Iryna Kyrylina: Zapalyu svichu

Iryna Kyrylina

Iryna Kyrylina (25 March 1953 – 4 September 2017) was a Ukrainian composer. She was born in Dresden, Germany, and studied with R.I. Vereschagin at the Kiev Musical College, and with M.V. Dremlyuga at the Kiev Conservatory, graduating in 1977. After completing her studies, she taught at a Kiev Music School and directed children’s choirs.…

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William Kuo: geht auf wie eine Blume

William Kuo

William Kuo is a Canadian composer of experimental music. His music has been presented at Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Netherlands), Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik (Austria), Cluster New Music Festival (Winnipeg, Canada), Festival Voix Nouvelles (France), and ManiFeste Festival (France). Notable collaborators in recent years include TAK Ensemble, NIKEL, Quasar Quatuor de Saxophones, Ensemble Klang, Asko|Schönberg, Ensemble Multilatérale,…

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Alexander Krasotov: Rhythmotecture

Alexander Krasotov

Alexander Krasotov (Олександр Олександрович Красотов; 5 May 1936  Odessa – 5 October 2007  Tianjin, China) was a Ukrainian composer and laureate of many national and international prizes. He attended the Odessa State A. V. Nezhdanova Conservatory (now Odessa State A. V. Nezhdanova Music Academy), studying composition with Tamara Sidorenko, piano with B. Charkovs’kyi, and musicology with…

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Poly Hau-Yee Ng: memory fleeting ii – dementia

Poly Hau-Yee Ng

Poly Hau-Yee Ng (b. 1969) is presently teaching at the department of composition at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She frequently participates in music composition projects with the arts education section of the Education Bureau, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, RTHK Radio 4, and the Hong Kong Arts Centre, including the…

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Lesia Dychko: Slava

Lesia Dychko

Lesia Dychko (b. 1939) is one of Ukraine’s most significant composers of choral music although she has created music is a wide range of idioms including two operas, four ballets, and numerous chamber works as well as the symphony Pryvitannia zhyttia (Welcoming Life) for soprano, bass, and chamber orchestra, based on the words of the imagist poet Bohdan…

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Juhani Nuorvala: The Five Chords That Shook My World

Juhani Nuorvala

Juhani Nuorvala (b. 1961) is a Finnish composer whose broad stylistic palette ranges from pop-influenced tunes and dance rhythms to gentle ambient soundscapes. Starting from the 2000s, Nuorvala has written most of his music in alternative tuning systems. He has composed chamber, orchestral, vocal, and electronic works. He has also created the music and sounds…

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Svyatoslav Lunyov: Tristium (I, II, III)

Svyatoslav Lunyov (b. 1964 in Kiev, Ukraine) began his music education at the age of seventeen when he discovered the world of classical music. In 1986, he received a degree in engineering and was subsequently was recruited to serve in the military in Hungary for two years. In 1988, at the age of twenty four,…

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ISCM-Musika Bulegoa Choral Composition Competition Winners Announced

ISCM-Musika Bulegoa Choral Composition Competition Winners Luis Serrapio and Carlotta Ferrari 

Last April, as part of the “ISCM Collaborative Series” initiative, Musika Bulegoa and Musikagileak, the Basque partners of the ISCM, announced a Composition Competition for works for amateur choirs, intending to give new momentum to the contemporary choral scene. After analyzing more than forty works from all over the world, the jury, joined by Mikel…

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Sabina Ulubeanu: Sheroes

Sabina Ulubeanu

Sabina Ulubeanu (b. 1979 in Bucharest) is one of the most complex artistic personalities of her generation, as her work comprises composition, photography, musicology, teaching, experimental performance, and directing a young international new arts festival. Ulubeanu sstudied piano at the George Enescu Music Highschool and then Composition at the National Music University of Bucharest, with…

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Yevhen Stankovych: Ukrainian Poem

Yevhen Stankovych

Yevhen Stankovych (born September 19, 1942) is a contemporary Ukrainian composer of stage, orchestral, chamber, and choral works whose music has been performed around the globe. Among his composition teachers were two of Ukraine’s most significant 20th century composers–Boris Lyatoshynsky and Myroslav Skoryk–with whom he studied at the Kyiv Conservatory from 1965 to 1970. He has…

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