ALEX BURTZOS

The REVIVALIST - Alex Burtzos
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Alex Burtzos (b. 1985) is an American composer and conductor living in New York City, and the Artistic Director of ICEBERG. His works, which bristle with "biting contemporary edge" [Berkshire Eagle] have been performed across four continents. Alex has collaborated with some of the world's foremost contemporary music ensembles, including JACK Quartet, loadbang, ETHEL, Yarn/Wire, Righteous GIRLSensemble mise-en, and many others.

As a composer, Alex is committed to pursuing artistic expression unconstrained by boundaries of school or style.  His "riveting" [NY Concert Review] work incorporates elements of the 20th Century avant-garde, rock, jazz, metal, and hip-hop alongside or against classical/preclassical structures and sounds, justifying these juxtapositions with a great depth of musical ideas and extra-musical knowledge.  Alex’s music takes as its basis and provides commentary on a diverse array of subject matter, from early colonial history to recent events, from Shakespeare’s tragedies to naughty text messages.  

Alex holds a DMA in composition from Manhattan School of Music, where his primary teachers were Reiko Fueting and Mark Stambaugh.  He is Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Central Florida. 

www.alexburtzosmusic.com