tags: David Coll


Friday, April 20th, 2012


We finish off the Festival with a tour-de-force of new works for large and small ensembles featuring SIGNAL, called “one of the most vital groups of its kind” by the New York Times, and led by the phenomenally astonishing conductor Brad Lubman. MATA presents the final commission of 2012: a large-scale work by Francesco Filidei, a Paris-based Italian composer who is taking Europe by storm. Also featured: the vicious, heart-stopping Viola Quartet by Eric Wubbels, David Coll’s Position,Influence for soprano and electronics based on the speeches of Charles de Gaulle, Alex Freeman’s gorgeous work for solo Kantele (the Finnish folk instrument, played by Eva Alkula, who swoops in from Finland especially for this performance);and the Spanish-based Mexican composer Ivan Orozco’s glittering, salsa-influenced work for player piano and live pianist (the inimitable Kathleen Supové).

This evening will be hosted by Q2 Music’s Nadia Sirota 


Jacob Cooper, Tryptich III: Alla stagion dei fior (2012), video

Eric Wubbels, Viola Quartet (2007)

Francesco Filidei, Ballata n.2, MATA Commission (2012) World Premiere SIGNAL Ensemble

David Coll, Position, Influence (2010), for soprano and electronics. Mellissa Hughes, voice.

Alex Freeman, Magnolia (2002), for kantele. Eva Alkula, kantele.

Ivan Ferrer-Orozco, Traces IV: Anamnesis (2009), for piano and tape. Kathleen Supove, piano.

David Coll

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

David Coll is a composer working in various disciplines, from concert hall to theatre and dance to interactive installations. He has studied at the University of Illinois, IRCAM (Cursus and Cursus 2), and the University of California-Berkeley. His work is slowly gaining exposure both in the US and abroad with performances at festivals such as the World Music Days/Gaida, Gaudeamus Music Week (2005 and 2009), Voix Nouvelles (Royaumont), Spark, Tzlil Meudcan, as well as collaborations with musicians such as cellist Severine Ballon, soprano Donatienne Michel-Dansac, baritone Lionel Peintre, and pianist Sebastian Berweck.
His music has been performed by Vocaallab Nederlands, Ensemble Itineraire, Ensemble Praesenz, Les Jeunes Solistes, sfSound, the Eco Ensemble, and the Berkeley Symphony (Under Construction Series composer in residence 2010-2011), at venues such as IRCAM, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Musikgebouw aan‘t Ij, the Contemporary Art Centre of Vilnius, and the Zellerbach Performing Arts Center.
David presently resides in Belgium, working at the Orpheus Institute, a center for Music Research.