Chaz Underriner

Gaudeamus Muziekweek

I’m very excited that Landscape Series: 1 is being considered for the 2017 Gaudeamus Award. As a part of my participation in Gaudeamus Muziekweek, they have written an interview with me and artist Peter Bo Rappmund has created an artist introduction video for me.

Additionally, Gaudeamus produced the following:

  • A preview video of the performance of Landscape Series: 1 in the Geertekerke. 
  • Musicologist Tim Rutherford-Johnson wrote an informative blog post on my work.
  • The judges of the Gaudeamus Award 2017, Mayke Nas, Christopher Trapani, and Joe Cutler, had this to say about my work at the award ceremony:
    “[Chaz Underriner is a] focused composer who shows extreme attention to detail within his drifting meditative structures. He is already accomplished in several disciplines and continues to expand his broad technical basis in support of broader conceptual concerns, not just searching for things but also allowing things to be found. His work incorporates an impressive range of media from acousmatic sound to microtonally inflected chamber music.” 
  • Music blog Nieuwe Noten wrote reviews of the performances of both Nocturne Series: 8 and Landscape Series: 1. The text is in Dutch, but a translation (by Nico Couck) is available at


Some photos from Gaudeamus Muziekweek of working with ensembles Kluster5 and Modelo62 and of the Geertekerk, the performance venue for Landscape Series: 1.