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Samuel Andreyev talks with the performers and composers who are changing the music world today.

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Samuel Andreyev talks with the performers and composers who are changing the music world today.

    Episode 1: How I solved a compositional problem

    Episode 1: How I solved a compositional problem

    In this episode, Samuel Andreyev presents a lecture at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England. The lecture deals with how he solved a compositional problem, as well as the challenge of integrating timbre into the language of contemporary music.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Michael Finnissy, composer

    Michael Finnissy, composer

    Michael Finnissy is a British composer and pianist. This conversation was recorded via Zoom on 27 April 2022.

    00:00:00 Introduction
    00:01:12 The composition process
    00:06:38 Serialism
    00:10:05 MF’s critique of Grand narratives
    00:13:30 On teaching
    00:27:36 On originality
    00:38:36 On being an outsider
    00:48:13 Present-day obsessions
    00:52:13:08 Microtonality
    00:55:16:22 Instrumentation
    01:00:47:13 How MF works with pitch
    01:19:09:16 Patreon question: Drawing inspiration from nature
    01:22:14:07 Patreon question: New complexity

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Ian Pace, Round 2: Music in Higher Education

    Ian Pace, Round 2: Music in Higher Education

    Ian Pace is a pianist, musicologist and professor at City, University of London. This is his second appearance on the Samuel Andreyev Podcast. The conversation was recorded in London, UK on 5 April 2022.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    La naissance de la musique spectrale : Hugues Dufourt

    La naissance de la musique spectrale : Hugues Dufourt

    **EPISODE IN FRENCH / EPISODE EN FRANÇAIS**

    Hugues Dufourt privilégie les continuités et les lentes transformations d'un discours musical qui n'est que rarement interrompu. Il conçoit des formes par évolution de masses et travaille sur les notions de seuils, d'oscillations, d'interférences et de processus orientés. Pionnier du mouvement spectral, il lui accorde toutefois une définition plus large, cherchant à mettre en valeur l'instabilité que le timbre introduit dans l'orchestration. Sa musique repose sur une richesse de constellations sonores et harmoniques et s'appuie sur une dialectique du timbre et du temps. Il puise une partie de son inspiration dans l'art pictural, dont il retient essentiellement le rôle de la couleur, des matières et de la lumière (Dawn flight, quatuor à cordes créé en 2008 à Musica, Le Cyprès blanc et L'Origine du monde, créés à Musica 2004). Marqué par l'avant-garde française des années soixante, Hugues Dufourt participe aux activités de L'Itinéraire (1975-81) et fonde en 1977 le Collectif de Recherche Instrumentale et de Synthèse Sonore (CRISS) avec Alain Bancquart et Tristan Murail. Agrégé de Philosophie en 1967, il publie de nombreux écrits. Il est chargé de recherche (1973-85) puis directeur de recherche au CNRS (1985-2009) et crée en 1982 l'Unité Mixte de Recherche "Recherche Musicale" qu'il dirige jusqu'en 1995. Hugues Dufourt a reçu de nombreux prix, notamment en 2000 le Prix du Président de la République pour l'ensemble de son oeuvre, décerné par l'Académie Charles Cros. Ces dernières années, Hugues Dufourt a composé des oeuvres aux formations diverses, du piano seul (Tombeau de Debussy créé au Festival Musica 2018) au grand orchestre (Ur-Geräusch, créé en 2016 par l'Orchestre de la WDR, Les deux saules d'après Monet créé en 2020 à Vienne par l'Orchestre symphonique de la Radio), en passant par des petites formations (L'atelier rouge d'après Matisse, créé en 2020 à Varsovie par l'Ensemble Nikel) ou les percussions (Burning Bright, créé par les Percussions de Strasbourg au Festival Musica 2014). La Horde d'après Max Ernst, pour orchestre, commande du Lemanic Modern Ensemble et de Radio France sera créé au Festival Présences 2022.

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    New Music in Ukraine: Dina Pysarenko

    New Music in Ukraine: Dina Pysarenko

    Born in Donetsk (Ukraine), Dina Pysarenko is a pianist, accompanist at the National Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine, soloist of the Ukho Ensemble Kyiv and a laureate of the Levko Revutsky Award (2014) as well as the 6th International S. Prokofiev Competition (Saint-Petersburg, 2013). While still studying at the Donetsk Specialized Music School for gifted children, Dina was twice a laureate of the International Competition in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz in Kyiv. She graduated with Honours from Sergey Prokofiev Donetsk State Music Academy in 2009, where she studied with Prof. Lidiya Adamenko. Eager to embrace various styles in her repertoire, Dina devotes particular attention to contemporary music: since 2006 she has premiered a number of pieces by living composers, such as Yevhen Petrychenko, Serhiy Piliutykov, Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin and Oleksiy Voytenko, performing at important Ukrainian festivals such as KyivMusicFest, GogolFEST, Donbas Modern Music Academy, etc.

    Together with Ukho Ensemble Kyiv under the baton of Luigi Gaggero, she has given the Ukrainian premieres of several important pieces of the 20th and 21st centuries, including À propos du concert de la semaine dernière by Samuel Andreyev, ...quasi una fantasia... by György Kurtág, Kammerkonzert by Klaus-Steffen Mahnkopf, and the Piano concerto of György Ligeti. Dina participated in a conducting masterclass held by maestro Luigi Gaggero with the Ukho Ensemble Kyiv, making her debut as a conduc- tor with Intégrales by Edgard Varèse (2016) and Epicycle by Iannis Xenakis (2018).

    Since 2009, Dina Pysarenko has accompanied the class of Prof. Valeriy Ivko, one of the founders the of Ukrainian domra school. In the 2013/14 season she was accompanist at the Anatolii Solovyanenko Donetsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. She has also participated in three opera productions staged in the National Opera of Ukraine by Ukho agency and directed by Luigi Gaggero: Limbus-Limbo by Stefano Gervasoni (2016), Pane, sale, sabbia by Carmine Emmanuele Cella (2017), and Luci mie traditrici by Salvatore Sciarrino (2018). This interview was recorded on March 9th, 2022.

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    • 45 min
    Q & A: How Can Composers Earn a Living?

    Q & A: How Can Composers Earn a Living?

    00:00 Introduction
    00:41 Pieces that changed my life
    06:04 Thoughts on the ‘saturation’ movement
    08:48 Music and other art forms
    11:38 Is western music shallow?
    14:59 Beauty and modernism
    17:46 Are major keys happy and minor keys sad?
    20:11 Music and the body
    23:54 The techniques of today
    26:40 Early modernist harmony
    30:55 Finding your voice
    32:03 What is good counterpoint?
    34:05 Composition vs. tradition
    36:47 Avant-garde composers and the listening experience
    38:51 Will you make another album like The Tubular West?
    42:23 What is my favourite tonal music of today?
    43:25 Closing remarks

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    • 43 min

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