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Chaloupka, František: Stockhausen On Sirius, for Ensemble

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  • Composer: František Chaloupka
  • Edition: Da Vinci Edition
  • Format: A3 - Paperback
  • Genre: Chamber
  • Instrumentation: Ensemble
  • Pages: 24
  • Period: Contemporary
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František Chaloupka (*1981): After finishing his studies of composition at the Janáček conservatory in Ostrava he went on to study a degree in Composition in the class of Martin Smolka at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno where he has finished his PhD. in composition in 2014. In 2006 he was also studying at Royal Conservatory in The Hague (The Netherlands) with Louis Andriessen, Clarence Barlow, Martijn Padding and Richard Ayres. From 2012 he studied at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien and California Institute of the Arts in 2013. He participated in international courses for composers and percussionists in Trstěnice 2004 and 2005 and was given scholarship for both international festival Ostrava Days of New Music 2005 and 2007. In 2007 and 2009 the festival premiered his orchestral pieces An Ancient Calligraphy (2007) and Smooth The Heavens (2009). In May 2011 he was invited to Frankfurt for a workshop with the world famous Ensemble Modern (Frank Zappa, Heiner Goebbles, etc.) and conductor-composer Peter Eötvös. Within the project „Myths-Nation-Identities“ he composed a piece called Mašín Gun (Seven Rituals for purging the Czech Lands from the Spirit of Communism) premiered by Ensemble Modern and Peter Eötvös at Musica Viva festival in Munich in 2012. The concert was broadcasted live at Munich Broadcasting (Bayerischer Rundfunk). In April 2011 he founded Dunami Ensemble and performed his opera-installation Eve and Lilith at NODO festival New Opera Days of Ostrava 2012. Ensemble consist of recognized Czech jazz, classical and experimental music players and improvisators. In 2016 Dunami Ensemble performed another opera-installation composed by Chaloupka called Chata v Jezerní kotlině at festival Music Olomouc. The piece is scored for saxophone quartett and two boy sopranos. In 2016 he released a 2-CD under the label of K.I. Records called „František Chaloupka: Selected Works 2006–2015“ including the chamber and orchestra pieces performed by internationally recognized artists and ensembles. SELECTED WORKS 2016–2015 In 2014 he founded Guitar Institute, a creative environment and school for guitar-type instruments, composition and improvisation in Brno. Recently (2017) he is working on the piece for flute and electronics (premiere at 25/5 at Forfest festival), guitar quartet for Aleph Guitarrenquartett (Germany), a new piece for Dunami Ensemble or opera for Janáček Theatre in Brno for 2018/19 season.