Jay C. Batzner is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida where he teaches theory, composition, and technology courses as well as coordinates the composition program. He holds degrees in composition and/or theory from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, the University of Louisville, and the University of Kansas.
Jay's music is primarily focused around instrumental chamber works as well as electroacoustic composition. His music has been recorded on the Capstone, Vox Novus, and Beauport Classical labels and is published by Unsafe Bull Music.
Jay is a sci-fi geek, an amateur banjoist, a home brewer, and juggler.
Okay, on this date in 2005, I started blogging. Originally, I used iBlog and published all kinds of meaningless drivel to my own website. After a while, though, I turned pro. Now I put meaningless drivel where unsuspecting readers might actually find it.
Life has been way to busy to describe, lately, which I find peculiarly ironic. When I started blogging, I really had nothing to say. And I would do so three times a day, in some cases. Now that I'm busy as hell, running around like a madman, and have more things going on than I can count, I rarely report on them. There should be something profound there, but there isn't.
Tonight is my second electroacoustic concert series of the academic year. Here is the lineup (if you are in Orlando, come check it out). Everything is voice/text/word based. I think it is going to be a hoot, but I am pretty easy to entertain.
The Temptation in the Wilderness by David D. McIntire
Speech Songs by Charles Dodge
Love Song by Paul Rudy
Notjustmoreidlechatter by Paul Lansky
Song Cycle for Haruki Murakami by Matt Dotson (music) and Bart Woodstrup (video)
Mouth by Patrick Peringer and Josh Kalichman
I deliberately didn't put anything by myself on there, even though I have 2 pieces that fit. I'll save that stuff for my own recital on March 4. I think I'll do the premiere of the Mancala Variations then. Again, if you are in town, stop by. And you don't have to sleep on the futon anymore. We have a twin bed and a comfy pop-up now.
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