Monday, December 14, 2009
CAMILLA HOITENGA & RAPHAËLE KENNEDY / LOUIS SCLAVIS TRIO
Dans le cadre du Festival Nuit d'Hiver #7 organisé par le GRIM
Time:8:30PM Wednesday, December 16th
CAMILLA HOITENGA, flûtes & RAPHAËLE KENNEDY, voix (France)
« Notre collaboration est née d’un goût et d’un engagement communs pour la musique de Kaija Saariaho qui, en faisant appel à chacune de nous, provoqua il y a quelques temps notre rencontre. Complicité, énergie, ludisme, poésie, travail sur la texture qu’offrent flûte et voix enlacées sont les atouts que nous souhaitons développer aussi bien dans le répertoire existant que dans des créations.
Aimons ! est une légère immersion dans certaines manifestations d’exaltation amoureuse, qu’elle soit humaine ou sublimée».
CAMILLA HOITENGA & RAPHAËLE KENNEDY
Kaija Saariaho - Changing Light
Patrick Burgan - Jeux de Femmes
Yu Kuwabara - Ohyarai Variations*
Pierre-Adrien Charpy - Matar, no te mataria.**
William Brooks - Sweet **
* European premiere
** World Premiere
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I'm beginning with a visit to composer-friends in Kyoto, Nagoya and Tokyo before embarking on the whirlwind tour of American centers from Osaka to Fukuoka and Kumamoto to Naha, then back to Tokyo and Nagoya. Of course every minute is full of interesting and "reportable" events or observations (even if this is about my 17th extended stay in this one of my favorite countries), but (as usual) a lot will have to be left to your imagination(s).
Most important - the program repertoire:
Classic: Kuhlau Caprice Nr. 10, Telemann Fantasies G-major, b-minor, E-major
Japanese: Takemitsu Itinerant, Harue Kondoh The Moon of Shighira, Yu Kuwabara Ohyarai Variations (WORLD PREMIERE)
American: Shirish Korde Tenderness of Cranes,
Mike Svoboda Music for Piccolo (from Something Bigger), Harold Meltzer Trapset for alto flute
"Christmas presents": some Stockhausen and Saariaho, plus some Nutcracker Suite and Christmas Carols (see above).
Am looking forward to presenting this music to various listeners in various venues....
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thanks for checking in, and I'm sorry I am not a real "blogger". Someday...(?) At some point I could report on the amazing concerts and students in Japan, on the Kaija Saariaho weekend in Hamburg, and then on the quick trip to London to see the new staging of her opera L'amour de loin at the Coliseum. Meanwhile, here are some recent photos: taken in Hamburg, in the British Museum, and in the Tate Britain!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
June 3 - arrive in Japan
June 5 - Nagoya Chikusa Playhouse, concert (flyer below)
June 12 - DEADLINE for registering for TWS Master Class!
June 13 - Kyoto Arts Complex, concert (flyer below)
June 15 - Toyko Ariake Junior College of Education and the Arts, lecture/concert
June 16 - Tokyo Waseda University, concert
June 18 - Tokyo US Embassy, concert
June 20 - Tokyo Wonder Site, Aoyama, Open Atelier
June 21 - Tokyo Wonder Site, Aoyama, Master Class
June 25 - leave Japan
July 3 - Hamburg (Germany), Musikhochschule, Master Class Saariaho
July 20-24 - Bad Homburg (Germany), Altana Summer Workshop
July 25-30 - Tallin (Estonia), recording with Tallin Chamber Orchestra
August 9-14 - Auvergne (France) Chateau Chazelles, Master Class: Cancelled!
This interesting program is organized by the composer Noriko Nakamura and the group Clumusica. I will be playing in three pieces:
Yoshihiko Shimizu:Tritoly(premiere) Camilla Hoitenga(Fl),Nobutaka Shimizu(Fl),Sei-ichiro Edo(Fl)
Noriko Nakamura:Bright Moon Music Ⅰ(premiere) Camilla Hoitenga(A-Fl, Miyako Oe (17&13Koto)
Mayu Masuda:Problematica(premiere) Camilla Hoitenga(Fl),Eri Nakai(Cl),Sumire Kisu(Vn),Kimitoshi Nakamura(Vla),Masanori Onishi(Vc),Moe Matsui(Pf)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Concert featuring new music by Miyuki Ito and Kumiko Okura:
Stockhausen: Zungenspitzentanz for piccolo (1983)
Kaija Saariaho: Changing Light (2002) for flute and soprano
Aribert Reimann: Parerga zu "Melusine" for soprano Solo
Miyuki Ito: The Sands of Time for bass flute (2003) (video
version) (video: Matthew Kleinrock)
Miyuki Ito: New Work (2009) for flute and soprano with
live electronics & video (video: Jun Kurumisawa, technical
support: Keio University, Waseda University)
Kumiko Omura: New Work (2009) for flute and soprano
Yuichi Matsumoto: Abraham Variations (2009) for soprano
Camilla Hoitenga, flute
Eiko Morikawa, soprano
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Helsinki: Two-day flute masterclass at the Sibelius Academy, for students of the academy as well as of the East Helsinki conservatory. Incredible flute-playing in this city!!!
Helsinki: "Parallel-Music" (my own music) for opening of Raija Malka's art exhibit at the AMA Gallery
Düsseldorf: Three days of judging "Jugend Musiziert" (the German version of Solo-and-Ensemble Festival). Great colleagues, some great young talent!
Bergisch Gladbach: Private concert at Schloss Bensberg with guitarrist Michael Quabeck
Marseilles: rehearsals of new and old(er) duets with soprano Raphaële Kennedy
Marseilles: new project with guitarrist Jean-Marc Montera
Montpellier: concert with harpist Héloïse Dautry, Orjan Sandred's Whirl of Leaves
Cologne: Altana school projects in the Internationale Friedensschule
Dresden: Dresdner Festspiele, concert with pianist Andy Rosso and cellist Felix Fan, Music by Aaron Jay Kernis and George Crumb
Japan: Tour details T.B.A.
Hamburg: Masterclass at the Hochschule on July 3
Tallin:CD recording of Marti Siimer's Flyer Saucer concerto for two flutes, with flutist Monika Mattiesen and the Tallin Chamber Orchestra
Monday, January 5, 2009
Without having made any resolutions toward improving my "web presence" this year, I will at least begin with announcing the next musical activities:
Ultraschall Festival in Berlin
31 January 2009 -- 19:00 Sophiensaal Concert with Hèloïse Dautry, harp
Music by Ton That Tîet, Pèter Koeszeghy, Kaija Saariaho, and Orjan Sandred
The piece by Sandred (a world premiere) is called "Whirl of Leaves" and is the most virtuosic work that we have tackled for a long time: whirls of notes, weeks and weeks of rehearsal....stay tuned!
1 February 2009 -- Haus des Rundfunks Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Wolfgang Lischke, conductor
Although this will be about my 17th performance of Saariaho's Aile du songe, it will my first with this conductor and orchestra. Also on the program are works by Saed Haddad, Malika Kishino & Fabian Panisell.
Preview: After the festival I'll begin preparing my own pieces, inspired by the ideas, procedures and paintings of the Finnish artist Raija Malka, all to be presented at her art opening:
7 March 2009 -- Helsinki