Del vuoto incanto
for string quartet and stereo audio track
First Prize absolute for the
Instrumental Chamber group section
for cello and piano
for flute/piccolo, clarinet Bb/bass clarinet,
piano, violin and cello
Quartetto per archi n.2
for string quartet
Special Prize Piero Pezzé for the
Instrumental Chamber group section
Kah Hoe Yii
for vibraphone, violin, viola and cello
for violin, flute, clarinet, cello and piano
Special Mention and medal
of the Presidente della Repubblica Italiana
for the Instrumental Chamber group section
Stefano Bonilauri was born in Reggio Emilia (Italy) in March 1964.
In 1991 he studied at the Conservatory of Bologna and Reggio Emilia where he earned degrees in composition, choral music and piano.
He was selected by the ISCM 1998 International jury and in 2002 by the Aleph Ensemble. He was the winner at many International Composition Contests (ICONS, Nuove Sincronie, Kazimierz Serocki, Francisco Escudero, etc).
In 2007 the French Ministry of Culture commissioned him a piece for the Nomos Ensemble. In 2005 he was composer in residence at the CIRM (Nice). He was published by Suvini e Zerboni, Berben, Le PLac, Art, Hauspoz.
His works were performed during the following festivals: GAMO, Nuove Sincronie, Settenbre Musica Torino, Di Nuovo Musica, ISCM Manchester, Musique Action, Manca, Musicanova Sofia, etc.
His pieces were performed by the Ensembles: Ex Novo, Icarus, Voces, Aleph, Nomos, Résonance Contemporaine, etc.
He has been teaching Harmony at the Conservatory of Reggio Emilia and Castelnovo Monti since 1987.
Yii Kah Hoe is the winner of Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Forum for Malaysian Composers 2 (2007) and a recipient of the 3rd Prize in the International Composition for Chinese Orchestra organized by Singapore Chinese Orchestra (2006).
He is also the festival director of the Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival (Malaysia, 2009) and a senior lecturer at SEGi College.
Yii’s music is perceived as bold and avant-garde.
His pieces use sounds and rhythms of many traditional instruments from various ethnic cultures.
The sensitivity of space that he mastered as a Chinese ink painter in his younger years is also evident in his music.
Yii’s compositions have been performed in the US, London, Trinidad, Germany, Mexico, Paris, Italy, Melbourne, Bangkok, Hanoi, Manila, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.
Marco Marinoni studied composition with Mario Garuti at the Conservatorio di Parma then he graduated in electronic music with Alvise Vidolin at the Conservatorio di Venezia, where he is currently frequenting the two-year course of composition with Corrado Pasquotti.
He has won numerous awards: Prix du Trivium at the Concours de Bourges, First Prize at the International competition of composition for hyperviolin in Genoa, What’s Next, Second Call for electro-acoustic works from the CEMAT Federation, finalist for two years in the Gaudeamus Prize.
His compositions have been featured at festivals such as Synthése, Warsaw Autumn, Emufest, Festival di Nuova Consonanza, Paganiniana, Traiettorie, La Biennale di Venezia being published on CD by Taukay Edizioni Musicali, Mnemosyne Musique Média, Auditorium Edizioni and Aliamusica. His scores are published by Arspublica and Taukay.
He is member of SIMC Società Italiana di Musica Contemporanea and AIMI Associazione di Informatica Musicale Italiana.
Mauricio Meza, raised up in the Yucatan Peninsula, composer, performer and sound artist Mauricio Meza (1971) believes in the powers of his psychedelic noise emanations to induce the akashic rivers with a subversive fluctuation of tensive aural mater. Mainly self taught, did however formal training in the fields of composition, computer music and musicology. World class performers such as the Ensemble TM+, Ensemble Cairn, Arditti String Quartet, Ensemble Abstraï, Ensemble Chrysalide, Pedro Bittencourt, Rie Watanabe and Jerome Laran have performed his music around the globe.
As a performer, he’s gone from playing guitar with local rock bands in Mexico to sharing the creative space with psychic forces such as Joëlle Leandre, Phil Minton, Jacopo Andreini, L’Enfance Rouge, Pantera’s Rex, Rhys Chatham, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong and Francisco Lopez. His work has been supported by ZKM, Centre Acanthes, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, IMD, FIMNME, CICM, IRISA, University of Rennes and University of Saint Denis.
John Palmer graduated in Piano Studies from the Conservatory of Music in Lucerne, Switzerland, having undertaken courses in composition with Edison Denisov and Vinko Globokar. In London he undertook postgraduate studies in Composition at Trinity College of Music and completed a PhD in Composition at City University. Further studies include composition with Jonathan Harvey and conducting with Alan Hazeldine at the Guildhall School of Music.
From 1976 to 1995 he performed as a pianist and directed several chamber groups. Since 1985 he has focused on composition for instrumental, orchestral, vocal and chamber music, and in the early nineties he extended his compositional interests with electroacoustic resources.
His music has been awarded prizes in London (1990 and 1995), Lucerne, Bourges, Tokyo, Klagenfurt and Udine, and has been released on Taukay, Sargasso, Elektroschock Records, Living Artists, and Mnemosyne Synthese.
Admir Shkurtaj was born on 3 dicember 1969 in Tirana (Albania). He began to study music on 1984 at artistical high school “Jordan Misja” Tirana, in Accordion. On 1989 he began to study composition at Tirana Accademy of Arts and on 1991 he continued to study composition at Lecce Academy of Music “Tito Schipa”, where confered the degree on 1999.
The proficiency courses he followed with Gorli from 1994 to 1996 and Solbiati from 1999 to 2002 were very important for his musical preparation and performance. He was assigned a task from ICO orchestra of Lecce to create more than 8 compositions from 2002 to 2008.
On 1998 he won the first Contemporary Music International Competition, in Tirana (Albania); on 2001 he was recommended to participate at the International Competition “Fattoria Paradiso” Forlì (Italy); on 2005 he took the second position on the International Competition of the Contemporary Music in London. He got the degree in the Electronic Music on 2009.
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 1983 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 century, from Stravinsky through Cage, Stockhausen, Berio, and Donatoni; from Glass and Reich to Nyman and Piazzolla.
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 16 CD’s for a variety of labels, and over the last two decades, has done numerous tours throughout Europe, Africa and North America.