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Concierto: Neil Rolnick

Neil Rolnick (EUA)

10 abr 2015

El compositor Neil Rolnick presentará un concierto de su música, haciendo énfasis en piezas recientes y antiguas de su repertorio para solo de laptop, desde el 1987 hasta la fecha. Rolnick se ha focalizado en interpretación por computadora desde los años 70s, y ha desarrollado un acercamiento altamente musical utilizando la computadora como instrumento.

Música para solo de computadora

A Robert Johnson Sampler - Neil Rolnick
Gate Beats - Neil Rolnick
Balkaization - Neil Rolnick
O Brother! - Neil Rolnick
WakeUp - Neil Rolnick and Felice & Boudleaux Bryant

Composer Neil Rolnick pioneered in the use of computers in musical performance, beginning in the late 1970s. Based in New York City since 2002, his music has received increasingly wide recognition and numerous performances both in the US and abroad. Rolnick has often included unexpected and unusual combinations of materials and media in his music. He has performed his music around the world, exploring forms as diverse as digital sampling, interactive multimedia, and acoustic vocal, chamber and orchestral works. Throughout the 1980s and ‘90s he was responsible for the development of the first integrated electronic arts graduate and undergraduate programs in the US, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s iEAR Studios, in Troy, NY.

Though much of Rolnick’s work connects music and technology, and is therefore considered in the realm of “experimental” music, his music has always been highly melodic and accessible. Whether working with electronic sounds, acoustic ensembles, or combinations of the two, his music has been characterized by critics as “sophisticated,” “hummable and engaging,” and as having “good senses of showmanship and humor.”

In 2014 Rolnick completed Silicon Breath for solo saxophone and computer, commissioned by the New York State Council on the Arts, and Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand for solo piano, commissioned by the Fromm Foundation. These pieces, along with a new piece, Cello Ex Machina, for solo cello and computer, will be on a new CD of recent large scale pieces to be released by Innova in 2015. During this period Rolnick also completed the first two of a series of new solo laptop performance pieces, O Brother! and WakeUp, deconstructing recordings by Rolnick’s younger brother and by the Everly Brothers, respectively. 2014 also saw the release of Rolnick’s 18th commercially available recording, The iFiddle Concerto, released digitally by the American Composers Orchestra, featuring violinist Todd Reynolds.
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