Kendall sound Art Features the Music of Armando Rodriguez Ruidiaz

July 21, 2014 in Concerts

Armando Rodriguez is Presenting in the August 2nd, 2014 Concert at KSA

Kendall Sound Art will be featuring Armando Sanchez in the August, 2014 Concert.

Kendall Sound Art is pleased to announce that Armando Rodriguez Ruidiaz will be presenting his music for our audience on August 2nd, 2014 at 3pm. Please note that this August we are presenting the Kendall Sound Art concert on the first Saturday of the month rather than the traditional 2nd Saturday of the month. The concert will take place at 3pm in the usual location, the West Kendall Regional Public Library in the Hammocks Shopping Center on SW 104 st. and Hammocks Blvd.

Armando Rodriguez Ruidiaz is a gifted performer and composer. He loves the music of Galicia, which draws from Celtic influences. In fact he will be performing the Galician bagpipe for us. Armando is also a very gifted electro-acoustic composer and will be presenting some of this multimedia works. Armando will also be joined by the Punto ensemble, which also features Gustavo Matamoros and Julio Roloff. Gustavo Matamoros is an electro-acoustic and found sound composer in his own right and Julio Roloff is a talented experimental acoustic bassist. This concert promises to be a sonically magical experience for our audience. As always, Kendall Sound Art concerts have free admission and audience members of all ages are welcomed.

Kendall Sound Art Features Dan Dickson and Federico Bonacossa in the July, 12th Concert

July 3, 2014 in Concerts

Kendall Sound Art Features Dan Dickinson and Federico Bonacossa

KSA will be featuring Dan Dickinson and Federico Bonacossa in July, 2014.

In the approaching concert on July, 12th 2014, Kendall Sound Art is proud to be hosting the works of two fine feature composers, Dan Dickinson and Federico Bonacossa. Dan Dickinson is a performer on acoustic and electric bass as well as a composer of both acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Dan has been featured in many fine electro-acoustic festivals, such as SEAMUS, and is a published author of papers on electro-acoustic music and environmental recordings. Federico Bonacossa is a fine performer of both acoustic and electric guitar and is a composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Both Dan and Federico have been featured before in Kendall Sound Art in front of enthusiastic audiences and will be presenting new works in this concert. Both Dan and Federico write music that simulates the mind as well as the heart. I personally truly enjoy listening to their music and am excited about our upcoming concert. As usual, the concert is free admission and will be held at 3pm in the West Kendall Regional Public Library.

A Crash Course in Electro-Acoustic Music this Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at Kendall Sound Art

June 11, 2014 in Concerts

Hear Electro-Acoustic Music and Hear How it was Made

Liza Seigido and Lawrence W. Moore will be Presenting an Electronic Music Seminar for the Kendall Sound Art June, 2014 Concert.

Picture of co-founder, Liza Seigido

This Saturday’s Kendall Sound Art Concert will be both a live performance as well as a live discussion about how some of the recent works by Kendall Sound Art co-founders, Liza Seigido and Lawrence W. Moore, were made. Liza Seigido will be presenting her approaches to live vocal processing using MAX/MSP and her approaches to video design using Adobe Premiere. Lawrence W. Moore will be presenting his video pieces from the Meditation Mandalas series and how he used Nodebeat to create pattern/pulse music and Apophysis 7x to create moving fractal art animations. As usual, this upcoming KSA concert will be held at 3pm in the West Kendall Regional Public Library. Admission and parking are both free of charge.

Picture of co-founder, Lawrence w. Moore

Electro-Acoustic has such a diverse array of influences, that artists who compose in the medium have so many influences and genres to draw from. Electro-Acoustic music has a tradition of expanded media, with video and visual art being very adaptable int he format and an expanded performance practice in which both live and per-recorded material can be part of the experience. Live performance art and interactivity can also be elements within the Electro-Acoustic performance.

Kendall Sound Art Presents Punto in the May, 2014 Concert

May 6, 2014 in Concerts

Punto is the Feature this Saturday at Kendall Sound Art

Punto will be presenting at the Kendall Sound Art May, 2014 concert.

When Liza and I reached out to some of our composer colleagues, letting them know about Kendall Sound Art, we certainly couldn’t forget Gustavo Matamoros. Gustavo is one of the most well-known electro-acoustic composers in South Florida. He runs the South Florida Composers’ Alliance, which is active in presenting new music concerts in South Florida. He has a biannual concert series called Subtropics, which both Liza and I have presented in before. This concert series which not only presents a lot of the local talent, but also brings in nationally-known composers to perform in South Florida. Gustavo also runs the experimental acoustic studio, Audiotheque, on South Beach. Gustavo Matamoros is faculty at the Miami International University of Art and Design.

When we talked to Gustavo, he mentioned that he would like to present a new ensemble that he was a part of. I knowing how Gustavo was not only a great composer, but a great performance artist, we knew that this new ensemble would be a great experience for our audience. We know that our audience is going to get an compelling, imaginative, and very creative performance this Saturday when Punto comes to Kendall Sound Art. Please join us at the West Kendall Regional Public Library this Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 3pm for this exciting concert. As always, parking is free and admission is free at Kendall Sound Art.

Lansing McLoskey is Comng to Kendall Sound Art in April

March 25, 2014 in Concerts

The Heavyweight Composer, Lansing McLoskey Comes to Kendall Sound Art

Kendall Sound Art will be featuring the music of Lansing McLoskey in the April, 2014 Concert on Saturday, April 12 2014.

Kendall Sound Art is honored to be presenting a truly heavyweight composer in the upcoming April 2014 concert. Dr. Lansing McLoskey, Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the University of Miami Frost School of Music will be presenting a broad collection of works at the next Kendall Sound Art Concert on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 3pm. McLoskey will be joined by heavyweight performers such as clarinetist, Margaret Donaghue, saxophonist, Dale Underwood, and violinist, Scott Flavin. He will also be presenting some of his compositions for video art created by Rita Blitt and Robyn Moore. We hope you can join us for this exciting concert. This is a really great opportunity to hear music by one of the top contemporary composers in the country and some of the most phenomenal performers in modern-day art music. Having been a student and present-day colleague of Lansing McLoskey, it gives me great pride to have him contribute his time to Kendall Sound Art and reward us with such great performers to present his works to our audience. When one considers the fact that this concert is free admission, as is the custom at Kendall Sound Art, Liza and are greatly appreciative of being to present such a concert to our KSA audience.

Kendall Sound Art March 2014 Concert FEaturing Miguel Nieves and Gilbert Kong

March 4, 2014 in Concerts

KSA Welcomes Miguel Nieves and Gilbert Kong

This is the KSA invite to the March 2014 concert featuring Miguel Nieves and Gilbert Kong.

Kendall Sound Art is pleased to present two featured composers this Saturday, March 8, 2014. Miguel Nieves and Gilbert Kong are two exciting, emerging composers who are studying at the New World School of the Arts. They have both been great audience members at Kendall Sound Art and now it is their turn to take the limelight. These two composers are bringing some great string playing talent to Kendall Sound Art to perform their works. South Florida master cellist, Claudio Jaffe of the Del Ray String Quartet will be honoring us with his performance skills once again. Megan Slatterly and Mattheus Tvares will be performing on the violin. Victor Torres will be performing viola while Edder Rivera will be performing on the cello. Tyler Kimmel will be conducting Gilbert Kong’s string quartet. As usual, Liza Seigido and Lawrence W. moore will be presenting some electro-acoustic music to round off the program. The concert is free to attend and is open to a family-friendly public. Please join us at the West Kendall REgional Public Library this Saturday, March 8 at 3:00 pm.

Kendall Sound Art Features the Music of Ferdinando De Sena in the February 8th, 2014 Concert

February 5, 2014 in Concerts

Ferdinando De Sena Returns to KSA

We are pleased to announce that Ferdinando De Sena is returning to Kendall Sound Art to present more of his outstanding art music. Affectionately known as Dr. Fred, De Sena is a contemporary composer who draws on a variety of influences ranging from rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, and contemporary classical. Dr. Fred teaches composition and music technology courses at the New World School of the Arts and is one of South Florida’s premiere composers.

Kendall Sound Art is featuring the music of Ferdeinando De Sena in the February,. 2014 Concert.

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Fred De Sena will be joined by flutist, Carol Nicholson and violist, Vivian Torres in presenting some of his his compelling chamber music in addition to some of his electro-acoustic magic. The concert will be rounded off with a presentation by Liza Seigido of her piece Lament of the Restless Spirit for live, processed voice and video art and a presentation by Lawrence W. Moore of Insaxation for fixed audio media which explorers the sounds of the saxophone. Please join us this Saturday, February 8th at the West Kendall Regional Public Library at 3pm for this free concert.

Kendall Sound Art Features Cellist, Jason Calloway, in January, 2014

January 7, 2014 in Concerts

Jason Calloway Comes to Kendall Sound Art

This is the invitation to the Kendall Sound Art January, 11, 2014 Concert Featuring Cellist, Jason Calloway.

KSA 1/11/2014 Concert Invite

Kendall Sound Art is honored to present the performance mastery of cellist, Jason Calloway in the January 11, 2014 concert later this week. Jason will be performing a set of new music pieces, including the premiere of A Ring of Pearls for Cello and Fixed Audio by KSA co-founder, Lawrence W. Moore. The concert program will also feature the work of South Florida’s own Frederic Kauffman as well as works by Mena Mark Hanna Benjamin Britten. The concert will be held at the usual 3pm starting time at the West Kendall Regional Library.

A Ring of Pearls by Lawrence W. Moore for Cello and Fixed Audio

A Ring of Pearls for Cello and Fixed Audio

Jason Calloway

Cellist Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared at festivals including Lucerne, Spoleto, Darmstadt, Klangspuren (Austria), Acanthes (Frances), Perpignan, Valencia, Citta’ della Pieve (Italy), Jerash (Jordan), Casals (Puerto Rico), Cervantino (Mexico), Blossom, Brevard, Great Lakes, Kingston, Rockport, Sedona, and Sarasota. Currently cellist of the Banff award-winning Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami, Mr. Calloway was previously a member of the Naumburg award-winning Biava Quartet, formerly in residence at the Juilliard School. He has collaborated in chamber music with members of the Cleveland, Curtis, Juilliard, and Miami quartets and with principal players of most of the world’s leading orchestras as well as with artists including Shmuel Ashkenasi, Robert deMaine, Roberto Diaz, Guillermo Figueroa, Gary Hoffman, Ida Kavafian, Kim Kashkashian, Ronald Leonard, Ricardo Morales, Michael Tree, and the Penderecki and Tokyo quartets. Mr. Calloway gave his Carnegie Hall recital debut under the auspices of Artists International and has also been heard in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kosciuszko Foundation, and the 92nd Street Y; in Los Angeles at Disney Hall, the LA County Museum of Art, and the Skirball Center; in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center and Strathmore; in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, the Ethical Society, and the Kimmel Center; and live on NPR, WFMT (Chicago), KMZT (Los Angeles), WQXR (NYC), WFLN (Philadelphia), and on RAI television (Italy). He has recorded for the Bridge, Naxos, and Albany labels.

A devoted advocate of new music, Mr. Calloway has performed with leading ensembles around the world as well as alongside members of Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, and the Arditti and JACK quartets, and with the New Juilliard Ensemble both in New York and abroad. In addition he has made frequent appearances in Philadelphia with Bowerbird, Soundfield, and Network for New Music and in south Florida with NODUS and for FETA and Acoustica 21. Among the hundreds of premieres he has presented are solo and ensemble works of Berio, Knussen, Lachenmann, Pintscher, and Tüür, and he has collaborated intensively with some of today’s most important composers including Birtwistle, Carter, Davidovsky, Dusapin, Henze, Hosokawa, Husa, Franke, Rihm, Roustom, Ueno, and Yannay. As a dedicated supporter of young composers, he has for many years presented concerts of solo cello works newly composed for him, most recently at Harvard, Temple, and Drew universities, and at Spoleto USA gave the premiere of Yanov-Yanovsky’s Hearing Solution for cello and ensemble in addition to recent appearances at Bowdoin College, the College of Charleston, Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Calloway has also recently established a partnership with the bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann in the premiere of Helena Tulve’s new quintet at the Pärnu/Järvi Festival and has additionally created a cello and electronics/computer duo with his university colleague, composer Jacob David Sudol.

Mr. Calloway prizes his work with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain, both at the Lucerne Festival and at the Zug (Switzerland) Kunsthaus in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Serenade as part of a major Kandinsky/Gerstl exhibit, in addition to his collaborations with violinist Gilles Apap, tap dancer Savion Glover, and Cantor Netanel Hershtik. He is artistic director of Shir Ami (, an ensemble dedicated to the preservation and performance of Jewish art music suppressed by the Nazis and Soviets, and with which he appears frequently across the US and in the group’s varied performances in Austria, Hungary, and Italy. He has also toured Estonia and Serbia in a duo with his wife, violinist Mari-Liis Päkk, which explores the rich contemporary literature for violin and cello. Jason Calloway is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California and his teachers have included Ronald Leonard, Orlando Cole, Rohan de Saram, Lynn Harrell and Felix Galimir, and Luis Biava. Mr. Calloway performs on a 1992 Michèle Ashley cello, a copy of the famous Sleeping Beauty of Montagnana, formerly owned by his teacher, Orlando Cole. Mr. Calloway is a native of Philadelphia.