audio / video examples







Nihilistic Study no.7 – For ensemble, electronic and virtual narrator
Commissioned by Moving Sounds Festival / ACF New York / Ensemble Mise-En
 
Video: Black Page Orchestra @ Artspace Oben
Unsafe+Sounds Festival Vienna 2014
 
A list of musical events inpired by the french painter Jean Dubuffet and his idea of an Art Brut. „Only nihilism is constructive.”(Jean Dubuffet, Asphyxiating Culture)
 
 

pitch study no.1 / contra violin – for violin and playback

Commissioned by Erik Carlson
 
Video: Eriika Maalismaa, violin (Tristero Piano Trio Helsinki)
 
Exploring the 4 strings of the violin in a humorous competition between the instrument and a heterogeneous sound mass of pitch sorted samples
 
 
 
 
 

Dead Girl (Requiem E) – for flute, e-guitar and electronics

Commissioned by Wien Modern / Black Page Orchestra
 
Video: Black Page Orchestra (Alessandro Baticci,Peter Mayer), Porgy&Bess Vienna
 
Deformed and deconstructed music of the past as a metaphor of a dark future? the fragmentation of an anthem, composed in july 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Konzert für die unsichtbare Hand (nach Adam Smith)
Commissioned by PHACE / Wiener Konzerthaus
 
Video: Ensemble Phace (Lars Mlekusch, Saxophone, Yaron Deutsch, E-Guitar, Mathilde Hoursiangou, Piano), Wiener Konzerthaus
 
The Concerto For The Invisible Hand (Adam Smith) is the sacred music of late capitalism, worshipping the last remaining god – the invisible hand of free market, which transforms the egoism of the individual into the benefit and wealth of the community.
 
 
 
Pancrace Royer: Le Vertigo
 
Video: Black Page Orchestra (conducted by Leonhard Garms), Unsafe+Sounds Festival 2016 Arena Wien
 
overcrowding this strange and unusual piece of baroque music from 1746 with dense clouds of musical events and occurances, renewing baroquian energies and wildness
 
 
 
 
 
nihilistic studies 4 – 6 (piano as neurosis)
Commissioned by Seda Röder for her CD Black and White Statements
 
Video: Ostap Manulyak, Ukrainian Biennale for New Music, Kiev 2013
 
3 pieces for piano on a music industry’s favourite theme:
1. bored roughneck
2. hysterical neurotic
3. dilettante egomaniac

 
 
 
TOP 10 (Form as Neurosis)
Commissioned by Nadar Ensemble / ACF Brussels
Video: Nadar Ensemble @ Ultima Festival Oslo 2013
Benjamin Glorieux, Violoncello, Elisa Medinilla, Keyboard
Just as in late capitalism, in which the narration of the world has been reduced on lists and rankings to satisfy the narcissistic feelings and the competition-fetish in the society (or of those who intend to lead it), is musical form here thought as a listing of competitive occurrences. The Top 10 try to surpass each other in tempo and acceleration, density, hysteria and idiocy. The musical spots of the competitive battle in its uselessly gaudy and flashy colouring are jumbled on top of each other and against each other.
The composition uses texts taken from the French revolutionary Louis Antoine de Saint-Jus (1767 – 1794) and the Dept sustainability Analysis on Greece from October 21st 2011 of the European Union, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 
 

MIDI TRILOGY (2009 – 2010)
As series of pieces with electronics based entirely on the standardized 128 General Midi Sounds. The compositions are dealing with issues such as democratisation of musical material, a profanation resp. demystification of music in general with the inclusion of everyday life sounds, as well as pointing out social circumstances of short-term mass production, and the relation between human and machine, the machine as extension of human’s capability, eventually becoming his competitor.




1. Concerto for saxophone and midi orchestra in d major – for saxophone and playback

 
Video: Gordan Tudor, saxophone, Dani Nove Glazbe Split 2009
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Concerto for harpsichord and ensemble in e flat major – for loud-speaker-sculpture,television and video-projection, ensemble and electronics
Video: Black Page Orchestra (Cond. Vasilis Tsiatsianis), Unsafe+Sounds Festival 2015 WUK Wien
Bildschirmfoto 2016-05-20 um 13.00.17
 
3. 2nd string quartet – for viola and 3 seated loudspeakers

 
Video: Jelena Poprzan, viola, Echoraum Wien
 
In the last piece, the 2nd string quartet, the outsourcing of humans by the system, in order to increase the shareholder value and optimize competitiveness, becomes obvious in the completely similar compositional treatment of man and machine.