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VENI ACADEMY

contemporary music student´s ensemble

Bio

Bibliography

  • Slabý, Petr: Dispersion : E. Sharp, VENI ACADEMY, M. Lejava [recenzia CD]
    2019 51, 2019/6, p. 39
  • Vozárová, Eva: Vydali album v New Yorku: Takto sa robí naozaj dobrý projekt pre študentov
    2018 50, 2018/12, p. 18 - 19
  • Irhová, Alžbeta: Hudba dneška v SNG: Hommage à Milan Adamčiak
    2017 2017/6, p. 23 – 24
  • Kolář, Robert: VENI ACADEMY: 4x4
    2016 48, 2016/4, p. 23
  • Čörgõová, Naneta: VENI ACADEMY: letná akadémia v Kulturparku
    2016 2016/7 - 8, p. 4
  • Feledi, Tibor: Hudba dneška v SNG #14
    2015 47, 2015/7 - 8, p. 2
  • Beráts, Juraj: VENI ACADEMY na Muzički biennale Zagreb 2015
    2015 47, 2015/5, p. 17
  • Kolář, Robert: Muzički biennale Zagreb 2015
    2015 47, 2015/5, p. 16 – 17
  • Kolář, Robert: Hudba dneška v SNG
    2015 47, 2015/1 - 2, p. 8 – 9

Discography

  • Photo: ELLIOTT SHARP : DISPERSION ELLIOTT SHARP : DISPERSION
    2018 CD – 764593030522

    “Working with forces unknown to me has always been an exciting challenge,” says Elliott Sharp, “especially when those forces are in the form of younger musicians, highly skilled and enthusiastic.” For his work with the musicians of the Veni Academy, he chose three previously composed works that would be easily adaptable to a large ensemble whose instrumentation was not the result of prior design plus one newly composed for the occasion. The chosen pieces were based on well-defined processes that made use of instant decision-making on the part of both the players and the conductor, and finally, some graphic notation. Composed in 2003 for string quartet, The Dispersion of Seeds uses a simple algorithm of arpeggiation of nine chords throughout its arc to create shifting verticalities. The piece would be different with every performance yet would retain its distinct identity. The composition Flexagons is based on permutations of composed fragments ordered in time with instructions on how to flex and fold them. Augmenting the flex is the possibility of players “popping out” with short improvised statements that may be acted upon by the other players and thereby revealing another facet. The Hidden Variable is a suite of graphic scores originally conceived for solo guitar using “alternate bows” to generate sounds on the guitar. Palimpsest was composed for the occasion and a world premiere. Historically, a palimpsest manuscript could be reused by scraping or erasing the text. While the removal of the original texts might be quite thorough, elements of the original items might still be evident, whether explicitly or subliminally, creating a “palimpsest.” Here Sharp’s "original texts" are sample measures taken from previous scores, compiled as raw materials in this new work, superimposed on the now-erased substrate, the “manuscript.”
    1. Elliott Sharp: Flexagons
      VENI ACADEMY, Marián Lejava (umv.)
    2. Elliott Sharp: Dispersion of Seeds (version for large ensemble)
      VENI ACADEMY, Marián Lejava (umv.)
    3. Elliott Sharp: The Hidden Variable
      Elliott Sharp , VENI ACADEMY, Marián Lejava (umv.)
    4. Elliott Sharp: Palimpsest
      Elliott Sharp , VENI ACADEMY, Marián Lejava (umv.)
  • Photo: VENI ACADEMY: Rolling Tones | In zarter Bewegung VENI ACADEMY: ROLLING TONES | IN ZARTER BEWEGUNG
    2013 CD – ISCM-R01 2262 001-2-2
    1. : Workers Union for any loud-sounding group of instruments
      VENI ACADEMY, David Danel (vn), Milan Paľa (vl), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Daniel Matej (umv.), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    2. : In C for unspecified ensemble
      VENI ACADEMY, David Danel (vn), Milan Paľa (vl), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Ivan Šiller (pulzácia), Daniel Matej (pulzácia, umv.), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    3. Martin Burlas: 7th Day Record
      VENI ACADEMY, David Danel (vn), Milan Paľa (vl), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Ivan Šiller (pulzácia), Daniel Matej (pulzácia, umv.), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    4. Milan Adamciak: Heterophonica II
      VENI ACADEMY, David Danel (vn), Milan Paľa (vl), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Daniel Matej (umv., dir.)
    5. Milan Adamciak: Adizione
      VENI ACADEMY, David Danel (vn), Milan Paľa (vl), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Daniel Matej (umv., dir.)
    6. Marian Lejava: deadline:aria
      Milan Paľa (vl), VENI ACADEMY, David Danel (vn), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Daniel Matej (umv.), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    7. : December 1952 for unspecified ensemble
      VENI ACADEMY, David Danel (vn), Milan Paľa (vl), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Daniel Matej (umv., dir.)
    8. Daniel Matej: Structures, Pages (... and Improvisations)
      VENI ACADEMY, David Danel (vn), Milan Paľa (vl), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Daniel Matej (umv., dir.)
    9. : The Book of Sand
      VENI ACADEMY, David Danel (vn), Milan Paľa (vl), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Daniel Matej (umv.), Marián Lejava (dir.)

Awards

  • Radio_Head Awards
    2014

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Veronika Škutová: #cityvoice
    12 Mar
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Radio_Head Awards Festival, Small Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: VENI ACADEMY, Daniel Matej (dir.)
  • Tomáš Boroš: 5 Pieces for VENI ACADEMY
    12 Mar
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Radio_Head Awards Festival, Small Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: VENI ACADEMY, Marco Vlasák (dir.)
  • Marián Lejava: deadline:aria
    open score for cello or viola and open ensemble Wop. 21
    12 Nov
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Ars Nova Cassoviae – Festival of Contemporary Art, House of Arts, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: VENI ACADEMY

Contact:
Juraj Beráts
Medená 29
811 02 Bratislava

www.veni.sk/academy



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