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Javier Torres Maldonado is a recipient of a National Fund for the Arts and Culture Fellowships, FONCA/CONACULTA (The National Council for Culture and Arts of Mexico), 2009-2012.



For 2009 he wrote the STRING QUARTET NUMBER ONE, commissioned by Irvine Arditti and the Austrian festival Klangspuren.



WORK IN PROGRESS:




COMMANDE DE L'ETAT.

Javier Torres Maldonado is working in a new piece (Commande de l'Etat 2007) for the soprano Francois Kubler and the Ensemble Accroche Note from Strasbourg.




STRING QUARTET NUMBER ONE.


Work commissioned by Irvine Arditti and the Festival Klangspuren, composed with funds of the CONACULTA / FONCA.





WORLD PREMIERE: 24.09.2009, Arditti Quartet, Festival Klangspuren Schwaz, BTV TonHalle, Stadtforum, Innsbruck, Austria.




SIDEREUS NUNCIUS (THE SIDEREAL MESSENGER)
For percussion -3 players-, dancers, electro-acoustic system and video.

Work commissioned by the Festival Musica y Escena, Festival International Cervantino of Mexico and GRAME (Centre National de Création Musicale of Lyons, France)
WORLD PREMIERE.



05 and 06.09.2009, Festival Musica y Escena, Sala Miguel Covarrubias, Mexico City.
23 and 24.10.2009, Festival Internacional Cervantino, Teatro Juarez, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Music:
Javier Torres Maldonado

Scenography:
Claudia Lavista and Víctor Manuel Ruiz

Set and costumes:
Eloise Kazan

Poetry:
José Manuel Recillas

Video:
Mario Villa

Lighting design:
Víctor Manuel Ruiz

PERFORMERS:

Compañía de Danza Delfos:
Aura Patrón, Surasí Lavalle, Diana Bayardo, Claudia Lavista, Omar Carrum, Agustín Martínez, Jhonny Millán et Daniel Marín.

Percussionists:
Yi-Ping Yang
Ricardo Gallardo
Raul Tudon

Sound engineering and technical realization:
Max Bruckert (GRAME, Centre National de Création Musicale de Lyon, France).

Sound design:
Javier Torres Maldonado and Max Bruckert.



CO-PRODUCTION:


Festival Internacional Musica y Escena.


Festival Internacional Cervantino


GRAME (Centre National de Creation Musicale)



INTERMIENCIAS, FOR ACCORDION AND ENSEMBLE

Work commissioned by the Festival International Cervantino of Mexico. WORLD PREMIERE.

25.10.2009, Festival Internacional Cervantino, Salon del Consejo Universitario, Guanajuato, Mexico.



Performers: Pascal Contet, accordion, Ensemble 2E2M.




2e2m conducted by Pierre Roullier playing Intermitencias,
25.10.2009, Festival Internacional Cervantino.
Accordion: Pascal Contet.





NEW DVD




Le vent des anches
Produced by Zoomescope / Harmonia Mundi / Editions du Point, it contains the video recording of the homonym spectacle conceived by Pascal Contet in which it is included Ventus animae, electroacoustic composition by Javier Torres Maldonado.



SOME PERFORMANCES IN 2009 / 2010:


15.02.2009, ALBORADA, for soprano saxophone and electronics. Sala Ollin Yoliztli, Mexico City; Jorge Hoyo, saxophone.

21.03.2009, HACIA EL UMBRAL DEL AIRE, for accordion and electronics. Société des arts technologiques (SAT)
CONCERTS «DEUX GRAME(S)»
Festival Montréal - Nouvelles Musiques (SMCQ)
Christine Pate, accordion, Christoph Lebreton, sound engineer.

23.05.2009, INVENCION, for solo violin. 
Concert performed by Yoko Suzuki (violin) and Erika Erdely (harpsichord).
Instituto Cervantes of Beijing, China

26.05.2009, INVENCION, for solo violin. 
Concert performed by Yoko Suzuki (violin) and Erika Erdely (harpsichord).
National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China.

19.06.2009, ALBORADA, for solo saxophone.
Jorge Hoyo, saxophone. Instituto de América “Damián Bayán”, Granada, Spain.

25.06.2009, ALBORADA, for solo saxophone.
Jorge Hoyo, saxophone. Museo de Almeria, Almeria, Spain.

21.07.2009, IMAGENES DE LA CAIDA DE ALTAZOR, for two pianos and percussion. 
Performers: Dynamis Ensemble (Candida Felici, Silvia Leggio, pianos, Luca Casiraghi and Antonio Scotillo, percussions). Festival Anfiteatro of Lepanto, Italy.

05 and 06.09.2009, SIDEREUS NUNCIUS, world premiere of the stage-multimedia work on homonym manuscript by Galileo Galilei, for percussion (3 players), 8 dancers, electro-acoustic device system and video.
Festival Musica y Escena, Sala Miguel Covarrubias, Mexico City. Delfos Danza, Percussions: Yi-Ping Yang, Ricardo Gallardo, Raul Tudon. Sound Engineer: Max Bruckert (GRAME).

12.09.2009 REFLEJO ESPIRAL, for flute and percussion, U. S. A. premiere. Performers:  Ensemble Palomar. Chicago Latino Music Festival, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, concert sponsored by Accessible Contemporary Music, .

18.09.2009, THE UNEXPECTED CLOCK IN THE MIRRORS, for violin, clarinet and ensemble. Tempus Fugit Ensemble, Miguel Salmon Del Real, guest conductor. Escuela Superior de Música, CENART. Mexico City. Soloists: Luis Mora, Bb and Bass Clarinet.  Humberto Lopez, violin. Anibal Robles, flutes, Jorge Amador, cello, Daniel Hidalgo, piano. Guest musicians: Aaron Heredia, Bass Clarinet, Diego Cajas, Bb Clarinet, Fernanda Villalvazo, Violin.

20.09.2009, PRIMER LIBRO DEL CANTO ALADO, for piccolo, flute, fl. in G, bass-flute, Warsaw Autumn Festival. Mario Caroli, flutes.

24.09.2009, FIRST STRING QUARTET, world premiere, Arditti Quartet, Festival Klangspuren Schwaz, BTV TonHalle, Stadtforum, Innsbruck, Austria.

25.09.2009, ORIOR, version for fortepiano. Kaoru Iamura, fortepiano. Stagione degli Amici della musica, Cagliari, Italy.

14.10.2009, ORIOR, version for fortepiano. Kaoru Iamura, fortepiano. Concert of the Duo Dario Macaluso and Kaoru Iwamura 'Contemporary and Classic music for guitar and fortepiano'. Maatren Lutherkerk, Amsterdam.

23 and 24.10.2009, SIDEREUS NUNCIUS, stage-multimedia work on homonym manuscript by Galileo Galilei, for percussion (3 players), 8 dancers, electro-acoustic device system and video.
Festival Internacional Cervantino, Guanajuato, Mexico. Delfos Danza, Percussions: Yi-Ping Yang, Ricardo Gallardo, Raul Tudon. Sound Engineer: Max Bruckert (GRAME).

25.10.2009, INTERMITENCIAS, for accordion and ensemble, first world performance. Pascal Contet, accordion, Ensemble 2E2M, Festival Internacional Cervantino, Salon del Consejo Universitario, Guanajuato, Mexico. 

14.11.2009, SIDEREUS NUNCIUS, electro-acoustic movements, conference-concert “Music and Astronomy”. Auditorium of the Conservatoire of Trento-Riva del Garda, Italy.

17.11.2009, AH, NOBILISSIMA STELLA!, (Sidereus Nuncius concert version A), world premiere, for percussion (at least 3 players) and electro-acoustic device.
Rendez-vouz Internationales de la Timbale, GRAME, Lyons, France.


21.11.2009, ORIOR, version for fortepiano. Kaoru Iamura, fortepiano. Concert of the Duo Dario Macaluso and Kaoru Iwamura 'Contemporary and Classic music for guitar and fortepiano'. Festival in Honig Breethuis, Zaandijk, Holland. .

03.12.2009, ALBORADA, for soprano saxophone and electronics. Encuentro Nacional de Saxofones of Mexico City, Escuela Nacional de Musica; Jorge Hoyo, saxophone



What is new on this site?


TEXTS SECTION

Metaphores in sound, new article on the Cuarteto de cuerdas No. 1 (String quartet No. 1), published in the ESZ News magazine, number 50, October 2009. Edizioni Suvini Zerboni (PDF format, Italian and English languages.) Visit the TEXTS section (Program notes and analysis / Chamber Music.)


MULTIMEDIA SECTION

Alborada, for saxophone and electronics, live recording of Jorge Hoyo's saxophone concert in the virtual player of the Mutimedia section

Ventus Animae, a video by Francesco Leprino on the homonym electroacoustic composition of Javier Torres Maldonado.To see the video visit the multimedia section of this site, or click on THIS LINK.



LINKS SECTION

New links:
Acoustics, musical instruments, psicology and perception links page.
Surronding composers links page.


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