tags: Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri


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.


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


Oscar Bianchi, Crepuscolo, QNG

Gordon Beeferman, Passages, QNG

Yotam  Haber, Estro poetico-armonico for JACK and QNG

Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Untitled IV from Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri on Vimeo.

Papalexandri’s work includes compositions and installations for sound objects that she creates herself and in collaboration with Swiss artist Pe Lang. Selected exhibitions and festivals include Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Kulturhuset Stockholm, DAS Weekend Transmediale, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, Darmstadt, impuls, Ultrashall, ISCM-World New Music Days, Aspekte and Wien Modern in performances by Klangforum Wien, SurPlus, Mosaik, QNG, among others. She studied composition with Chaya Czernowin, Rand Satieger and Roger Redgate. Papalexandri holds a PhD. and Master’s degrees in music composition from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and Goldsmiths College, University of London. Selected prizes include the Berliner Kompositions stipendien, the Impuls award, the Dan David Prize, the Stipendienpries der Darmstadter Ferienkurse, the Kurt Weil Fellowship, the Robert Erickson Scholarship. She is currently in residence at the Academy Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.