This workshop will revolve around the conventional repertoire for saxophone, emphasizing on a project called „sensophone“. Francisco Javier Rodriguez García sets sensors and controllers to a conventional saxophone in order to control electro-acoustic processes in real time. This way, the saxophone is keeping connected to a computer using WI-FI and an arduino micro-controller. The project responds to a new trend in electro-acoustic music called „amplified instruments“.
Francisco Javier Rodriguez García
Born in Granada (Spain), he received primary saxophone instruction from Conductor Jesus Martinez, then he moved to Murcia (Spain), where he achieved a degree in Saxophone Performing issued by the Conservatory of Music “Manuel Massotti Littel”, under the supervision of Professor Antonio Salas.
Mainly classically trained, he has attended several Saxophone Performing Master-classes directed by Francisco J. González, Jean Yves Formeau, Arno Bornkamp, Jean-Marie Londeix, Cristian Virz, David Alonso, Rodrigo Vila, and more frequently with the Contemporary Music specialist Marie Bernardette Charrier. In addition, Francisco Javier had also attended Orchestral Conducting Courses delivered by Rafael Pascual Vilaplana and has completed his formation in “L´Aula de Jazz” (Barcelona, Spain) with Gaby Ardebol and Pablo Galak - masters of Jazz & Modern Music Saxophone Performing as well as Technology and Chord Scale Theory.
He has been a regular collaborator with prestigious national orchestras and saxophone quartets such as “Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias”, “Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Oviedo”, “Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Gijón”, “Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y Leon”, “Euterpe Quartet”, and “Katársis Quartet”; performing as a soloist and playing chamber music in different town halls, auditoriums, and private and state educational institutions of Spain.
Currently, he works as a Professor of Saxophone Performing in “Eduardo Martínez Torner Superior Conservatory of Music” (Oviedo, Spain).
He has recently completed the "Master in Electroacoustic Composition" in the Superior School of Music "Katarina Gurska" (Madrid-Spain) directed by Alberto Bernal and Sergio Luque.
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