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
A video collaboration with poet Avni Vyas commissioned by the Stetson MFA of the Americas and Burrow Press based on her book Little God.Continue reading →
I’m thrilled that Meditations has been reviewed in The Wire magazine by writer Julian Cowley in issue 457 (March 2022)! Here is a link to the issue and here is the text of the review.Continue reading →
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.
Reviewed in The Wire magazine.
Radio play on ConcertZender.nl (Netherlands), the RTQE show on WORT (Madison), the Double Bummer show on XRAY.FM (Portland), dublab (LA) Night After Night and more.Continue reading →
Commissioned by the Amorsima Trio for their “20 New Miniatures in Reaction to Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary” program.
I’m very proud of my Digital Arts and Music Technology seniors from this year at Stetson. They have made a group of excellent and versatile projects that are sound/music based. I was the senior research mentor for Music Technology majors Destin Beaumont, Gracie Lookadoo, Chris Rodriguez, Kris Villota and Digital Arts majors Jose Moncayo Arteaga, Anthony Donofrio, Cameron Gesternslager, Dan Levins, Gordon Silva, Peter Sutherland, Courtni Wade, and Jacob Woods. Congratulations 2021 graduates!Continue reading →
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:
As a part of the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience (IWER), my colleague Nathan Wolek and I have started an acoustic ecology lab and a project of audio streams in places of interest in central Florida. Our audio intern on this project has been Jose Moncayo Arteaga.
The first stream we have gotten running as a part of the Locus Sonus soundmap project is at the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center on Lake Beresford in Deland, Florida. The SSAC is a center for scientific research centering on environmental and water issues and also houses the Stetson rowing team.
We are in the process of installing more streams in local and state parks to showcase the unique sounds of central Florida. Here are some images of us testing our stream in the summer of 2020 at Lake Beresford.