Garavaglia Javier Alejandro
Composer, Violist, Performer, Artist and Scholar with a broad cross-disciplinary approach in the areas of Digital Arts, Creative/Cultural Industries and their related technologies, focusing mainly on diverse aspects of music / sound composition and performance supported by computer science. His composition is a constant search for new sonic experiences, notably in his interactive pieces, where extended instrumental techniques are combined with new developments in computerised sound synthesis, live-interaction and sound spatialisation, all of which serve the communication of a distinctive dramatic narrative (dramaturgy of music). Compositions and collaborations profusely performed in Europe, the Americas and Asia including: electroacoustic (acousmatic, interactive and audio-visual) and instrumental music for diverse combinations such as: solo instrument, duos, trios, quartets, quintets, ensembles & big orchestra with and/or without the inclusion of electronic media and audio programming/live-electronics. Electroacoustic works available on various commercial CD releases. Scholar activities include a strong record of teaching in the Higher Education Industry in a diversity of subjects connected to music and innovative technologies in digital art productions since the 1990s (1996 to 2003 in Germany and thereafter in the UK) at UG and PG levels, the latter inclusive of PhD supervisions seen to completion. Strong track record of academic leadership experience, for example acting in the role of Head of Area, Course Leader, Area Module Coordinator, etc. Main topics of research (practice, theory and PhD supervision) include subjects such as: Spatial Audio; Full Automation of DSP programming in real-time for Interactive Music Performance; Audio Programming; Biofeedback Interfacing in Art Performances (HCI); Dramaturgy of Music (Intention and Reception of Music); the Relationship between Languages and Music; Composition and Analysis of Contemporary Music (instrumental, electronic/acousmatic, interactive and multimedia); Multimedia Performances; etc. Several international publications in journals, books and online sources (in Spanish, German and English), including MIT Press. World renowned venues where his music has been performed include: Queen's Hall at Den Sorte Diamant, STUDIO 2 at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, both in Copenhagen (Denmark); the Cercle Municipal Luxembourg (Luxembourg); Tchaikowsky Conservatory in Moscow (Russia); TU Berlin WFS, Hall 0104 (Germany); Akademie der Künste Berlin (Germany); Essener Philarmonie (Germany); ZKM – Kubus, Karlsruhe (Germany); Studio 1 of the Bulgarian National Radio in Sofia (Bulgaria); Španški Borci concert hall, Ljubljana (Slovenia); Sala Accademica of the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia di Roma (Italy); Warsaw Academy of Music, Studio 1 (Poland); Auditorio El Aleph at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Teatro Los Fundadores - Manizales (Colombia); Fulton Hall, Chicago(USA); Moss Arts Center/Virginia Tech, Blacksburg (USA); Loewe Theater, NYC (USA) ; Abrons Arts Center, NYC (USA). Worldwide recognised instrumentalists and conductors have interpreted his music: Minguet Quartett (Germany), Ensemble ARS NOVA (Sweden) conducted by André Chini, Luxembourg Sinfonietta, conducted by Marcel Wengler (Luxembourg), Ensemble of the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia Roma conducted by Alfredo Santoloci (Italy), Ensemble Connecticut College, conducted by Michael Adelson (USA), Anja Brezavšček (flute, Slovenia), Kevin Casseday (double-bass, USA), Matthew Davies (bass clarinet, USA), Eduardo Deluca (saxophone, Argentina), Andreas Dohmen (Double Bass, Germany), Susan Fancher (saxophone, USA), Enzo Filippetti (saxophone, Italy), Noah Hock (viola, USA), Milan Hudnik (cello, Slovenia), Seung Hye Kim (piano, Korea), Jože Kotar (clarinet, Slovenia), Esther Lamneck (Tárogató, USA), Nikola Lutz (saxophone and Tarógato, Germany), Saúl Martín (flute, Argentina), Lubomir Mitzev (viola, Bulgaria), Lesley Olson (flute, USA - Germany), Matjaž Porovne (violin, Slovenia), Nina Prešiček (piano, Slovenia), Klaus Schöpp (flute, Germany), Christianne Schultz (flute, Germany), Jorge Variego (clarinet, Argentina/USA), Borislav Yotzov (bass clarinet, Bulgaria), Agata Zieba (Viola, Poland/Germany).