For the second of our interviews in the ‘Music and Muses’ series, German thereminist Carolina Eyck talks about her passion for improvising and what making music can mean to an artist and a composer. Despite being a viola player and [...]
For the first of our interviews in the ‘Music and Muses’ series, English concert pianist and pedagogue Philip Fowke tells us about his love of teaching amateur musicians, his hate of the competition circuit and what excites him about contemporary music. How do you find [...]
After a first edition focusing on Italian composers, the 2011 edition of the Suggestioni Festival will feature Italian performers. This year the Ensemble L’arsenale is the ensemble in residence and the festival program concludes with a concert featuring music by Sciarrino, Costanza, Vaglini, Tadini and Buso.
Zeitschichten.com spoke with Gabriele Vanoni, co-founder of the festival, about his artistic vision and the world of contemporary music both in Italy and the US.
I am delighted to have Marios Joannou Elia with me here at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Marios, an internationally acclaimed composer for his pioneering and visionary works, composes not only for concert halls and opera houses, but also for large-scale multimedia events.
Am 24. Juli öffnet im steirischen Gesäuse das neugegründete ARCANA Festival für Neue Musik. Zeitschichten.com sprach mit dem künstlerischen Leiter, Peter Oswald, über Konzeption, Programm und die Bedeutung von Musikvermittlung für den heutigen Konzertbetrieb.
Matthias Röder speaks with the founders of mobtown modern, saxophonist Brian Sacawa and composer Erik Spangler, about recliners and drinks at New Music concerts, how alternative listening environments and video projections create remixes of well-known repertories, and what’s coming up next in Baltimore’s most innovative New Music series.
The young Cypriot composer Marios Joannou Elia talks about his compositions for unusual performance spaces, the challenges of working outside of the opera house and concert hall, and his upcoming projects. Elia, who has studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, is the recipient of the Witold Lutoslawski Award and the Kazimierz Serocki Prize in Warsaw, the Edison Denisov Prize in Moscow and the BMW Patronize Award of the Musica Viva in Munich. He received numerous commissions and his music has been performed in prestigious performance venues such as the Staatsoper Stuttgart, the Berliner Philharmonie, as well as the Staatsoper Hannover.
OnClassical is a new e-label that sells music solely via the web. Unlike itunes, emusic, rhapsody, and amazon, OnClassical offers only high-quality downloads that sound exactly like a traditional CD. Zeitschichten.com spoke to the label’s busy founder, Alessandro Simonetto, about music in the age of the internet, OnClassical’s business philosophy, as well as their upcoming projects (they will soon license music for commercial uses)