Lukas Ligeti, Philippe Spiesser

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Lukas Ligeti +
Philippe Spiesser

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Philippe Spiesser
Programme du concert :
Traces IV pour Marimba, Martin Matalon
En Ryhtmoï pour vibraphone et électronique, Octavi Rumbau
Fit pour multi-percussion et électronique, Michelangelo Lupone

Lukas Ligeti
Lukas Ligeti (born 13 June 1965, in Vienna, Austria) is a composer and percussionist. His work incorporates elements of jazz, contemporary classical and various world musics.
Ligeti is of Hungarian ancestry and is the son of the noted composer György Ligeti (1923–2006). He holds a master's degree from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, where he studied composition with Erich Urbanner.
He travels frequently to Africa and has performed with musicians from Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Zimbabwe and several other African nations. His group, Burkina Electric, brings together electronica and Burkinabe popular music.
From 1994 to 1996 he was visiting composer at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University. He has worked with Elliott Sharp, George Lewis, Henry Kaiser and Roy Nathanson.
In 2006 he was visiting professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
He has lived in New York City since 1998 and resides in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Compositions have been commissioned by the London Sinfonietta, the Amadinda Ensemble Budapest, Icebreaker, the London Composers' Ensemble, the Synergy Percussion Sydney, the Ensemble Modern, Kronos Quartet, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bang on a Can and others.
Ligeti has been the recipient of many awards, including the 1990 Vienna promotion award for composers, a 1993 award of the Republic of Austria and composition fellowships and grants by the Arts Council of Santa Clara County/California and the Austrian state.

More than a percussionist Philippe Spiesser is an atypical and enthralling musician. Born in Strasbourg in France, he began his musical studies with the piano and the trumpet. He only got to discover his love for percussion at the age of seventeen. Five years later, as he performed with his university graduations, he successfully won a first prize in percussion and chamber music at the Strabourg’s National Conservatory in France. The following year, he obtained the National State Qualification and the National Teaching Certificat.

This fast growing development made Philippe Spiesser both an ardent teacher and a keen concert artist. Always travelling, and his mind always opened, he develops his imagination in contact with numerous surroundings, such as dance, theatre, image and electronic sounds. Today, he blossoms wonderfully by managing both his classes and his concerts.

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20u00: deuren
20:30: Philippe Spiesser.
Programma van het concert:
Traces IV voor marimba, Martin Matalon
En Ryhtmoï voor vibrafoon en electronica, Octavi Rumbau
Fit voor percussie en electronica, Michelangelo Lupone

21u30: Lukas Ligeti
Lukas Ligeti (born 13 June 1965, in Vienna, Austria) is a composer and percussionist. His work incorporates elements of jazz, contemporary classical and various world musics.
Ligeti is of Hungarian ancestry and is the son of the noted composer György Ligeti (1923–2006). He holds a master's degree from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, where he studied composition with Erich Urbanner.
He travels frequently to Africa and has performed with musicians from Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Zimbabwe and several other African nations. His group, Burkina Electric, brings together electronica and Burkinabe popular music.
From 1994 to 1996 he was visiting composer at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University. He has worked with Elliott Sharp, George Lewis, Henry Kaiser and Roy Nathanson.
In 2006 he was visiting professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
He has lived in New York City since 1998 and resides in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Compositions have been commissioned by the London Sinfonietta, the Amadinda Ensemble Budapest, Icebreaker, the London Composers' Ensemble, the Synergy Percussion Sydney, the Ensemble Modern, Kronos Quartet, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bang on a Can and others.
Ligeti has been the recipient of many awards, including the 1990 Vienna promotion award for composers, a 1993 award of the Republic of Austria and composition fellowships and grants by the Arts Council of Santa Clara County/California and the Austrian state.

De percussionist Philippe Spiesser is bovenal een boeiende en atypische vertolker. Hij is levendig en geestdriftig en reproduceert tal van nooit vertoonde ervaringen en ontmoetingen met ‘makers’ uit alle kunsttakken. Als gepassioneerd musicus put hij inspiratie uit het contact met andere artistieke disciplines, zoals dans, theater, beeld en elektronica, hetgeen op zijn beurt nieuwe werken voortbrengt. Hij heeft zich voornamelijk toegelegd op het oeuvre van Philippe Hurel, Pierre Jodlowski, Bruno Mantovani, Michelangelo Lupone, Elzbieta Sikora, C.Lauba, Bruno Letort en Denis Dufour.
Sinds 2012 is hij ‘artist in residence’ in het Centro Ricerche Musicali in Rome, waar hij actief deelneemt aan het onderzoek van de transformatie van akoestische instrumenten door middel van elektronica. Voorbeelden hiervan zijn de Feed Drum en SkinAct, beiden bedacht door componist en onderzoeker Michelangelo Lupone. Hij zal deze resultaten van het onderzoek, door hem “verhoogde percussie” genoemd, onder de aandacht brengen van de studenten en hen zo nieuwe mogelijkheden aanreiken om instrumenten te benaderen.