On May 1, 2013 I am on my way to the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Perugia, Italy where I will be for 6 weeks working on a new piece for the Miami Symphony Orchestra and the Latin American String Quartet. The work will be dedicated in memory of my late wife who passed away in November. During my return I will be in Malaga, Spain where the Filarmonica de Malaga will be recording 3 of my orchestral works with the celebrated and very talented conductor Jose Serebrier the week of June 10.
On May 1, 2012 Innova released olas my 6th solo CD as well as 2 re-releases of CDs originally released by OO Discs The Beauty of Silence and Celestial Voices. All 3 releases include beautiful cover art by Jacek Kolasinski and are available on digital downloads. For more click here
The Beauty of Silence
To view the interview by Philip Blackburn of the Innova label where I discuss these CDs among other things click here
Article by Kyle Gann in Chamber Music Magazine
The January/February 2012 issue of Chamber Music Magazine includes an article on my work written by writer, critic, and composer Kyle Gann. The article is available for free from Chamber Music America by requesting it at their web site located here.
LATIN GRAMMY NOMINATION III
Orlando Jacinto Garcia's work mixtura (mixture) was nominated for a 2011 Latin Grammy in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition Category More. The work was recorded by cellist Iracema de Andrade on her solo CD electro-acustico released by CNMAS in Mexico More.
LATIN GRAMMY NOMINATION II
Orlando Jacinto Garcia's work silencios imaginados (imagined silences) was nominated for a 2010 Latin Grammy in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition Category More. The work was recorded by the NODUS Ensemble on sonidos cubanos a CD featuring the work of Cuban composers released by Innova Records. More
LATIN GRAMMY NOMINATION I
Orlando Jacinto Garcia’s work cuatro asimetrias (4 asymmetries) was nominated for a 2009 Latin Grammy in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category (more). The work was written for and recorded by the Asturias based entrequatre guitar quartet and is included on Garcia’s solo CD temporal, released by Innova Records (see below).
OTHER RECENT CD RELEASES
electro-acústico works for cello and electroacoustic sounds featuring cellist Iracema de Andrade with works by Javier Alvarez, Rodrigo Sigal, Daniel Barreiro, Paul Rudy, and Garcia's mixtura. Released 1/11 on the CMMAS label.
sonidos cubanos a CD featuring the NODUS Ensemble performing music by Cuban composers with works by Tania Leon, Sergio Barroso, Ileana Perez Velazquez and Garcia's silencios imaginados and viento nocturno. Released in May 2010 on Innova Recordings.
temporal, my 5th solo CD album was released in the fall of 2008 in digital download version by Innova Recordings. The CD album includes recordings of my music by several excellent performers including cellist Madeleine Shapiro, clarinetist Paul Green, glass harmonica virtuoso Thomas Bloch, and the Asturias, Spain based entrequatre guitar quartet. Works with and without electronics are included. The album and single cuts are available on iTunes, Rhapsody, and numerous other download sites. More information and the liner notes are available at the Innova site. To listen click here.
America a CD featuring flutist Andrea Ceccomori and pianist Elitza Harbova includes my work Music for Italy. Released Fall 2008 on the VDM label in Italy; works by Browning, Ziporyn, Williams, Hoffman, among others. More
RECENT AND UPCOMING WORKS OF NOTE
Please see performances/events on the left for premieres of note during the last several seasons including those in Mexico, France, Spain, Germany, Japan, Colombia, Argentina, the Caribbean, Poland, New York City, and throughout the US.
Selected performances of new recent works for 2011 - 2012
el viento distante for clarinet and orchestra being premiered by clarinetist Wojtek Mrozek and the Lviv Philharmonic in Mikalow, Poland May 19.
revelaciones for solo organ premiered by Wil Smith at the New Music Miami Festival January 21 at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center in Miami, FL.
Music for Madrid for the Nuevo Ensemble de Segovia premiered November 29 by the ensemble at the COMA Festival in Madrid, Spain.
Selected performances of new recent works for 2010 - 2011
Music for Paris was written for and premiered by the Paris based Le Balcon ensemble April 12, 2011 as part of the New Music Miami Festival. The work for 6 member chamber ensemble will be performed in Paris in the coming season.
In Memoriam Earle Brown for the Miami Symphony Orchestra Eduardo Marturet artistic director conducting, premiered February 12 and 13, 2011 in Miami, FL.
universo paralelo #3 and #4 for chamber ensemble, electronics, and video premiered by the NODUS Ensemble at the Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico on October 22 and 23, 2010. With video images by Eric Goldemberg/Veronica Lachberg, and John Stuart.
Selected performances of new/recent works in 2009 - 2010
Dreaming Amazonia performed in Bahia, Brazil April 2010 and at the Florida Dance Festival in Tampa, FL featuring the Brazz Dance Company (see below).
universo paralelo #2 for clarinet, electronics, and video premiered in March 2010 at the Spring in Havana Festival. The work includes video images by Jacek Kolasinski and Daniel Viñoly.
catedral de cristal for fixed media (electronics) was created as part of an interdisciplinary installation with visual artist Bill Burke and video maker Jacek Kolasinski. The opening for the work took place January 9, 2010 at the Art Center South Florida (ACSF) in Miami Beach, FL. More
After Life created for Paula Matthusen and the FLEA laptop ensemble performed by the ensemble in November, December and January 2010 and most recently January 2011 at the SEAMUS National Conference. The work includes Max programming by Paula Matthusen and video images by Jacek Kolasinski.
universo paralelo #1 premiered 11/6/09 by the NODUS Ensemble at the International Contemporary Classical Music Festival in Lima, Peru - performed at FIU 1/21. The work for electronics, soprano, clarinet, viola, and piano, includes video images by Jacek Kolasinski.
For the 2008 - 2009 season important performances included:
Transcending Time a 75 minute video opera premiered at the Biennale in Zagreb, Croatia April 22, 2009. The work for electronics, 5 singers and 14 member chamber orchestra, includes video images by John Stuart and Jacek Kolasinski and poetry by MacArthur award winning poet Campbell McGrath. See Review
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Dreaming Amazonia an interdisciplinary 60 minute work for dance, electronic music, and video, was created with choreographer Augusto Soledade for his Brazz Dance Theater; premiered April 10-11, 2009 at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach, FL. The work includes video images by Jacek Kolasinski.
La interseccion de tres mundos imaginarios for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion written for the Dedalo Ensemble; premiered 2/14/09 in Brescia, Italy.
cajas sonoras (sonic boxes) for guitar ensemble written for guitarist Arturo Tallini; premiered at the International Guitar Festival in (Monterotondo) Rome on 11/30/08.
after humans written for cellist Madeleine Shapiro for cello, electronics, and video with video images by Jacek Kolasinski premiered 10/22/08 at the Chelsea Museum in NYC as part of the Electronic Music Foundation's Ear to the Earth Festival. More
OTHER RECENT AWARDS
Recipient of a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship for the summer of 2013. Will be joining Fellows from seventeen nations in North and South America, Europe, friends and noted colleagues like Joan La Barbara, Cergio Prudencio, and Ken Ueno among many others at the 15th century Civitella Ranieri castle in the Umbria region of Italy. The residency is to complete work on a new piece for string quartet and orchestra.
2011 SEAMUS National Conference selected After Life for laptop ensemble performed January 2011 by FLEA at the conference.
2010 International Computer Music Conference selected la catedral de cristal the glass cathedral (electronics) for presentation at the festival out of 1,700 submissions. The work was presented with choreography by dancer Caitlin Marz.
2009 Miso Musica Viva Festival Portugal selected Transcending Time (electronics) for presentation in the festival out of 190 submissions from 39 countries.
2008 ZMF NEW MUSIC COMPOSITION CONTEST FINALIST
madera sonora for solo marimba was one of 21 finalists from over 150 submissions to the ZMF New Music Composition Contest. Premiere TBA.
2008 SEAMUS National Conference selected mixtura for cello and electronics performed by Madeleine Shapiro at the University of Utah as part of the conference.
2007 NEW ARIEL COMPOSITION COMPETITION WINNER
oscurecimiento gradual received 2nd place in the 2007 New Ariel piano composition competition from over 250 works submitted.
2007 SEAMUS National Conference selected paisaje del sonido I for contrabass and electronics performed by Jeremy Baguyos at Iowa State as part of the conference.
2006 NOISE INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SCORES WINNER
The San Diego based Noise ensemble selected el silencio despues de la lluvia for flute and guitar as one of 4 winners from over 200 submissions. Part of the award included a performance of the work during the SoundOn festival held in La Jolla, CA in June 2007.
2006 International Computer Music Conference selected temporal for electronics presented at Tulane University as part of the conference.
RECENT CONDUCTING APPEARANCES (see performances for more details)
With NODUS - April 21, 2012 at the New Music Miami Festival, music by Lee;
With NODUS - April 16, 2011 at the New Music Miami Festival, music by Xie;
With NODUS - February 17, 2011 at the FIU Chamber Players Concert, music by Garcia;
With NODUS - January 19, 2011 at the New Music Miami Festival, music by Baker;
With NODUS - October 23 and 24, 2010 at the Cervantino Festival, music by Garcia, Dal Farra, Alvarez;
With NODUS - January 21, 2010 at the FIU Chamber Music Series Wertheim Performing Arts Center, music by Garcia;
With the FIU New Music Ensemble - November 21, 2009 at the New Music Miami Festival Series, music by de la Vega;
With NODUS - November 6, 2009 at the International Contemporary Classical Music Festival in Lima, Peru, music by Garcia;
With NODUS - May 3, 2009 at the New Music Miami Festival Series, Miami Art Museum; music by Dahn;
With NODUS - January 24, 2009 at the New Music Miami Festival Series, music by McLoskey and Yip; June 22, 2008 at the Miami Art Museum, works by Mayo and Cage;
With the FIU Symphony Orchestra and pianist Kemal Gekic - April 9, 2008 at the New Music Miami Festival, music by Garcia.
With NODUS - March 29, 2008 at the fx Marathon, works by Garcia and Dana Wilson; March 2, 2008 at the Miami Art Museum, music by Garcia;
With the FIU New Music Ensemble - December 4, 2007 at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center, works by Garcia, Brown, Stockhausen.
With NODUS - October 28, 2007 at the FIU Music Festival, works by Garcia and Ricardo Malipeiro with guest soprano Victoria Malipiero Schneider.
With Sequenza Sur (Mexico) - October 19, 2007 at the Cervantino Festival and May 26, 2007 in Merida, music by Garcia.