The amazing Zurich ensemble Soyuz 21 will perform two solo pieces of mine on January 20, 2018 in the very special venue Photobastei. Ping Pol will be performed by the wonderful multi-guitarist Mats Scheidegger.
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
During an intense week of the musical gathering Verantwortung 3000 I led a group of musicians through different kinds of simple setups, experiments and pieces of mine. You can listen to them here. All the details of the pieces are in the descriptions of the tracks.
A proper home recording of Ping Pol is now on my Soundcloud!
Find also a later video documentary of Ping Pol from the portrait concert with the Austrian Broadcast :
It has been a pleasure to work with Patrick and Geoff on a new duo for Alto and Baritone Saxophone. Premiere was on the 10 Oct in Biel, with another performance on the 12th in Basel.
They also made a wonderfully sounding recording in their studio
I am very happy to announce that the European-wide Ulysses Network / IRCAM artistic committee has selected me as Promising Young Composer. This will enable me to take a journey of residencies all over Europe throughout the years 2017-2020.
Needless to say I am very excited for about this and am looking forward to travelling a lot in the upcoming years!