MFA in Music Composition

"Pandemonium in clave for Percussion and Piano" by Aruán Ortiz ('18)

Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based pianist, violist, and composer Aruán Ortiz has written music for jazz ensembles, orchestras, dance companies, chamber groups, and feature films.

His work incorporates influences from contemporary classical music, Cuban-Haitian rhythms, and avant-garde improvisation, and consistently strives to break stylistic musical boundaries.

Performed by Talujon:

  • Michael Lipsey
  • Bill Solomon
  • Matt Ward
  • Aruán Ortiz, piano

Performance date: February 8, 2017