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.

Concert tonight

If you are in Orlando, and you probably aren't, I'm curating another electroacoustic concert at UCF tonight. Things kick off at 8 PM in the Rehearsal Hall. Here is the program:

Welcome to Medicare by Mark Wingate

?p?x ? h/4? by Mike McFerron (the title doesn't display correctly when the blog is published, even though it looks fine in the preview. Oh well.)

Friction by Jason Bolte

Marimbella by HyeKyung Lee (Jamila Tekalli, piano)

Pente by Denis Smalley

I go for a certain amount of sonic variety since the genre is so diverse. Wingate's piece is incredibly funny, entertaining, and extremely well crafted. McFerron's work is ebullient and rhythmic (and available on iTunes). Bolte's composition is powerful, noisy, and uses spectrum and space in amazing ways. Marimbella is simple and pretty. Smalley's work is, to me, epic. It is one of the greatest tape pieces I've ever heard. If I'm not careful, I'm going to have another choke moment. So very beautiful.

Anyhow, come if you can. If you can't, I understand. You'll be at the next one (March 17th).