Short CV

CV for Orlando Jacinto Garcia

Contact Information:

Florida International University CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Room 439,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Telephone 305-535-2617

garciao@fiu.edu

http://www.orlandojacintogarcia.com

Personal: Born 1954 in Havana, Cuba migrated to the US in 1961. Naturalized US citizen.

Employment: Professor of Music Composition School of Music at Florida International University (FIU) and Composer in Residence, FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Miami Beach Urban Studios, May 2014 to present; Founder and Program Coordinator FIU Music Composition Program 1987 to present; Director of the FIU School of Music January 2010 to April 2014; Graduate Program Director FIU School of Music 1997 to 2005; Assistant Professor 1987 to 1992, Associate Professor 1992 to 1997, Full Professor 1998 to present; Founder, director ISCM Miami Section at FIU, the New Music Miami ISCM Festival, and the NODUS Ensemble.

Education: D.M.A., University of Miami (FL) Music Composition, 1984; M.M., University of Miami, Theory and Composition, 1982; B.M., Florida International University, Theory and Composition, 1980; B.A., Frostburg State University, Philosophy and Spanish Literature, 1977; Additional studies with Morton Feldman, Bernard Rands, Earle Brown, John Corigliano, David Del Tredici, Dennis Kam, among others.

Selected Publications and Recordings: Recordings 6 solo CDs and works on 12 other compilation CDs released on New Albion, O.O. Discs, Opus One, Albany, CRI/New World, Capstone, North/South, CRS, Rugginenti and VDM (Italy), CNMAS (Mexico), Innova, record labels (upcoming release on Toccata Classics of 3 orchestra works with the Malaga Philharmonic, Jose Serebrier conducting); Articles published in Living Music Journal, New Music Box, Society of Composers Journal, SEAMUS Journal, etc;

Distinctions: Awards and Grants from the Fulbright Foundation: artist lectureships in Venezuela and Spain 1991 and 1996, Rockefeller Foundation: Bellagio Center 1999 and American Academy in Rome Visiting Artist 2000; Civitella Ranieri Foundation Center Artist Residency 2013, MacDowell Colony and Millay Colony residencies 2014, Cintas Foundation Fellowships 1994 and 1999, Dutka Foundation Fellowship, Sal Martirano Award, Sonic Circuits Competition, Nuevas Resonancias (Mexico), Bloch Competition (France), State of Florida Composers Fellowship, Matiz Rangel Prize (Colombia), 3 Latin Grammy nominations for best contemporary classical composition 2009, 2010, 2011.

Commissions for premieres by: Orquesta Sinfonica Simon Bolivar (Venezuela), Miami Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, Betram Turetzky, Andrea Ceccomori (Italy), ArrayMusic, the Glass Orchestra (Canada), Le Balcon, Daniel Kientzy (France), Maya Beiser, Robert Dick, Kathleen Supove, Joan La Barbara, National Orchestras in Valencia and Malaga (Spain), Continuum, Miami String Quartet, Polish National Orchestras in Silesia, Katowice, Szsecin.

Additional Performances of note by: Buffalo Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Alabama Symphony, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Lviv Philharmonic (Ukraine), National Orchestra of El Salvador, 4 National Orchestras in Venezuela (OSMC, OSV, OFN, OSSB), Orchestra Carlos Chavez (Mexico), National Orchestra Dominican Republic, Orquesta Sinfonica-Cali (Colombia), Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Bang on a Can All Stars, Barton Workshop, Robert Black, Henri Bok (Holland), Daniel Kientzy (France), Wojtek Mrozek (Poland), Anthony de Mare, Yvar Mikhashoff, Guido Arbonelli (Italy), Pierre-Yves Artaud (France), among others.

In addition to numerous performances at concerts and recitals in many of the major capitols of the Americas, Europe, and Asia, performances and participation at major festivals such as: Latin American Music Festival (Festival Latinoamericano de Musica) 1991-95, 2000, 2002 Venezuela; New Music America 1988; Bang on a Can 1993; Musica Nova Sofia 1998; Foro del Caribe: Venezuela 1992, Puerto Rico 1993, El Salvador 1995, Venezuela 1996; New Music Festivals El Salvador 2005, 2006; ISCM World Music Days 1997 Korea; ICMC: Singapore 2003, Miami 2004, New Orleans 2006, New York 2010; SEAMUS 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014; FEAMF 2000, 2004, 2005; New Music San Diego 2007; New Music Festival Lima, Peru 2005, 2009; 8th International New Music Festival in Bogota Colombia 2003; VI International Electroacoustic Music Festival Ai-Maako, 2006 Chile; Viva Musica Festival Portugal 2003; New Music Macedonia 2003; Sonidos Cuba Festival 1999; Spring Havana Festival 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010; Music Festivals Spain: Asturias 1990, Alicante 1992, 1997, Salamanca 1993, 1997, 2001, 2006, Segovia 1995, 1997, 2001, 2007, Madrid 2011; SCI National 1982, 1987, 1988, 1992,1996, 1997, 2008; Music Festivals Italy: Senegallia 1999, 2002 – 04, 2006, Ancona 1997, 1998, Assisi 2001, 2002, 2014, Acqui Terme 2002, Avellino 2006, Reggio Emilia 2004, Rome 2003, 2005; World Bass Clarinet Congress 2005 Holland; Bourges Festival 1995 France; Festival Tashkent 2005, Uzbekistan; Foro de Nueva Musica Manuel Enrique 1993, 1994, 2004; New Music Festival Michoacan 2007, Mexico; North American Music Fest 1988, 2000; Cervantino 2007, 2010 Mexico; Zagreb Biennale 2009 Croatia; Romania ISCM Festival 2006; Festivals in Poland: Katowice 2012, Silesia, Sandomierz 2013, Szczecin 2014.

 

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Biography (short)

Through more than one hundred and fifty works composed for a wide range of performance genres, Orlando Jacinto Garcia has established himself as an important figure in the new music world.  The distinctive character of his music has been described as “time suspended- haunting sonic explorations” qualities he developed from his studies with Morton Feldman among others.

Born in Havana, Cuba in 1954, Garcia migrated to the United States in 1961. In demand as a guest composer, he is the recipient of numerous honors and awards from a variety of organizations and cultural institutions including the Rockefeller, Fulbright, Dutka, Civitella Ranieri, and Cintas Foundations, the State of Florida, the MacDowell and Millay Colony, and the Ariel, Noise International, Matiz Rangel, Nuevas Resonancias, Salvatore Martirano, and Bloch International Competitions. Most recently he has been the recipient of 3 Latin Grammy nominations in the best Contemporary Classical Composition Category (2009-11). With performances around the world, his works are recorded on New Albion, O.O. Discs, CRI /New World, Albany, North/South, CRS, Rugginenti, VDM, Capstone, Innova, CNMAS, and Opus One Records and available from Kallisti Music Press.

Garcia is the founder and director of the NODUS Ensemble and the Miami Chapter of the International Society for Contemporary Music as well as several international festivals including the New Music Miami ISCM Festival. A dedicated educator, he is Professor of Composition for the School of Music and Composer in Residence for the CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios at Florida International University in Miami.

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About Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Espanol)

El compositor Orlando Jacinto García nació en 1954 en la Habana, Cuba, y vive en los Estados Unidos desde el 1961.  García se ha destacado a nivel internacional por su labor como creador docente, y promovedor de la música contemporánea,.  Un discípulo del compositor Norteamericano, Morton Feldman, García, recibió su doctorado en la composición de la Universidad de Miami en el 1984.  Sus obras han sido presentadas en Las Americas, Asia, y Europa por distinguidos solistas, orquestas y ensambles, y en numerosos festivales como, New Music América 1988, Electronic Music Plus 1989, North American Music Festival 1988, 1990, SEAMUS 1991, 1997, 2007, 2011, Society of Composers National Conferences 1982, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, Bang on a Can 1993, Sonidos Cuba 1999 (USA), Musica 2000 Ancona 1996, Festival internacional en Senigallia 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, en Assisi 1997 y 2001, en Avelino (Italia) 2005, Festival Nuovi Spazi Musicali Roma 2003 y 2005 (Italia), Festivales Internacional de la Guitarra en Canadá, USA, y Francia, Ciclo de Musica Electroacústica Iberoamericana 1990 (Argentina), V, VI, VII, XI XII Festival Latinoamericano de Musica (Venezuela) 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2002 el Foro de Compositores del Caribe 1992 (Venezuela), 1993 (Puerto Rico), 1995 (El Salvador), 1996 (Venezuela), Festivales Internacionales de Musica Contemporánea en Asturias 1990, Alicante 1992, 1997, Salamanca 1993, 1997, 2001, 2006, y Segovia 1995, 1997, 2007 (España), el Foro Internacional de Nueva Musica en México 1993, 1994, 2004, SIMC 1997 (Corea), Isbreker 1999 (Holanda), Primavera en la Habana 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010 (Cuba), ICMC 2003 (Singapur), y 2004, 2006, 2010 (USA), Bienale en Zagreb 2009 y en numerosos recitales, conciertos monográficos, y eventos relacionados en la mayoría de las capitales mundiales.

El ganador de varios premios y becas importantes, García fue premiado dos veces por la Fundación Fulbright (USA) para realizar residencias como compositor y catedrático invitado en Venezuela (1991) y España (1996). Otras residencias incluyen agosto 1999 en el Centro de la Fundación Rockefeller en Bellagio, Italia donde elaboró una obra para la Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, y julio 2000 en la Academia Americana en Roma de la Fundación Rockefeller donde elaboró una obra de cámara para el Continuum Ensemble de Juilliard.  Premiado dos veces por la Fundación Cintas en Nueva York, desde el 2000 ha recibido premios otorgados por las Nuevas Resonancias en México, Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation en Nueva York, el American Composers Forum Sonic Circuits Competition, el Estado de la Florida, y el premio Salvatore Martirano otorgado por la Universidad de Illinois en los Estados Unidos. Su obra cuatro asimetrías fue nominada en el 2009 para los Grammys Latinos, el año siguiente 2010 su composición silencios imaginados recibió la nominación y en el 2011 mixtura fue seleccionada. Con mas de 150 obras en su catálogo, su música está editada por Kallisti Music Press, y el American Composers Alliance, y ha sido grabada por Opus One, Albany Records, CRS, CRI (Emergency Music y eXchange Series), North/South Records, Capstone, Rugginenti VDM, CNMAS, New Albion, Innova, y O.O. Discs. El fundador y director del Music of the Americas Festival, el New Music Miami Festival, el NODUS Ensemble y el FIU New Music Ensemble, García es catedrático, compositor residente, y director de la cátedra de composición Escuela de Música de la Universidad Internacional de la Florida (Miami, USA).

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Biography

ABOUT COMPOSER ORLANDO JACINTO GARCIA

Through some one hundred and forty works composed for a wide range of performance genres, Orlando Jacinto Garcia has established himself as an important figure in the new music world. The distinctive character of his music has been described as “time suspended- haunting sonic explorations” – qualities he developed from his work with Morton Feldman among others. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1954, Garcia migrated to the United States in 1961 and received his DMA in Music Composition from the University of Miami in 1984 working with Dennis Kam. A long list of distinguished soloists, ensembles, and orchestras have presented his music at festivals and recitals in most of the major capitols of the world. Recent important performances of his music include those in Poland, England, Spain, Serbia, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Venezuela, and other parts of Europe, Latin America, the US, and Canada.

In demand as a guest composer and lecturer at national and international festivals, he is the recipient of numerous honors and awards from a variety of organizations and cultural institutions. These include two Fulbright artist/lectureships, the first in Caracas, Venezuela during 1991-92 where Garcia presented master classes, assisted with the set up and development of the Center for Electro-Acoustic Music and Research at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, completed several new works, and conducted and presented premieres of his music. The second a Senior Lectureship in Salamanca, Spain during 1996-97 at the Universidad de Salamanca where he presented a graduate analysis course, composition seminars, completed new works, and conducted his music.

Additional recognition for his work has come from the Rockefeller Foundation in the form of a summer residency at their Center in Bellagio, Italy during 1999 where he completed a new work for the Caracas based Orquesta Sinfonica Simon Bolivar. The orchestra premiered the work as part of the Festival Latinoamericano de Musica held in Venezuela in the fall of 2002. A recording of the premiere was released on New Albion Records in 2004 as part of a solo CD. Further support from the Rockefeller Foundation includes a visiting artist residency at the American Academy in Rome during the summer of 2000 where he completed a new piece for the Juilliard based Continuum Ensemble. The new work premiered in the fall of 2000 as part of Continuum’s tour of Latin America and as part of the Sonic Boom Festival in the fall of 2001. Garcia is also a two-time Cintas Foundation Fellowship winner (1994-95 and 1999-2000) supporting the creation of new works for distinguished soloists and ensembles here and abroad. More recently his works have been nominated for Latin Grammys in 2009, 2010, and 2011 in the best contemporary classical composition category.

Other awards include a 2001 State of Florida composer’s fellowship, first prize in Mexico’s Nuevas Resonancias competition, and a first prize in the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation (JDAF) 2001 competition.  As part of the prize Garcia completed a new solo cello work for Maya Beiser who premiered it at the JDAF awards ceremony held in NYC 5/01. The work was subsequently recorded and released on Innova Recordings. In the summer of 2001 his work imagenes sonidos congelados for violin and fixed media was selected as part of the Sonic Circuits competition and was later performed at the 2003 ICMC in Singapore. In 2003 a new work for piano/disklavier and electronics, written for Kathleen Supove was premiered at New York University and at various concerts in the US. Another work for fixed media, temporal was presented at the 2006 ICMC in New Orleans and at the 2006 International Electro-acoustic Music Festival in Santiago de Chile.

Other performances of note include his work Auschwitz (nunca se olvidaran) for orchestra and choir, given its NYC premiere October 2003 by the Brooklyn Philharmonic with the Trinity Church Choir and again in 2010 with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the NYU Singers with Arkady Leytush conducting, and 2004 and 2005 portrait concerts of his music realized in New York City and Amsterdam, Holland by the Electronic Music Foundation and the Barton Workshop respectively.

Important premieres of his electroacoustic works include those at the ICMC in New Orleans 2004, FEAMF 2005, and SEAMUS Festivals 2007, 2008, and 2011 and his collaborations with video artists Jacek Kolasinski, John Stuart, Daniel Viñoly, and Eric Goldemberg, which have resulted in new works for video, electronics, and soloist/chamber ensemble premiered at the International Music Festival in Lima Peru, the Cervantino Festival in Mexico, the Spring in Havana Festival in Cuba, and the Ear to the Earth Festival in NYC during 2007, 2008, and 2010.

Garcia’s experimental video opera, transcending time, premiered in April 2009 at the Biennale in Zagreb, Croatia with the Cantus Ensemble. The work for chamber orchestra and 5 singers includes videos by Stuart and Kolasinski as well as text by MacArthur Foundation winning poet Campbell McGrath. More recently Garcia’s orchestra work In Memoriam Earle Brown, received its premiere in February 2011 by the Miami Symphony Orchestra with conductor Eduardo Marturet and his work el viento distante for clarinet and orchestra was premiered in May 2012 by the Lviv Philharmonic in Katowice, Poland with soloist Woytek Mrozek and Krzesimir Debski conducting. Garcia spent May and June 2013 at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Center in Perugia, Italy creating a new large-scale work for orchestra and string quartet and part of June in Malaga, Spain where the orchestra from Malaga recorded 3 of his works for orchestra under the baton of Jose Serebrier.

Garcia’s music is recorded on O.O. Discs, CRI (Emergency Music, eXchange Series), Albany, North/South, CRS, Capstone, Rugginenti, New Albion, Innova, VDM, CNMAS, New World, and Opus One Records and is available from Kallisti Music Press and the American Composers Alliance. A dedicated teacher, many of his former students have gone on to win prestigious composition awards and prizes and made important contributions to the music world. The founder and director of the Miami Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) several international music festivals including the New Music Miami ISCM Festival and the Music of the Americas Festival, as well as the NODUS Ensemble and the FIU New Music Ensemble, Garcia is Professor of Composition for the School of Music and Composer in Residence for the CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios at Florida International University in Miami.

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