This crazy hot summer is almost finished, and in a couple of days I will be leaving Berlin for a few months, heading to Boston, to attend my second year as a PhD student at Harvard University.
This past year has been quite difficult for me. I stopped composing for several months, because I felt I needed to understand the direction that my music was taking. I am now back on my feet and ready for all the amazing projects that 2016 offers me!
Since I had a break, I postponed some concerts, which means in 2016 I’ll have four world premières — a new ensemble piece commissioned by Radio France (for 2e2m), my first choir piece (for Accentus), as well as my first piano concerto (for Wilhem Latchoumia and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain), and a string orchestra work commissioned by Musica Femina München e.V (for Münchener Kammerorchester).
Besides this, my ensemble piece Intent on Resurrection — Spring or Some Such Thing, written last year for the Ensemble Intercontemporain and co-commissioned by the Festival d’Automne, will be played again by LA Phil, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Klangforum Wien.
It is going to be a great, busy year, and I really hope to see some friendly faces at these concerts!