Born 1988 in Commack, New York and currently residing in Philadelphia, Garrett Semmelink is an American violinist with a passion for creative new music-making. While trained in Western classical music, he is well-versed in multiple styles having learned mostly by ear. His versatility and sensitivity as a violinist coupled with the drive for experimentation as an interpreter and improviser to transcend conventional techniques delivers unique and dynamic performances, whether solo or collaborative. His decade-long project with composer, programmer and engineer Andrew Grathwohl explores a critical intersection between acoustic instruments and electronics in a live setting.
Garrett is co-founder and co-director of ▲, an ensemble devoted to chartering this new landscape of sounds at the nexus of composition, improvisation and interpretation. He is the first musician to release an extensive catalog of improvised and semi-composed music for solo violin using Grathwohl’s interactive musical synthesis application and performance framework, “Sonic Multiplicities.”
Garrett studied violin and string pedagogy with Dr. Brenda Brenner and Mimi Zweig at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He’s had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the world’s finest musicians including David Baker, Leonard Slatkin, Alex Kerr, Mark Kaplan, Gil Apap, Jeffery Biegel, Cory Smythe, Chih-Yi Chen, and Jeannette Koekkoek. In 2008 he toured with indie-folk duo “Busman’s Holiday” throughout Indiana and the mid-west as well as the electro-acoustic classical-art-pop ensemble “Pantree Owl” which he co-founded in 2009.
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|TITLE||PERFORMER||INSTRUMENT||CATEGORY||DATE||Birthday Cake Chest Wound||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Feb 14, 20||Rococo Slaughter||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Jan 31, 20||Adrift||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Jan 17, 20||A Deep Sense of Responsibility||Garrett Semmelink||violin & percussion||Composition||Dec 18, 19||FIREROOM||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Dec 04, 19||Reflection No. 3||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Reflection||Nov 02, 19||Music Ain't For Airports||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Oct 17, 19||Injection Time Lapse||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Oct 12, 19||Infatuated||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Aug 01, 15||Reflection No. 2||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Reflection||Jun 13, 15||Splatter||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Apr 23, 15||Prelude to Titan||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Mar 06, 15||Reflection No. 1||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Reflection||Feb 27, 15||Theia||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Feb 25, 15||Electric Chair||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Jan 14, 15||Titan||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Jan 09, 15||Labor||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Dec 17, 14||Miasma||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Dec 12, 14||Inertia||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Oct 26, 14||Vasoconstriction||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Oct 23, 14||LEK4_AND||Garrett Semmelink||steel violin||Composition||Oct 19, 12||Untitled||Cosmo D||cello||Composition||Jul 06, 12||MAN QUA MAN||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||May 30, 12||Maine||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Feb 10, 12||Drowned||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Feb 10, 12||Schadenfreude||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Jul 11, 11||Freiburg||Garrett Semmelink||violin||Composition||Jul 28, 10|