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Michel Marang Concerts and workshops in China


Shifting Images is a overall musical and visual program, consisting of six new pieces for clarinets, electronics and photo sequences.As diverse as the composers and their styles are, the thread through this program is formed by the shifting patterns that occur in every single piece. They are visualized in photo sequences, each with their own theme, which will be projected simultaneously with the live performance of the pieces.

The relationship between music and image can be entirely different in each piece, and based on form, concept or just text. However, music has always been the starting point. As a result the image does not have the dominating position that it so often has in film, video and other art forms.

The performance, varying between 40 and 75 minutes, requires a simple mobile set-up in a darkened hall, consisting of a screen, beamer, laptop or dvd-player, amplifyer and speakers.

As an event, it may be combined with running exhibitions.

Michel Marang studied clarinet with Walter Boeykens and finished conservatory cum laude in 1987, the same year in which he also got his degree in philosophy at Amsterdam University. Hereafter he studied with Hans Deinzer (Germany) and took masterclasses with Roger Heaton (England) and Susan Stephens (USA).

Apart from his interest and activities in classical music, theatre, and world-music, Marang specializes in contemporary music. He collaborated with many composers, including Olivier Messiaen, Morton Feldman, Edison Denisov and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Over fifty compositions were dedicated to him and he was a member, guest and/or soloist with all the leading new music ensembles in Holland. As a soloist, Michel Marang performed throughout Western Europe, the USA, Mexico, Russia, China, Ukraine, Estonia, India, and the Middle-East. He gave seminars at many leading institutions, including the Moscow, Shanghai and Paris Conservatories.

As a photographer Marang concentrates on portraits and sequences. His work was exhibited in Amsterdam, New York and Moscow.

Reviews on Michel Marang

…a talented, sensitive player… (The New York Times)

…lyric and grand manner in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw… (de Volkskrant)

…in every respect phenomenal… (Frankfurter Rundschau)

…a magnificient performance… (Moscow News)

…a convincing actor… (Trouw)

…he doesn't play his instrument, he is his instrument…it isn’t sheer music, but life itself (Brabants Dagblad)

…superbe, extraordinaire... (Pierre Boulez)


Concerts and workshops China 2013

Chengdu  25/11 19.30 concert, 26/11 lecture. Chengdu Conservatory (SCCM)

Kunming 29/11 and 30/11 at Yunnan Art college

Nanjing  2/12 and 3/12 at Nanjing Art College

Shanghai 5/12 or 6/12 (workshop only) at Shanghai Conservatory of Music


More info: http://www.michelmarang.nl

25 Nov - 6 Dec