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Vinko Globokar

Vinko Globokar
214 College St. 3rd Floor, Robert Gill Theatre
Time: Dec 2nd, 1:00 pm End: Dec 2nd, 3:00 pm
Interest Categories: Music, Faculty of , English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), 2000-
Master class and public chat with composer

Graduate Centre for Study of Drama


Friday 2 December 2011

featuring a performance of ?Corporel, for percussionist on his own body (1985) by David Schotzko


Robert Gill Theatre
 214 College Street
 (St. George St. entrance, 3rd flr)

Avant-garde trombonist and composer Vinko Globokar has written over 80 works, from solo to chamber to opera, many of which explore the voice and speech and leave room for improvisation. He has premiered works by composers such as Mauricio Kagel, Toru Takemitsu, and Louis Andriessen. His technique is such that many compositions have been written for him by composers, including Karlheinz Stockhausen, Henri Pousseur, and Luciano Berio, with whom Globokar studied. He also studied under Rene Leibowitz and Andre Hodeir in Paris.
     Although born in France in 1934, Globokar spent his teens in Slovenia. Starting out as a jazz musician there, his studies in Paris included not only trombone, but also conducting (incidentally, he went on to conduct the Warsaw Philharmonic and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, among others). In 1967, he began an almost ten-year tenure as a music professor in Cologne, where he also co-founded the improvising group, New Phonic Art. He spent much of the '70s as a department head of IRCAM and, beginning in the mid-'80s, was head of 20th century music at the Scuola di Musica de Fiesole/Firenze. He has performed with world-renowned improvisers Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, and many more.

As a soloist, chamber musician, curator, and publisher, percussionist David Schotzko is a passionate advocate for contemporary music. A founding member of the acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), David has premiered over 300 works by composers from across the globe, working closely with both the established composers of today such as Steve Reich, John Adams, Elliott Carter, Louis Andriessen, Pascal Dusapin, Stefano Gervasoni, Ignacio Baca-lobera, Philippe Hurel, David Lang, Magnus Lindberg, Philippe Manoury, John Luther Adams, and Tan Dun, and tomorrow’s rising stars including Dai Fujikura, Du Yun, Ted Hearne, Judd Greenstein, Huang Ruo,  Anna Clyne, and Oscar Bettison. In 2008 David commissioned and premiered yuunohui’wah by Mexican composer Julio Estrada, performing the work in New York, Chicago, and Chihuahua, Mexico. Recently relocated to Toronto, David has performed with the Canadian Opera Company, the Esprit Orchestra, Arraymusic, Toca Loca, Nexus, TorQ Percussion, Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan, New Music Concerts, and at Ottawa Chamberfest.

This event is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at (416) 978-7980.


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