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Anthony Fiumara releases “Vitreous Body” on OMM

Dutch composer Anthony Fiumara releases “Vitreous Body”, an album for percussion inspired by the music of Philip Glass. Percussionist Fedor Teunisse, artistic director of Slagwerk Den Haag, one of the most important and long-standing percussion orchestras in the world – it was founded in The Hague in 1977 as Slagwerkgroep…

Jorge Grundman at UNESCO headquarters in Paris

UNESCO celebrates the International Day of the Victims of the Holocaust with Jorge Grundman’s piece “Shoah”. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, has chosen the work Shoah for Solo Violin and Sacred Temple Op.87, by the Madrid composer Jorge Grundman, for the events celebrating the International Day…

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts himself

The famous Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts today in Paris his “Sinfonia concertante for organ and orchestra”. A few years ago, organists Iveta Apkalna and Olivier Latry separately approached the famous Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen to write an organ concerto for them. It was no mistake: Salonen began…

Centenary of Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Dutch minimalist composer Simeon ten Holt. Exactly 100 years ago today, the Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt (Bergen, 24 January 1923 – Alkmaar, 25 November 2012) was born. He is perhaps the most popular Dutch composer, ahead of even Louis…

MoDo Kollective at Eko Carabanchel

On Saturday January 21st MoDo Kollective performs at the EKO space in Carabanchel-Madrid with its multidisciplinary free improvisation project (music, image, dance, performance). MoDo Kollectiv is a space for collective experimentation where the aim is to develop a common language halfway between happening and action art. The multidisciplinary nature of…

Bryan Ferneyhough is 80 years old today

Today is also the eightieth birthday of the English composer Bryan Ferneyhough, the leading figure of the “new complexity”. In addition to Gavin Bryars’ birthday, today also marks the eightieth birthday of the English composer Bryan Ferneyhough (Coventry, 1943), although their paths have taken completely different musical directions, to the…

Gavin Bryars turns 80 today

English composer Gavin Bryars turns 80 today. The English composer Gavin Bryars (Goole, 1943) celebrates his eightieth birthday today. Although he took his first steps as a musician as a jazz double bass player, Bryars became one of the leading exponents of the minimalist musical movement in the UK. Among…

New Ludovico Einaudi compilation released

Universal has just released a new compilation album by Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, entitled “Moments of Peace”. The album features ten pieces that cover various periods of Ludovico Einaudi’s career, from compositions made in 1999 –Due tramonti, included in Eden Rock– and 2004 –DNA, included in Una mattina– together with…

Russian composer Edward Artemyev passes away

Russian composer Edward Artemyev, author of soundtracks for some Tarkovsky’s films, dies. Today we have known of the death of the Russian composer Edward Nikolayevich Artemyev, who passed away on 29 December. Artemyev’s central work is film music, but for what films! Artemyev composed the music for some of the…