Hypersounds Event III
online events of music, media and sound art
Event III – Acous[ma]tics
December 18 2020, 10.00pm (UTC+1)
for Trombone and Percussions
Barrie Webb, Trombone
Damien Harron, Percussions
for amplified Piano
Mikhaïl Bouzine, Piano
for Organ and Electronics
Wanying Lin, Organ
Marco Bidin, Assistance
courtesy of ALEA Associazione Laboratorio Espressioni Artistiche
for Saxophone and Electronics
Zhe Wang, Saxophone
Marco Bidin, Electronics
Artistic Direction: Marco Bidin
Marco Visconti-Prasca - 'tROMbeONE'
Marco Visconti-Prasca - 'tROMbeONE' (2006) – for trombone and percussions (one player) had been written for and dedicated to the 'Black Hair Ensemble' who commissioned it and gave the first performance, with Barrie Webb (trombone) and Damien Harron (percussions), in York (U.K.) in June 2006 during the 'Late Music Festival'.
It had been recorded live by the two dedicatees at the 'D406 Art Gallery' in Modena (Italy) one year later.
The idea to provide a percussive companion to a quasi solo trombone part was integral during the process of envisioning this piece.
Every specific gesture of the trombone determines a change in the percussion instrument that shadows and interacts with it.
Both instrumentalists share that sort of mantra which is sung throughout the piece.
Eduardo Valiente - Esperit
Esperit, for solo piano with amplification, is conceived as the second movement of a three-part cycle. The entire work consists of an ostinato, which marks an additive meter and from which various resonances are derived. By using the sostenuto, vibrations that are in
contrast to the accents in the foreground are released. The basic idea is to deepen this struggle between the tempered sound of the piano keyboard and the microtonality of the strings. The entire melodic-harmonic material is based on Ravel quotes.
Marco Bidin - Ricercare II
Composed in Stuttgart, winter/spring 2016, this work is freely inspired by the travels of Marco Polo (1254 - 1324).
The ancient text spoken in the tape is written by Tang Yanqian, born in 848, well-known poet in Tang dynasty of China. It is a poem that describes a rose and the feelings that arise by observing it.
The modern text is from 盖尧 (Gai Yao), a "Rose" poet, sax performer and music teacher from Tsingdao, China.
If one day,
I have to say goodbye and leave with the sunset.
there must be you all through my thoughts,
If each tide has its memory,
It will admire how sweet and
close our hearts used to be.
Ricercare II is composed for Zhe Wang. A special thanks to Siyu Liang for reciting the poem.
Wanying Lin – Monolog
Monolog is a piece for electronic music with organ.
As an experimental work, I use the system of Syncretism to cut the sound into different shapes, disrupt it and recombine it with the sound of the pipe organ.
This process emancipates the instrument from traditional music conventions and further explores the sound potential of the pipe organ.
Eveline Vervliet - Het Niemandsland
Wind waait door
Adem beweegt door
door ons brein
Onderhuids verstrengelen onze wortels
Zo dwalen we met de ander door
Gemeenschappelijke onderbewuste ruimtes
Een soort niemandsland tussen jou en mij
Wind blows through
Breath moves through
through our brain
Under the skin, our roots intertwine
So we wander with the other through
Mutual subconscious spaces
A No-Man’s Land between you and me
Marco Visconti-Prasca (Milan, Italy 1957) is an Italian composer and saxophone player whose musical language is the byproduct of influences from both jazz and “contemporary-classical” practices. His works have been performed by notable soloists and ensembles such as Rohan de Saram, Angelica Cathariou, John McDonald, Anna Maria Morini, David Liebman, Michael Finnissy, the “Orchestra Sinfonica G. Verdi” and the “Brave New Works Ensemble”. As an improviser he collaborates with Jamaaladeen Tacuma.
“Marco Visconti-Prasca’s [music]… energetically discoursed in a vocabulary that, while hinting at both cafè jazz and Messiaen-like refraction, was idiosyncratically original.”
Matthew Guerrieri on the “Boston Globe” (June 25th 2007).
Eduardo Valiente is a composer and pianist born in Toledo in 1992, he is currently member of the Marco Stroppa's composition class at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst of Stuttgart, where he continues his master studies. His main mentors in the field of composition have been figures such as José María Sánchez-Verdú, Carlo Forlivesi, Édith Canat de Chizy or Ramon Humet. His works have been performed by ensembles like BCN216 and conducted by Nacho de Paz and Francesc Prat. As a pianist, he specialized in the
contemporary music repertoire guided by Nicolas Hodges.
Wanying Lin was born in 1995 in China. After completing the Bachelor in Organ at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, she continued her studies as a performing artist, as well as a church musician, at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, Germany, under the guidance of Prof. Dr Ludger Lohmann. In 2020 she started her Erasmus studies in Toulouse, France with Prof. Michael Bouvard and Yves Rechsteriner.
Wanying was twice a winner of the Infei International Organ Competition in China. In 2017 she made her debut as a composer performing the premiere of her work for organ and electronics in Savorgnano, Italy. As a performer, she held concerts as a soloist and in ensembles in Germany, China, Italy and Spain.
Marco Bidin is a composer, organist and harpsichord player.
He completed the Composition and Computer Music studies at the HMDK Stuttgart. He also studied Organ, Early Music Performance, and Contemporary Music Performance.
He has been invited to hold masterclasses and conferences at institutions such as IRCAM (Paris), Lisboa INCOMUM (Portugal), Pai Chai University (South Korea), Silpakorn University (Thailand), Shanghai Conservatory (China) among others.
Marco Bidin is the Artistic Director of the cultural association ALEA. He performed as a soloist in major international festivals, and his compositions have been premiered in Europe, Asia and Canada.
Composer Eveline Vervliet is looking for new ways to connect music and art with contemporary developments like technological innovations and the climate crisis. For example, she makes sound art with waste and she immerses herself in the artistic possibilities of artificial intelligence. Her current topic of exploration is interactivity in all its possible ways. As a musician, she regularly performs live electronics in new music.
Currently, Eveline studies composition with Anthony Fiumara at the AMPA in Tilburg (NL). In spring 2020, she did an exchange with the HMDK in Stuttgart (DE), with Martin Schüttler as her main teacher.