Gabriel Bolaños

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Gabriel Bolaños is a Nicaraguan-American composer of solo, chamber, orchestral and electronic music. He holds a PhD in composition from UC Davis and a BA from Columbia University. His principal composition teachers include Mika Pelo, Pablo Ortiz, Fabien Lévy and Sebastian Currier, and he studied orchestration with Tristan Murail. He likes to write music that explores unusual timbres and structures, and is interested in computer-assisted-composition, auditory perception and linguistics. His recent music engages with theories of ecological listening: how our sense of hearing evolved primarily to interpret our environment. He enjoys listening to music by Harvey, Ligeti, Grisey, Cerha, Romitelli, Messiaen, Os Mutantes, Sabicas and Bach.

Bolaños currently lives in Granada, Nicaragua with his wife Megan. As a 2016 Fulbright Visiting Scholar, he is composer-in-residence for the Rubén Darío Youth Orchestra, and visiting professor at the UPOLI Conservatory of Music. He is co-founder and artistic director of Proyecto Eco, Nicaragua’s first new-music ensemble. As a member of the Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío’s international committee, he has helped organize artistic and cultural exchanges between US and Nicaraguan musicians. Beyond his work as a teacher and composer of concert music, he has also written music for film, theater and dance, and has experience performing as a flamenco dance accompanist. For more information, visit gabrielbolanos.com.
Tri par année. Les pièces les plus recentes apparaissent d'abord

Soliste (Instrument ou voix) et électronique fixée


Pixel Streams for violin, video and electronics (2021)
Loy for percussion and electronics (2020)

Groupe de Chambre (2 - 4 instruments)


Nosotros hemos puesto los muertos for bass flute, violin, cello, contrabass and amplification (2021)
Slide for electric guitar quintet (2021)
Discourse for sax quartet and fixed electronics (2020)
Babel for string quartet (2019)
Mombacho for harp, guitar, cimbalom, double bass and electronics (2019)
Isorritmia for three bongos (2016)
Khora Khora for flute and piano (2016)
Tessellations for flute, violin, cello and piano (2016)
Soilasara for two speaking violinists (2015)
Sonora for flute and clarinet in b-flat (2015)
Sonorita for flute and clarinet in b-flat (2015)
Ouroboros miniatures for two guitars (2008)

Quatuor de Saxophones


Discourse for sax quartet and fixed electronics (2020)

Quatuor à Cordes


Babel for string quartet (2019)

Voix et instruments


En abril no llueve for soprano, ensemble and electronics (2019)
Anónimo for soprano and ensemble (2014)

Soliste (Instrument ou voix) et électronique en temps réel


Los Minúsculos for cello and electronics (2019)
Los Minúsculos for solo bassoon and electronics (2018)

Ensemble (Instruments ou voix) et électronique fixée


Star Mango for clarinet in b-flat, bassoon, trombone, violin, cello, balloons and fixed electronics (2016)
A Trip Down Market Street for ensemble and silent film (2012)

Instruments et électronique


Pixel Streams for violin, video and electronics (2021)
Loy for percussion and electronics (2020)
Los Minúsculos for cello and electronics (2019)
Los Minúsculos for solo bassoon and electronics (2018)
Star Mango for clarinet in b-flat, bassoon, trombone, violin, cello, balloons and fixed electronics (2016)
Ecosystem for ensemble (2015)
A Trip Down Market Street for ensemble and silent film (2012)
A Trip Down Market Street for ensemble and silent film (2012)
Anónimo for soprano and ensemble (2014)
Babel for string quartet (2019)
Discourse for sax quartet and fixed electronics (2020)
Ecosystem for ensemble (2015)
En abril no llueve for soprano, ensemble and electronics (2019)
Isorritmia for three bongos (2016)
Khora Khora for flute and piano (2016)
Los Minúsculos for solo bassoon and electronics (2018)
Los Minúsculos for cello and electronics (2019)
Loy for percussion and electronics (2020)
Mombacho for harp, guitar, cimbalom, double bass and electronics (2019)
Nosotros hemos puesto los muertos for bass flute, violin, cello, contrabass and amplification (2021)
Ouroboros miniatures for two guitars (2008)
Pixel Streams for violin, video and electronics (2021)
Slide for electric guitar quintet (2021)
Soilasara for two speaking violinists (2015)
Sonora for flute and clarinet in b-flat (2015)
Sonorita for flute and clarinet in b-flat (2015)
Star Mango for clarinet in b-flat, bassoon, trombone, violin, cello, balloons and fixed electronics (2016)
Tessellations for flute, violin, cello and piano (2016)