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podcast 67-Richard Barrett (Part 2 of 2)

12/25/2013
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Richard is a composer and improviser who has collaborated with many leading performers in both areas, while developing works and ideas which increasingly leave behind the distinctions between them. His long-term collaborations include the electronic duo FURT which he formed with Paul Obermayer in 1986 (and its more recent octet version fORCH), composing for and performing with the ELISION contemporary music group since 1990, and regular appearances with the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic...

Duration:00:56:06

podcast 66-Richard Barrett (Part 1 of 2)

12/18/2013
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Richard is a composer and improviser who has collaborated with many leading performers in both areas, while developing works and ideas which increasingly leave behind the distinctions between them. His long-term collaborations include the electronic duo FURT which he formed with Paul Obermayer in 1986 (and its more recent octet version fORCH), composing for and performing with the ELISION contemporary music group since 1990, and regular appearances with the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic...

Duration:01:13:23

podcast 65-Chaya Czernowin (Part 2 of 2)

12/11/2013
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These episodes are normally limited to one per composer but Chaya has been to too many interesting places. The first part will focus on her biography with the occasional excursion into her music and the second part will focus mostly on her music. Chaya is a composer from Israel who teaches composition at Harvard University. She has written music for all types of mediums including chamber music, orchestral music, opera, and music theatre. She has received numerous awards for her...

Duration:02:30:26

podcast 64-Chaya Czernowin (Part 1 of 2)

12/4/2013
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These episodes are normally limited to one per composer but Chaya has been to too many interesting places. The first part will focus on her biography with the occasional excursion into her music and the second part will focus mostly on her music. Chaya is a composer from Israel who teaches composition at Harvard University. She has written music for all types of mediums including chamber music, orchestral music, opera, and music theatre. She has received numerous awards for her...

Duration:02:28:07

podcast 63-Sebastian Elikowski-Winkler

11/27/2013
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Sebastian Elikowski-Winkler is a German composer who is currently based in Berlin. He studied composition at the University of the Arts in Berlin with Friedrich Goldmann, and at the Music Academy Prague with Marek Kopelent. He also studied architecture, musicology and history of art at the Technische Universität Berlin. In 2006 he received a scholarship of the Cité International des Arts from the Senate of Berlin, and in 2007 he was been awarded a scholarship for the Tschaikowsky...

Duration:02:43:47

podcast 62-Germán Alonso (Gaudeamus Muziekweek)

11/20/2013
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Germán is a composer from Madrid who currently lives in Geneva. He studied Guitar and Composition (specialization in Electroacoustic Composition) at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. He continued studying composition at the Strasbourg Conservatoire with Mark André and new technologies at IRCAM. He has been selected for Domaine Forget’s “Musique Nouvelle” in Quebec, “Voix Nouvelles” of the Royaumont Foundation in Paris, the “International Composer Pyramid” in Canterbury,...

Duration:02:41:25

podcast 60-Esaias Järnegard (Gaudeamus Muziekweek)

11/6/2013
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Esaias is a Swedish composer who currently lives in Gothenburg. His music has been performed by ensembles and soloists such as Richard Craig , Hugo Ticciati, Karin Hellqvist, Pontus Langendorf, Sergej Tchirkov, Anna Petrini, Cora Schmeiser, Ensemble SurPlus, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, and the Curious Chamber Players. His music has been performed in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Lithuania, Iceland, Ireland, Austria, England, Portugal, Russia, Canada, USA,...

Duration:01:22:36

podcast 57-Jacob Gotlib (Gaudeamus Muziekweek)

10/15/2013
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Jacob was born and raised in Louisville, KY, and has written music for instruments, electronics, dance, and multimedia. His music is regularly played at festivals around North America and Europe, most recently at the Wellesley Composers Conference (Wellesley, MA), the Acht Brücken Festival (Cologne, Germany), Hear+Now (Louisville, KY) and June in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY). His works have been premiered by a variety of American and European ensembles, including Talujon Percussion Quartet,...

Duration:00:55:20

podcast 56-Emre Sihan Kaleli (Gaudeamus Muziekweek)

10/8/2013
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Emre is a Turkish composer who is currently living in the Netherlands. His music has been performed in a number of prestigious festivals, including the Internationale Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (2010), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (2011), Gaudeamus Muziekweek (2012) and Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik (2013). He received an honorable mention for his work Il voto dell’innocenza at this year’s Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2013. Currently, Emre is based in The Hague and is...

Duration:03:22:42

podcast 55-Yoshiaki Onishi (Gaudeamus Muziekweek)

10/1/2013
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Yoshi a Japanese American composer and conductor who is currently a Teaching Fellow at Columbia University. His principal teachers at Columbia have been Fabien Lévy, Fred Lerdahl, and Tristan Murail. His music has been performed worldwide by such ensembles as JACK Quartet, Next Mushroom Promotion, and the Nieuw Ensemble. He was awarded the Gaudeamus Prize 2011. Other recent honors include an artistic residency fellowship from Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbertide, Italy, as well as a...

Duration:01:40:24

podcast 54- Daniel Moreira (Gaudeamus Muziekweek)

9/24/2013
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I was recently invited to conduct interviews at Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2013, so for the next two and a half months the interviews will focus on the Gaudeamus Prize Nominees. The interviews took place in Museum Speelklok, which is a museum of street organs. So if every now and then you hear Thriller, Old Macdonald, or Gangnam Style being played on street organ in the background, you’re welcome. Daniel is a Brazilian composer and conductor who currently lives in Hamburg. He studied...

Duration:01:13:56

podcast 53-David Brynjar Franzson

9/17/2013
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David is an Icelandic composer currently residing in New York. His works have been performed by ensembles such as the Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Adapter, Ensemble Surplus, Avanti!, Eighth Blackbird, and Yarn/Wire. He is a founding member of the Icelandic Composer’s Collective s.l.a.t.u.r. and co-runs the record label Carrier Records with Sam Pluta and Jeff Snyder. In our conversation we talk about the Icelandic music scene, his approach to analyzing and working with material, and the...

Duration:02:05:01

podcast 52-Fred Lerdahl

9/10/2013
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Fred is a New York based composer whose music has been commissioned and performed by major chamber ensembles and orchestras. His seminal book A Generative Theory of Tonal Music, co-authored with linguist Ray Jackendoff, is a founding document for the growing field of the cognitive science of music. He studied at Lawrence University, Princeton, and Tanglewood. He has taught at UC/Berkeley, Harvard, and Michigan, and since 1991 has been Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition at...

Duration:03:41:47

podcast 51-Conrad Cummings

9/3/2013
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Conrad is a New York based composer who writes opera, symphonic music, chamber music, and music for his ensemble of amplified instruments and voices. His works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and numerous clubs and alternative performance spaces. Groups performing his music include Brandywine Baroque, Avian Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Louisville, New Jersey, and Indianapolis Symphonies, and the San...

Duration:01:00:14

podcast 50-Carl Christian Bettendorf

8/27/2013
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He has received numerous awards, among them a fellowship from the DAAD, a six-month residency at the Cite des Arts in Paris, and a Fromm Foundation commission. In our chat we talk about his time studying in Munich, the festival and academic scene in Europe and America, and how he tempered the “squareness” of his music. The piece played this interview is titled Il y a l’Océan and was performed by the Mivos Quartet.

Duration:03:21:00

podcast 49-Juliana Hodkinson

8/20/2013
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Juliana is a British composer living in Berlin. Her work ranges from chamber music and intimate semi-staged object pieces to large-scale electro-acoustic orchestral works, and often involves visual or theatrical elements. She has also created installations, and electronic performances embracing field recordings, samples, voice, text and foley. This set of interests has led her to develop collaborative practices spanning ad-hoc freelance and established institutional frameworks. Repeated...

Duration:01:01:59

podcast 48-Wei-Chieh Lin

8/13/2013
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Wei-Chieh Lin is a New York based composer who was born in Taichung, Taiwan, his music has been performed at venues in the U.S. and abroad, including the Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Centre Pompidou, Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall and the National Concert Halls in Taiwan. Among the ensembles that have performed or commissioned his works are Ensemble InterContemporain, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Makrokomos Ensemble,...

Duration:01:21:32

podcast 47-Ondrej Adámek

8/6/2013
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Ondrej is a Czech composer who is currently living in Berlin. He studied composition at the academy of music in Prague and at the Conservatoire de Paris. He composes orchestral, chamber, vocal and electro-acoustic music as well as working with choreographers of contemporary dance. He has received numerous commissions such as the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Agora Festival (IRCAM, Paris), Les Musique (GMEM, Marseille), Warschauer Herbst, and from ensembles such as Klangforum Wien,...

Duration:01:04:57

podcast 46-Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri

7/30/2013
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Marianthi is a Greek composer who is currently based in Berlin. Her work includes compositions for instruments and sound objects-sculptures that she creates herself and in collaboration with artist Pe Lang. Papalexandri’s work focuses on the production and reception of sound by questioning and transforming the role and function of the instrument as a sound-generator (object as instrument and instrument as object) as well as the type of sound production and behavior of the performer. You can...

Duration:01:11:54

podcast 45-Irene Galindo Quero

7/23/2013
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Irene is a Spanish composer currently based in Berlin. She studied composition with Pedro Guajardo, Cornelius Schwehr and Johannes Schöllhorn, and has been recognized by several fellowships and awards such as La Caixa-DAAD, Association des Amis de Royaumont, Artist-in-Residence of the NRW Kunststiftung and the Goethe Institute in Mumbai. Her music has been performed by ensemble Surplus, Aleph Gitarrenquartett, Linea Ensemble Strasbourg, ensemble aisthesis, ensemble cross.art, vorEcho,...

Duration:01:41:13