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
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.
2 2 2 2 4 2 3 1 Timp, 2 Perc, Celeste, Harp Strings
duration ca. 9 minutes
I had a ton of fun collaborating with artist Sky Macklay to compose a work to perform with her Harmonitrees installation at the Hand Art Center during her residency at Stetson University. I created the score in photoshop for musicians to play with the different harmonitrees:
I also interviewed Sky about her work and the installation for the Hand Art Center’s archives:
For violin, cello, piano and video. Performed by Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME). Recorded at GROUND Solyanka, Moscow, Russia December 2020. Written for Tenth International Young Composer’s Academy, Tchaikovsky City.
Landscape: Ghost (Home) is a recomposition of Landscape: Home for the Ghost Ensemble. This is another step in the ongoing interest I have to create a mimetic version of Haruki Murakami’s “over there” or “other world” in sound and image. I wrote a paper concerning this, “Mimesis, Murakami, and Multimedia Art: Parallel Worlds in Performance,” that was presented at the 40 Years of Murakami conference at Newcastle University, UK and published in Leonardo Music Journal.Continue reading →
I had a lot of fun making a video jazz jam (featuring my dog, Yuki) after classes went online in spring 2020. I recorded using a webcam, a dynamic mic, and Logic Pro X and did all of the audio and video editing inside of Premiere Pro.Continue reading → ← Older posts