June 22, 2024, 8P Festival Concert VI 

MISE-EN_PLACE
341 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
8PM

*Free Admission

Program

Anibal Vidal (Chile): Tonada (2023)
Alexandros Spyrou (Greece): intra- (2018-19)
Eleni Ralli (Grecce): Go Within (2020)
Han geul Lee (South Korea): shadowself (2023)
Rafael Amaral (Brazil): new work (2024)

About the composers

Anibal Vidal is a Chilean composer based in London, whose multifaceted career spans concert music, music for media, and multidisciplinary projects. Drawing on his South American heritage and diverse musical influences, he creates immersive works characterised by gestural repetition and timbral experimentation.

His creative process embraces the self-discovering nature of his approach to both, traditional and unconventional instruments, incorporating the raw nature of objects and human voice. By blending these elements within a classical music setting, he cultivates an imaginative sound palette driven by the physicality of sound and by direct experimentation with its source.

His compositions have been performed by ensembles and orchestras in Europe, Asia and South America, including the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Quatuor Bozzini, Britten Sinfonia, RCM Philharmonic, MI Orchestra, East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, Divertimento Ensemble, Cikada Ensemble, Ensemble U:, Ensamble Taller Sonoro, The Carice Singers, Synchronos Ensemble, BCN216 ensemble, and Ensamble Fracturas. Furthermore, he has collaborated with soloists such as Yuko Sano, José Luis Urquieta, and Lucie Cure.


Alexandros Spyrou is a Greek composer. His music has been performed across Europe and North America by such ensembles as Klangforum Wien, London Sinfonietta, JACK Quartet, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, MDI Ensemble Milano, Ensemble SurPlus, Ensemble Airborne Extended, Contemporary Directions Ensemble, Musica Nova Ensemble, Ensemble DissonArt, and many acclaimed soloists. He has presented his music and research in several festivals and institutions such as the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Schloss Solitude Akademie in Germany, IRCAM Forum in France, Nordic Percussion Festival in Denmark, Composit Festival in Italy, XVIII World Saxophone Congress in Croatia, Ticino Musica Festival in Switzerland, 2020 NASA Biennial Conference at Arizona State University, Midwest Composers Symposium and Exchange of Midwestern Collegiate Composers in the United States, Extended Senses Symposium in the UK, Thessaloniki International Fair, Sacred Music Days and Piano Festival at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Stegi Onassis Cultural Center and the OutHear New Music Week in Greece. In 2019, his portrait concert Liquid Identities was presented at the RadioKulturhaus in Vienna, Austria and the PROGR Zentrum in Bern, Switzerland. In 2022, his VR project “Etude for Virtual Space” was showcased at Helexpo – Thessaloniki International Fair. He directs the Delian Academy for New Music (Greece) and teaches composition at Durham University and the University for the Creative Arts (United Kingdom). His music is available through Universal Edition.


Eleni Ralli (1984) is a Greek composer and researcher. She received Bachelor and Masters degrees in Composition, Music Theory, and Musicology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2013), Basel Music Academy (2016, 2021), and Bern University (2018), and a PhD degree in Composition from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2022). Currently, she is pursuing her second PhD in Musicology at Bern University. Her research topic is the American composer, Harry Partch (1901-1974).

As a researcher, she has presented her ongoing research at many festivals and has numerous publications. As a composer, she has won many prizes, attended numerous workshops, seminars, and master classes for contemporary music, and professional ensembles and festivals regularly commission pieces from her.

Her works have been performed in Germany, the US, Spain, Ukraine, Switzerland, Greece, Poland, Holland, Israel, Austria, Iran, Argentina, Russia, England, Estonia, Thailand, and Italy. Her work “GO WITHIN” for Tenor Saxophone was released in Don Paul Kahl’s homonymous solo album in 2021.

She is a founding member of the Ensemble False Relationships and the Extended Endings, founded in 2019, which focuses on performing contemporary music and is based in Germany, Switzerland, and France.


Han geul Lee is a South Korean pianist and electroacoustic composer, producer, and multimedia artist. From a grand prize awarded by the consulate general of the Republic of Korea in 2011 to winning the 2022 Harvard University Fromm Foundation CPI Fellowship, his unique approach to the piano has earned him numerous awards for his interpretations of both classical and contemporary repertoire. Lee’s creative endeavors explore the dramatic potential of electroacoustic and multimedia environments, often highlighting the relationships between technology and the individual. His works have been performed at international festivals such as the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, and Mise-En Festival, and at venues and institutions including DiMenna Center NYC, Northwestern University, Manhattan School of Music, SUNY-Stony Brook, and University of Nottingham (UK), while also collaborating as a digital instrument-maker on ‘Newtown Odyssey’, a floating opera set on an industrial canal in NYC. Lee is a founding member of the Chicago-based, LOCUS Ensemble, where he contributes as a pianist, composer, and technical director.