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A Rare Form of KleptomaniaFeb 21, 2015
Jorge Variego is an Argentinian composer and a fellow gator who wrote the piece A Rare Form of Kleptomania for violin and electronics, which I will be performing, with himself on the laptop, on February 21st. The performance is part of 2015 edition of the Florida Contemporary Music Festival, and put together by Nuclear Music, a student-run chamber ensemble and organization. The performance will take place in MUB 101 at 3 p.m. In Jorge's own words,
The work is a derivative composition from pieces by other composers. It is a homage that celebrates many preexisting compositions without fixing to any of them. An idea formed by many other ideas with only one unique element, this very performance.
Recital with Brian HargroveDec 1, 2014
I am proud to announce my recital with pianist Brian Hargrove on December 1st 2014 at 5 P.M. It will take place in MUB 101 at the University of Florida. This recital is a preview of another I will give in early February, that will include pieces for violin and piano by myself, Michael Polo, James Sain, Paul Richards, and Baljinder Sekhon.
Graduation CeremonyMay 4, 2013
On May 4th 2013 I attended my Master of Music in Composition graduation ceremony at USF. It was such a happy moment, I look great in pink, Judy Genshaft is a sweetheart, and I guess you can call me Prof. Damiani from now on!
Nina Young's Sun PropellerApr 6, 2013
On April 6th 2013 at 7:30 pm I will give a performance of Sun Propeller, a remarkable piece for solo violin and electronics by the talented composer Nina C. Young. The piece is written in scordatura, going all the way down to a low D on the G-string, creating a most impressive effect. The performance will take place in Barness Hall at the University of South Florida as part of the USF's New Music Consortium Spring Concert.
Fellow Gaucho Composer Francis SchwartzOct 16, 2012
On October 16th 2012 I had the pleasure of meeting fellow Gaucho composer Francis Schwartz, who like me now lives in Florida. He came to USF for a composition masterclass and recital. Schwartz's work is absolutely extraordinary, and his adventures around the world just fascinating. He even stayed in Porto Alegre, the city where I grew up, for a whole month during a series of performances of his works by the Porto Alegre Symphony, upon which occasion he was awarded by the governor the title of honorary Gaucho! This photo was taken by Stephanie Brauer, a wonderful photographer who accompanied Schwartz and shows from left to right Prof. Paul Reller, Francis Schwartz and myself.
Première of Geoff Sheil's AnimateApr 7, 2012
On April 7th 2012 I had the honor of premiering Animate, Geoff Sheil's piece for violin and ensemble. It was truly a memorable experience working with all the people involved. The performance took place in the Barness Hall at the University of South Florida.Watch the Video
Phi Kappa Phi Induction CeremonyApr 1, 2012
Phi Kappa Phi is an honors society that recognizes academic achievements. I was invited to become a member after my first semester as a graduate student here at USF, and on April 1st 2012 I attended my induction ceremony. I have to say, the food afterward was unbelievable!See More Images