Bocca Chiusa (2017)
for clarinet solo and chamber orchestra
solo clarinet – 184.108.40.206 – 220.127.116.11 – 3perc – 18.104.22.168.2
WP: Geneva Chamber Orchestra, 26.11.2017
There's no lack of void (2016)
fl.bcl – trb – perc – pf – vl.vla.vc
WP: Ensemble Linea, 13.04.2016
Nothing to express (2014)
for electric guitar and string quartet
e-git – 2vl.vla.vc
WP: Nadav Lev, Mivos Quartet; 30.06.2014
Con forza di gravità (2013)
for string orchestra
WP: Munich Chamber Orchestra, 29.01.2014
fl.ob.cl.bsn.sax – hn.tpt.trb.tba – perc – pf.e-git –2vl.vla.vc.db
WP:Ensemble Phoenix Basel, 09.05.2013
was born in 1985 in Israel. He began to study composition with Ruben Seroussi at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, and pursued his Master’s degree at the Basel Academy of Music with Georg Friedrich Haas before he successfully defended his dissertation at Columbia University in 2019.
Klartag has received several awards such as the Irino Prize and the Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart; he was also a resident artist at the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program. Klartag’s approach to the composing process focuses on the continuous perception of the listeners: “I never perceive a piece of music as a whole, but rather as a continuous evolving experience – a series of ‘nows’. […] I care a lot about the inner form of a sound – understanding the duration that it needs to unfold and to be perceived. Playing with and
against these inherent durations of sounds is one of the most frequently used strategies in my compositional tool box.”
Yair Klartag’s new Concerto Grosso
is to be premiered in October 2019 by the Meitar Ensemble and the Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pierre-André Valade. He is writing a new performative piece for the Munich Biennale 2020.
In 2019, Yair Klartag has been selected as one of the laureates of ricordilab.
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