Chiyoko Szlavnics
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journey 2 - to listen: compositions
journey 3 - to read: articles/publications
journey 4 - about: biography
journey 5 - upcoming
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Oct. 24, 2023
Constellations I-III
Unerhörte Musik @BKA, Berlin
Performed by Joseph Houston
Livestream                > Info

Oct. 9-12, 2023
Portrait CD recording
in the Swiss Jura
Ensemble Contrechamps      > Contrechamps
and NEU Records                    > NEU
Planned release: 2024

Sept. 27, 2023
Sample&Hold #5
For Eva Hesse (with CN),
Sinewave composition
Akademie der Künste, Berlin      > Info

July 9, 2023
Heroines of Sound Festival: Panel Discussion IV      > Info
Radialsystem, Berlin                                                         > Tickets & Location
With Pascale Criton, Marina Khorkova,
Elisabeth Schimana, and Chiyoko Szlavnics
Moderated by: Friederike Kenneweg

May 13, 2023
Oracles I-V (revised)
St. Pierre Cathedrale, Geneva                        > Concert info
Performed by Ensemble Contrechamps      > Contrechamps

May 5, 2023
Across the Dark Earth (new composition)
Octet for Quatuor Bozzini & Konus Quartett      > Quatuor Bozzini
World premiere, Bern, Switzerland                        > Konus Quartett
Konus Quartett 20th Anniversary Festival!         > Festival Info

March 10-Aug 13, 2023
Visualiser le Son         > Exhibition Info
Group Exhibition
Le Lavoir Numérique, Gentilly, France

March 5, 2023
Constellations I-III
Cornell University                                            > Concert info
Performed by Jack Gregory Yarbrough      > Jack Gregory Yarbrough

January 27, 2023
Constellations I-III
University of York, UK                      > Concert info
Performed by Joseph Houston      > Joseph Houston

Jan. 20 - Feb. 18, 2023

CHARTA #4      > INFO

Group Exhibition:
William Engelen, Gregor Hildebrandt, Carsten Nicolai,
Chiyoko Szlavnics, Jorinde Voigt and Nicole Wendel.
Frontviews, Berlin.

January 19, 2023
Gradients of Detail
Klub Katarakt                                   > Festival
Performed by Quatuor Bozzini      > Quatuor Bozzini

November 19, 2022
Whorl Whirling Wings
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival      > hcmf//
Performed by EXAUDI                                            > EXAUDI

November 5, 2022
For Eva Hesse
With video by Els van Riel
Performed by Sara Constant    > Concert Info
IDKF 2022, Stuttgart                   > IDKF 2022

November 2, 2022
The Music of Chiyoko Szlavnics:

(a)long lines: we'll draw our own lines
Constellations I-III
Gradients of Detail

Either/Or    > Either/Or
At Tenri Cultural Institute of New York    > Tickets

November 2, 2022
Research Seminar Visiting Artist
Presentation: "Unbounded"
At SPARC                            > SPARC
City University London    > Information

November 1, 2022
Structures in the Mind's Eye
For solo viola & sinewaves
Performed by Marco Fusi at City University, London    > Information

Sept. 18 & 25, 2022
Interior Landscape III: A Steadfast Duo
Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop            > Tanz den Tanz
At Sammlung Hoffmann                         > Sammlung Hoffmann

August 6, 2022
Gradients of Detail
Ya Festival in Essen        > Festival Site

May 7, 2022
Whorl Whirling Wings
Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik            > Festival Program
Composed for EXAUDI                                        > EXAUDI

April 30, 2022
Memory Spaces
"Poésies", Arcoop, Geneva
Ensemble Contrechamps            > Program

Dec. 17/19, 2021
Binaural Recording Session!
Density512, Austin, TX              > Density512
Eva H (with live flute)
Solo flute: François Minaux

Nov. 27, 2021
Retrospective Concert & Livestream      > Program

Array Ensemble presents:
Water Sky, a video piece
Stephen Clarke, Constellations I-II
David Schotzko, Her Teeth Were White
& Gradients of Detail

Nov. 21-26, 2021
Constellations I-III
Joseph Houston
on tour with Sarah Saviet            > Saviet/Houston Duo
Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg

August 22, 2021
Interior Landscape IIA
Site-specific installation
Ostrava New Music Days            > Program

August 20, 2021
Gradients of Detail
Performers: Fama Quartet           > Fama Quartet
Ostrava New Music Days             > Program

October 16-24, 2020
Performing during the:
HARMONIC SPACE FESTIVAL 2020: JAMES TENNEY          > Festival website

October 21, 2020
Performance of: Quick Figure,
Freehand Poitras, and Partial Response

Performers: Johnny Chang, Sarah Saviet,     > Concert Information
Judith Hamann, and Fredrik Rasten

At km28 in Berlin                                                   > km28
Harmonic Space Festival 2020                           > Festival website

October 3, 2020
WDR Radio Broadcast                                          > Information
Open Sounds: Studio Elektronische Musik
"Sinusitus" by Leonie Reineke

August 29, 2020
Oracles I-V (listening spaces)
NEW: World Premiere
Ensemble Contrechamps           > Contrechamps
Bellelay Abbey, Switzerland       > Bellelay Abbey

April 3, 2020
Oracles I-V (listening spaces)
[Scheduled World Premiere cancelled]
Ensemble Contrechamps        > Contrechamps
Archipel Festival 2020             > Archipel
Geneva, Switzerland

Nov. 29, 2019, 20h
Sonar Quartett
Florian Waldeck Saal,Mannheim      > More information

Oct. 26, 2019 - Feb. 23, 2020
Exhibition: Sound Art?
Szlavnics's drawings & compositions
Curator: Arnau Horta
Juan Miró Foundation
Barcelona                            > Information

April 6, 2019
Quick Figure & This is only here. This is only now.
Performed by Evie Hilyer & Amalia Young
Curated by Jennifer Lucy Allan
Kammer Klang, Cafe Oto, London, UK         > Kammer Klang

Nov. 8, 2018
Her Teeth Were White
Performed by Nathan Petitpas,
Thin Edge New Music Collective              > Thin Edge
Canadian Music Centre, Toronto              > CMC

Oct. 5, 2018
During a Lifetime
Performed by Konus Quartett                            > Konus Quartett
Musikprotokoll, Steirischer Herbst, Austria

Sept. 28, 2018
Her Teeth Were White
Performed by Matthew Teodori,
Line Upon Line percussion
First Street Studio, Austin, TX         > First Street Studio

Sept. 20, 2018
Triptych for AS I-III
Performed by Collective Mycelium         > Collective Mycelium
Fonderie Kugler, Genf, Switzerland

Sept. 7, 2018
Triptych for AS I-III
Performed by Collective Mycelium      > Collective Mycelium
Musikfestival Bern                                   > Musikfestival Bern
Dampfzentrale Bern, Switzerland         > Dampfzentrale

May 12, 2018
Ephemeralities: Listening Being(s)     > INFORMATION
Performed by Hannes Lingens and
Jonas Kocher, accordions
Public Presentation of
a new work in progress
for 2 accordions and sinewaves

At: 7hoursHAUS19, Berlin     > 7hoursHAUS19

Many thanks to Musikfonds for financial assistance!

April 11, 2018
Performance of Triptych for AS I-III
by Kollektiv MYCELIUM
Sphärenmusik festival                    > Sphärenmusik
at Theater Stok, Zurich                   > Location

February 25, 2018
Performance of (a)long lines: we'll draw our own lines
by Ensemble Musikfabrik        > Ensemble Musikfabrik
at the WDR in Cologne            > WDR

October 21/22, 2017
Premiere of Memory Spaces (appearances)
Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop       > Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
Donaueschinger Musiktage              > Donaueschingen

September 23rd, 2017
Premiere of Constellations V & VI
Performed by Eve Egoyan                         > Eve Egoyan
at the Klangspuren Festival, Austria        > Klangspuren

September 19th, 2017
"Constellations I-III"
Performed by Eve Egoyan              > Eve Egoyan
Unerhörte Musik, BKA, Berlin        > Unerhörte Musik

Canadian Composer Series
Another Timbre CD #108, Chiyoko Szlavnics, "During a Lifetime"
Featuring: Konus Quartett and Apartment House

To order a CD please visit the label's website

March 25th, 2017
Premiere of "Flutter"
Sonar Quartett                      > Sonar Quartett
Akademie der Künste,         > Akademie der Künste
Maerzmusik                           > Maerzmusik

March 3rd, 2017
Mind is Moving...
Performance by yarn | wire                > yarn | wire
at Montréal Nouvelles Musiques.      > MNM

Jan. 18th, 2017
Constellations I-III
Ensemble Platypus           > Ensemble Platypus
Konzerthaus, Vienna

Sept. 23 - Nov. 2, 2016
Residency: Civitella Ranieri, Italy           >   Civitella Ranieri

May 1st, 2016
Constellations I-III
Antoine Françoise, piano
Ensemble Contrechamps, "Électrons sonores"           >   Contrechamps
Studio Ansermet, Geneva.

Dec. 4th, 2015
Mind is Moving...
Premiere performance by yarn | wire (commissioner)                >   yarn | wire
at National Sawdust, New York.                                                        >   National Sawdust

Nov. 24th, 2015
During a Lifetime (Veneration, Spectra)
Performance by Konus Quartett                                                     >   Konus Quartett
at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.                    >   HCMF

Oct. 13th, 2015
During a Lifetime (Veneration, Spectra)
Premiere performance by Konus Quartett (commissioner)                >   Konus Quartett
at Dampfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland.                                                        >   Dampfzentrale

Additional Canadian performances:
Oct. 17th, Guelph; Oct. 19th, Toronto; Oct. 20th, Ottawa

June 4th, 2015
Constellations I-III
Performed by Kenneth Karlsson
Only Connect Festival of Sound, Oslo, Norway.        >   Only Connect

May 8th, 2015
Constellations I-III
Performed by Joseph Kubera
Tectonics Festival (New York), Issue Project Room.         >   More Information

April 24, 2015, 8:30pm
Constellations I-III, Structures in the Mind's Eye
Performed by Petra Ackermann and Philipp Meier
Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich.                                            >   Kunstraum Walcheturm
Presenter: ignm Zurich.                                                           >   ignm Zurich

Oct. 18, 2014, 11am
"Inner Voicings" premiered by Klangforum Wien           >   Klangforum Wien
Donaueschinger Musiktage 2014
                                        >   Donaueschinger Musiktage 2014
Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
Six original drawings exhibited.
My heartfelt thanks to Armin Koehler and Bernd Kuenzig,
and the Experimental Studio, SWR.
                                                        >   Experimental Studio des SWR
(Score & parts finalised & printed by notengrafik berlin)

Oct. 9, 2014
Yarn/Wire give American premieres of Constellations I-III & IV    >   Yarn/Wire
at Issue Project Room, New York City.                                                >   Issue Project Room

June 25-July 31, 2014
Drawings exhibited in: "Der unfassbare Klang",
Curated and organised by Christoph Herndler &
Florian Neuner, on display at Maerz, in Linz, Austria.     >   Maerz
With a symposium at the Kepler Salon on June 28th:     >   Kepler Salon

Music by Chiyoko Szlavnics
Featuring: Dirk Rothbrust, Ensemble musikFabrik,
& Asasello Quartet.

Feb. 21, 2014, 7:30pm
Premiere of new works, "Openings I" & "Constellations IV"
Performed by Ensemble Transmission                                            >   Ensemble Transmission

Presented and commissioned by New Music Edmonton,
          >   New Music Edmonton 2013/14
Muttart Hall, Edmonton, Canada.

Jan. 22, 2014, 9pm
Radio broadcast, a wonderful portrait             >   SRF2 Musik unserer Zeit
by Florian Hauser on Swiss SRF2

Nov 27, 2013, 11pm
Radio broadcast of "Reservoir (symphonic)" on SWR2      >   Jetzt Musik
Part 1/2 of the "Attacca" Concert on Nov. 16th,
                       >   Webradio
RSO Stuttgart des SWR, conducted by Lucas Vis.

Nov 16, 2013
Premiere of "Reservoir (symphonic)" for orchestra & sinewaves,
in the "Attacca" Concert, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR,
      >   Radio-Sinfonieorchester des SWR
Conducted by Lucas Vis in the Hegelsaal, Liederhalle, Stuttgart.
Score & parts set by notengrafik berlin.

May-Oct, 2013
Residency at La Cité des Arts Internationale, Paris                                     >   Cité des Arts
Graciously funded by the Senate Chancellory - Cultural Affairs, Berlin
     >   Cultural Affairs, Berlin

May 12, 2013
Premiere of "Materia / Immateria" for orchestra & sinewaves      >   Tectonics Festival Glasgow
Performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra                  >   BBC Festival Website
Conducted by Ilan Volkov. Glasgow.

April 30, 2013
Radio portrait by Thomas Groetz broadcast
on Deutschlandradio Kultur: Neue Musik, 00:05.      >   Livestream

April 9, 2013
"Ruhe, Stille, Bleiben. bleiben" premiered by                                    >   Susanne Zapf
Susanne Zapf and Theo Nabicht at Unerhoerte Musik, Berlin         >   Theo Nabicht

Jan 16-March 10, 2013
Drawings presented in: "Volume: Hear Here"     >   Exhibition website
an exhibition curated by Christof Migone            >   Christoph Migone
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto                    >   Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Nov 22, 2012
Rie Mukai performs "Constellations I-III" for piano & sinewaves
in the concert series: "Achtundachtzig Klaviere: Winter Music (piano forte)",
Curated by Georg Nussbaumer, for OOE Kultur, Linz, Austria.
                                    >   Georg Nussbaumer

July-Sept 2012
Residency at Villa Aurora, Los Angeles     >   Villa Aurora

Feb 5, 2012
Frau Music (nova), Portrait Concert                                                                        >   Dirk Rothbrust
Featuring Dirk Rothbrust, Asasello Quartett, Ensemble musikFabrik
                >   Ensemble musikFabrik
at the Deutschlandfunk in Cologne
                                                                        >   Asasello Quartett
                                                                                                                                     >   Deutschlandfunk

Sept 9 - March 7, 2012
Exhibition of visual artworks: "London/Berlin: Anschlüssel"
Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin                                 >   Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings

& Centre for Recent Drawing, London
                                           >   C4RD
Curator: Andrew Hewish

July 15, 2011
Violin duos performed by Angharad Davies & Sara Hubrich       >   Music We'd Like to Hear
"Music We'd Like to Hear", London.

May 28, 2011
Eve Egoyan premieres "Constellations I-III" for piano & sinewaves      >   Music Gallery
at the Music Gallery. Toronto.

May 22, 2011
"Acclines" performed at the Elastic Arts Foundation, Chicago.

Sept '10 - March 2011
Drawings exhibited at Gelbe Musik, Berlin.

July - Dec 2010
Interior Landscapes Concert Series, Haus 19, Berlin.                            >   Haus 19
With performances by Daniela Strasfogel, Biliana Voutchkova,
Ute Wassermann, and Natalia Pschenitschnikova

Oct 2010
Exhibition at the Canadian Music Centre, Toronto.            >   CMC

June 14, 2010
Interrobang performs "(a)long lines" at Birmingham Conservatory, UK.
Programmed and directed by Simon Cummings

Jan & Feb 2010
Wet Ink performs "Triptych for AS" at various venues around New York.        >   Wet Ink

July 14, 2009
Sonar Quartett performs "Gradients of Detail"          >   Sonar Quartett
at the Akademie der Kuenste. Berlin.                          >   Akademie der Kuenste

Nov 2008
Quatuor Bozzini perform "Gradients of Detail"                                       >   Quatuor Bozzini
at Bludenzer Tage Zeitgemaesser Musik (BTZM). Bludenz, Austria.       >   BTZM