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Incomparable Contrivances

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Photo by Beowulf Sheehan

MATA closes its festival with Talea Ensemble in an evening of percussion-rich works that explore technology, machines, and resonances. Dan VanHassel’s Ghost in the Machine, gives voice to the natural by dismantling the apparatus of logic and allowing percussion to sound without performers. Irish composer Ann Cleare’s new MATA-Commissioned percussion mini-concerto, explores the resonant qualities of a handmade sculpture. Monoliths are made audible in the sonic walls of Sam Pluta’s three-percussion concerto in binary: Machine Language, and curves sound in Davor-Branimir Vincze’s shape-shifting Inflection Point with its surprising midpoint. From Israel comes Ofir Klemperer’s A Love Song: a punk-inspired challenge to the limitations of instrumental sound. Finally, Matthias Kranebitter’s packthebox(withfivedozenofmyliquorjugs) attempts to make a pangram audible.

Dan VanHassel (USA): Ghost in the Machine (2013), NYP
Davor Branimir Vincze (Croatia): Inflection Point (2011-13), AP
Matthias Kranebitter (Austria): packthebox(withfivedozenofmyliquorjugs) (2013), NYP
Ofir Klemperer (Israel): A Love Song (2007) AP
Ann Cleare (Ireland): TBD (2015), WP – Festival Commission

Incomparable Contrivances

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Photo by Beowulf Sheehan

MATA closes its festival with Talea Ensemble in an evening of percussion-rich works that explore technology, machines, and resonances. Dan VanHassel’s Ghost in the Machine, gives voice to the natural by dismantling the apparatus of logic and allowing percussion to sound without performers. Irish composer Ann Cleare’s new MATA-Commissioned percussion mini-concerto, explores the resonant qualities of a handmade sculpture. Monoliths are made audible in the sonic walls of Sam Pluta’s three-percussion concerto in binary: Machine Language, and curves sound in Davor Branimir Vincze’s shape-shifting Inflection Point with its surprising midpoint. From Israel comes Ofir Klemperer’s A Love Song: a punk-inspired challenge to the limitations of instrumental sound. Finally, Matthias Kranebitter’s packthebox(withfivedozenofmyliquorjugs) attempts to make a pangram audible.

Dan VanHassel (USA): Ghost in the Machine (2013), NYP
Sam Pluta (USA): Machine Language (2012)
Davor Branimir Vincze (Croatia): Inflection Point (2011-13), AP
Matthias Kranebitter (Austria): packthebox(withfivedozenofmyliquorjugs) (2013), NYP
Ofir Klemperer (Israel): A Love Song (2007) AP
Ann Cleare (Ireland): TBD (2015), WP – Festival Commission

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Davor Branimir Vincze

Friday, February 27th, 2015

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As an artist I am fascinated by modern media and the way it changes human perception of its surroundings. The overload of useless information one can find while surfing the internet is being transformed into clots of notes, which together form a sort of musical lace. Semantically I often treat topics concerning hidden feelings, cravings and all those things one would like to do, say, make, but does not dare, and I tend to use related texts. From a technical point of view, I get inspired by natural phenomena, which then become algorithmic models for finding new acoustic solutions in my sound explorations.

Taking part in renowned festivals and residency programs for composers like Royaumont, Impuls, Mata, Steirischer Herbst, Culturescapes, etc., I was able to exchange and discuss my ideas with P. Ablinger, B. Ferneyhough, M. André, H. Parra and others. My pieces have been performed by professional ensembles for new music (Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, Talea, Ensemble Recherche) and the acceptance of my work also led to several scholarships (Boulanger, Frankopan, Erasmus, etc.).

Studying composition at music academies in Graz and Stuttgart as well as at Ircam in Paris, gave me the opportunity to learn from great composers such as C. Gadenstätter, S. Gervasoni, G. Kühr, M. Lanza, M. Stroppa and J. C. Walter. In 2014, together with my team, I started NOVALIS – contemporary music and arts festival in Croatia.