OLGA BOCHIKHINA
b. 1980

SIGNature, 2011

for tenor/countertenor, recorder, actor, type writer and live electronics
commissioned by UMS 'n JIP
world premiere Basel, 10/05/2011

Olga Bochikhina was born in Kirov in 1980. As a composer Olga Bochikhina started her education in 2000 in Moscow State Chaikovsky’s conservatory in class of famous Russian composer prof. Vladimir Tarnopolsky. During her studies she won the first composer award at the I All-Russian competition for the best composition for Orgel (II prize, 2001). In 2005, at the III International P.I.Jurgenson competition of young composers she was also awarded the first prize for the composition «Tactile instruments» for large ensemble. During the postgraduate education Olga took interest in area of electro-acoustical composition. She’s got the Swiss Government Scholarship to study in Basel (Musik Akademie der stadt Basel / Hochshule für Musik) in the Electronic Studio for 2009-2011 school years. Currently she does the Specialized Master Program in Composition (compositional class of Prof. Dr. Erik Oña and theory class of Prof. Dr. Jacob Ullmann). Olga took part in workshops «Young composers meetings - 2004» in Apeldoorn (Holland, 2004) and participated the International Ensemble- and Composers- Academy for Contemporary Music «Impuls 2009» (Graz, Austria, 2009). The composition «Cadenza to Mozart’s concerto» for violin and chamber orchestra. was written in 2006, on a commission of violinist David Frühwirth (Germany) and Maestro Valery Gergiev. It was premiered in the new Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre «Mariinsky-3» in December 2006. Two years later as a sequel of working with Maestro Gergiev the symphonic prologue to theatrical action «The Neva prospectus» was performed on the above –mentioned concert ground. The performance was announced within the framework of the festival cycle «New Horizons» (Saint-Petersburg, 2008). Works of Olga Bochikhina were also performed at various international and russian contemporary music festivals as well as «6. Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik» (Weimar, 2005), «The Moscow autumn» (Moscow, 2005-2009), «The Moscow forum» (2007-2010), Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (2008), “Young Euro Classic” (Berlin, 2009), “World New Music Days” (Sweden, 2009), Frau Musika Nova (Cologne, 2009), International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt (2010) and many others. Among performances of her works are Mariinsky Orchestra, Y.F.Svetlanov State Academic Symphonic Orchestra, ensemble «Studio For New Music», «de ereprijs» orchestra (Netherlands), «Russian Philharmonic» orchestra, “Cikada string quartet” (Sweden), “Türmchen Ensemble” (Germany), “Phoenix ensemble” (Switzerland) etc. In 2007, with the group of composers she also was engaged into the International opera project «Boxing Pushkin» premiered in Holland (Arnhem, Neijmegen, Den Haag, Apeldoorn, Amsterdam). The same year at festival «Moscow forum» the presentation of initiative creative association «Sound Plasticity» has taken place. She attends a lot to projects organized with «Sound Plasticity». Among them: «Prometeo» on R.G.Monnau's verses, the international opera project «Boxing Pushkin», a concert «Arthur Lourie's Dedication», the Russian-American project «Berkley-Moscow: new generation of electro-acoustic music», audio realization of silent movie “Berlin. Symphony of Great City”.

http://www.sound-p.ru/en/bochihina

ALEXANDER CHERNYSHKOV
b. 1983

Almatiki Daechta, 2010
for solo voice

alexander chernyshkov died in 2063 by being stabbed down in the metro in paris, apparently because he was selling some forbidden records and other material. he started his career as a decent and gifted composer and in 2014 decided to do movies but only for some years, in order to find, that the real art is daily life and the other way around, so he became a constant installation in vienna and in the life of ma artists. he became famous for his artwork in 2021, when he connected a living cow to the web 3.0 and started mutating the cells of the cow by random rotistic processes. the cow later started talking and killing innocent animals and was therefore slaughtered, which became a famous documentary by the director niklas seidl. in 2030 they started doing their "socio-fascistic" actions in athens and kuala lumpur and got imprisoned for drinking zwickl in the öffentlichkeit.

https://soundcloud.com/alexander-chernyshkov

Alexander Chernyshkov is born in 1983 in Omsk, Russia. At 12 years old moves to Verona, Italy. Guitar player in different Rock and Jazz groups. Studies at Verona State Conservatory classical guitar, composition and theory. In 2007 moves to Vienna where he studies at Universita¨t fu¨r Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. Participating at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse fu¨r neue Musik, where his pieces Sakhar (wind instruments) and Almatiki daechta (solo voice) have been performed. His pieces are performed by ensembles such as musikFabrik, Nikel, Phace, Pro Arte, Masm. Since 2011 he plays and performs solo and in duo with other composers in little galleries and abandoned factories. Builds instruments of strictly acoustical and mechanical origin. Eats and sleeps in Vienna.

MICHAEL FUCHSMANN
b. 1964

Skizzipichkeit 2012/3

commissioned by UMS 'n JIP
world premiere spring 2013

Michael Fuchsmann is a Russian composer, musicologist, arranger, teacher and executor (piano, keyboards, violin). He was born in 1964 in Rostov-on-Don. It was the Rostov State Rakhmaninov Conservatory (RSRC) where he was graduated from and later has got a postgraduate course under supervision of Prof. Vitaly S. Khodosch (composition). Later M. Fuchsmann also studied as a musicologist under Prof. Tatyana V. Frantova and have taken his Ph. D. degree in Art Criticism in 2002. He has currently a position of associated professor in RSRC. M. Fuchsmann has written compositions for orchestras (not only symphonic one), chamber music, pieces for voice, choir. Some of his works combine both traditional instruments and electronic media. Several performances of Rostov State Puppet Theatre named after Vladimir S. Bylkov are accompanied by Michael`s music. In several cases M. Fuchsmann incorporate his compositions in complex actions demonstrating the unity of sounding message in its artistic, scientific and educational sides. He is also an author of numerous arrangements for various instrumental groups. Texts of «music in words» represent one other essential aspect of Michael`s activity. The works of M. Fuchsmann are executed mostly by Russian musicians including Russian folk instruments orchestra «Don» (Rostov-on-Don), «Studio for New Music» (Moscow), «Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble» (Moscow), «eNsemble» (St.-Petersburg), «Capriccio» (Rostov-on-Don), pianists Mikhail Dubov (Moscow), Sofia Bugayan (Rostov-on-Don), extremal vocalist Boris Filanovsky (St.-Petersburg), violinist Evgenia Linskaya (Rostov-on-Don) and others. Multielement style of M. Fuchsmann incorporates the features of contemporary academic composition, free and/or controlled improvisation, jazz, rock. Sometimes with an ear to enlarge this mixture Michael adds the flavors of previous epochs of music or non-Western traditional art without pretending to be literally precise in these stylistic exercises. As a musicologist M. Fuchsmann writes about thematic development and rhythmical structures in musical composition, creative process of composer, computer musical technologies. He also popularizes the activity of Rostov musicians.

VLADIMIR GORLINSKY
b. 1984

Bramputapsel, 2011
for amplified voice
commissioned by UMS 'n JIP
world premiere 12/2011

Vladimir Gorlinsky was born in 1984 in Moscow. His works have been broadcasted in Europe, Asia and Australia by ensembles and soloists such as trumpeter Marko Blaauw (Netherlands), pianist Ulrich Murtfeld (Germany), ensemble «Klangforum Wien» (Vienna, Austria), «Ereprijs» (Apeldoorn, Netherlands), «Studio for New Music» (Moscow, Russia), «KlangNetz» (Berlin, Germany), «eNsemble» (St.-Petersburg, Russia). V. Gorlinsky graduated from Moscow Conservatory (composition under supervision of V. G. Tarnopolsky) and is presently a faculty fellow at Moscow Conservatory towards master degree in composition. He had excellent opportunity to attend master-classes with Jean Geslin, Tristan Murail, Philippe Hurel, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres, Brice Pauset and Beat Furrer.
V. Gorlinksy spend a lot of time experimenting with traditional, ethnic and instruments invented by his own imagination. In 2002 he was awarded 1st prize at the «Schnittke International Competition for Young Composers». Also he won the prize at Jurgenson International Young Composers Competition (2007), next year he won «Grand prize» at the festival «Pythian games» in St.-Petersburg. His piece «Beiklang II» has been featured in two categories by «ROSTRUM» competition for broadcasting in more than 10 countries. The piece «S’Morzando» had been played at the festival «World Music Days 2007» in Hong-Kong. In May 2007 in Netherlands (in 5 cities) a collective opera «Boxing Pushkin» had its premier with music of Vladimir Gorlinsky.

http://www.sound-p.ru/en/gorlinsky

 

NIKOLAY KHRUST
b. 1982

Substitutions, 2011
for countertenor, recorders and live electronics
commissioned by UMS 'n JIP
world premiere 12/2011

Nikolay Khrust was born in 1982 in Moscow. In 2007 he has graduated composition department of Moscow State Conservatoire (Professor Vladimir Tarnopolski) and in present time studies in Conservatoire as a post graduate student. He attended Summer Courses for new music in Darmstadt (twice in 2004 and 2010) and Impuls courses in Graz (Austria; 2009). Nikolay visited master-classes of known composers and interpreters (such as Beat Furrer). In 2007 Nikolay was invited for collective musical theater project ‘Boxing Pushkin’ (director Andrea Boll); the performance is been shown in five cities including Amsterdam (Muziekgebouw) and the Hague (Korzo theater). In 2010 year Nikolay Khrust was a composer in residence in electronic centres CIRM (Nice) and GRAME (Lyon), which comissioned a work Fluting point for flute, percussion and live electronics. Also Nikolay takes parts in multimedia and multiart projects. One of them is a sound program for interactive installation ‘Coming into a topic’ by an artist Dmitry Kawarga (Pop/off/art gallery, Moscow, 2009). Nikolay Khrust is a laureat of international and all-Russian contests including III and IV Yurgenson International Young Composers Competition, ‘Image of science’ competition etc.. Works of Nikolay Khrust have been performed by Studio for New Music Moscow, eNsemble, de Ereprijs, Reconsil Wien, Aleph ensembles, musicians of Ensemble Orchestrale Contemporain (Fabrice Junger, Yi-Ping Yang) and MusikFabrik (Helen Bledsoe) and been presented at festivals ‘Klang und Raum’ (Dresden, 2005), ‘Moscow autumn’ (2005, 2006, 2008), ‘Moscow forum’ (2007, 2008, 2010), ‘Musical Olympus’, ‘Pythian games’ (S.-Petersburg, 2008), Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival (Kiel, 2008), ‘Other Space’ (Moscow, 2009, 2010), ‘Young Euro Classic’ (Berlin, Konzerthaus, 2009), Biennale ‘Musique en scéne’ (Lyon, 2010), 45th Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt (2010). Nikolay Khrust is a participant of Sound Plasticity group.

http://www.sound-p.ru/en/khrust

ALEX NADZHAROV
b. 1983

Flickering, 2011
for male and female voice and live electronics
commissioned by UMS 'n JIP
world premiere 12/2011

Alex Nadzharov. Born in 1983 in Moscow, Russia. Began to study music since 7 y.o. and also began to compose music at this time. Later also studied jazz piano, alto saxophone and electronic music. In 1997 he entered Moscow Ippolitov-Ivanov college on music theory and composition department, studied in R.Zatikyan and A.Flyarkovskiy classes. After graduating college in 2001 entered Moscow State Consevatory, composition department, U.Vorontsov class. Graduated it in 2006 and now stuying on post-graduate courses. During the studies at Conservatory has participated in master-classes of T.Murail, G.Rebel, I.Geslin, Ph.Hurel, M.Padding . ”Crystal Kamerton” young composers competition – diploma (2001) in “vocal music” nomination, also laureate diploma in “jazz composition”. Participant of “New music on old instruments” project, Moscow, 2003. Participant of “Youth academies of Russia” young composers festival, 2005. Laureate of D.Shostakowitch composers competition 2006 (Moscow-St.Petersburg). Laureate of Moscow Conservatory improvised music competitions (2004 and 2006).

http://alexnadzharov.ru/

SERGEJ NEWSKI
b. 1972

Pesnya, 1999
for solo voice

Sergej Newski was born in Moscow in 1972. After completing studies in the specialist music school at the State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, specialising in music theory, he studied composition with Jörg Herchet at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden, and with Friedrich Goldmann at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. There he also studied music theory and pedagogy with Hartmut Fladt. Masterclasses with Vinko Globokar and Matthias Spahlinger, meetings with Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer and Helmut Oehring, and contacts with the free improvisation scene in Berlin have all had a lasting influence on his development as a composer. Since 1994 his music has been performed at the leading international New Music festivals, including the Donauechingen Festival, Wien Modern, Éclat, the Gaudeamus Music Week, the Berliner Festwochen, the ISCM World New Music Days, the Moscow Territoryfest, and UltraSchall. He has received commissions from, among others, the Deutsche Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Berlin Konzerthaus, Ruhrtriennale, Klangforum Wien, the Scharoun Ensemble, the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, the SWR, Deutschlandradio, and the Norwegian Ministry of Culture. Interpreters of his music include not only Klangforum Wien, the Neue Vokalsolisten and Ensemble Modern, but also the Nieuw Ensemble, Musikfabrik, the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, KNM Berlin, ensemble mosaik, as well as soloists and performers such as Teodoro Anzellotti, Natalia Pschenitschnikowa, Daniel Gloger and Michael Lentz, and conductors like Peter Rundel, Johannes Kalitzke, Jürg Wyttenbach, Titus Engel, Enno Poppe, Teodor Kourentzis und Vladimir Jurowski. In 2006 Sergej Newski won 1st Prize at the Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart composition competition for his piece Fluss (2005 version). In addition, he has gained various scholarships, including those from the Villa Massimo/Casa Baldi, Villa Serpentara, Künstlerhof Schreyahn, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, the Berlin Senate and the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. At the music festival in St. Petersburg in April 2008, he also received the audience prize for his composition Alle, for speaker and ensemble. In 2012 a portrait-CD produced by the German Music Council will be issued on the label Wergo. 2012 CD production by the German Music Council for the label WERGO, a.o. with VocaalLab Nederland, VocalConsort Berlin, dem ensemble mosaik, cond. Titus Engel. Work as a theater composer a.o. at the Moscow Tchechov Artists' Theater (MHT) (together with director Kirill Serebrennikov) and at the Comedie Genève. Dramaturgical work at the Komische Oper Berlin (for Olga Neuwirth's American Lulu).

www.ricordi.de

VLADIMIR RANNEV
b. 1970

Futuresong, 2011
for voice, recorders and live electronics
commissioned by UMS 'n JIP
world premiere 12/2011

Vladimir Rannev (*1970, Moscow) is a composer and a lecturer at the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory and the St. Petersburg State University. In 2003 he graduated from the composition department of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, where he studied with Professor Boris Tishchenko. In 2003-2005 he studied electronic music at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with Professor Hans Ulrich Humpert. Since 2003 he has been working as a music journalist and has published over four hundred pieces of music criticism in the various Russian periodicals. Rannev is a recipient of a Gartow Stiftung scholarship (Germany, 2002), Teatro minima competition of the Opernhaus Zurich (Switzerland, 2004), the Salvatore Martirano Award of the University Illinois (USA, 2009), Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award (Switzerland, 2010). In 2007 Rannev was a composer in residence at the University of Durham (UK). His latest opera “Blaubart – Hoffnung der Frauen” to a libretto by the German playwright Dea Loher (a co-production of the Goethe-Institute and Pro Arte Institute) was premiered in St.Petersburg in April 2010 and in Perm in June 2011 and was in the shortlist of Sergey Kouryohin Prize (Russia, 2011). Rannevs' music has been performed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK, Finland, Japan and the USA by various ensembles, including the orchestra of the St. Petersburg Conservatory Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra, eNsemble of the Pro Arte Institute (Russia), One Orchestra, Studio of New Music, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Russia), Nostri Temporis (Ukraine), Orkest de Volharding (The Netherlands), Les Eclats du Son, Integrales, LUX:NM, Singakademie Oberhausen (Germany). Rannev is a member of the StRes (Structure Resistance) group of composers (Russia). Publisher.

http://www.verlag-neue-musik.de/rannev

ELENA RYKOVA
b. 1991

Life expectancy #1. The Sun, 2016
for ensemble
commissioned by MCME (Project Integrations)
world premiere Moscow, 2/2016

Elena Rykova. Born in Ufa (1991). Composer, works in area of musical performance. Student of Moscow conservatory. Finalist of international composer competition Gaudeamus Prize 2013 (The Netherlands). Participant of: Moscow Forum (Moscow Conservatory, 2011, 2013), Difficulties of translation (Masterskaya, 2012), Dialogs/Memory Spaces (Platforma, 2012), ARTinki s vystavki (Moscow conservatory & Kandinsky Prize, 2013); ”Woman in motion” (Nizhny Novgorod, 2013); Art-platform Stansia (Kostroma, 2013).

 

ANTON SVETLICHNY
b. 1982

Identity, 2011
for recorder and live electronics
commissioned by UMS 'n JIP
world premiere 12/2011

Anton Svetlichny, born in Rostov-on-Don, 1982. Graduated from Rostov State Rakhmaninov Conservatory, prof. V. Khodosh. Laureate of the Contemporary Music Tribune competition 2006 and Pythian Games 2007. Teaches at Rostov State Rakhmaninov Conservatory.

http://www.stres.iscmrussia.ru/svetlIchny

 

ALEXEY SYSOEV
b. 1972

Beta Tauridz 2008
for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (Project Integrations)

Alexey Sysoev was born in 1972 in Moscow. Graduated Moscow College of Improvisation Music and performed as a jazz pianist for a long time. He participated in various jazz, electronic and experimental projects. In  2003, he started his further musical education at the Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he is a postgraduate student since 2008.  Works of Alexey Sysoev have been performed by “Studio for New Music” (cond. I. Dronov, V. Gorlinsky), “Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble” (cond. F. Ledneov), “eNsemble” (cond. F. Ledneov), “de Ereprijs” (Apeldoorn), “Nostri Temporis” (cond. V. Gorlinsky), “Mark Pekarsky Percussion Ensemble” and been presented at festivals “Moscow autumn” (2007, 2008, 2010), “Moscow forum” (2008, 2010), “Pythian games” (S.-Petersburg, 2008), “Other space” (Moscow, 2009, 2010), Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival (Kiel, 2008), “World Music Days 2008” (Vilnius), “45' Internationale Ferienkurse Fur Neue Musik” (Darmstadt, 2010), “Transart festival” (Bolzano, 2010), “Klangspuren festival of contemporary musik” (Schwaz, 2010), «Europe through the eyes of Russians. Russia through the eyes of Europeans» (Moscow, 2011), «Territoriya» (Sochi, Kazan, 2011), «La Folle Journee» (Nantes, Tokyo 2012). Furthermore, Alexey wrote the music for a theatrical performances by K. Serebrennikov and F. Grigorian. In 2011, Sysoev formed  the ensemble of free improvisatory music «Error 404» together with Yury Favorin  (piano) andDmitriy Schyolkin (percussion).This ensemblecooperated with great  musicians, as there are Sachiko M (Japan), Toshimaru Nakamura (Japan) andVladimir Tarasov (Lithuania). In 2008, Sysoev was awarded the “eNsemble prize” at the festival “Pythian games”. He is a also a member of the group “Sound Plastic” since 2008.

http://www.musma.eu/node/5670

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