Assistant Professor, Music
Ph.D. in Composition, 2011, Stony Brook University, New York
M.A. in Composition, 2007, Stony Brook University, New York
B.F.A. in Trumpet Performance and Composition, 2004, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, California
Martín Sebastián Loyato - composer, trumpeter, improviser, poet, conductor, and visual artist - was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
As a trumpet player, Dr. Loyato has shared the stage with such notable artists as Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Yusef Lateef, Ray Anderson, and Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, among others. Martín was invited to perform in the First Latin Grammys in 2000.
In 2003, Dr. Loyato conducted under Pierre Boulez for the Ojai Music Festival in California. He has performed with numerous orchestras around the world and has composed and performed concert works for electro- acoustic, dance, theatre, choral, orchestra and chamber ensembles, as well as music for television features and advertisements.
Among many private commissions from Europe, New Zealand, Asia, North and South America, he has been commissioned to write a children’s musical, En el Fondo de Mar, to benefit poor children in Buenos Aires. He has received a number of awards for his compositions. In 2003 he was invited by the Janacek Academy in Czech Republic to participate in an international performance and composition workshop for percussion. The renowned Penderecki Quartet selected his string quartet Allí Buenos Aires in 2004 for a performance workshop discussing and demonstrating the latest in writing for strings. Celestial Spheres, a multi-media piece notated graphically for forty musicians, was premiered at CalArts in 2005. This piece is published in the book Notations 21 an anthology of innovative musical notation.
As an educator, Dr. Loyato was part of Morton Subotnick’s team in Los Angeles, contributing to the development of a series of programs that introduce music and technology to children of all ages. His anthology of poetry, Helechos del Alma, was published in Argentina in 2006 and K-ro Suite Poetica de Seis Petalos (Limited edition) in 2012. 2010 marked the release of his first solo album, Syncretism, in which he explores the colors of the Gamelan Orchestra, Jazz Big Band, electronics, Middle Eastern and Latin rhythms, jazz and poetry. His last solo concerts covered Las Vegas, Spain, Singapore, China and Portugal. He was awarded as an artist in residence at Seaside Institute in Florida in 2010, for the program Escape to Create “A Celebration of Art, Life and Community”, and in 2012 at Pedra Sina Residence in Madeira Island, Portugal. Dr. Loyato has been living in New York for the past eight years and recently joined the Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University in Beirut as an Assistant Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences.
BOOKS, ESSAYS & ARTICLES
TV SERIES, MOTION PICTURES, DOCUMENTARIES AND ADVERTISING