Composer

Compositions and Arrangements

Río de Porciúncula (2012)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Los Angeles Trombone Collective and Los Angeles Electric 8
8 Trombones and 8 Electric guitars
Premiered at LACMA’s Bing Theater, L.A. CA Sundays Live 8/12/2012

For Natalie, for Tenney and Marin (2012)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Natalie Brejcha
Viola, Percussion, and Ukulele
Premiered, Live Arts Los Angeles (LALA), L.A. CA 7/2/12

The Perilous Chapel (1993)
Composed by: Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
Arranged for Los Angeles Electric 8 – 2011
Electric Guitar Octet and Percussion
Premiered at LACMA’s Bing Theater, L.A. CA Sundays Live 10/2/2011

Varied Trio: I. Gending (1987)
Composed by: Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
Arranged for Los Angeles Electric 8 – 2011
Electric Guitar Octet
Premiered at LACMA’s Bing Theater, L.A. CA Sundays Live 10/2/2011

Suite Mundial, Op. 10 (1994-1997)
Composed by: Randall Kohl (b.1960)
No. 1, Preludio
No. 7, Balinesa_ El Canto de los changos
No. 2, Javanesa_ La danza dorada del gamelán
Arranged for Los Angeles Electric 8 – 2011
Electric Guitar Octet

Warr Guitar Counterpoint (2000)
Composed by: Kai Kurosawa (b.1979)
Arranged for Los Angeles Electric 8 – 2011
Electric Guitar Octet

Octet, Op.11 (1924)
Composed by: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Prelude: Adagio
Scherzo: Allegro molto
Arranged for Los Angeles Electric 8 – 2010
Electric Guitar Octet

Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast (1987)
Composed by: Steve Reich (b.1936)
Arranged for Los Angeles Electric 8 – 2010
Electric Guitar Octet

The Fog (2010)
Composed by: Jonathan Guillen (b.1979)
Arranged for Los Angeles Electric 8 – 2010
Electric Guitar Octet

Implosion (1981)
Composed by: Mantle Hood (1918-2005)
Arranged for Los Angeles Electric 8 – 2010
Electric Guitar Octet

Romance (1949)
Composed by: Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)
Arranged for Los Angeles Electric 8 – 2010
Electric Guitar Octet

Happy Birthday BKT (2010)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Bonnie K. Thompson
Electric Guitar Octet
Premiered at Fishbon – Santa Barbara, CA 1/23/10

Villanelle. pour pipeau et piano (1934)
Composed by: Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Arranged for Los Angeles Electric 8 – 2010
Electric Guitar Octet

Three Javanese Songs (1917)
Composed by: Charles T. Griffes (1884-1920)
1. Hampelas
2. Kinanti
3. Djakoan
Arranged for Los Angeles Electric 8 – 2009-2010
Electric Guitar Octet

Two Preludes & Fugues
Composed by: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude No. 14 – BWV 883
Fugue No. 21 – BWV 886
Prelude No. 8 – BWV 853
Fugue No. 8 – BWV 853
Arranged for Los Angeles Electric 8 – 2008
Electric Guitar Octet

Picture Perfect Life (2008)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Los Angeles Electric 8
Electric Guitar Octet
Premiered, University Southern California, Microfest, L.A. CA 5/10/12

Paul Oakenfold, Bayfront Park (2007)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Paul Oakenfold and Martin Fleischmann
Orchestra and Live DJ
Premiered, Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida 3/17/07

What Have I Become? – (2006)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
String Orchestra

That’s How Things Go (2006)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
(Lyrics by Brandon Mayer)
Mezzo-Soprano and Large Ensemble: Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Contrabassoon, Trombone, Vibraphone, Orchestral Bass Drum, Piano, Harp, String Quintet.

Broken Flowers (2006)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
String Trio

Hombre ante el Infinito (Man Before the Infinite) (2006)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Stephen Lucky Mosko
The California Ear Unit: Piano, Violin, Bass Clarinet, Cello, Flute, Alto Flute, and Percussion.

Luna Nueva (2006)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Ben Loory
Cello Solo

Hombre con Corazón Abierto (2006)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Emile Porre’
Guitar solo

Sertraline (2006)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
String Quartet

For James Orsher, for Mark So (2006)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Mark So
Piano Solo

For Lucky Mosko (2005)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Lucky Mosko
Muted Trumpet and Bass Drum

Voces Inocentes (2005)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
Piano, Jingle Bells, and Bamboo Flute

Blossom Eyes (2005)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Bonnie K. Thompson
Harp solo

Five Dancing Umbrellas (2004-2005)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Chelsea Green
Soprano and Guitar

La Búsqueda de la Esencia (2005)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Rufino Tamayo
Flute, Oboe, French Horn, Bass Clarinet, Contrabassoon, Bassoon, Guitar

Threeyee (2005)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Philip Graulty
Guitar Solo

Transitions  (2003 – 2005)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Peter Yates
Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, Cello, and Piano

The Cage  (2005)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Irene Ko
Dancer and Piano

Distant Staire  (2004)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Charles Maltabeast
Piano Solo

Transitions – II. The Unborn (2004)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Stephen Lucky Mosko
Clarinet, Violin, and Piano

Generations For My Brother’s Film (2003)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Felipe Salazar
Piano Solo

Le Papillon (2003)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Ayana Harris
String Quintet

The Alchemist – I. Prelude (2003)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Alisha Bauer and Philip Graulty
Cello and Guitar

Le Reradiation Metropolitain (2002)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Dat Thai
Piano Solo

Je m’inquiete trop (I Worry Too Much) (2002)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Jon Guillen
Voice and Piano

Angry Bird’s “Chair of Paradise” (2002)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For David Kopplin
Voice and Piano

Nebulectic Premonitions I-V (2002)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For John Axume and Julio Soto
Guitar Trio

Nebulectic Presentiments I-II (2002)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Julio Soto
Guitar Trio

Five Finger Music I-III (2002)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Brian Latta, Danny Rodas, and Jon Guillen
Guitar Duo

Ghost vs. Frog (2001)
Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)
For Peter Yates
Guitar Solo

Received a MFA in Composition from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts); Director and primary arranger of Los Angeles Electric 8, a chamber group of eight electric guitarists dedicated to revitalizing classical music for a new generation of listeners.


ALBUMS

Los Angeles Electric 8
Interlocking Textures
ALBUM RELEASE: 2012
Album Credit: Producer, Arranger, Mixing, Co-Director, Guitarist
Purchase: Click Here

Los Angeles Electric 8
Imagined Overtures
ALBUM RELEASE: 2009
Album Credit: Producer, Arranger, Guitarist
Purchase: Click Here

Los Angeles Electric 8
Plays Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Braddock, Siegel, & Kohl
ALBUM RELEASE: 2008
Album Credit: Guitarist, Design
Purchase: Click Here

Examples:

Arrangement of a Javanese Song by C. Griffes

Sound Textures

Detailed Arrangement of a Bach Fugue

Original Composition for String Orchestra

Electronic Ambient Sounds

Field Recording

Arranged/Conducted Set with Orchestra and
Live DJ, Paul Oakenfold


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