10 May 2013
Thrênoskaìchorós, my new piece for grand-polychord and flute will be premiered on May 10th at the Veliki Tabor Castle in northwest Croatia. The piece was commisioned as part of the symposium "CroArtScia2013 - Asymmetry: Art & Science & Education", which will be held on May 8-11 in Zagreb and at the Veliki Tabor Castle in northwest Croatia.
Iva Kovač: flute
Javier Party: grand polychord
9 May 2013
Epistemic Artistry is the name of the talk I will give on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm during the symposium CroArtScia2013 at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia. The talk is divided into three parts:
1. Art & Science → neither & both
2. Artistic Research → three perspectives
3. Art's Epistemic Potential → unspeakable knowledge
CroArtScia2013 - Asymmetry: Art & Science & Education will take place on May 8-11 in Zagreb and at the Veliki Tabor Castle. The symposium is organized by Sonja Nikolić, Vesna Meštrić and Igor Peteh from the Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb.
12 December 2012
Notrain[k] was awarded second place at the Hoer.Spiel Composition Award 2012 granted by the Institute for Creative Media Technologies of the University of Applied Sciences in St. Pölten, Austria.
The jury consisted of Sabine Breitsameter, Heinrich Deisl, Susanne Franzmeyer and Peter Kaizar.
12 December 2012
My piece Notrain[k] has been nominated for the Hoer.Spiel Composition Award 2012 granted by the Institute for Creative Media Technologies of the University of Applied Sciences in St. Pölten, Austria. Notrain[k] will be played at the prize-giving ceremony as part of the event Kino für die Ohren (Cinema for the ears) on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at Cinema Paradiso in St. Pölten.
Cinema Paradiso | Rathausplatz 14, A-3100 St. Pölten - Austria
Wednesday - December 12th, 2012 | 6pm | Admission free
16 June 2012
The Ensemble Platypus will perform the first version of my piece Mutagiróplanos as part of the series of concerts im Banne des Unbekannten (Under the Spell of the Unknown), at Echoraum in Vienna, Austria. Mutagiróplanos for ensemble of 2, 4, 7, 14 or 28 performers is a structural graphic guide for group improvisation. The Ensemble Platypus has prepared a version with 7 musicians:
Mutagiróplanos will open the second concert of the series. Music from Nicholas Omiccioli, Piotr Skweres, Samuel Ramos Manzano, Yukiko Watanabe, Hui Ye and Patrik Lechner will follow.
Echoraum | Sechshauserstr. 66 | 1150 Vienna - Austria
Saturday - June 16th, 2012 | 8pm | Admission €10 and €7
11 November 2011
Premiere in Chile of Se funde la noche, an experiment based on the respectful manipulation of natural sound material of the environment on the temporal plane.
The piece will be premiered as part of the Festival of Sounding Art Tsonami 2011, which will take place from November 8th to November 12th in Valparaíso, Chile. During these days a special programm will be carried out where pieces of Radio Art, experimental works and Sound Landscape works will be presented. On November 11th from 11pm to midnight (Chilean time - CLST), Se funde la noche will be broadcast by Radio Station Valentín Letelier 97.3 FM, closing the Radio Broadcast Programm of the Festival.
You can listen to Radio Station Valentín Letelier from anywhere in the world at: radiovalentinletelier.cl
10 September 2011
Both pieces were composed during the residency at I-Park with sound material taken from the natural environment of the area. In Outside Interventions I, the sounds of nature, the piano and the percussion will be distributed along a trail in the woods with an installation of loudspeakers.
In the concert that will open the 2011 Environmental Art Biennale organized by I-Park, a Lied I wrote in 2009 called Solang der Himmel glüht will also be performed. There will be music from Elise Morris and Nuno Rebelo as well. At the end of the concert dancer Noa Sagie will present a choreography.
Afterwards there will be a site walk along a trail where the work of artists Hannah Bertram, Paul Burn, Jillian May, Mireille Fulpius, Sylvie Bourcy, Misako Inaoka, Mary Ivy Martin, Pedro Marzorati, Nuno Rebelo, Ward Tietz and Kim Waale, will be exhibited. This trail goes through the woods and around the pond.
Saturday - September 10th, 2011
2pm - Admission free
428 Hopyard Road, East Haddam. Connecticut, USA.
More information: I-Park.
23 August - 12 September 2011
Residency at I-Park (Connecticut - USA)
During the residency at I-Park I will work on a piece based on sound material taken from the natural environment of the area. Both the live use of this material and the recording and subsequent edition make up interesting alternatives for the composition. Three types of results may be achieved: acoustic performative, electroacoustic performative with live electronics or purely acousmatic.
Music studio at I-Park
I-Park is a 450-acre woodland retreat in rural East Haddam, Connecticut, USA. Each of the 10 international artists of diferent fields will get a studio for the time of the residency. The potential of these idyllic surroundings will be reflected in the individual creative process.
4 - 6 August 2011
In The Realm of the Shadows
Premiere and further performances of my Music Theater piece called
Im Schattenreich (In the Realm of the Shadows). The work will be presented in the Historical Museum of Saarland, in the casemates of the Castle of Saarbrücken, from Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th of August, twice per day at 7pm and 9pm.
The music develops around an idea of Bernd Reutler who inspired by the work of sculptor Janine Kortz-Waintrop, introduced me to a selection of texts: Aeschylus, Borges, Camus, Dante, Goethe, Plato and Striggio. The texts are recited integrally in the piece and make up it's central axis: death.
Within the casemates under the Castle of Saarbrücken, music and text from Im Schattenreich are complemented with sculptures from Janine Kortz-Waintrop and video sequences made by visual artist Melanie Windl.
For the double premiere on August 4th at 19pm and 21pm as part of the festival Saarbrücker Sommermusik 2011, the admission is free. For further performances the admission costs €10,-.
Booking: 0049 (0)681 5064506
Historical Museum of Saarland
Schlossplatz 15, 66119 Saarbrücken, Germany.
8 March 2011
Rêvecinq in German Radio
On March 8th at 9pm (Germany) my quintet Rêvecinq will be broadcast on the radio show Mouvement (SR 2 KulturRadio). The program, hosted by Wolfgang Korb, will transmit the concert in which Rêvecinq was premiered.
You can listen to SR 2 KulturRadio from anywhere in the world through their website:
Chiffre IV Wolfgang Rihm
Enigma I Theo Brandmüller
Rêvecinq Javier Party
Or, un arbre monta... Claude Lefèbvre
Périodes Gérard Grisey
Performers: Joshua Epstein, Theo Brandmüller, Jan Demjan and Ensemble Grenzpunkt conducted by Jonathan Kaell.
7 February 2011
Second chance to listen to Periplosidéreo live. At the beginning we find ourselves within the
endless clarity of outer space, where the movement of our spaceship seems static. Soon we are on the way to something that may well be a planet. What will happen to us,
should we land or will we even survive, is for the piece to tell.
Xiaoliang Zhou: piano.
Luc Hemmer: percussion (12 gongs, 5 temple blocks, 5 tom-toms, triangle, bass drum, xylophone and vibraphone).
Music University of Saarland
D-66111 Saarbrücken - Germany
Monday - February 7th, 2011
7pm - Admission free
21 January 2011
Premiere of Rêvecinq
The German Ensemble Grenzpunkt, conducted by Jonathan Kaell, will bring my quintet Rêvecinq to the stage. The concert will take place at the Stiftskirche St. Arnual in Saarbrücken, Germany, on Friday, January 21st at 7pm. Rêvecinq was commissioned by Ensemble Grenzpunkt with the sponsorship of the SKE - Austromechana.
The piece germinates from the study of the music of three icons of French composition: François Couperin (1668-1733), Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and Pierre Boulez (1925-). Such study crystallizes in my piece both in the concrete musical material, like harmony and melodic articulation, and at the level of the syntax. The piece has nevertheless its own character, with returning suggestive passages, which emerge from the structure, and an irregular but comprehensible form.
5 January 2011
Radio Interview in Chile
The interview was for Siglo XX at the Chilean radio station Radio Beethoven (96.5 FM) and will be broadcast on Wednesday, January 5th at 11:30pm. (Chilean time - CLST). Siglo XX, produced and hosted by José Oplustil, is dedicated specially to Art Music of the last hundred years.
You can listen to Radio Beethoven from anywhere in the world through their website: www.beethovenfm.cl
During the interview some of my pieces will be played:
1. Ofuscacionte Aliterártico (2005)
Thomas Layes: organ
2. Transfiguraciones de Calostro (2007)
Tigran Hakhumyan: 8 violins
3. Periplosidéreo (2009)
Xiaoliang Zhou: piano
Luc Hemmer: percussion
14 December 2010
Color and Sound: Rendezvous in Chile
Color and sound, do they have anything in common? What exactly? Is it something objectively universal? What is the role of the synesthetic approach and what can science tell us about it? Join the discussion at Universidad Católica de Chile on Tuesday 14th in Santiago. The lecture will take place at:
Laboratorio de Tecnología Musical
Universidad Católica - Campus Oriente
Avda. Jaime Guzmán 3300
Providencia, Santiago de Chile
Tuesday - December 14th, 2010
3pm - Admission free
6 October 2010
Lecture: Color-Sound Analogies. Science or Art?
From the synesthetic approach to the scientific point of view, from subjective immediate relevance to objective universality: Where does the limit of abstraction lie? In an evening dedicated to the Russian-born French Painter Serge Poliakoff and the relation of his work to music, I will address different analogies between Color and Sound and bring other artists and musicians to the discussion: Olivier Messiaen, Wassily Kandinsky, Vladimir Nabokov, Arthur Rimbaud, György Ligeti, Duke Ellington and Alexander Skrjabin. The talk is part of club bismarck 11, a monthly event of the Saarlandmuseum and will take place at:
Wednesday - October 6th, 2010
8pm - Admission free
15 September 2010
Raquispürún will be premiered by the Maris-Ensemble, who comissioned the piece, at the town hall of the City of Saarbrücken, Germany.
The conception of the sextet is inspired in elements of the ritualistic dance of the Mapuche people, natives of southern Chile. As for us here in Europe, dance is for them a ritual, in which repetition plays an important role. "Pürún" means "dance" in Mapudungun, the language of the Mapuche people, while "raquis" comes from the Greek ῥάχις and it refers to the concept of "spine" or "backbone". But my piece isn't a dance in a traditional way, although the audience is warmly invited to stand up and dance freely to the music. This unusual "backbone dance" occurs in the sound context of a symmetric harmony with a character rich in contrasts, sometimes quite aggressive and sometimes extremely gentle.
The concert is part of the Saarbrücker Sommermusik Festival and will begin at 8pm of Wednesday, September 15th. Admission is free.
27 August 2010
Lecture: Symmetric Relations between Colors and Sounds
Is there a universal correlation between colors and sounds? Researchers have been dealing with this issue for a long time. Motivated by the color-realization of Russian composer Alexander Skrjabin and in search for universality, I held a lecture about Color-Sound Analogies as part of the 8th International Congress Symmetry: Art & Science of the International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry.
I take the path of objectivity and refer chiefly to the object itself, thus sacrificing all aesthetic criteria and artistic relevance. This doesn't mean that the exposed information can't be of great value for aesthetic analyses and creative work. Based on the abstraction which numbers build as a bridge between incompatible phenomena, I set up the symmetric frequency relations between sound waves and light waves.
The congress took place in the city of Gmünd in Carinthia, south Austria from the 23rd to the 28th of August. My presentation was on Friday, August 27th. More information: Symmetry: Art & Science.
22 June 2010
Javier Party: Artistic Achievement Award
Granted by the city of Saarbrücken, Germany.
"Chilean composer and multi-instrumentalist (1980) impresses the audience with his "inspiration and skill". He establishes a direct connection with the audience and puts special emphasis on bringing contemporary music close to his listeners. He interweaves rigor and fun by destroying the boundaries between classical and popular music". From German Newspaper: Pfälzischer Merkur.
The Award's Ceremony took place on June 22nd at the town hall of the City of Saarbrücken, Germany. On the occasion two Lieder from my Liederbuch were performed: In der Transparenz die Bewegung (Premiere) and Solang der Himmel glüht.
Franziska Erdmann: voice.
Karin Salz-Engel: piano.
22 June 2010
Luigi Nono: La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura
Eight Loudspeakers. Eight tracks. Six music stands. Two musicians. One computer. One hour of music. We worked with the original recordings of Gidon Kremer done by Nono himself. The concert took place on Tuesday, June 22nd at 2pm at the concert-hall of the University of Music of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany.
1. La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura '60 (1988), Luigi Nono.
2. In nomine '8 (1999), Matthias Pintscher.
Tigran Hakhumyan: violin, viola.
Javier Party: electronics.
Address: Bismarckstraße 1, D-66111 Saarbrücken.
The Colors of Skrjabin's Poem of Fire
As a member of the Team Harmonik Wien I've been working on the color-realization of Skrjabin's Prométhée, Le Poème du feu, which we are going to stage in the old city of Gmünd in Carinthia, south Austria. The production will be part of the 8th International Congress of the International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry (23 - 28 August 2010).
For ensemble of 2, 4, 7, 14 or 28 performers.
7 December 2009
Graduation Concert to complete the postgraduate studies in composition at the University of Music of Saarland. The concert took place on Monday 7th of December at 7pm at the concert-hall of this University. Seven pieces composed between 2005 and 2009 were performed:
The address is:
Admission is free.
The concert program:
1. Ofuscacionte Aliterártico
Thomas Layes: organ.
Fuyuko Karasawa: bassoon, contrabassoon.
Ricardo Oliveira: bassoon.
3. Transfiguraciones de Calostro
(Egocentric Experiment of Virtual Instrumentation)
Tigran Hakhumyan: violin(s).
4. Abandono Sinflujo IV
Hanne Franzen: piano.
5. Solang der Himmel glüht
Eva Eiter: voice.
Hanne Franzen: piano.
6. Der Winkel der Schlucht
Eva Eiter: voice.
Hanne Franzen: piano.
Xiaoliang Zhou: piano.
Luc Hemmer: percussion.
22 November 2009
Premiere of Zukunftslied for 4 loudspeakers and audience at the Stadtgalerie in Saarbrücken, Germany. A pretentious lightweight surrealist and cryptic parody to ontology of music. Time and space subjugated to esthetic principles. Based on my poem Ich klinge, ich bin (I sound, I am). Admission is free!
St. Johanner Markt 24
19 June 2009
29 May 2009
The Egocentric Experiment of Virtual Instrumentation is an arrangement for violin and electroacoustic track based on the piece Transfiguraciones de Calostro for 8 violins. The concert took place at the concert-hall of the University of Music of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Young Jin Kim: piano.
Tigran Hakhumyan: violin.
22 April 2009
9 April 2009
20 December 2008
Guion's Appearance at the Selbstverwalteter Betriebshof Saarlouis Culture Price Awards in the "Theater am Ring" theater in Saarlouis, Germany.
4 June 2008
Premiere of Ex-Urbe at "Music Reloaded", an Electroacoustic Music Concert that we made in the Church-Museum Schlosskirche in Saarbrücken, Germany. Ex-Urbe is a piece for viola, electric guitar, trombone, cello and prepared quadraphonic electronics where, appart from traditionally written music, diverse kinds of controlled improvisation take place. The place was full! And there were some who actually laughed, as the recorded robotic voice said: "Ende der Nachrichten".
Simona Petuchovaite: viola.
Isabel Gehweiler: cello.
Michael Hupperts: trombone.
Javier Party: electric guitar, electronics.
10 February 2008
Premiere of Transfiguraciones de Calostro at the Landesakademie für musisch-kulturelle Bildung in Ottweiler, Germany. In Transfiguraciones de Calostro I placed particular emphasis on the spatialization of the musical elements. The piece was conducted by Jonathan Kaell and played by students from the Music University of Saarland.
4 July 2007
Premiere of Vital at the Museum of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany. Vital is a Music-Theater piece where the trombonist (Michael Hupperts), who finds himself surrounded by 8 live controlled speakers, plays his instrument in the most unusual fashions and acts interacting with the variety of audio signals that come out of the speakers. The musician in charge of the live-electronics (me) builds an each time different spatialization with pre-recorded material and audio being recorded live during the performance, creating a musical richness in time and space, offering music interrelations for the public to discover and enjoy.
The piece is divided in five parts:
1. Awakening (childhood)
2. Introspection (adolescence)
3. Dialogue (youth)
4. Memories (adulthood)
5. Death (old age)
Michael Hupperts: trombone.
Javier Party: live-electronics.
12 February 2007
Mi-Hyun Kim: Organ.
11 February 2007
Brisa Sallum: bassoon, contrabassoon.
Martynas Sedbaras: bassoon.