Northwestern University New Music Conference | April 24, 2021 |
Happy to be a part of NUNC!4: Northwestern University New Music Conference this year at Northwestern.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the festival – originally scheduled to take place last year – will take place online. The recording of my work Quasi (ébauche) for string quartet, performed by the fabulous Arditti String Quartet, can be found at: https://sites.northwestern.edu/…/scores-for-arditti…/ along with works by Yu-Chun Chien, Onur Dülger, Yuko Ohara, Ruud Roelofsen, and Max Vinetz.
Many thanks to Hans Thomalla and his team for their tireless efforts. Many thanks, of course, to Irvine Arditti, Ralf Ehlers, Lucas Fels, Ashot Sarkissjan.
In Quasi (ébauche) the original formative ideas are constantly recalled in a series of reconstructions of the past in constantly present contexts, having at times more fidelity—and at times growing less similar—to the original experience. These reconstructions, by means of pitch gene recombinations, leave only memory vestiges of the original by constantly shifting, diffusing, distorting, transforming, omitting or adding events according to a model of retention/corruption.
It is, in other words, like drawing “on the elements and gist of the past, and extract, recombine and reassemble them into imaginary events that never occurred in that exact form,…not to preserve the past but to adapt it so as to enrich and manipulate the present.’’ It is all about what is remembered and how it is remembered…
One of the leading conferences for new music in the world, the Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC!) brings together composers, performing musicians, scholars, and other new music advocates for a day of workshops, panel discussions, and concerts.
This year’s virtual conference guests include the Arditti Quartet; composers Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Jennifer Walshe, and Katherine Young; and musicologists Kerry O’Brien and Ted Gordon. Presentations will be given by Sergio Cote Barco, Elaine Fitz Gibbon, Daniel Tacke, and Ben Zucker. The conference culminates in a performance by the Bienen School’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, with guest vocalist and violinist Alyssa Pyper.
I am very glad to announce that my composition “…am I hearing voices within the voice?” for Acousmatic category has been selected among 176 applications to be programmed on the Grains of Sound Festival #1 (GOS#01), which will take place on November 27th at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Osher Salon.
«Grains of sound electroacoustic music festival» strives to expose the works of a select group of innovative international composers, active in the electroacoustic field, to those enticed by new aural aesthetitcs.
The selected composers of the GOS#1 Call for Scores are
Acousmatic category: Annette Vande Gorne and Dimitri Papageorgiou
Solo Instrument category: Sylvia Rosani, Aldo Lombera, Bekah Simms, Jacob Sundstrom
Audiovisual category: Nicola Capelletti
Featured composers of the Grains of Sound festival are:
Patricia Alessandrini, Joao Pedro Oliveira, and Liviu Marinescu
Honored to announce that my piece, In the Vestige of the Present, was selected for the Score Follower call for works. A 13-member jury selected this piece from a pool of 770 submissions in the spring 2018 follow my score call for works.
I am grateful to Trio IAMA for their excellent studio performance!
Trio IAMA: Jiannis Anissegos — flute Maria Anissegou — cello Antonis Anissegos — piano