Jeremy Castro Baguyos, a Filippino-American from the North American Heartland, is a computer-mediated sound artist and double bassist exploring new forms of human expression at the intersection of tradition and technology, especially live interactive computer improvisation. His efforts in computer music have involved the automation of compositional processes and immersive/interactive environments (live and virtual). He is Associate Professor of Music Technology and Double Bass at the University of Nebraska Omaha and Principal Double Bassist of the Des Moines Metro Opera Summer Music Festival Orchestra.
History of Jeremy C. Baguyos
Baguyos's interests in music can be traced to the early Apple computers, a Fostex multitrack recorder, and consumer-level Yamaha and Casio synths, a time when his peer group consisted of friends who played Atari 2600, watched original Battlestar Galactica, and played Dungeons & Dragons with dice and books. After graduating with a BM from Indiana University (Bloomington), Baguyos began an orchestral career that included full-time appointments with the Orquesta Filarmonica de GC (Spain) and the Shreveport Symphony as well as freelance engagements that included performances with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the National Symphony, and the Milwaukee Symphony. He has performed under the batons of Leonard Slatkin, Mstislav Rostropovich, James Levine, Andre Previn, Placido Domingo, and Valery Gergiev. While gigging in Washington, DC, he performed with experimental electronic groups like the Peabody Computer Music Consort and the 21st Century Ensemble. Baguyos holds a Masters Degree in computer music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.
Main Influences on Jeremy C. Baguyos
He likes to think he has been most inspired by the early pioneers of electronic music such as the composers of Columbia-Princeton and European composers like Stockhausen, but he was probably more inspired by groups like Devo and Kraftwerk and his teachers at the Peabody Conservatory and Indiana University.