2014 Composer’s Commission Recipient Announced

The Foundation for Iberian Music is delighted to announce that Javier Arias Bal is the recipient of the 2014 Composer’s Commission! Arias teaches music and composition at the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, a founding member of the contemporary music group Música Presente, and co-producer of the recent documentary on Tanzanian music, Africa: The Beat. He will be composing a work for Spanish avant-garde flutist Julián Elvira, who performs on a modified flute of his own invention, the Pronomos flute.

The premiere will be held at the Graduate Center’s Segal Theater on June 22, 2015. Please stay posted for further announcements.