It is a big honor to receive the “Startstipendium” scholarship of 2018 from the Austrian Chancellery of Culture. It is a grant to support my work throughout several projects in summer, including my landscape theater piece Die Perfekte Passivität for Festival Rümlingen, which will have its premiere on August 17 & 18.
In a collaboration between ORF Radiokulturhaus (Austrian national broadcast) and Jeunesse Vienna I had the privilege to stage and record a portrait concert, which has been broadcast on Ö1 radio May 14, 2018.
The program consisted of a range of pieces from 2011 to today, including the premiere of new ensemble piece Triad Hihat. Other pieces performed were Stift & Papier I, Stift & Papier II, Vektorium, Tandem Trapez, Ping Pol, Flugmagnet, Slope Motion, Triad Hihat.
Performing ensemble was the Viennese Platypus Ensemble under musical direction of Yalda Zamani, and with several guest musicians, among them Jon Heilbron, Alvaro Collao León, Matej Bunderla-Havaj, Manuel Alcaraz Clemente.
Concert program: Jeunesse Portrait Mauro Hertig
Klangmanifeste Vienna 2018 has featured the piece/installation “Whispers”, an ad-hoc recording studio, where a melody is imitated by the visitors of the exhibition. 24 singers and non-singers took part. All the recordings of the melodies were then played later as part of the official concert, along with a live performance of “Ping Pol“, a solo steelstring guitar piece. It all happened on the 17 January 2018 in Echoraum, starting at 18:00, with the main performance at 22:00.
For the full program, see Klangmanifeste’s website: http://www.klangmanifeste.at/
As part of their “next to recherche” program, the wonderful ensemble recherche have premiered my ensemble piece “Flugmagnet” on November 11, 2017 in Freiburg. A video can be watched here.
Starting December of 2016, I had the pleasure of working with them through several project phases, doing tryouts, approaching the piece from different angles. It has been of big satisfaction being able to draw from the huge experience of the ensemble.
Flugmagnet is composed for Percussion, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello. This is Christian Dierstein, Martin Fahlenbock, Shizuyo Oka, Melise Mellinger, Åsa Åkeberg.
Concert announcement in Badische Zeitung
On December 13 my new piece Slope Motion had its premiere in Graz, Austria. Performer/composer/improviser Jonathan Heilbron played the piece for solo double bass, in a concert organised by Openmusic
The program also included pieces by Georges Aperghis, Anahita Abbasi, Sehyung Kim, and Javier Quislant, played by Dimitrios Polisoidis, Gerald Preinfalk, Krassimir Sterev and Jonathan Heilbron
Jon’s website: http://www.jonheilbronmusic.com/
Video documentary of Slope Motion