More than 40 projects from all over Europe were proposed for the 3rd ECPNM European Competition for Live-Electronic Music Projects. An international jury selected 5 projects; on 21 August they were premiered during the Avantgarde Tirol festival in Rattenberg-am-Inn, Austria.
The jury, consisting of Helmut W.Erdmann, Henk Heuvelmans and Helmut Bieler, awarded composer Malle Maltis (Estonia) as winner of the competition. Her composition “Chameleon chant” (for violin and live-electronics) was performed by Barbara Lüneburg and the electronic part by Tammo Sumera.
The following works were selected for this final:
Andrea Vigani (Italy) - Policromia 1 (for violin & live-electronics)
Jon Aveyard (U.K.) – VVE (for electric violin and multi-effects pedal)
Malle Maltis (Estonia) – Chameleon chant (for violin & live-electronics)
Arturo Fuentes (Mexico/Austria) - Hymne 80 (for narrator and sensors)
Stelios Manousakis (Greece) - L'Hypothese de l'Atome (for live-electronics)
Violinist Barbara Lüneburg performed the works by Andrea Vigani, Malle Maltis and Jon Aveyard. Arturo Fuentes and Stelios Manousakis each performed their own works.
The winning project (and some of the other finalists) will be programmed in the festivals of several members of the ECPNM in the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Italy in the coming year.
Malle Maltis (1977, Estonia) studied composition at the Estonian Academy of Music with professor Eino Tamberg and Toivo Tulev. In 2003 she completed her studies at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht with professor Henk Alkema. The years 2005/6 she spent in Italy, studying music and new technology with Roberto Doati, Giorgio Klauer and Paolo Pachini at the Conservatorio G.Tartini in Trieste. She also followed courses in Helsinki and Barcelona. Since 2004 Malle Maltis is a member of the Estonian Composers’ Union. Her creation includes works for various chamber ensembles, string orchestra, music for solo instruments, a number of electro-acoustic compositions and film music.