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Javier Torres Maldonado
2010



PRESS CUTTINGS

Gerhard Rohde, «Neue Musikzeitung», June 2010
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.

Gianluigi Mattietti, Musica, n. 217, June 2010
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.



PREMIERES 2010:


SONES (2001), for violin, violoncello and piano.


FRENCH PREMIERE: 03.12.2010,

UNESCO, Salle de pas perdus, Paris, France.




TRIO ARBOS

Miguel Borrego (violin), Josè Miguel Gomez (violoncello), Juan Carlos Garvayo (piano.)



ROSA MUTABILE, new work for two instrumental groups, commissioned by the Festival Puentes, Madrid, Spain.

WORLD PREMIERE: 20.10.2010.

Ensemble Espirales and Duo Duplum.

Festival Puentes, Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Madrid, Spain.















Clic here to read the new article THE PROGRESS OF THE FLOWER about Rosa Mutabile and the 2010-2011 projects of Javier Torres Maldonado, number 52 (06-2010) of the ESZ News Magazine (ITALIAN VERSION.).


STRING QUARTET NUMBER ONE.


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


ITALIAN PREMIERE: 03.10.2010,
ARDITTI QUARTET
Festival Traiettorie (XX Rassegna Internazionale di Musica Moderna e Contemporanea) / Festival Verdi, Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy.






Metaphores in sound, new article about the Cuarteto de cuerdas No. 1 (String quartet No. 1), 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.)





GERMAN PREMIERE: 23.04.2010, Arditti Quartet, 40. Witten Tage for New Music, WDR of Cologne, Germany.






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






HEMISFERIOS ARTIFICIALES (2001), for 6 players. ITALIAN PREMIERE.
15.02.2010, Ensemble “Geometrie variabili” dell’OSN Rai, Francesco Pomarico, conductor. Festival RAI Nuova Musica 2010, Foyer – Rai NuovaLounge, Auditorium - Concerto, Turin, Italy.



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 2009-2010 he wrote the STRING QUARTET NUMBER ONE, commissioned by Irvine Arditti and the Austrian festival Klangspuren.




2010:

COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE, from 20.12.2010 to 23.12.2010, LA MUSE EN CIRCUIT (Centre National de Création Musicale), Alfortville, France. Project: Un posible dia, quasi un radio dramma, for voice, ensemble, electro-acoustic interactive system and video. Texts by Ana Candida de Carvalho Carneiro and Jose Manuel Recillas. Video: Magali Lara. Work commissioned by the Ensemble 2E2M and the centre for music and new technologies La Muse en Circuit.

FRENCH PREMIERE: 03.12.2010, SONES (2000), for violin, violoncello and piano. Trio Arbos, UNESCO, Salle de pas perdus, Paris, France.

ITALIAN PREMIERE: 03.10.2010, FIRST STRING QUARTET (2009), Arditti Quartet, Festival Traiettorie (XIX Rassegna Internazionale di Musica Moderna e Contemporanea), Parma, Italy.

WORLD PREMIERE: 20.10.2010, ROSA MUTABILE, for two instrumental groups, Ensemble Espiral and Duo Duplum. Festival Puentes, Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Madrid, Spain.

COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE, from 13.09.2010 to 19.09.2010, GRAME (Centre National de Création Musicale), Lyon, France. IRIDISCENTE (2010-2011), for percussions, piano, electro-acoustic interactive system and video.

REFLEJO ESPIRAL (2000), for flute in G and one perucussionist (2000). 07.09.2010, International Festival MITO (Milan-Turin), Concert in memoriam Franco Donatoni. Performers: Francesco Tomezzoli, flute in G, Maurizio Paletta, percussions.

SPANISH PREMIERE: 12.08.2010, SONES (2001), for violin, violoncello and piano. Trio Arbos, Festival Internacional de Santander, San Pedro's Church, Celis, Spain.

ORIOR (1997), version for piano. 11.07.2010, Ricardo de la Torre, piano. Sala Manuel M. Ponce, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.

GERMAN PREMIERE: 23.04.2010, FIRST STRING QUARTET (2009), German premiere, Arditti Quartet, 40. Witten Tage for New Music, WDR of Cologne, Germany.

REFLEJO ESPIRAL (2000), for flute in G and one perucussionist (2000). 24.03.2010, Ensemble L'Instant Donné, Auditorium du Conservatoire de Reims.

ITALIAN PREMIERE: 15.02.2010, HEMISFERIOS ARTIFICIALES (2001), for six players , Italian premiere. Ensemble “Geometrie variabili” dell’OSN Rai, Francesco Pomarico, conductor. Festival RAI Nuova Musica 2010, Foyer – Rai NuovaLounge, Auditorium - Concerto, Turin, Italy.



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Last works concluded:


Marianne Piketty and Pascal Contet

ESPIRA III (2010), for violin and accordion, work dedicated to Pascal Contet and Marianne Piketty, commissioned by the Association AIE (Accordéon iIstrument Européen) and from the Association des Jeunesses Musicales de France.

next voice WORLD PREMIERE: 27.05.2011, Pascal Contet (accordion), Marianne Piketty, violin, Theatre de Cornauille - Scene Nationale de Quimper.



ROSA MUTABILE, for two instrumental groups, commissioned by the Festival Puentes, Madrid, Spain (see above).




COMMISSIONS AND PROJECTS 2010-2011:


UN POSIBLE DIA
(quasi un radiodramma)

FESTIVAL EXTENSION, LA MUSE EN CIRCUIT

(2010-2011)

A multi-format work, almost a radio play, for voice, actor, ensemble, interactive electroacoustic system and video, commissioned to Javier Torres Maldonado by the ENSEMBLE 2E2M, the French center for new technologies LA MUSE EN CIRCUIT, and the SNCA of Mexico.

WORLD PREMIERE: 20.05.2011, Maja Pavlovska (soprano), David Jisse, actor, ENSEMBLE 2E2M, Pierre Roullier (conductor), technique: La Muse en Circuit. Festival Extension, Théâtre de Villejuif, FRANCE.

NEW CD PROJECT: UN POSIBLE DIA will be recorded in a NEW COMPACT DISC co-produced by the ENSEMBLE 2E2M, the French center for new technologies LA MUSE EN CIRCUIT and FONCA (the National Endowmnet for Culture and Arts of Mexico.) The CD will be published by the label of LA MUSE EN CIRCUIT ALAMUSE (world distribution: DistrArt Musique SARL, Paris.)





Original radio play: Ana Candida de Carvalho
Lyric texts: Jose Manuel Recillas.
Graphic art and video: Magali Lara.
Sound design: Javier Torres Maldonado and Max Bruckert (GRAME, Centre National de Création Musicale of Lyons, France.)
Technique: La Muse en Circuit, Centre National de Creation Musicale.


Dialogues, virtualité et espaces pour l’imaginaire.

IRIDISCENTE (2010-2011), for percussions, piano, interactive electroacoustic system and video, commissioned by GRAME and SNCA (SIstema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, National Endowment for Culture and Arts) of Mexico.

WORLD PREMIERE: 12.05.2011, Yi-Ping Yang (percussions), Candida Felici (piano), technique: GRAME (Centre National de Création Musicale), Festival Journées GRAME, Opera de Lyon, Lyons, FRANCE.

Electroacoustic and musical informatics: Max Bruckert (GRAME) and Javier Torres Maldonado.
Sound engineer: Max Brucker (GRAME).
Video: Danio Catanuto.

In the same concert: ORIOR (1997), for piano.

Conference: CONTEMPORARY CREATION IN MEXICO, by Javier Torres Maldonado and Ana Lara.

See all details of both events:
Dialogues, virtualité et espaces pour l'imaginaire, official web site of GRAME.












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navarrete x kajiyama experimental dance theater image

next voice ATLACUALO (2010-2011), the ceasing of water.
Acousmatic music for a multidisciplinary work, commissioned to Javier Torres Maldonado by the Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Company fo San Francisco (U. S. A.)

Technique: GRAME (Centre National de Création Musicale)
Sound design: Javier Torres Maldonado and Max Bruckert.

performance of navarrete x kajiyama


next voice WORLD PREMIERE: 05 and 06.03.2011, Navarrete x Kajiyama Dancetheater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (U. S. A.)

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2007-2011

Destellos, abismo, new work for voice and ensemble 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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