kaleidoscope

instrumental & electronic

2017

chamber ensemble with electronics
fl, cl, hn, 2x perc, hp, 3x vln, 2x vla, 2x vlc, cb, sampler

Berg Orchestra, 27.10.2017, Továrna, Prague


Slovo kaleidoskop měl v roce 1817 poprvé použít skotský fyzik David Brewster, některými zvaný “otec moderní experimentální optiky”. Pojem odvodil ze starořeckého καλός (kalos) - krásný, krása - εἶδος (eidos) - to co je viděno: forma, tvar - a σκοπέω (skopeō) - dívat se, zkoumat. Kaleidoskop lze tedy přeložit jako “pozorování krásných forem.”berg-hejl.jpg


kaleidoscope (live)

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kaleidoscope (live)

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bio

composer

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composer

 

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Matouš Hejl (*1989) is an author of mostly instrumental and electronic music. He has also been partaking in various film, theater, dance and other performances as well as multimedia projects. As a performer, he makes use of the piano as a sounding object: subtle drones made through repurposing vibrators as mechanic bows for the piano strings merge with amplified noises from the instrument.

He studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Recognitions of his work include the 2nd place in the Czech Philharmonics Composition Competition (2018), Trochu nižší C4 (2018), a contemporary music award, Karel Krautgartner Prize for the Best Composition for Jazz Orchestra (2016) or nomination for the Czech Lion for the Best Music (2016).

CV

selected portfolio
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a group of four

instrumental

cl, ob, vln i, vln ii, vla, vlc, cb, pno, perc

KammarensembleN

April 2016, Stockhom

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"A note about Vollmer. He no longer describes the earth as a library globe or a map that has come alive, as a cosmic eye staring into deep space. This last was his most ambitious fling at imagery. The war has changed the way he sees the earth. The earth is land and water, the dwelling place of mortal men, in elevated dictionary terms. He doesn’t see it anymore (storm-spiraled, sea-bright, breathing heat and haze and color) as an occasion for picturesque language, for easeful play or speculation."

Don DeLillo, Human Moments in World War III

a group of four (live)

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a group of four (live)

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lost in munich

film

film by Petr Zelenka

nominated for the Czech Lion for the best music

Czech Critics Award for the best film

 

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ČSFD

IMDB

trailer (w original music)

trailer (w original music)

some more music

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dates

13.8.  TBA, Berg Orchestra, Pragovka, Prague

Crossings, premier

7.11.  Czech Philharmonic, Prague, Czech Republic


selected past

2019

15.2. Jozef van Wissem in Soulkostel
with Hans Brusee (NE) and Veronika Svobodová (CZ)
Soulkostel, Vernéřovice, Czech Republic


17.1.  Mraky
Hejl, Tichý, Žárský Trio
Art's Birthday, Prague, Czech Republic / Czech Radio live broadcast


2018

23.10. Kaleidoscope
Berg Orchestra, Olomouc, Czech Republic


12.7. Hejl, Tichý, Stachelhaus, Žárský Q Válclav Havel, Music Essay
Der Leipziger Hörspielsommer, Leipzig, Germany


31.5. Hejl, Rataj, Tichý, Žárský Q
Atrium Žižkov, Prague, Czech Republic


4.4. So klingt die Gegenwart!
Dimmor i Stockholm (piano), Untitled#2 (electronic), Hejl, Tichý, Žárský Trio

Czech Embassy in Berlin, Berlin, Germany


25.3. Vážný zájem - Matouš Hejl
Dimmor i Stockholm (piano), Untitled#2 (electronic), Hejl, Rataj, Tichý, Žárský Q

Střecha Lucerny, Prague, Czech Republic


25.2. Zápisky z volných chvil, premier

alternative theater, DISK Theater, Prague, Czech Republic


2017

16.10. Kaleidoscope, premier

Orchestr Berg, 19:30, Továrna, Prague, Czech Republic


12.10. Matouš Hejl & Martin Žárský

augemented piano and guitar, Atrium Žižkov, Prague


18.9. Chyba, premier

physical theater / new circus Vít Neznal & kolektiv, Jatka87, Prague, Czech Republic


28.8. anamnesis

Ostrava Days of New Music, 18:00, Triple Hall Karolina, Ostrava, Czech Republic


27.4. Plastics & Vibrations
 

improvised prepared piano set w. Vilhelm Bromander — bass Lilla Salen, KMH, Stockholm

 
27.2., 10.3. Havel, music essay, German version
 

Deutschlandradio Kultur Kurzstrecke 59


27.1. Exponential Joys, premiere of a new electronic composition
 

Czech Radio Premedice


15.1. Gallery AMU
                   

15pm, multichannel electronic set


2016

9., 10.10. At Land, music for a silent movie
 

Berg Orchestra, Spanish Synagogue Prague

 
15.11. Překlepy a přehmaty
 

Radio Vltava, radioplay premiere

 
21.4. Is But a Symbol of the Place
 

premiere, Concept Art Orchestra, Jazz Dock, Prague

 

14.4.

 

Exponential Joys, Audiorama, Stockholm

 

12.4.

 

A Group of Four, KammarensebleN, Stockholm

 

6.4

 

Anamnesis, Norbotten NEO, Stockholm

 
   
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hörspiel

hörspiel

produced for Deutschlandradio Kultur - Kurzstrecke 59, 27.2.2017

based on a Czech/English version premiered at the Czech Radio Vltava

václav havel, musikaufsatz

václav havel, musikaufsatz

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