Dr Rodney A Waschka II

Professor

Teaching and Research Interests

Music Composition, Algorithmic Composition, Electronic Music

Projects

Minimal Fitness Functions for Genetic Algorithms in Music

Dynamical Systems as Compositional Algorithms

Publications

Recent and Upcoming Performances and Publications

Waschka's pieces in bold italics:

April 3, 2018: Performance by the Coastal Winds Quintet of Nikolai Vavilov Considers the Future of Science at East Carolina University.

March 27, 2018: Premiere of Nikolai Vavilov Considers the Future of Science given by the Coastal Winds Quintet (to whom the piece is dedicated) in Raleigh.

March 15, 2018: Performance of Ravel Remembers Fascismgiven by Jonathan Kramer at Campbell University.

February 15, 2018: Performance of Singing in Trafficgiven by Allan Ware in Thompson Hall in Raleigh.

February 9, 2018: Performance of Singing in Traffic given by Craig Hultgren at the Electro-Acoustic Barn Dance in Jacksonville, Florida.

February 4 2018: Premiere of Considering Jupiterfor piano, electronic music, and realtime video in Raleigh, given by pianist Olga Kleiankina. Video by Emil Polyak.

December 18, 2017: Premiere performance of Film Noir Trailerin the Municipal Conservatory, Patros, Greece. Iwona Glinka and Renata Guzik, performers.

October 18, 2017: Performance by Waschka in Truitt Auditorium, Raleigh. Works by Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Saunders Smith, Antonio Ferreira, Philip Corner, Dennis H. Miller, Bill Alves, Alison Knowles and Waschka's Summer Song.

September 27, 2017: Broadcast of Au Revoir, Svetozar on WPRB's Classical Discoveries program.

September 26, 2017: Premiere of Essay: Déploration sur la mort de Jean-Claude Rissetfor violin and tape given by Jennifer Curtis in Raleigh.

September 18, 2017: Performance of Singing in Traffic given by Allan Ware in Osnabruck, Germany.

September 8, 2017: Performance of At Least 21... given by the Great Noise Ensemble at the West Fork New Music Festival.

R. Waschka II, "Minimal Fitness Functions in Genetic Algorithms for the Composition of Piano Music" Proceedings of the 2015 ICMC, San Francisco: ICMA, 2015, pp. 408-411.

Responsibilities

Director of the Arts Studies Program

Education

  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Composition: Computer Music/Media from the University of North Texas