New Voice: Christian Mason

Website Born in London in 1984, Christian Mason was the recipient of the 2012 British Composer Award in the solo/duo category for Learning Self-Modulation, a work for violin and piano. This piece was co-commissioned by the Auditorium du Louvre, Paris; Wigmore Hall, London and the CDMC, Madrid, and was premiered by Carolin Widmann and Simon […]

New Voice: Peter Kerkelov

Peter Kerkelov describes a recent work ~ Talking about improvisation and chance here I provide a link to my latest composition “Two Symphonies and Postumus” for string quartet. For creating this piece I was inspired by the sound of wind chimes. Not only by their fragile, ringing sound but also by the idea of random […]

Pet Sound: Ryuichi Sakamoto + Taylor Deupree

Isolation, solitude, contemplation. These are the themes that discreetly weave their way through “Disappearance”, the first collaboration album between 12k’s Taylor Deupree and pioneering electronic composer and pianist 坂本龍一. The two began their musical dialogue in 2006 when Deupree was invited to remix a song from Sakamoto’s album “Chasm”. With the convenience of both artists living in New […]

Composer Profile: Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

Website Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (Montréal, 1975) is a composer and a performer on bass guitar and sound processing devices, in solo and within the groups ars circa musicæ (Paris, France), de type inconnu (Montréal, Québec), and Splice (London, England, UK). He is a member of the London-based collective Loop. His music is released by Empreintes […]

Christina Vantzou ~ Brain Fog

Website In the last decade Christina Vantzou has gone from an art student playing around with motion graphics and animations to designing projections for touring musicians, co-founding The Dead Texan with her partner Adam Wiltzie and eventually creating her own solo audiovisual project. The Dead Texan toured extensively in 2005-2006 and in 2007 Christina was […]

New Voice: Ben Jacov

Ben Jacov describes a recent work ~ “being far away from myself.  the alps – mountain tops, dust drowned valleys, moss covered bridges, noise gargling rivers. foreignness – not being away from the comfort zone. simply feeling foreign.  letting go physical awareness and wandering on that thin line, a point where future is about to […]

Composer Profile: Felipe Otondo

Website | Soundcloud Felipe studied acoustics in Chile where he started composing and performing music for experimental theatre developing several performance projects with actors and musicians. In 1999 he moved to Denmark to do post-graduate studies in sound perception at Aalborg University focusing on spatial sound and timbre perception. He studied composition at the Carl […]