Ephémère September 2011

15th September 2011

Aviva Endean (AU) clarinetist/bass-clarinetist: new music

Aviva Endean is a clarinetist and bass-clarinettist based in Melbourne, Australia who works in a wide variety of musical styles and performance contexts. Her major projects currently include Mamushka, a five piece instrumental group who perform Aviva s original compositions, Melbourne s pioneer Gypsy-death-core band The Barons of Tang who toured to the USA and New Zealand this year and Quiver, a new music ensemble which she co-directs who performs new and obscure contemporary art music. She also performs as a guest with Australian new music ensembles including Golden Fur, ARCKO symphonic project and Chamber made opera, composes music for independent theater companies and performs as part of both of Melbourne’s free improvisation series, The Make it up Club and Stutter. She was recently awarded the Willem Van Otterloo memorial award and an Australia Council Art Start grant, which enabled her to take part in the Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute, in America, The Atlas Academy and the Dutch Improvisers Academy in Amsterdam and undertake further private study with bass clarinet virtuosi in Europe including, Harry Sparnaay, Fie Schouten, Jelte Althuis, Carl Rosman and Laura Carmicheal. For her performance at Ephemere, she will perform a short set of solo pieces exploring the timbres of the clarinet and bass clarinet including original composition, improvisation and contemporary pieces by Liza Lim, Evan Ziporyn and Claudio Ambrosini.

Jan Trutzschler von Falkenstein (DE): electronic solo

Jan T. (Jan Trutzschler von Falkenstein) works in the field of computer music, media art and creative coding since the late 1990s. He performs ‘crispy’ sound collages using novel and custom made interfaces, produces sonic installations and occasionally composes for ensembles and fixed media. Currently he focuses on designing audio apps for mobile devices which are released under TeaTracks. In the past years Jan contributed to the open source audio software SuperCollider. His music has been performed across the world at festivals such as ICSM World Music Days, ICMC, Spark, MusicAcoustica, TodaysArt, BEAST. Jan studied Media Design in Weimar, Sonology in Den Haag and Computer Music at the University of Birmingham. Currently he works as an iOS developer in Appsterdam and is visiting lecturer for computer music at the University Ilmenau.www.falkenst.com/www.teatracks.com Jan T. is going to present some of his latest work: an improvised performance for Bird Caller, water bottle, Manta and SuperCollider and possibly a piece for MoDE 31, the Mobile Device Ensemble Holland, which he founded in 2009.

Lemuriformes: improvisations with electronics and ink
Julie Dassaud (FR) visuals
Eliad Wagner (NL) synthesizer
Laurens van der Vree (NL) circuits, mixer

Lemuriformes is a collaborative improvisational performance project in which live coding, painting, visuals and electronic music blend together in one experience. Many issues are addressed in the process, such as multi-disciplinary improvisation, human and machine involvement levels in electronic music, live coding in collaborative performances, graphic scoring and live coding as a means of sound transformation. The main reason to start this unusual cooperation was to share a positive and playful experience in which the personal qualities of the collaborators have their role defined on the fly. From it we learned that it definitely creates interesting combinations of crosshatched and intersecting auditory and visual palettes, which we will continue to explore.
Julie Dassaud is a french visual artist based in Amsterdam involved with various solo and collaborative projects, wherein she explores in particular the relevancy and possibilities of drawing in our contemporary digital age. In this context, she exhibits for instance with Img-src, a collective confusing the viewer’s senses by producing analog work that looks digital and the other way around. Her live ink painting contribution to lemuriformes is her first performing appearance. Besides this, Julie is active as artistic director of the Kulter. art space and of the Notations platform for alternative music notations. www.julisso.org / www.notations.nl
Eliad Wagner is a musician, composer and programmer. Born in Israel and currently based in The Netherlands, he holds a Bachelor degree in physics from the Hebrew University and a Master of Music degree at the Music Technology department of the Utrecht School of the Arts. He develops his own approach to electronic sound, mainly based on analog and modular synthesizers and computer programming. His work has been published by Metropolis records [US], Digital Kranky [DE], C-sides[DE] and concrete plastic [UK]. He is co- founder of the electronica label g6pd records [IL]. http://eliadwagner.wordpress.com
Laurens van der Vree is a sonic designer, composer and programmer from The Netherlands, holding a Master of Music and a Bachelor of Arts and Technology degree from the Music Technology department of the Utrecht School of the Arts. Laurens focusses on autonomous works on the edge of composition and performance, as well as usual and less usual collaborations, ranging from modern dance to live coding improv [lemuriformes]. His work has been presented in Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Portugal, Spain and several other countries, at occasions such as ICMC, SMC and the Hong Kong International Dance Symposium. http://www.laurensvanderwee.nl