Victor Spiegel

Victor Spiegel

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Recording artist, pianist, and composer Victor Spiegel creates harmonies and rhythms that come together to refresh and renew.

Biography

Recording artist, pianist, and composer Victor Spiegel creates harmonies and rhythms that come together to refresh and renew. A world traveler, Victor captures culture through a jazz lens, creating an improvisational journey of music, with bright moments of discovery when uncovering “the origins of music”.

Spiegel reflects this global approach to music with the sound of light and color – he wants listeners to be able to see the music. In a novel approach to composition, he incorporates both a written and improvised format to the overall structure of almost every piece. This brings his compositions to the edge of the moment, and each performance and recording is unique to that time and place.

Spiegel began studying piano repertoire at the age of 5, and began his concert career at age 6. In the 70's, he composed for dance majors at UCLA, UCSC, UCB and other Los Angeles and Bay Area schools. In the 80's, he went to Mills College in Oakland to obtain his master's degree in Music Composition, studying with Lou Harrison and Terry Riley.

Victor has scored over 1000 compositions for film, television and multimedia. Besides performing solo and scoring films, he continues to teach privately, and has been a Visiting Professor and instructor at community colleges and private schools.

Discography

Evocation
Darvish

Set List

How Many Eyes
American Gamelan
Mineral World
Lullaby
Spinner
Raga
Shaggy Rag
Zan LaMur