Anthony Svejda


Anthony Svejda a choisi d'interpréter:
Anthony Svejda has chosen to perform:

Zack Browning

System Dominator *

[saxophone alto et bande magnétique / alto saxophone and tape]

* Création / World premiere

Anthony J. Svelda is currently pursuing a master's in music performance of saxophone at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. Mr. Svejda was awarded a Talent and Music Scholarship at Urbana-Champaign, IL. In 1993 he received an Achievement Award at Urbana-Champaign, IL.

He has been a member of The Odyssey Saxophone quartet that has won First Place at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, 1995 in California, made the Semifinals at the Fischoff Chamber Competition in 1995 and 1999 at Notre Dame, and placed second at the Fischoff Chamber Competition in 1994 at Notre Dame. At the East and West International Competition, the saxophone quartet reached the finals in 1995. The saxophone quartet has also been chosen as the Guest Performance at The National Saxophone Convention in West Virginia 1995 and Florida 1996. Spring 1994, Mr. Svejda was Solo runner-up in the Armstrong Competition at Urbana-Champaign. Fall 1998 he won the 1998 Wind Division Concerto Competition and received the National Society of Arts and Letters Award. He was chosen as principal saxophonist for the Chicago Civic Orchestra in 1998-1999. In the winter of 1998 he won the audition for the Navy Band in WashingtonL D C.

The commissioned work for alto saxophone and computer-generated tape will continue an original series of experimental music compositions scored for instruments and computer-generated tape which incorporate magic squares as compositional models. This series of experimental works have explored the structural applications of magic squares to musical form. A magic square consists of a series of numbers arranged so that the sum of each row, column, and diagonal is the same amount. Routes through the square are mapped onto a musical structure which uses the properties of the square as a compositional model. The unique position of each number within the square is paralleled in the musical score by a particular style, rhythm, density, and orchestration. The tape part for the commissioned work will be realized using GACSS (Genetic Algorithms in Composition and Sound Synthesis). GACSS is an original software package written in C/C++ which serves as a sound generation and compositional tool for music composition It utilizes a Genetic Algorithm (GA), a search procedure patterned after the workings of natural genetics (survival of the fittest), as a control structure for sound synthesis and compositional parameters. The sound generation algorithms, or Waveform Synthesis Procedures (WSP) are of an original design, and provide procedures by which to build periods in a manner based on graphical representations of acoustic waveforms. Eight compositions have been written since 1994 using GACSS and they have received over 40 performances in the USA, Ireland, South Korea and Sweden. Commissions have been received from the CRASH Ensemble of Ireland, SUNY-Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, International Trumpet Guild and the International Trombone Association.

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