36000 years alongside Baubo
Erik Dæhlin 1976* - Fembot Bacchanale, Begin/End (video)
Brice Catherin 1981* - 36000 years alongside Baubo
Michael Maierhof 1956* - Shopping 4
Robin Hoffmann 1970* - An-sprache
Malin Bång 1974* - Gläntor, grenar
Thierry De Mey 1956* - Musique De Tables
The piece 36000 years alongside Baubo by composer Brice Catherin was composed for the percusson trio Pinquins as part of the ‘Moving Classics’ Project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and will premier at the Festival. The piece is written for three percussionists and twenty-one audience members. Members of the audience will be offered the exciting opportunity to actively participate in the composition of the piece by providing the percussionists with texts which they will use in the piece and they will also get the chance to play an instrument during the performance. Every single performance of this piece will be a unique realization of collaboration between composer, musicians and the audience.
Pinquins is a percussion trio based in Oslo, Norway. The trio was established in 2008, and current members are Sigrun Rogstad Gomnæs, Johanne Byhring and Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen. Pinquins has produced and presented a number of concerts and tours in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Australia. In addition to this, they have performed at festivals such as Ultima Oslo Contemporary Festival, Bergen International Festival, Øya Festival, Only Connect Festival, THEMUS Festival, BrassWind Festival, Norway and collaborations with Ny Musikk. Pinquins also tours regularly as part of the Norwegian Concert Institute's school program. In conduction with the production of concerts and tours, Pinquins has received funding from Arts Council Norway, Music Norway, the Fund for Performing Arts, Kulturetaten in Oslo, the Musicians´ Union of Norway, Frifond and Oslo Musikkråd. Pinquins perform at the Festival as part of Moving Classics – European Network for New Music supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Website: http://www.pinquins.no
Erik Dæhlin (NO) is a composer and performance artist. He holds degrees in composition from Tromsö and Oslo, Norway. His works have been performed by Karin Hellqvist, Håkon Stene, Kringkastingsorkesteret, MiN Ensemblet, Oslo Camerata, Ensemble neoN, Liv Glaser, NING, Pinquins, BIT20 and Oslo Sinfonietta. Website: http://www.erikdaehlin.no/
After his diploma of composition with Michael Jarrell, Brice Catherin willingly stepped away from the contemporary music institutions in order to develop very freely a few activities: multi-instrumental cellist, improviser, composer and art performer. These activities fed into each another, so that beyond his multidisciplinary shows and improvised concerts, Brice Catherin has never stopped composing and premiering written pieces. These works often enjoy an unusual mensuration: long pieces (between 30 minutes and 10 hours); original instrumentations, such as free ensemble mixing classical, jazz and improvisation musicians (all playing written music for these occasions), or pieces for a one-man band, which ask one soloist to play between 10 and 35 instruments. Brice Catherin's work is performed at the Festival as part of Moving Classics – European Network for New Music supported by the Creative
Europe Programme of the European Union.
Photograph by Mélanie Groley. Website: http://www.bricecatherin.org/
Michael Maierhof is a German composer of mostly chamber, vocal and multimedia works that have been performed in Asia, Europe and North America. Maierhof is self-taught as a composer and began composing in 1988. He studied mathematics and music in Kassel and art history and philosophy in Hamburg. He has earned awards from the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and his works have been selected by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neue Musik three times. He won First Prize in the Neue Musik für Schülerorchester competition in Stuttgart. His music has been performed in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kazakstan, Luxembourg, South Korea, Switzerland, the UK and the USA, including twice at Darmstadt.
Robin Hoffman studied Composition/Arrangement at the Dresden University of Music “Carl Maria von Weber”. Hoffman's work includes composition and orchestration for ensembles, artists, film, gaming industry, pop album productions and international commercial campaigns. For the Europäische Filmphilharmonie, Hoffman regularly orchestrates and arranges film music including The Lord of the Rings, Love Story, Death on the Nile and many more which get performed internationally by major orchestras. Over the last ten years, he has been specialising in working on projects with such orchestras as The London Symphony Orchestra, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Radiosinfonieorchester Berlin and others. Website: http://www.robin-hoffmann.com/
Swedish composer Malin Bång's playful sound world is characterised by an acute awareness of her immediate surroundings and its latent sonic treasures. In her works, multifaceted urban atmospheres penetrate through compositional structures in a seamless synergy of traditional instruments and elements of surprise, typically in the form of everyday found objects, her works revealing themselves as aural field studies of urban modernity, the familiar and everyday made exquisitely energised through organised sound.
Thierry De Mey is a composer and filmmaker. Much of his musical output is written for dance and film. For choreographers, he works as a composer and also a collaborator in the conception of "formal strategies." His main productions and works are Rosas danst Rosas; What the body does not remember and Les Porteuses de mauvaises nouvelles, Musique de table, Poses, Frisking pour percussions, and several ensemble pieces for Maximalist! And Ictus. A love of music, rigorous work ethics and a natural gift for disorderliness are what define him; he loves Jimi Hendrix and Paul Valéry, topology, he is also a specialist on mushrooms. Composer of both rhythmical and lyrical music, a supporter of the "back to feeling" movement, through his latest works he builds a bridge between contemporary music and the electronic scene.