The Times Academy
For some years, the HERMESensemble has been giving young composers the opportunity to work intensively with the ensemble’s musicians on a composition. Thus, they contribute to making the step from budding composer-in-training towards the professional stage a tiny bit smaller.
The exciting results from the most recent round
will feature in this concert. Youth deserves its place on the Transit stage, for after all,
the times, as we know, they are a-changing.
HERMESensemble is driven by curiosity about the now. The ensemble tells the musical story from 1950 to 2050 and studies recent evolutions in musical performance practice. HERMESensemble is also itself a creative and innovative force of new music and offers young talent the opportunity to push the boundaries of musical art in co-creation.
Davide Paolillo is an Italian composer based in Brussels. Interested in sound’s physical aspect and on the composer-performer relationship, his compositional practice focusses on the direct experimentation with instruments through use of everyday object, preparations, deformation of the instrument’s physicality and use of electronics and amplification.
Alice Yeung is a composer, sound, and interdisciplinary artist. She is keen on experimenting with new possibilities and approaches for audiences and performers within various dimensions, combining different colliding elements or music genres with friction and coherence. Her works range from orchestral music, electronic and chamber works for instruments, to experimental participation interdisciplinary works.
From the beginning onwards music has been an important part of Ellen Jacobs' life. She started playing the flute at the age of seven and her musical path eventually led her to composition studies at the Conservatory of Ghent with Daan Janssens, where she received her master's degree in 2021. Jacobs has already collaborated with ensembles such as Nemø ensemble, HERMESensemble, ensemble Adapter and plus/minus.
Yngwie Janseghers is studying composition with Bram Van Camp and Steven Prengels at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. Janseghers is currently collaborating with the Belgian ensemble I SOLISTI and the German Ensemble Modern in creating his compositions. Before this, he has had his compositions performed by (among others) Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, HERMESEnsemble and Vlaams Radiokoor (Flemish Radio Choir).