[spectre] Stephen O'Malley / Philippe Petit / Iancu Dumitrescu / Avram / Yoni Silver / Hyperion International

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Thu Nov 6 13:25:22 CET 2014

*AT NK Thurs Nov 6th 2014 Doors 20:30 Concerts 21:30
Elsenstr. 52 2.HH 2.Etage 12059 Berlin

Solo Performances by Stephen O'Malley / Iancu Dumitrescu / Philippe 
Petit / Yoni Silver/+ Compositions for the Hyperion Ensemble*

World premieres by Philippe Petit, Ana-Maria Avram, Iancu Dumitrescu, 
Yoni Silver,

Hyperion Ensemble is a chamber music ensemble based in Bucharest. It was 
founded in 1976 by composer Iancu Dumitrescu and specializes in the 
performance of contemporary classical music, more particular it is the 
main promoter in Romania of the Spectral Music trend. Spectralism has 
become worldwide present with several notorious main schools from 
France, Canada, Italy and Romania, the Romanian school being largely 
accepted as the most valuable contributor to this trend. HYPERION has 
attained universal prominence due to the openness, force and originality 
of its creations, being considered, from USA to Japan, from South Africa 
to Chile or Korea, as the laboratory of daring and original musical 
"As a starting point, Hyperion explored possible connections between the 
most archaic Romanian music -- Byzantine music, folk music collected by 
Bartok, etc. -- and today's avant-garde music. It is a tradition of 
performance, of interpreting each new score as a provocation of the 
spirit, and a quest for new domains of sound. Aesthetically, at the 
heart of this work is the notion of spectrality as it developed in the 
work of Dumitrescu, Avram and other Romanian composers, that is: a 
specifically transformational spectrality, as opposed to the structural 
spectrality of the French Itinéraire group. Hyperion has performed all 
over Europe, and recently in United States, and recorded numerous LPs 
and 24 compact discs."(Mode Records -- New York).

Iancu Dumitrescu is considered one of the leaders of the spectral music 
trend at a worldwide level, proposing a new aesthetic in today's music, 
hyper-spectral, based on the radiant power of sound, within its 
microcosmic complexity -- which is questioned, analyzed, re-composed 
from a spectral perspective. His creation counts more than 300 works, 
chamber music, electro acoustic, orchestral music, computer music, etc.
His work is edited by Salabert (Paris), Editura Musicala (Bucharest) 
Gerig Musikverlage-Schott-Schöne (Köln). The LPs and Cds of his music 
are published by Edition RZ (Berlin), Generation Unlimited (United 
States), Escargot-Harmonia Mundi (France), Electrecord (Bucharest), 
Artgallery (Paris), ReR Megacorp (London), Bananafish (Los Angeles) 
Edition Modern (London-Bucharest).

Ana-Maria AVRAM is a composer, pianist and conductor, born in Bucharest. 
In 1994 she was awarded the Grand Prize in Composition from the Romanian 
Academy. Since 1988, Ana-Maria Avram has mentained a close collaboration 
with Iancu Dumitrescu, but she has also continued to forge her own 
direction in music. She is considered to be one of the most important 
Romanian composers of her generation. Her music is affiliated with the 
spectral music trend. She represents with Iancu Dumitrescu the 
Hyper-Spectral trend in contemporary avant-garde music. Conductor with 
Dumitrescu of the Hyperion Ensemble Her music is spectral, acousmatic, 
heterophonic and transformational. She composed since now around 200 
works, music for soloists, chamber music, music for orchestra, 
electronic music and computer assisted music

Maya Dunietz (b. 1981 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli pianist, singer, 
composer, choir conductor and sound artist, recording and performing 
worldwide in a wide range of musical genres.

Born in Israel in September 1976, Ilan Volkov began his conducting 
career at the age of nineteen. Following studies at London's Royal 
College of Music he secured positions as Principal Conductor of the 
London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the 
Boston Symphony. In 2003 he was appointed Principal Conductor of the BBC 
Scottish Symphony Orchestra and subsequently became its Principal Guest 
Conductor in 2009. Volkov took up his new appointment as Music Director 
and Principal Conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra at the 
beginning of the 2011/12 season. Volkov's arrival in post in Iceland 
coincided with the opening of Harpa, Reykjavík's visually striking new 
concert hall. He is the initiator and curator of TECTONICS festival and 
the dynamic force behind Levontin7, the Tel-Aviv venue. He is alo a 
stunning experimental music player and improviser on various 
instruments, mainly on violin.

Tim Hodgkinson (b 1949) is an English experimental music composer and 
performer, principally on reeds and keyboards. He is best known as one 
of the core members of the British avant-rock group Henry Cow, which he 
formed with Fred Frith in 1968. After the demise of Henry Cow, he 
participated in a number of bands and projects, including a solo 
recording career. His music is played all over the world in concerts and 

Stephen O'Malley (sometimes referred to as SOMA) is an american 
guitarist, producer and composer who has conceptualized and participated 
in numerous drone doom, death/doom, and experimental music groups (the 
most notable of which is Sunn O)))). He is a founding member of several 
groups, and a permanent collaborator of Hyperion International Ensemble 
since 2011.O'Malley also produced work together with the French 
choreographer and theatre director Gisèle Vienne, American sculptor 
Banks Violette, Italian performance artist Nico Vascellari, Swiss art 
collective KLAT (2009), and the Belgian film maker Alexis Destoop 
("Kairos" (2010), with Oren Ambarchi).

Alex (Drool) Yonovich (b.1976) is a drummer, and improviser. He has 
collaborated with a diverse selection of international musicians such as 
Steve Noble, Adam Bohman, Jérôme Noetinger, Steve Mackay, Dora Doll, 
Sharon Gal, Arnaud Rivière, Valerio Tricoli, Daniel Padden, Mattin, 
Ignaz Schick, Eric Boros & many more, utilizing a simple setup of 
modified acoustic instruments, tape loops and sometimes analogue synths 
he creates a variety of dynamic sounds .

Eran Sachs is a composer, player and improviser from Israel. He has 
released albums on labels such as Sub-Rosa and Mille Plateau and has 
worked with artists such as Philip Jeck, Keith Rowe, Mattin, C. Spencer 
Yeh, Oren Ambarchi, Sophie Angel and Valerio Tricoli, mainly playing his 
version of a No-Input-Mixer, which he has been playing since 1998.

Yoni Silver is a London based Israeli bass clarinetist, saxophonist, 
violinist, improviser, composer and performer. Involved as 
performer/composer in numerous projects in the fields of free improv, 
noise, contemporary and experimental music in Israel and Europe, Silver 
has collaborated/played with the Hyperion Ensemble, Primate Arena, 
Ensemble of the 21st Century, Steve Noble, Grundik Kasyansky, Birgit 
Ulher, etc., has performed solo contemporary pieces for bass clarinet, 
and written and arranged music for film, puppet theatre and song.

Andrei Kivu is a cello player specialised in new music, commposer and 
improviser. He studied cello and music in general with Marc Coppey, 
George Lewis, Iancu Dumitrescu and David Hykes. With a wide orchestral 
experience (he played as prime cello in many prestigieous orchestras 
worldwide) he also teached (at New York University , Givat Ram- Israel, 
Minnesota University). He received several international prizes as The 
Interational Consortium of New Music (NYC-2003), the Excellence Prize of 
the Actualitatea Muzicala review (Bucharest, 2004) the Uchimura prize 
(Unesco, 2003)

Haggai Fershtman (b. 1972 in Israel) is a graduate of philosophy and 
musicology of the Tel Aviv University and of the "Cohn Institute for the 
History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas" He studied in parallel 
clasical, contemporary and african percussions. Haggai realised numerous 
tours and recordings, as a percussion player, from 2000, together with 
prestigieous artists such as Harold Rubin, Jean Claude Jones, The 
Midnight Peacocks, Sharon Kantor Elliot, Ariel Shibolet, Albert Beger, 
The Family Butchers, Ex Lion Tamer, Katamine.

Born in 1953, in Bucharest, Ioan Marius Lacraru performs violin and 
viola in various concerts and recitals, as soloist and first violin of 
the Florilegium String Quartet. He is a founder member of Hyperion 
International and Archaeus Ensembles. He realised an impressive number 
of tours, all over the world, broadcasts, recordings and Cds -- as 
soloist or as a chamber music player.

Adam Scheflan and Shmil Frankel are two doublebassists from Israel, 
involved in numerous projects as players and improvisers. Their 
stylistic versatility is impressive, addressing music from contemporary 
to jazz, rock, experimental. They regularly play in Hyperion 
International Ensemble since 2011 realizing numerous tours, 
boradcastings, recordings and Cds.

Orban Godri is a bassoon player, graduated from the Bucharest National 
Music Academy. Since 1985 he plays as a prime bassoonist and solo 
bassoon in the Bucharest George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, the first 
orchestral ensemble in Romania. Since 1988 he is a Member of Hyperion 
Ensemble realizing numerous tours all over the world as soloist or as an 
ensemble player.

Tiberiu Cenuser is a trombone player, soloist of the Romanian Radio 
Symphony Orchestra. He plays in Hyperion Enseble since 1990, and has 
collaborated with many other Romanian chamber music ensembles.

Colin Hacklander is an american composer, drummer improviser and 
electronic music performer based in Berlin.. He works as co-director of 
NK-Projekt in Berlin, curating lots of workshops, concerts and conferences.
Interested in soundtracks; even if he creates original music

Philippe Petit rather agrees to be introduced as a "musical travel 
agent" than a composer. Since the early 2000s he have been performing 
the world, playing festivals all over Europe, Canada, USA, Mexico, 
Australia & Asia.. He release his own music on several international 
labels such as Aagoo, Southern UK, Monotype, Alrealon Musique, Beta 
Lactam Ring, Sub Rosa, HomeNormal, Important, HelloSquare, Public 
Eyesore, Utech, Staubgold, etc...

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