Interview with Composer and Bassoonist Johnny Reinhard concerning the Nature of his Musical Activities, concerning Microtonal Music in General and, particularly the Legacy of the Microtonal Composer, Ivan Wyschegradsky.
Interview with James Clarke
Interview with Tristan Murail
Interview with Alvin Lucier
Interview with Boris Avramets (Boriss Avramecs)
Boris Avramets (Latvian spelling: Boriss Avramecs) was born in Riga. He studied violin at the Latvian State Conservatory and ethnomusicology in the doctoral program of Moscow Conservatory (1978-1981) with Givani Mikhailov, completing his dissertation in 1990 in Vilnius, Lithuania. He is on the faculty of the Latvian Musical Academy, the Academy for the Arts and the High Pedagogical Institute, reading lectures on 20th century music. An avid performer on the violin and a champion of contemporary music, Mr. Avramecs has been one of the main organizers of two unofficial New Music festivals in Riga in 1976 and 1977. He is the founder and director of the Riga Early Music Center and the Latvian Oriental Music Center, both of which host festivals respectively of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, as well as of Asian and African music. I spoke with Boriss Avramecs in a cafe in old part of Riga on July 20, 2000, about his diverse musical activities.
Interview with Mark Belodubrovsky
Article concerned with the creative way of the famous Russian composer, violinist and professor of Briansk Musical College Mark Belodubrovsky. Mark Belodubrovsky was born in Briansk, where he lives till now. Musical education (violin) was started with mother, then he was a pupil of Leningrad special musical school at the Conservatory (Prof. V.I.Sher, violin and S.Ya. Volfenzon). He studied violin with Prof. Orest Evlahov in Leningrad Conservatory (1965). During many years he worked as solist of Philharmony and professor of violin, chamber orchestra, theoretical disciplines and composition. M. Belodubrovsky is a member of Union of Russian Composers (1972) he is honored artist (1984). Since 1978 he is leader of artists club "Apodion" that was directed on the synthesis of apollonic and dionisic principles in art. Starting from 1986 he is known as organizer and art director of the International Musical Festival dedicated to the composer Nikolay Roslavets. He had concert tours in many countries. His articles were published in "Sovetskaya muzika", "Muzykalnaya zhizn'" (Russia) and Americal Journal "Leonardo". Music was performed in Moscow and New York in the series "Bridge" in Linkoln Center.
Composer characterizes his musical style.and the main genres : chamber, choir and vocal music. His works mainly are based on traditional elements of musical language and he tries to keep balance between constructive, structural musical source and emotional, romantic element. Usually performer-musician accompanies his performance by poetry or song. That is not accepted in chamber music. Folklore elements and techniques of "re-transformation" (where definite ethnographic moment is transformed) are among his technical methods. Different authors of the last century affected on his creative activity.
A lot of attention composer appeals to the concert activity and popularization of music of XX century.
Interview with Karmella Tsepkolenko from Ukrainian Journmal EVA, Velvet season, 2001
Karmella Tsepkolenko: "For me music is sexual delight"
The interview gives portrait of the personality and creative work of a known Ukrainian composer, President of the Association New Music, Artistic Director of the 2 Days and 2 Nights of New Music International Festival.
Interview with Ukrainian opera singer V.Luk'janets'
Interview with Jean-Luc Darbellay
Interview with Marcel Wengler
To be an apostle of culture:
Interview with Nina Gerasimova-Persidskaya
The prominent Ukrainian musicologist summing up her scientific, creative and pedagogical life.
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