Saturday, December 1st, 2012, 20.00 Belma Bešlić-Gál (A/SLO/BIH), Arne Nordheim (N) Works for Accordion - Andrej Serkow (A/UKR), Accordion Belma Bešlić-Gál: JAN MAYEN (Remembering Beerenberg) For accordion and sound projection The composition 'JAN MAYEN (Remembering Beerenberg)' was inspired by photographies from the Norwegian adventurer Erik A., who visited the island Jan Mayen in 2008. His trip was also an  inwardly directed journey to himself: This inner search gets sonified by the accordion, 'potential' environmental sounds from Jan Mayen - ocean waves, wind, arctic birds - constitute the acoustic backdrop of the piece, and the fundament of the sound projection. The premiere took place in conjunction with an artist-in-residency in Frankfurt/Main in November 2011. Belma Bešlić-Gál Born 1978 in Tuzla (BiH). Austrian composer, artist and pianist of Slovenian/Bosnian descent,  living in Vienna and Salzburg (Austria). First music studies (piano) with Planinka Jurisic-Atic in  Tuzla. Piano studies at the Liszt School of Music Weimar (1996-2001, a. o. with Gerlinde Otto and Lazar Berman). Studies of composition and music theory at the University of Arts in Graz (2003- present, a. o. with Bernhard Lang, and Klaus Lang). Master classes in Darmstadt and Munich  (Brian Ferneyhough, Rebecca Saunders, Raphael Cendo, German Toro Perez, Wolfgang Rihm). Co- Curator of the shut up and listen!-Festival in Vienna. The fundament of her artistic reflection is time. Further issues include cultural challenges of postwar/transitional societies, nihilism,  futurism and manipulations of temporal perception in (intermedia) music constellations. Andrej Serkow Andrej Serkow was born in Podbuskoje, Ukraine. After his first Bajan lessons and the visit of the music school in Kirovograd, he completed his studies at the Odessa conservatory with excellent  success. Further studies at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, Austria (Master of  Arts). As a soloist and chamber musician he performs with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the  Austrian Ensemble für neue Musik, Capella Condurezza and the Duo Ost/West. The cooperation with the composers Christoph Cech, Renald Deppe, Christoph Herndler, Wolfgang Mayer and  Ludmila Samodaewa led to new, interesting pieces for accordion. His artistic work for  Landestheater Linz, Theater Phönix and the theater group Arbos lead him through many  countries in Europe and plays an important role artistically. With performances in Bratislava,  Gmunden, Linz, Krems, and Wels and at the music summer in Bad Schallerbach he convinced the audience with expressive and deep interpretations. Arne Nordheim: Dinosaurus For accordeon and sound projection (1971) FP: Nordic House, Reykjavik, 1971; Mogens Ellegaard (acc) Arne Nordheim Arne Nordheim was born in 1931 in Larvik, Norway, and died in 2010 in Oslo. He studied organ, piano, music theory, and composition at the Oslo Conservatory and was a significant Norwegian composer. He ha received international acclaim especially for his works Aftonland’ (1959) and  ‘Canzona for Orchestra’ (1961). Since 1997, Nordheim was an honorary member of the  International Society for Contemporary Music. ABOUT          PROGRAMME          SUAL AWARD           PRESS          IMPRINT          SUAL HOME shut up and listen! 2012 Interdisciplinary Festival for Music and Sound Art