A focus on current times: Sergej Maingardt

I think that the Cologne Hochschule für Musik und Tanz began to regain a leading role of academic electronics with the arrival of Michael Beil in 2007. Beil's teachings were oriented towards an interdisciplinarity...

Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø and His Dystopian Dancing

A relevant aesthetic problem of modern music is that of the modification of timbre, and authoritative interventions have questioned its value with never decisive arguments. Jean-Jacques Nattiez, for example, was skeptical about creating works...

Mirela Ivičević: Scarlet Songs

When speaking of her fundamental approach to composing, Mirela Ivičević, a Croatian native currently based in Vienna, has described herself as focusing on using as basic materials “bits and pieces of reality abducted from...

Anthony Cheung: Music for Film, Sculpture, and Captions

It’s just as the title would have it. Music for Film, Sculpture, and Captions, the fifth monograph album from composer Anthony Cheung, contains three works written for, or inspired by, film, sculpture, and closed...

Hèctor Parra and the orchestra

When in 2006 the composer Hèctor Parra Esteve composed Lumières Abyssales-Chroma and Karst-Chroma II, involving the Orchester National d'Ile de France and the Orchester Philharmonique de Liège, the idea of ​how to highlight the...

Spectral dilations and cybernetic constructions: Marisol Jiménez

In life as well as in a professional career, it is not easy to make the right choices. If we try to build a future, this does not necessarily happen immediately and therefore any...

Piano, Korg Wavestate and voice: on the current music of Thollem

our eyes possess, just wanting it, an inexhaustible capacity for enjoyment. In the morning, when I go to work, I am surrounded by numerous other workers who rush towards me, still sleepy, cold...

With Dmitri Kourliandski and his string quartets

FANCYMUSIC, a Russian label specializing in contemporary classical music and jazz, has just released String Quartet Series, a CD that collects the three string quartets by composer Dmitri Kourliandski (1976) performed by the Vacuum...

Christoph Erb: his latest trio and a short conversation

It is said that the fruits of knowledge are gathered along the way. It's true! For Christoph Erb this sentence is relevant when we think that the Swiss musician spent a long time in...

Clemens Gadenstätter: multimedia semantic studies

On these pages I have often remarked how good music can be the consequence of a formidable thought implemented in the score. If I look at Clemens Gadenstätter's music, I have no doubt that...

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