Virus #1

Virus #1

Project | Acoustic Instruments (2011,2012,2014,2015,2017)

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Compositions for live generated electronic resonating body (audio-score) and acoustic instruments (interpretation)

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It is a struggle and synthesis between two resonating bodies. Together they stay alive. Virus #1 is dedicated to individual instrument groups.

The live generated electronic resonating body is the host to which the sounds of the string players attach and adapt, they penetrate into it and use it for their replication. At first the body is immune, but during the course of the piece the body stops resisting, takes in the sounds of the string instruments, and allows the viruses to multiply freely.

Virus #1.0 for string quintett
Virus #1.1 mutation for wind quintet
Virus #1.2 mutation for piano
Virus #1.3 mutation for percussion solo
Virus #1.4 silk for Renaissance recorders
dedicated to Caroline Mayrhofer
Virus #1.5 for guitars, violine and violoncello
Virus #1.6 for violin solo dedicated to Andrii Pavlov
Virus #1.7 for flute solo dedicated to Anne La Berge

translated by Kimi Lum | supported by bm:ukk, ske, wien kultur, österreichisches kulturforum mexiko, österreichisches kulturforum kiev, OeAD Lviv, österreichische Botschaft Den Haag, bundeskanzleramt:österreich

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  • replication

  • Vilnius / Festival Druskomania 11

    co Festival Druskomania

  • Vilnius / Festival Druskomania 11

    co Festival Druskomania

  • Virus #1.2

    Echoraum 2012, Vienna | © Werner Korn

  • Virus #1.3

    Liquid Music 2014, Judenburg | © Heimo Ranzenbacher

  • Virus #1.3

    Jess Tsang, Montreal, TENOR 18 ©Robert Del Tredici

  • Virus #1.3

    Jessica Tsang, Montreal, TENOR 18 ©Robert Del Tredici

  • Virus #1.3

    Speak Percussion, TENOR 19, Melbourne © TENOR 19


  • 26 07 2019
  • Virus #1.3 Tenor Konferenz, Monash University, Melbourne performed by Speak Percussion
  • 25 05 2018
  • Virus #1.3 TENOR 2018, Montreal, perforemd by Jess Tsang
  • 08 09 2018
  • Virus #1.6 Hidden Alliances, Lentos, ARS Electronica Linz, performed by Andrii Pavlov
  • 10 11 2017
  • Virus #1.7 Splendor, Amsterdam, performed by Anne La Berge
  • 19 04 2015
  • Virus #1.2 tanz schritt weise | Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz | as the stimulus for Valentina Moar's choreography ZERO:25:TEN (UA)
  • 14 01 2015
  • Virus #1.4 silk air-borne | Alte Schmiede, Wien, performed by Carolione Mayrhofer
  • 04 07 2014
  • Virus #1.3 Liquid Music, Judenburg, performed by Igor Gross
  • 26 06 2012
  • Virus #1.2 IEM Graz Klassenabend Prof. Dr. Marko Ciciliani, performed by Manon Liu Winter
  • 11 05 2012
  • Virus #1.2 echoraum, Wien curated by K. Klement und B. Stangl, performed by Manon Liu Winter
  • 19 05 2011
  • Virus #1.0 e_may ´11 curated by Pia Palme & Gina Mattiello, performed by Phase
  • 15 05 2011
  • Virus #1.0 Youth Music Forum Kiev 2011 EM-VISIA 2011 curated by Alla Zagaykevych, performed by New Music Ensemble Ricochet

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Andrii Pavlov

The violinist Andrii Pavlov is a representative the young generation of Ukrainian musicians and a prize-winner of several competitions, among them Stasys Vainiunas International Chamber Music Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Johannes Brahms International Competition in Poertschach, Austria. He has performed in Ukraine, Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Iran and Syria. He has improved his professional skills in masterclasses with renowned musicians like Philip Setzer, Krzysztof Smietana, Marc Danel, Andrej Bielow and Alexander Pavlovsky.

Anne La Berge

Anne La Berge’s career as flutist / improviser / composer stretches across international and stylistic boundaries. website

Caroline Mayrhofer

Wien/Innsbruck/Brixen. Musician, studied recorder and cello at Linz, Vienna, Amsterdam. Solo concert performer and member of ensembles for early and new music in Europe, America, Asia. Participation in CD- and broadcust recordings (EMI digital, RecRec, RAI). Activities in improvisation, folk music, Arabian and Sefardian music. website

Ensemble Lietuvos oboju kvintetas | Vilnius

Robertas Beinaris (oboe, artistic director), Tomas Bieliauskas (oboe), Eugenijus Paskevicius (oboe d'amore), Petras Kuraitis (english horn), Arunas Zujus (bassoon)

Igor gross

Percussion studies in Vienna. Actic in contemporary music among others with Klangforum Wien, PHACE Contemporary Music, Ensemble 20. Jahrhundert, Ensemble Phidias, Ensemble Platypus. Soloconcerts and busy with imroversation. Continous projects with orchesteras like the Wiener Philharmoniker, RSO Wien, Staatsoper Wien und others.

Jess Tsang

Jess Tsang is a percussionist, researcher, and improviser based in Brooklyn, NY. She is endlessly examining how objects shape our lives, and how that might be translated into music. website

Manon Liu Winter

An intensive study of the music of the 20th century soon led her to collaborate with many composers. With programmes of music by the 2nd Viennese School and contemporary piano music, she performs as a soloist in Austria and at international festivals. experiments with the extension of the sounds of the piano using a prepared instrument and electronics; she also performs as an improviser. website

New Music Ensemble Ricochet | Kiev

Mykhailo Bilych, Galyna Bilych (violins), Andriy Makiy (viola), Zoltan Almashi (cello), Volodymyr Rozdolsiky (contrabasse)

PHACE | contemporary music | Wien

(former ensemble on_line) has been an active member of the contemporary music scene for many years and is one of the most innovative and versatile Austrian ensembles for contemporary music. website

Speak Percussion

Speak Percussion takes percussive art to its physical and conceptual extremes. We shape the sounds of 21st century Australian percussion music through the creation and presentation of ambitious arts projects. website

Students of Escuela Superior de Musica (1)

Octavio Arrellin Colungs, Juan Pablo Ruíz Maeso, Jonathan Emmanuel Noverón Ortega, Fabián Rangel, Adrián Rafael Belman Rivera

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