The Chopin University of Music
St. Okólnik 2, 00-368 Warszawa
Coordinator Dr. Leszek Lorent
It is now 80 years since the liquidation of the Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Poland. Roman Haubenstock-Ramati managed to escape and was accepted to study in Lvov, Ukraine, until he had to flee again from the darkest forces of the last century.
His epic ‘Konstellationen’ consists of 25 graphic scores. While the visual beauty of these images is obvious, the question of how exactly to interpret his breaking lines and disembodied note heads remains unanswered. Haubenstock-Ramati’s graphics build a web of associations, using basic symbols – bold lines, scattered dots, architectural circles – in new contexts, mixing and changing the perspective between foreground and background.
In the workshop New Paths for Interpreting Graphic Scores, dedicated to musicians, Per Åke HOLMLANDER and Anders NYQVIST will teach how to interpret graphic scores.
Workshop participants will work on the following material:
Roman HAUBENSTOCK-RAMATI: “Konstellationen”
Olle BONNIÉR: “Pling” & “Plingeling”
Per-Åke HOLMLANDER: “a B-O-X piece”
Born in 1957 in Skellefteå in the very north of Sweden. Holmlander received his diploma in classical tuba in 1983 at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm with Michael Lind as a teacher. Holmlander has always worked simultaneously with improvisation, jazz and rock music as well as classical and contemporary music.
As an improviser Holmlander has worked with – Eje Thelin, Marilyn Crispell, Paul Lovens, Folke Rabe, Phil Minton, Sten Sandell, Sven-Åke Johansson, Gunter Christmann, Kjell Westling, Keith Rowe, Georg Riedel, Position Alpha, The Swedish Radio Jazz Group, Barry Guy New Orchestra, Ken Vandermark – Territory Band & Resonance Ensemble, London Jazz Composers Orchestra, Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Swedish azz, Fredrik Ljungkvist and his Yun Kan 5 & 10, Fire! Orchestra…..among many many others.
Holmlander works a lot with theatre music, sometimes he plays solo and he regularly works with his own Carliot – It´s never too late Orchestra, Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, Fish & Steel, and recently with Gabrielle Mitelli – E.G.O. – EuropeanGalacticOrchestra, Parti & Minut, Inner Ear, Torden Kvartetten & Mats Gustafsson NU-Ensemble.
Per-Åke has participated in more than 100 records and 1800 theatrical performances. He has given concerts in 39 countries and he is since December 2008 a member of the government run – Musikalliansen.
Anders Nyqvist was born in 1977 in Sweden and started playing the trumpet at the age of 10. After graduating from high-school in his home town of Trollhättan, he was offered a scholarship to study music at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. There, he studied both trumpet and voice, but soon decided on the trumpet as the instrument of his choice.
After three years in Hong Kong, he was awarded a scholarship to continue his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
He became a member of Klangforum Wien in 2004.
For Anders Nyqvist, the opportunity to work with composers, developing new sounds, contributing his experience and being part of the creative process, is an essential ingredient of music making. He has performed internationally both as a soloist and with chamber music ensembles at most of the major festivals and concert venues. As a soloist, he has performed with ensembles and orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, and Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich.
Since 2009, he has taught trumpet for the Performance Practice in Contemporary Music degree program, at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz; and from 2011 also at the University of Music in Vienna. He also regularly conducts master classes in Europe and Asia.
Numerous pieces have been written especially for him by composers such as Matthias Pintscher, Bernhard Gander, Bernhard Lang, Pierluigi Billone, Nina Šenk, and Roland Freisitzer.
Anders Nyqvist has also participated in a great number of CD, DVD and television productions.