Igal Myrtenbaum: Comping the Empty Wheel

Igal Myrtenbaum

Dr. Igal Myrtenbaum is a composer, lecturer and educator. His work and passion ranges from synchronizing sounds to studying how people synchronize, through learning communities and multi-cultural environments. Composing both electronic and music for acoustic instruments, his projects and works are performed world-wide and he is giving lectures and clinics to a variety of audiences from…

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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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Svitlana Azarova: Chronometer

Svitlana Azarova

Svitlana Azarova (b. 1976) is a Ukrainian-Dutch composer originally from Izmail, a city and municipality on the Danube river in Odessa Oblast in south-western Ukraine. After having graduated in music from Izmail Pedagogical Institute in 1996, Azarova entered Odessa State A.V. Nezhdanova Conservatoire, where she studied musical composition, first under the Ukrainian composer Olexander Krasotov, and later (until 2000) under the…

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Aglaia Graf: Birth of Gods

Aglaia Graf

(Submitted by ISCM – SWISS SECTION) Swiss composer and pianist Aglaia Graf played her debut with orchestra at the age of 14 and began her professional musical studies in the class of Adrian Oetiker at the «Hochschule für Musik Basel» in Switzerland. After having received her Master’s in Performance with distinction in 2007, she furthered her…

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Kristian Blak: Water & Stone

Kristian Blak

(Submitted by ISCM – FAROE ISLANDS SECTION) Kristian Blak (b. 1947) is involved in a wide range of musical activities. Based in the Faroe Islands, he composes for international classical ensembles, performs locally and tours internationally as a musician and band leader with jazz, folk and world music groups. His compositions include works for solo…

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