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Isabel Mundry

wurde 1963 in Schlüchtern/Hessen geboren und wuchs in Berlin auf. Von 1983 bis 1991 studierte sie an der Berliner Hochschule der Künste Komposition bei Frank-Michael Beyer und Gösta Neuwirth, außerdem elektronische Musik am Studio der Technischen Universität sowie Musikwissenschaft, Kunstgeschichte und Philosophie. Zwischen 1986 und 1993 lehrte sie Tonsatz und Analyse an der Berliner Kirchenmusikschule und an der Hochschule der Künste Berlin. Von 1991 bis 1994 setzte sie ihre Kompositionsstudien bei Hans Zender in Frankfurt a.M. fort; zwischen 1994 und 1996 ging sie nach Paris, wo sie u.a. einen einjährigen Kurs für Informatik und Komposition am IRCAM besuchte; anschließend lebte sie freischaffend in Wien. 1996 wurde Isabel Mundry Professorin für Komposition und Tonsatz an der Frankfurter Musikhochschule, sie unterrichtete außerdem beim japanischen Akiyoshidai-Festival und bei den Darmstädter Ferienkursen und gab Meisterkurse an den Musikhochschulen Kopenhagen (2002) und Tiblissi (2007). Seit 2003 hat sie eine Kompositionsprofessur an der Musikhochschule Zürich inne. Isabel Mundry erhielt zahlreiche Stipendien und Preise, u.a. den Boris-Blacher-Preis, den Schneider-Schott-Preis und den Förderpreis der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung. Ihr Musiktheater Ein Atemzug — die Odyssee bekam 2006 den Kritikerpreis als Uraufführung des Jahres.
Bei verschiedenen internationalen Institutionen war Isabel Mundry Composer in Residence, u.a. 2007/08 bei der Staatskapelle Dresden.

Audrey Chen

is a Chinese-American musician who was born into a family of material scientists, doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976. Parting ways with the family convention, she turned to the cello at age 8 and voice at 11. After years of classical and conservatory training in both instruments, with a resulting specialization in early and new music, she parted ways again in 2003 to begin new negotiations with sound in order to discover a more individually honest aesthetic.
Now, using the cello, voice and analog electronics, Chen´s work delves deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. A large component of her music is improvised and her approach to this is extremely personal and visceral. Her playing explores the combination and layering of a homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello. She works to join these elements into a singular ecstatic personal language.
Recently, her primary focus has been her SOLO project but she is also involved in many various collaborations. Among musicians, she has worked with Phil Minton, Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura, Ko Ishikawa, Elliott Sharp, Aki Onda, Phill Niblock, Frederic Blondy, Jerome Noetinger, C. Spencer Yeh, Alessandro Bosetti, Mats Gustafsson, Mazen Kerbaj, Michael Zerang, Tatsuya Nakatani, Le Quan Ninh, Joe Mcphee, Susan Alcorn, Michele Doneda, Paolo Angeli, Gianni Gebbia, plus many more. Some current projects include: duos with Phil Minton, Frederic Blondy, Robert van Heumen, Katt Hernandez, Nate Wooley, and Id M Theft Able. Trio with Nate Wooley and C. Spencer Yeh. Plus three new quartet projects with Jeff Carey/Morten J. Olsen/Raed Yassin, Miya Masaoka/Hans Grusel/Kenta Nagai and also with Frederic Blondy/Michael Johnsen/Jerome Noetinger. Chen has performed in Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Canada and the USA. She is currently based in Baltimore, MD USA but primarily maintains an active touring schedule throughout Europe. www.myspace.com/audreychen

Manon-Liu Winter

piano, clavichord, improvisation, composition Lebe und arbeite in Wien. Konzerttätigkeit in Deutschland, Italien, Großbritannien, Albanien, Tschechien, Ungarn, Frankreich, Norwegen, Polen, Lettland, Slowakei, Schweiz, Spanien, USA, China, Australien, Neuseeland und Österreich. Besonderes Engagement für Neue und experimentelle Musik Solo oder in Ensembles, zahlreiche UA sowie ÖE; Konzerte freier Improvisation mit Musikern wie Audrey Chen, Gene Coleman, George Cremaschi, Isabel Duthoit, Franz Hautzinger, Katharina Klement, Jon Rose, Clayton Thomas, Christian Wolff, uva. Konzerte im Konzerthaus Wien, u.a. bei Wien Modern, Jeunesse musicale, KlangArten, TonART Bern, turning sounds Warsaw, Komponistenforum Mittersill, Studio Akustische Kunst WDR Köln, Kulturschutzgebiet St.Johann, Kalleidophon Ullrichsberg, Wien-Berlin Festival, Osterfestspiele Innsbruck, BrucknerHaus Linz, Donau Festival, Radiokulturhaus Wien, Fast Forward, MAK-Wien, V:NM Festival Graz, Dampffabrik Bern, Studio del Arte, Roma, Osterfestspiele Hall in Tirol, Congresscenter Brno, Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Nownow Festival Sidney 2007,VitaminS Auckland, NZ, ars electronica Linz 09, HKW Berlin 2009, ACF NY 2010, ISEA-Ruhr 2010, etc. Rundfunkaufnahmen/Fernsehproduktionen/CDs. Universitätsdozentin an der Universität für Musik Wien für Freie Improvisation und für Klavier.

Gene Coleman

Gene Coleman is a composer, musician and director. He has created over 50 works for various instrumentation and media, often using complex notations and improvisation in the same score. Innovative use of sound, image, space and time allows Coleman to create work that expands our understanding of the world. Since 2001 his work has focused on the global transformation of culture and music's relationship with other media, such as architecture, video and dance. He studied painting, music and film making at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where his principle teachers included legendary experimental film artists Stan Brakhage and Ernie Gehr, as well as Robert Snyder (music) and Barbara Rossi (painting). Coleman has an extensive record working internationally. He was composer in residence at the Kunst Raum Sylt Quelle (June 2008) Westwerk in Hamburg, Germany (March 2007), the Taipei Artists Village (Nov. and Dec. 2007) and others. In July 2005, he was a recipient of grants from Meet the Composer and the US State Department for a composer's residency in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2003 and 2004 he was guest composer and artistic director of "Transonic" an innovative music festival at the House of World Cultures in Berlin. In 2001, he received a fellowship from the NEA/Japan-US Friendship Commission and lived in Japan for 8 months. In 1987 he founded Ensemble Noamnesia, a group that plays new and experimental music and has worked with many famous composers including Helmut Lachenmann. Since 2000 he has been the artistic director of Soundfield, a producing and presenting organization with operations in Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, New York and internationally. His ongoing projects feature musicians from many parts of the globe. Works such as "Kyoto In_Ex", "YAGO" and "Andolangen" explore music's relationship with video and architecture. With musicians from the Tokyo experimental music scene and traditional Japanese musicians he created the group "Ensemble N_JP". Many important music groups and organizations have commissioned him, including Klangforum Wien, The Culture Foundation of North Rhine Westphalia, Nexus Gallery, The Japan Society New York, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, the Ernst von Siemens Foundation, Chamber Music Now, Network for New Music and others. These projects have brought Coleman and his work to diverse audiences in Europe, Asia and North America. More info at: www.soundfield.org

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