• VT032 | Agata Zubel: emotionality of abstract language

    Polish composer and singer Agata Zubel (Wrocław, 1978) is the voice of Vortex Temporum’s 32th episode. She deals intimately with vocal sounds, both as singer and as a master composer of vocal music: reflecting on language, meaning and emotionality is a natural extension of her work. Have a listen and find out the world of…

  • VT031 | Anna Murray: lines and gestures

    In Vortex Temporum’s 31st episode, Tokyo based Irish composer Anna Murray (1987) shares some thoughts on music and the influence of Japanese culture in her work. annamurraymusic.com credits:Rndr 12 (Paths) | Anna Murray > electronics // Azuma-asobi (versions 1&2) | Anna Murray > piano // LIT | Michelle O’Rourke > voice // Both Beaming and…

  • VT030 | Sofia Avramidou: what do I want to hear?

    Sofia Avramidou (1988) reflects on both the creative process and her roots as a Greek musician. 📷 Caroline Doutre credits:What can that be but my apple-tree? [2023], for string quartet | 2e2m string quartet // Géranomachie [2021], for large ensemble and electronics | Ensemble Intercontemporain // A hug to die [2023], for ensemble | Ensemble Intercontemporain

  • VT029 | Manuel Rodríguez-Valenzuela: the treasured slow learning

    Instead of letting us listen to his own music, Spanish composer Manuel Rodríguez-Valenzuela (Valencia, 1980) prefers to show us the music he grew up with, which is part of his most intimate story.While trying to recognise Manuel’s multiple references, we can not avoid the nostalgia of a lost world where Time was much slower.Have a…

  • VT028 | Lorenzo Troiani: the distance between us

    The 28th episode brings us Vienna based Italian composer Lorenzo Troiani (1989) with some thoughts about perception and attentiveness. 📷 Sara Di Gianvito lorenzotroiani.com credits: Dalla voce. Instabile [2012] for contrabass | Florentin Ginot > double bass

  • VT027 | Karen Power: wild surprises

    IN the 27th episode of Vortex Temporum podcast, Irish composer Karen Power (1977) shares a couple of stories about some of the wildest listening experiences she has had. 📷 John Godfrey karenpower.ie credits: field recording made in Rainforest in Laos // Instruments of Ice [2015] | Quiet Music Ensemble & Arctic Ice (to be released…

  • VT026 | Alejandro Viñao: polarisation

    The UK based Argentinean composer Alejandro Viñao (Buenos Aires, 1951) stars the 26th episode of our podcast and invites us to “look at the world from the opposite point of view” we normally hold. Alejandro quotes Eduardo Galeano, Laurent Binet and also Walt Whitman and, by listening to him, we immediately feel the urge to…

  • VT025 | Leigh Landy: giving sounds a new thought

    In this episode of Vortex Temporum, Leigh Landy (1951) first shares his sadness about the lack of impact of most innovative music and suggests that things don’t have to be this way. He then engages in a dialogue with re-re-composed samples from his Radio Series in which connections with listeners’ experience are made, attempting to…

  • VT024 | Klaus Ospald: portuguese self-talks

    The 24th episode of Vortex Temporum podcast brings us a dialogue between Klaus Ospald (1956) and Klaus Ospald. Let’s check if this German composer agrees with himself. 📷 ©Maurice Weiss, Ostkreuz credits:Maíz raíz, menos criatura [2014/2015], for orchestra, piano and chamber choir, on text by Miguel Hernández | Markus Bellheim > piano; Singer Pur; Bavarian Radio…

  • VT023 | Charles Uzor: manifesto

    2024’s first episode of Vortex Temporum podcast features Nigerian born composer, based in Switzerland since 1968, Charles Uzor (Udo Mbaise, 1961). Charles guides us along the episode with his voice, thoughts and sounds in order to offer us his manifesto. If you do not know his work yet, you might be very well surprised by…