SUAL Archives | 2008
Nader Mashayekhi: 14 + eine Nacht (first gate) — for gran cassa solo
Duration: 8‘20“ (first gate = part 1)
Featuring: Berndt Thurner, gran cassa
Type: Audio recording provided by Berndt Thurner
Nader Mashayekhi is a Persian avant-garde composer. Born 25 October 1958, Tehran, Iran; Conservatory Tehran: piano, music theory; from 1978 studies at the University of Music, Vienna, music theory (Erich Urbanner), conducting (Karl Österreicher), composition (Roman Haubenstock-Ramati), electro-acoustics (Dieter Kaufmann); founded in 1989 the Ensemble Wien 2001, renamed Ensemble Twenty-first Century; video installations and computer works; 1993-1997 multi-media-opera Malakut (premiered in fall of 1997, Wien Modern); 1997/98 artist in residence at the Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Lower Austria.
Berndt Thurner was born in Austria. A percussionist of remarkable breadth who is equally at home as a soloist and in an ensemble setting, he also studied jazz and improvisation. Thurner´s musicality is influenced by his passionate travels to regions all over the world, voyages from which he returns with impressions and musical instruments alike. He has made appearances at many important European festivals including Wien modern, the Holland Festival and IGNM World Music Days among others. He performs frequently with several noteworthy ensembles for contemporary music including exxj, Klangforum Wien, The Janus Ensemble, Ensemble Symphoid and music online.
[info as of 11/2008]