Chaz Underriner


Guardians of the Harmonitrees

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:

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Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center (SSAC) Audio Stream

screenshot of Locus Sonus soundmap

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.

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Moving (2)

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.

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Kenny Lee and Hannah Sun, video

I had a lot of fun recording, mixing, and editing this video for Kenny Lee and Hannah Sun of Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro. Shoutout to Digital Arts students Destin Beaumont and Rob Armstrong for assisting me with the recording.

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Wandelweiser map

I’m happy to be included on this map of the Wandelweiser artist network. I’m one of the very few in the southern US!

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Canteloube: L’arada, Chants de France album

It was a great pleasure to work as a recording and mixing engineer for my Stetson colleague Karen Coker Merritt’s first album.

Canteloube: L’arada / Chants de France
Karen Coker Merritt, soprano Sean Kennardo, piano (2020)

(Centaur Records, CRC 3804, Baton Rouge)

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Rachmaninov and Barber: Cello Sonatas album

Delos Records DE357
Jonah Kim, cello
Sean Kennard, piano
Chaz Underriner, recording, mixing, mastering engineer
Noah Reed, Dylan Forehand, assistant engineers

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Tollan: Mexican Works for Oboe album

It was a great pleasure to work with UNT album Jonathan Thompson on his first album as a mixing engineer, particularly since the music is all new compositions for oboe.

Tollan: Mexican Works for Oboe
Jonathan Thompson & Talar Khosdeghian (2020)
(Equalibrium Recordings, EQ158, Scottsdale)

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Landscape: Ghost (Home)

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.

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Yuki Shuffle

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.

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