tags: Ivan Ferrer-Orozco


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.

Iván Ferrer-Orozco

Friday, January 13th, 2012

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Iván Ferrer-Orozco’s (Mexico City, Mexico, 1976) music has been played at concert series and festivals by soloists and ensembles of Mexico, Spain, South Korea, Canada, Germany, Italy and USA. He has been guest composer at the Conservatory of Music of Montreal and Resident Composer with the Contemporary Ensemble of Montreal. As curator and producer he has presented the Ars Automata project in Spain, and the acousmatic music project Sonidero performed in Mexico and South Korea. He was awarded at the International Call of Scores of the MATA Festival in 2011, of the San Diego New Music and the NOISE Ensemble in 2010, and of the Seattle Latin American Music Festival in 2008. Iván is principal conductor of the CONATUS ENSEMBLE and director of InterAcciona, symposium of new technologies applied to the music creation in Mexico.