Vinko Globokar: SICPP Composer-in-Residence 2016

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We are thrilled to announced that Vinko Globokar will be the Visiting Composer-in-Residence at SICPP 2016! Globokar is world-renowned both as a prolific composer of avant garde music and as a masterful trombonist. Globokar is a champion of extended performance techniques, unconventional notation, and spontaneity/improvisation in live performance.
Additionally, the pianist Marilyn Nonken will be SICPP 2016’s Guest Artist. Nonken is a champion of contemporary music, and is a noted and formidable interpreter of the music of the New York School, New Complexity, and Musique Spectral camps.

Next summer’s SICPP festival takes place June 17-25th, 2016 at New England Conservatory in Boston. Known colloquially as “Sick Puppy,” the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice is a yearly contemporary music festival which will hold its 20th season in 2016. The festival attracts students and performers of new music from all around the country and internationally, and draws a wide audience to its thirteen free concerts (13 concerts in just 9 days!).
Started as a piano festival in 1997, SICPP now also offers intensive studies for instrumentalists, electronic musicians, and composers. Online applications will be available soon, and the deadline to apply is early February 2016. Learn more on the SICPP website.

Globokar - photo credit Marianne Fleitmann
Composer-in-Residence Vinko Globokar studied trombone at the National Conservatory in Paris, composition and conducting with René Leibowitz, counterpoint with André Hodeir, and continued his studies with Luciano Berio. He has performed the premières of a many works for trombone by Luciano Berio, Mauricio Kagel, Karlheinz Stockhausen, René Leibowitz, Louis Andriessen, Toru Takemitsu, Jürg Wittenbach and others and conducted his own works with the orchestras of Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Radio France, Radio Helsinki, Radio Ljubljana, and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Warsaw and Jerusalem. From 1967 to 1976 Globokar was professor at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. From 1973 to 1979 he ran the department of instrumental and vocal research at IRCAM in Paris. From 1983 to 1999 he was teaching and conducting the 20th-century repertoire with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana based in Fiesole (Florence). In 2003 he was made an honorary member of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM).

Marilyn Nonken
Guest artist Marilyn Nonken is Director of Piano Studies, Associate Professor of Music and Music Education, NYU Steinhardt and commands a repertoire comprising the complete piano music of Schoenberg and Boulez, as well as works by pioneers of the New York School (Feldman, Wolff, Lucier), the New Complexity (Dillon, Eckardt, Ferneyhough, Finnissy), and musique spectral (Dufourt, Fineberg, Murail, Vivier). Her performances have been presented at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Miller Theatre, the Guggenheim Museum, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Roulette (New York), IRCAM and the Théâtre Bouffe du Nord (Paris), the ABC (Melbourne), Instituto Chileno-Norteamerican (Santiago), the Music Gallery (Toronto), the Phillips Collection, Menil Collection, and conservatories and universities around the world. Festival appearances include Résonances and the Festival d’Automne (Paris); When Morty Met John, Making Music, Works and Process, and Composers Now (New York); American Sublime (Philadelphia); The Festival of New American Music (Sacramento); Musica Nova (Helsinki); Aspects des Musiques d’Aujourd-­‐hui (Caen); Messiaen 2008 (Birmingham, UK); ATEMPO (Caracas); New Music Days (Ostrava); Musikhøst (Odense); Music on the Edge (Pittsburgh); Piano Festival Northwest (Portland); Unruly Music (Milwaukee); and the William Kapell International Piano Festival and Competition. Recent releases include her monograph “The Spectral Piano: From Liszt, Scraibin, and Debussy to the Digital Age” (Cambridge) and the recordings “Voix Voilées: Spectral Music for Piano” (Metier), “A Distant Music” (New World), and “Subject” (Tzadik). She has recorded for Lovely Music, Albany, Divine Art, Innova, CRI, BMPO Sound, New Focus, Kairos, Mode, and Bridge.

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