The day will start off with a true guitar party. Jessie Marino has twenty guitarists move in unison, creating formations of circles, lines and squares. The conductor’s choreographed emotive body language will compel guitarists and audience alike to find new ways to react and listen.
We are completing the program with two fine pieces from No(w) Guitar, MATRIX’s collection for adventurous guitar players.
Marino is a composer/performer/media artist from New York. Her current work
explores the repetition in common activities, ritualistic absurdities, and the
archeology of nostalgic technologies. She’s the co-founder of the experimental
performance duo ON STRUCTURE and is co-artistic director, composer, and cellist
for the composer-performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse. In 2018 Jessie was
awarded a Rome Prize Fellowship in Music Composition at the American Academy in
RCA Guitar Ensemble
The RCA Guitar Ensemble is comprised of a variable constellation of all of the bachelor and master students in guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. In 2019, they premiered Michael Maierhofs Zonen 6 for 17 guitars at deSingel, Antwep. Later, in 2020, this concert brought them to the 15th edition of Klub Katarakt in Hamburg. Since 2020, they've also started working on Lois Vierks 五 Guitars - often performed by soloist and audio - to create the very intent of a live performance.
Thomas R. Moore graduated from Indiana University in 2002 before relocating to Europe. There he attended the Utrecht School of the Arts (NL), gaining his second Bachelor of Music degree (2003) in trombone performance before earning his Master’s degree (2006) from the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp (B). Thomas now devotes his time to conducting and playing trombone in a variety of genres. He is conductor and trombonist with Nadar Ensemble, a member of the orchestra at Theater des Westens, in Berlin, and a regular guest with ChampdAction, Spectra Ensemble and Ictus Ensemble. In 2018, Moore began a doctorate at the University and Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp in an attempt to “redefine the role of the conductor in new music,” researching the artistic and socio-economic motivations behind the utilization of conductors.