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Radio broadcast of portrait concert from 2017-03-24

2017-05-18 Part 1 of the portrait concert from 2017-03-24 at the New Directions Festival in Piteå (Swe) has now been radio broadcast on SR P2 / P2 Live (Swe) at 19.03 h, with introductions by Märet Öman including interview excerpts with Pär Freij as well as the complete live recordings…

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Selection for the Nordic Music Days 2017

2017-03-21 Selection (Swe) for the Nordic Music Days 2017 in the UK, 15 of 267 entries (prob­a­bility: 5,6%).The work In the steppes of Sápmi (2014-15) for prepared vocal sextet (SMezATBarB) (11 min version) will be performed by the vocal ensemble Exaudi and James Weeks (conductor) at the Southbank Centre / Ballroom…

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Three world premieres in the Northern Lights (Feb-Mar 2017)

Three world premieres of my music in the Northern Lights between February and March 2017: 1.2017-02-03In the steppes of Sápmi for prepared vocal sextet (SMezATBarB) (2014-15) – 18 min version.Nordic Voices.Ilios Festival for New Music, at the Galleri NordNorge (Gallery of Northern Norway) in Harstad (Nor). 2.2017-03-24Dialogues Rêvants for prepared harp…

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7-year-old video production from the Venice Biennale (2009-09-25) now online!

2016-10-13 Excerpts (00:00-00:20, 03:00-12:56) from the 7-year-old video production of the opening concert / Concerto Futurista (2009-09-25) at the festival La Biennale di Venezia – Biennale Musica 2009 (Ita), produced by Zeta Group Srl from Treviso (Ita) for Porsche Italia SpA, is finally online on Vimeo!You can watch the Orchestra…

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Honourable mention at the Frederic Mompou International Award 2016

2016-09-28 Honourable mention award for the score Aventure Corporelle [trio version of Mascarade Obscure] at the 37th Young Composer Competition for the Frederic Mompou International Award 2016 organized by Joventuts Musicals de Barcelona (Esp), 3 of 23 entries (probability: 13%).

nmz portrait published

2016-06-01 A brand-new portrait by Christoph Schulte im Walde has now been published in the neue musikzeitung (nmz) in Regensburg (Ger).  

Selection for the Nordic Music Days 2016

2016-05-30 Selection (Swe) for the Nordic Music Days 2016 in Iceland, 50 of 520 entries (prob­a­bility: 9,6%).The revised version of the work Rituel Bi­zarre for prepared string orchestra (2008-10 / 2014) will be performed by the Skark Ensemble at the Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall / K2 in Reykjavík (Isl), on Sep…

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Seven reviews during February 2016

Review Christoph Schulte im Walde 2016-2 (Nouveau-né) “Sounds as fresh as a daisy [,] […] joy of discovery […], desire for experiments, enthusiasm for quirky sounds and for curious treatments of the […] instrument […]. Not as an end in itself, but as a creative, imaginative act, in order to…

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Six world premieres between February and August 2016

Six world premieres of my music between February and August 2016: 1.2016-02-06In the steppes of Sápmi for prepared mixed choir (SMezATBarB) (2014-15) – revised 11 min version.SWR Vocal En­semble Stuttgart and Marcus Creed (conductor).ECLAT Festival for New Music, at the Theater­haus Stuttgart / T1 (Ger), radio recording by SWR2. 2.2016-02-13Nouveau-né…

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Video production from the Lucerne Festival (2015-09-13) now published!

2015-12-07 The video production from the Lucerne Festival (2015-09-13) has now been published by nmzMedia / Konzert (Ger). You can watch the SWR Vocal En­semble Stuttgart and Marcus Creed (conductor) live premiering the 11 min version of In the steppes of Sápmi (2014-15) for prepared mixed choir (SMezATBarB), either on…

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Three radio broadcasts during November 2015!

2015-11-24 Three radio broadcasts of my music during November 2015: 2015-11-24RTP Antena 2 / Músi­ca Contemporânea (Por) at 01.00 h, live recording from 2015-09-13 (Lucerne Festival).In the steppes of Sápmi (2014-15) for prepared mixed choir (SMezATBarB) (11 min version).SWR Vocal En­semble Stuttgart and Marcus Creed (conductor). 2015-11-18RTV 4D Ars /…

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Selection for the ISCM World New Music Days 2015

2015-03-26 Selection (Swe) for the ISCM World Music Days 2015 in Slovenia, 2 of 60 entries (prob­a­bility: 3,3%).The revised version of the work Rituel Bi­zarre for prepared string orchestra (2008-10 / 2014) will be premiered by the Slovenian Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra and Simon Krečič (conductor), at the Slovenian Philharmonic /…

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Selection and scholarship for Summer Academy Schloss Solitude 2015

2015-01-26 Selection and scholarship for the Summer Academy Schloss Solitude 2015 in Stuttgart (Ger) with Chaya Czernowin, Steven Kazuo Takasugi and Rebecca Saunders, 16 of 265 entries (prob­a­bility: 6,0%). The work Sandrose (Sand Rose) for prepared quartet (cl in Bb, pc, pf, va) (12′) (2012/14) will be performed by Ensemble SurPlus…

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Winner of project competition for Acusticum Organ

2014-10-31 Winner of the project competition for a new work for the Acusticum Organ at Luleå University of Technology (Swe), 1 of 26 entries (prob­a­bility: 3,8%).The new work for prepared (Acusticum) organ, funded by Norrbottensmusiken (Swe), will be world premiered by Gary Verkade at the festival Resonans and New Directions 2015 at…

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New commission by L’arsenale

2014-06-23 New work (working title: ‘(Dés)Illusion d’un chant‘) for prepared soprano and prepared electric guitar (10′) – commis­sioned by the Italian ensemble L’arsenale, funded by Norsk kulturråd (The Arts Council Norway), to be premiered at the Teatro La Fenice / Sale Apollinee in Venice (Ita), followed by a tour through…

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Selection for Oslo Sinfonietta concert

2014-06-06 Selection by the Oslo Sinfonietta (Nor) for a concert at the Oslo Chamber Music Festival 2014, 4 of 48 entries (prob­a­bility: 8,3%). Revised version of Sandrose (Sand Rose) for prepared quartet (cl in Bb, pc, pf, va) (12′) (2012/14) will be world premiered under the baton of guest conductor…

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Selection for SNIM commission

2014-03-03 Selection for a commission by SNIM (spontaneous network for improvised music) in Vienna (Aut), 6 of 48 entries (prob­a­bility: 12,5%), to be premiered by Gabriele Drab at the festival das kleine symposion 2014, at the Echoraum in Vienna (Aut). The new work was later funded by Norsk kulturråd (The…

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Commissions 2014/15

2013-12-11 Commissions for 2014/15: 1. New work for prepared string quartet – commissioned by the 2014 MATA Festival in New York (USA), to be premiered by the Mivos Quartet. 2. New work for prepared small ensemble – commissioned by the new talents biennale cologne 2014, funded by the City of Cologne (Cultural…

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World premiere ‘Transe-Formation’

2013-11-24 Transe-Formation for prepared electric guitar trio (2013) premiered by the ensemble KROCK at Körsbärsvägen 4a in Stockholm (Swe) (public workshop).

World premiere ‘Mascarade Obscure’

2013-07-28 Mascarade Obscure for prepared wind quintet mouthpieces (2013) premiered by canorusquintett at the Young Euro Classic Festival 2013 / Konzerthaus Berlin (Ger).

Selection for ’2014 MATA Festival’

2013-07-17 Pèlerinage Fan­­tas­tique for prepared string quartet (2010/12) will be presented at the week-long 2014 MATA Festival in New York (USA), which will be hosted at The Kitchen in April of 2014. From a pool of 658 applications 19 composers from 11 countries (2,89%) have been selected by the jury…

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Commission for wind quintet

2013-03-08 Commission for a new work for wind quintet by the Young Euro Classic festival, funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, to be premiered at the Konzerthaus Berlin (Ger), July 28th 2013.

World premiere ‘Sandrose’

2013-02-28 Incontro Concertante (2010-12) and Sandrose (2012) performed by Collegium Novum Zürich and David Philip Hefti (conductor) at Villa Concordia in Bam­berg (Ger).

Commission for solo Paetzold recorder

2013-02-26 Commission for a new work for solo Paetzold recorder by the German recorder player Caroline Hausen, funded by the City of Nuremberg (Department of Arts and Culture) (Ger) and by the German Music Council.

World premiere ‘Poème Parodique’

2013-02-23 Poème Parodique (2010-11) premiered by Jeunesse Chamber Choir Vienna and Ajtony Csaba (conductor) at the ORF concert hall in Vienna (Aut).