X Concorso internazionale di composizione "Città di Udine"
19 ottobre 2012
Teatro San Giorgio - Udine
Performance of the winning compositions
of the Ninth international composition competition
Città di Udine
Fabio Bacelle, flutes
Luigi Marasca, clarinets
Alessandro Fagiuoli, violin
Stefano Antonello, violin
Andrea Amendola, viola
Luca Paccagnella, cello
Alessia Toffanin, piano
Pietro Bertelli, percussions
Bernardino Beggio, conductor
1 - Germán Alonso Rodriguez
BADASS octet - 9’08”
for flute, clarinet, percussions, piano, string quartet
2 - Andrea Mattevi
Punto-linea e nature morte - 7’42”
for flute, clarinet, percussions, piano, string quartet
3 - Massimo Lauricella
Fiabe, miti e magie - 10’37”
for percussions and piano
4 - Joan Magrané Figuera
Madrigal (Musik mit Gesualdo) - 10’49”
for string quartet
5 - Helga Arias Parra
Confluencias - 7’52”
for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola, cello, percussions
6 - Daniel Blinkhorn
frostbYte cHatTer - 9’59”
7 - Maxime Corbeil-Perron
Fragments - 10’00”
8 - Orestis Karamanlis
Toys - 8’46”
Germán Alonso Rodriguez was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1984. He studied Composition (specialization in Electroacoustic Composition) at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, obtaining the highest marks. He continued studying composition at the Strasbourg Conservatoire with Mark André. Currently he is studying a Master in Musicology in Paris 8 University -with the support of the “la Caixa” Foundation- and the Cursus I at the Ircam.
He has attended master classes and courses held by composers Alberto Posadas, Aureliano Cattaneo, Hèctor Parra, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Brian Ferneyhough, Yan Maresz and Luca Francesconi, among others. He has been selected for Domaine Forget’s “Musique Nouvelle” in Quebec (with full scholarship), “Voix Nouvelles” of the Royaumont Fondation in Paris (with full scholarship), the “International Composer Pyramid” in Canterbury, the “Contemporary Music Meeting INJUVE” (Spanish Youth Institute), Cátedra “Manuel de Falla” in Cádiz (Spain) or the European Musical Creation Workshop in Madrid (Spain), among other composition workshops. His music has been played in Europe and America by Xasax, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Grup Instrumental de València, Sigma Project, Zahir Ensemble, Taller Sonoro, S’ensemble, Patrick Stadler or SequenzaSUR, for instance. He was prizewinner in composition competitions II Seminario Permanente de Composición de Valencia and II Concurso de Composición “Carmelo Bernaola”, and finalist in the 8th Composition Competition “Città di Udine”. His scores are published by BabelScores.
Helga Arias Parra - Born in Spain in 1984. She obtained her piano diploma in the city of Granada and some years later she got a degree in the speciality of composition at the Real Conservatorio de Musica Victoria Eugenia of the same city. She studied her last year of the composition degree at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, thanks to a scholarship. There she worked together with the Italian composer Mario Garuti, obtaining the highest marks. At the same time she has taken part in several courses such as the “Curso Internacional de composición de Villafranca del Bierzo” with Cristóbal Halffter, Tomás Marco and Alberto Posadas; the “Cátedra Manuel de Falla de composición” with Javier Álvarez and the ensemble “Taller Sonoro”, the “Seminario Permanente de Composición de Valencia” with Alberto Posadas and the “Grup Instrumental de València” and masterclass with Daniel Teruggi, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Pablo Heras among others.
Among the scholarships she has obtained we find the DAAD, given in 2001 by the German Government and the Neederlandse Taalunie, awarded by Belgian Ministry of Education. She has recently been awarded in the international contest “Città di Udine” as well as in the EMUFEST of Roma or the RCSM Victoria Eugenia de Granada contest for Symphonic Orchestra.
Daniel Blinkhorn is an Australian composer and digital media artist currently residing in Sydney. His works are increasingly performed, exhibited and presented internationally at festivals, concert halls, conferences, galleries and other loci and he has received over 20 international and national citations for his compositions.
Recent activities include a 2011 Churchill Fellowship, 2010 ABC Media Arts Fellowship (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) and numerous field recording expeditions throughout the Amazon, West Indies, Northern Europe, Australia, Mid East and the high Arctic/ North Pole.
Whilst entirely self-taught in electroacoustic music and digital media, he has formally studied at a number of Australian universities including, COFA - UNSW and the University of Wollongong where his doctoral degree in composition was recommended for special commendation. Other degrees include a BMus (hons), MMus, and a MA(r). More information about Daniel, as well as samples of his work can be found at www.bookofsand.com.au, and field recordings activities at www.bookofsand.com.au/frostbYte
A student at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, Maxime Corbeil-Perron is currently working on obtaining his master’s degree in electroacoustic composition. The Montreal-based composer divides his time between the new music scene, video art and the local underground scene. He won first prize at the Jeux de Temps/Times Play competition (Canada, 2011), a special mention at the Città di Udine competition (Italy, 2012) as well as second prize at the Destellos Foundation competition (Argentina 2012) for his composition Fragments. He recently was commissioned a mixed-media piece by the Productions Totem Contemporain: Vertiges (for Siren Organ, tape and live electronics). His work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Orestis Karamanlis - Born in Athens, Greece. Initially studied Economics and Statistics in Athens by accident, Music and Music Technology in Cambridge and completed a PhD in Electroacoustic Composition (2010) at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast. He has released few CDs with Interstellar Overdrive, an alternative band physically based in Athens. The music of this band has been used in film, theatre and art exhibitions. He has written music for instrumental ensembles, fixed & mixed media, live electronics, the network, for images and the theatre. His works have been performed throughout Europe, in the US and Latin America and some have received awards and distinctions at international competitions. Orestis is currently a lecturer at Bournemouth University (U.K.). More information can be found on the web www.orestiskaramanlis.net
Massimo Lauricella - With his first composition, “Impressions of an American sparrow” for two pianos, won the “Valentino Bucchi” prize of Rome in 1986 and, two years later, he won the “Forum” prize of Cologne with “Tremiti” for string quartet. This piece, played by the Arditti Quartet and recorded by the German radio-tv station WDR, was subsequently also awarded the prize of the Kennedy Foundation of Washington. In the following years his works received much more recognition and began to be diffused throughout the world. In 1992 Witold Lutoslawski, chairman of the International Contest of Warsaw, awarded his symphonic work “Spectra”. Among the numerous performances and activities of the following years we can mention the piece “Come un’aurora” for string orchestra, commissioned by the Music School of Fiesole on request of Luciano Berio, in occasion of the inauguration, the 21st April 2002, of the Auditorium “Parco della Musica” in Rome. In 2004 the Spanish “ACA Foundation” has published a monographic CD of his works and, the same year, the Harvard University gave him the “Fromm Award” commissioning also the new work for string orchestra “In memory of Carlo Walter Loeb”. In 2007, he was named “Knight of the Order of Sant’Agata” by the Republic of San Marino for his work as a conductor. Again with the San Marino Republic Chamber Orchestra, he conducted in September 2009 at the Venice Biennale presenting also his transcription of the Debussy “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune”, and, in occasion of 2010 edition, the “N. Paganini” international violin competition commissioned him “Kairòs”, the compulsory piece for the competition itself.
Born in Reus in 1988 Joan Magrané Figuera received his first composition lessons by Ramon Humet. He studied composition at the Esmuc (Barcelona) with Agustín Charles and in the Kunst Universität (Graz) with Beat Furrer. For his artistic development have been very important his encounters with Mauricio Sotelo, Jesús Torres, Aureliano Cattaneo, Hèctor Parra, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Salvatore Sciarrino and Stefano Gervasoni. He has attended courses and master-classes by Pierre Boulez, Klaus Huber, Helmut Lachenmann, Kaija Saariaho, Georges Aperghis, Martin Matalon, Hilda Paredes and many others. His works has been performed, among other places, in Vienna, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Genève and Lyon and played by the Quatuor Diotima, Bcn216, Jonde, Espai Sonor, Taller Sonoro, Mario Prisuelos, Zahir Ensemble, S’ensemble, Esmuc Percussion Group and many others. He has been awarded with the “Premio Injuve a la Creación Joven 2010”, the “Premio Jonde-Inaem 2011”, an Honorable Mention at the “Premio de composición Carmelo Bernaola 2011” and a 3rd prize at “Franz Josef Reinl-Stiftung Composers Competition 2012” and has been selected for the “Cátedra Manuel de Falla 2012”, the “Call for scores-boost! Darmstadt summer courses 2012” and the “Programme Voix nouvelles. Foundation Royaumont, 2012”.
Born in Trento in 1986, Andrea Mattevi get graduated in violin (2007), viola (2010) and in Composition contemporary languages (2010) and at Conservatorio Statale di Musica “F.A. Bonporti”, Trento.
He attended numerous master classes in violin, viola and chamber music with Simonide Braconi, Luca Ranieri, Pavel Berman, Ilya Grubert, Cristiano Rossi, Massimo Quarta, Enzo Porta, Prometheo Quartet and he also attended courses in composition in Accademia Chigiana, Siena and Fondazione Romano Romanini, Brescia with Azio Corghi and Mauro Bonifacio and also with Salvatore Sciarrino, Stefano Gervasoni, Giacomo Manzoni, Damerini Maximilian, Alessandro Solibiati, Ciro Longobardi, Masters of Klangforum Vienna (Biennale, Venezia, Italia), Robin de Raaff, Luc Brewaeys and René Uilienhoet (at Codarts, Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
He collaborate as a viola player in orchestras and chamber music groups as Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, Torino, Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari, Orchestra Haydn, Bolzano and Trento, J-Futura Orchestra and Neue Musik Orchestra, Bolzano.
Winner of “Piero Pezzè” Prize at the Ninth International Composition Competition “Città di Udine”. He was chosen by Fondazione La Fenice, Venezia and Teatro S. Chiara, Trento to orchestrate Histoire de Babar by Francis Poulenc.
Alter Ego Ensemble, Maria Grazia Bellocchio, J-Futura Orchestra and the Accademia Chigiana’s ensemble performed his composition works.
Taukay Edizioni Musicali, Udine and Ut Orpheus, Bologna published Andrea Mattevi’s works.
Interensemble was created out of an independent entity of musical research that focused on the exploration of new ideas, unfettered by links with academia, ideology, or previous compositional and organizational strategies. Founded in 1984 by the Italian composer and pianist, Bernardino Beggio, the group reflected a move towards contemporary music production that had been taking place in the preceding years at the Conservatory of Padua. The validity of this approach was immediately recognized at an international level, and resulted in the group’s first European tours. Not content to focus solely on contemporary sounds, Interensemble’s repertoire has come to include works from many of the major musical movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, from Stravinsky through Cage, Stockhausen, Berio, and Donatoni; from Glass and Reich to Nyman, Piazzolla and the new generation of composers. The group has also worked extensively in the field of electronic music and has, in fact, organized the Computer Art Festival in Padua since 1984. Interensemble has made frequent appearances on radio and television, has recorded 17 CD’s for a variety of labels, and over the last two decades, has done numerous tours throughout Europe, Africa and North America.