fri. oct. 28 2022

Vítková · Dahl · Matbou Riahi
20:00 Uhr

Lucie Vítková solo (Akkordeon) · Aron Dahl solo (Elektronik) · Mona Matbou Riahi solo (Klarinette
Aron Dahl is a composer, filmmaker, sound synthesist, performance artist, saxophonist and songwriter from Norway based in Los Angeles. His work is a genre defying mix of auto fiction and documentary, ambient, chamber music, field recordings, techno and nativistic pop, encompassing themes of identity, alienation, BDSM and transcendence.

Lucie Vítková is a composer, improviser and performer (accordion, hichiriki, synthesizer, harmonica, voice and dance) from the Czech Republic, living in New York. During their studies of composition at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (CZ), they have been a visiting scholar at Royal Conservatory in The Hague (NL), California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (USA), Universität der Künste in Berlin (D), Columbia University in New York (USA) and at New York University. Their compositions focus on sonification (compositions based on abstract models derived from physical objects) while in their improvisation practice, Lucie works with the characteristics of discrete spaces through the interaction between sound and movement. In Lucie’s recent work, they are interested in the social-political aspects of music in relation to everyday life and in reusing trash to build sonic costumes and instruments. They have been nominated for the 2017 Herb Alpert Awards in Arts in the category of Music, were commissioned by the Roulette Intermedium in 2017 and have become Roulette resident artist in 2018. They have put together two ensembles – the NYC Constellation Ensemble (focused on musical behavior) and the OPERA Ensemble (for singing instrumentalists). In their dissertation, Compositional Techniques of Christian Wolff and Social Aspects in Music, which was published in 2021, Lucie analyzed music of Christian Wolff, researching on compositional techniques which change relationships between players to reform established hierarchies in music. Lucie’s teachers and collaborators include George Lewis, Suzanne Cusick, Ellie Hisama, Miya Masaoka, Petr Kotík, Hitomi Nakamura, Teerapat Parnmongkol, Jolana Havelková, Muyassar Kurdi, Haruhiko Okabe, Jaroslav Šťastný, Teodora Stepančić, James Ilgenfritz, Stevie May, and Graham Haynes.

Mona Matbou Riahi, was born in 1990 in Tehran. During her early years of music education she studied in “Tehran conservatory of music”. At the age of 17, She moved to Vienna for further studies and entered the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. She has been experiencing art and music in this city as a performer-Composer-Improviser since then. Her unique approach of performing and boundless technical abilities in improvisation have mesmerized the audience internationally. Her music carries contemporary and classical elements, improvisation as well as electronic experimentation combined with extended technics and innovations in search of unheard sounds and personal language. She has been appeared on stage in different artistic formations and projects including dance, theatre and multi-media art in world-renowned festivals and concert venues.

Über Playground Album: “I love to think of music as a wild natural playground in which i feel like a child who greatly enjoys freedom and uncertainty of playing, imagining, searching, experiencing, finding, learning, making mistakes, failing, escaping, hoping, creating, re-creating, destroying, growing and changing again and again and again..”

link: echoraum
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feb.06, wien/Austria:
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feb.07, praha/Czech Republic:
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