Be Light, Be Line Full Score

Be Light, Be Line was originally composed for the SoundSpace: BioSounds concert at the Blanton Museum of Art (November 2018). Working with research materials supplied by Dell Medical School student Amber Dunbar, whose work focuses on opioid addiction research and treatment, this three-movement piece utilizes bio information from opioid research studies including vital sign changes, MRI imaging, chemical reactions in the brain, and more. The piece explores a dynamic interplay of improvisation, traditionally composed material, graphic notation, extended techniques, and conducted group improvisation.

Be Light, Be Line


About the Artist

Alan Retamozo is an active freelance composer/guitarist based out of Austin, TX. His extensive composition and performance experience includes appearances with: Adam Rudolph and GO Organic Orchestra, Austin New Music Co-op, Revel, New Media Art and Sound Summit (COTFG), SoundSpace Music Series (Blanton Museum of Art), and his own composer-led group, Slant Ensemble. Coming from a jazz background, his work focuses on creative group improvisation, graphic and experimental notation, and conductor-led spontaneous group composition as well as traditional systems of notation. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Texas, Butler School of Music.