THE ARTISTS OF "CYBORGS ARE DANCING"
Dr. Liza Seigido is an award-winning composer, multimedia artist, performer, educator, and entrepreneur. On February 6, 2018, she was awarded a Discovery Grant by OPERA America to fund the development of her opera “Cyborgs are Dancing” for processed soprano, 3 piece electro-acoustic ensemble, motion captured dancers, and interactive media. On January 20th, 2015, Seigido was awarded the Jennylin Duany Light Bulb Fund Honorary Award by the Miami Light Project, which served to fund the development of her electro-acoustic song, “Daphne” for live processed mezzo-soprano, live processed cello, and video overlay. In December of 2015, she was commissioned by Brigette Cormier, artistic director of B.C. Dance Co, to build an interactive dance floor and construct video overlays for “TV NO,” which was premiered in April 2016 in the Rift Black Box Theater in Wynwood. Her customized electronic Đàn tỳ bà, powered by the Makey Makey microcontroller and Max/MSP, was featured in Synthopia.com, ADSR, and New Atlas—three online music technology magazines—in December 2016. Seigido’s latest acoustic work—“Euridice in the Underworld” for violin, viola, cello, piano and narrator—was commissioned by Janis Mercer on behalf of the San Francisco Community Music Center’s YMP program; this piece was premiered in May 31, 2014. With her husband Lawrence W. Moore, Seigido founded the “Kendall Sound Art” new music concert series, which was sponsored by West Kendall Regional Library (now known as the West End Library). This series exclusively promoted the work of composers and performers residing in South Florida, and ran between May 2013 through December 2016. Dr. Seigido is currently teaching at Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami Dade College, and at Florida International University. She is also the founding owner and artistic director of Psyche Electro-Acoustic Opera Company, LLC, which produced it’s first production, Myths & Spirits: a series of electro-acoustic operatic shorts, on August 26, 2017. Her music has been performed across the United States and in Prague, Czech Republic.
Dr. Lawrence W. Moore is a multimedia composer, sound designer, and educator. As a multimedia composer, Dr. Moore works primarily in the medium of electro-acoustic music composition and video art. He also does work with interactive systems for art installations and collaborates with artists of multiple forms of media, including video artists, composers, performers, dancers, and installation artists. As a sound designer, Moore works with both analog and digital forms of synthesis for his own musical compositions as well as collaborations with others. Moore also works in designing sound for film, including editing, processing, and recording Foley. Dr. Lawrence W. Moore is a professor of higher education who teaches for the School of Entertainment and Design Technologies at Miami-Dade College and the Media Arts Department at the Miami International university of Art & Design. Moore does freelance consultation and individual lessons for those who are interested in composition, synthesis, audio engineering, and creative consultation. His YouTube channel, which features his tutorial series "Learning Synthesis with Pure Data," has over one thousand subscribers consisting of electro-acoustic composers and sound designers from around the world. For more information, visit his website at http://lwmmusic.com.
Brigette Cormier is a contemporary choreographer and dance educator, with a BFA in dance from the New World School of the Arts (2011). She has been creating contemporary dances for her company BC Dance Co. in Miami since 2011. Her recent commissions include creating dances for: Shift Dance Collective in NYC for their 2016 and 2017 seasons, Miami Light Project's Here & Now 2017, and Miami Theater Center's Sandbox 2018 residency. She has created original choreography for Psyche Electro-Acoustic Opera's inaugural performance of 'Myths & Spirits' and continues to create original dances in collaboration with the opera company.
Scott Flavin enjoys an incredibly versatile musical career. Since 1998 he has been a professor of violin at the Frost School of Music of the University of Miami, where he is first violinist of the internationally-acclaimed Bergonzi String Quartet, as well as Resident Conductor for The Henry Mancini Institute. He also is concertmaster of Florida Grand Opera, and violinist/violist for PULSE Trio. As a composer and arranger, his works have been heard on “Performance Today” and have been recorded by the Bergonzi Quartet. As conductor, he has appeared on the podium with such diverse artists as Joseph Silverstein, Bobby McFerrin, Mark O’Connor, and Chick Corea, and is Music Director of the Miami Mozarteum Orchestra. His recordings include chamber music on the Naxos, M&W, and Centaur labels, and commercial recordings on Sony, EMI, and Warner Brothers, including appearances on over a dozen Grammy Award-winning albums. He has written three plays, and his book, “Complete Scales for Violin” is available through M&W Music. He has recorded two solo CDs, “Great Violin Solos of the Opera and Ballet” and the Brahms violin sonatas.
Margaret Donaghue Flavin has performed as chamber musician and soloist in more than a dozen countries across three continents. She has performed in major venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, the Concertgebouw, the Zurich Tonhalle, American Cathedral in Paris, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and The American Academy in Rome.
Chamber music recital venues include Paris, London, Rome, Boston, New York City, Honolulu, and Grand Cayman, as well others across the US, Europe and Japan. Dr. Donaghue has appeared as soloist with the Shanghai Broadcast Symphony and the Shen Zhen Symphony, Shen Zhen, China, as well as the Russe State Philharmonic, Russe, Bulgaria.
She has performed at international conferences in Oslo, Norway; Manchester, England; Assisi, Italy; Chicago, Los Angeles, St Louis, and New Orleans, among others. During a chamber music tour of Europe she performed the sextet L’Heure du Berger, with composer Jean Françaix at the piano.
Dr. Donaghue performs as clarinetist with PULSE Trio, an exciting and versatile chamber group, along with Scott Flavin, violin and Naoko Takao, piano. She also plays recorders for the early music ensemble, Impulso Barroco, the Baroque counterpart of PULSE, committed to unique and engaging period performances. She is a founding member of MiamiClarinet and Miami Chamber Ensemble, and has performed across the United States and abroad with both ensembles.
Along with her husband, violinst/conductor Scott Flavin, Maggie is co-founder and Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival. BRCMF is a two-week festival which takes place each June in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
Dr. Donaghue is Professor of Clarinet and Director of the Woodwind Program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Dr. Donaghue has recently served a three-year term as a member of the Fulbright National Screening Committee, and appears frequently as clinician and adjudicator.
She received the Doctor or Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois, the Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to coming to Miami, Dr. Donaghue served on the faculties of Central Michigan University and the University of Connecticut. She can be heard frequently on Public Radio, and has recorded for the Centaur, Albany, Altarus and Living Composers labels.
Dr Donaghue is a Buffet Crampon and a D'Addario Woodwinds Artist.