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Platypus - Selected Works Vol. III
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Selected Works Vol. III

Emily Howard - Ada sketches 07:35 Share
Peter Jakober - Vom Kreis Brechen 09:06 Share
Šimon Voseček - Mäuse 07:50 Share
Hui Ye - Buo 05:34 Share
Alejandro Romero - Umbrales 07:20 Share
Total Time 37:25
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Part III of our cooperation with the ensemble Platypus. Subtitle: "The Freely Hovering"

Sunk straight into oblivion after the world premiere! This is a fate the ensemble Platypus wish to spare some of the pieces of young composers they have included in their repertoire over the past few years.
The composers
Emily Howard (*1979)
Poetry, philosophy and science have a strong influence on Emily Howard’s work. Howard studied mathematics and computer science as an undergraduate at Lincoln College, Oxford University. She holds a Doctorate in Composition from the University of Manchester and is a Tutor in Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Peter Jakober (*1977)
Studied composition with Georg Friedrich Haas and Gerd Kühr at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz from 1998 to 2006. To date his works have been performed by ensemble recherche, Aleph Gitarrenquartett, Klangforum Wien, Arditti Quartett, Thürmchen Ensemble Köln, Grazer Orgelpfeifenorchester as well as other ensembles from Graz and Vienna. He received the City of Graz award for young composers 2006, the SKE Publicity Award, the Styrian Andrzej Dobrowolski composition scholarship 2010 and the Akademie Schloss Solitude scholarship 2011/2012.

Simon Voseček (*1978)
works as a composer, performer, chanteur, concert organizer, video artist and drama educator. Voseček studied composition in Prague and Vienna. His opera Biedermann und die Brandstifter, based on Max Frisch’s drama, received the Outstanding Award from the Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture in 2008 and was premiered in Vienna in September 2013, at the Neue Oper Wien under the direction of Walter Kobéra.

Hui Ye (*1981)
born in Canton, China; 2004-2011 master’s program in composition and electroacoustic composition at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Hui Ye’s works include numerous instrumental and electroacoustic compositions, sound and video installations, and audio-visual productions. Performances/Shows f.e.: Carinthischer Sommer, Jeunesse Wien, Klangmanifeste, shut up and listen, OCAT - OCT Comtemporary Art Terminal ShenZhen China, Palais Kabelwerk Wien, Brut Konzerthaus or mediaopera Rinderhalle St. Marx, Vienna.

Alejandro Romero (*1970)
is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte in Mexico. His music has been performed by Mexico’s leading musical ensembles, in the most important venues of the country. His pieces have also been performed in France, Germany, Austria, Canada, Brazil and Argentina. He is currently working on ekphrastic processes on complex sonic entities.
Instrumentation Platypus
Kaoko Amano, soprano
Sieglinde Grössinger, flute
Doris Nicoletti, flute
Theresia Schmidinger, clarinet
Ryuta Iwase, clarinet
Frederick Neyrinck, piano
Hibiki Oshima, violin
Marianna Oczkowska, violin
Yuta Takase, violin
Marie Yamanaka, viola
Tomasz Skweres, violoncello
Jaime Wolfson, piano, conductor

Guests on this release:
Alexander Boiadjiev, conductor (Jakober, Romero)
Irene Frank, violoncello (Jakober)
Oliver Gilg, horn (Voseček)
Igor Gross, percussion (Howard)
Robert Olisa Nzekwu, violin (Romero, Voseček) Anna Oslansky, oboe (Voseček)
Barnaba Poprawski, viola (Ye)
Šimon Voseček, conductor (Howard, Ye, Voseček
Isn’t it lovely! What terrible noise is this?
Part of the concept is to talk about these compositions. We want to revive the tradition of discussing, and exchanging views about, music. The composers are young, with varying degrees of experience, and have expressly consented to their pieces being put up for discussion.

The actual discussion will take place on Facebook and Soundcloud Feel free to join in, we’re looking forward to hearing from you!


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