Concert | Claudio F. Baroni | In Circle II | Date TBC

image: courtesy of Claudio F. Baroni
ACT at MIT

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Composer, Claudio F. Baroni + Musicians from Berklee College of Music Perform Concert at Killian Hall
Date: April 24, 2015, 7-9PM

On April 24, visiting Composer, Claudio F. Baroni will present the US premiere of “In Circle II” at MIT’s Killian Hall in collaboration with students and faculty musicians from the Berklee College of music, Michael Bierylo, Aodán Collins, Rick Scott and Danny Johns.

Claudio F. Baroni is an Argentine composer of contemporary music. He studied piano and Sonology at the Universidad de Humanidades y Artes de Rosario, Argentina and composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands, with Gilius van Bergeijk and Clarence Barlow. Since 2001, Baroni has worked as a composer receiving numerous commissions and performances

In 2008 Baroni began to develop a series of experimental operas. Created in the form of a laboratory, the three pieces will be united by the idea of collaboration between various mediums. The first of these operas, “Baltasar/Summer Manuevers,” was premiered in October 2010 in Argentina and in the Netherlands. Baroni lives and works in Amsterdam.

This concert is coordinated by ACT graduate students, Adi Hollander and Ian Soroka with support from ACT Affiliate, Neil Leonard.

 

Michael Bierylo is an electronic musician, guitarist, composer, and sound designer. He has been a faculty member at Berklee College of Music since 1995 and is currently the Chair of the Electronic Production and Design Department. He is also active in Berklee Online, Berklee’s online school, where co-authored and teaches music technology courses.‬‬

‪Bierylo’s commercial work includes music and audio production for Hasbro Interactive, the Smithsonian, Nickelodeon, and the Oxygen Network, as well as music and sound design for the Incredible Hulk attraction at Universal’s Islands Of Adventure. As a composer, Bierylo’s work has been featured on A&E’s Biography, the Learning Channel, and Martha Stewart Living. Recent projects include work on the films Granito, the Reckoning, and Traces of the Trade, all featured at the Sundance Film Festival.‬‬

‪As a member of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Bierylo has performed throughout the U.S. at venues as diverse as the Knitting Factory, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Duke and Emory universities, and Dartmouth College. Bierylo’s compositions are featured on the group’s albums Dancing On A’A, Petrophonics, The Iridium Controversy, and Extreme Spirituals, all on Cuneiform Records. As a solo electronic artist, Bierylo has performed with laptop computer and modular synthesizers in the U.S. and Berlin, Germany, including a concert with Grammy-nominated electronic musician BT in 2012. His composition “Koralate” appeared on The Hundred Dollar Guitar Project CD.‬‬‪‪

‪‪Aodán Collins has studied the cello for ten of his eighteen years of living and is currently majoring in performance at Berklee College of Music. Aodán has got a foot in the worlds of chamber music, jazz, contemporary classical, experimental music, and heavy metal, and he is always on a search for new sounds and ideas to entertain.‬‬‬‬

Danny Johns grew up in Pittsburgh, PA where he started studying percussion at the age of 9. After high school he moved to Boston to start his studies in music performance at Berklee College of Music. In the fall Danny will be starting his final year at Berklee and plans to move on to Nashville as he joins the music industry after school.

‪‪Rick Scott is a synthesist, pianist and founding member of the contemporary chamber ensemble “Birdsongs of the Mesozoic”. He has co-produced recordings for the Ace of Hearts, Rykodisc, and Cuneiform labels, and collaborated with an eclectic array of artists, including storyteller David Greenberger, DJ Encanti, bass-baritone Dr. Oral Moses, animator Luke Jaeger, and filmmaker Michael Burlingame.‬‬‬‬

Claudio F. Baroni is an Argentine composer of contemporary music. He studied piano and sonology at the Universidad de Humanidades y Artes de Rosario, Argentina and composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands, with Gilius van Bergeijk and Clarence Barlow.‬‬

‪Since 2001, Baroni has worked as a composer receiving numerous commissions and performances from among others The Barton Workshop, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag, Compagnie Bischoff, Maarten Altena Ensemble, VocaalLab, Asko Kamerkoor, Modelo62, Nieuw Ensemble (Netherlands), Piano Circus, (U.K.), Opera Nova Ensemble (Switzerland), Champ d’Action (Belgium), Ensemble Integrales (Germany), string quartet Prometeo (Italy), as well as writing for ensembles more unusual instrumentations for specific projects and festivals such as Metronom in Barcelona (2004), AGO Modern Museum Toronto, Canada (2006) and PSWAR- Project Space, Muziekgebouw Theater, Amsterdam (2007, 2008).‬‬

‪In 2008 he started to develop a series of experimental operas, three pieces, which will be united by the idea of collaboration between various mediums and will be created in a form of a laboratory. The first one named “Baltasar/Summer Manuevers” was premiere in October 2010 in Argentina and in Netherlands.‬‬ Other recent honors include an artistic residency fellowship from Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbertide, Italy. ‬‬Baroni lives and works in Amsterdam. ‬‬

This event is made possible through the generous support of:

Fonds Podium Kunsten Performing Arts Fund NL

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