Šimon Voseček
Instrument: organ, piano, vocals, melodica

with friendly approval of S. Voseček

Voseček Šimon

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 Hybris 2015 - 2016
2 Im falschen Film 2014 60m
3 Da Saund of Music - hidden tracks - Ein extrem flottes Heimatmuseum mit live-Musik 2013 70m
4 Mord auf der Topinambur 2013 60m
5 Der Indianersong (Dance Your Devil with Me) - Chanson aus dem Theaterstück "Da Saund of Music" 2012 ~ 3m
6 Durst 2012 ~ 6m
7 mouses - Mишi 2012 ~ 7m
8 Haarausfall - Hommage an Generationen 2011 ~ 6m 30s
9 Latte - oder der Busen Anita Ekbergs 2011
10 Pollywogs (Kaulquappen) 2011 ~ 7m
11 Worms - for saxophone quartet 2011 ~ 6m
12 Sperms 2010 ~ 7m
13 Worms - for trio 2010 ~ 6m
14 Pastorale 2009
15 Tannenbaumanagramme 2009
16 Jsimtasbanejetik 2009 ~ 6m
17 Paranasal Sinuses (Nebenhöhlen) 2008 - 2009 ~ 9m
18 Oceano nox - on a poem of Victor Hugo 2008 9m
19 In Acid Bath (Im Säurebad) - for string quartet 2008 10m
20 Soudnicky 2008
21 Löcher 2008
22 Luftblasen 2007
23 Biedermann und die Brandstifter 2007
24 Drei Lieder auf Texte von Antonio Salieri 2006
25 Wenn man die Mütter aus der Erde graben könnte 2005
26 Ein Klaviertrio 2004
27 Küchenlieder 2004
28 Drei Klavierstücke 2003
29 Canção de soror saudade/Lieder der Wehmut 2003
30 Bernardo Coltés: Roberto Zucco 2000

General Information

Year of Birth:  1978
Place of Birth:  Prague
Country of Birth: 

Composer, chansonnier, born in 1978 in Prague.

 

At the age of 5 start with dance training (expressive dance), later added by piano and organ lessons. Attendance and completion of high school in Prague. After leaving school in 1997 he started to study composition at the Prague Conservatory with Otomar Kvěch, parallel to this, extensive activities as a choral singer and conductor as well as various studies in language (Russian, Italian, German). In 2002, after graduation from the Prague Conservatory, I moved to Vienna, where he continued the composition studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna initially with Dietmar Schermann, then Erich Urbanner and last with Chaya Czernowin. Graduation in 2008 with distinction.

 

Musical theater plays a big role this composer's life, on his list of works are two operas ("Soudničky/Heiteres Bezirksgericht" 1998/2007, resumed in Prague in 2008, and "Biedermann and the Arsonists", 2005-2007); 2011 was the start of composition of another musical theater piece.
The opera "Biedermann and the Arsonists" was honored in 2008 by the BmUKK with the encouragement prize for music. Merit Award of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in 2008 and State Scholarship for Composition in 2011.

 

Performances in Czech Republic, Austria, Mexico, USA, Slovakia; at Wien Modern in 2008 and 2009, at Klangspuren Schwaz 2009, then at Orfeo in Bratislava. Commissions include Wien Modern 2009 (Pastoral), the Reconsil Ensemble, Ensemble Wiener Collage, ensemble LUX etc.
He is a member of the Association Platypus and participated in the organization of the projects as well as Secretary to the Austrian ISCM section.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1997 - 2002

composition (Otomar Kvĕch)

2002 - 2008

Studies in composition, graduation with honours

composition

composition

composition

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2004

co-founder

2007

ever since member and responsible for project-organisation

2012

schallundrauch agency: ever since member of the theatre- and performance-group (composer, muscial director, performer, director and theatre-pedagogy)

member and secretary to the board

lives and works in Vienna

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2009
2015

for a full-length opera (premiere planned for 2016)

commissions by Neue Oper Wien, Ensemble Reconsil, Ensemble Wiener Collage, Ensemble LUX, Ensemble Platypus, Duo Windspiel (Germany), Ensemble Adapter (Germany), Dos à Dos, duo ovocutter etc.

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2001

Prague Opera-Festival "Opera 2001": "Best New Production" for his opera Das heitere Bezirksgericht

2008

promotional award

2008

recognition award

2011

State Scholarship for Composition

2015

State Scholarship for Composition

Description of Style

To me good music means successful communication between the composer, the performers and the audience.

Press Reviews

08. October 2013

When Evil Knocks: Šimon Voseček’s Biedermann und die Brandstifter

In his setting of the play, Voseček has dispensed with most of Frisch's "moral club", as Voseček called it, trimming down the original text to make his own libretto. Removing the heaven and hell from this work changes the focus inward, creating a study of a character through every painful concession to morality on his downward spiral to facilitating an evil act. Given the lack of character development, this approach could have resulted in a fluffy opera: a character study with no depth of character provided for in the text. However, Voseček music amply filled in what the text left lacking. His setting is deep with emotional tension and release, frustration and hope. Though a composer fully-certified in the current pur et dur school of Viennese contemporary music, Voseček's opera is human and warm, lending new dimensions to Biedermann’s character throughout his journey from upstanding citizen to accessory to arson.
Musically, a combination of empathy and urgency was created through Voseček‘s stunningly beautiful instrumentation choices: three clarinets (two doubling bass clarinet); three trombones, one tuba; two percussionists; one violin and three celli. Well performed by the Amadeus ensemble-wien, we heard warmth from keening, sliding trombones and open, dissonant intervals in the celli and low brass. The clarinets provided urgent material in their altissimo range, whining very, very quietly in quarter tones about the danger lurking in the living room. The chorus of three sang almost exclusively in tight chords, differentiating them from the rest of the vocal material, which alternated between angular and smooth lines as the text required.

I care if you listen (Caitlin Smith) Link

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