New recording! — Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] (Ensemble neoN)

I am so happy to share this new recording by the magnificent Ensemble neoN, from Norway. They performed this little quintet fiercely during the first concert of MATA Festival 2016, which took place on April the 12th at Scandinavia House, New York City.

I am very thankful for their great work! The recording is amazing. I hope you enjoy it!

Flute: Yumi Murakami
Bass Clarinet in Bb: Kristine Tjøgersen
Piano: Heloísa Gomes do Amaral
Violin: Karin Hellqvist
Violoncello: Inga Byrkjeland

Conductor: Magnus Loddgard

Programme notes (by Todd Tarantino, MATA’s Executive Director):

“Built from a limited number of scarcely modified musical cells that interact and react, Tamame’s work treats its musical materials as pixels, as in a computer-generated image. As pointillist art coalesces into a larger image when granted spatial distance, Tamame’s cels, each intense, energetic, violent even, together coalesce into a unified wall of sound that moves forward in a seeming directional narrative. “Seeming” is the important word. Although the instrumentalists unquestioningly move toward a goal, the discourse itself is flat. Tamame writes: “this is a representation of the idea of ‘white noise’ —even though the sonic nature of the materials bear little resemblance to white noise itself— which while extremely energetic is also the flattest and most homogeneous of them all”. Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] is dedicated to the Meitar Ensemble, who premiered the work in Tel Aviv.”

The New York Times: www.nytimes.com/2016/04/14/arts/m…aranoia.html?_r=0

New York Classical Review: newyorkclassicalreview.com/2016/04/mat…rreverence/

 

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Media — The New Yorker

So! The New Yorker just announced the first concert of MATA Festival 2016, where Ensemble neoN will perform my quintet Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] (2014), along music by Alexander Kaiser, Matthew Welch, Seán Clancy, Neil Luck and Jan Martin Smørdal.

Here’s the link. Check it out and get your tickets soon, if you haven’t already!

MATA Festival — Ensemble neoN

My piece Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] (2014), for quintet, will be performed by Ensemble neoN (in their concert “Northern lights“) on April the 12th at Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue), New York City, during MATA Festival 2016.

Really looking forward!

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Kike Labián Camino in recital

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Next Thursday, April the 3rd, 2014, spanish percussionist Kike Labián Camino is performing my piece Dawn at Ben Atar St. (2013), for solo vibraphone —which I composed for him— in a recital at the Superior Technic School of Telecommunication Engineers of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Building C, Conference Hall, at 19:30h) among pieces by Pablo Labián Camino, Kazunori Miyake, Éric Sammut, Evelyn Glennie, Chris Hanning and Eckhard Kopetzki.

Entrance is free, so everybody is invited!