/ Riverside, CA
Member since January 2021
With a background in music for theater and film, I love collaboration and creation with the purpose of meaningful connection and imaginative storying-telling. To hear my music, please visit my website (https://www.joshrodriguezmusic.com/) and BandCamp (https://joshrodriguezmusic.bandcamp.com/music).
SHORT BIO FROM WEBSITE: Known for his energetic rhythms, rich harmonic language, and striking colors, Josh Rodriguez continues to gain recognition as an emerging composer on a national and international scale. Born in Argentina and raised in Guatemala and Mexico, Rodriguez's musical imagination has been formed by the colors and cultures of his childhood. Rodriguez is composer-in-residence of the Corona Symphony Orchestra, and currently serves at the Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University as Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition. He regularly contributes articles to arts & culture blogs, and is on the Leadership Team for Deus-Ex-Musica.com an initiative that brings musicians, pastors, and non-musicians together for concerts and conversations about the intersection of faith and new music.
Rodriguez earned his MM at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Ph.D in Composition at the University of California, Los Angeles.
While I tailor the complexity and breadth of my music to the ensemble's level and the specifics of each commission, my overall style is...
1) harmonically: a combination of modal and post-tonal melodies/harmonies with elements from popular music, and anchored in various kinds of drones
2) rhythmically: simple rhythms which typically develop into robust driving grooves, sometimes venturing into Latin American grooves
3) orchestration/voicing: striking colors and surprising shifts in tone with careful attention to instrumentation and register