Amos Elkana: Tripp

Amos Elkana

Amos Elkana was born in Boston in 1967 but grew up in Jerusalem. He studied Jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music and composition at the New England Conservatory of Music. He then went on to Bard College, where he earned an MFA in electronic music and sound. Over the years, Elkana has received numerous…

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Hiroyuki Itoh: In the Dim Light

Hiroyuki Itoh

Hiroyuki Itoh (b. 1963 in Sakata, Japan) received his Ph.D. in music from the University of California, San Diego in 1994. He studied composition with Joji Yuasa, Shin-ichiro Ikebe, Roger Reynolds, and Brian Ferneyhough. His awards include first prize at the Nuove Sincronie International Composition Competition (1995), a Stipendienpreis at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse (1996), and…

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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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Miguel Azguime: De part et d’autre

Miguel Azguime (photo by Perseu Mandillo)

(submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) The creative universe of Miguel Azguime (b. 1960) reflects an approach based on his multifaceted capacities as composer, performer and poet. This three-dimensionality concomitantly challenges a certain, almost mystical vision of the art. The beginnings of his music path are marked by the participation in various formations dedicated to…

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Eliott Delafosse: 1010011010

Eliott Delafosse

(Submitted by ISCM – Wallonian Section) Eliott Delafosse is a French composer and sound artist based in Brussels who is very interested in the interaction between electroacoustic and instrumental writing and the ambiguity that can exist at their border. His experience in electronic music feeds his acoustic work, and vice versa. His works have been performed…

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João Madureira: Open Enclosure

João Madureira

(Submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) The output of Portuguese composer João Madureira (b. 1971) includes orchestral, chamber and operatic music, works for solo instruments, as well as music for film and theatre. His works have been presented at various festivals – in Portugal, throughout Europe, in Asia and South America – by several ensembles…

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