taste

The taste of food, of an object, of a person, can be deceptive, for it carries too many possibilities of error. It can be altered by appetite, curiosity, longing, momentary surprise, as well as habituation. Only the aftertaste keeps the real taste – diluted, to be sure, but also purified; only after-the-taste the real image emerges of the person, the object, the food that was tasted
(Arthur Schnitzler, 1862-1931)

concert 4th concert
Thursday, 6th December 2018 at 7 p.m., Koper Music School Hall



Luka Batista, guitar and electronics (Slovenia) WWW

Élise Jacoberger, bassoon (France)


PROGR concert M:

Toshio Hosokawa (1955): Sen VII (1995) for solo bassoon

Olga Neuwirth (1968) Torsion (2003-2005) for solo bassoon and tape
new first performance in Slovenia

Olav Lervik (1982) Rotor (2010) for solo bassoon
new first performance in Slovenia

Luka Batista (1993): karnatX5 (2018)
new premiere

Luka Batista (1993): batty_psekt7.5 (2018)
new premiere

Luka Batista (1993): bufferfun (2018)
new premiere


Batista

Luka Batista (Koper, 1993) is an Amsterdam-based guitarist, composer and electronic musician. He is currently following the Live Electronics master's program at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, studying with Marcel Wierckx, Jos Zwaanenburg, Frank Baldé, Jorge Isaac and Hidde de Jong, focusing on interactive composition and performance, audiovisual music, spatialisation and expanding traditional instruments with sensor interfaces. After about a decade of classical guitar studies with guitarists Marko Feri, Tanja Brecelj and Friderik King, he graduated at the local music high school in his hometown of Koper. Along the way, electric guitar began to have an increasing role in his musical development and opened Batista a door to start exploring a variety of different genres where improvisation and rhythm are among the key ingredients. In 2013 he moved to the Netherlands to study at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with guitarists Jesse van Ruller, Maarten van der Grinten, Martijn van Iterson, Martien Oster, Edoardo Righini and Matiss Cudars, and in May 2017 graduated with a bachelor's degree in jazz guitar. While in high school, he also started taking composition lessons with composer and conductor Ambrož Čopi. During his time at the Amsterdam conservatory, he studied composition with André Douw, Yaniv Nachum, Joël Bons, Wim Henderickx, Richard Ayres and Amit Gur. Composing has slowly become the core of Batista's focus, also significantly influencing his guitar playing. He has been increasingly interested in using technology for music making, its impact on the way we play traditional acoustic instruments and exploring the relationships between acoustic and digital sound.

About the music
Luka Batista seeks to expand the possibilities of electric guitar using technology to push himself out of the comfort zone and safety of instrument related habits. The structure of his compositions is to a large extent provided by modular synthesiser-inspired workflow and computer algorithms which analyse live guitar playing. As a result, the electronics are different in every performance. In combination with Batista's improvisation with roots in jazz, this contributes to the liveliness and spontaneity of the music. His interest in electronics was born out of wanting to explore the creative applications of fundamental nature of sound and limits of auditory perception. Close attention to timbre has been of particular influence on dealing with pitch, harmony and the ways he combines acoustic and digital sound. Time, rhythm and groove are an equally important element in his music, drawing influences from electronic dance genres like breakcore, glitch and techno, as well as South Indian Carnatic music.


Jacoberger

Elise Jacoberger was born in 1982 in Guebwiller. She studied bassoon at the Basle Conservatory and with Pascal Gallois at the University of Arts in Zurich, where she became specialised in the interpretation of contemporary music. Elise performs regularly in various orchestral and chamber music formations in France, Germany and Switzerland including Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble musikFabrik, Basel Sinfonietta and ensemble proton bern. She has performed at many festivals including MaerzMusik, Ultraschall, Venice Biennale, Darmstadt Summer and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Elise has premiered many works for bassoon; this list includes compositions by Harrison Birtwistle, Arthur Kampela, Olga Neuwirth and Marc Sabat.