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World première of Impossibility of being still

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 11 November 2013

Wen Liu: world première of Impossibility of being still (c) Thomas Albdorf
Franz Michael Fischer, vln; Sylvie Lacroix, fl; Milan Karanovic, vc; Krassimir Sterev, acc; cond. Martin Kerschbaum; Lars Mlekusch, sax.

Elisabeth Dutz, Oesterreichische Nationalbank; Wen Liu; Eric Marinitsch, Universal EditionSnapshots from the successful world première of Wen Liu’s Impossibility of being still for ensemble on Thursday, 7 November, at the RadioKulturhaus in Vienna.

Wen Liu is the winner of the Ö1 Talentebörse composition prize 2012, a cooperation of Radio Ö1, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank and Universal Edition.

The Austrian radio station Ö1 will broadcast a recording of the concert on 13 November at 23:03, the live webstream is available here.



Wen Liu: Impossibility of being still

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 06 November 2013

Ö1 Talentebörse
Wen Liu
is the winner of the Ö1 Talentebörse composition prize 2012, a cooperation of Radio Ö1, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank and Universal Edition. Her work Impossibility of being still for ensemble will be premièred tomorrow, 7 November, at the RadioKulturhaus in Vienna.

Wen Liu (c) Wen Liu“The I Ching teaches us that nothing is constant in this world – not things, not people, not even the universe. The book ends with the 64-sided hexagram; despite apparent stationary balance, Nature is in unceasing motion. […] I attempted to unite yin and yang in this piece; the music, every sound, every harmony, everything in motion, intermingling.” (Wen Liu)

Wen Liu: Impossibility of being still
for ensemble | 17'
world prem. 07.11.2013, RadioKulturhaus, Vienna; Franz Michael Fischer, vln; Sylvie Lacroix, fl; Lars Mlekusch, sax; Milan Karanovic, vc; Krassimir Sterev, acc, cond. Martin Kerschbaum

Ö1 Talentebörse composition prize 2013

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 04 October 2013

Alejandro del Valle Lattanzio (c) by Winnie KüchlAlejandro del Valle-Lattanzio is the winner of the Ö1 Talentebörse composition prize 2013. Del Valle-Lattanzio was born in 1986 in Bogotá, Colombia, and studies electro-acoustic composition under Karlheinz Essl at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.

The annual composition award, which is endowed with 10.000 Euro and was given for the third time by Ö1, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) and Universal Edition, is offered to students of composition of the five Austrian universities of Vienna, Linz, Salzburg and Graz.

Furthermore, Universal Edition will publish a work by Alejandro del Valle-Lattanzio.