anamnesis

instrumental & electronic

vln, vla, vlc, fl, cl, pno, perc, prerecorded electronics

Norbotten Neo

April 2016, Stockholm

 

Anamnesis means remembrance or reminiscence, the collection and re-collection of what has been lost, forgotten, or effaced. It is therefore a matter of the very old, of what has made us who we are. But anamnesis is also a work that transforms its subject, always producing something new. To recollect the old, to produce the new: that is the task of Anamnesis.

anamnesis (live)

11:10

anamnesis (live)

11:10

score

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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)

9:16

a group of four (live)

9:16
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bio

composer, sound artist, pianist

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composer, sound artist, pianist

 

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Matouš Hejl (*1989) is an author of mostly instrumental and electronic music. He has also been partaking in various theater, dance and other performances as well as multimedia projects. His film music debut with Lost in Munich has earned him a nomination for the Czech Lion for best music.

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

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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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IMDB

trailer (w original music)

trailer (w original music)

music showreel

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is but a symbol of the place

big band & voice

big band & voice

a song

music: Matouš Hejl
lyrics: Olga Pek, Matouš Hejl

winner of the Karel Krautgartner Contest for The Best Jazz Orchestra Composition

 

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The piece is inspired by Emily Dickinson's poetry and photographs by Francesca Woodman. Selected Woodman's pictures formed the song's storyboard and fragments of Dickinson's poetry were reorganized to create the majority of the lyrics. Their initial material was chosen from a set of phrases found in Dickinson's anthology containing specific words such as the word "is". In a similar but much more loose fashion, the music also reshapes fragments from other sources, particularly from Iannis Xenakis, while for other parts, deterministic algorithms were used as a part of the compositional process.

is but a symbol of the place

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is but a symbol of the place

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dates

28.8., anamnesis

Ostrava Days of New Music

18:00, Triple Hall Karolina, Ostrava, Czech Republic

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

18.9. Chyba, opening, physical theater / new circus Vít Neznal & kolektiv, Jatka87, Prague, Czech Republic


past

2017

27.4.
Plastics & Vibrations
 

improvised prepared piano set with 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

 
   

 2016

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at land

music for a silent movie

music for a silent movie by Maya Deren

Performed by the Berg Orchestra in the Spanish Synagogue in Prague, October 2016.

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at land

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at land

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sine pulses

instrumental drone

instrumental drone

fl, cl, cl / b.cl, hn, vib, perc, vln i, vln ii, vla i, vla ii, vlc i, cb

October 2014, Prague

 

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sine wave modulated poisson distribution

 

 

"So then, what is there outside of knowledge? I do not know, might as well cal it other. This other that science rejects, that it doesn't know or doesn't wish to know, that it will perhaps know one day - but what difference does it make? - this other known elsewhere as either disorder or chaos or chance - but what difference does its name make?"

Michel Serres, Genesis

sine pulses (live)

11:22

sine pulses (live)

11:22

score

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the next long loop

string quartet, augmented piano

(augmented) pno, vln i, ii, vla, vlc, (augmented) triangles, solenoidofon

 

1413886900044_wps_22_Comet_Siding_Spring_Mars_.jpg A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars on Sunday October 19th 2014, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter. The comet, known as Siding Spring (C/2013 A1), made its closest encounter with Mars on Sunday at 2:27 p.m. E.D.T.
Before the comet passed, it could be seen in space racing toward the brightly illuminated Red Planet, trailed by a cloud of debris. Scientists said the comet’s passing offered a unique chance to study its impact on Mars’s atmosphere.
“What could be more exciting than to have a whopper of an external influence like a comet, just so we can see how atmospheres do respond?” said Nick Schneider, the remote sensing team leader from NASA’s Maven mission to Mars. “It’s a great learning opportunity.”
The comet, which is around one mile wide and is only about as solid as a pile of talcum powder, has traveled more than one million years to make its first pass by Mars, and will not return for another million years, after it completes its next long loop around the sun.
Its flyby of Mars is not likely to be visible to sky watchers on Earth. 

the next long loop (live)

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the next long loop (live)

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