Jorge Variego was born in Rosario, Argentina. He is a former Fulbright Scholar. In
addition to teaching at ETSU, he is also on the music theory and composition faculty
at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During the summers he is on faculty at
the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.
Actively involved with technology in sound and music, Jorge has been a pioneer in the field of interactive computer music, having created and performed a great deal of works for clarinet and electronics in the US, Europe and South America. He participated in many international music festivals such as MATA, SEAMUS, EMS, Sonoimagenes, Holland Festival, Festival de Jazz de Vigo, Via Stellae, ICMC and Big Ears. His music can be heard in the Parma, Albany Records, CMMAS, Centaur and Naxos libraries.
In 2017 he was named Mentor of the year in the College of Fine Arts and Sciences, Performing Arts division at the University of Tennessee.
In 2018 his book on Algoritmic Composition was released by the National University of Quilmes, in Argentina. During that same year he received the support of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee to be resident composer at the Visby Centre for Composers, and was guest lecturer at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, in Spain. Oxford University Press will publish in 2019 his upcoming book "Composing with Constraints".
His commissioning agenda includes upcoming works for the Indiana University guitar ensemble, the Orchester Liestal and Mr. Dieter Hennings with premieres scheduled in the US and Europe, including the release of the album Purple Ego with the Domino Ensemble.
Jorge is the founder director of the UT Electroacoustic Ensemble, a student group dedicated to free improvisation with electronic media, co-directed the UT Contemporary Music Festival and the 2016 Nacusa-SCI Snapshot conferences at UT.
For more information please visit: http://www.jorgevariego.com