2020 Sundance ASCAP Music Café: Jorge Aragón with Gene Back
Performing Friday, 1/24 @ 2:00
Jorge Aragón Brito is a Cuban composer and teacher with over 15 years of experience composing, producing and arranging. Jorge’s work with Silvio Rodríguez as a classical pianist and programmer has led to composing over a hundred live concerts with various international artists. In 2018, Jorge received one of Cuba’s highest honors, winning the Cubadisco Grand Prize with the Libre de Pecado phonogram. Other honors include first place in the Amadeo Roldan Piano Contest (2006) and the Jojazz competition in composition (2008). Jorge currently works with the Lyceum Orchestra of Havana alongside Jose Antonio Méndez, and is working on a concert dedicated to the 500 years of Havana’s history.
Gene Back is a Korean-American composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, NY. A 2019 Film Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound lab fellow, his work includes Emmy-nominated films such as Dear Angelica, dozens of award-winning international advertising campaigns, and Burning Man: The Musical. A former live member of the electronic/folk band, The Books, he recently co-composed the Netflix series, Unnatural Selection, and composed the score for Holler, directed by Nicole Riegel.