Mr. Justin Saragoza considers the greatest highlight of his career to be his participation in the study of serial music and geometric relations to pitch.
LAS VEGAS, NV, November 05, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Justin Saragoza with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Saragoza celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Drawing upon a formative interest in music theory and composition and an exceptional education at the Berklee College of Music, Mr. Saragoza is a noted pianist, guitarist, producer and composer who has accrued more than 40 years of excellence in the music industry. A past guitarist for Flash Flood from 1986 to 2018, he has also provided his considerable skills as a guitarist to The Vista IV, No Smoking, L17, Wolfticket and the Clark County Community College Jazz Band, all of whom have been based out of Las Vegas. Notably, Mr. Saragoza also served as a pianist, producer and composer of Project J2.
A former member of the Society for Music Theory, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, and the Electronic Music Foundation, Mr. Saragoza maintains affiliation with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He has been thrice inducted into the Las Vegas Rock Reunion Hall of Fame over his extensive career and is the author of "On Theory" in 1978, "Source Sets for Theatre Pieces" in 1984 and "Oceanus Procellarum: A Treatise in Electronic Music." Demonstrating his craft, Mr. Saragoza has produced commercial recordings, including a rendition of Cornelius Cardew's "Treatise" and Erik Satie's "Vexations," as well as his own compositions, including "Gothic Dreams of String Quartets." He has composed a myriad of works as well, having contributed to "Cactus Gulch" in 1996, "Movement for Strings" in 2010, "Ode to Sammy Davis Jr." in 1980, "Pianoforte Fantasia" in 1995 and "Rollos and Lillypads" from 1997 to 2009, among many other compositions.
Influenced by Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg and John Coltrane, Mr. Saragoza considers the greatest highlight of his career to be his participation in the study of serial music and geometric relations to pitch. Recognized by Harvard University professor David Lewin, he took basic compositional matrixes and put a functional encoding on the bottom. Mr. Saragoza notes that he was one of the first in the field to view music from that unique perspective, and thus he created a harmonic matrix.
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