MIGUEL BASIM CHUAQUI

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

Miguel Chuaqui
  • Professor, School Of Music
  • Director School of Music

Research

Research Summary

Composer of Music for orchestra, choir, and chamber ensemble, with a specialization in electroacoustic music composition.

Research Statement

My music includes orchestral, chamber, vocal, and electro-acoustic works, and my research interests include collaborations with colleagues in areas as diverse as Modern Dance (interactive dance systems) and the School of Medicine (interactive software development for therapeutic musical applications).

Research Keywords

  • Music Composition, Interest Level: 5

Creative Research

  • Premiere of my composition Translatio I: Panamericana for solo piano. Andrew Staupe, piano, Libby Gardner Concert Hall, Salt Lake City Commission, completed 09/2016.
  • Performance of my composition EL CANTO REPARTIDO for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion. New York New Music Ensemble, Eduardo Leandro, Americas Council and Society of the Americas, New York, NY. Other, completed 05/2016.
  • Performance of my composition Trance (2010), for cello and live electronics. Noriko Kishi, cello, Nova Chamber Music Series, Libby Gardner Hall. Other, completed 04/2016.
    http://www.novaslc.org/blogs/news/142016839-enfant...
  • Performance of my composition ELEGY (2014) Tuba and live interactive electronics —October 2015, Adam Snider, Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno. Other, completed 10/2015.
  • Performance of my composition ARIOSO (2012) Alto recorder and interactive electronics —October 2015, Lisa Chaufty, Salt Lake City Library Auditorium, “12 Minutes Max” series. Other, completed 10/2015.
  • Premiere of my composition INTERIM DIRECTIONS (2015) Flute and Piano —June 2015, Christina Castellanos, flute, Jed Moss, Piano, Salt Lake City Library Auditorium, 2015. Commissioned by Salty Cricket Composers Collective for the Utah Arts Festival. Other, completed 06/2015.
  • Performance of my composition BLUES EN EL CORAZÓN (Blues in the Heart) (2009) Three pieces for piano (12 min.) —February 2015, Jason Hardink, Dumke Recital Hall (Blues Claro and Blues Ronco). Other, completed 02/2015.
  • Performance of my composition BLUES EN EL CORAZÓN (Blues in the Heart) (2009) Three pieces for piano —January 2015, Jason Hardink, Libby Gardner Concert Hall. Other, completed 01/2015.
  • Performance of composition Trance for cello and live electronics at the 12 Minutes Max Salt Lake City Library Showcase. Noriko Kishi, cello Other, completed 06/2014.
  • Performance of composition Trance, for cello and live electronics, at Madsen Recital Hall Brigham Young University. Noriko Kishi, cello. Other, completed 06/2014.
  • Performance of composition Arioso for alto recorder and interactive electronics at the New York Electroacoustic Music Festival, Abrons Center, New York, NY. Lisa Chaufty, recorder. Other, refereed, completed 06/2014.
    http://nycemf.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/NYCEM...
  • Premiere of ELEGY (2014) Tuba and live interactive electronics —April 2014, Adam Snider, Dumke Hall, Salt Lake City. Commission, completed 04/2014.
  • Performance of composition Trance for cello and live electronics at the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS) 2014 National Conference, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Madeleine Shapiro, cello. Other, refereed, completed 03/2014.
    http://seamus.conference.wesleyan.edu/events-proce...
  • Performance of composition SEGÚN EL FAVOR DEL VIENTO (2013) Clarinet Quartet —March 2014, Forward4 Clarinet Quartet, Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Other, completed 03/2014.
  • Performance of composition Trance for cello and live electronics at the 14th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium at Connecticut College, New London, CT. Noriko Kishi, cello. Other, refereed, completed 02/2014.
    http://www.conncoll.edu/CAT/sym2014/concerts.html
  • Perfomance of composition Arioso for alto recorder and interactive electronics at Electronic Music Midwest Mini Festival, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Lisa Chaufty, recorder. Other, completed 02/2014.
  • Performance of composition Saturniana for bass trombone and live and fixed electronics at Electronic Music Midwest Mini Festival, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Donn Schaefer, bass trombone. Other, completed 02/2014.
  • Premiere of SEGÚN EL FAVOR DEL VIENTO (2013) Clarinet Quartet —January 2014, Forward4 Clarinet Quartet, Semanas Musicales, Teatro del Lago, Frutillar, Chile. Commission, completed 01/2014.
  • Wrote a new work, Según el Favor del Viento, for Clarinet Quartet, Forward 4, to be premiered at the Semanas Musicales in Frutillar, Chile, in Feb. 2014. Other, completed 12/2013.
  • Performance of composition Arioso for alto recorder and live electronics at the Electro-Acoustic Barn Dance Festival. Other, refereed, completed 11/09/2013.
    http://www.marklsnyder.com/EAJJ/Electroacoustic_Ba...
  • New work for Bass clarinet and electronics for clarinetist Laura Carmichael (Amsterdam) Commission, in progress 09/2013.
    http://www.lauracarmichael.com/
  • New work for percussion and electronics for Brazilian percussionist Ricardo Coelho de Souza Commission, in progress 09/2013.
  • New work for piano and electronics for pianist Keith Kirchoff (Boston). Commission, in progress 06/2013.
    http://www.keithkirchoff.com/electronic.html
  • Premiere of composition Confabulario for Wind Quintet at Nova Chamber Music Concert, Salt Lake City, Utah. Other, completed 04/17/2013.
  • New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), performance of composition Trance for cello and live electronics, Madeleine Shapiro, cello, CUNY Graduate Center, New York. Other, refereed, completed 04/05/2013.
    http://www.nycemf.org/2013/program.php
  • 100 Years of Latin American Piano Music. Lecture recital, with Utah Symphony pianist Jason Hardink, Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City. Composition Blues en el Corazón, piece 3, “Blues Mágico” performed. Part of the Utah Opera Florencia en el Amazonas series of events. Other, completed 01/28/2013.
    http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/event-136549-latin-...
  • Saturniana, October 2012, Donn Schaefer Bass Trombone, Festival Ai-Maako, Centro Gabriela Mistral, Santiago Chile. Other, refereed, completed 10/2012.
  • Premiere of Arioso, September 2012, Lisa Chaufty, recorder, Sundays@7, Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah. Other, completed 09/2012.
  • Saturniana, April 2012, Doug Wauchope Bass Trombone, Furman University, Greenville, SC. Other, completed 04/2012.
  • Saturniana, March 2012, Doug Wauchoupe Bass Trombone, 13th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium, Connecticut College, New London, CT. Other, refereed, completed 03/2012.
  • Saturniana, February 2012, Donn Schaefer Bass Trombone, SEAMUS 2012, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI. Other, refereed, completed 02/2012.
  • TRANCE (2010) Cello and live electronics (12 min.) —Noriko Kishi, December 2011, Peter Prier Recital Hall, Salt Lake City. Other, completed 12/2011.
  • Premiere of TRANCE (2010) Cello and live electronics (12 min.) —Noriko Kishi, November 2011, Dumke Recital Hall, University of Utah. Commission, completed 11/2011.
  • SALMO 139 (Psalm 139) (2009) SSATB Choir (5 min.) —November 2011, New York Virtuoso Singers, Symphony Space, New York City. Other, completed 11/2011.
  • VISION (2010) Multiple percussion and live electronics (10 min.) —November 2011, Ricardo Coelho de Souza, Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah. Other, completed 11/2011.
  • TRANCE (2010) Cello and live electronics (12 min.) —October 2011, Madeleine Shapiro, The Tank, New York City. Other, completed 10/2011.
  • Premiere of BE MY VISION (2011) Soprano, alto recorder, bass viol, and harpsichord (7 min.) —September 2011, Early Music Ensemble, Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah. Commission, completed 09/2011.
  • SALMO 139 (Psalm 139) (2009) SSATB Choir (5 min.) —September 2011, Stephen Black, cond., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. Other, completed 09/2011.
  • Premiere of DREAM SWIM (2011) Cello Quintet (2 Violins, viola, 2 cellos) (11 min.) —August 2011, Intermezzo Chamber Music Series, Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, Salt Lake City. Commission, completed 08/2011.
  • Dream Swim (2011) Cello Quintet (2 Violins, viola, 2 cellos) (11 min.) Commissioned by the Intermezzo Chamber Music Series Commission, completed 08/2011.
  • Premiere of VISION (2010) Multiple percussion and live electronics (10 min.) —April 2011, Ricardo Coelho de Souza, Pitman Hall, University of Oklahoma. Commission, completed 04/2011.
  • JUEGO (1991) Violin, clarinet and cello —April 2011. New Music Ensemble, University of Utah. Other, completed 04/2011.
  • SATURNIANA (2009) Bass trombone and live and fixed electronics (8 min.) —April 2011, Donn Schaefer, bass trombone, Crosstalk Electroacoustic Concert, University of Utah. Other, completed 04/2011.
  • Premiere of VISION (2010) Multiple percussion and live electronics (10 min.) —March 2011, Ricardo Coelho de Souza, Pitman Hall, University of Oklahoma. Commission, completed 03/2011.
  • BLUES EN EL CORAZÓN (Blues in the Heart) (2009) Three pieces for piano (12 min.) —November 2010, Marilyn Nonken, Le Poisson Rouge, New York City. Performance, completed 11/2010.
  • BLUES EN EL CORAZÓN (Blues in the Heart) (2009) Three pieces for piano (12 min.) —November 2010, Marilyn Nonken, Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano, Santiago Chile. Performance, completed 11/2010.
  • ANCIENT WING (aka Archaeopteryx) (1993- revised 1998) Solo flute (6 min.) —October 2010: Paul Nagem, flute. Colorado Chamber Players, Bethany Lutheran Church, Denver, Colorado. Performance, completed 10/2010.
  • ST. MARY MAGDALENE AT THE HOLY SEPULCHER (2006) Organ (7 min.) —July 2010: Douglas O’Neill, Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, UT. Performance, completed 07/2010.
  • ANCIENT WING (aka Archaeopteryx) (1993- revised 1998) Solo flute (6 min.) —July 2010: Paul Nagem, flute. Colorado Chamber Players, Museo de las Americas, Denver, Colorado. Performance, completed 07/2010.
  • SALMO 139 (Psalm 139) (2009) SSATB Choir —April 2010, New York Virtuoso Singers, Merkin Hall, New York City. Performance, completed 04/2010.
  • SATURNIANA (2009) for Bass Trombone and Electronics —March 2010, Donn Schaefer, bass trombone, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Graduate Center, City University of New York. Performance, completed 03/2010.
  • Saturniana for Trombone and interactive electronics. To be premiered at the 2010 New York City Electrocaoustic Music Festival in April 2010. Commission, completed 09/15/2009.
  • RESISTENCIA CRÍTICA (Critical Resistance) (2009) —August 2009 Telematic Trans-continental Group Improvisation/Dance, for Interactive dance (U.S. and Chile), voice/percussion (U.S.), guitar (Chile), cymbalom (U.S.), piano (Chile), electronics (U.S. and Chile), and bass trombone (U.S.), performing simultaneously at Dumke Recital Hall, University of Utah, and Sala Experimental, Facultad de Artes, Universidad de Chile. Part of the Chilean Independence Bicentennial Celebration. Performance, completed 08/28/2009.
  • New composition for New York pianist Marilyn Nonken: "Blues en el Corazón" Performed on 11/9/09 in Dumke Recital Hall as part of her U.S. tour, and to be featured in her 2010-2011 season. Commission, completed 06/2009.
  • SSATB Choral work: "Salmo 139" for the Madeleine School Summer Choirs Camp. Commission, completed 06/2009.
  • La Persistencia de la Memoria, performed by the composer, at the 2009 National Conference of the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the U.S. (SEAMUS), Sweetwater, Indiana in April. Performance, completed 04/16/2009.
  • Mareas, for alto flute and electronics performed by New York flutist Jane Rigler at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival in April. Performance, completed 04/07/2009.
  • La Persistencia de la Memoria, for piano and interactive electronics, Heather Conner, Thompson Chamber Music Hall, University of Utah. Performance, completed 11/24/2008.
  • TIEMPO NORTE, TIEMPO SUR (North Time, South Time) (2008) —Chamber Orchestra (1.1.1.1.-1.1.1.0.-timp., perc., pno.-strings) (10 min.), Andrew Rindfleisch, cond., Utah Arts Festival, June, 2008. Performance, completed 06/26/2008.
  • Mareas, for alto flute and electronics, Carlton Vickers, de Jong Concert Hall, Brigham Young University. Performance, completed 01/18/2008.