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Guitars, Bass and Electronics


Bryan Jacobs, Federico Bonacossa and Kyle Motle

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 8PM. Harold Golen Gallery. Free Admission.

Tonight we are presenting three musicians from Miami and New York performing on guitars, bass and electronics. Federico Bonacossa's curiosity about the current guitar lead him to create a national call for works. Out of 100 submissions, Bonacossa selected 4 finalists. Kyong Mee Choi's It only needs to be seen (one of the selected pieces that is presented tonight) was inspired by the Steve Hagen’s saying, “Truth does not need any explanation. It only needs to be seen. The only way we can be free in each moment is to become what the moment is.” Choi wants the  audience to experience being in the moment through the stream of sound that does not need any explanation but only needs to be heard. Bonacossa will also perform K. Essl's Sequitur VIII that features a canonic layering of real-time audio processing in MAX/MSP. The Miami-based up-and-coming bassist and composer Kyle Motle will join Bonacossa in Tragos for double bass and live electronics that explores scratch tones and open strings. Bryan Jacobs's Trigger will investigate the idea of presets in music. In fact, there are as many triggered presets as there are notes in this work! Compact Scecenes will feature Jacobs on guitar while operating fixed and live electronics. "This piece has a little to do with Milli Vanilli mouthing the words and a little to do with extending the acoustic tradition."BJ

Bryan Jacobs is a New York based composer and guitarist. His music has been performed by many ensembles including Wet Ink, International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, and Ensemble Pamplemousse. He has performed his own compositions for guitar and electronics at the Stone (NYC), Miller Theater (NYC), and the Wulf (LA). In addition to his artistic endeavors, Bryan is the co-founder of Qubit, a New York based concert producing organization that presents music involving technology.

Federico Bonacossa is a classical guitarist and composer based in Miami. He studied classical guitar at the Conservatorio Statale G. P. da Palestrina in Italy before moving to the U.S. He holds an MM for the Peabody Conservatory and a DMA from the U of M. Recent experiences include concerts for the Miami World Music Festival, the Miami Dade College On Stage Series, the Society of Composers Inc., the Miami International Guitar Festival, Guitar Sarasota, the Miami Bach Society, the State College of Florida and the Scuola Civica di Musica in Olbia, Italy. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in music composition at the Florida International University where he is a teaching assistant.

Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser active in the South Florida. Kyle is currently pursuing a graduate degree at Florida International University.


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Trigger for electric guitar and electronics by Bryan Jacobs
Compact Scecenes for electric guitar and electronics by Bryan Jacobs

It only needs to be seen for guitar and fixed media by Kyong Mee Choi
Federico Bonacossa – classical guitar

Sequitur VIII for electric guitar and live electronics by Karlheinz Essl
Federico Bonacossa – electric guitar

Tragos for double bass and live electronics by Federico Bonacossa
Kyle Motl – double bass, Federico Bonacossa electronics

With the support of Foundation of Emerging Technologies and Arts, Harold Golen Gallery, SCFA and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.