Born: February 16, 1971 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Born: February 16, 1971
Dr. Martin Loyato composer, trumpeter, improviser, poet, conductor, and visual artist was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed his early studies at the Conservatory Superior of Music in Buenos Aires, received his B.F.A. in Composition and Trumpet Performance at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and a Ph.D. in Composition from Stony Brook University. He studied trumpet with Arturo Sandoval, Edward Carroll, Eric Aubier, Howie Shear, Bill Bing, Gabriel Archilla and Osvaldo Lacunza, and has worked with composers including Lucky Mosko, Anne Lebaron, Ivo Medek, Bunita Marcus, Peter Winkler, Daria Semegen, and Sheila Silver. As a trumpet player, Mr. Loyato has shared the stage with such notable artists as Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Yusef Lateef, Ray Anderson, and Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, among others. Martin was invited to perform in the First Latin Grammys in 2000. In 2003, Mr. Loyato conducted under Pierre Boulez for the Ojai Music Festival in California. He has performed with numerous orchestras including the Orquesta Académica de la Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, Orquesta Juvenil Franco-Argentina (Buenos Aires-Lyon), Florida International University Symphony Orchestra, and the Westminster Symphony. Dr. Loyato has composed and performed concert works for electro-acoustic, dance, theater, choral, orchestra and chamber ensembles, as well as music for television features and advertisements. Among many private commissions from Europe, New Zealand, Asia, North and South America, he has been commissioned to write a children’s musical, En el Fondo de Mar, to beneﬁt poor children in Buenos Aires. He has received a number of awards for his compositions. In 2003 he was invited by the Janacek Academy in Czech Republic to participate in an international performance and composition workshop for percussion. The renowned Penderecki Quartet selected his string quartet Alli Buenos Aires in 2004 for a performance workshop discussing and demonstrating the latest in writing for strings. Celestial Spheres, a multi- media piece notated graphically for forty musicians, was premiered at CalArts in 2005. This piece is published in the book Notations 21 an anthology of innovative musical notation by Theresa Sauer. As an educator, Dr. Loyato was part of Morton Subotnick’s team in Los Angeles, contributing to the development of a series of programs that introduce music and technology to children of all ages. His anthology of poetry, Helechos del Alma, was published in Argentina in 2006. 2010 marked the release of his ﬁrst solo album, Syncretism, in which he explores the colors of the Gamelan ensemble, Big Band, electronics, Middle Eastern and Latin rhythms, jazz and poetry. His last tour covered Las Vegas, Spain, Singapore and China. He was awarded as an artist in residence at Seaside Institute in Florida in 2010, for the program Escape to Create “A Celebration of Art, Life and Community”. Dr. Loyato currently resides in New York.
Awards:2010 Award of Honor - 2010 Bob Meyers Excellence in Jazz Award in recognition of outstanding achievement and dedication. Stony Brook State University of New York 2010 Artist in Residence at Escape to Create, Seaside, Florida 2007 Selected to be a featured composer in Notations 21, an anthology of innovative musical notation released by Theresa Sauer 2004 String Quartet selected by the Penderecki Quartet in a workshop on new techniques for strings at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Martin Loyato - Syncretism - Syncretism Records 2010
Martin Loyato's, Syncretism, is a brilliant ensemble of compositions that transport the listener to multidimensional realms of aesthetic experience. One can envision the transforming shapes of colors and mutating musical notes in each unique set of percussion and sound he presents. Some move the listener to fields of flowers, where tender offerings of affection are carried by the silent breezes, others bring forth images of primal emotions, unfettered by the rational mind, existing in their own spheres of pulsating energies. While the dedicated compositions permeate with the private, unique definitions of his admiration, and deep respect towards his fellow artists. Martin's selection of instruments, computer-generated electronics, and his superb compositional gift make each track on Syncretism a keenly original expression of soulful synergy, and at the same time, invite the listener to experience visions that are only limited by their imagination.
The breadth of Martin’s musical talent is on display in his recent CD, Syncretism, which features his dynamic trumpet playing in original compositions in an astonishing range of styles, from Tango to experimental electronic works.
We are reminded of the phrase Duke Ellington reserved for the work he most admired: Martin Loyato’s work is “beyond category”.
In the world of Jazz some artists dedicate their careers to keep the tradition recording new versions of jazz classics. Others, like Martin Loyato keep pushing the genre forward creating new sounds and style fusions.
Wilbert Sostre JazzTimes
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2010 Candidate for Ph.D. in Composition, Stony Brook University 2007 M.A. in Composition, Stony Brook University 2004 B.F.A. in Trumpet Performance and Composition, California Institute of the Arts 1996 Degree in Trumpet and Education, Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Música, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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