Pascal Dusapin studied fine arts and science, art and esthetics at the University of Paris-Sorbonne.
Between 1974 and 1978 he attended the seminars Iannis Xenakis; 1981-1983 he became a Fellow of the Villa Medici in Rome.
He received numerous awards from the beginning of his career as a composer. Among them, in 1994 the Prix SACEM Symphony in 1995, the Ministry of Culture awarded him the Grand Prix National de Musique in 1998 and the Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris. In 2005 he won the prize Cino del Duca presented by the Académie des Beaux Arts. He is Commandeur des Arts & Lettres. He was elected to the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste in Munich in July 2006.
In 2006 he was appointed professor at the College de France at the head of artistic creation.In 2007he is the Dan David international prize winner, a prize of excellence rewarding the scientific and artistic creation that he shares with Zubin Metha for contemporary music.
He has written numerous works for soloists, chamber music, orchestra and opera.
September 24, 2008 Bernard Foccroulle created at the Festival Musica in Strasbourg, the organ piece, Memory (encrypted and monomodal tribute to Ray Manzarek).
His Solo No. 7 large orchestra titled Uncut (2008) was established March 27, 2009 at the Cité de la Musique (Paris) by the Liege Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Pascal Rophé at the concert of the complete seven solos for Orchestra: Go, Extenso, Apex, Clam, Exeo, Reverso, Uncut. (The complete orchestral solos Naïve was released in March 2010)
He also writes in his catalog two new quartets, the Quartet VI "Hinterland" (hapax for string quartet and orchestra) ( 2008-2009) which was established April 28, 2010 in Lucerne and the Quartet VII "OpenTime" (2009) which was established January 16, 2010 by the Arditti String Quartet at the Cité de la Musique in Paris.
He also records to date six operas in his catalog:
- Romeo & Juliet (1985-88) - Created in 1989 at the Opera de Montpellier
- Medeamaterial (1991) - Creation 1992 at the Opera de la Monnaie in Brussels
- To be sung (1992-93) - Created in 1994 in Nanterre / Amandiers a luminous scenography of James Turrel
- Perela, uomo di fumo (2002) Control Opera National de Paris - Creating the Bastille Opera House February 24, 2003 under the direction of James Conlon and directed by Peter Mussbach. (Price 2003 union criticism)
- Faustus, The Last Night - Created January 21, 2006 at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin (Unter den Linden). Times in Lyon in March and November 2006 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. This opera was created in the United States May 27, 2007 in the United States Spoleto Festival in Charleston (SC) under the direction of John Kennedy, directed by David Herskovits.
- Passion - Created June 29, 2008 at Festival d'Aix en Provence (Théâtre du Jeu de Paume) by the Frankfurt Ensemble Modern under the direction of Franck Ollu. Several reprisals have been scheduled, in September 2008 at the Festival Musica in Strasbourg in January 2009 in Rouen, in April 2009 in Paris (Cité de la Musique), in Amsterdam in June 2009 and January 2010 in Luxembourg.
Pascal Dusapin works are published by Editions Salabert (Universal Music Publishing Classical) www.durand-Salabert-eschig.com.
Solo No. 7 has a title in English difficult to translate but which serves all kinds of expressions to indicate that nothing is limited. I like the word for its conceptual power of suggestion as it refers to a movement more than a resolution.
At this point, the composition included, a problem (in general, I prefer questions ...). How to break the flow without giving the illusion of end? It was not finished because nothing is ever done or even ends. And yet, Uncut will eject the full sources relied upon by the entire cycle. As technology changes, all the musical motifs are grouped under other arrangements, then compacted and rendered unrecognizable. The six horns in the orchestra went Fanfara begin this partition whose purpose seems to break the wall. The six previous modes of melodic solos, cross streak the entire space of Uncut. The only metal percussion - bells, glockenspiel, cymbals, toms, gongs - underline and point each cross in harsh and scathing harmonic lines. Everything is vertical, no melodic deployment can cross the built up construction. Unlike Reverso which consists in the geography of the orchestra, like a photograph that would see all the detais of the foreground at the back, Uncut is a music where there is almost no depth of field sound.
Everything is planned to face, without distance. And while the first six solos dissolve quietly as if the music wanted to run away only to reappear in the next solo, Uncut is a short and intense piece, treated in one piece and concluded fiercely. With it, the shape of Cycle 7 closes and redicovers : the end is clear, but all can continue ...
Pascal Dusapin (March 1st 2009)
Marco MOMILudica II (Electric guitar, saxophone, percussion, piano and band Editions Suvini Zerboni)
Marco Momi, studied piano and chamber music with Antonio Ballista and composition with Fabio Ciardi Cifariello at the Conservatory of Perugia where he came out with top honors (2001/2006). He earned a second degree in composition with distinction in 2006, under the tutelage of Ivan Fedele at the Strasbourg Conservatory.
In 2005, He studied at the Royal Conservatory in La Haye, in 2007/2008 he is at IRCAM with Yan Maresz and in 2002, 2006 and 2008 in Darmstadt. From 1998 to 2004 he studied conducting with Ennio Nicotra. He is currently completing a doctorate at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Ivan Fedele.
Since studying composition, he has won several scholarships and prizes, "VIIth International Youth Music Forum" (2001, Kiev) "What's Next-Nuova Consonanza" (2003, Rome), "Evangelisti Competition" (2004, Rome), "IIIrd Seoul International Competition" (2005, Seoul), "Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund" (2005, Boston), "Rodio European Competition" (2006, Bari)," STIPENDIENPREIS" (2006, Darmstadt)," International Gaudeamus Music Prize" (Honourable Mention, Amsterdam 2006)," International Organcommission Alkmaar" (Alkmaar, 2006)," Call-CLS 07" ( 2007, Rome), "IRCAM Reading Panel 2007", "IRCAM Reading Panel 2009" (Paris), Kranichstein MUSIK PREIS (2008, Darmstadt). In 2007/2008 he is pre-selected to compete in the Musical Composition of the Prince Pierre Foundation Prize de Monaco.
His works are played in several festivals such as - among Other - International Gaudeamus Music Week (2005-2006-2007 Amsterdam), Nuova Consonanza (2003-2004 Rome), 14th World Saxophone Congress (Ljubljana), 43 ° - 45 ° Internationalen Ferienkursen für Neue Musik (Darmstadt), Musica (2005 - Strasbourg 2008), Music Today 2005 (Seoul). It is played by Nieuw Ensemble, Duo Disecheis, Cronophonie Ensemble, ASKO Ensemble, Ensemble Algoritmo, Strasbourg Saxophone Quartet.
Since 2005, he is published by Nuova Stradivarius (Milan) and since 2009 by Suvini Zerboni (Milan).
He has lectured in conservatories and universities in Europe and Asia. He teaches harmony and musical analysis at the Conservatory of Brescia.
LUDIC (2008) for six percussionists and electronics (14'30")
ICONICS II (2008) for ensemble (11')
ICONICS III (20098) for six voices, text by Filippo Farinelli (12')
ICONICS IV (2010) for string trio, flute, clarinet, prepared piano and live electronics
LUDIC II (2009) for ensemble and electronics (10 ')
Sometimes I feel the need to play games . I begin to rummage in the wonderful world of musical sounds (often "unconventional") and extra-musical, with a childlike mind, curious and entertained. Ludica and Ludica II have in common the electronic band, tearing the linearity formally objected to attempts to polymorphism, the low-fidelity as a concept midway between the acoustic beautiful sound and electronic circular motion. Virtuosity to John Petrucci / Paul Gilbert and the puzzles become spirals infront of stairs, which eventually collapse ... and then you get tired of the game, you stop without finishing it, that's when you realize that often it is better to keep your hands sticky with jam.
Marco Momi (translated from English)
Studied trumpet at the age of seven.
1985-1986 Studies at the Conservatory of Music San Francisco ( composition and theory with Elinor Armer) and the Art College in San Francisco (painting and film) Hölszky His meeting with Adriana, Tristan Murail and Luigi Nono is a valuable stimulus for his work.
1987-1993 Composition studies at the Hochschule (Conservatory) of Music and Drama in Vienna; composition class of Erich Urbanner (diploma and master's thesis on" The use of film music in L'amour à mort by Alain Resnais ") and studies at the Institute of Electroacoustics.
1993-1994 E studies with Tristan Murail in Paris, participation in the course of computer music at IRCAM in Paris.
1994 Jury member of the Biennale of new musical theater in Munich forum member composers of the Darmstadt summer courses," Publicity Prize "of the Austro Mechana for CD production.
1996 Guest of the DAAD in Berlin.
1998 Two concerts are portraits Olga Neuwirth at the Salzburg Festival as part of the series "Next Generation".
1999 Encouragement Prize of the Ernst von Siemens Foundation in Munich, Hindemith Prize Music Festival Schleswig-Holstein.
1999 Creation of the first major piece of musical theater "Bählamms Fest" during(Booklet: Elfriede Jelinek strong> 2002 Residing composer at the Lucerne Festival ( with Pierre Boulez).
2003 Creation the work of musical theater "Lost Highway" from the film of the same title David Lynch (libretto by Elfriede Jelinek and Olga Neuwirth), Styrian Autumn 2003 (Steyrischer Herbst) in co-production with "Graz Cultural Capital 2003" and the Theater Basel. Hybrid CD was released in 2007 by KAIROS
2002-05 Various musical theater and film.
2004 "... ce qui arrive ...", idea and music by Olga Neuwirth, Text and Voice: Paul Auster, Ensemble Modern - with Georgette Dee; Video: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster.
2005 "... le temps désenchanté ou le dialogue aux enfers" sound installation on the place Igor Stravinsky, commissioned by the Centre Pompidou and IRCAM in Paris, accompanied by a short film Olga Neuwirth test based on a fragment of the René Clair film "Paris qui dort"
Videoclip three songs on the "no more secrets, no more lies" Georgette Dee and with the Ensemble Modern. Exhibition-portrait "the power of speech" with Valie Export and Elfriede Jelinek in NYC - Austrian Cultural Forum.
2006 Olga Neuwirth was elected member of the Academy of Arts Berlin.
creation of his trumpet concerto "... miramondo multiplo ... "For the soloist Håkan Hardenberger and the Wiener Philharmoniker under the direction of Pierre Boulez, at the Salzburg Festival in 2006.
February 2007 : Creation in the United States of "Lost Highway" in NYC and Oberlin. Participation in the exhibition Documenta 12 in Kassel with the sound system (and film) "... ... miramondo multiplo ". Creation of the music of the film "Diagonal Symphony" Viking Eggeling in the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin.
2008 First English "Lost Highway" by the National Opera Francais at the Young Vic (Directed by Diane Paulus). Prix des Artistes in the city of Heidelberg. Creation of "Kloing! "Automatic piano, piano and film Kunstfest Weimar (pianist: Marino Formenti). Music for the film "Das Vaterspiel" by Michael Glawogger (Premiere 8.2. Berlinale 2009; Zoopalast).
2009 for the Music film "Das Vaterspiel" Michael Glawogger (shown at the Berlinale). Creation of his Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, "Remnants of Songs ... Amphigory year "at Graz Musikprotokoll.
2010 Music Awards" Louis Spohr "of the city of Braunschweig, Grand Prix National d' Austria.
Source: Boosey & Hawkes
by Leonora Carrington) Festwochen at Vienna in 1999, Ernst Krenek The prize was awarded for this work.
2000 Written for Pierre Boulez and the London Symphony Orchestra, his work" Clinamen Nodus "was played on a world tour after its creation in London in March and is now available on CD.
Residing composer at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders in Antwerp.
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(Kaunas, Lithuania 1975)
Raminta Šerkšnyte started piano at 6 with her aunt Rymante Šerkšnyte and took courses in composition at the Gymnasium of Juozas Naujalis Music in Kaunas from 1982 to 1994. From 1994 to 2000 she studied composition with Osvaldas Balakauskas the Lithuanian Academy of Music. She also followed numerous master classes in composition with Louis Andriessen, Magnus Lindberg, Pascal Dusapin, György Kurtag, Helmut Lachenmann and many others in Germany, France, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Latvia and Great Britain.
In 2005, she received a grant from Schöppingen Foundation (United Kingdom), in 2006 the Civitella Ranieri Fellowship (Italy) and in 2007 the Künstlerhaus Lukas scholarship (United Kingdom).
In 2008 the composer lived and worked at the Visby International Centre for Composers (Sweden). In 2010 she is credited with the UNESCO-Aschberg, a grant for the creation of a work in residence at Sacatar (Brazil).
In 1995, her composition Misterioso for two flutes and bass receives the first Juozas Gruodis prize Composers' Competition. Raminta Šerkšnyte receives the prize twice for the best work of chamber music (Oriental Elegy for string quartet, 2003; Almond Blossom for chamber ensemble, 2006), by the Lithuanian Composers' Union.
In 2005, she was awarded the Gold Cross Stage (as the best composer of theater in Lithuania) and the prize of the young artist by the Ministry of Culture in Lithuania. The same year, her work for solo violin Vortex and large ensemble was chosen as the recommended work in general and in the "young" category at the International Rostrum of Composers in Vienna, she appears also among the finalists for the Gaudeamus Prize (Amsterdam ). In 2008 she received the Prize for Arts and Culture Lithuanian national.
Raminta Šerkšnyte's works have been performed in over 30 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Australia, among others: Wien Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonic, Lincoln Center (New York), Glenn Gould Studio (Toronto), Kremlin (Moscow), etc.. and in many festivals such as ISCM World New Music Days (Zagreb, Hong Kong and Vilnius), Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam), Klangspuren (Tyrol), New Paths in Music (New York), Acanthes (France), Vilnius Festival, Gaida (Vilnius).
The interpreters of her works are the violinist Irvine Arditti and the Arditti Quartet (Great Britain), Les Percussions de Strasbourg (France), Kroumata (Sweden), Stavanger Symphony Orchestra ( Norway), Kremerata Baltica, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and many other formats.
The news is dominated by the creation of her work for symphonic orchestra in October, interpreted by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mariss Jansons in Munich (hall Hercules).
Raminta Šerkšnyte mainly composed for orchestra, small ensemble, music for theater and music for young audiences .
Her music is characterized by a great expression, colorful images and great communication skills, and the constructive principles of Western music are intertwined with the subtlety and contemplation of the East.
The composer attaches much attention to the dramatic development, the dynamics of the instrumental form and matter .
In addition, many of her compositions resemble soundscapes colored apparently inspired by the image of the exalted nature.
It defines itself as the composition a certain state of mind above the others, realized by means of sound from which all expression depends on the technical mastery of the composer.
Le solstice d’été, when the day is the longest and night is the shortest of the year, has its rituals and beliefs for a very long time. For me, this time in the middle of summer is full of mystery and thrills awaiting dawn.
I made my work as a sort of pantheistic song, in which the original melodies, from separate notes, spread slowly in the variety of colors and shapes (the melodies sound like stories, arias and choruses). Finally, after a climax full of ecstasy, the song gradually disappears, giving way to meditative music in the morning of "l’été infini."
Thanks to the Maestro Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica Orchestra, for their friendly support.
Raminta Šerkšnyte (translated from English)