Album Release / Pop Americano / Paul Reller

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TEMPUS PROJECTS hosts an album release party for “pop americano," Paul Reller’s most recent full-length pop album. Join us for July’s First Friday Seminole Heights when Reller talks about and previews the 12-track album, which features a bluesy take on pop music with psychedelic lyrics, often about historic events. The CD will be available for purchase at Tempus on the night of the event, and starting July 4th will be available for download on Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby. CD Baby will also carry the compact disc accompanied by the 16-page booklet on their website. This event is Friday, July 3rd, for one night only, from 7-9pm. Tempus Projects is located at 4636 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33603. This event is sponsored in part by The Mermaid Tavern, where there will be an after party directly following the reception.

WHAT: “pop americano” new full length pop album from Paul Reller. Public Reception/Album Release Party.
WHEN: Friday, July 3, 2015, 7-9 pm
WHERE: TEMPUS PROJECTS, 4636 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33603
MORE: "After Party" at the Mermaid Tavern, 9 pm, 6719 N Nebraska Ave. Tampa 33604. Please continue the celebration at the Mermaid following the opening.

Paul Reller, Associate Professor of Music, is a part of the Composition Department and serves as Director of USF's SYCOM (Systems Complex for the Recording and Performing Arts) Electronic Music Studio. Reller teaches electronic music, acoustic composition, and the History of Blues and Rock Music. Reller helped start the Bonk Festival of New Music, and his work has been performed at the Festival by Margaret Lancaster, Conrad Harris, Hilton Jones, and the USF Percussion Ensemble.

In 2002, he released a two-CD set featuring his compositions for acoustic and electronic instruments entitled The Big Vibration. Reller produced albums for G.G. Allin (Carnival of Excess), Tiny Tim (Prisoner of Love), and Clang, his own band. He wrote and sang for the three CDs they released including Lovey-Dovey, Pol Pot Pie, and The Curse of Clang.

He studied with Samuel Adler, Dominick Argento, Paul Fetler, David Liptak, Robert Morris, Allan Shindler, and Joseph Schwantner.

Reller received the Harold Hanson Large Ensemble Prize from the Eastman School of Music, the Bearns Prize, a BMI Student Composer Award, and two ASCAP awards.

Reller has worked extensively in theater and dance and was composer-in-residence for the Jobsite Theater in 1999-2000. Jobsite produced his musical, The Ruins or Meditations on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature, at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in the summer of 2000. He served as composer, music director, and performer for USF's Department of Theater and Dance.

Reller received a BM from the University of Minnesota and a Masters at the Eastman School of Music.
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