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12 works in Donemus catalogue

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Harpia : for baroque triple harp / Aliona Yurtsevich

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Harp
Instruments: hp

Viaggio Interiore [Awakening of Alice] : Mini-chamber opera for soprano, acting percussionist, harp, 2 recorders and multichannel electronic tape / Aliona Yurtsevich

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Gemengd ensemble (2-12 spelers) met elektronica
Instruments: zang perc hp 2rec tape

Equanimity of Old : for mechanical organ and two players / Aliona Yurtsevich

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ
Instruments: org

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TREE / study - III : for flute and 6 channel electronics / Aliona Yurtsevich

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Flute with electronics
Instruments: fl tape

 

composer

Yurtsevich, Aliona

Aliona Yurtsevich is a composer who has firmly situated herself within the “interdisciplinary” field of music composition, in which music is an alchemical substance that perfectly melts and unifies all other art forms – of word, gesture, image, idea, technology – into a transcendent and satisfying whole, with music itself as a co-dependent member of a broader alliance. Hers is a world in which music continually engages other sense modalities, reaches beyond the purely aural domain and seduces us into multiple responses in body, mind and heart. Each new piece involves a rethinking of form, medium and material, the nature of the performing space, the status of the performer’s body and instrument, the extent of the bleed-through from music into visual or kinetic domains.

Born in Belarus, Aliona Yurtsevich comes from several creative backgrounds. From age of seven, she took her first lessons in piano and composition. Later she studied classical piano and pedagogy at the Academy of Music in Minsk and received her Bachelor in Music in 1993. In 1993 she moved to New York where her creative career shifted towards art, experimental film, multimedia and design.
Being a multidisciplinary artist in her creative approach, music was always one of the very important components of her work. She decided to pursue her passion for music by moving to Netherlands to continue her music studies at Utrecht School of the Arts (NL), faculty of Art Media & Technology, where she studied composition with Barbara Woof, Marcel Wierckx and Yannis Kyriakides. She received Master of Arts in Composition in Context (2007), Master of Music in Composition (2009), and wrote her master thesis on “Sonification of Visual Data in Composition context”. In 2008 she was granted a scholarship for composer's residency at Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) with composer David Lang (US), She took part in workshops at STEIM, I-Lab with ensemble INSOMNIO (2008-09). She was selected for International Composer's Academy IMPULS'11 in Graz, where she took lessons with Beat Furrer, Rebecca Saunders, Pierluigi Billone, and where her work TREE/study-III for solo flute and 6 channel live electronics was performed at SIGNALE'11/Graz live electronic festival.

She has written numerous works for chamber ensembles and solo instruments, as well as music for art-films, installations and dance. Her work has been performed in well known venues and festivals in the Netherlands, Italy, Hungary and the USA.
Her mini-chamber opera VIAGGIO INTERIORE[Awakening of Alice] (2009), for chamber ensemble and electronics, was in top three nominated works for Dutch Music Prize TOONZETTERS'2010 in Amsterdam/NL, and received 2nd prize at MINIMUSICDRAMA’2009/ ISCM(SIMC)/Ovada,IT. Her collaboration with choreographer Brian Tjon(NL) “...In the stillness between two waves of the sea...”, for which Yurtsevich wrote music and designed costumes, received “Best Duo Dance Production 2010” prize at “SzoloDuo 2010” International dance festival in Budapest.

In 2011 she wrote new work for a acting virtuoso accordionist Luka Juhart (SLO) "The garden of Earthly Delights" (2011), commissioned by November Music (Den Bosch) and TRANSIT'11 (Leuven, BE) festivals. Her multi-disciplinary work "PIANO-Dress", commissioned by Gaudeamus and Amsterdam Fonds voor the Kunst (AFK), for acting pianist Tomoko Honda(BE) and live electronics, was premiered at at Gaudeamus Music festival in 2012, and at Gaudeamus Composer's Series during her Composer-Portrait concert where, her new work "ENTROPY CHANT" commissioned by ensemble Modelo62 was presented. Her recent work “12 Color Sonnets”/ 2014 (for trio, acting voices, poems, electronics, light and video), commissioned by trio SCORDATURA, is a series of sensorial multi-disciplinary poems. Her recent work, Blood Science (2015), as part of experimental music-theater piece VOX SANGUINUS, for soprano Cora Schmeiser was commissioned by and premiered at November Music'15 Festival (Den Bosch), OstadeTheater music-theater Festival and Operadaag Rotterdam Festival.

Her new CD “..In the stillness between...” was released on POGUS, New York label of new experimental music in 2016, and her scores currently are in the process of being published by Donemus Music Publishing house in Netherlands.

As a composer Aliona Yurtsevich is developing her own unique style, expanding the traditional abilities of acoustic instruments with the emphasis on theatrical aspect of performance on stage, live electronics, sound spatialization and sound itself. Yurtsevich's work leans towards the experimental multidisciplinary sound-theater exploring musicality of the visual and the visuality of the musical performance. In her work she puts strong emphasis on researching the interrelation between different creative forms and languages in the musical context, where any additional media used are genetically embedded in the score from the start of the creation of the new work.