute, Piccolo
Dr. Shelley Binder, Flute, Piccolo
Megan Whiteman, Flute, Piccolo
Parrel Appolis, Flute, Piccolo
Olivia Anderson, Flute, Piccolo
Kathryn Lasley, Alto Flute, Flute, Piccolo
Soihban Durry, Alto Flute, Flute
Jasmeen Pantleay, Bass Flute,  Flute

Director: Michael Douty

Program notes:

tele-

The piece brings back the origins of telecommunication. This idea severely limits the sonic environment: the rhythm is reduced to the basic idea of “short” and “long” values, and only a few pitches are utilized throughout the piece.

La jungla

La jungla is an automated algorithmic composition that combines textures of varying density with the manipulation of samples in real time. Written in SuperCollider, the piece uses a library of sounds taken from the book ‘Apuntes sobre nuevos recursos tímbricos para instrumentos de cuerda frotada’ by Marcelo Ajubita.

A rare form of kleptomania

The work is a derivative composition from pieces by other composers. It is a homage that celebrates many preexisting compositions without fixing to any of them. An idea formed by many other ideas with only one unique element, this very performance.
Inner blues

The work is a jazz ballad in sulfuric acid.

Walls

The piece is based on a nine-note block that is always observed from a different perspective. At the beginning it is seen as a perfect vertical simultaneity, then turning ninety degrees to become a horizontal succession of pitches that appears on the bass flute.
The unison represents the moment in a three dimensions rotation of the block in which all its components remain behind the only visible one, represented by a single note.
These procedures continue all through the piece until the climax point where seven piccolos gradually appear to overlap the horizontal line by the two lower flutes.
Towards the end the textures become more irrupting to conclude with a choral texture that emerges from the unison.

 

Terminus ensemble at UT – February 17th 2015

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Terminus Ensemble of Contemporary Music was founded in 2011 to promote new classical music by composers based in Atlanta, Georgia. Terminus was the original name of Atlanta – it was the end of the line for the Western & Atlantic Railroad. But Terminus does not literally mean “the end.” Rather, it means “boundary.” Our ensemble focuses on music made by natives and residents of Atlanta, but we also seek to explore the boundaries of art music.

Pendulum by Navona Records – CD release

New music featured in the next Society of Composers Inc. CD “Pendulum” released by PARMA Records. Click on the image to get to more information about the album, the featured artists and the scores.

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More information about the Parma Music Festival:

Portsmouth Herald

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140807-ENTERTAIN-408070301

Manchester Union-Leader

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140807/NEWHAMPSHIRE0105/140809261

 Lawrence Eagle-Tribune

http://www.eagletribune.com/lifestyle/x1927896792/Music-Music-Music?zc_p=0

Arts Fuse

http://artsfuse.org/112013/fuse-music-preview-portsmouth-nh-and-parma-recordings-host-an-eclectic-music-festival/

Plataforma 37 en Rosario

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Este viernes 11  de julio a las 21  Biblioteca Argentina – Pje. Alvarez 1550 – , con entrada libre y gratuita se presenta  el dúo “Plataforma 37”,    integrado por Luis Caruana (bandoneón y composición) y Jorge Variego (clarinetes y composición) con repertorio propio. Esta es su segunda función después del debut, hace 7 días. Organiza Secretaría de Cultura y Educación de la Municipalidad de Rosario.

 El dúo “Plataforma 37”  adoptó ese nombre porque “Después de muchos años, nos encontramos en esa plataforma (en Retiro) y ahi empezamos a gestar la idea del dúo”, nos contó Jorge Variego.

Getting ready for Visiones Sonoras 2013!

 

     Listen to the work I will be performing at the Festival in a few days

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¿Qué es Visiones Sonoras?
“Visiones Sonoras” es un festival que se ha consolidado como el principal evento en su tipo en México y uno de los principales en Latinoamérica. Se trata de un espacio para generar vínculos entre artistas y estudiantes, crear nuevos públicos y fomentar la creación de nuevas obras que integren el uso de las nuevas tecnologías. A través del encuentro de compositores, una serie de conferencias y talleres y los encargos a creadores mexicanos y extranjeros, este festival intenta contribuir a fomentar la creación sonora que incorpore el uso de las nuevas tecnologías de una manera que promueva la reflexión sobre las implicaciones del uso de estas herramientas en los procesos creativos de los artistas de hoy.