Young composers will spend an evening experimenting with the spaces in Het Nutshuis. Sound, music, performance, dance and electronics for intrepid visitors.
For this edition, we are host to 8 students from the Royal Conservatoire.
Featuring: Petra Strahovnik, Justina Šikšnelytė, Corné Roos, Hisashi Ishihara, Krists Auznieks, Akiko Ushijima, Dimitris Athanasopoulos, and Luke Deane.
Five times a year at Het Nutshuis, as part of the TEST series.
Petra Strahovnik (composer)
Title: 4 souls
Vln 1: Cornelia Zambila
Vln 2: Kaja Nowak
Vla: Maya Felixbrodt
Vlc: Celia Torres Rulz
Postal sem črn,
Le štiri slike so ostale,
Le štiri duše so pobrane skupaj v žaklu poln luken.
Razsipa slike po cesti.
V luže so padle zbledele,
Svoje podobe so izgubile,
Le bel list ki črno sije.
by Primož Markočič
I became dark,
Only four pictures left,
Only four souls, sweeped together in one sack full of holes.
He's scattering pictures on the road.
They fall in the puddles and fade,
loosing their images,
What is left is a paper shinning out blackness.
translation: Aljaž Šon
Justina Šikšnelytė (composer)
Title: Bike Trip
Voice: Veronique van der Meijden
Piano: Gabrielė Žemaitytė, Noah Rectenwald
Oboe: Maria Perez Melian
Violin: Novilė Maceinaitė
Bike: Justina Šikšnelytė
Electronics: Giovanni Bermudez
This piece was written for a concert in honor of the 80th birthday of the renowned Lithuanian composer B. Kutavicius, which took place in the spring of 2012 as part of the "Druskomanija" festival.
I wanted to find the similarities and differences between the generations of composers who grew up under the Soviet Union and in free Lithuania. Unlike in the Soviet Union we, the younger generation are able to travel freely, gain experience and do not know the limits of censorship. But still we face difficulties: How not to get lost in a big world, how to remember where we come from, where are our roots ...
The piece connects a few ideas - a continuous journey searching for peace in my mind and short melancholic moments, while studying abroad I miss my home country.
The lyrics are written in English, which in the past 4 years has become my daily language. The title is an allusion to daily life in the Netherlands.
Corné Roos (composer)
Female Voice: Lovorka Holjevac
Bb Clarinet: Enric Sans i Morera
Sine Waves: Corné Roos
Piano: Teodora Stepancic
A.L. is the first piece I finished for my new group: The Endless Maladies.
The Endless Maladies is a group founded in the summer of 2012. As a group, we do all sorts of things: we eat pancakes, share a great interest in stethoscopes, but the most important thing is that we love music. Because it is our love for music that binds us. We improvise, compose individually, or together. We leave material raw, we polish it. We are static, theatrical, noise-based, pitch-based. We love to play and share our love for music.
Hisashi Ishihara (composer)
Title: Altered Tuning of 12 notes in A
Hisashi was born in Saitama, Japan in 1979. He graduated composition course at Shobi University in 2004. Right after he graduated he started his career as a network/software engineer. He had taken charge of developing network software mainly, but also software and even hardware devices. In 2008, he entered het Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag as a BA composition student. Currently he is a MA composition student at the same school. He studied with Tetsuya Omura at Shobi University, and currently has studied with Yannis Kyriakides and Cornelis de Bondt. He wrote a piece for The Rosa Ensemble in 2010, and another piece for Nieuw Ensemble in 2012, using DTMF frequencies as a tuning system. His piece, in A, using only 1 pitch and octaves, was performed at ICMC 2012 Slovenia.
The main ideas are to combine different tuning systems, pitches, and sound synthesis by using piano sound; showing what sounds of different tuning system by using 12 pitches. Pythagorean Tuning A = 506Hz, 377Hz, Arnolt Schlick Tuning A = 377Hz, Aaron's 1/4 Meantone A = 489Hz, 1/2 Meantone A = 494Hz, Werckmeister III A = 480Hz, 567Hz.
Krists Auznieks (composer)
Title: Adjacent (Mechanics of surreal objects)
Flute: Leva Langaite
The piece is inspired by surreal objects and their imaginary mechanics (e.g. accelerated and decelerated gravity, infinite resiliency and magnetism, treating statics in a dynamic fashion and vice versa). A listener is led through several visions of these objects using cinematic techniques such as close-ups, different camera angles, montage and even aerial shots, giving a possibility to experience construction and destruction of them in detail as well as interaction among them.
The pseudo-scientific research is occasionally interrupted by memories and nostalgia, serving as a bridge between the reality and the surreal.
Akiko Ushijima (composer)
Recordings: Akiko Ushijima
In my piece Cosmonica, I aim to create "organic electric sounds."
Cosmonica is an electronic piece written with the sounds of organ, piano, steel drum and other percussion.
The way that the sounds act and interact with each other is like a living being.
I pursued the motion of the sound which can be felt organic.
Dimitris Athanasopoulos (composer)
Violin: Novile Maceinaite
Snaredrum: Omiros Miltiadous
Luke Deane (composer)
Title: A Game of Two Halves
“Victorious one Argentina in 1966 when Hana was very conscious of that and that’s why he's pressed the team tonight. How will the players respond? Michael Owen's in a pressure situation. Cresco replaced by a shooter. 5 shooters and then we have the results, after they alternate. Tough way to go, both teams certainly played this well enough to win, in advance. And a Goal for Argentina! Opening the scoring for Argentina, striking with his left, getting it inside the side daddy. Seaman gets the right side of that just too perfectly. The captain will go first. Shearer scores inside!” (England vs. Argentina 1998 World Cup)