JAVIER ALEJANDRO GARAVAGLIA

 

Javier A. Garavaglia is an award-winning composer, violist, performer, sound artist, music technologist and professor 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 combining new developments in computerised sound synthesis, live interaction, extended instrumental techniques and sound spatialisation, all of which serve his main compositional goal: the communication of a distinctive musical narrative through the dramaturgy of music.

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).

International renown instrumentalists who played his solo and/or chamber music include: 

Saúl Martín (flute, Argentina), Lesley Olson (flute, USA - Germany), Christianne Schultz (flute, Germany), Klaus Schöpp (flute, Germany), Anja Brezavšček (flute, Slovenia), Jorge Variego (clarinet, Argentina/USA), Jože Kotar (clarinet, Slovenia), Matthew Davies (bass clarinet, USA), Borislav Yotzov (bass clarinet, Bulgaria), Eduardo Deluca (saxophone, Argentina), Susan Fancher (saxophone, USA), Enzo Filippetti (saxophone, Italy), Esther Lamneck (Tárogató, USA), Nikola Lutz (saxophone and Tarógato, Germany), Nina Prešiček (piano, Slovenia), Seung Hye Kim (piano, Korea),Matjaž Porovne (violin, Slovenia), Noah Hock (viola, USA), Agata Zieba (Viola, Poland/Germany), Lubomir Mitzev (viola, Bulgaria), Milan Hudnik (cello, Slovenia), Andreas Dohmen (double bass, Germany), Kevin Casseday (double-bass, USA).

Compositions and collaborations comprise diverse genres such as electroacoustic music (acousmatic, interactive and multimedia), instrumental music (diverse combinations such as: solo instrument, duos, trios, quartets, quintets, ensembles & big orchestra) and sound art (e.g. installations) and have been profusely performed/broadcasted in several countries of Europe, the Americas and Asia in world renowned venues and broadcast stations such as:

BBC Radio 3 (UK); Queen's Hall at Den Sorte Diamant and STUDIO 2 Danish Broadcasting Corporation (Copenhagen, Denmark); Cercle Municipal Luxembourg (Luxembourg); Tchaikowsky Conservatory (Moscow, Russia); Studio 1 of the Bulgarian National Radio (Sofia, Bulgaria); Španški Borci concert hall (Ljubljana, Slovenia); Studio Room, G. Dima Music Academy Cluj (Romania); Sala Accademica of the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia (Rome, Italy); Chiesa Di Santa Eulalio/Istituto Cervantes (Palermo-Sicilia, Italy); Warsaw Academy of Music, Studio 1 (Poland); Auditorio El Aleph/Centro Cultural Recoleta, (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Teatro Los Fundadores (Manizales, Colombia); Tivoli – Vredenburg (Utrecht, Netherlands); Goethe Institut (Alexandria, Egypt); in the USA: Fulton Hall (Chicago), CUBE-Moss Arts Center/Virginia Tech (Blacksburg), LeFrak Concert Hall/Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens-NYC), Loewe Theater and Abrons Arts Center (NYC); in Germany: WFS Hall 0104-TU Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Essener Philharmonie, Neue Aula und Kammermusiksaal (Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen), ZKM/Kubus (Karlsruhe), Wolfgang-Rihm-Forum (IMWI, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe), Flottmann-Hallen (Herne), Kunst Station Sankt Peter and MUSIK FABRIK (Köln).


A selection of Javier’s electroacoustic works also are available on various commercial CD releases (e.g. by CYBELE, Germany).

Scholarship: Javier’s academic activities include a strong track record of teaching in the Higher Education Industry in a diversity of subjects connected to music and innovative technologies in digital art productions at under-and-postgraduate levels since the 1990s in Germany and in the UK, inclusive of PhD supervisions seen to completion and PhD examinations. Strong track record of academic leadership experience, for example, acting in the role of acting Head of Area, Course Leader, Area Module Coordinator, etc.


Research: Main topics and interests of research and/or research supervision include: 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.

International publications in journals, books and online sources (in Spanish, German and English), including the MIT Press and Springer Verlag.

Consultancies: Javier is also a frequent reviewer/juror for numerous international conferences, and electroacoustic festivals such as: ICMC (International Computer Music Conference), NYCEMF (New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, JMM (Journal of Music and Meaning), FEMF (Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival), APEXART (NYC).