David Wolfson : Dual citizenship in the “classical” music world and the world of musical theatre

David Wolfson is a composer, music director, arranger, pianist and copyist who lives in New York City. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1985, and in that same year was the first recipient of the newly established Darius Milhaud Award and won the Bascom Little Fund’s Musical Theatre Composition Competition for his … Continue reading David Wolfson : Dual citizenship in the “classical” music world and the world of musical theatre

Zeno Baldi : Balancing the weight of sounds

Zeno Baldi is an Italian composer. He has written works for acoustic instruments and a variety of electronic devices. He is also active as a performer and sound designer for mixed media. His music has been presented at festivals such as London Ear Festival, Rondò (Milan), Firenze suona contemporanea, MATA (New York), and in venues … Continue reading Zeno Baldi : Balancing the weight of sounds

Balázs Horváth : Hungarian composer

Balázs Horváth was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1976. He studied composition at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest with Zoltán Jeney. He received his doctorate degree in composition at the same Academy in 2005, while teaching there as a senior lecturer. He also visited music seminars lead by Bryan Ferneyhough, Michael Jarrell, Marco … Continue reading Balázs Horváth : Hungarian composer

Chris Dench

Born in London, and brought up on England’s south coast, Chris Dench left Britain permanently in 1987, and is now an Australian citizen, resident in Ballarat, VIC.  Dench has been a composer since 1961, and has written upwards of seventy works. His music has been extensively performed, broadcast, and recorded, in Australia, North America, Europe … Continue reading Chris Dench

Rahilia Hasanova : bridging the two seemingly disparate worlds of Eastern and Western cultures

In the world of contemporary classical music, Rahilia Hasanova is known as a brilliant and prolific composer with a unique and powerful voice. The strength of her music is in bridging the two seemingly disparate worlds of Eastern and Western cultures. By combining the essence of her native (Azerbaijani) culture and traditional music that represents … Continue reading Rahilia Hasanova : bridging the two seemingly disparate worlds of Eastern and Western cultures

Ofer Pelz : unstable repetition

Ofer Pelz was born in Haifa (Israel) and lives in Montreal. His music explores the concept he defines as "unstable repetition" - repetitive fragments which always vary from repetition to repetition, all the while trying to keep a perceivable tension. Pelz composes music for diverse combinations of instruments and electroacoustic media, he is also an … Continue reading Ofer Pelz : unstable repetition

Alexander Schubert : combining different musical styles with contemporary classical concepts

Alexander Schubert (1979) studied bioinformatics and composition. Schubert’s interest explores cross-genre interfaces between acoustic and electronic music, combining different musical styles (like hardcore, free jazz, popular electronic music, techno) with contemporary classical concepts. Schubert has participated in his youth and early career in the above-mentioned genres both in groups and as a solo artist. Furthermore … Continue reading Alexander Schubert : combining different musical styles with contemporary classical concepts