ALAN RETAMOZO

COMPOSER + GUITARIST

Musik In Nebel (Fog Music) - Density 512
Jun
30
5:00 PM17:00

Musik In Nebel (Fog Music) - Density 512

Musik in Nebel (Fog Music): exploring improvisation and ambiguity with Liminal Sound Series

Sunday, June 30
Scottish Rite Theater, 5pm

Program
Christine Burke half murmur
Alan Retamozo new work*
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten new work*
Jeff Snyder Substratum**
Camila Agosto Chain Reaction
Vinko Globokar Kaleidoskop im Nebel

*commission and world premiere
**world premiere of new arrangement

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In collaboration with Liminal Sound Series
Nicholas Perry Clark, conductor

Musik in Nebel (Fog Music) explores music that is largely improvised, ambiguous, and inspired by stream-of-consciousness composition. We present two brand-new commissions by local composers, Alan Retamozo and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, as well as a commissioned arrangement of a concerto for pedal steel guitar by Jeff Snyder featuring Bob Hoffnar, Director of the Liminal Sound Series.

The music that Density512 plays is generally notated with great complexity. Musicians struggle to try and replicate the sounds that are exactly what the composer intended. But some composers take a different approach, by giving the performers more control. Camila Agosto's Chain Reaction is a series of musical images that the players interpret simultaneously. In Christine Burke's half murmur, the composer supplies a page with specific directions for all the instruments and gives them seconds of time to elaborate on what she's written. We end the show with Vinko Globokar, a trombonist, composer, and wild improviser. His work, Kaleidoskop im Nebel (Kaleidoscope in fog) fits with the other works as it is a stream-of-consciousness collage of sounds. The music is comprised of intricate instrumental techniques, peculiar percussion resonances, and even coughing and laughing from orchestra members as if we have stumbled into the middle of Globokar's improvisatory creative space. 

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Slant Ensemble at NMASS 2019
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

Slant Ensemble at NMASS 2019

Alan Retamozo and Slant Ensemble present new commissioned work at New Media Art & Sound Summit Festival (NMASS).

FRIDAY 7/5/19.

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The 2019 New Media Art & Sound Summit presented by COTFG takes place July 5th, 6th and 7th at Ground Floor Theatre in Austin, Tx.

Performers include Dave Dove & Jawaad Taylor (Houston, Tx), Lisa Harris (Houston, Tx), Slant Ensemble (Austin, Tx), Lacey Lewis with Jess Garland, Sevseveer (Chicago, IL), Elizabeth A. Baker (FL) + Austin players, Thollem McDonas w/Seetha Shivaswamy, Emily Beanblossom(Chicago, IL), Lime Rickey International (CA), Dax Norman, Jassie Rios(Washington DC), Post-Industrial Artyšok (CZ), Daniel Fawcett & Li Tao(CA), Lynn Lane (from Transitory Sound & Movement Collective in Houston), Thomas Bey William Bailey and Alex Keller (Austin, TX), FACE OFF: YourFaceMyFace with art by Dieter Geisler (Austin, Tx), North Texas Feminist Improvising Group, Mossery, A.R. Abbauen, Donny Who Loved Bowling, Steve Parker and more TBA soon!  (Friday July 5th is co-sponsored by Sonic Transmissions Festival.)

Admission is an incredibly affordable $5-$15 per set at any time at the door but the best way to support our program is by purchasing a day pass or entire weekend event pass for $50. We are an all volunteer run organization with no corporate sponsorship. We appreciate the community contributions via ticket purchases to support the performing artists and designers involved in creating the comfortable listening environment for this event.

Support our entire program by purchasing the 3-day pass for $50.

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www.facebook.com/NMASSfest/

https://nmassfest.org

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New Music Mixer: Alan Retamozo, featured composer (presented by KMFA Classical 98.5 and Sightlines Magazine)
Jun
18
5:00 PM17:00

New Music Mixer: Alan Retamozo, featured composer (presented by KMFA Classical 98.5 and Sightlines Magazine)

KMFA and Sightlines are proud to present New Music Mixer, a monthly happy hour series for classical music nerds and newbies alike at Friends and Allies Brewing. Join us at our next event for a conversation with featured composer Alan Retamozo. Kick back, enjoy $1 off your pint, and geek out over your love of new music!

The presentation portion of the evening will begin at 6:00 p.m.

KMFA New Music Mixer

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 Parking:
If the main parking lot is full, additional parking is available behind the brewery. Turn in off of Springdale close to Airport at Dimension Gallery and go all the way back past Brothers Produce to the back lot. There is a paved walkway around the right side of the building to the front entrance.

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"Be Light, Be Line" - Masters Jazz Composition Recital
May
7
12:30 PM12:30

"Be Light, Be Line" - Masters Jazz Composition Recital

Alan Retamozo presents his masters jazz composition recital. Wednesday 5/8/19. 6pm @ Recital Studio MRH 2.608 (Butler School of music

Be Light, Be Line
A three movement piece for jazz octet featuring great soloists and a mix of conducted group improvisation and traditionally notated material.

Alan Retamozo, composer/conductor
Nick Brown, clarinet
Jim Buennig, saxophones
Matt Maldonado, saxophones
Paulo Santos, flute and saxophones
Nick Clark, bassoon/contrabassoon
Carolyn Trowbridge, vibraphone
James Suter, bass
Fabio Augustinis, drums

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Soundspace Concert featuring GO Organic Orchestra @ Blanton Museum of Art
Jan
25
2:00 PM14:00

Soundspace Concert featuring GO Organic Orchestra @ Blanton Museum of Art

This takes place as part of: 
http://blantonmuseum.org/calendar_events/details/soundspace_free_music_and_community/

GO: ORGANIC ORCHESTRA 
composed and improvisationally conducted by Adam Rudolph
2 pm 2 sets

Go: Organic Orchestra is a 21st century vision of a kind of future orchestra: it is an original orchestral concept of world music improvisation started by Adam Rudolph in 2001. Since then he has taught and improvisationally conducted hundreds of musicians in both Europe and the United States, The music is composed as thematic material that provides a spontaneous orchestral context and inspiration for improvisational dialogue. The multicultural dynamic of Go: Organic Orchestra expresses a creative vision of a world without boundaries: of culture as the vessel for human understanding, empathy and sharing. 

The multicultural dynamic of Go: Organic Orchestra itself expresses a creative vision of a world without boundaries: of culture as the vessel for human understanding, empathy and sharing. This is desperately needed at this time in history. Politics can explain, but the musical arts show this potential as a practicum and as human expression. Go: Organic Orchestra is a kind of future orchestra: an integrated, evolved and prototypical arts expression of a vision of our shared humanity. 

Link to information about GO: ORGANIC ORCHESTRA (including videos):
http://www.metarecords.com/go.html

 

Link to 2012 DownBeat CD review of GO ORGANIC ORCHESTRA
http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2012/DB201203/single_page_view/77.html

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