Shigenori Kudo was born in Sapporo, Japan, and studied at Toho Gakuen School of Music before completing his musical education with Jean-Pierre Rampal at the Paris Conservatory, where he gained his First Prize in 1979. The same year, he made his Parisian debuts with jean-Pierre Rampal at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees. Laureate of several international competitions, notably first prize-winner in the 2nd Paris International Flute Competition in 1978 and in the First Jean-Pierre Rampal International Competition in 1980, Shigenori Kudo's career takes him all over Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.
| As well as giving many recitals,he is invited by Conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Krzystof Penderecki,Ferdinand Leitner, Leonard Slatkin,Horst Stein Stein and Jean-Francois Paillard to perform with orchestras including the NHK Symphony, Saito-kinen, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Johannesburg National, English Chamber Orch, Wiener Kammerorchester, Salzburg Mozarteum orch, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Franz Liszt Chamber Orch, the Paillard Chamber orch, Belgen chamber, Rotterdam radio shimphony, les Orchestres Philharmoniques du Luxembourg et des Pays-Bas, the French national orchestras of Montpellier, Lille, Toulouse and all major Japanese orchestras.(Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Sapporo, etc...)
Shigenori Kudo is regular visitor to many international festival-Vienna, Hamburg, Firenze, New York Mostly Mozart, Saito-kinen, Mediterranean, Menton, Hong Kong, Seoul, Dvrovnic, Les Folles Journees(in Nantes and in Tokyo)-here his chamber music partners include Jessye Norman, Victoria des Los Angeles, Claude Bolling, Trio Pasquier, Zurich Trio, Marielle Nordmann, Pascal Roger, Anne Queffelec, Domnique de Williencourt and Vienna String Quartet. He was also a regular partner of Jean-Pierre Rampal's, with whom he made 2 exceptional recordings for Sony Classical in 1987 and 1988.
He made about 60 recordings for differents companies, including Erato,Sony,JVC,Meister Music,Pavane and Horizon,etc Apart from several recitals with piano,harp or guitar, and numerous concertos, his discography also offers Mozart Concerto KV313 and Sinfonia Concertante for flute, oboe bassoon and horn KV297b under Seiji Ozawa, and CD devoted to Toru Takemitsu's flute music (Itinerant), both of them released by Sony.
In 2004, his recital<Paysages>)(20th century French repertoire/Poulenc,Dutilleux,Gallois-Montbrun,Damase/Sony Japan)was chosen as <Best Recording>by Stereo agazine in Japan.
Shigenori Kudo currently resides in France and has been teaching since 1988 at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. He also give regularly masterclasses in Boston, New York, Washington, Pekin, Seoul, Taiwan, South America, South Africa, in Italy, Spain and Japan.
Since 2010, he is a Professor of Tokyo College of Music.
Dimitri Vassilakis began his musical studies in Athens, where he was born in 1967, continuing at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, in particular under Gérard Frémy, where he won First Prize for piano (unanimously), for chamber music and for accompaniment. He also studied with Monique Deschaussées and György Sebok. Since 1992 he has been a soloist with the Ensemble Intercontemporain. He has worked with Pierre Boulez, playing on Incises, the latter's most recent work for piano, and has also taken part in the recordings of Répons and sur Incises by Pierre Boulez for Deutsche Grammophon. Other composers he has worked with include Iannis Xenakis, Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and György Kurtàg. His recording Le Scorpion with the Percussions de Strasbourg won the Charles Cros Academy Grand Prix du Disque in the category “Best Contemporary Music Recording 2004”. His festival appearances include Salzburg, Edinburgh, Lucerne, the Florence Maggio Musicale, the Warsaw Autumn, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, and the London Proms. He has performed in concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonic (under Sir Simon Rattle), New York Carnegie Hall, London Royal Festival Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and Buenos Aires Teatro Colón. His repertoire runs from Bach to emerging contemporary composers including the complete piano works by Pierre Boulez and Iannis Xenakis. He recently recorded the Goldberg Variations by Bach to be released by Quantum, as well as a recording of studies of Fabiàn Panisello and György Ligeti for Neos.
Franck VIGROUX, France 1973
Villa Medicis hors les murs 2009
Franck Vigroux works in the fields of electronic music, new media, composition and improvisation. He leads many bands and projects such as Push the triangle, Supersonic Riverside Blues. He has played or recorded with musicians such as Bruno Chevillon, Elliott Sharp, Marc Ducret, Ben Miller, Helene Breschand, Joey Baron, Michel Blanc, Stephane Payen,Andrea Parkins, Matthew Bourne, Edward Perraud, writer Kenji Siratori, video artists Scorpene Horrible, Philippe Fontes, Mariano Equizzi. In 2009 he won the prize Villa Medicis Hors les Murs for an artist residency in New York. Franck Vigroux is also the founder of d'Autres Cordes a record label dedicated to aventurous music. He has played in hundreds of festivals and clubs in Europe and Asia, as a guitarist or turntablist and conducted improvisers orchestras worldwide ( Nagoya, Barcelona, Leeds,etc...), he has been commissioned by Ars Nova ensemble instrumental and Radio France . He also presents audiovisual
Juan Antonio Nieto is a sound artist who signs some of his works under the name of Pangea. His records have been published in labels around the world as Trente Oiseaux, Mandorla, Experimedia, Impulsive Habitat, Idiosyncratics, TestTube, AMP, among others. Pangea has collaborated with some of the most prestigious avant-garde artists of the world, Brazilian classical composer Leo Alves Vieira working with string quartets and choirs, the Japanese author Kenji Siratori who has voiced his compositions, the video artist Laura focarazzo and David Velez, among others. this latter release was considered the best album of 2007 by the journal Earlabs. His music has been included in art installations in the Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid and the Cultural Center of Spain in Buenos Aires. Pangea has performed in several European and American cities.
«The collaborative nature of spanish composer Juan Antonio Nieto has taken him into different journeys. What happens when the continental drift process suffers inversion? The union of intangible terrains is becoming more clear each second. At this point, we know that language is truly unstable and absolutely turbulent. We would like to be in control and arrest this flux of events that surround us… Its unexpected interventions always enter from different directions (South, North, East, and West) and keep you at the verge of a forgotten continent. A massive continent of sound once united when structures were inexistent. Pangea reminds you of those times before each of the component continents were separated into their current configuration… If you allow it, these forms are capable to join disperse theories and hypothesis in the depths of your mind.»- Sebastian Alvarez
About Texture and Granulation- Electronik music.
“like a homing device in constent hybridation of genres and ressources, that texture & granulation of Pangea is the signature of an artist who dialogues with previous observation and impressive demonstration, dark and abyssal, a gulf of antimatter in friction and we could expect less from a single EP – masterful” No-Comment.
About Abrasive soul- Clinical Archives.
”one year later, and after a great and successfulistic "tradition" for test tube and more over, the impressive and so "between heart and brain" post-organic dialogue of Juan Antonio Nieto "combustion chamber" (tecnonucleo), this "abrasive soul" is not really a ... surprise - these 2 pieces simply confirm the deep attention of the author for that strange balance of power between flesh and ... sound, a demanding work”. No-Comment.
Domina. A.M.P. Recs, Mexico
Latimeria. Enough Records, Portugal
Metal Machine Muzak. Clinical Archives, Russian Federation
La logica de las termitas. Idiosyncratics Records, Belgium
Vital. Ruidemos, Spain
Tradition. Test tube. Portugal
Combustión Chamber. Tecnonucleo. Spain
Abrasive Soul. Clinical Archives, Russian Federation
El abismo inclinado. Larraskito, Spain
Exposure. A.M.P Recs. Mexico
Texture and Granulation. Electronic Musik Label. UK
Division of Space. Experimedia. U.S.A.
Indoor. Impulsive Habitat. U.S.A.
Secret Communication.Mandorla. Mexico
Test.suRRism Phonoethics. Germany
Movil.1. A.M.P. Records, Mexico
Indet1.0. Tecnonucleo, Spain
Vanguardias y Ruidos. If a Mys records. Greece
Intensities. Tecnonucleo. Spain
AMP Compilation 3. A.M.P Records. Mexico
Astillas al viento rugen. Ruidemos. Spain
Autumn vol. 3/2. Mandorla. Mexico
TAO. Tecnonucleo. Spain
Sinapsis. Draining beats on the brain. Spain
A journey of ear-otic pleasure.The best of NTNS radio.NTNS. Netherland
Tori no Kaigi [san]. Trente oiseaux. Germany
No-R-Mal. Just not normal. Netherland
Quadros.Fuga Discos. Argentina
Placas. Amencoma. Chile
Alchemist Compendium. Protea records. Spain
No-R-Mal II. Just not normal. Holand
Issue 0011.Classwar Karaoke. UK.
With Zan Hoffman.
The twist and turns of loved and hated,G. ZH27 Records. U.S.A
Your life has been pressured for you. ZH27 Records. U.S.A
With Mauricio Ibáñez (Unforeseen Heigths)
Naugth. Enough Records, Portugal
With Leonardo Alves Vieira
Post-sleep paths. Tlhotra, Swiderland
With David Vélez (Lezrod)
DataTransfer 2. David Velez and V/A. Track: Granulado. EKO, France
With Kenji Siratori
Vital Error. XS Records, Portugal
Nuevo entendimiento de la confusión. Ruidemos and La Caida. Spain
Monographic 009. Tecnonucleo. Inq-Mag
Monographic 031. Tlhotra. Inq-Mag
He plays and has developed an increased bass trombone, equipped with various sensors that allow it to control MIDI messages according to his movements and his game has found, as has become rare today, language and a very personal approach. This is one of the few people who can integrate computing and playing the trombone on stage, although this does seem artificial. His writing focuses on bare essentials and left to improvise the place it deserves. He studied drums, trombone, management and orchestration: Course battery EJMA, Lausanne 1985-86, Gaëtan Fama. Delémont trombone during 1986-87, Jean-Jacques Orzan. Delémont trombone during 1991-93, Michael Garcia. Certificate trombone, La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1995, Jacques Henry. High professonnel trombone, 1998 Delémont, Jannick Speisser. Direction and orchestration, Lausanne 1996-98, and Jean Pascal Favre Balissat. Camp Symphony Orchestra JM 1992-93.
Denis was born in Beuret JU Delémont, Switzerland, July 24, 1965, lives in Semsales FR, father of three children. Denis Beuret is professor of trombone, composer and musician in several contemporary music ensembles, jazz, alternative, electronic music and improvisation.
He has played with many musicians including Swiss Hans Koch, Vinz Vonlanthen, Franziska BaumannHe played in Switzerland, France, Poland and Taiwan as trombonist, drummer, singer and director in various formations (solo, duo, quartet, quintet, ..., wind ensemble, brass band, band, big band, symphony orchestra, ... ) and in styles ranging from Gregorian chant to music the most avant-garde, from rock to jazz and electroacoustic music.
Christian Gavillet, Michel Weber, André Lachat, Christian Baader, Bruno Corti, Marcel Fischer, Bernard Trinchan Gerald Zbinden, ...
His way of working and his current musical approach integrate electronics with live play bass trombone and grow in three directions:
His influences are trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff, Bill Watrous, Vinko Globokar and Jay Jay Johnson, but also more generally, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Igor Stravinsky, Christian Vander, John Cage, Richard Wagner, Claude Debussy, Pierre Henry Pierre Schaeffer, ... His diverse influences from both jazz, classical, contemporary and electroacoustic found in his music an ideal playground where they can mingle in his personal language yet available, because it speaks to feelings.
On the one hand, it completely control the bass trombone throughout its range of 5 octaves and her sonic palette. It uses only as Albert Mangelsdorff before it reached him, the double sounds. He integrates his game formants and emission of sound and mutes ordinary and unusual. It uses over the mouth of the trombone, nozzles and various mouthpieces (horn, tuba, saxophone, clarinet, flute, bassoon, ...), in the spirit of Vinko Globokar. All these combinations allow it to vary the sound of his instrument like no one has done before him.
Finally he developed various scripts graphics adapted to his music inspired graphic notation of Morton Feldman and Vinko Globokar.
What he achieves is a fusion of the bass trombone in an electronic world in which all sounds are from the bass trombone and processed in various ways.Masterclass Guy Destanque 1986, Michel Becquet 1993, Dany Bonvin 1994, Werner Bärtschi 1994, Jean-Pierre Leguay 2003, Barre Philips 2006, Christophe Baumann 2009. Workshop Erich lauert 1992, Christian Baader 1993-94, Nicolas Rihs and Hansjürgen Wäldele 2003, Vinz Vonlanthen 2004-05.No sound is prerecorded, all music is the result of the interaction between man and electronics, control technology for a boundless imagination.
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