“Moving is an abstract translation of long travels through the southern US, in which ensemble Modelo62 and guitarist Nico Couck are surrounded by 10 speakers (2 per musician) and 5 screens. With optical illusions, field recordings and slow ambient music, they take you on an overwhelming trip.” From Gaudeamus.
I will be in Vienna for 2+ months for a Fulbright award to be an Artist-in-Residence at Q21 – MuseumsQuartier in the spring of 2024. My main project during the residency is a composition for sound art space TONSPUR and Andother Stage Ensemble and a guest lecture for the Media Composition class of the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. I am also available for additional presentations and concerts in Europe during that time period. Please reach out if you are interested in hosting me at your institution/venue and share with those who may be interested.
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A concert of original compositions by Chaz Underriner performed by a quintet of musicians based throughout Florida. The quintet performs structured improvisations inspired by jazz, funk, blues, and folk styles. Recorded on August 13th, 2023 at the Timucua Arts Foundation in Orlando, Florida as a part of their International Guitar Festival.
Chaz Underriner, guitar / Dan Walters, bass / Carlos Martinez, keys / Garrett Wingfield, saxophone / David Weatherspoon, drums
The band’s first tour! For links and details, head over to https://underrinerband.com/events/.
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of Digital Arts at Stetson University.
Session no. 1 is the first EP by the Chaz Underriner Quintet, a group founded in 2022 as vehicle for Chaz’s new compositions inspired by jazz, funk, blues, and folk music. The EP consists of 4 tracks, each of which are original jazz compositions for the quintet.
Chaz Underriner, composition and guitar
Garrett Wingfield, saxophones
Carlos Martinez, keyboard
Dan Walters, bass
Colby Savary, drums
Recorded in Tinsley Hall, Stetson University July 9th, 2022
Destin Beaumont, audio engineer
Jodi-Ann Taylor and Connor Bradt, video and audio engineering
Chaz Underriner, mixing engineer and video editor
For 4 vocalists, piano, cello, percussion, and electronics. Composed during residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the NYU Music Technology studios in the summer of 2021. Recorded for and released on Edition Wandelweiser Records.Continue reading →
Commissioned by the Amorsima Trio for their “20 New Miniatures in Reaction to Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary” program.← Older posts