Student Recital: Federico Llach, composer

Event Date: 

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 7:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230

Composer Federico Llach will present a doctoral recital on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. A bunch of terrific musicians will be playing my music. There will be string quartets, drum beats, remixes, lectures, classic and cutting-edge poetry, imaginary live beings, choreographed music videos, and more. Old and new friends are part of the all-star band: Jonathan Morgan, Jennifer Bewerse, Andrew Tholl, Emily Call, Marc Evans, Adriane Hill, and Christopher Guerriero. Please join the party and stay around afterwards to celebrate. Admission is free.
About Federico Llach
Musically raised in Buenos Aires as a jazz performer and classical composer, Federico Llach creates music that combines the intimacy of concert music with the energy of popular music. His sound palette has been forever changed as a result his experience with modular synthesizers and electronics of all kinds, something that can also be heard in his acoustic pieces. 

Llach has received several awards and scholarships for Composition and Research from: SADAIC for Orchestral Composition, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Borchard Foundation, Corwin Awards, UCSB Humanities and Social Sciences, UCSB Office of Summer Sessions and Paul Sacher Stiftung. His works have been performed by Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Argentina, Compañía Oblicua, Now Hear Ensemble, PFL Traject, Cuarteto UNTREF, UCSB Orchestra, Formalist Quartet and Ensemble Dal Niente in at venues of such geographical and aesthetic diversity as Festival Internacional de Jazz Buenos Aires and Darmstadt Ferienkurse.

Llach’s compositional interests are enriched from the perspective of the musicologist, the music technologist and artistic practice as research. Respectively: he has conducted a series of interviews with european composers which led him to understand how debates activated in our time – the limits of copyright and the fragmentation of the self between real and virtual – have found their way into their work by music that is not for the ears alone. Llach has created custom software for composition in the areas of spatialisation, note generation from math functions and note generation from audio analysis. He has also performed archival studies on Mauricio Kagel’s groundbreaking yet underperformed Tremens, leading to a reposition of the work in 2018 for the composer’s death decennial.

Llach will receive his Phd in Composition in Spring 2017 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he also obtained a MA, and holds BA from Universidad del Arte and Escuela de Música Contemporánea. Llach has founded and directs Now Hear Ensemble, resident at UCSB, a quintet of classically trained musicians collaborating with composers working with electronics and intermedia.