University of Iowa Student Chapter of
The Society of Composers, Inc.
New Music Symposium 2019
Carlos Cotallo Solares, President; Zachery Meier, Vice-President
Carlos Toro-Tobón, Treasurer; Lydia Dempsey, Secretary
New Music Concert
Featuring winners of the 2019 Call for Scores
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Recital Hall
Song of Normality
Martim S. GALVÃO
Justin Comer, saxophone
Carlos Cotallo Solares, violin
Will Yager, double bass
Song of Normality
Song of Normality explores the potentiality of utilizing the flute as a companion and extension of the human voice. Through the pitch fluctuations of air noises amplified by the flute, the various syllables that articulate musical gestures, and the most primitive form of human singing/shouting... The work develops into a song comprised of unconventional elements.
Martim S. Galvão
MusiCursor, for solo bass and electronics, is an interactive multimedia piece exploring our interactions with technological interfaces. The performer/user is guided through a software tutorial, in which they learn how to use their instrument as a means for controlling the computer’s cursor. Through their playing, the performer/user is able to move the cursor and click items on screen. In completing the software tutorial, the performer/user makes navigational decisions that dictate the musical outcome of the piece.
Galvão's work has been performed at venues such as the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), ANT Fest at Ars Nova, SPLICE Institute, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), Atlanterium AV Festival, and Babycastles among others.
Galvão earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University. In 2014 he graduated from the Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) MFA program at the University of California, Irvine. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Music and Multimedia at Brown University.
Objectstinate—being both an object and obstinate. Fragments and studies in the art of being momentarily incessant, repetitive, and either being or not being. It doesn’t change, we just look at it upside down all of a sudden.