KLUB MOOZAK #91 // MEETS KULTURKONTAKT AUSTRIA
13.09.2017 — 21:00 CET
AU / WIEN / Brunnengasse 76, 1160 Wien
ENRIQUE MENDOZA (MX) *
STEFAN NUSSBAUMER (AT)
MOOZAK RESIDENTS (AT)
*) Composer in Residence at Bundeskanzleramt and KulturKontakt Austria from July till September 2017
Über ENRIQUE MENDOZA (MX)
Enrique Mendoza Mejia studied the Licentiate degree in Compositional Techniques at CIEM Academy, degree endorsed by Trinity College of London. In 2010 he graduated from a Master’s in Composition for Film at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
In January 2014 he released his first Electroacoustic Music Album Below Sea Level, edited by Future Music Records in London. In 2016, Cassiopeia for sax and live electronics was nominated as “Best Instrumental Song” in the Independent Music Awards in New York. Enrique has received commissions from: Fonds Podium Kunsten (NL), Reconsil Ensemble (AT), Melisma Saxophone Quartet (NL), Tamhá Trio (ES), The Black Page Orchestra (AT), Zoom Trio (DK), Platypus Ensemble (AT), Jos Zwaanenburg (NL), Boglárka Nagy (HU) His music has been performed by Jos Zwaanenburg, Johan van der Linden, Zoom Trio, Melisma Saxophone Quartet, Reconsil Ensemble, the Mexico City Wind Quintet, Het Trio, Ossia Ensemble, Avlitria Ensemble, Platypus Ensemble, Boglárka Nagy; and it has been performed in diverse forums like IGNM Strommusik in Vienna, Ny Musik Festival in Denmark, 40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC/SMC 2014) in Greece, Tromp Percussion Eindhoven, 3rd International Forum for Young Composers Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble in Portugal, Amsterdam Blockflute Festival, Miradas de Música Contemporánea en Pamplona, Manuel Enríquez International New Music Forum, among many others. He has been winner of the Tribune of Mexican Music 2004 and 2012, the Composition Contest of Michoacán, and the Tribune of Latin America and Caribbean Music 2004 awards. He represented Mexico in the 51th International Rostrum of Composers held at Unesco in Paris. In 2012, he was selected by the Mexican Music Council to represent Mexico in the 59th TIC, organized by the International Music Council in Stockholm.
The films and Live Cinema shows in which he has worked on, have been screened in more than 15 International Film Festivals in France, Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Mexico and USA. One of the films “Mamuth” was nominated to the Ariel award.
Enrique was born in Mexico City on May 26th of 1978.
— Über STEFAN NUSSBAUMER (AT)
Stefan Nussbaumer, originally from the visual arts (painting), works in an unusual ways at the interface between electronic sound generation and visual culture: In his work the visual represents the starting point of his musical composition,
Using a self-developed smartphone-based controller he uses color information to control algorithmic sound generation processes on the computer. Although Stefan Nussbaumer's work is based on the use of modern digital technologies, he still sees them as a continuation of a general experimental, improvisational, musical and visual practice that focuses on the sound in particular and the appearances of our real world in general.
The development of unconventional interfaces plays a pivotal role in his work. One example of this is «The Sound of eBay» (developed with the artist collective UBERMORGEN), in which users-profiles of the online trading platform eBay were used as starting material for the algorithmic generation of short pieces of music.