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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
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.



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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 12.2013 — GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION, BILBAO, SPAIN —MASIH, FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET (VERSION WITH ELECTRONICS), COMPOSED FOR THE 5th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE WORK COMMISSIONED BY SIGMA PROJECT QUARTET AND CONACULTA


Sigma Project

FONCA

MASIH (2012-2013), FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET (VERSION WITH ELECTRONICS), 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. The first world performance of the version with electronics will take place on December 2013 at the Guggenheim Foundation of Bilbao, Spain. More details will be given soon.



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 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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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

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: 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

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button MEXICO —NEW WORK FOR WIND QUINTET, COMMISSIONED BY THE MEXICO CITY WIND QUINTET AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR CULTURE AND ARTS OF MEXICO, FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE IN OCTOBER 2013.

mexico city wind quintet

button NEW WORK COMMISSIONED BY THE MEXICO CITY WIND QUINTET.
Javier Torres Maldonado will compose a new piece for one of the must important Mexican chamber groups. The first world performance will take place in September 2013. More details will be given soon.


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.

button 25.01.2013

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 PAPER: RELAZIONI PLURIDIMENSIONALI FRA SUONO, SCRITTURA STRUMENTALE, ORCHESTRAZIONE AUTOMATICA E COMPOSIZIONE ELETTROACUSTICA IN UN POSIBLE DÍA, QUASI UN RADIODRAMMA — VOLUME ARTE, SUONO, RELAZIONI TRA SCIENZA E COMPOSIZIONE MUSICALE, EDITED BY CESARE BELTRAMI. PUBLISHER: FRANCO ANGELI.


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

Volume: Arte, suono, relazioni tra scienza e composizione musicale, edited by Cesare Beltrami. Publisher: Franco Angeli.

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.


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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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 20.02.2014 — BREST, FRANCE —SEGUNDO LIBRO DEL CANTO ALADO, FOR CLARINET AND STRING QUARTET (REVISION 2013): FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE SILLAGES ENSEMBLE SILLAGES SEASON, QUARTZ THEATER OF BREST


Ensemble Sillages


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

ENSEMBLE SILLAGES

ENSEMBLE SILLAGES SEASON, QUARTZ THEATER OF BREST, FRANCE.



button 03.2014 — SALAMANCA, SPAIN — SEMINAR IN COMPOSITION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES CONSERVATORIO SUPERIOR DE MUSICA OF SALAMANCA.


SEMINAR IN COMPOSITION, CONSERVATORIO SUPERIOR DE MUSICA DE SALAMANCA, SPAIN.

More details will be given soon.



button 03.2014 — CONSERVATOIRE OF PERPIGNAN, FRANCE — NEW PIECE FOR THE BASSOONIST WENDY HOLDAWAY FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE WORK COMMISSIONED BY THE CONSERVATORY OF PERPIGNAN


NEW PIECE FOR THE BASSONIST WENDY HOLDAWAY COMMISSIONED BY THE CONSERVATORY OF PERPIGNAN, FIRST WORLD PERFORMANCE IN 2014.

WENDY HOLDAWAY, BASSOON.





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