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Jeroen Speak

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Biography

Jeroen Speak studied composition at Victoria University before moving to the UK to study with Michael Finnissy and Jonathan Harvey at the University of Sussex, where he completed his Ph.D. The recipient of numerous national and international awards, Including the Irino prize, and the Yoshiro Irino Memorial Prize. Speak has been featured and commissioned by many International Festivals, including the Huddersfield Festival, ISCM festival, Gaudeamus, London Ear Festival, Inside Out Festival, Borealis Festival, and the ACL Festival.

He has worked extensively in Taiwan and China where he has researched, lectured, and organised workshops and performances of contemporary music, he has been been Composer in Residence for Visiting Arts (UK/China) and Artist Links (UK/Taiwan) supported by the British Council as well as composer in residence at the New Zealand School of Music and the Nelson School of Music. Jeroen has developed close working relationships with many of the worlds most renowned contemporary exponents, including: Nicolas Hodges (Germany), Mark Knoop (UK), Séverine Ballon (France), Lontano (UK), Richard Haynes and Ensemble Antipodes (Switzerland), Arne deForce (Belgium), Elision (Australia), Stroma (NZ), The Fidelio Trio (UK), the NZ Trio and Forum Music (Taiwan). Most recently he has been working on an ambitious project 'Silk Dialogues' involving forces from China, New Zealand and the UK.


Composed (29)

Arabesques

for violin and piano, 8m


Auxetos

for string quartet, 10m


Down

for piano


Dreaming

for piano, 1m 30s


Entropy (version 1)

for solo organ


Epeisodos

for E flat clarinet, 10m


Epeisodos

for bass clarinet, 10m


Eratosthenes' Sieve

for mixed chamber septet


Etudes

for violin and piano


Event Horizon

for marimba, percussions and piano, 9m 54s


Gu ta

for 3 percussionists and optional amplification, 12m


Jung's Shadow

for cello and piano


Lingua e realidade

for piano trio


Molto Intimo

for clarinet, trumpet, trombone, 12m


Nocturne 3

for piano, 6m


Percussion Concerto

for 3 percussionists and 1 pianist, 18m


Quatro Stati d'Essere Immaginari

for double bass, 6m


Serendipity Fields

for violin, cello, piano and guzheng


Shadow Aspect

for solo piano, 7m


Silk Dialogue (VI)

for flute, clarinet (solo), violin I, violin II, viola, cello


Silk Dialogues V

for mixed chamber octet, 15m


Sonata (Jung's Shadow Version 1)

for cello and piano


Tarantelle II

for solo cello


The Architecture of Time

for piano and percussion, 7m 30s


The Character of Time

for solo piano, 15m