Peter Hatch: Forest for the Trees

Peter Hatch

(Submitted by ISCM – CANADIAN SECTION) Composer and music curator Peter Hatch (b. 1957) has composed works in a large number of genres, from orchestral and chamber music to instrumental theatre, electroacoustics and installations. Known for his interest in revitalizing the listening experience, Hatch’s compositions are both heady and playful, profound and humorous. His works…

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Armando Santiago: Quatuor à cordes 1995

Armando Santiago

(Submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) Armando Santiago, composer, conductor and professor, was born in Lisbon in 1932, and moved to Canada in 1972. His catalogue includes orchestral, chamber music, and electroacoustic works. In the evolution of his activity, Armando Santiago has always expressed himself by means of diverse technical and aesthetic means. In his…

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Lachlan Skipworth: Clarinet Quintet

Lachlan Skipworth

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRALIAN SECTION) The music of Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth (b. 1982) has been described as featuring ‘bold, innovative textures, and compelling melody’. His vivid musical language communicates a unique personal voice across orchestral, chamber, vocal and experimental music, and is coloured by three years spent in Japan, where his immersion in the…

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Sofía Martínez: Siempre Todavía


(Submitted by Musikagileak) Sofía Martínez (b. 1965) was born in Vitoria (Basque Country) and studied composition with Carmelo Bernaola and Emmanuel Nunes (Romainville, France). She conducted the Pf. Choir (Paris), was an organist at the lutherian “Eglise Trinité” (Paris) and stayed at the Spanish Academy in Rome. She taught music at the “Conservatoire de Paris…

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Onur Dülger: Barzakh

Onur Dülger photo by Stefanie Luger

(Submitted by ISCM – AUSTRIAN SECTION) Onur Dülger, born in 1980 in Istanbul, received two BAs in composition from Istanbul University and University of Music Vienna. Two M.A.s for instrumental and electroacoustic composition from the University of Music Vienna, and a DMA at Boston University with Michael Obst, Karlheinz Essl, Chaya Czernowin, Joshua Fineberg. His pieces,…

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Andris Dzenītis: Trataka.Point Noir

Andris Dzenitis

(Submitted by ISCM – LATVIAN SECTION) Andris Dzenītis (born in Riga, Latvia on 23 January 1978), studied at the with Pēteris Vasks and Pēteris Plakidis in Riga. His Sonata for violin and piano Pamestie (Deserted) was awarded the chamber music prize (1994) by the Latvian Composers’ Union when he was only 16. He studied composition at the Vienna School of Music…

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Manuela Kerer: Gletscherquartett

Manuela Kerer

Manuela Kerer (born 1980 in Brixen, Italy) likes to marvel and is continuously on the search for new sounds, surprises and challenges. She finished her composition studies in Innsbruck and Milan and composed for ensembles such as Kaleidoskop Berlin or Klangforum Wien and master musicians like Julius Berger, Maja Ratkje and Sarah Maria Sun. Her…

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