Andres R. Luz
Andres R. Luz (b. 22 May 1974, Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino-American composer.
Dr. Luz has earned degrees from California State University, East Bay, in Hayward, California (BA in music, magna cum laude, 2013), a Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Redlands in 2016, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition at the University of Georgia, Athens (2022), having studied with Adrian Childs, Peter Van Zandt Lane, and Emily Koh. He served as the assistant director of the Dancz Center for New Music, functioned as an instructor of record in the intro to music technology class at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and as visiting assistant professor in music theory and electronics at the University of Redlands between 2018 and 2020.
Dr. Luz develops his artistic idiom from the legacy of music history stretching back to medieval and Renaissance stylistic practices up to the chugging, energetic sounds of contemporary post-modernism of the present day. Among the many influences that inform his music, Luz cites folkloric elements of his Filipino-American heritage, which have served as the source inspiration for a number of his works.
Works for Winds
- Ascent (2016)
- Bulosan: On American Democracy (2021)
- Quintet for Brass (2019)
- Andres Luz, personal correspondence, February 2021
- Andres R. Luz website Accessed 15 February 2021
- The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 400.