Arcangel Castillo





PERSONAL DATA:
Place of Birth: Merida, Venezuela.
Citizenship: Venezuelan.
Place of Residence: Venezuela

CAREER OBJECTIVE: I am seeking a teaching position in the educational field, with responsibilities encompassing the full range of Music Composition, Music Analysis or Electronic Music.

EDUCATION:

Licenciatura en Musica (Bachelors in Music). Area: Musical
Composition.
Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales (IUDEM).
Caracas, Venezuela.

Master Degree in Musical Composition, 1996.
Collegue-Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati.
OH. U.S.A.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Musical Conductor and Academic.
National Youth Orchestra. Merida, Venezuela. 1992-94.

Musical Conductor.
Merida State Symphonic Band. Merida, Venezuela. 1992-94.

Departmental Director.
Audio Visual Archive, Musical Department, Venezuelan National Library.
Caracas, Venezuela.
1990-1992. Management of the entire musical collection.

Choral Director.
Unidad Educativa Instituto Educacionales Asociados. 1987-89.
Youth Ministry Choir. 1984-88.

Youth Orchestra Children's Choir. 1983-85.
Caracas, Venezuela.
Assistant Director. Cantoria de Merida. 1970-83.


AWARDS:


First Prize. 1989 for "Trio de Cuerdas".
Chamber Musical Composition Competition. Caracas, Venezuela.
Sponsored by The Chamber Music Cultural Association.


Honorable Mention. 1988 for "Five Songs, Op. 3". Consejo Nacional de la Cultura. (National Advisory Board)


Fulbright Scholarship towards a Master Degree at University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. 1994

Residence at MacDowell Colony, December 2001

Residence at Coorporation of Yaddo, October 2002

PUBLICATIONS:


Castillo Olivari, Arcangel. "TUPAC AMARU (1977) PARA ORQUESTA, DE
ALFREDO DEL MONACO: Desde Una Vision y Una Conversacion con el Autor."
PAUTA. Cuadernos de Teoria y Critica Musical. Mexico, D.F.
Enero-Marzo, 1992.





Catalogo

1. Three Movements for String Orchestra (1996)

                Premeried May 5th 1996

                Patricia Corbet Theather

                College-Conservatory of Music

                University of Cincinnati

                Concert Orchestra

                Brad Tachut, conductor.

                Score: 36 pages

                Duration: aprox.: 16 minutes

 

2. Elegy for Strings Orchestra (1988) Last revision 2003

                Score: 19 pages

                Duration: aprox.: 7 or 9 minutes (very flexible piece)

 

 

3. String Quartet #1 (1999)

                Last performance: May 3rd. 2006

                Score: 20 pages

                Duration: aprox.: 17 minutes

               

       

1.     Allegro (Very energetic)-Adagio Sostenuto

2.     Adagio (Lamentoso)

3.     “Misterioso como la noche”-“Danza Ritual”

4.     Adagio Nostalgico

                                        

 

4. Four Movements for Two Pianos (1997)

                Last performance: May 23rd. 2000

                Robert Werner Recital Hall

                College-Conservatory of Music

                University of Cincinnati

                Score: 11 pages (11 x 17 page size)

                Duration: aprox.: 16 minutes

               

 

        1. Infernus Tonalis

        2. Emptiness

        3. SI/NO

        4. Mustia Memoria (Withered Memory)

                                        

 

5. “Oración Por la Paz”  (Pray for a Peace) (Piano and Electronic Music.)

                 Eliana Corredor, piano.

                                         Poem by Carlos Cesar Rodriguez (Venezuela)

                Last performance: May 23rd. 2000

                Robert Werner Recital Hall

                College-Conservatory of Music

                University of Cincinnati

                Duration: aprox.: 6 minutes

 

 

6. Postludio for Harp (1991)

 

            Score: 12 pages

            Duration: 7:40

 

            Recording: http://www.sincopa.com/ethnic/cdinfo1/aguas_tebana1.htm

 

7. Nocturnal #2 for piano solo (1996)

                Last performance: May 6th. 1996

                Bahuer  Hall

                College-Conservatory of Music

                University of Cincinnati

                Maria Jose Marti, piano

                Duration: 2:43

 

 

8. "Save Twilight" (“Salvo El Crepúsculo” Spanish version Patricia L. Boero, Speaker) (2005)

                Selected poems by Julio Cortazar,

                Translated by Stephen Kessler,

                Music: Arcangel Castillo-Olivari

                 

 

9. Chaos Metamorphosis (Computer Music)

 

                Duration: 6:44

                 

 

10. EverybodyDrinksMerlot (Computer Music)

 

                Duration: 8:34

 

11. Pierrot (Computer Music)

 

                Duration: 6:36

 

12. FOUR FOR FOUR (2002) Ochestrated at MacDowell Colony December 2002

 

                Concerto for String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra.

                Score: 62 pages

Duration: aprox.: 20 minutes

 

13. Piano Concerto. (2003)

 

                Score: 59 pages

                Duration: 25 minutes.

 

 

14. SOLEANDO

 

                For Violin and Multimedia (Real Time Sound Processing with a Computer and DVD combining Video, Photography and Computer Graphics)

More information and listening at:

Scores: 29 pages plus improvisation.

Duration: aprox.: 25 minutes

 

 

15. IL GIARDINO DEL MAGO (2003) slow-fast overture for orchestra

               

                Score:  28 pages

                Duration: aprox.: 6 minutes.

               

 

16. ORPHEUS: The Last Transit (2003) slow overture for orchestra

 

                Score: 24 pages

                Duration: aprox.: 8 minutes

                 

 

 

17. VIOLIN CONCERTO (October 2003)

 

                Three Movements

Score: 55 pages

Duration: 20 minutes

 

 

 

18. Ándate Por Los Andes (for two harps) (2002)

               

                Score: 4 pages

                Duration: 3 minutes

 

19. Five Piano Pieces:

                1.- Entrata

                2.- I

                3.- II

                4.- IV

                5.- RAGE

 

                Score: 13 pages

                Duration: aprox.: 10 minutes

 

20. SEXTET for Fl. Cl. Perc. Pno. Vl. Vc.

 

                Six movements

                Score: 32 pages

                Duration: aprox.: 16 minutes

 

 

 

21. SIX EARLY SONGS for Soprano and Orchestra:

 

1.       El Sur (poem: Jorge Luis Borges)

2.       Cazador (poem: Federico Garcia Lorca)

3.       Nocturno (poem: Otto De Sola)

4.       Tu Imagen (poem: Carlos Rodriguez Ferrara)

5.       Apolo y Dafne (poem: Carlos Rodriguez Ferrara)

6.       Lejos (poem: Antonio Yépez Azparren)

 

 

22. FOUR SONGS FOR MEZZO AND STRING QUARTET (October 2002)

 

                Arcángel Castillo Olivari: poems and music

                Music composed at the Yaddo Arts Colony

 

1.       Elegia

2.       Pierrot

3.       Espacio Líquido

4.       Retrato

 

23. String Quartet #2

 

                Score: 22 pages

                Duration: aprox. 15 minutes

 

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