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

  • Coal Hydrogenation

Creative Research

  • Performance of my composition for string quartet "Cuarteto Claroscuro" by the Ulysses String Quartet at Dumke Recital Hall, Salt Lake City. Other, completed 2019.
  • Performance of my composition for orchestra "Sonora Run" by the Salt Lake Symphony at Libby Gardner Hall Other, completed 2018.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org/season.filter.php?...
  • Premiere of my composition "No Hay Camino" for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion at the 2017 Utah Arts Festival. Other, completed 2017.
  • Premiere of my composition Translatio I: Panamericana for solo piano. Andrew Staupe, piano, Libby Gardner Concert Hall, Salt Lake City Commission, completed 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 2016.
  • Performance of my composition Trance (2010), for cello and live electronics. Noriko Kishi, cello, Nova Chamber Music Series, Libby Gardner Hall. Other, completed 2016.
    http://www.novaslc.org/blogs/news/142016839-enfant...
  • 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 2015.
  • Performance of my composition ELEGY (2014) Tuba and live interactive electronics —October 2015, Adam Snider, Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno. Other, completed 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 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 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 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 2014.
  • Performance of composition Trance, for cello and live electronics, at Madsen Recital Hall Brigham Young University. Noriko Kishi, cello. Other, completed 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, completed 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 2014.
  • Performance of composition SEGÚN EL FAVOR DEL VIENTO (2013) Clarinet Quartet —March 2014, Forward4 Clarinet Quartet, Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Other, completed 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, completed 2014.
    http://seamus.conference.wesleyan.edu/events-proce...
  • 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 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, completed 2014.
    http://www.conncoll.edu/CAT/sym2014/concerts.html
  • 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 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 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 2013.
  • Performance of composition Arioso for alto recorder and live electronics at the Electro-Acoustic Barn Dance Festival. Other, completed 2013.
    http://www.marklsnyder.com/EAJJ/Electroacoustic_Ba...
  • New work for percussion and electronics for Brazilian percussionist Ricardo Coelho de Souza Commission, in progress 2013.
  • New work for Bass clarinet and electronics for clarinetist Laura Carmichael (Amsterdam) Commission, in progress 2013.
    http://www.lauracarmichael.com/
  • New work for piano and electronics for pianist Keith Kirchoff (Boston). Commission, in progress 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 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, completed 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 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, completed 2012.
  • Premiere of Arioso, September 2012, Lisa Chaufty, recorder, Sundays@7, Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah. Other, completed 2012.
  • Saturniana, April 2012, Doug Wauchope Bass Trombone, Furman University, Greenville, SC. Other, completed 2012.
  • Saturniana, March 2012, Doug Wauchoupe Bass Trombone, 13th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium, Connecticut College, New London, CT. Other, completed 2012.
  • Saturniana, February 2012, Donn Schaefer Bass Trombone, SEAMUS 2012, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI. Other, completed 2012.
  • TRANCE (2010) Cello and live electronics (12 min.) —Noriko Kishi, December 2011, Peter Prier Recital Hall, Salt Lake City. Other, completed 2011.
  • VISION (2010) Multiple percussion and live electronics (10 min.) —November 2011, Ricardo Coelho de Souza, Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah. Other, completed 2011.
  • Premiere of TRANCE (2010) Cello and live electronics (12 min.) —Noriko Kishi, November 2011, Dumke Recital Hall, University of Utah. Commission, completed 2011.
  • SALMO 139 (Psalm 139) (2009) SSATB Choir (5 min.) —November 2011, New York Virtuoso Singers, Symphony Space, New York City. Other, completed 2011.
  • TRANCE (2010) Cello and live electronics (12 min.) —October 2011, Madeleine Shapiro, The Tank, New York City. Other, completed 2011.
  • SALMO 139 (Psalm 139) (2009) SSATB Choir (5 min.) —September 2011, Stephen Black, cond., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. Other, completed 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 2011.
  • Dream Swim (2011) Cello Quintet (2 Violins, viola, 2 cellos) (11 min.) Commissioned by the Intermezzo Chamber Music Series Commission, completed 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 2011.
  • JUEGO (1991) Violin, clarinet and cello —April 2011. New Music Ensemble, University of Utah. Other, completed 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 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 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 2011.
  • 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 2010.
  • 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 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 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 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 2010.
  • SALMO 139 (Psalm 139) (2009) SSATB Choir —April 2010, New York Virtuoso Singers, Merkin Hall, New York City. Performance, completed 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 2010.
  • Saturniana for Trombone and interactive electronics. To be premiered at the 2010 New York City Electrocaoustic Music Festival in April 2010. Commission, completed 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 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 2009.
  • SSATB Choral work: "Salmo 139" for the Madeleine School Summer Choirs Camp. Commission, completed 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 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 2009.
  • La Persistencia de la Memoria, for piano and interactive electronics, Heather Conner, Thompson Chamber Music Hall, University of Utah. Performance, completed 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 2008.
  • Mareas, for alto flute and electronics, Carlton Vickers, de Jong Concert Hall, Brigham Young University. Performance, completed 2008.

Presentations

  • One of four invited panelists in College Music Society webinar on leadership during covid-19: "Administrative Leadership During an Unprecedented Time of Uncertainty and Change." Over 300 people from all over the world attended. , Presented, 2020.
    https://www.music.org/index.php?option=com_content...
  • Electroacoustic Works and the Chimerical "Definitive Score." Fridays with Faculty, Dumke Recital Hall, School of Music. , Presented, 2012.
  • —September 2011: On the music of John Cage, Repertory Dance Theatre, Rose Wagner Theatre, Salt Lake City. , Presented, 2011.
  • —July 2011: On my music with live electronics, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. , Presented, 2011.
  • —March 2011: On my music, University of Oklahoma. , Presented, 2011.
  • —July 2010: Universidad de Chile, on U.S. electroacoustic music and my electroacoustic music. , Presented, 2010.
  • —June 2010: Museo de las Américas, Denver, Colorado, on the music of Silvestre Revueltas, Alberto Ginastera, and Astor Piazzolla. , Presented, 2010.
  • March 2009: UDEO (Utah Dance Educators Organization) SLCC, on my work on motion-capturing techniques for interactive dance. , Presented, 2009.
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology (CIDAT), University of Utah, on my music and my interdisciplinary research involving interactive technology, Body- Driven Computer Music. , Presented, 2008.
    http://cidat.finearts.utah.edu/podcasts/Common_Gro...
  • Becoming Useful: A Composer's (mis)Education, Fridays with Faculty, University of Utah. , Presented, 2013.
  • Electroacoustic Works and the Problems of Preservation, 2013 SEAMUS National Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota. , Presented, 2013.

Languages

  • Spanish, Fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Chile

Publications

  • (date unknown). “Memoria: Chamber and Electroacoustic Works,” Centaur Records (CRC 3003); includes EL CANTO REPARTIDO, LA PERSISTENCIA DE LA MEMORIA, MAREAS, DESDE EL LÍMITE. Released October 2009. Accepted, .
  • Chuaqui (date unknown). September 2011: “In the Divine Image,” Soundbrush Records; includes choral work SALMO 139 sung by the New York Virtuouso Singers. Accepted, .
  • Miguel Chuaqui (date unknown). "Confabulario" includes SATURNIANA, CONFABULARIO, TRANCE, BLUES EN EL CORAZÓN, Released on Ravello Records (PARMA). Accepted, .
  • Miguel Chuaqui (date unknown). CASI CUECA released on “eXchange Latin America,” CRI (NewWorld) Records (CD 848). Accepted, .
  • Miguel Chuaqui (date unknown). “Music By Miguel Chuaqui,” Centaur Records (CRC 2737); includes HYPERBOLE, ANCIENT WING, CUARTETO CLAROSCURO, DE METAL Y MADERA, DANZA DEL OCASO. Accepted, .
  • Miguel Chuaqui (date unknown). ANCIENT WING released on "The Hallellujah Tree," Laurel Ann Maurer, flute, 4Tay Records. Accepted, .
  • Miguel Chuaqui (date unknown). JUEGO released on “Octagon, Vol. 1,” Albany Records (Troy 130). Accepted, .
  • Miguel chuaqui (date unknown). SEAMUS NEWS 2013/14, Issue No.1, May -July. Accepted, .