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Events & Appearances

+ Upcoming

  • September 5, Panama City (Panama): World premiere of Percussion Concerto, with Carlos Camacho and the National Symphony Orchestra of Panama (cond. F. Garcia-De Castro). Also in the program is my Passacaglia on a theme by Bach, and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.
  • October 27, Cleveland: Alia Musica performs Memoria at CUSP.
  • November 25, Pittsburgh: Performance of Surround, for six harps around the audience, at the Western PA School for Blind Children.
  • March 1, 2019, Pittsburgh: LA-based ensemble Brightwork performs Un re in ascolto ii at the New Hazlett Theater, as part of Music on the Edge's Festival of Microtonal Music.

+ Recent

  • Winter-Spring 2019: Memoria performed by Alia Musica, with Gizelle Rodríguez and with Katherine Bell, at various venues in Pittsburgh (Heinz Chapel, Lighthouse Project, City of Asylum), Morgantown (WVU) and Slippery Rock (SRU).
  • October 6, Pittsburgh: Daniel Curtis conducts Surround, for six harps around the audience, at CMU's Contemporary Ensemble Concert. With Natalie Severson, Sara Magill, Mia Venezia, Alyssa Hensley, Alice Statham, and Katelyn Croft.
  • Premiere of La Destruction (on a text by Baudelaire) by Quince at the Library of Congress in Washington DC (October 30, 2018).
  • Bogota (Colombia): Performance of Memoria (Beatriz Elena Martínez, soprano) by Ensemble CG at the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo (October 18, 2018).
  • Premiere of Surround, for six harps around the audience, at the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music 2018 on September 9, 2018 (Natalie Severson, Gretchen Van Hoesen, Nuiko Wadden, Sara Magill, Mia Venezia, Alyssa Hensley). Commissioned by a Lift grant from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Further performance conducted by Daniel Curtis at CMU's Contemporary Ensemble Concert (October 6, 2018).
  • Featured in the "Portraits" series by NAT 28. Pittsburgh, November 13, 2016.
  • Composer in Residence, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, February 16-20, 2016.
  • MusicArte Festival, Panama City, June 9-20, 2015.
  • Featured artist, Community Supported Art, New Hazlett Theater (Pittsburgh, 2014). Commission: Rendering for solo piano.
  • Composer in residence at Conexión Drácula (Panama, 2014). Commission: "Anoche soñé", incidental music (countertenor, clarinet, percussion).
  • Featured Composer at the Thailand International Composition Festival (Bangkok, 2014), along with Bernard Rands, Augusta Read Thomas, and Ken Ueno. Premieres: Festive Fugue for wind symphony; Calco for solo cello.
  • One of six composers in the "12 by 7" Commission Project of Scordatura Music Society (Houston, 2011). Commission: Nocturne for string quartet.
  • Featured Composer at the Dallas Festival of Modern Music (Dallas, 2010). Commission: "Aquel que al verme", for mezzo, flute, viola, guitar, and 2 percussionists.

+ Other festivals and workshops

  • Levon Manukyan Collegium Musicum (Burgas, Bulgaria, 2013).
  • New Music Festival at Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL, 2013).
  • Conductors Institute, Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 2011).
  • Music X. (Blonay, Switzerland, 2010).
  • Cabrillo Festival of Modern Music. (Santa Cruz, CA, 2009).
  • American Composer Orchestra/University of Pennsylvania new music readings (Philadelphia, 2009).
  • U-3 Festival (Pittsburgh, 2003)

+ Composer Talks

  • Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Percussion studio (Cincinnati, OH, 2017).
  • Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University (Columbus, GA, 2016)
  • Carson McCullers Center (Columbus, GA, 2016)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia, 2015)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Valencia, Spain, 2015)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pitsburgh, PA, 2014)
  • Mahidon University (Thailand International Composition Festival, Bangkok, 2014)
  • Eastman School of Muisc (Rochester, NY, 2014)
  • Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (2014)
  • Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA, 2013)
  • Houston Baptist University (Houston, TX, 2011)
  • University of North Texas (Denton, TX, 2011)

+ Conducting (selected)

  • May 5, 2017, Pittsburgh: Luciano Berio's Laborintus II with Alia Musica and Quince Ensemble.
  • January 21, 2017, Pittsburgh: Alia Musica on works by Boulez, David Stock, John Arrigo-Nelson, Patrick Burke, and the premiere of Emergences by Phil Taylor. PNC Hall, Duquesne University.
  • May 26, 2016, Pittsburgh: Alia Musica at the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music, featuring soprano Tony Arnold. Works by Augusta Read Thomas, Curtis Rumrill, Brian Riordan, Federico Garcia-De Castro, and the premiere of Ken Ueno's Sawdust in Ararat.
  • May 11, 2016: Flashmob of Stravinsky's Firebird at Market Square in Pittsburgh, as part of the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music.
  • February 19, 2016, Columbus, GA: Alia Musica Pittsburgh in residence at Schwob School of Music. Works by Boulez, James Ogburn, Ivan Knees, Brian Riordan, Federico Garcia-De Castro.
  • June 20, 2015, Panama City: Alia Musica Pittsburgh at MusicArte Festival. Works by Boulez, C. Sanchez-Gutierrez, Ivan Knees, Heriberto Pinzón, and Christopher Dietz.

Works

+ Chamber

  • Surround, for six harps placed around the audience (2018). Commissioned by a Lift grant from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
  • "Memoria", homage to Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa (2015, commissioned by Dal Niente). sop/vl.vc/gtr.pc.13'
  • Seven visions of alchemy (2015, commissioned by Luisa Sello and Alvin Wong). fl/vc.9'
  • Un re in ascolto ii (2014, for the Eastman Broadband and Alia Musica Pittsburgh). fl.cl/2pc.gtr.pf/vl.vc.14'
  • Long stories short (2011, commissioned by Trillium Ensemble). fl.cl.pf. Three stand-alone movements. 7'
  • "Aquel que al verme," on a text by Nicolás García De Castro (2010, commissioned by Ars Nova Dallas). mezzo/fl/2pc.gtr/vla.8'
  • Festive Fugue for 10 winds, double-bass, and percussion (2010, commissioned by Ars Nova Dallas). 5'
  • À trois (2010). vl.pc.pf.7'
  • Bajo el Hechizo (2009). mar.gtr.pf.9'
  • Livre pour deux pianos (2008). 27'
  • Endecaphony (2007). fl.ob.cl.fg/pc.pf.hp/2vl.vla.vc.12'
  • Septet (2004). ob.fg/cor.tbn/pc/vl.vc.14'
  • "An Anatomy of the World" on texts by John Donne (2002, rev. 2009). sop/fl.cl.cor/pc.pf/vl.vc.6'

+ Large ensemble

  • Concerto for percussion and wind symphony (2017, commissioned by Carlos Camacho). solo perc/2.2.e-flat cl.6cl.bcl.2/2sx alt.tnr.bar/433/timp.perc/cb.18'
  • Calco ii for orchestra (2016, commissioned by the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra). 2(pic)222/4230/tp/str.10'
  • Contrepoint for strings (2015). str.8'
  • Pluribus (2011). 1(pic)111/1110/tp.pc.pf/2vl.vla.vc.cb7'
  • Festive Fugue for wind symphony (2010). 2+pic.2.cl I,II,bcl.2/2sx alt.tnr.bar/423.euph.tba/timp.3perc/cb.5'
  • Inter Alia (2009). 2(picc)2(eh)22/2221/pc.tp.hp=pf/str.5'
  • Consequence in two movements, (2009). 1111/1110/2pc.kbd/str.8'
  • Passacaglia on a theme by Bach (2001, first prize in the National Composition Competition for Orchestra in Bogotá, Colombia). 2(pic)22(bcl)2/4231/2pc.tp.hp/str.10'

+ Soloist

  • Concerto for percussion and wind symphony (2017, commissioned by Carlos Camacho). solo perc/2.2.e-flat cl.6cl.bcl.2/2sx alt.tnr.bar/433/timp.perc/cb.18'
  • Romanza for guitar (2016, commissioned by Jordan Dodson). gtr. 7'
  • Rendering for solo piano (2014, commissioned by the New Hazlett Theater). pf.12'
  • Calco for solo cello (2014, for Alvin Wong at the 10th Thailand International Competition Festival). vc.9'
  • Chemins, three episodes and aria for solo cello (2013, commissioned by Kate Dillingham and Random Access Music). vc.9'
  • 5,6,4,3 for solo clarinet (2010). Version for solo flute (2011). cl or fl. 9'
  • Canon for violin and piano (2002, rev. 2009). vl.pf.5'
  • Act for guitar (2001). gtr.6'
  • Fantasia on a theme by Bach for solo piano (2001). pf.10'
  • Consequence for oboe and piano (2000). ob.pf.7'

+ Vocal

  • La Destruction, on a poem by Baudelaire (2018). Commissioned by Quince Ensemble.
  • Al vacío, on a text by Nicolás García De Castro (2016). sop/mezzo.gtr.6'
  • "Memoria", homage to Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa (2015, commissioned by Ensemble Dal Niente). sop/vl.vc/gtr.pc.13'
  • "Aquel que al verme", on a text by Nicolás García De Castro (2010, commissioned by Ars Nova Dallas). mezzo/fl/2pc.gtr/vla.8'
  • "An Anatomy of the World" on texts by John Donne (2003, rev. 2009). sop/fl.cl.cor/pc.pf/vl.vc.6'

+ In progress

  • New piece for Anagram trio (viola, cello, bass).

+ Commissioned arrangements

  • Perry's Victory March for orchestra (Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, 2013).
  • The Wexfort Carol for tenor and orchestra (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 2012).
  • The Goblin's Dance, for violin and strings (Erie Philharmonic, 2012).
  • Fandango for orchestra (University of Pittsburgh, 2003).

Downloadable scores

~ parts and performance materials available by request ~
Romanza (guitar; 2016)
Contrepoint (string orchestra; 2015)
Memoria (soprano, violin, cello, guitar, percussion; 2015)
Rendering (solo piano; 2014)
Pluribus (chamber orchestra; 2011)
5,6,4,3 (solo clarinet, 2010; solo flute, 2011)
Aquel que al verme (mezzo, flute, viola, guitar, 2 percussionists; 2010)
Bajo el Hechizo (marimba, guitar, piano; 2009)
Livre pour deux pianos (two pianos; 2008)
Endecaphony (woodwind quartet, string quartet, piano, harp, percussion; 2007)
Canon (violin, piano; 2002)
Passacaglia on a theme by Bach (symphony orchestra; 2001)

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