Chaz Underriner

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Floating Gardens

Floating Gardens is a brief composition concerning boundaries, tuning and incongruity for chamber orchestra. Floating Gardens was written for new music collective wild UP as a part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2016 National Composer’s Intensive. Continue reading →

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Julie Underriner – Contemporary Colorist

A video I shot/edited/mixed for my mother, painter Julie Underriner. Continue reading →

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Landscape: Backroads

Landscape: Backroads is a 1-hour installation for 3 video projectors and surround sound audio that explores the sensations of highway hypnosis:

Landscape Series: 1

Landscape Series: 1 is 72 minute concert work for multiple chamber ensembles, 3-screen video projection, and 8.1 surround sound audio. This piece is a finalist for the Gaudeamus Award 2017. Here is a preview video of the performance of LS1 at Gaudeamus Muziekweek. Continue reading →

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One of the Rough

A collaboration with filmmaker Richard Bailey from 2016, One of the Rough is “a poetic road movie. It is a wild ride and a thoughtful one: a driving dream of colors, philosophy, pain, and wonder.”

One of the Rough: Teaser from Tropic Pictures on Vimeo.

This film features excerpts from the Landscape Series. Music, sound mixing by Chaz Underriner.

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Audio demo reel

Studio recording and mixing:

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Other Wounds

A collaboration with filmmaker and poet Richard Bailey from 2013.

Smart Emergency Response System (SERS) demo

UNT Electrical Engineering project presented at the National Building Museum, Washington D.C. as a part of the Global City Teams Challenge Expo for USIgnite.

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Landscape: Trombone Quartet

A Landscape series work for 4 trombones. The Trombone Quartet uses antiphonally shifting microtonal harmonics in order to evoke the sensation of driving through a vast, empty landscape, such as a Texas desert.  Continue reading →

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Landscape: Clarinet Trio

A Landscape series work for 3 clarinets in A. The Clarinet Trio is a microtonal exploration of acoustic beating patterns that sit around the critical band in order to evoke the sensation of driving through a vast, empty landscape, such as a Texas desert.  Continue reading →

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