About

Vicente Hansen Atria (b. Santiago, Chile) is a Brooklyn-based composer and drummer. His music riffs on a wide range of idioms, from renaissance dances to Korean sanjo, creating lucid, futuristic sonic worlds. Past, recent, and ongoing collaborators include Wet Ink, Yarn/Wire, Jack Quartet, Bozzini Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, and TAK. 

As an improviser and composer, his music has been showcased at a wide variety of venues, such as The Shed (NYC), The Stone (NYC), Dizzy’s Club at JALC (NYC), Jazz Standard (NYC), DiMenna Center for Classical Music (NYC), Firehouse Space (NYC), Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Spectrum (NYC), Symphony Space (NYC), Miller Theatre (NYC), L’Auditori (Barcelona), among others. 

In 2019, he was commissioned to participate in The Shed’s Open Call series, for which he co-wrote an evening-length piece for bagpipes, taepyeongso, and custom 3D-printed instruments with Mat Muntz. In 2020, he was awarded a grant from the Chilean Ministry of Culture's Fondo de la Música to compose and record Orlando Furioso's debut album.

 

He is currently pursuing a DMA at Columbia University, where he has studied with Fred Lerdahl, Georg Haas, George Lewis, and Zosha Di Castri. He also serves as the Assistant Conductor for the Columbia University Orchestra under Jeffrey Milarsky. Vicente is currently leading chamber folk septet Orlando Furioso, as well as performing with collaborative trio Family Plan, producing electronic music as gremlins, and designing instruments with Mat Muntz for The Vex Collection, an alt-historical ensemble.

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