My Awarded Projects
Joan Arnau PàmiesChicago, IL
The music of Joan Arnau Pàmies (IPA: [d͡ʒu’ɑnəɾ’nɑu’pɑmiəs]) is concerned with underlying issues related to text, notation, sound, and the distinction between composition and performance as categorically different activities. His most recent explorations investigate unconventional notational strategies to develop intricate formal processes.
Born in Catalonia in 1988 and based in the United States since 2007, Pàmies’s works have been performed and workshopped throughout the Americas, Russia, and Europe by ensembles and individuals such as the Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, ensemble recherche, Felix Del Tredici, JACK Quartet, Kathryn Schulmeister, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, New Morse Code, Nora Volkova Ensemble, and Vertixe Sonora Ensemble. Recent projects include a newly commissioned piece for the New York-based mixed quartet loadbang and the American premiere of [IVflbclVIvln/c] by Uusinta Ensemble as part of MATA Festival 2014.
He is the recipient of numerous prizes and grants, such as the William T. Faricy Award for Creative Music and the Eckstein Fellowship from Northwestern University (Chicago), the Wallace Scholarship Fund from the New England Conservatory (Boston), and the Fellowship prize from the Darmstadt Summer Courses 2008.
Pàmies holds a Bachelor of Music with Honors from the New England Conservatory of Music and is currently pursuing a DMA in composition at Northwestern University. He has lectured on his own work at the University of Huddersfield (CeReNeM), Goldsmiths-University of London, Columbia University, and Northwestern University.
World premiere performance of PALIMPSESTUS. Recorded at Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville, IL. February 22, 2014. Fonema Consort.
World premiere performance of “[V(fl.ob.vln/c)IIIkl]” recorded at Northwestern University’s Lutkin Hall. November 7, 2013. ensemble recherche.
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