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«OUEST FRANCE», 03.02.2012
On retiendra particulièrement Javier Torres Maldonado et son magnifique Interstizi, pour violon et violoncelle. Une parenté avec la musique de chambre. C'est poignant et quasiment mystique, d'une pureté qui oblige à fermer les yeux pour mieux s'envoler.


GERHARD ROHDE, «NEUE MUSIKZEITUNG», JUNE 2010 (about the opening concert of the Wittener Tage for New Music, WDR of Cologne, Germany)
The Arditti Quartet, an indispensable part of Witten, played the electrifying Cuarteto de cuerdas n. 1 by Javier Torres Maldonado, the Mexican composer living in Italy: five dense movements, caught between compression and expansion, often organized on principles that are almost mathematical.
Read this text in German.


GIANLUIGI MATTIETTI, MUSICA, N. 217, JUNE 2010, (about the opening concert of the Witten Tage for New Music, WDR of Cologne, Germany).
This year the opening concert featured the Arditti Quartet, who played the Cuarteto de cuerdas n. 1 by Javier Torres Maldonado, one of the most interesting new works in the festival. The Mexican composer has built this quartet on a mirror structure, in five movements innervated with continuous developments, intertwining different musical processes, which generated a nervous matter, always full of tension but with highly refined timbre.

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NEW VIDEO DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MASIH (2012-2013), FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET, COMMISSIONED BY SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET AND CONACULTA
Sigma Project Quartet publkished a new video about the piece composed by Javier Torres Maldonado for the 5th. Anniversary of the Sigma Project Quartet: MASIH (2012-2013), FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET. The first world performance was scheduled on 25.08.2013 during Quincena Musical de San Sebastian.


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04.2015 — NEW WORK

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09.02.2015 — DESTELLOS, ABISMO (2001), for voice and ensemble

DESTELLOS, ABISMO (2007-2010), for voice and ensemble (5 players).
Dedicated to Armand Angster and Françoise Kubler.
Lyiric Text: Jose Manuel Recillas.
Commande d'Etat 2006 by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, for the Ensemble Accroche Note of Strasbourg.









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09.2015 — NEW WORK FOR PIANO

WORLD PREMIERE

Kaoru Iwamura, fortepiano

Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival

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04.2015 — NEW WORK FOR ORCHESTRA commissioned by the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria

WORLD PREMIERE


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2015 — NEW STRING QUARTET DEDICATED TO IRVINE ARDITTI


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NEWS 2014:

button BORDEAUX — COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE: SCRIME (Studios de Création et de Recherche en Informatique et Musique Electroacoustique), from 01 to 06.09.2014 — COMPOSITION & RESEARCH PROJECT: VIAJE, MUSICAL DRAMATIC ACTION FOR 4 SINGERS, ENSEMBLE AND ELECTRONICS WORK COMMISIONED BY THE FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL CERVANTINO- Residence supported by Compagnie Le Grain - Théâtre de la voix.







COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE, SCRIME (Studios de Création et de Recherche en Informatique et Musique Electroacoustique), Bordeaux, France, from 01 to 06 September 2014.

"VIAJE", dramatic musical action for 4 singers, 4 musicians and electroacoustic interactive system

Work commissioned by Festival Internacional Cervantino


(Based on "Pometerlo todo", original text by Cristina Rivera Garza)

The residence at studios of SCRIME is supported by COMPAGNIE LE GRAIN - THÉÂTRE DE LA VOIX


FIrst world performance: FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL CEVRANTINO, 22.10.2014



MUJER:
Sevan Manoukian
(soprano, Compagnie Le Grain - Théâtre de la voix)

HOMBRE:
Baltazar Zuñiga
(tenor)

TAJEEW:
Camille Royer
(mezzosoprano, Compagnie Le Grain - Théâtre de la voix)

POLICIA:
Alberto Albarán
(barytone, Opera Estudio, Bellas Artes)


ENSEMBLE SILLAGES
Stéphane Sordet, saxophone
Gilles Deliège, viola
Vincent Leterme, piano
Hélène Colombotti, percussion

Nicolas Chesneau, conductor

Stage direction: Christine Dormoy

Sound engineer and original sound amplification/diffusion system:
Nicolas Déflache

Musical informatics and software for performance:
Daniele Amidani


Project co-produced by:
Festival Internacional Cervantino
Compagnie Le Grain - Théâtre de la Voix
Ensemble Sillages
CIRM (Centre National de Création Musicale)
SCRIME (Studios de Création Musicale en Informatique et Musique Electroacoustique)

Other credits:

Recordings,
radio sportscaster and race simulations:
Camille Giuglaris (CIRM -Centre National de Création Musicale)

Recording of voices and spatial trajactories simulations:
(SCRIME)





button PRIZE IBERMUSICAS / IBERESCENA AWARDED BY JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO AND THE CHOREOGRAPHER JACIEL NERI FOR A NEW STAGE WORK FOR ENSEMBLE AND DANCERS.




PRIZE IBERMUSICAS / IBERESCENA FOR A NEW STAGE WORK FOR ENSEMBLE AND DANCERS
Javier Torres Maldonado and the choreographer Jaciel Neri awarded the
first edition of this prestigious prize with their project ''Rostros de humo''. The work must be composed for 15 instruments and dancers.

FIrst world performance in June 2014



button PARIS —COMMANDE D'ETAT 2013 BY THE FRENCH MINISTRY OF CULTURE COMPOSITION PROJECT: NEW WORK FOR STRING QUARTET, ENSEMBLE SILLAGES FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE IN 2014.




button JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO RECEIVES THE COMMANDE D'ETAT BY THE FRENCH MINISTRY OF CULTURE FOR THE FOURTH TIME.
PROJECT: NEW WORK FOR STRING QUARTET.
MORE DETAILS WILL BE GIVEN SOON.



button NICE — COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE AT CIRM (Centre National de Création Musicale), 16 - 21.06.2014 — COMPOSITION & RESEARCH PROJECT: VIAJE, MUSICAL DRAMATIC ACTION FOR 4 SINGERS, ENSEMBLE AND ELECTRONICS WORK COMMISIONED BY THE FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL CERVANTINO








COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE, CIRM (Centre National de Création Musicale), Nice, France, from 16 to 21 June 2014.

"VIAJE", dramatic musical action for 4 singers and 4 musicians

Work commissioned by the Festival Internacional Cervantino


(Based on "Pometerlo todo", original text by Cristina Rivera Garza)


FIrst world performance: FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL CEVRANTINO, 22.10.2014


Performers:
Sevan Manoukian (soprano)
Baltazar Zuñiga (tenor)
Afrodita Torres Maldonado (soprano)
Nicolas Deflache (barytone)

Ensemble Sillages


Stage direction: Christine Dormoy

Francisco Colasanto, electronics

Project co-produced by:
Festival Internacional Cervantino
Compagnie Le Grain - Théâtre de la Voix
Ensemble Sillages
CIRM (Centre National de Création Musicale)





button 09.12 and 01.08.2014 — MEXICO CITY ROSTROS DE HUMO, FOR THREE INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS, TWO DUOS AND DANCERS WORLD PREMIERE PRIZE IBERMUSICAS / IBERESCENA JACIEL NERI, CHOREOGRAPHER ENSEMBLE CEPROMUSIC, JOSE LUIS CASTILLO (CONDUCTOR)




11.12 and 01.08.2014 ROSTROS DE HUMO (2013-2014), for 16 instruments divided in 3 instrumental gruoups and 2 duos and dancers

WORLD PREMIERE

MUSIC: JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO

JACIEL NERI, choreography

ENSEMBLE CEPROMUSIC

JOSE LUIS CASTILLO, conductor

NATIONAL BALLET COMPANY OF MEXICO

PRIZE IBERMUSICAS/IBERESCENA FOR A SPECIAL MUSICALCHOREOGRAPHIC PROJECT





button23.11.2014 — VALENCIA, SPAIN —MASIH, FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET WORK COMMISSIONED BY SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET AND CONACULTA AUDITORIO RAFAELBUNYOL


Sigma Project

FONCA

MASIH (2012-2013), FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET, COMMISSIONED BY SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET AND CONACULTA

SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET

Auditorio Rafaelbunyol, Projecte Rafael Festival, Valencia, E13.11.2014


button 13.11.2014 — MEXICO CITY —MASIH, FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET FIRST PERFORMANCE IN MEXICO WORK COMMISSIONED BY SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET AND CONACULTA COLEGIO NACIONAL


Sigma Project

FONCA

MASIH (2012-2013), FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET, COMMISSIONED BY SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET AND CONACULTA
First performance in Mexico.

SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET

Colegio Nacional, Mexico City, 13.11.2014


button 22 and 24.10.2014, GUANAJUATO, MEXICO— VIAJE, DRAMATIC MUSICAL ACTION FOR 4 SINGERS, ENSEMBLE AND ELECTRONICS FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE, WORK COMMISIONED BY THE FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL CERVANTINO- SEBAN MANOUKIAN (soprano), BALTAZAR ZUÑIGA (tenor), CAMILLE ROYER (mezzo-soprano), ALBERTO ALBARRAN (baritone),COMPAGNIE LE GRAIN-THEATRE DE LA VOIX, ENSEMBLE SILLAGES, NICOLAS CHESNEAU (CONDUCTOR), CHRISTINE DORMOY, STAGE DIRECTOR. TEATRO JUAREZ, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL CERVANTINO.










Javier Torres Maldonado:

"VIAJE", dramatic musical action for 4 singers, 4 musicians and electroacoustic interactive system

Work commissioned by Festival Internacional Cervantino


(Based on "Pometerlo todo", original text by Cristina Rivera Garza)


FIrst world performance: FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL CEVRANTINO, 22.10.2014



MUJER:
Sevan Manoukian
(soprano, Compagnie Le Grain - Théâtre de la voix)

HOMBRE:
Baltazar Zuñiga
(tenor)

TAJEEW:
Camille Royer
(mezzosoprano, Compagnie Le Grain - Théâtre de la voix)

POLICIA:
Alberto Albarán
(barytone, Opera Estudio, Bellas Artes)


ENSEMBLE SILLAGES
Stéphane Sordet, saxophone
Gilles Deliège, viola
Vincent Leterme, piano
Hélène Colombotti, percussion

Nicolas Chesneau, conductor

Stage direction: Christine Dormoy

Sound engineer and original sound amplification/diffusion system:
Nicolas Déflache

Musical informatics and software for performance:
Daniele Amidani


Project co-produced by:
Festival Internacional Cervantino
Compagnie Le Grain - Théâtre de la Voix
Ensemble Sillages
CIRM (Centre National de Création Musicale)
SCRIME (Studios de Création Musicale en Informatique et Musique Electroacoustique)
Estudio de Opera de Bellas Artes

Other credits:

Recordings,
radio sportscaster and race simulations:
Camille Giuglaris (CIRM -Centre National de Création Musicale)

Recording of voices and spatial trajactories simulations:
(SCRIME)





button 31.07 and 01.08.2014 — MEXICO CITY — ROSTROS DE HUMO, FOR THREE INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS, TWO DUOS AND DANCERS PRE-PREMIERE PRIZE IBERMUSICAS / IBERESCENA JACIEL NERI, CHOREOGRAPHER NATIONAL BALLET COMPANY




31.07 and 01.08.2014 ROSTROS DE HUMO (2013-2014), for 16 instruments divided in 3 instrumental gruoups and 2 duos and dancers

PRE-PREMIERE

MUSIC: JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO

JACIEL NERI, choreography

ENSEMBLE CEPROMUSIC

JOSE LUIS CASTILLO, conductor

NATIONAL BALLET COMPANY OF MEXICO

PRIZE IBERMUSICAS/IBERESCENA FOR A SPECIAL MUSICALCHOREOGRAPHIC PROJECT





button 04.07.2014 — MORELIA, MEXICO —PRIMER LIBRO DEL CANTO ALADO, FOR ONE FLUTIST — ROBERTO FABBRICIANI, FLUTE, CENTRO MEXICANO PARA LA MÚSICA Y LAS ARTES SONORAS




04.07.2014 — Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico — CENTRO MEXICANO PARA LA MÚSICA Y LAS ARTES SONORAS (CMMAS

Roberto Fabbriciani, flutes

Concert program

Bruno Maderna
Cadenza (da: Dimensioni III, 1962) per flauto solo

Giorgio Colombo Taccani       
Restless White (2012) per flauto solo

Nicola Sani                               
Binari del tempo (1998) per flauto e nastro magnetico

Javier Torres Maldonado       
Primer libro del canto alado (2006) per flauto solo

Roberto Fabbriciani                
Suoni per Gigi (2007) per flauto e nastro magnetico



button 15.06.2014 — MEXICO CITY FIGURALMUSIK II/A, FOR ENSEMBLE AND ELECTRONICSFIRST PERFORMANCE IN MEXICO ENSEMBLE CEPROMUSIC, CONDUCTOR: LUDWIG CARRASCO PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES, MEXICO CITY



FIGURAlMUSIK II/A (2002)

First performance in Mexico

ENSEMBLE CEPROMUSIC

CONDUCTOR: LUDWIG CARRASCO

15.06.2014, Palacio de Bellas Artes
, Mexico City

Read more about the cycle Figuralmusik




button 21.05.2014 — MEXICO CITY ARDITTI QUARTET STRING QUARTET NUMBER ONE FIRST PERFORMANCE IN MEXICO PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES, FORO INTERNACIONAL DE MUSICA NUEVA ''MANUEL ENRIQUEZ''

Javier Torres Maldonado - chords system String Quartet N. 1



STRING QUARTET NUMBER ONE (2009)

First performance in Mexico

ARDITTI QUARTET

21.05.2014, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Foro Internacional de Musica Nueva ''Manuel Enriquez''
, Mexico City.

Javier Torres Maldonado, String Quartet Number 1


button 17.05.2014 — GENOVA, ITALY —LACRYMOSA I (2001) —IVANO BATTISTON, ACCORDION, MILAN.

30.01.2014 — LACRYMOSA I (2001), for accordion or any aerophone instrument


IVANO BATTISTON, accordion


Genova, Palazzo Tursi di Genova, festival Donne in Musica





button 16 and 20.05.2014 — RUTAS ESCENICAS'' AWARD (EUROPEAN UNION / MEXICO): PROJECT BY GRAME (CENTRE NATIONAL DE CRÉATION MUSICALE) OF LYON, FRANCE, DYNAMIS ENSEMBLE OF MILAN, ITALY AND JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO ''. — IRIDISCENTE (2010-2011), FOR PIANO, PERCUSSIONS, ELECTRONICS AND VIDEO CANDIDA FELICI, PIANO, YI-PING YANG, PERCUSSION, MAX BRUCKERT (GRAME) AND JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO, SOUND ENGINEERINGCMMAS (MEXICAN CENTER FOR MUSIC AND SOUND ART) AND CLAUSTRO DE SOR JUANA (MEXICO CITY) FORO INTERNACIONAL DE MUSICA NUEVA ''MANUEL ENRIQUEZ''


Iridiscente - Javier Torres Maldonado

IRIDISCENTE, FOR PIANO, PERCUSSION, ELECTRONICS AND VIDEO (2010-2011), FIRST PERFORMANCE IN MEXICO

First performance in Mexico

Candida Felici, piano
Yi-Ping Yang,
percussion
Max Bruckert and Javier Torres Maldonado, sound engineering and informatics


Video: Danio Catanuto.

CMMAS (Center for Music and Sound Art of Mexico), Morelia, Michoacan, 16.05-2014.

Claustro de Sor Juana (Mexico City) — Foro Internacional de Musica Nueva ''Manuel Enriquez'', Mexico City, 20.05.2014.

Rutas Escenicas'' award (Mexico/European Union): project by GRAME (Centre National de Création Musicale) of Lyon, France, Dynamis Ensemble of Milan, Italy and Javier Torres Maldonado ''.


button 23,24 and 25.04.2014 — CONSERVATORY OF PERPIGNAN, FRANCE —MASTERCLASS OF JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO AND PERFORMANCES OF IM WINDESWEBEN II (for French horn) and IM WINDESWEBEN III (for four wind instruments) — FIRST PERFORMANCE IN FRANCE — PAUL MILLER (French horn), MEXICO CITY WIND QUINTET, CONSERVATORY OF PERPIGNAN

Javier Torres Maldonado -composition assisted by computer

COMPOSITION MASTERCLASS BY JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO
CONSERVATORY OF PERPIGNAN

The Mexico City Wind Quintet will perform IM WINDESWEBEN II (for French horn) and IM WINDESWEBEN III (for four wind instruments) — FIRST PERFORMANCE IN FRANCE

PAUL MILLER (French horn)

MEXICO CITY WIND QUINTET, CONSERVATORY OF PERPIGNAN.




button 03.04.2014 — SALAMANCA, SPAIN —EL SUSPIRO DEL ANGEL, FOR 3 INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS AND ELECTROCAOUSTIC INTERACTIVE SUPPORT FIRST PERFORMANCE IN SPAIN ENSEMBLE DEL TALLER DE MUSICA CONTEMPORANEA OF THE CONSERVATORY OF SALAMANCA, CONDUCTED BY JOSE LUIS ESTELLES FESTIVAL DE PRIMAVERA DE LA USAL.


taller de musica contemporanea salamanca

button03.04.2014 — SALAMANCA, SPAIN —EL SUSPIRO DEL ANGEL, FOR 3 INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS AND ELECTROCAOUSTIC INTERACTIVE SYSTEM — FIRST PERFORMANCE IN SPAIN — ENSEMBLE DEL TALLER DE MUSICA CONTEMPORANEA DELCONSERVATORIO SUPERIOR OF SALAMANCA, CONDUCTED BY JOSE LUIS ESTELLES.
FESTIVAL DE PRIMAVERA DE LA USAL.





button 27 to 30.03.2014 — COMPOSITION MASTERCLASS— CONSERVATORIO SUPERIOR DE MUSICA DE SALAMANCA, SPAIN.

Javier Torres Maldonado - Masterclass

button27, 28, 29 and 30.04.2014, MASTERCLASS IN COMPOSITION, Conservatorio Superior de Música de Salamanca, Spain.


button 10.03.2014 — MEXICO CITY —ESFERAL, FOR 6 ORCHESTRAL GROUPS AND ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC SYSTEM — FIRST PERFORMANCE IN MEXICO—PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA OF MEXICO CITY, JOSE AREAN (CONDUCTOR), more details will be given soon




04.2014 — MEXICO CITY —ESFERAL, FOR 6 ORCHESTRAL GROUPS AND ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC SYSTEM — FIRST PERFORMANCE IN MEXICO—PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA OF MEXICO CITY, JOSE AREAN (CONDUCTOR), more details will be given soon



button 07.03.2014 — PARIS —SEGUNDO LIBRO DEL CANTO ALADO, FOR CLARINET AND STRING QUARTET (REVISION 2013) ENSEMBLE SILLAGES CONCERTS SEASON RENDEZ-VOUS CONTEMPORAINS, EGLISE SAINT-MERRY— CONCERT RECORDED BY RADIO FRANCE


Ensemble Sillages


SEGUNDO LIBRO DEL CANTO ALADO, FOR CLARINET AND STRING QUARTET (REVISION 2013): FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE

ENSEMBLE SILLAGES

Concert season: RENDEZ-VOUS CONTEMPORAINS
Eglise Saint-Merry
76, rue de la Verrerie, 75004, PARIS
http://rendezvouscontemporains.com

ENSEMBLE SILLAGES
Jean-Marc Fessard, clarinet
Lionel Schmit, violin
Alexandra Greffin Klein, violin
Gilles Deliège, viola
Ingrid Schoenlaub, violoncello


CONCERT RECORDED BY RADIO FRANCE
Concert enregistré par Radio France. Diffusion dans les “Lundis de la Contemporaine”, une émission d’Arnaud Merlin


button 30.02.2014 — BREST, FRANCE —SEGUNDO LIBRO DEL CANTO ALADO, FOR CLARINET AND STRING QUARTET (REVISION 2013): FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE SILLAGES ENSEMBLE SILLAGES CONCERTS SEASON, QUARTZ THEATER, BREST


Ensemble Sillages


SEGUNDO LIBRO DEL CANTO ALADO, FOR CLARINET AND STRING QUARTET (REVISION 2013): FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE

ENSEMBLE SILLAGES

ENSEMBLE SILLAGES CONCERTS SEASON, QUARTZ THEATER OF BREST, FRANCE

Jean-Marc Fessard, clarinet
Lionel Schmit, violin
Alexandra Greffin Klein, violin
Gilles Deliège, viola
Ingrid Schoenlaub, violoncello



button 20.02.2014 — BREST —HUAYRA YANA -NOCTURNAL WIND- (2013), new version for barytone saxophone and electronics — FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE STEPHANE SORDET, SAXOPHONE FESTIVAL ELECTR()CUTION, CENTRE D'ART PASSERELLE




HUAYRA YANA (NOCTURNAL WIND, 2013), version for barytone saxophone and electro-acoustic interactive system

FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE


STEPHANE SORDET, barytone saxophone

Festival Electr()cution, Centre d'Art Passarelle

Concert of the Ensemble Sillages




button 05.02.2014 — MEXICO CITY —ESPIRA IV, for record, bass-clarinet, violin and violoncello GOETHE INSTITUT, MEXICO CITY UMBRATONO ENSEMBLE

Javier Torres Maldonado - Ensemble Umbratono

ESPIRA IV (2012), for record, bass clarinet, violin and violoncello.

First performance in Mexico.

Umbratono Ensemble
Sylvia Hinz - Recorders
Antonio Rosales - Bass Clarinet
Julián Martínez Vázquez - Violin
Natalia Perez - Violoncello




button 30.01.2014 — MILAN, ITALY —THREE STUDIES FOR VIOLIN (2001) — ITALIAN PREMIERE LORENZO GORLI, VIOLIN RONDO SEASSON (DIVERTIMENTO ENSEMBLE), GALLERIE D'ITALIA, MILAN.




30.01.2014 TRES ESTUDIOS PARA VIOLIN (THREE STUDIES FOR VIOLIN, 2001)

ITALIAN PREMIERE

LORENZO GORLI, VIOLIN


Rondo Seasson Concerts of Divertimento Ensemble.
Gallerie d'Italia, Milan.


TRES ESTUDIOS PARA VIOLIN
1.- "Cordes... vivantes"
2.- Dies Irae
3.- Guitar Gradus

Publisher: Universal Edition, Vienna.




button NEW BOOK ARTE E FISICA DEL SUONO. AUTHORS OF THE ESSAYS: JOHN CHOWNING, JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO, PAOLO ALLIA, ANNA DONDI, DAVIDE BONSI, EDITED BY CESARE BELTRAMI. PUBLISHER: FRANCO ANGELI (TURIN).



button New book Arte e Fisica del Suono, edited by Cesare Beltrami.
Authors of the essays: John Chowning, Javier Torres Maldonado, Paolo Allia, Anna Dondi, Davide Bonsi.
Publisher: Franco Angeli (Turin, Italy).

Essay by Javier Torres Maldonado:

RELAZIONI PLURIDIMENSIONALI FRA SUONO, SCRITTURA STRUMENTALE, ORCHESTRAZIONE AUTOMATICA E COMPOSIZIONE ELETTROACUSTICA IN UN POSIBLE DÍA, QUASI UN RADIODRAMMA.

This article illustrates the use of automatic orchestration techniques, derived from the server application Orchidée, in the work Un posible día, quasi un radiodramma, composed between 2010 and 2011 by Javier Torres Maldonado. It sheds light on the derivation processes of musical materials at the base of this composition, as well as on different solutions of automatic orchestration, calculated from a brief sample recorded from a tam-tam.

On-line book store, Franco Angeli.

For more details about Un posible dia visit THIS PAGE.


button NEW WEB PAGE ABOUT CLAROSCUROS (2001), for 5 players; it includes score, program note and recording


NEW WEB PAGE ABOUT CLAROSCUROS (2001), for players (NEW!)
Visit the page





2013:

button 19 and 20.12.2013 — LISBOA, FARO AND SETUBAL, PORTUGAL —INVENCION, FOR SOLO VIOLIN LUDWIG CARRASCO, VIOLIN — ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE MUSICA DE LISBOA, TEATRO JOAQUIM BENITE (SETUBAL) AND CENTRO CULTURAL ARTES DO SUL, FARO.




FONCA

INVENCION, FOR SOLO VIOLIN, FIRST PERFORMANCE IN PORTUGAL


19 and 20.12.2013 — LISBOA, FARO AND SETUBAL, PORTUGAL —INVENCION, FOR SOLO VIOLIN — LUDWIG CARRASCO, VIOLIN — ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE MUSICA DE LISBOA, TEATRO JOAQUIM BENITE (SETUBAL) AND CENTRO CULTURAL ARTES DO SUL, FARO.


button 12.12.2013 — GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION, BILBAO, SPAIN —MASIH, FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET, COMPOSED FOR THE 5th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET WORK COMMISSIONED BY SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET AND CONACULTA


Sigma Project

FONCA

MASIH (2012-2013), FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET, COMMISSIONED BY SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET AND CONACULTA
Javier Torres Maldonado composed a new piece for the 5th. Anniversary of the Sigma Project Quartet in two versiones (with and without electronics): MASIH, FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET.


button PARIS, FRANCE —COMMANDE D'ETAT 2013 BY THE FRENCH MINISTRY OF CULTURE COMPOSITION PROJECT: SECOND STRING QUARTET, ENSEMBLE SILLAGES FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE IN 2014.




button JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO RECEIVES THE COMMANDE D'ETAT BY THE FRENCH MINISTRY OF CULTURE FOR THE FOURTH TIME. NEW WORK TO BE COMPOSED (2013-2014): SECOND STRING QUARTET.
MORE DETAILS WILL BE GIVEN SOON.



button 07.12.2013 —PARIS, FRANCE —HEMISFERIOS ARTIFICIALES, FOR TWO INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS AND DESDE EL INSTANTE, FOR SOLO CLARINET ENSEMBLE ALEPH, CONCERT SEASSON OF THE ENSEMBLE ALEPH, DOMINIQUE CLEMENT, CLARINET, THEATRE DUONIS, PARIS.




PARIS, HEMISFERIOS ARTIFICIALES, FOR TWO INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS — ENSEM BLE ALEPH, CONCERT SEASSON OF THE ENSEMBLE ALEPH, THEATRE DUONIS, PARIS.
07.12.2013.



button 07.12.2013 —PARMA, ITALY —PRESENTATION OF THE NEW BOOK ARTE E FISICA DEL SUONO BY THE AUTHORS OF THE ESSAYS: JOHN CHOWNING, JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO, PAOLO ALLIA, ANNA DONDI, DAVIDE BONSI, EDITED BY CESARE BELTRAMI. PUBLISHER: FRANCO ANGELI (TURIN). INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IL SUONO OCCULTO, CASA DEL SUONO, PARMA.



button 07.12.2013. Presentation of the new book Arte e Fisica del Suono by the authors of the different essays (John Chowning, Javier Torres Maldonado, Paolo Allia, Anna Dondi, Davide Bonsi), edited by Cesare Beltrami. Publisher: Franco Angeli (Turin). International Festival Il Suono Occulto, Casa del Suono, Parma.

Essay by Javier Torres Maldonado:

RELAZIONI PLURIDIMENSIONALI FRA SUONO, SCRITTURA STRUMENTALE, ORCHESTRAZIONE AUTOMATICA E COMPOSIZIONE ELETTROACUSTICA IN UN POSIBLE DÍA, QUASI UN RADIODRAMMA.

This article illustrates the use of automatic orchestration techniques, derived from the server application Orchidée, in the work Un posible día, quasi un radiodramma, composed between 2010 and 2011 by Javier Torres Maldonado. It sheds light on the derivation processes of musical materials at the base of this composition, as well as on different solutions of automatic orchestration, calculated from a brief sample recorded from a tam-tam.

For more details about Un posible dia visit THIS PAGE.


button NEW VIDEO DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MASIH, FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET, BY SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET QUINCENA MUSICAL DE SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN.







NEW VIDEO DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MASIH (2012-2013), FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET, COMMISSIONED BY SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET AND CONACULTA
Sigma Project Quartet publkished a new video about the piece composed by Javier Torres Maldonado for the 5th. Anniversary of the Sigma Project Quartet: MASIH (2012-2013), FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET. The first world performance was scheduled on 25.08.2013 during Quincena Musical de San Sebastian.



button 04.11.2013, HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK (GROSSER SAAL), BASEL, ESPIRA I, II, FOR VIOLIN, VILONCELLO, PIANO AND GUITAR.VITTORIA PAGANI, guitar, MOMOKO KAWAMOTO, violin, SIMON THOMPSON, violoncello, SINFOROSA PETRALIA, piano.



20.03.2013,HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK (GROSSER SAAL), BASEL, ESPIRA I, II, FOR VIOLIN, VILONCELLO, PIANO AND GUITAR, SWISS PREMIERE.



VITTORIA PAGANI, guitar, MOMOKO KAWAMOTO, violin, SIMON THOMPSON, violoncello, SINFOROSA PETRALIA, piano.




button 13.10.2013 BRANDENBURG, GERMANY EXABRUPTO, FOR THREE INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS, 1 PIANIST AND 1 PERCUSSIONIST — FIRST PERFORMANCE IN GERMANY AS A PART OF THE DA CAPO PRIZE, AWARDED BY THE COMPOSER IN 2012. BRANDENRBURGER SYMPHONIKER, MICHAEL HELMRATH (CONDUCTOR). BRANDENBURGER BIENNALE



JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO IS THE WINNER OF THE DA CAPO INTERNATIONAL PRIZE, BRANDENBURGER BIENNALE, GERMANY. The prize was awarded to the composer for his works ESFERAL, for 8 orchestral groups and electronics, OBSCURO ETIANTUM LUMINE, for violin and 3 orchestral groups, and for EXABRUPTO, for 3 instrumental groups, one pianist and one percussionist.

As part of the "Da Capo" Prize, in a concert scheduled during the V Branderburger Biennale on 13.10.2013 and for the first time in Europe will be played EXABRUPTO, for three instrumental groups, 1 pianist and 1 percussionist. The performance will be made by the Branderburger Symphoniker conducted by Michael Helmrath.

Link: 5. Brandenburger Biennale Preisträger




button 23.10.2013, MEXICO CITY. — IM WINDESWEBEN II (for French horn) and IM WINDESWEBEN III (for four wind instruments) — FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE—PAUL MILLER (French horn), MEXICO CITY WIND QUINTET, CULTURAL CENTER OLLIN YOLIZTLI, MEXICO CITY.

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23.10.2013, MEXICO CITY. — IM WINDESWEBEN II (for solo French horn) and IM WINDESWEBEN III (for four wind instruments), works commissioned by the Mexico City Wind Quintet — FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE — PAUL MILLER (French horn), MEXICO CITY WIND QUINTET, SALA OLLIN YOLIZTLI, MEXICO CITY.



button 17.10.2013, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, ORIOR, FOR PIANO, AUDITORIUM OF THE CENTRO CULTURAL DE LA COOPERACION FLOREAL GORINI. PIANO: NORA GARCIA.


17.10.2013, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA. ORIOR, FOR PIANO, AUDITORIUM OF THE CENTRO CULTURAL DE LA COOPERACION FLOREAL GORINI.
PIANO: NORA GARCIA
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LISTEN TO THE PIECE


button 25.08.2013 — SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN —MASIH, FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET, WORK COMPOSED FOR THE 5th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET: FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE WORK COMMISSIONED BY SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET AND CONACULTA QUINCENA MUSICAL DE SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN.


Sigma Project

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MASIH (2012-2013), FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET, COMMISSIONED BY SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET AND CONACULTA
Javier Torres Maldonado composed a new piece for the 5th. Anniversary of the Sigma Project Quartet: MASIH, FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET. The first world performance will take place on 25.08.2013 during Quincena Musical de San Sebastian. Visit the web page clicking HERE.



button 14.08.2013, KUOPIO, FINLAND —ORIOR, FORTEPIANO VERSION, KAORU IAMURA, FORTEPIANO. NORDIC HISTORICAL KEYBOARD FESTIVAL, A HOMAGE TO FORTEPIANO, CHAMBER MUSIC HALL OF KUOPIO.



ORIOR, FORTEPIANO VERSION

14.08.2013, KUOPIO, FINLAND.

KAORU IAMURA, FORTEPIANO.

NORDIC HISTORICAL KEYBOARD FESTIVAL, A HOMAGE TO FORTEPIANO, CHAMBER MUSIC HALL OF KUOPIO.


Clic here to listen to the piece and to visit the page dedicated to this work.


button AMSTERDAM, 21.07.2013 —ORIOR, FORTEPIANO VERSION, KAORU IAMURA, FORTEPIANO MUSEUM GEELVINCK HINLOPEN HUIS, AMSTERDAM.



ORIOR, VERSION FOR FORTEPIANO.

KAORU IAMURA, FORTEPIANO. .


Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis
Address: Keizersgracht 633, Amsterdam
start: 16:45

Clic here to listen to the piece and to visit the page dedicated to this work.


button PARIS — Ah, LE haPpy birtHday! A POSTAL CARD FOR FOR THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENSEMBLE ALEPH DUNOIS THEATER, 4.06.2013


Ah, LE haPpy birtHday!
First world performance
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A POSTAL CARD FOR FOR THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENSEMBLE ALEPH.

04.06.2013, Théatre Dunois, Paris.
Ensemble Aleph.



button 04.05.2013,CASA DEL SUONO, PARMA, ITALY, MASTERCLASS IN COMPOSITION AND COMPUTER ASSISTED COMPOSITION. INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IL SUONO OCCULTO.



04.05.2013, CASA DEL SUONO OF PARMA, ITALY, MASTERCLASS IN COMPOSITION AND COMPUTER ASSISTED COMPOSITION, INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IL SUONO OCCULTO.


button 04.2013, NOVEMBER, SEMINAR IN COMPOSITION, CNTM (KERNEL STUDIOS), MILAN, ITALY. .

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SUONO, VIRTUALITÀ, TECNOLOGIA E IMMAGINAZIONE: COMPORRE LA MUSICA OGGI, SEMINAR IN COMPOSITION, ELECTROACOUSTIC COMPOSITION AND COMPUTER ASSISTED ORCHESTRATION, LAST SESSION WITH ROCCO PARISI.

Soloist invited: Rocco Parisi, bass-clarinet (Dynamis Ensemble.)
(CNRT) Kernel Studios, Milan, Italy.

Clic HERE for detailed information.



button 20.03.2013, BOLOGNA, SALA SILENTIUM - IV INTERNATIONAL MASKFEST 2013, TIENTO, FOR SOLO CELLO AND ALBORADA FOR SOPRANO SAXOPHONE. NICOLA BARONI, (VIOLONCELLO) AND MICHELE SELVA (SAXOPHONE).



20.03.2013, BOLOGNA, SALA SILENTIUM, TIENTO, FOR SOLO CELLO AND ALBORADA FOR SOPRANO SAXOPHONE.

NICOLA BARONI, (VIOLONCELLO) AND MICHELE SELVA (SAXOPHONE)


Tiento, version for violoncello and electronics:




Alborada, version for saxophone and electronics:



button 15.03.2013, HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK (GROSSER SAAL), BASEL, ESPIRA I, II, FOR VIOLIN, VILONCELLO, PIANO AND GUITAR.VITTORIA PAGANI, guitar, MOMOKO KAWAMOTO, violin, SIMON THOMPSON, violoncello, ALECK CARRATTA piano.



20.03.2013,HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK (GROSSER SAAL), BASEL, ESPIRA I, II, FOR VIOLIN, VILONCELLO, PIANO AND GUITAR, SWISS PREMIERE.



VITTORIA PAGANI, guitar, MOMOKO KAWAMOTO, violin, SIMON THOMPSON, violoncello, ALECK CARRATTA piano.




button 15 & 16.03.2013, CONSERVATORY OF TRENTO, ITALY, MASTERCLASS IN COMPOSITION AND COMPUTER ASSISTED COMPOSITION.



15 & 16.03.2013, CONSERVATORY OF TRENTO, ITALY, MASTERCLASS IN COMPOSITION AND COMPUTER ASSISTED COMPOSITION.,


button 28.02.2013, MILAN, LA SCALA SHOP (LA SCALA OPERA THEATER) - CONFERENCE: JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO AND CARLO GOLDSTEIN, QUEL CHE RESTA DEL '900.-IL CORRIERE MUSICALE, 18,30.



28.02.2013,LA SCALA SHOP (LA SCALA OPERA THEATER), QUEL CHE RESTA DEL '900, LECTURE SERIES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE NEW MUSIC ORGANIZED BY IL CORRIERE MUSICALE.

JAVIER TORRES MALDONADO (composer)

CARLO GOLDSTEIN, (conductor)

SIMEONE POZZINI, (presenter

Quel che resta del '900, continuità e fratture (article from il Corriere Musicale)

L'eterno '900 in tutti secoli, by Cecilia Malatera, il Corriere Musicale





button 26.01.2013 DONAUSCHINGEN (STRAVINSKY-SAAL) HEMISFERIOS ARTIFICIALES, FOR TWO INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS — ENSEMBLE EL PERRO ANDALUZ LENHART DOHMS, CONDUCTOR.

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HEMISFERIOS ARTIFICIALES, FOR TWO INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS.
FIRST PERFORMANCE IN GERMANY

ENSEMBLE EL PERRO ANDALUZ
LENHART DOHMS, CONDUCTOR
STRAVINSKY SAAL, DONAUSCHINGEN.





button 25.01.2013 DRESDEN HEMISFERIOS ARTIFICIALES, FOR TWO INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS — FIRST PERFORMANCE IN GERMANY ENSEMBLE EL PERRO ANDALUZ LENHART DOHMS, CONDUCTOR HOCHSCULE FUR MUSIK.

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HEMISFERIOS ARTIFICIALES, FOR TWO INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS.
FIRST PERFORMANCE IN GERMANY

ENSEMBLE EL PERRO ANDALUZ
LENHART DOHMS, CONDUCTOR
DRESDEN, HOCHSCULE FUR MUSIK.





button 18.01.2013, HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK (GROSSER SAAL), BASEL, ESPIRA I, II, FOR VIOLIN, VILONCELLO, PIANO AND GUITAR.VITTORIA PAGANI, guitar, MOMOKO KAWAMOTO, violin, SIMON THOMPSON, violoncello, ALECK CARRATTA piano.



20.03.2013,HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK (GROSSER SAAL), BASEL, ESPIRA I, II, FOR VIOLIN, VILONCELLO, PIANO AND GUITAR, SWISS PREMIERE.



Festival Happy New Ears I - Lange Nacht der neuen Klange
Klaus Linder-Saal

VITTORIA PAGANI, guitar, MOMOKO KAWAMOTO, violin, SIMON THOMPSON, violoncello, ALECK CARRATTA piano.




button NEW CD — ORIOR, NORA GARCIA, PIANO.

This new CD will include the piece writen by Javier Torres Maldonado in 1997 ORIOR, for piano or fortepiano. The CD will be recorded by the Argentinean pianist Nora Garcia. More details will be published soon.

button NEW CD — NEW PIECE FOR VIOLA DA GAMBA AND ELECTROACOUSTIC INTERACTIVE SYSTEM, GUIDO PONZINI, VIOLA DA GAMBA.

This new CD will include a new work written by Javier Torres Maldonado for Guido Ponzini. More details will be published soon.


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Javier Torres Maldonado: Masih, for saxophone quartet

Masih (2012-2013), for saxophone quartet



Sigma Project Quartet, Quincena Musical de San Sebastian, Spain, 25.08.2013