UCSB Composition alumnus Federico Llach ‘17 appointed to Music faculty at UC Merced

Federico Llach (photo by Gaby Goldberg)UCSB alumnus Federico Llach ‘17 was recently appointed to the Music faculty at UC Merced. Dr. Llach serves as a lecturer in the Global Arts Program, a division of the Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies interdisciplinary unit. Within the program, Dr. Llach will teach three courses this year: Making Electronic Music, Songwriting, and Recording & Studio Techniques. This Spring, he will also direct the Inter-Arts Ensemble. Comprised of creatives spanning all disciplines, the group is organized around the mission of exploring fundamental questions of social music-making by whatever means necessary.
 
Dr. Llach received his PhD in Composition in 2017 from UC Santa Barbara. While at UC Santa Barbara, he studied with Clarence Barlow and Curtis Roads, among others.

About Federico Llach

Musically raised in Buenos Aires as a jazz performer, music for media producer and classical composer, Federico Llach creates music that seeks to combine the old and the new, as well the intimacy of concert music with the energy of popular music. His sound palette has been forever changed as a result of his experience with modular synthesizers and electronics of all kinds, something that can also be heard in his acoustic pieces. His works have been presented at venues of such geographical and aesthetic diversity as Festival Internacional de Jazz Buenos Aires and Darmstadt Ferienkurse.
 
Llach’s compositional interests are enriched from the perspective of the musicologist, the music technologist and artistic practice as research. His PhD thesis and forthcoming Tempo journal article suggest multidisciplinarity as a solution to inward-focused approaches in new music composition. Llach founded and directs Now Hear Ensemble, resident at UCSB, a group of classically trained musicians collaborating with composers working with electronics and intermedia.
 
Photo by Gaby Goldberg
Federico Llach (photo by Gaby Goldberg)