no sun, no moon – Taipei

The next Saturday, Wu Cheng Yu will perform my work “no sun, no moon” for bass flute and electronic (fixed media) in a concert with the TimeArt Studio. This is a very young ensemble which is performing educational concerts most of all in the field of contemporary music. The goal of TimeArt Studio is to encourage the contact between composers and young interpreters.

The actual concert is focused on micro-tone music and will be July 30th, 2016 (2:30 pm), at the Institute of Taipei Philharmonic OrchestraB1F, No. 7, Sec.1, Jinan Rd.,Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Do not miss it if you’re going to be around in Taipei!





Zhou Long – Dhyana

Kazuko Hayakawa – Ho

Jorge Garcia del Valle Mendez – no sun, no moon

Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi – Tentatio 1 (Taku) & 2 (Reibo)

Francisco C. Goldschmidt – … murmuró con furia …





Du, Deiner, Dich, Dir – AuditivVokal Dresden

Du, Deiner, Dich, Dir - AuditivVokal DresdenThis coming Tuesday June 14th, 2016, AuditivVokal Dresden will perform an early work of mine in a new version: “Du, Deiner, Dich, Dir” for speaker and electronics (fixed media, 4-channel).

The concert will be performed two times, so you have two opportunities to join us! In the Palais im Großen Garten – Dresden takes place the concert series “OFFENES PALAIS – MUSIK UND KUNST IM GROSSEN GARTEN”. AuditivVokal Dresden will perform here the concert “MENSCHEN-SPRACHEN-MUSIK”. This concert is about the language taken from the point of view of its musical sense, as well as about the ineffability of the musical discourse. Language considered as a material structure.

My work “Du, Deiner, Dich, Dir” is based on the dadaist poem “An Anna Blume” by Kurt Schwitters. I attempted to capture the naive atmosphere of the poem from a dramatic perspective. This poem written in 1919 fluctuates constantly between a humorous, low-level naivety and looseness of the formulations and on the other hand a high drama. This dualism between the two concepts (the drama as an inner feeling and the naivety) is the premise of my work.

This work was originally conceived for a soloist vocal ensemble and electronic: commissioned by the Ensemble vocal modern for the Dresdner Tage der Zeitgenossische Musik 2002, this Version was never premiered due to flooding that affected Dresden at that time. 2003 I made a new version only for 4-channel electronic for the “next generation” Festival des Zentrums für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (ZKM). This version is the basis of the new revision commissioned by AuditivVokal Dresden. For this new interpretation of the work I took the speaker’s voice away from the electronic. This spoken part will be performed live by Cornelius Uhle, member of the Ensemble AuditivVokal Dresden.

Looking forward to hear this new interpretation from AuditivVokal Dresden, and of course to meet you in one of the two concerts!


MENSCHEN-SPRACHEN-MUSIK: Tuesday June 14th, 2016, 14:30 and 19:30

Palais im Großen GartenDresden, Hauptallee 5, Dresden (Germany)

AuditivVokal - Dresden



Mauricio Kagel – Der Turm zu Babel
Andreas F. Staffel – Sprachlos (Fuge)
Richard Röbel – Arabesken (Vermittlungsprojekt mit syrischen Flüchtlingen)
Gilberto Mendes – Motet em Ré Menor
Jorge García del Valle Méndez – Du, Deiner, Dich, Dir
Francis Poulenc – La Voix Humaine (Part 1)
Charlotte Seither – Echoes of O’s
Michael Edward Edgerton – abaGa baratur

no sun, no moon – Dresden

13323620_10205191263776170_5195247189901360970_oAnd finally (for those of you who always asked) no sun, no moon in Dresden! And even twice!! (actually three times!)

Alexander Sidoruk will perform my work first the 10th June at the Lange nacht der Wissenschaften in the Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” (20:00 and 22:00) and then the 30th June again in the Concert from Studio für Elektronische Musik. Both concerts will take place at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden.

no sun, no moon – CONCERTS

Lange Nacht der WissenschaftenKompositionsentwicklungen

Aufführungen von Werken für Soloinstrumente von Studierenden der Kompositionsklassen der HfM Dresden mit jungen Solisten der Flötenklasse. Mit Einführungen und Kommentaren der jungen Komponistinnen und Komponisten. Werke u.a. von Barblina Meierhans, Yukari Misawa, Magdalena Zimmermann, Alberto Arroyo, Pouria Egdami, Shen Hou, Nicolas Kuhn, Po Wei Tsang, Chongang Zhang und Jorge García del Valle Méndez.

Künstlerische Leitung: Prof. Mark Andre, Prof. Stéphane Réty, Moderation: Prof. Dr. Jörn Peter Hiekel

10 June 2016 – 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM – Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” Dresden, Kleiner Saal, Wettiner Platz 13, Dresden


Konzert Studio Elektronische Musik

Alexander Sidoruk

Einmal pro Semester stellen die Studierenden der Kompositionsabteilung neue Werke vor, die aus der Arbeit im Studio für Elektronische Musik entstanden sind.

Nico Sauer: Kammermusik 14000 (Fixed Media, Stereo), Alberto Arroyo: „Noch kein Titel“ (Flöte und Live-Elektronik), Jorge Garcia del Valle Mendez: “no sun, no moon” (Bassflöte und Live-Elektronik), Kaj Duncan David: „AND REA – ein Kurzperformance“ (Laptop Performance), Lorenzo Senni: „XMonsterX“ (Laptop Performance).

30 June 2016 – 7:30 PM – Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” Dresden, Großer Saal, Schützengasse, Dresden


no sun, no moon – iFIMPaC 2016


“no sun, no moon” is again on the road!

Karin de Fleyt will perform my work for for bass flute and electronic (fixed media) at the International Festival for Artistic Innovation iFIMPaC 2016 in Leeds (England).

The concert will be the next Friday, March 11th, 2016 (2:30 pm), at The Venue in the Leeds College of Music (3 Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD, United Kingdom).

In celebration of Leeds College of Music’s 50th Anniversary, the International Festival for Artistic Innovation presents from Thursday, 10 March 2016 to Friday, 11 March 2016 the iFIMPaC 2016.

Karin de FleytThe International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition (iFIMPaC) is a metropolitan festival and takes place at Leeds College of Music and venues around the City of Leeds. The festival creates a unique environment for composers, producers, performers, academics and students to perform and discuss their compositional/production work as practice-led research.

Do not hesitate to hear Karin de Fleyt performing “no sun, no moon” if you happen to be there!


no sun, no moon – Chapman University

Gianni Trovalusci will perform again my work “no sun, no moon” for bass flute and electronic (fixed media), this time at the Chapman University in Orange (South California) in the New Horizons Concert Series, which features performances by six leading contemporary music soloists and ensembles.

Gianni TrovalusciThe concert will be the next Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 (8:00 pm), at the Salmon Recital Hall in the Chapman University.

“Starting from the fifties and sixties of last century, the flute became an important medium in the field of Contemporary Music, taking part of a musical revolution destined to change composition and interpretation and the very idea of the musical language. Italian flutist Gianni Trovalusci in this recital will present an exciting selection of contemporary music for flute with live electronics from Italy and other countries. Music by Walter Branchi, Jorge García Del Valle Méndez, Paolo Rotili, Kaija Saariaho, and faculty member Dominique Schafer. Presented as part of the “New Horizons Concert Series,” and is presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles (IICLA)”.

My work “no sun, no moon” explores the duality of the combination acoustic instrument-electronic. In this work the bass flute and the electronics are two worlds, reality and parallel reality, two sides of the mirror. Both are the same thing and simultaneously its opposite, interacting and reacting one another.

Do not miss the performance of Gianni in this concert if you’re going to be around!


no sun, no moon – WOCMAT 2015

The next Friday, November 27th, 2015 (6:45 PM, Opening Concert I), my work “no sun, no moon” will be performed at the WOCMAT 2015 (International Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technology 2015), which will be held at the National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu (Taiwan) from November 27th to 29th. Cheng-Yu Wu will be playing the bass flute. He is well-known for his
creativity of playing different types of flutes for a wide variety of music styles and is specialized in contemporary music.


WOCMAT, established in 2005 at National Taiwan University, has been hosted annually by music, computer science or engineering departments/schools at various universities in Taiwan, and has gathered international researchers, scholars and renowned guests from both the music and technology domains.

home_2This year many world-renowned scholars are invited to present their recent findings in music and audio research, the guests include Prof. Hans Tutschku from Harvard Univrrsity, Prof. Daniel Teruggi from Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, Bry sur Marne, France, Prof. Jongwoo Yim from CREAMA at Hanyang University Korea, and former IRCAM researcher Alexis Baskind from the Hochschule für Musik Detmold in Germany, etc.

The workshop will consist of guest lectures, paper presentations, and music performances. Especially for this year, it will include sound installation, music and technologies exhibitions, as well.

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It’s going to be a really interesting Workshop. Do not hesitate to go if you are going to be in Taiwan!



National Chiao Tung University

1001 University Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 300


no sun, no moon – Bristol, Gent

Aeolian Progression is a duo formed by the flutist Karin de Fleyt and the composer David Ibbett, and they will be touring the UK and Belgium this November for a series of performances and lectures. This Tour will include my work “no sun, no moon” for bass flute and electronic.

“no sun, no moon” will be performed 13 November 2015 in Bristol (UK) at the University of Bristol, followed by a Masterclass for Bristol’s composers and performers, and 19 November 2015 at the Logos Foundation in Ghent (Belgium). Also 19 November there will be a lecture recital at the Gent Conservatoire for composers and performers.

Formed in 2014, Aeolian Progression seeks to unlock new sounds, potentials and expressions for flute and electronics.

Combining an extensive knowledge of modern flute repertoire with a unique fusion approach to electronic music, Aeolian Progression aspire to create works that embrace the fullest possible range of musical expression. Using the electronics as a ‘prism’ – the sound of the flute is refracted into diverse timbres, styles and textures which coalesce to create works of deep poetry and drama.



BRISTOL: 13 November 2015, 1.15 PM – 2:00 PM – UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, Victoria Rooms, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1SA

GHENT: 19 november 2015 – 8:00 PM – LOGOS FOUNDATION, Logos Loods, Bomastraat 24-26-28, 9000 GENT

Do not hesitate to go to the concerts if you are going to be around!


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黒い花びら [kuroi hanabira] – Tokyo

October 17th, 2015 (2:00 pm), Maki Kasai (Sax), Kyonga Im (Vlc) and Maki Ono (Pno) will premiere my work 黒い花びら [kuroi hanabira] for tenor saxophone, violoncello and piano at the headquarters of Pasona in Tokyo.

黒い花びら is based on the short poem by Ezra Pound “In a Station of the Metro” (1913):

“The apparition of these faces in the crowd;

Petals on a wet, black bough.”

This poem describes a moment in the underground metro station in Paris in 1912. Pound don’t describe the faces of the individuals in the metro but put them into the poem with an image: black petals. Therefore, it is considered an imagist text.

Pound may have been inspired by a ukiyo-e print by Suzuki Harunobu: “Woman admiring plum blossoms at night”, and and probably attempted to write haiku-like verse.

I was fascinated by this image or “graphic metaphor”, so I wanted to translate it into a sound impression. But in 黒い花びら I didn’t translate the meaning of the poem but the image it suggest: black petals (faces) hanging on a bough (metro train).

The darkness and anonymity of the image will be expressed in a short form with a single static element delimited by small gestures which define its contours. Everything happens very fast without leaving a trace.

This work is dedicated to Maki Kasai, Kyonga Im and Maki Ono.



Pasona Headquarters (Underground 1F) – C Hall: Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 2-6-4, Japan


黒い花びら [kuroi hanabira] - Maki Kasai, Kyonga Im and Maki Ono

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no sun, no moon – EMUFest 2015

My work “no sun, no moon” for bass flute and electronics has been selected for the EMUFest International Electroacoustic Music Festival 2015. This festival will be held October 5th to 14th this year at the “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory of Music and the Università Tor Vergata in Rome. “no sun, no moon” will be performed October 14th at the Auditorium Ennio Morricone in the Università Tor Vergata in Rome. This time the flutist will be Alessandro Pirchio.

Do not hesitate to go to the concert if you are going to be in Rome!

Auditorium “E. Morricone”
Facoltà di Lettere – Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”
Via Columbia, 1, 00133 Roma (ITALY)

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EMUFest International Electroacoustic Music Festival











no sun, no moon – NYCEMF 2015

The next Thursday, June 25, 2015 (3:30 PM, Concert 15) Gianni Trovalusci will perform my work “no sun, no moon” at the NYCEMF 2015 (New York City Electroacustic Music Festival). The concert will be at the Playhouse in the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St, New York, NY 10002.

no sun, no moon for bass flute and electronic - NYCEMF 2015

The NYCEMF is dedicated to showcasing the best electroacoustic music and video art from all over the world in New York City, through a multi-day festival. The festival includes electroacoustic music recorded alone in up to eight channels, works involving live electronics, works combining musical instruments or voices with recorded or live electronics, video and multimedia works, and audio and video installations. This festival will take place June 21-28, 2015 at the Abrons Arts Center and other locations in New York City.


My piece “no sun, no moon” combines the bass flute with fixed media electronics. The flutist can “read” the electronic, which is notated in the score, and follow it. The result is a sort of “chamber music” where one part is alive and suitable for interpretation and micro-changes, while the other (the electronic) is fixed and can not be changed. The work plays with different virtual acoustic spaces and the relationship with the real one on the stage.

The composition and creation of the electronics has been made exclusively with recorded samples of the bass flute. In this way I create a relationship between the two parts of the work: the real one (flute performer) and the virtual one (electronic).

Do not hesitate to hear Gianni play my piece if you happen to be in New York. It’s going to be an awesome concert!