Grela Herrera, Dante Gerardo (b. 1941, Rosario, Santa Fe). Argentinean composer of orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, piano, and electroacoustic works that have been performed throughout the Americas and in Europe.
Prof. Grela had his graduate studies at the Escuela de Música at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, as well as private studies in composition and electroacoustic music with Francisco Kröpfl and instrumentation and orchestration with Washington Castro.
His honors include awards from numerous Argentinean organizations, as well as the Fulbright Scholarship (1978-79), which enabled him to study at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, a fellowship from the Canadian government (1994), and the Premio para Música Sinfónica de la Sociedad Argentina de Autores y Compositores de Música (2003, for Imaginerías).
He is also active in other positions. He served as a choral conductor from 1963-66, as conductor of the contemporary music ensemble at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario from 1966-72, as conductor of the Contemporary Music Chamber Ensemble in Rosario from 1978-87, and as conductor of the contemporary music ensemble of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral from 1984-90. He served as president of the Agrupación Nueva Música de Rosario from 1981-85, as well as a delegate to the Argentine Federation of Electroacoustic Music in Santa Fe from 1984-95.
He taught as a professor of audio-perceptive training at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario from 1967-70, of composition, counterpoint and harmony at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán from 1969-73, of harmony at the Conservatorio de Tucumán in 1972, of post-graduate courses in Salta from 1973-81, and of counterpoint, fugue and orchestration at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral from 1974-88. He has been a professor of various subjects at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral since 1974 and at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario since 1977, as well as director of its electronic music studio since 1998. In addition, he has been a professor of acoustic music, harmony and Latin-American music at the Instituto Superior de Música in Rosario since 1988 and of music history at the Conservatorio Provincial de Música in Pergamino since 1992.
He has also given numerous lectures in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Uruguay, and the USA and has been an invited professor at contemporary music festivals in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Uruguay, and the USA. He lectured on Argentinean music at numerous universities in Canada and the USA in 1994.
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COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
ORCHESTRAL: Music, string orchestra, 1968; Surfaces, 1969; Static States, 1970; Nine Studies, 1973; Structures, 1978; Colours, 1983; Crepuscular, 1986; Dance Music, string orchestra, tape, 1993; From the Suns and the Night, piano, small orchestra, 1995-96; Kaleidoscope, 1996; Concerto, piano, percussion, string orchestra, 2001; From Distant Songs, 1998-2002; Presences, string orchestra, 2002; Imaginerías, 2003
CHAMBER MUSIC: Trio, violin, cello, piano, 1963; Sonatina, clarinet, piano, 1963; Four Pieces, string quartet, 1964; Music, clarinet, double bass, piano, percussion, 1964; Four Pieces, flute, 1966 (also version for viola, 1967); Eight Pieces, flute, percussion, 1966; Music for Eight Instruments, 1966; Quintet, clarinet, bass clarinet, harp, piano, vibraphone, 1967; Spaces I, ensemble, 1968; Suggestions, ensemble, 1969; Possibilities, string quartet, 1970; Spaces II, ensemble, 1970; String Quartet, 1971; Changes, ensemble, 1971; Composition in Memory of Estanislão Mijalichen, cello, piano, percussion, 1972; Fluctuations, ensemble, 1972; Music, guitar, 1973; Dusks, clarinet, piano, 1975; Interpenetrations, ensemble, 1976; Reflections on Time, amplified guitar, piano, 1976; Images, oboe, piano, 1977; Four Pieces, violin, piano, 1978; Space Time, 11 spatial sound sources, 1978; Phrase, ensemble, tape, 1978; Interpolations, flute, bassoon, violin, double bass, 1979; Imaginary Landscape, ensemble, 1980; Trio, flute, oboe, clarinet, 1982; Phosphorescences, piano, percussion ensemble, 1983; Music for a Space, 17 spatial sound sources, 1983; Composition, flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone, tape, 1983
CHAMBER MUSIC: Studies, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, 1984; Memories, alto flute, guitar, percussion, 1984; Canticles, clarinet, piano, 1985; Constellations, piano, percussion, 1986; And beyond...?, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, 1986; Music, flute, harpsichord, 1986; Enchantments, ensemble, 1987; From the Parallel Worlds, piano, ensemble, 1989 (also version for piano, tape); Imaginary Path, bassoon, trombone, cello, piano, 1992; Sonorities, guitar, tape, 1993-94; Dusk Songs, clarinet, tape, 1995-96; Echoes from Afar, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 1997; Mixtures, clarinet, alto saxophone, violin, tape, 2002; Luces y sombras, 6 percussion, 2003
CHORAL: Essay, mixed chorus, ensemble, 1965; Composition on a Script, alto, female chorus, ensemble, 1967; Combinations, mixed chorus, percussion, tape, 1968; ?, mixed chorus, ensemble, 1969; A Dream that Does Not Understand Itself, small mixed chorus, 1998; Poems of the night, small mixed chorus, ensemble, 2001
VOCAL: Song, alto, harp, string quartet, 1964; Songs, baritone, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, piano, suspended cymbals, 1966; Pueblo, baritone, string quartet, 1975; Voices, soprano, trombone, piano, percussion, tape, 1976; Three Songs, baritone, string orchestra, 1977; Oracle, alto, ensemble, 1982; Intangible Universes, voice (with processing), tape, 1986; Five Songs, low voice, piano, 1988
PIANO: Nine Pieces, 1963; Music, 1967; Music, 1971; Duet, piano (2 players), 1974; Composition, 1976; From the Parallel Worlds, piano, tape, 1989 (version of chamber work); Evening Geometries, 1994; From the Space and the Light, 1994-95
ELECTROACOUSTIC: Music for the Film C.65, tape, 1965; Music for a Pop-Art Exhibition, tape, 1966; Theatrical Music, tape, 1966; Exercise I, tape, 1968; Study, tape, 1972; Glaciation, tape, 1979; Space Configurations, tape, 1982; Reliefs, tape, 1985; Composition, tape, 1991; Times, tape, 1997
MULTIMEDIA: Faena, any number of voices, any number of players, tape, lights, 1970
Glaciation. (Agrupación Nueva Música de Rosario, 1981)
Glaciation. (Argentine Council of Music, 1987)
From the Parallel Worlds (version with tape). (Agrupación Nueva Música de Rosario, 1991)
From the Space and the Light (excerpt). (National Foundation for the Arts, 1995)
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