Jean-Christophe Mastnak
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Instrument: horn

Mastnak Jean-Christophe

General Information

Year of Birth:  1959
Date of Birth:  26. April 1959
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Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1977 - 1980

 

1980

 

1981

 

1982

musicology

1988

Dr. phil.

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1978 - 1987

 

1988 - 1993

freelance horn player and composer

frontier between all musical disciplines

compositional activity for interdisciplinary projects, e.g. drama, visual arts, intermediaries installations, dance, film, etc.

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2003

Klang-Bilder-Vor-Raum, composition to a triptych

2004

Tête à tête, project in collaboration with the visual arts

2004

Anasyrma, project in collaboration with visual arts

Description of Style

Compositions: relatively short, very dense pieces, that give the performing musicians enough thematic material for improvisational freedom, however, are also closed without musical improvisation. Compilative Fragmentism is the expression which desribes my compositional style the best.
Instrumental focus: horn/woodwind
Music: Any form of classical music, focus on contemporary music, jazz, improvisation, experimental. My favorite challenges are collaborations with interdisciplinary art (eg using drama, visual arts, dance, film, etc.).

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