The guest for 2018 Composer’s Treat is the composer and performer Jasna Velickovic. Jasna will stay from 29 of April for one week at Buitenwerkplaats to work on a new piece for velicon and percussion, collaborating with the percussionist Marijn Korff de Gidts.
Her work focuses on sound extension of traditional instruments, as we can hear in Shadow Studies and Ombre, or moi non plus. With compositions such as Last Song, Fantasia, Song Without Words, Good Bach she creates a new sound narratives deriving from existing music. Velicon is Jasna's most recent performing setup made out of permanent magnets and coils as part of her ongoing artistic research whose aim is the creation of tools that facilitate playing on instruments or objects using the transformative acoustic possibilities of electromagnetic field.
Jasna Velickovic won the 28th Irino Prize (2007) in Tokyo. Last Song (for percussion quartet) was nominated for the Dutch Toonzetters Award (2011), received a recommendation at the Unesco Rostrum of Composers (2011) and selected for the ISCM World Music Days (2012). In 2012 she was a finalist of the ECPNM Live-Electronics Competition.
The final gathering with performance and presentation will take place on the 20th of May in the venue De Ruimte.
Marijn Korff de Gidts, click on image for info, or Marijn's facebook
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