markfrederickthorvaldgurrola


Mark Frederick Thorvald Gurrola (b. 1993) is an active composer and performer. Markís compositions cover a wide range of styles and mediums, from solo and chamber ensemble works to electronic works, and has been performed across the United States and Europe. He has recently been selected composer and performer for the Yarn/Wire Institute, and selected composer for the Space City New Music Festival, Breath Mark Retreat, Fusion Film Scoring Workshop, in Thessaloniki, Greece. Mark recently had his violin duet, Forge, read by ensemble String Noise and his piece, Bipolar., has been read by ensemble Yarn/Wire. Mark recently received a Masterís degree in Music Composition from the University of South Florida under the instruction of Dr. Baljinder Sekhon and Mr. Paul Reller, and holds a Bachelors in Music Composition from Texas Tech University under the direction of Dr. Mei-Fang Lin and Dr. Peter Fischer. Mark is a multi-instrumentalist, having performed on trumpet, piano, and accordion. He has played in a variety of ensembles, ranging from vernacular, Celtic, Balkan, and Ceili bands, to chamber ensembles, improvisation ensembles, jazz bands, Symphonic bands, Orchestra, and in musicals. Mark draws inspiration from other art forms, such as literature, poetry, photography, visual art, puzzles, food, and cats. For more about Mark, visit: https://thorvaldgurrola.weebly.com

Compositions

Ratatouille
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for Flute, Trumpet, Violin, and Cello
Two Famous Lobster Dishes
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for percussion and piano duo. Performance by Richard An and Ian Antonio from the 2018 Yarn/Wire Summer Institute.
Horo
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for solo Bassoon