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Javier Torres Maldonado

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2020

— Spring 2020: composition, composition lectures and masterclasses, Mozarteum, Salzburg.

— April 2020, Salamanca, Spain, Festival Primavera USAL, performance of different works by the New Made Ensemble.

— April 2020, Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León (Salamanca, Spain), Composition Masterclass.



2019

- September-October, Plural Ensemble of Madrid, Figuralmusik I (1996), for ensemble. Tournée of the Plural Ensemble 2019-2020. Fabián Panisello, conductor. More info soon.

- 1st May 2019: the jury of the prize "Rumore Bianco", composed by Marcus Weisss (saxophonist-Switzerland), Marie-Chantal Leclair (saxophonist-Canada), Daniele Bravi (composer - Italy), Fernando Garnero (composer- Argentina), Eero Hämeenniemi (composer- Finland), Lara Morciano (composer-Italy), Leonardo Sbaffi (saxophonist- Italy) has decreed that the winning composition is Masih (2012-2013), for saxophone quartet by Javier Torres Maldonado. The work will be performed by the Furano Saxophone Quartet on May 18th 2019 at the Auditorium Santa Chiara in Foggia, on the occasion of the second concert of the Rumore Bianco 2019 Contemporary Music Festival.

- 12.2019, Essen, Germany, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Lacrymosa I (2001), for accordion or any aerophone instrument, concert by Vincent Lhermet

- 25.09.2019, Latina, Italy, Conservatorio "O. Respighi, Lacrymosa I (2001), for accordion or any aerophone instrument, Vincent Lhermet, accordion.

- 17.10.2019, Mexico City, Auditorio Blas Galindo, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Lacrymosa I (2001), for accordion or any aerophone instrument, Vincent Lhermet, accordion.

- 16.10.2019, Mexico City, Casa de Francia, Lacrymosa I (2001), for accordion or any aerophone instrument, Vincent Lhermet, accordion.

- 12.10.2019, Guanjuato, Mexico, Lacrymosa I (2001), for accordion or any aerophone instrument, Vincent Lhermet, accordion, Festival Internacional Cervantino.

- 10.10.2019, Guanajuato, Mexico (more information soon), Lacrymosa I (2001), for accordion or any aerophone instrument, Vincent Lhermet, accordion.

- 3.10.2019, Paris, Institut Culeturel du Mexique, Lacrymosa I (2001), for accordion or any aerophone instrument, Vincent Lhermet, accordion.

— 5 to 7 June 2019, Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et Danse of Lyon, France, Electroacoustic Composition Seminar.

— 01.06.2019, Hacia el umbral del aire (2005), for accordion and electronics, Ander Telleria (accordion), Ciclo Internazionale di Seminari e Concerti Internazionali sul rapporto fra creatività e nuove tecnologie "Labirinti Sonori”, Casa del Suono, Parma.

— 18.05.2019, Masih (2012-2013), for saxophone quartet, Rassegna di Musica Contemporanea Rumore Bianco, Auditorium Santa Chiara in Foggia, Furano Saxophone Quartet. First Prize "Rumore Bianco" Concert.

— 15.04.2019, Pamplona, Spain, Conservatorio Superior de Música de Navarra, Composition Masterclass, live performance of Orior, Candida Felici (piano). More information (pdf).

— 10 to 14.04.2019, Zaragoza; Spain, Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (Spain), Composition Masterclass: "Modelos Naturalísticos y Artificiales en mi Música", live performance of Orior, Candida Felici (pianist).

— 04.04.2019, Conservatorio de las Rosas, Morelia, Mexico, Tres Estudios para Violín (2001), Concert seasson of the Conservatory of Morelia, Julián Martínez Vázquez (violin). Web concert program (pdf).

— 20.03.2019, Brest (France), De Ignoto Cantu (2005, version for five players and electronics) and Tiento (2000), version for violoncello and electronics -French premiere-, Ensemble Sillages, International Festival Electr()cution (opening concert), Centre Culturel d'Art Cotemporain "Passerelle". Web concert program. Download the PRESS KIT of the Electr()cution Festival.

— 17.02.2019, Mexico City, Orior (1997), for solo piano. Carlos Adriel Salmerón (piano), concert season "El arte del piano", Sala Manuel M. Ponce, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Web concert program.

- Phoenix Ensemble of Basel, commission, new work: Double-concert for two guitars and ensemble, dedicated to Pablo Márquez and Maurizio Grandinetti.

- New work for oboe and electronics commissioned by Pilar Fontalba.

- New work commissioned by the New Made Ensemble.



2018


 08.12.2018, Mozarteum in Salzburg (work commissioned by the Mozarteum), International Contemporary Music Festival Crossroads, Salzburg: World premiere of High over the distant horizon (2018), for electric-organ, piano, cello and five players in movement (flute, bass-clarinet, percussions, violin) and electronics, Work composed for the 60Th anniversary of the Mozarteum's Electronic Music Studio - World Premiere: Solitaar Saal, Mozarteum In Salzburg, New Arts and Music Ensemble Salzburg.

— 06.12.2018, Festival Crossroads, Zimmer 4006, Universität Mozarteum, SalzburgLecture: "Beyond the Distant Perceptive Horizon: Naturalism, Artificiality and Musical Invention".

— 06.10.2018, Jake Arditti And The Arditti Quartet, World Premiere: ...un lume per lo mar ... (2016-2018), for counter tenor and string quartet — XL Foro Internacional De Musica Nueva "Manuel Enriquez", Sala Principal, Palacio de Bellas Artes, México City.

— July 21 to 29, Ciclo Internacional De Música "Laberintos Sonoros" (3th Edition), Centro Nacional De Las Artes, Mexico City_
-21 July 2018, Concert "Harmonices Mundi", work performed: Imágenes de la Caída de Altazor (2003), for two pianists and two percussionists, Ensemble Sillages Candida Felici and Mara Dobresco (pianos), H. Combotti (perc.) and Victor Hocquet (percussions), Auditorio Blas Galindo, Cenart.
-26.07.2018, 19:00 h, Concert: "Astronomia Nova", in memoriam Graciela Agudelo.
Auditorio Blas Galindo, Cenart, 19:00 h, work performed: Invención, for solo violin. Young performers of Taller de Música Contemporánea of the Unidad Académica de Artes, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Joel Morales Rodríguez, Juan Diego Hernández Cervantes, Isaías Villalpando Dávila, Fabián Rivas de Santiago. Mtro. Alejandro Barrañón.

Read the complete list of 2018 News in the related section:

— 08.12.2018, Mozarteum in Salzburg (work commissioned by the Mozarteum), International Contemporary Music Festival Crossroads, Salzburg: World premiere of High over the distant horizon (2018), for electric-organ, piano, cello and five players in movement (flute, bass-clarinet, percussions, violin) and electronics, Work composed for the 60Th anniversary of the Mozarteum's Electronic Music Studio - World Premiere: Solitaar Saal, Mozarteum In Salzburg, New Arts and Music Ensemble Salzburg.

— 06.12.2018, Festival Crossroads, Zimmer 4006, Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg — Lecture: "Beyond the Distant Perceptive Horizon: Naturalism, Artificiality and Musical Invention".

— 06.10.2018, Jake Arditti And The Arditti Quartet, World Premiere: ...un lume per lo mar ... (2016-2018), for counter tenor and string quartet — XL Foro Internacional De Musica Nueva "Manuel Enriquez", Sala Principal, Palacio de Bellas Artes, México City.

— July 21 to 29, Ciclo Internacional De Música "Laberintos Sonoros" (3th Edition), Centro Nacional De Las Artes, Mexico City_
-21 July 2018, Concert "Harmonices Mundi", work performed: Imágenes de la Caída de Altazor (2003), for two pianists and two percussionists, Ensemble Sillages Candida Felici and Mara Dobresco (pianos), H. Combotti (perc.) and Victor Hocquet (percussions), Auditorio Blas Galindo, Cenart.
-26.07.2018, 19:00 h, Concert: "Astronomia Nova", in memoriam Graciela Agudelo.
Auditorio Blas Galindo, Cenart, 19:00 h, work performed: Invención, for solo violin. Young performers of Taller de Música Contemporánea of the Unidad Académica de Artes, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Joel Morales Rodríguez, Juan Diego Hernández Cervantes, Isaías Villalpando Dávila, Fabián Rivas de Santiago. Mtro. Alejandro Barrañón.

-July 16 to 28, Composition masterclasses and lectures, CENTRO NACIONAL DE LAS ARTES, Mexico City, CICLO INTERNACIONAL DE MÚSICA LABERINTOS SONOROS, CENART, MEXICO:
-19.07.2018: CD PRESENTATION, Salón 212 o 213, Escuela Superior de Música, "Sidereus Nuncius (the sidereal messenger)": presentation of the monographic CD the more recent essay by Javier Torres Maldonado. well as the poetic texts by José Manuel Recillas created ex profeso for the work. Javier Torres Maldonado & José Manuel Recillas.
-21.07.2018: Salón 222 o 212, Escuela Superior de Música, 16:30 h Ronde table "Sonido e idea, proceso de composición y complejidad perceptiva: ¿elementos para una escucha ideal de la música del siglo XXI?" Invited artists: Phillippe Arri-Blachette, Ludwig Carrasco, Francisco Cruz, José Manuel Alcántara, Chair: Javier Torres Maldonado.
25.07.20128, Salón 222 de la ESM, 10:00 h Lecture: "Objetos sonoros, dramaturgia musical y proceso compositivo" , Javier Torres Maldonado.
-26.07.20128, Salón 222 de la ESM, 12:00 h, Masterclass for composers and clarinetists: "Desde el instante" de Javier Torres Maldonado, aspectos técnicos e interpretativos, Prof. Camilo Irizo (Clarinet Professor, Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel Castillo" de Sevilla) and Javier Torres Maldonado.
- 28.07.20128, 16:00 h, ronde table: "Retos de la Música del Siglo XXI". Artists invited: Fabián Panisello, Ludwig Carrasco, Marcela Rodríguez, Ignacio Torner, Camilo Irizo, Javier Torres Maldonado. Chair: Dulce Huet Covarrubias.

— 15.06.2018, Festival International du Domaine Forget de Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, Interstizi (first performance in Canada), for violin and cello. Concert: "Prelude à l'été", Quatuor Bozzini [Alissa Cheung (Violin), Isabelle Bozzini (Cello)], Concert Hall Domaine Forget.

— June 10 to 23 2018, Invited Professor, Composition Masterclasses, International Music Academy "Le Domaine Forget", Canada. Ensemble In Residence: Quatuor Bozzini.

— June 10 to 23, 2018, Le Domaine Forget, Canada: Javier Torres Maldonado is the Invited Professor to teach masterclasses in composition, International Music Academy Le Domaine Forget. Application deadline: February 15, 2018. Ensemble in residence: Quatuor Bozzini. For more information please visit the link to Domaine Forget international music academy: Composition Course.

— May 16-17, 2018, Conservatoire de Strasbourg (Académie Supérieure de Musique), France: composition and electro-acoustic composition masterclasses.

Sibila (No. 54), Spanish magazine specialized in contemporary art, music and literature will dedicate its monographic CD to Javier Torres Maldonado, work included: Sidereus Nuncius (2007), for 3 percussionists and interactive electroacoustic system.

— 21.04.2018, Freiburg, Switzerland: Lacrymosa I (2001), for solo accordion. Vincent Lhermet, accordion. Conservatoire de Fribourg, Route Louis Braille 8 - Freiburg, Switzerland.

— 24.03.2018, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Masih (2012), for saxophone quartet, X Mallorca Saxophone Festival 2018, Komea Sax Quartet, Conservatorio Superior de Música de les Illes Baleares, works by Berio, Mendelssohn, Escaich and Torres Maldonado. Concert program (pdf).

— 17.03.2018, Helsinki, Finland — Lacrymosa I (2001), for solo accordion. Vincent Lhermet, accordion. Concert organized as part of the celebration of the 40 years of Sibelius Academy Accordion Class. Musiikkitalo, organo sali.Mannerheimintie 13 - Helsinki, Finlande. Sibelius Academy event (pdf).

— 28.01.2018, Mexico City, Figuralmusik II (1997), for ensemble (10 players). Ensemble Cepromusic conducted by José Luis Castillo. Palacio de Bellas Artes, Sala Manuel M. Ponce, Mexico City. Concert program.

— 2018-2021, Mexico City: Javier Torres Maldonado has been nominated as member of Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (National Endowment for Culture and Arts) of Mexico.

— Spain, new CD: Alborada (2005), version for soprano saxophone and electronics is included as the opening work of the new CD S3 Spectral Sax Style. Performers: Jesús Núñez (saxophones) and Juan D. García Aguilera (electronics).

— Mexico, new CD: Orior (1997), for piano or fortepiano was included as opening work in the new CD "Odisea Avant-Garde, Mexican Piano Music", a project ot the pianist Alejandro Barrañón. Link to Spotify.

2016-2017, Germany: composition commission, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, new piece for the Ensemble Klangforum of Vienna - World premiere: Festival Internacional Cervantino, Mexico.

01.12.2017, Seville: Spanish premiere, Espira I, II (2005), for guitar, violin, violoncello and piano. Pablo Gómez, guitar, Ensemble Taller Sonoro, Festival "Encuentros Sonoros 2017", Sala Joaquín Turina of Seville Cultural Center.

01 & 02.12.2017, Seville, Spain, Composition masterclasses, Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel Castillo" of Seville.

24.11.2017, III Festival de Música Contemporánea de La Rioja, Spain: De ignoto cantu (2003), version for bass-clarinet, percussion and violoncello. Ensemble Taller Sonoro, Spanish tour, Sala de Usos Multiples de la Gota de Leche, Logroño, Spain.
Link, Taller Sonoro website.

16.11.2017, German premiere: Un posible día, quasi un radio dramma, (2011), for female voice, actor, ensemble, interactive electroacoustic system and video (ad libitum). Ensemble Courage, Klangnetz Dresden, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden. Info (pdf).

8.11.2017, Berlin: Desde el instante (2002), corno di bassetto version, Antonio Rosales, corno di bassetto, concert of the Ensemble Xelmya, Bach contemporaneo project, Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin.

25,10,2017, Móvil, cambiante, for ensemble (14 instruments), work commissioned by the Ernst von Siemens Foundation and the Festival Internacional Cervantino for the Ensemble Klangforum of Vienna. World premiere: 25.10.2017, Ensemble Klangforum of Vienna conducted by Bas wiegers, Teatro Juárez, Guanajuato, Festival Internacional Cervantino.
Móvil, cambiante, Klangforum's web site.
Processi e Traiettorie, an article about "Móvil, cambiante" published by ESZ News Magazine, No. 74, October 2017, in Italian.

25,10,2017, Academia Cervantina (Festival Internacional Cervantino), masterclass on his work Móvil, cambiante, for ensemble (14 instruments).

24.10.2017, Pamplona: Huayra-Yana (2012 version), for bass-flute and electronics. Alessandra Rombolà, bass-flute, Juan José Eslava (electronics), International Festival of Music Experimentation "After Cage", Teatro Gayarre of Pamplona, Spain. Program: La ciudad ascendente, vertical y mítica. Performers: Colectivo e 7.2. Link to the Teatro Gayarre web page, also in pdf format.

23.10.2017 — Natura interiore (2017), for 5 players, Diabelli Variations Project, Divertimento Ensemble, Sandro Gorli (conductor) - Festival Aperto, Teatro Cavalleriza de Reggio Emilia, Italy.

20.10.2017, Spanish premiere: String Quartet No. 2 (2015), Ensemble Sillages, V Festival Internacional de Creacion Musical "Vertixe Sonora", Paso da Cultura, Vigo, Spain. Concert program (pdf).

15.10.2017, Madrid, De ignoto Cantu (2003), version for bass-clarinet and percussion, Ensemble Taller Sonoro, Spanish tour, Teatros del Canal, Teatro Verde, Madrid. Link, Taller Sonoro website.

30.09.2017, Mexico City, Esferal (2006), for orchestra and electronics, National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, inaugural concert, Foro Internacionl de Música Nueva "Manuel Enríquez", Mexico City.
THE INAUGURAL CONCERT OF THE FORO DE MUSICA NUEVA "MANUEL ENRIQUEZ" WAS CANCELLED IN RESPECT OF THE VICTIMS OF THE EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO.

30.10.2017. Mexican premiere: Espira I, II (2005), for guitar, violin, violoncello and piano, Pablo Gómez, guitar, Ensemble Taller Sonoro, Ciclo Internacional de Música "Laberintos Sonoros", National Center for the Arts, Mexico City.
Concert program.

29.07.2017, Mexican premiere: De ignoto cantu (2003), version for bass-clarinet, percussion and electronics, Ensemble Taller Sonoro, Ciclo Internacional de Música "Laberintos Sonoros", National Center for the Arts, Mexico City.
Concert program.

25.07.2017. "Paradigmas naturales y artificiales, invención musical y nuevas técnicas instrumentales en mis obras Huayra-Yana y Alborada" Conference/concert, Huayra-Yana, for bass-flute and electronics and Alborada, version for saxophone and electronics. Javier Torres Maldonado, Birgit Nolte (bass-flute), Isabella Fabbri (sopr. saxophone). Ciclo Internacional de Música "Laberintos Sonoros", National Center for the Arts, Mexico City.
Concert/conference program.

18.05.2017, Estudios concretos, for guitar and electroacoustic interactive system, work commissioned and dedicated to Pablo Márquez. World premiere: Elektronisches Studio Basel, concierto “Nachtstrom 85”, Gare du Nord, Basel, Switzerland. Link to Elektronisches Studio Basel activities register.

17.05.2017, France Musique, Radio France, radio program by Arnaud Merlin Le concert du soir: recording of the Festival Electr()cution concert (concert of the Ensemble Sillages, 29.03.2017, World premiere of Inoltre (2017), for piano and electronics. Radio France web site or pdf link.

02.04.2017, French premiere: Lacrymosa I-b, for accordion and electronics. Francesco Gesualdi, accordion, Festival "Resonance Contemporaine"- Salle Figuration, Bourg-en-Bresse, France.
Concert program.

29 & 30.03.2017, World premiere: Inoltre (2017), for piano and electro-acoustic system, work commissioned by Ensemble Sillages, first World performance: Festival Electr()cution, Centre Culturelle Pasarelle, Brest, France. Vincent Leterme, piano.

27.03.2017, Desde el instante (2002), for clarinet (corno di bassetto version by Antonio Rosales). Antonio Rosales, corno di bassetto, Foro Casa de la Paz, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.

 14.02.2017, Hemisferios Artificiales, for 2 instrumental groups, Ciclo Fundación BBVA, Ensemble Kuraia conducted by Andrea Cazzaniga, Fundación BBVA, Bilbao, Spain.

06 & 07.02.201 7, Invited Professor, Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain. Composition masterclasses and lecture: "Flute Techniques in Huayra Yana, for bass flute and electronics" by the flustist Alessandra Rombola.

01.02.2017, World premiere: Oltre (2017), for ensemble (10 instruments), work commissioned by the Divertimento Ensemble. Divertimento Ensemble, Sandro Gorli (conductor), Teatro Litta, Milan, Divertimento Ensemble concert season.

18.01.2017 — Natura Interiore (2017), for 5 players (from Beethoven: "Diabelli Variations", Var. No. XXVII), work commissioned by the Divertimento Ensemble ( DE Project "Diabelli Varitions").

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Mobirise
Mobirise

Now composing

Now I am composing a Double-concert for two guitars and ensemble, dedicated to Pablo Márquez and Maurizio Grandinetti, commissioned by the Ensemble Phoenix of Basel (Switzerland) and SNCA (Mexico), and a new piece for oboe and electronics for Pilar Fontalba, commissioned by Colectivo E.72.

Mobirise

"Móvil, cambiante" (2017)

Móvil, cambiante is a work for 14 players written for the ensemble Klangforum of Vienna, commissioned with funds of E. von Siemens foundation by the Festival Internacional Cervantino. It received a marvelous premiere during the first historic concert of Klangforum in my country.

Mobirise

Teaching (full time)

I'm Full Professor of Electroacoustic Composition and Composition & New Technologies at the Conservatory "A. Boito" of Parma, Italy. From 2017, as a collaboration between the Conservatory, University and Casa del Suono of Parma, we created a new  Master course in Sound Technologies and Composition.

...un lume per lo mar...

dedicated to Jake Arditti and the Arditti Quartet

New web page and video recording
(for more tracks and videos please visit WORKS)

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