Dr Javier Alejandro Garavaglia

CATALOGUE OF COMPOSITIONS

Catalogue of Premiered Compositions (chronological list according to the date and place of the world premiere)

[40] MOMENTE for viola and live-electronics in surround sound (8.1)

MOMENTE was specially commissioned by the 15. Internationales Klangkunstfest Berlin M O M E N T (6. - 9. September 2018)
The composition features different "moments" where a single main musical theme appears in different versions and variations (and in complete form only towards the middle of the piece). Each "moment" features the musical thema (or parts of it) in the viola with live-electronics in unique musical characteristics, which are not repeated in the same manner anywhere else in the composition. The piece makes strong usage of spectral DSP processes, continuing the trend of my last pieces for live-electronics, starting with DUO SPECTRALIS for Viola and Tárogató (2015)

World Premiere: 08.09.2018 - 15. Internationales Klangkunstfest Berlin / M O M E N T - Bibliothek am Luisenbad, Travemünder Strasse 2, 13357 / Berlin-Wedding, GERMANY

Programme Notes: programme_notes_MOMENTE

Score in PDF Format: MOMENTE_Score

Audio: MOMENTE_mp3 (Javier Garavaglia, viola / Performance during NOISEFLOOR 2019, Staffordshire University, UK, Camden TV hall, 07.06.19)

Video: MOMENTE_MP4 (Javier Garavaglia, viola - World Premiere in Berlin - 08.09.2018)

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[39] SPACES: SUSPENDED - SCATTERED [Version I], acousmatic music (octophonic/stereo)

First version of a longer project, which envisages multiple versions of the piece suitable for different venues provided with High-Density Loudspeaker Array (HDLA) settings, in order to project sound creating Multiple Spatial Settings within the HDLA system. Version I is shorter than its equivalent for an HDLA setting and exists therefore only in octophonic and stereo versions. The sounds of SPACES: SUSPENDED - SCATTERED are explicitly synthetic and use algorithmic sound design, mainly programmed with the software Supercollider, but also incorporating Csound. Broadcasted by the BBC Radio 3 in March 2020.

World Premiere of the Stereo Version: 28 January 2018 / Cafe OTO, London, UK

World Premiere of the 8.1 Version: 16 July 2018 / New York Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), Abrons Art Center, NYC, USA, Concert No 3 (8 PM)

Broadcast by BBC Radio 3 "NEW MUSIC SHOW": 21 March 2020. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000gmvc 

Programme Notes: programe notes_SPACES_SUSPENDED_SCATTERED

Audio: SSS_StereoVersion_mp3

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[38] MULTISENSORIAL - eine Konzertperformance für die Sinne, by Javier A. Garavaglia, Thomas Gerwin and Claudia Robles-Angel

Created especially for the opening of the Exhibition Windrosen - Kunst über Sinne at the Künstlerforum Bonn, Germany (November 6, 2016), the piece is a multimedia performance, combining live viola and live percussion, multiple multimedia elements, added to challenging the perception of the audience through the insertion of elements directed to the other senses, for example the smelling of exotic fragrances, the savouring of small delicacies, etc.

World Premiere: November 2016 / Künstlerforum Bonn, Germany

Programme Notes: programe notes MULTISENSORIAL

Video: MULTISENSORIAL_video with excerpts of the world premiere

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[37] Spatial Grains - Soundscape No 1, acousmatic music for 134 speakers and 4 subwoofers

Piece composed and produced during a residency at Virginia Tech (USA) for Statial Audio in High-Density Loudspeaker Arrays (HDLA) in August 2015, which creates Multiple Spatial Settings through a combination of a new sound diffusion system programmed by the composer, called Granular Spatialisation and Ambisonics.

After its World Premiere in 2015 in Virginia (CUBE Hall provided with 143 Speakers, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech), the piece has been performed in NYC (NYCEMF 2016), in Utrecht (ICMC 2016) both with a reduced version for 16.4 speakers, in the KUBUS, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany, adapted to the Kubus's HDLA of 43.4 speakers (2017) and during the MUSA 2018 conference (June), in the Wolfgang Rihm Forum (WRF) Hall (Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Musikinformatik [IMWI], Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe), with a set-up of 70 speakers.

World Premiere: August 10, 2015, CUBE, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA

Programme Notes: Spatial_Grains_Soundscape_No1

Audio Link (MP3): BINAURAL stereo recording in the CUBE at Virginia Tech

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[36] DUO SPECTRALIS, for Viola, Tárogató & 5.1 surround live-electronics

First composition worldwide for this particular combination of instruments and electronics, featuring several innovative spectral DSP processes, including spectral accumulation and evaporation

World Premiere: June 2015, New York Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), NYC, USA // Tárogató: Esther Lamneck / Viola: Javier A. Garavaglia

Duration: ca. 15'

Programme Notes: Duo_Spectralis_PN

Score in PDF Format: Duo_Spectralis_Score

Video: Complete performance during the NYCEMF, June 2015, NYC

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[35] MEDITATIONS (tiny gongs), acousmatic music (8.1)

World Premiere: June 2014, New York Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), NYC, USA

Duration: 11:30

Programme Notes: Meditations PN

Audio Link (MP3): Meditations_StereoVersion_MP3

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[34] CONFLUENCES (Rainbows II) / Quintet for flute, clarinet in B, violin, cello, piano and live-electronics (5.1)

World Premiere: September 2012, International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Ljubljana, Slovenia

Duration: ca. 13'

Programme Notes: Confluences_PN

Score in PDF Format: Confluences_Score

Video: Confluences_video_world premiere at the ICMC 2012, Slovenia

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[33] Wooden Worlds, collaborative project with Colombian media artist Claudia Robles including sound, video, photography, viola and live-electronics for sound and video

World Premiere: Kölner Musik Nacht 2010, September 2010, Germany

Programme Notes: WoodenWorlds_PN

Score in PDF Format: WoodenWorlds_Score

Videolinks:

Excerpts from Copenhagen performance, May 2011

Excerpts from World Premiere, Koelner Musiknacht, September 2010]

Video of complete performance in Copenhagen, May 2011

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[32] Miniaturstück I, acousmatic music (octophonic - 8.1)

World Premiere: _tiefKLANG 2010 "Gefühlter Augenblick" - Internationales Klangkunstfest Berlin, Germany - 2010

Duration: ca. 4'

Programme Notes: Miniaturstueck_I_PN

Audio Link (MP3): Miniaturstueck_I_MP3

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[31] farb-laut E - VIOLET for viola and live-electronics (5.1)

World Premiere: _farb-laut Festival, Berlin, Germany - 2008

Duration: ca. 15'

Programme Notes: FARBLAUT_PN

Score in PDF Format: FARBLAUT_Score

Audio Link (MP3): FARBLAUT_MP3

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[30] "+" improvisation for viola, sampler, diverse instruments and MAX by Javier A. Garavaglia, Thomas Gerwin and Ralf Haarmann

World Premiere: Köln, Germany - 2008

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[29] Intersections (memories) for clarinet in B and live-electronics (5.1)

World Premiere: 17th Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Gainesville, USA - 2008 // Clarinet: Jorge Variego

Duration: ca. 15'

Programme Notes: INTERSECTIONS_PN

Score in PDF Format: INTERSECTIONS_Score

Video: INTERSECTIONS_Live Video during the NYCEMF 2017_Jorge Variego

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[28] Pathétique, acousmatic music

World Premiere: Lisbon, Portugal - 2007

Duration: 15:31

Programme Notes: Pathetique_programme notes

Audio Link (MP3): Pathetique_MP3

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[27] Interzones (A/E-B) for piano, double bass and electronics

World Premiere: 16th Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Gainesville, USA - 2007 // Piano: Seung Hye Kim - Double Bass : Kevin Casseday

Duration: ca. 20'

Programme Notes: Interzones_PN

Score in PDF Format: Interzones_Score

Audio Link (MP3): Interzones_MP3

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[26] Hoquetus for Tárogató (or soprano saxophone)and live-electronics

World Premiere: 15th Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Gainesville, USA - 2005 // Tárogató: Esther Lamneck

Duration: ca. 15'

Programme Notes: HOQUETUS_programme notes

Score in PDF Format: HOQUETUS_Score in PDF format

Audio Link (MP3): HOQUETUS_SopranoSax_MP3

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[25] Ableitungen des Konzepts der Wiederholung (for Ala) for viola and live-electronics

World Premiere: 14th Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Gainesville, USA - 2004 // Viola: Javier A. Garavaglia

Duration: ca. 16'

Programme Notes: ABLEITUNGEN_programme notes

Score in PDF Format: ABLEITUNGEN_Score in PDF format

Audio Link (MP3): ABLEITUNGEN_MP3

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[24] L.S. (waiting for changes) for small orchestra (20 instruments)

World Premiere: Cercle Municipal Luxembourg, Luxembourg - 30.11.2003 // Luxembourg Sinfonietta conducted by Marcel Wengler

Duration: ca. 11'

Programme Notes: LS_programme notes

Score in PDF Format: LS_Score in PDF format

Audio Link (MP3): LS_MP3

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[23] DJ (1): about Riffs and Noises - Laptop performance

World Premiere: 13th Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Gainesville, USA - 2003 // Laptop: Javier A. Garavaglia

Duration: ca. 22'

Programme Notes: DJ_programme notes

Audio Link (MP3): DJ_MP3

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[22] NINTH (music for viola and computer) for viola and live-electronics

World Premiere: 12th Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Gainesville, USA - 2002 // Viola: Javier A. Garavaglia

Duration: ca. 12'

Programme Notes: NINTH_programme notes

Score in PDF Format: NINTH_Score in PDF format

Audio Link (MP3): NINTH_MP3

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[21] Granular Gong for octophonic tape (acousmatic)

World Premiere: 11th Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Gainesville, USA - 2001

Duration: ca. 14'

Programme Notes: GG_programme notes

Score in PDF Format: GG_Score in PDF format

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[20] Spectral Colours for ensemble (14 instruments) & tape

World Premiere: 8th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology - New London, Connecticut, USA - 2001 - Ensemble conducted by Michael Adelson

Duration: ca. 12'

Programme Notes: SC_programme notes

Score in PDF Format: SC_Score in PDF format

Audio Link (MP3): SC- live at the ICMC 2007 - Black Diamond Concert Hall - Copenhagen, Denmark

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[19] Poppekstive for octophonic tape (acousmatic)

World Premiere: 8th Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Gainesville, USA - 1999

Duration: ca. 12'

Programme Notes: POPPEKSTIVE_programme notes

Audio Link (MP3): POPPEKSTIVE_MP3

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[18] T.A.T. (a man's life) for viola, bass-clarinet, 4-track tape and live-electronics

World Premiere: 8th Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Gainesville, USA - 1999 // Viola: Javier A. Garavaglia - Bass Clarinet: Matthew Davies

Duration: ca. 25'

Programme Notes: TAT_programme notes

Score in PDF Format: TAT_Score

Audio Link (MP3): TAT_MP3

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[17] COLOR CODE, music for the concert-installation "Color Code" for 4-track tape, viola, live-electronics (MAX) and computer generated graphics on two screens by GRUPPE ANIMATO (Music by Javier A. Garavaglia)

World Premiere: during the 7th Vilem Flusser Symposium, Fachhochschule Bielefeld, Germany, 1998 // Viola: Javier A. Garavaglia

Duration: ca. 31'

Programme Notes: CC_programme notes

Video: CC_video of complete performance

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[16] Arte Poética (stanzas III to VII) for quadrophonic tape (acousmatic), based on the poem "Arte poética" by Jorge Luis Borges.

World Premiere: 7th Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Gainesville, USA - 1998

Duration: ca. 13'

Programme Notes: APIII_programme notes

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[15] Overture (im memoriam T.A.T.) for quadrophonic tape (acousmatic)

World Premiere: DEGEM KONZERT, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany - 1997

Duration: ca. 11'

Programme Notes: OVERTURE programme notes

Audio Link (MP3): OVERTURE_MP3

Piece commercially available in 2 different CDs at https://www.cybele.de/

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[14] Am Steg (Spaces) for stereo tape (acousmatic)

World Premiere: IV Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music, Brazil - 1997

Duration: ca. 9'

Programme Notes: AmSTEG_programme notes

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[13] Contraries (resonances) for alto flute (G), quadrophonic tape and live-electronics

World Premiere: Bochum, Germany - 1997 // Lesley Olson: alto flute

Duration: ca. 33'

Programme Notes: CONTRARIES_programme notes

Score in PDF Format: CONTRARIES_Score

Audio Link (MP3): CONTRARIES_MP3

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[12] Arte Poética (II. Stanza) for quadrophonic tape (acousmatic), based on the poem "Arte poética" by Jorge Luis Borgess

World Premiere: Germany - 1996

Duration: ca. 11'

Programme Notes: APII_programme notes

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[11] Arte Poética (I) for quadrophonic tape (acousmatic), based on the poem "Arte poética" by Jorge Luis Borges

World Premiere: Germany - 1995

Duration: ca. 8'

Programme Notes: API_programme notes

Piece commercially available on CD at https://www.cybele.de/

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[10] "Poème du temps qui ne passe pas" (.."del otro lado del muro"..) chamber opera for soprano, bass-baritone, piano, flute, cello and percussion, based on poems by Jorge Luis Borges, Alejandra Pizarnik and Louis Aragón.

World Premiere: Germany - 1994

Duration: ca. 27'

Programme Notes: POEME_programme notes

Audio Link (MP3): Poeme_Du_Temps (Neue Aula, Folkwang-Hochschule Essen, 1994)

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[9] Gegensätze (gegenseitig) for alto flute (G), quadrophonic tape and live-electronics

World Premiere: 18.6.1994 / Rathaus Dortmund, SPEKTAKEL '94, Germany - 1994 // Alto flute: Christiane Schulz

Duration: ca. 33'

Programme Notes: GEGENSAETZE_programme notes

Score in PDF Format: GEGENSAETZE_Score

Audio Link (MP3): GEGENSAETZE_MP3

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[8] pizz. for quadrophonic tape (acousmatic)

World Premiere: Neue Aula, Folkwang Hochschule Essen, Germany - 1993

Duration: ca. 20'

Programme Notes: PIZZ_programme notes

Audio Link (MP3): PIZZ_MP3

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[7] Spiel 3 b (über ein Jazz Thema) for string quintet (2x Vl,Vla,Vcl & double bass) in 5 movements

World Premiere: Torhaus Rombergpark, Dortmund, Germany - November 1993 // Minguet Quartet + A. Dohmen, Doublebass

Duration: [i] 2:33, [ii] 3:54, [iii] 6:40, [iv] 6:13, [v] 8:28) (overall ca. 27')

Audio Link (MP3): Spiel_IIIb_MP3

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[6] Spiel 3 (über ein Jazz Thema) for wind quintet

World Premiere: Kammermusiksaal, Folkwang Hochschule Essen, Germany - 1993

Duration: ca. 25'

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[5] "M.H.0.C" (Spiel 2 über ein Jazz Thema und 5 Töberne) for bass wind quintet

World Premiere: Kammermusiksaal, Folkwang Hochschule Essen, Germany - 1992

Duration: ca. 8'

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[4] "T.T" (Spiel für Tommy und seine Bratsche) for viola solo

World Premiere: Kammermusiksaal, Folkwang Hochschule Essen, Germany - 1991 // Viola: Javier A. Garavaglia

Duration: ca. 8'

Programme Notes: TT_programme notes

Score in PDF Format: TT_Score

Audio Link (MP3): TT.MP3

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[3] LABERINTO "... palabras, poemas..." for 4 singers and chamber ensemble, based on poems by Jorge Luis Borges, Marcelo Gasparini and Alejandra Pizarnik

World Premiere: Germany - 1991

Duration: ca. 25'

Programme Notes: LABERINTO_programme notes

Audio Link (MP3): LABERINTO_audio (live version, Folkwang Hochschule Ensemble, Summer 1991, Bochum)

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[2] Timbres (después de 4 Piezas) for oboe, viola and piano

World Premiere: Buenos Aires, Fundación San Telmo, Argentina - 1989

Duration: ca. 12'

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[1] 4 Piezas for oboe, viola and piano

World Premiere: Bariloche, Argentina - 1989

Duration: ca. 8'

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