Seung-Won Oh, a native of Korea, is an acclaimed composer who was described as “a name to remember” in the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant. Her music has been performed throughout Europe, North America and Asia, and transcends traditional boundaries. Oh’s music has been performed by ensembles such as Contemporary Music Ensemble Korea, Nederlands Vocaal Laboratorium, Doelen Ensemble, Atlas ensemble, Percussion Group The Hague, ensemble KLANG and New York New Music Ensemble among others. Festivals and venues that have featured her work include: Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Schauspielhaus Wien (AT), Bang On A Can Festival (US), Gaudeamus International Music Week (NL), Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival (NO), Huddersfield Music Festival(UK), Transit Festival (BE), November Music(NL), Aspen Music Festival(US). Since 2005, Oh has taught at Brandeis University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Florida and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. In fall 2011, she joined the faculty of DePaul University as Assistant Professor of Composition.
The Mexican composer Erika Vega has received several grants and prizes including the Eighth International Jurgenson Competition for Young Composers at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Russia), the 2016 Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Music Workshop/Competition (Austria), the TACTUS 2017 Young Composers Forum (Belgium), the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2017 National Composers Intensive (USA), the Danish Arts Foundation (Denmark), laureate from Fondation Royaumont (France), The Henfrey Prize for Composition 2019 and 2021 at the University of Oxford, and the Fellowship for young artist from the National Fund for Culture and Arts 2020 (Mexico). She has participated at ManiFeste the academy at IRCAM (2018-2019) and Prototype VI at Royaumont (2018-2019), writing music for dance, a collaborative relationship between composer and choreographer. Recent commissions include works written for ELISION ensemble, The Curious Chamber Players, Frederik Munk Larsen, CEPROMUSIC ensemble, Sarah Maria Sun, Philippe Graffin, Katharina Gross, ALEPH Guitar Quartet and the Los Angeles Philharmonic among others. Erika is currently member of the National System of Art Creators (Mexico) and a PhD candidate in Composition at the University of Oxford, where she has been awarded the prestigious Clarendon fund. In her latest works, she has been exploring the relationship between music and poetry, proposing some musico-linguistic analogies that arise from a study of phonology, syntax and semantics, interacting and exchanging techniques and essential structural qualities.
Aurélio Edler Copés: Aurélio´s work has been performed by prestigious soloists and ensembles (such as Klangforum Wien, MusikFabrik, Quatuor Diotima, Nieuw Ensemble, L’Itinéraire, Vortex, Mosaik, Sond´Ar-te, S.:i.c., Orchestre National de Lorraine in France, Bilbao’s Symphonic Orchestra, The Basque Country Symphonic Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica de Minas Gerais in Brazil, among others) in important concert halls like the Concertgebouw, Reina Sofía Museum, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Maison de la Radio de Geneve, SWR-Freiburg, Espace de Projection-IRCAM, Opéra de Bordeaux, Suginame Koukaidou in Tokio, Volksbühne de Berlin, etc. He has received commissions by the French and Basque Governments, Fundación Autor-Spain, KREA, Phonos… and has been awarded at more than twenty International composition contests. He has received the ‘Roma Prize’ in Spain, being composer in residence at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome (2010-2011) and the Prix Georges Wildenstein of the Academie de Beaux Arts of France, being composer in residence and artistic member of the Casa Velázquez-French Academy in Madrid (2011-2012). In 2013-2014 he works in different residence periods at the GMEM, in Marseille, and at GRAME, in Lyon. From 2013 to 2016 he is associated composer at the Compagnie Éclats in Bordeaux. His works are published by Babel Scores.
Mexican-dutch composer Juan Felipe Waller was brought up in Mexico in a blend of cultures from his parents with mixed backgrounds. He first studied music in Mexico City at the Music Study and Investigation Centre (CIEM). From 1994 on he studied composition at the Rotterdams Conservatorium with Klaas de Vries and electro-acoustic music with Rene Uylenhoet, where he graduated with honourable mention in 1999. Further studies took place at the one-year course on electronics and computer-aided composition at IRCAM in Paris. He has obtained diverse scholarships and stipends.
Gabriel Xavier is a brazilian composer Master in Music Analysis by the State University of São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil) under the orientation of the composer Flo Menezes. Currently is taking part of a doctorate (Phd) research in the same university. His research is focused in the understanding of the role of intertextuality relations, widely found throughout the history of music in what is conventionally called metalanguage (be it in the form of stylistic reference, variation, or even literal quotation), in contemporary musical creation. Has premiered chamber and orchestral works in the brazilians state capitals of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba and Florianópolis. Highlight over the works Percurso Trianon-Sumaré (2016) for symphonic orchestra, premiered by the Filarmônica de Minas Gerais; Golpe Surdo (2016) for percussion quintet, commissioned by the Theatro Municipal of São Paulo; Morfemas (2018) for orchestra, commissioned by the Orquestra Moderna; Revólver-Volúpia (2018) for trumpet, saxophone, percussion and electronics, produced at the PANaroma studio (UNESP) and premiered by the group Ateliê Contemporâneo of the EMM-SP. He works as a composer and conductor in the groups Capim Novo, Continuum Sonoro and Crescente Fértil. Work as conductor focused in contemporary music alongside with teaching in Composition, Theory and Analysis.
Kompositionsstudium am Konservatorium Budapest, anschließend Kompositionsstudium am Konservatorium Wien bei Prof. Dieter Kaufmann und Prof. Kurt Schwertsik, Diplom in Komposition und elektroakustischer Komposition (beides mit Auszeichnung); Alban Berg Stipendium, Theodor Körner Fonds Preisträgerin, Förderungsstipendium des Bundeskanzleramtes; Autragskompositionen: Ensemble LFO, Margarethe Deppe (Klangforum Wien), November Auftragskomposition für “Klangwerkstatt Berlin”, IGNM “Jugend gibt Musik”, New Austrian Sound of the Year.
Patiparn Jaikampan (b. 1991) studied composition, jazz composition and film scoring at the College of Music of Payap University.
He is the recipient of the Einojuhani Rautavaara Prize 2016. Recently, he was selected to participate the Tenso Young Composer Workshop 2016/2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Artyom Kim: Uzbek composer of mostly stage, chamber and vocal works that have been performed in Asia and Europe; he is also active as a conductor. Among his honours is First Prize as a
bayanplayer in a competition for young performers in Samarkand (1994). His music has been performed in France, the Netherlands, Russia, the UK, and Uzbekistan. Bachelor degree in Guitar at the
Federal University, in Brazil, and in Composition at the Advanced Centre of Music of the Basque
Country -MUSIKENE. Master in Composition at the Hochschule der Künste Bern with Georges Aperghis, CURSUS of Composition and Computer Music at IRCAM-Centre Pompidou Paris. He complements his training at the Acanthes, Impuls, Injuve and Matrix festivals.
Jason Post is a composer and sound artist based in Wellington, New Zealand. His main interests and composition techniques stem from spectral music, soundscape studies and live electronics. He is currently an MMus candidate in Composition at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, supervised by Michael Norris and Dugal McKinnon. His research is also looking at ontological issues in contemporary composition. Jason’s sound installations have been shown at the Adam Art Gallery at Victoria University of Wellington and at the Window Gallery at the University of Auckland. His music has been workshopped and played by the NZSM Orchestra, SMP Ensemble and the New Zealand String Quartet. He is currently working on his first short film score. In his time at the NZSM, Jason has been awarded the Jenny McLeod Award for Orchestral Composition (2013), the John Young Award for Live Electroacoustic Composition (2011) and a Lilburn Trust Award (2012), as well as a Sumer Research Scholarship (2012) to aid Senior Lecturer Michael Norris in the construction of live electronics software. www.jasonpost.info Awards: Jenny McLeod Award for Orchestral Composition – 2013, Lilburn Trust Award – 2012, John Young Award for Live Electroacoustic Composition – 2011
Johannes Kretz, geb. 1968 in Wien, Studium Komposition an der Wiener Musikhochschule (bei F. Burt und M.Jarrell), weiters Musikerziehung, dazu Mathematik an der Universität Wien, 1992-93 Studien
(Computermusik) am IRCAM, Paris u.a. bei Marco Stroppa und Brian Ferneyhough, 1994-2003 Assistent/Professor für Computermusik beim Internationalen Bartok-Seminar in Szombathely (H), 1996-2001
Lehrer für Tonsatz und Komposition am Konservatorium der Stadt Wien, Seit 1997: Lehrer für Computermusik an der Musikuniversität Wien, seit 2001 auch Musiktheorie, seit 2004 auch Komposition,
seit 2009: ao. Professor für Komposition (Habiliation), Seit 2008: Leiter des Zentrums für innovative Musiktechnologie (ZiMT) an der Musikuniversität Wien, seit 2013 Institutsleiter und
Studiendekan des Institut 1 für Komposition und Elektroakustik der Musikuniversität Wien, Gründungsmitglied des NewTonEnsmble Wien, des European Bridges Ensemble und der internationalen
Komponistengruppe PRISMA, sowie von ikultur.com. Ko-Kurator vonaNOther festival Wien zusammen mit Wei-Ya Lin und Mahdieh Bayat. Stipendien und Preise: u.a. Österr. Staatsstipendium
1997, Stiftung Delz (CH, 2001), Theodor Körner Preis 2004, Aufträge: u.a. Konzerthaus Wien, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble On Line, Ensemble Reconsil, quartett22, Lemgoer Orgeltage, Haller Bachtage, Triton Trombone Quartett und Wiener Kammerchor.
Alannah Marie Halay is a composer and sound artist with an interest in the avant-garde. Her work is described as ‘startling’, ‘dramatic’, ‘thunderous’, and ‘nightmarish’. She composes both electronic and acoustic music for a variety of instrumental line-ups. Some of her recent works are a confusion of acoustic and electronic sounds that challenge conventional thought about musical form and structure. In 2015, she was winner of the Yorkshire Young Sinfonia Composition Competition, and her composition Parallax Error (2014) for any four-string bowed instrument was selected for the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy. Alannah’s other commitments involve studying for a PhD in Composition, which focuses on experimental and contemporary classical music. She teaches Composition, Counterpoint, and Musicology part-time as a postgraduate teaching assistant at the University of Leeds.
Dugal McKinnon is a composer and sound artist whose creative output encompasses acoustic, electronic and text media, and the intersection of these. His work has been performed in Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. His recent work includes: the soundtrack to the End of the Road (2012), a fi lm by London Fieldworks for Mobile Republic: Digital Caravans; Nowdrifts (2012), for bass clarinet and multichannel audio, written for and premiered by Richard Haynes, Kings Place, London, 26 March 2012; and the sound installation Cadence (2012) for recombinant audio, metronome, tuning fork – exhibited at the Adam Art Gallery, Jan 24-April 15 2012. His current projects include the Now Future partnership, which instigates and realizes arts-centred projects addressing ecological issues, a new work for fl autist and live electronics specialist Anne La Berge, and a number of installation projects. Dugal is also a writer on sonic art and contemporary music, with chapters on electroacoustic music in New Zealand published in Home, Land and Sea (Auckland: Pearson Educational, NZ), Just Like Us (Wellington: Steele Roberts), Erewhon Calling: Experimental Sound in New Zealand (Auckland: Audio Foundation).
Born in Morocco in 1989. Raphaël Languillat stops his studies in french-german law to devote himself to composition in 2010, joining Daniel D'Adamo’s class in Reims CRR and graduating from Reims University with a bachelor degree in musicology. He was selected for Manifeste IRCAM 2012, Session de composition Voix Nouvelles Royaumont 2014 and Impuls Graz 2015 as part of the Ulysses Network composers’ exchange. Since October 2014 he continues his studies in Master degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt unter the guidance of Gerhard Müller-Hornbach und Orm Finnendahl.
He received the Prix Saint-Christophe du Jeune Compositeur 2014 as well as the Arte Creative Preis 2015, the 1st Prize of the Kompositionswettbewerb der Walter-Witte Viola Stiftung 2016 and the
22nd Young Composers Meeting Award 2016. He is selected for the Rautavaara Chamber Choir Composition Competition 2016. His works were performed by the Arditti and Mivos quartets, the Neue
Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Ensemble vocal Les Métaboles and other ensembles such as IEMA, hand werk, l'Instant donné and Accroche Note.
Jakhongir Shukur studied composition with Felix Yanov-Yanovsky and conducting with Eldar Azimov at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan in Tashkent where he earned individual BMus degrees in composition and conducting. His music was performed in the program of festivals of contemporary music by European, US and Uzbek ensembles in the USA, Austria, Finland, Germany, South Korea, Italy, Belgium and Uzbekistan.
Christopher Wood (b.1991) is a Chicago-based composer, multimedia artist, improviser, and computer musician.
He is a composer of acoustic, electronic, electro-acoustic, and performance art works. His works have been premiered and performed in Chicago, Toronto, Berlin, Tashkent and Graz.
In 2013 he co-founded Mocrep, a Chicago-based ensemble for which he is an artistic director and electronics facilitator. Mocrep is dedicated to the performance of radical, 21st century music that engages with contemporary culture - aesthetically, socially, and politically.
He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in composition at Mills College, where he also holds a Teaching Assistantship. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from DePaul University and has studied with Christopher Wendell Jones, Seung-Ah Oh and Kurt Westerberg and has attended master classes with Mark Andre, Raphaël Cendo, Brian Ferneyhough, Martin Schüttler and Jennifer Walsche.
Ryszard Lubieniecki – composer, accordionist and improviser from Poland. He finished his 1st degree at Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (composition with prof. Bettina Skrzypczak and accordion with
prof. Jerzy Kaszuba and dr Stanisław Miłek). Now he continues his 2nd (master) degree in accordion performance at Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.
In 2014 he founded the contemporary music ensemble Trio Layers with students from Bydgoszcz (Zofia Ilnicka – flute, Jakub Wosik – violin).
Luke Deane is a composer from Somerset, England. Among recent notable works where 3 Cars, an opera which featured only custom built remote-operated cars that could sing to each other and duet In Hail which toured Cross-Linx festival in 2016.