irst Portrait of Carlos is a work of contrasts: living life within nature and living life within an urban environment. An exotic work tracing two aspects of life for Carlos, sculptural characteristics of natural sounds, synthetic textures, and contrasting styles and musical ideas form the substance of the music. For soloist, fixed electroacoustic media, and painting, the acoustical dimensions of the work are parallel to the visual dimensions of the painting. The composition, pre-recorded electroacoustic media, and painting were all created by the composer.
Jeffrey Hoover’s works – ranging from music for soloist to symphony orchestra – have received recognition through the prestigious Trieste prize, awards from Mu Phi Epsilon, the Lancaster Fine Arts Festival, grants, publications, fellowships and over 20 commissions. One unique aspect of Hoover’s work is when he combines his compositions with his own paintings, creating synergetic works. Hoover holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts (Composition and Interdisciplinary Fine Arts) from Texas Tech University, as well as a M.M. and Bch.Sc. from Ball State University. He serves as Associate Professor and Director of Integrated Arts for the University of Baltimore.
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