updated 30 June 2017
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Mark Barden

American composer born in 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mark Barden was born in 1981 in Cleveland, OH (USA). He studied composition with Lewis Nielson and Randolph Coleman and piano with Monique Duphil at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, graduating in 2003. He spent a year abroad on a Thomas J. Watson fellowship before deciding to relocate permanently to Europe. From 2005 to 2007, he took private lessons with Rebecca Saunders in Berlin. With a grant from the Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung, he undertook a masters in composition at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg under Mathias Spahlinger and Jörg Widmann, which he completed in 2011. In 2017, he received his doctorate in composition from Goldsmiths, University of London. His doctoral thesis, titled “Composing in and through the Body” was supervised by Roger Redgate.

He has received numerous awards and honors, including a scholarship prize to the Darmstadt Summer Academy, artist residencies from the Berlin Academy of the Arts, and the German Studies Center in Venice, the 2016 Composition Commission from the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, and the Composers’ Prize from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

His works have been performed by ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Ensemble intercontemporain, Ensemble Recherche, the Mivos Quartet, KNM Berlin, and Ensemble Mosaik and at contempoary music festivals in Donaueschingen, Witten, Darmstadt, Paris, Berlin, and New York.


© Ircam-Centre Pompidou, 2017

Sources

Site du compositeur (voir les ressources documentaires).

  • Solo (excluding voice)
  • Chamber music
    • kairos incised for sextet (2007), 12 mn
    • elec looking for a man to love & fuck installation-performance for seven instruments (2008), 2 mn 16 s
    • gauze I for nine instruments (2009), 8 mn
    • personæ for bass flute and bass clarinet (2009), 9 mn
    • gauze II for nine instruments (2010), 15 mn
    • viscera for string trio "basso" (2010), 7 mn
    • Tenebræ for four modern and four old instruments (2011), 14 mn
    • flesh|veil for eight instruments (2012), 13 mn
    • witness. for electric guitar, saxophone, piano and percussion (2012), 15 mn
    • Nocturne for string quartet (2013), 12 mn
    • harvest for viola, cello, double bass and percussion (2013-2014), 12 mn
    • elec viscosity for amplified string trio with volume pedals (2014), 15 mn
  • Instrumental ensemble music
    • elec ألم (Alam) installation for assembly and electronics (2011), 12 mn
    • a tearing of vision for chamber orchestra (2012), 10 mn
    • — caul — for instrumental ensemble (2011-2012), 22 mn
    • Monoliths I-V for optional instrumentation and electronics (2014), 10 mn
    • elec aMass for amplified ensemble of 9 instruments (2015), 17 mn
    • Gehören for chamber orchestra (2015)
    • elec Monoliths I-III for large orchestra (flexible instrumentation) and electronics (2015), 6 mn
    • elec Alam II installation for ensemble and electronics (2016), 15 mn
  • Concert music
    • anatomy for large orchestra and percussion (2010), 8 mn 30 s
  • A cappella vocal music
    • Chamber for three male voices (2006-2007), 12 mn
  • Electronic music / fixed media / mechanical musical instruments
    • elec Dark Room electronic installation for a single listener (2015), 2 h
  • Unspecified instrumentation
    • machine for choice of instrumentation (2011), 3 mn
    • two masks for choice of instrumentation (2011), 10 mn
  • 2016
    • elec Alam II installation for ensemble and electronics, 15 mn
    • Études 1-3 for piano, 10 mn
  • 2015
    • elec Dark Room electronic installation for a single listener, 2 h
    • Gehören for chamber orchestra
    • elec Monoliths I-III for large orchestra (flexible instrumentation) and electronics, 6 mn
    • elec aMass for amplified ensemble of 9 instruments, 17 mn
  • 2014
    • Monoliths I-V for optional instrumentation and electronics, 10 mn
    • harvest for viola, cello, double bass and percussion, 12 mn
    • elec viscosity for amplified string trio with volume pedals, 15 mn
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
    • Tenebræ for four modern and four old instruments, 14 mn
    • machine for choice of instrumentation, 3 mn
    • two masks for choice of instrumentation, 10 mn
    • elec ألم (Alam) installation for assembly and electronics, 12 mn
  • 2010
    • anatomy for large orchestra and percussion, 8 mn 30 s
    • gauze II for nine instruments, 15 mn
    • viscera for string trio "basso", 7 mn
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007

Liens internet

Discographie

  • Mark BARDEN, a tearing of vision ; ChamberAlamfleshveildie Haut AndererMonoliths I-V, ensemble Intercontemporain, Cornelius Meister, Mark Barden, Stefan Maier, Max Murray, Klangforum Wien, Andreas Eberle, Nicolas Hodges, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, 1 cd Col Legno, 2016, WWE 40413.
  • Mark BARDEN, viscera, Fathom String Trio (Jessica Rona, Moritz Müllenbach, Aleksander Gabrys), dans « Darmstadt Aural Document, Box 3 », avec des œuvres de Hanns Jelinek, Herbert Brün, Franco Evangelisti, … [et al.], 1 coffret [7 cd], Neos, 2016, 11230.
  • Mark BARDEN, die Haut Anderer, Rei Nakamura, piano, dans « Darmstadt Aural Document, Box 4 » avec des œuvres de Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Stefan Wolpe, … [et al.], 1 coffret [7 cd], Neos, 2016, 11630.