Personality profile

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Martin Šimon

3 Sep 1975 Rožňava

martinsimon.info/about/

classical music, jazz
composition, arranging, guitar

Bio

Bio

1990 – 1994
private study of classic guitar play (Mr. Grof, D. Kukumbergová)
1993 – 1999
University of Economy in Bratislava, Faculty of Commercial Informatics
1994 – 1996
Summer Jazz Workshop at the Academy of Performing Arts and Conservatory in Bratislava, jazz guitar (M. Jakabčic, F. Correa, S. Počaji)
1995 – 1998
co-founder and leading member of modern jazz group Jazzva
1995 – 1999
private study of guitar play, harmony, arranging (S. Počaji, M. Jakabčic)
1996 – 1997
teacher of classic guitar play, ZUŠ Hálkova in Bratislava
1997 – 1998
study of musicology at the Philosophical Faculty of the Comenius University
1997, 1999
member of jazz Quartet of Borek Suchánek
1997
cooperation with the theatre PIKI; with singer Elizabeth Díaz (alto) and the group Areíto
1997 – 1998
member of the choir Lúčnica
1998, 2000
member of New York Mandolin Orchestra
1999
Charta 77/ Soros Foundation, study-travel grant
2000 – 2003
study at the Brooklyn College/CUNY, New York (Master of Music, M.Mus.): composition (T. León, D. Cohen, B. Speach), computer, electroacoustic and film music (G. Brunner, A. Wolman)
2000
compositional residenture Contempo Ensemble (dir. Tania León), New York
2000 – 2006
co-founder and leading member of the Escoto & Simon Ensemble, New York
2001
Brooklyn College Fellowship, Department of TV/Radio, New York
2001 – 2003
private study of composition (N. Creshevsky)
2001 – 2003
composition courses in New York (J. Corrigliano, D. Zicarelli, P. Oliveros, D.Bermel, N. Rorem etc.) and specialized courses in American Music Center
2001
artistic leader and compositional residenture BTY Orchestra, New York
2001
member of the ensemble Nova Mundi, New York
2002
founder and artistic leader of the association of the conversational music ConversClub and Convers Ensemble, New York
2003
member of the Brooklyn College Electro-Acoustic Ensemble (conductor G. Brunner)
2003 – 2004
postgradual certificate - Performance and Interactive Media Arts, Brooklyn College, New York; specialization: performance, interactive art and electronic medias (M.Rogala, J. Jannone, L. Scarlatos, R. Kiel)
since 2004
university pedagogue, Pratt Institute New York, Department of Film, Video and Animation (composition, electronic music, sound design and musical production for film, video and animation)

Works

Bibliography

  • MARTINÁKOVÁ, Z.: Mladá slovenská skladateľská generácia – štýlové a názorové orientácie
    2010 Slovenská hudba year 36, 2010, no. 1, p. 27–62
  • SIMON, M. - CRESHEVSKY, N.: Music Through Conversation
    2005 ArtCircles: C Collaborative, New York 2005, no. 7-8
  • HOUP, S.: A Beaver and an Eagel meet in the Bar
    2004, 29. 5. Globe and Mail, Toronto 2004, 29. 5.
  • IOAN, R.: Computer Music din Europa si S.U.A
    2004 Observator Cultural, Bukurešť year 1, 2004
  • POKOJNÁ, K.: Soozvuk
    2004 Hudobný život, Bratislava 2004, no. 7-8, p. 15
  • IOAN, R.: Nova Musica Consonante 2003/Computer Music
    2004 Actualitatea Muzicala, Bukurešť 2004, no. 1
  • VACHOVÁ, Z.: Jazzové Vianoce
    1998 Infojazz 1998, no. 1, p. 6
  • SITA: Súťažná prehliadka Jazzové Vianoce 97
    1997, 8. 12. Mesto.Sk, Nitra 1997, 8. 12.
  • KAJANOVÁ, Y.: Jazzové vianoce 1996
    1997 Hudobný život, Bratislava 1997, no. 1
  • OKRUCKÝ, S.: Vydarená prehliadka džezových talentov
    1996 Pravda, Bratislava 1996

Awards

  • Dore Schary Award
    2002 - 1st prize for work A Place to Live
  • Cannes Critics Week
    2001 for work Fan and Me
  • New Faces of Slovak Jazz
    1996 - 1st prize for own work


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