Andres R. Luz began his professional life, not in music, but in biotechnology as a laboratory analyst. This contest between science and music continued for 20+ years with daytime hours spent in a laboratory setting, and evening hours spent studying instruments, theory, and composition from local institutions, and self-directed study. In 2013, Mr. Luz completed a second bachelor’s degree in Music with magna cum laude honors, while continuing to work full-time. After 16+ years Mr. Luz retired from biopharma and has made a full transition to study music since Fall 2014, presently pursuing the Master of Music Composition with Anthony Suter at the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA. Harnessing the chugging, energetic sounds of contemporary Post-Minimalism as a starting point, Andres R. Luz derives his artistic idiom from the rich legacy of music history stretching back to Medieval and Renaissance stylistic practices, up to those of present day Post- Modernism.
LISTEN: Process_Anomalies for two soprano saxophones, op. 7 (2014)
Kelsey Broersma and Nicolai Gervasi-Monarrez, saxophones.
Recorded on 19MAY14 at Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, Watchorn Hall, University of Redlands.
Audio Engineers: Brad Andrews, Michael Raco-Rands, Andres Luz.