• VT012 | Mary Jane Leach: acoustic highlights

    The 12th episode of Vortex Temporum podcast brings us the New York based American composer Mary Jane Leach (1949), who shares some thoughts about acoustic spaces and her memories on occasional sound experiments. In the background we may listen to her organ work Pipe Dreams [1989], performed by herself. mjleach.com

  • VT011 | Elżbieta Sikora: hunting sounds

    In the 11st episode of this podcast, Elżbieta Sikora tells us about some of the adventures she lived while “hunting sounds”. One of them occurred in Portugal and resulted on a saxophone and tape piece commissioned by GRM that testifies the urgency of the projects that artists can’t give up. elzbietasikora.com credits: Lisboa, tramway 28…

  • VT010 | Jan Martin Smørdal: as trying to

    A co-founding member of Ensemble neoN, Jan Martin Smørdal (Horten, 1978) is a Norwegian composer and guitar player whose musical background is routed in jazz, pop and other non-classical expressions. He was awarded the prestigious Arne Nordheim Composers Prize in 2022.In the 10th episode of Vortex Temporum podcast, he reflects on some recurring topics in…

  • VT009 | Karim Haddad: reflections

    On the 9th episode of Vortex Temporum podcast, Paris based Lebanese composer Karim Haddad (Beirut, 1962) offers us a piece of sound art composed by a mixture of excerpts of his own music, reflecting on texts by Friedrich Hölderlin, Antonin Artaud and T. S. Eliot.The composer himself leaves us some notes to contextualise this episode.…

  • VT008 | Richard Barrett: natural causes

    Richard Barrett (Swansea, 1959) shares some inner thoughts about two poets with whom he worked: Harry Gilonis e Simon Howard (1960 – 2013), respectively authors of the texts Barrett used in eye-blink (1) [2020] and natural causes [2016-17]. richardbarrettmusic.com credits:eye-blink (1) [2020] | Alinéa Ensemble // natural causes – act 3 [2017] | Musikfabrik

  • VT007 | Dmitri Kourliandski: to lose a place

    The first Vortex Temporum’s episode of 2023 (the seventh of this podcast series) bring us a few reflections on life and music by the Russian composer Dmitri Kourliandski (Moscow, 1976), living in France since last year. His words are here complemented with an excerpt from his most recent single. kourliandski.com credits:abandoned playgrounds | mats scheidegger…

  • VT006 | Michael Edwards: foreign (being)

    Essen based British composer, improvisor and software developer Michael Edwards (Cheshire, 1968) combines extraordinary intelligence with a brilliant sense of humour. In the sixth episode of Vortex Temporum, while sharing a few excerpts of his music, Michael Edwards tells us about a few things that he normally bitches about when prevented from talking about music.…

  • VT005 | Tiago Cutileiro: becoming time

    Another piece of art is what Berlin based Portuguese composer Tiago Cutileiro brings us on the fifth episode of Vortex Temporum podcast. He tells us about time, our perception of time and who we are between the memory of whom we were and who will we be. Cutileiro (Lisbon, 1967) is an artist who chose…

  • VT004 | Lei Liang: luminous darkness

    In the fourth episode of Vortex Temporum podcast, Lei Liang tells us how the work of the Chinese painter Huang Binhong (黄宾虹) became an important source of inspiration to his own work as a composer. Winner of the Grawemeyer Award and a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music, Lei Liang (Tianjin, 1972) is a Chinese…

  • VT003 | Joanna Bailie: dream bore

    The third episode of Vortex Temporum brings us back to the world of sound art.Rather than revealing her dreams, Joanna Bailie involves us in a path of discovery. We bet it is almost impossible not to feel empathetic towards her on this personal journey, disarmingly keeping the listener on the threads of her warm voice.From the most…