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.
music by this artist
|TITLE||CATEGORY||DATE||Reflection, No. 4||Reflection||Sep 18, 20||Head in the Clouds||Live Score||Sep 04, 20||Nineteen Years||Composition||Aug 26, 20||PSEUDO||Composition||Aug 23, 20||Upward Fall||Album||Aug 14, 20||Birthday Cake Chest Wound||Composition||Feb 14, 20||Rococo Slaughter||Composition||Jan 31, 20||Adrift||Composition||Jan 17, 20||A Deep Sense of Responsibility||Composition||Dec 18, 19||FIREROOM||Composition||Dec 04, 19||Reflection No. 3||Reflection||Nov 02, 19||Music Ain't For Airports||Composition||Oct 17, 19||Injection Time Lapse||Composition||Oct 12, 19||Solfatara||Composition||Nov 04, 18||Animals (Fucking)||Composition||Aug 08, 15||Infatuated||Composition||Aug 01, 15||Reflection No. 2||Reflection||Jun 13, 15||Mojo||Composition||Apr 30, 15||Splatter||Composition||Apr 23, 15||Luxury Prism||Composition||Apr 23, 15||Prelude to Titan||Composition||Mar 06, 15||Reflection No. 1||Reflection||Feb 27, 15||Theia||Composition||Feb 25, 15||Electric Chair||Composition||Jan 14, 15||Titan||Composition||Jan 09, 15||Labor||Composition||Dec 17, 14||Miasma||Composition||Dec 12, 14||Inertia||Composition||Oct 26, 14||Vasoconstriction||Composition||Oct 23, 14||LEK4_AND||Composition||Oct 19, 12||MAN QUA MAN||Composition||May 30, 12||Maine||Composition||Feb 10, 12||Drowned||Composition||Feb 10, 12||Schadenfreude||Composition||Jul 11, 11||Freiburg||Composition||Jul 28, 10|