We are happy to announce the July 2018 recipients of the EUC Residencies:
Silvia Cignoli graduated as a classical guitarist at the Verdi Conservatory (Milan) and in 2011 she obtained the Master of Arts in Music Performance (Italian Swiss Conservatory). She played in very different areas of interest, from classical music to musical, from theatre to opera.She specialized in experimental languages, thus she collaborates with many composers, ensembles and contemporary music festivals. Starting from her experience on classical and electric instrumentation, she creates site-specific and semi-improvised musical noisy soundscapes. Since she loves the interaction between different forms of art, she created the audiovisual project “irid”.
Chelsea Leventhal (Born 1985 in Berkshire County, USA) is a sound artist and composer of electroacoustic music based in Berlin, Germany. Her pieces engage the reanimation and articulation of space, perception of auditory archetypes and creation of sonic allegories, taking the form of multi-channel electroacoustic compositions, large-scale site-specific sound installations and sound objects involving kinetic components. She has received commissions from organizations such as ZKM in Karlsruhe, Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes in Paris, id11 in Delft, Kultur Mitte in Berlin, and the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik. Her works have been presented at IRCAM, the Inventionen Festival, MaerzMusik Festival, the Academy of the Arts in Berlin, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and other diverse locations in Europe.
Born in Rome in 1990, Giulia Lorusso studied Piano and Composition at Conservatory ‘G.Verdi’ in Milan, where she graduated in 2014 under the supervision of Alessandro Solbiati. She then continued her studies in Paris, where she attended the Cursus IRCAM (Hèctor Parra supervisor) and a she obteined Master’s degree in Composition at the CNSMDP, in Frédéric Durieux and Luis Naon’s classes. Her music has been performed in Italy and abroad: Festival Milano Musica, Festival Manifeste-IRCAM, Tzlil Meudcan Festival (Tel Aviv), Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, Forum Tactus for young composers (Bruxelles) by ensemble as Distractfold Ensemble, Quartetto Prometeo, Divertimento Ensemble, Ex-Novo Ensemble, Ensemble Nikel, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Ann Warde is an independent composer, sound artist, and researcher. Her experimental projects are frequently informed by her previous scientific work with whale sounds as an analyst and programmer at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Her work has been recognized by a 2015-16 Fulbright Scholar award at the University of York’s Contemporary Music Research Centre, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell, through multiple artist residencies and performance grants, and by the West German Radio’s Forum for Young Composers. Ann’s compositions are published by Material Press; Dawn’s Chorus appears on the Leonardo Music Journal #22 CD.
Kristina Warren is a composer, improviser, and researcher based in Providence [US]. Warren’s multimodal practice centers individual and collective acts of listening and making noise. Her work has been programmed at events such as the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition [US], Ephémère [NL], Espace des arts sans frontières [FR], TENOR [CA, ES], and performed by ensembles including Chartreuse, Dither, JACK Quartet, and Sō Percussion. Currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Electronic Music & Multimedia at Brown University, Warren holds a PhD in Composition & Computer Technologies (University of Virginia, 2017) and a BA in Music Composition (Duke University, 2011).
Dr. Enrico Bertelli, performer, teacher and researcher. I founded Conductive Music CIC in 2012 to support young people in the creation and performance of their own music. We now deliver STEM-focused projects for youth engagement in the UK and internationally. Our methods are based in educational theory and feedback from young people, specialist teachers and SEN coordinators. We started with 200 students; now we reach out to 1.5k+ each year. We use free and open source technology and provide support for students of all ages, as well as teachers and creative practitioners. We collect and analyse feedback from all stakeholders, and share our analysis through articles, papers and conferences, for others to build upon. Here’s our latest video, based on a Bronze Art Award named Create:
Rodolphe Bourotte has been writing / improvising electroacoustic and instrumental music since 1998. He studied composition with Allain Gaussin, Jean-Yves Bosseur, Jean Balissat, Paul Méfano, in Bordeaux, Genève, Paris conservatoires and at Les Ateliers UPIC. He is one of the founding members in 2007 of the CLSI, a laptop + instruments ensemble. Passionated by the graphical approach in music composition, he developed several programs linking graphics and sound, notably for real-time generated scores or picture-driven probability sequences (UPISketch, ProbaPainter, Comma).He has also composed also sound installations (Iatus, Pupella-Noguès) and music for theatre and dance with Kobez (Serbia, Hungary, Romania).
Andrea Tremolada studied classical guitar with M° R. Spadari and graduated at the “Conservatorio Marenzio di Brescia”. He studied composition at the “Scuola Civica di Milano” with G. Verrando and in 2010 he attended the “Master of Composition and Theory” at CSI in Lugano (CH). As a guitarist he played several kinds of music, from classical to rock. As a composer he won the G. Petrassi Composition Competition in 2010 in Rome. Since 2012 he’s co-author of the audio-visual show “irid.” performed in Milan, Udine, Austria. From several years he started to build electronic effect and daxophones.
Yael Levy and Nikos Kokolakis are composers-performers currently located in The Hague (NL). Since 2015 they are working collaboratively in various projects. In their works they are focusing in multimedia and collective composition, aiming for organic combination of music composition, field recording, visual art, and performance-art.
Yael Levy (1983, IL) studied Composition with Dr. Hagar Kadima and completed the BA in Music Education at Levinsky College, Tel Aviv. She obtained the BA and MA in Composition, with Gilius van Bergeijk, Yannis Kyriakides and Justin Bennett at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She took part in several residencies and performances abroad including the Living Museum Project in Cyprus.
Nikos Kokolakis (1981, GR) studied Physics at the University of Crete and Composition at the Ionian University in Corfu. He finished his Master studies in Composition at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Peter Adriaansz, Yannis Kyriakides and Raviv Ganchrow. In 2016 his piece Stream for Marimba was nominated with the first prize in the Composition Concours within the TROMP international percussion competition.