18 Apr 2011


Pavlos Antoniadis
Luis Antunes Pena

9.30 pm

Pavlos Antoniadis (piano)
Luis Antunes Pena (electronics)


Antonio de Cabezón
Tiento del Tercer Tono (Fugas al Contrario) (mid-16th century)

Pascal Dusapin
Étude no.1 'Origami' (1998)

Béla Bartók
Szabadban (Out of doors) (1926)
Az Sippal, dobbal (With drums and pipes)
Az északa zenejé (The night’s music)
Hajsza (The chase)


Alex Mincek
Stems (2000/03), European Premiere

Iannis Xenakis
Mists (1980)

Night Concert

Luis Antunes Pena
Vermalung I - Westernmusik (2005/2011), for fixed-media and live electronics

Luis Antunes Pena
K-U-L-T (2011), performance for piano and live electronics


Luis Antunes Pena
Vermalung II - Donny G. (2006), fore 8-channel tape, 23 min

Pavlos Antoniadis studied piano performance in Nakas Conservatorium (Greece) with C. Partheniade, Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag wiht G. Madge, privately in London with Ian Pace, and in the University of California, San Diego (MA in Contemporary Piano Performance/Karis) on Fulbright / UCSD scholarships. He also holds a degree in Musicology by the National University of Athens and Advanced Theory certificates from the Athenaeum Conservatory. Since 2005 he has focused on post-1945 piano and ensemble repertoire, with performances and themed lecture-recitals in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Austria, Italy and the USA. He has worked with composers B. Furrer, W. Rihm, H. Lachenmann, B. Ferneyhough, M. Andre, and has recorded with S. Schick, J. Avery (Mode records), C. Curtis & A. Burr (Los Angeles River records). Ensemble coaching with Ensemble Modern (Paxos Masterclass) and Klangforum Wien (Impuls Academy). He is currently residing in Berlin, where he is the pianist of Ensemble Work in Progress-Berlin, and he is pursuing a PhD in Contemporary Performance Practice in the Hochschule für Musik Dresden (The development of a performer-specific navigational tool for complex piano scores after 1950) under Prof. Dr. Hiekel and Prof. Dr. Lessing).

Luís Antunes Pena, composer of electroacoustic and instrumental music, was born in 1973 in Lisbon. He studied composition in Portugal with Evgueni Zoudilkine and António Pinho Vargas and in Germany where he was a student of Nicolaus A. Huber, Dirk Reith and Günter Steinke at the Folkwang-Hochschule Essen and at the Institut für Computermusik und Elektronische Medien (ICEM). His compositions result from the intensive work on computer generated structures based on the development of his own computer tools. His interest in new forms of sound and rhythm are an important aspect of the latest production. His music has been played all over Europe and USA. He won composition prizes at the ECMC 25th Anniversary International Electroacoustic Music Competition (Rochester/USA) at the 11th Summer Seminar from Vienna, at the contests Óscar da Silva and Lopes Graça (Portugal), and his music has been distinguished and selected for the ISCM Festivals in Miami, the World Music Days Stuttgart, the Concours International de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges, the International Computer Music Conference, the Festival Internazionale di Musica Elettroacustica del Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma, or the Mantis Festival of the University of Manchester. He was one of the creators and artistic directors of the international music festival Jornadas Nova Música (1997-2002) together with Diana Ferreira and João Miguel Pais. He was granted the scholarship of the Foundation for Science and Technology from the Portuguese Ministry for Science and Education, the MozArt 250 scholarship from the Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland, the ZKM | Karlsruhe, and from the Experimentalstudio Freiburg. He worked at the studios of the ZKM and at the Visby Composers Centre (Sweden). He has had commissions from different institutions such as the Philharmonie Essen, DeutschlandRadio, Deutscher Musikrat, the theater im Depot, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Jeneusses Musicales Deutschland, the ZKM | Karlsruhe, the Kasseler Musiktage, and the Christoph Delz Stiftung (Basel). He worked at the Hochschule für Musik Karslruhe teaching Computer Music and Analysis. 2010 he was be Composer in Residence at the Kunst-Station Sankt Peter in Cologne. He lives currently in Germany working as a composer. 2008 he joined the music publisher sumtone.

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