SONEMUS FEST is a fesival that hosts local and foreign musicians-soloists, chamber orchestras and ensembles performing contemporary artistic music and organises their concerts and tours in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sonemus Fest 2017, April 2-9, 2017, Sarajevo
SONEMUS 2017 Composition lectures
VINKO GLOBOKAR (SLO/FR) 07. 04. 2017.
URŠKA POMPE (SLO) 09.04. 2017.
MARKO NIKODIJEVIĆ (SRB/GER) 08.04. 2017.
UROŠ ROJKO (SLO) 09.04. 2017.
Friday, April 7th 2017, 7:30 pm
PRE-ART Soloists (CH)
Vinko Globokar: Septuor par treize sources (2017) - premiere
Stefan Wirth: Lieux de mémoire (2017) - premiere
Deniz Nurhat (*1989): Kurkku for ensemble (2016)
Marijana Janevska (*1990): Transfiguration for ensemble (2016)
Michel Roth (*1976): Aria for Doublebass solo (2016)
Matthias Arter (*1964): Medusa, Fuga a 5 voci for ensemble (2015)
Saturday, April 8th 2017, 7:30 pm
SONEMUS Ensemble (BiH/CH)
Ališer Sijarić (*1975): Noise Prevails (2015)
Martin Jaggi (*1978): Plod on for violin, viola, cello and piano (2007)
Marko Nikodijević (*1980): Music box / Selbstportrait mit Ligeti und Strawinsky (und Messiaen ist auch dabei) (2003)
György Ligeti (1923-2006): Chamber Concerto for 13 instrumentalists (1969-1970)
Sunday, April 9th 2017, 7:30 pm
Ensemble NEOFONIA (SLO)
Uroš Rojko (*1954): Neofonía – new work (2017)
Christophe Bertrand (1981-2010): La Chute de Rouge (2000)
Hanan Hadžajlić (*1991): new work (2017)
Dieter Ammann (*1962): Cute (2011)
Urška Pompe (*1969): And, through and over everything
It is our honour and pleasure to invite you to SONEMUS FEST 2017.
In a room full of clocks, each beating out its own pulse, mechanical time transcends into an auditory landscape, rippling like the surface of the sea. Labyrinths of the imagination open up for the attentive listener/viewer, filled with mirrors reflecting unsuspected, hidden contours of the self. DIS/C/LOC/K/ATION, a play on words intertwining clock and dislocation, denotes non-linear, “disjointed” time as measured by our internal clocks, freed from the constraints of mechanical predetermination. In keeping with the programme motto, the compositions at this year’s festival are also (each in its own way) precisely crafted mechanisms, fine-tuned by their creators to do the impossible: measure the immeasurable.
The festival consists of three concerts:
PRE-ART [PreArt Soloists (CH)] featuring the world premiere of the newest piece by the French-Slovenian doyenne of avant-garde music, Vinko Globokar (internationally, the most renowned composer from former Yugoslavia); the announcement of the international competition Pre-Art 2017 for young composers winner and the performance of the three best compositions by Matko Brekalo (HR), Deniz Nurhat (TR), and Marijana Janevska (MK); and the programme will also include works by the Swiss composers Matthias Arter and Stefan Wirth.
CLOCKWORKS [SONEMUS Ensemble (BiH/CH), cond. Edo Mičić (AT/HR)] will present the masterpiece of contemporary artistic music by György Ligeti, Kammerkonzert for 13 instruments, and a composition that directly invokes Ligeti, Music Box by the young German-Serbian composer, Marko Nikodijević. The concert programme will also feature the composition of Bosnian composer Ališer Sijarić, Noise Prevails, and a composition by the Swiss composer Martin Jaggi.
NEOFONIA [Ensemble Neofonia (SI), cond. Steven Loy (USA/SI)] brings us the world premieres of new compositions by the prominent Slovenian contemporary composer Uroš Rojko, as well as the young Urška Pompe. The concert will also feature the premiere of a composition by the young Bosnian composer and flautist Hanan Hadžajlić. In addition, we will have the Bosnian premiere of significant compositions by one of the founders of the ‘French school’ spectralism, Tristan Murail, as well as composition by Christophe Bertrand, whom we lost so tragically early in his young life. The programme will also include the work of a prominent Swiss contemporary composer Dieter Ammann.
All concerts will be held at the BiH Armed Forces Hall (Zelenih Beretki 2, Sarajevo) beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Admission to all concerts is free.
Guest composers will also hold public lectures about their works, as well as classes for composition course participants. The guest composers are:
Vinko Globokar - April 7, 2017 at 10 AM
Marko Nikodijević - April 8, 2017 at 10 AM
Uroš Rojko - April 9, 2017 at 10 AM
Urška Pompe - April 9, 2017 at 2 PM
All lectures and workshops will be held at the Ars Aevi Depot (Centar Skenderija, Dom mladih, Terezija b.b., Sarajevo).
SONEMUS FEST 2016 - TRANCEGRESSION
It is our honour and pleasure to invite you to the SONEMUS FEST 2016. The title of this year’s edition, TRANCEGRESSION, is a hybrid formed by joining two English/French words: trance - a half-conscious state of mind between dream and reality, and transgression - violation of legal or social norms. This years programme explores the world of musical hybrids which combine contemporary artistic music and various genres of pop music, such as psychedelic rock, trance, acid house etc. However, unlike typical hybrids such as „decaffeinated coffee“ (S.Žižek), or „religion without God“ (R.Dworkin), which are deprived of their basic substance, combining musical genres sometimes produces new authentic qualities which subliminally resonate within us.
Gagliano Ensemble (GB) + Sonemus (BiH/CH)
Platypus Ensemble (AT)
Previous event: SONEMUS FEST 2015 - Sonic Boom
In a world saturated by cacophony of outdated and failed ideas and beliefs, disguised as high technology hybrids accommodated as easy and fast consumption, the true art of sound appears like a subversive explosion of sense in the ear/mind of a careful listener. SONEMUS FEST is dedicated to precisely this kind of music - the music based on genuine creativity and originality of artistic expression, meant to be confronted by the audience (not to be consumed).
The concerts were performed by talented young musicians from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Switzerland, guided by the doyen of the European music scene, conductor and composer Jürg Wyttenbach.
2015 SONEMUS FEST Programme
19.02.2015, Dom OS BiH, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Hanan Hadžajlić: Freezing Moon for flute and soprano (premiere)
Jürg Wyttenbach: Una chica en Nirvana for singing clarinetist
Beat Furrer: Presto for flute and piano
Dino Rešidbegović: The Impact of the analog synthesizer for ensemble (premiere)
Michael Jarrell: Assonance III for cello, bass clarinet and piano
Ališer Sijarić: „Innerhalb aller sprachlichen Gestaltung...“ for ensemble
20.02.2015, Dom OS BiH, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Toshio Hosokawa: Melodia for accordion
Hyunkyung Lim: Windbrücke for flute and accordion
Toru Takemitsu: Voice for flute
Isang Yun: Intermezzo for cello and accordion
Keiko Harada: Midstream for clarinet and accordion
Gamelan Trio: Bata Rubuh
21.02.2015, Dom OS BiH, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Gérard Grisey: Talea for ensemble
Arnold Schönberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21