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April 18 FACE OFF: JACK QUARTET + QUARTET NEW GENERATION

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The first night of the festival pits two extraordinary quartets: the JACK string quartet, (David Patrick Stearns (Philadelphia Inquirer) proclaimed their performance as being “among the most stimulating new-music concerts of my experience,” and NPR listed their performance as one of “The Best New York Alt-Classical Concerts Of 2010”; and Quartet New Generation, a recorder – yes, recorder! – collective, the likes of which you
have not heard, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “mind-blowing” and First Prize Winners of the 2004 Concert Artist Guild International Competition. MATA commissions two talented young composers: Huck Hodge, the 2011 Rome Prize winner, to write a new work from the JACK Quartet, and the Shanghai-based Yi Qin to write for QNG. We begin each night of the festival with one part of  Jacob Cooper’s newly-created hypnotic video series, Triptych.

Program

Jacob Cooper, Triptych, I: Commencer Une Autre Mort (video)

Qin Yi , Sound Shadow, (MATA Commission), QNG

Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, Atemlos, QNG with with motor driven devices designed and built in collaboration with Swiss artist Pe Lang

Huck Hodge, re[(f)use] (MATA Commission), JACK

Hugi Gudmunsson, Matins, JACK

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Oscar Bianchi, Crepuscolo, QNG

Gordon Beeferman, Passages, QNG

Yotam  Haber, Estro poetico-armonico for JACK and QNG

Qin Yi

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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Qin Yi, Composer, serves as Lecturer in the Department of Music Engineering at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She received degrees from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (Bachelor of Composition and Pipa, Master of Composition, studying with Chen Qiangbin and Qu Xiaosong).

Her works have been performed in numerous venues including International Gaudeamus Music Week, Ars Electronica FESTIVAL, Hong Kong Arts Festival,  Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts (Singapore), Melbourne Festival, Chinese Composers’ Festival, Shanghai International Festival of Arts, Shanghai International Music Festival, Shanghai eARTS festival, and Beijing Modern International Music Festival.

Recent honors include First Prize in 2006 Tsang-Houei Hsu International Music Composition Competition; Honorary Mention in the 2008 Prix Ars Electronica Digital Music Category; and Second Prize of Composition Competition in “Chinese Music Jin Zhong Award”.

She has current commissions from Shanghai International Electronic Music Week and Les Percussions de Treffort.

In recent years, She has served on the organizing committees of the 1st-3rd Shanghai International Electronic Music Week and the Shanghai eARTS festival.