7 June 2018

Segundo Ciclo de Música Chilena Contemporánea SCD

My Lied Der Flammentag will be performed by Claudia Godoy and Fernanda Ortega in Santiago, Chile, as part of the Second Ciclo de Música Chilena Contemporánea SCD.

Der Flammentag is programmed for the third concert on Thursday, June 7th.

Sala SCD Egaña
Larraín 5862 Mall Plaza Egaña, Local T4038, La Reina, Santiago - Chile
Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 8:30pm | Admission free

Claudia Godoy, voice
Fernanda Ortega, piano

5 June 2018

Colectivo Azul: Festival Azul de Nueva Música

My piece En bonne compagnie for flute and free ensemble will be performed by Colectivo Azul in Santiago, Chile, as part of the New Music Festival Azul 2018.

En bonne compagnie will close the opening concert of the festival on Tuesday, June 5th.

Salón de Honor | Academia Chilena de Bellas Artes
Almirante Montt 454, Santiago - Chile
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 | 7pm | Admission free

Colectivo Azul
Ange Quilaqueo, flute
Rodrigo Araya, clarinet
Martín Morales, piano
José Manuel Hernández, violin
Tatiana Mejías, cello

22 November 2017

Musicahora: XIV Festival de Música Contemporánea

My piece Noema for string quartet will be performed by Cuarteto Surkos in La Serena, Chile, as part of the 14th version of Musicahora, the contemporary music festival organized by the Department of Music of the University of La Serena.

The festival starts on November 20th and Noema will open the second half of the concert on Wednesday, November 22nd.

MECESUP Hall | Universidad de La Serena
Larraín Alcalde 2843, La Serena - Chile
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 | 8pm | Admission free

Cuarteto Surkos
David Núñez, violin I
Marcelo Pérez, violin II
Valentina Maza, viola
Francisca Reyes, cello

13 October 2017

XV International Electroacoustic Music Festival Ai-Maako

Premiere: "Extempore I" in Chile

My piece Extempore I for stereophonic track will be programmed at the 15th version of AI-MAAKO, the International Electroacoustic Music Festival of the Chilean Electroacoustic Community (CECh). Extempore I will close the first part of the opening concert on Friday, October 13.

Centro Cultural de España | Av. Providencia 927, Santiago - Chile
Friday - October 13th, 2017 | 8pm | Admission free
Comunidad Electroacústica de Chile | Ai-Maako

17 January 2017

International Festival for Contemporary Music

Concert: "Periplosidéreo" in Chile

My piece Periplosidéreo for piano and a grand set of percussion instruments will be performed by the prestigious Chilean ensemble Compañía de Música Contemporánea at the International Festival for Contemporary Music in Santiago, Chile. The festival is organized yearly by the Department of Music and Sonology of the Universidad de Chile. Periplosidéreo will close the second day of the festival.

Sala Isidora Zegers | Compañía 1264, Santiago - Chile
Tuesday - January 17th, 2017 | 8pm | Admission free
Music and Sonology - Universidad de Chile | +56 2 29781389

02 December 2016

Premiere: "Noema" in Berlin, Germany

My first (and last?) string quartet, called Noema will be premiered by Latin Strings on December 2 at the Instituto Cervantes in Berlin, Germany. The concert is dedicated exclusively to Chilean art music and is organized by the International Society for Chilean Music (SIMUC).

SIMUC - Concert in Berlin: Neue Streichertöne aus Chile

The concert program:

Javier Party Noema
Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt String quartet No. 4
Carlos Zamora String quartet No. 3
Sebastián Errázuriz Dos gestos a Sergio Ortega
Rodrigo Herrera Pasaje 1
Marcos Meza Prelude No. 5
Juan Pablo Moreno Fluentis
Ricardo Álvarez Dawn
Tomás Brantmayer La luz de tu calle
Andrián Pertout Sonus dulcis No. 375b

Instituto Cervantes | Rosenstraße 18-19, 10178 Berlin - Germany
Friday - December 2nd, 2016 | 7pm | €10/€5 students
International Society for Chilean Music (SIMUC) | office@simuc.org

29 June 2016

SIMUC-Opening Concert: Liederabend

Premiere: "Der Flammentag" in Vienna, Austria

The fourth of my Lieder for voice and piano Der Flammentag will be premiered by baritone Alejandro Pizarro-Enríquez and pianist Cristian Leal. In the same concert, which is organized by the International Society for Chilean Music (SIMUC), soprano Clio Montrey and pianist José Contreras will perform the third of my Lieder called In der Transparenz die Bewegung.

The four musicians mentioned above will present a series of Lieder from ten Chilean composers of the last 100 years. The SIMUC-Opening Concert: Liederabend will take place on June 29th at the Off-Theater in Vienna, Austria.

Off-Theater | Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna - Austria
Wednesday - June 29th, 2016 | 7pm | €10/€5 students
International Society for Chilean Music (SIMUC) | office@simuc.org

26 November 2015

Premiere in Europe: "Frohlocken in der Helle auf ocker Höhe"

Patagonien Quartett will premiere in Vienna my piece Frohlocken in der Helle auf ocker Höhe and will also perform my piece Vorschnelle Entscheidungen eines apathischen Fahrers in a concert that will take place on November 26th as part of the Imperial Talents series of the Imperial Hotel. Both pieces are part of the Patagonian Bagatelles, a series of compositions commissioned by the quartet.

Patagonien Quartett

HalleNsalon 1873 - Hotel Imperial | Kärntner Ring 16, 1015 Vienna - Austria
Thursday - November 26th, 2015 | 6:30pm | Admission free | +43 1 501106400

30 September 2015

Concert: "Ofuscacionte Aliterártico" in Vienna, Austria

My piece Ofuscacionte Aliterártico will be performed by Austrian Organist Ines Schüttengruber at the Jesuit Church of Vienna. The concert "Orgelherbst I" will take place on September 30th as part of the fall-winter concert season 2015 of the Austrian Society of Contemporary Music (ÖGZM).

Organistin Ines Schüttengruber

The concert program:

Javier Party Ofuscacionte Aliterártico
Ernst Krenek Sonate für Violine & Orgel op. 231
Gregor Hanke Offertorium aus der Suite für Orgel
Sonja Huber Veni creator Spiritus
Michael Salamon Partielle Elegie
Rupert Gottfried Frieberger Mein junges Leben hat ein End
René Staar Berceuse
Werner Lemberg Nachspiel - Schnell

Jesuit Church Vienna | Dr. Ignaz Seipel Platz 1, 1010 Vienna - Austria
Wednesday - September 30th, 2015 | 7:30pm | Admission free

13 - 14 November 2014

Premiere: "Inmóvil al viajar" in Weimar and Berlin, Germany

Inmóvil al Viajar for 11 musicians, commissioned by the Ensemble Iberoamericano, will be premiered on November 13th in Weimar, Germany and performed a second time on November 14th in Berlin. The ensemble conducted by Joan Pagès will give a concert entitled "Entremedio. Reflections on Iberoamerican Composition in the 21st Century" which will include a conversation with the composers. Before each concert we will be having composition Poster Entremedio Concerts workshops with the students of the University of Music of Weimar and the University of the Arts of Berlin.

A central part of the project "Entremedio" (English: in between) was the commissioning of 4 pieces to composers who do not live in their native country, in other words, composers who develop artistically within an in between cultural situation. The composition of my piece called Inmóvil al viajar as well as most of the project was partly financed by the international organization Ibermúsicas.

The concert program:

Javier Party Inmóvil al viajar
Manuel Contreras Lijuwa
Oliver Rappoport Preludio (rev.) and Improv.1
Ilias Rachaniotis New piece for ensemble

Concert 1 (Weimar)
Fürstensaal - Franz Liszt University of Music Weimar | Platz der Demokratie 2/3, 99423 Weimar - Germany
Thursday - November 13th, 2014 | 7pm | Admission free | +49 (0)176 23242264

Concert 2 (Berlin)
Kleiner Vortragssaal - University of Arts of Berlin | Bundesallee 1–12, 10719 Berlin - Germany
Friday - November 14th, 2014 | 7pm | Admission free | +49 (0)176 23242264

27 March 2014

Lecture: Artistic Research & the Relevance of the Creative Process in Music Education

Lecture Handout In the Faculty of Humanities and Education of the University Andrés Bello I will give a talk about "Artistic Research & the Relevance of the Creative Process in Music Education". Various issues of music education at school level in Chile will be addressed from an international perspective and there will be a discussion about the categories and current paradigms that govern music education in the classroom. Read more...

Room EMU105(C2) - University Andrés Bello | Fernández Concha 700, Santiago - Chile
Thursday - March 27th, 2014 | 11am | Admission free | Campus Casona de Las Condes

26 March 2014

Lecture Handout

Lecture: The Epistemic Potential of Art. An Introduction to Unspeakable Knowledge

Following the invitation by the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Santiago I will give a talk entitled "The Epistemic Potential of Art. An Introduction to Unspeakable Knowledge". After the presentation there will be an open discussion moderated by two panelists: Researcher Felipe Cussen and Philosopher José Santos. Read more...

The Communications Department of the University of Santiago has posted an article on the lecture.

Auditorium of IDEA - University of Santiago | Román Díaz 89, Santiago - Chile
Wednesday - March 26th, 2014 | 6:30pm | Admission free | Metro Station Manuel Montt

24 March 2014

Lecture: Epistemology in Art. Artistic Research and Unspeakable Knowledge

Invited by the Department of Music and Sonology of the University of Chile I will give a talk entitled "Epistemology in Art. Artistic Research and Unspeakable Knowledge". The approach to the subject will follow the lines of critical theory and will be complemented with musical examples of different types of artistic research. Read more...

Room 504A, Department of Music and Sonology - University of Chile | Compañía 1264, Santiago - Chile
Monday - March 24th, 2014 | 12pm | Admission free | Metro Station Moneda

19 March 2014

Concert-Lecture: Artistic Research in Contemporary Musical Composition

Concert-Lecture Handout At the Music Institute of the Alberto Hurtado University I will present a concert-lecture with the title "Artistic Research in Contemporary Musical Composition". The theoretical exposition will be complemented with a small musical program. Read more...

1. Audition laboratory. Piece: Periplosidéreo for piano y percussion.
2. Introduction: From composition to research.
3. Art & science → neither & both.
4. Artistic research → three perspectives.
5. Electronic music audition. Piece: Notrain for stereophonic audio track.
6. Art's epistemic potential → unspeakable knowledge.
7. Acoustic music audition. Piece: Argumentum for double bass solo. Performer: José Miguel Reyes.
8. Open discussion.

Auditorium Music Institute - Alberto Hurtado University | Almirante Barroso 75, Santiago - Chile
Wednesday - March 19th, 2014 | 18pm | Admission free | Metro Station Los Héroes

26 October 2013

Lecture: Colors and Sounds - A Universal Correlation
At the University of Bamberg, in Germany, on October 25-27, the 4th Interdisciplinary Congress "Kunstwelten in Klangfarben" will take place. As part of the congress, on Saturday 26th at 2:30pm I will lecture on the symmetric frequency relations between sound waves and light waves, that I developed on 2010. Read more...

Kunstwelten in Klangfarben Congress announcement:
"Since the beginning of time visual arts have been closely intertwined with music, sound and noise. They are always interacting in the piece of art itself, in the position of the artist or in theoretical reflections. Together with the dynamic, multifaceted and reciprocal influence of visual arts and music, an heterogeneous spectrum opens up for scientific examination".

11 October 2013

? Lecture: Art & Epistemology
In the context of the 4th Research Symposium of the Hollo Institute of the University of the Arts in Helsinki, Finland, which focuses on "Art and Knowledge", I will give a talk about scientific and artistic research and the relation between art and epistemology. Read more...

The symposium will take place on October 9-12 at the University of the Arts Helsinki, in Haapaniemenkatu 6. My presentation, scheduled for October 11th at 1:30pm, is supported by the Austrian Embassy in Helsinki.

4 October 2013

Finalist - Luis Advis Composition Contest
My song Vivir, written in 2009, has been selected as one of the five finalists in the popular music section of the 9th Luis Advis Music Composition Contest, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Chile.

There will be a concert on Friday, October 4th in Coquimbo (Chile) where the finalist songs will be performed and prizes awarded. On this occasion Vivir will be performed by Chilean singer-songwriter Nicolás Emden on vocals and guitar.

Centro Cultural Palace | Calle Aldunate 599 | Barrio Inglés, Coquimbo - Chile
Friday - October 4th, 2013 | 8:30pm | Admission free

14 September 2013

Lecture: Epistemic Artistry - The Labyrinths of Conceptuality
The generation of new knowledge is not an exclusive property of science. Art is essential in the process of cognitive extension of human beings. Moreover, art and science seem to get closer with the passage of the centuries. Phenomena like artistic research and the fact that each time we find more artists-scientists and scientists-artists bring us to rethink the a priori categorizations of our activities.

Invited by the International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry (ISIS), I will give a talk entitled Epistemic Artistry - The Labyrinths of Conceptuality as part of the 9th Congress-Festival "Symmetry: Art and Science", that will take place on September 9-15 in Hersonissos, on the Greek island of Crete.

In early 2013 I wrote a short essay, Epistemic Artistry. Thoughts on art, science, research and epistemology, which is closely related to this talk.

24 August 2013

Premiere: Argumentum
Argumentum for double bass solo, a commission from Chilean double bass player Oscar Mendoza, will be premiered in Castro, the capital of the Chiloé Island in southern Chile. The concert will take place on the last day of the Music Week Castro 2013 at the City Library.

The program of the double bass concert that Oscar Mendoza will offer:

Clio Montrey Colorín Colorado
Juan Carlos Paniagua A Mendoza
Víctor Báez Una Corda
Oscar Mendoza 19/20
Javier Party Argumentum

Castro's City Library | Calle Chacabuco 510 | Castro, Chiloé - Chile | +56 65 631422
Saturday - August 24th, 2013 | 7:30pm | Admission free | Music Week Castro 2013

23 June 2013

Premiere: La torre
Chamber poem: La torre Japanese pianist Nobuko Akiyama will give the first performance of La torre, my chamber poem for piano. The concert will take place at the Musiksalon in Münchendorf, 10km south of Vienna, Austria.

The concert program:

Franz Liszt Années de pèlerinage - Deuxième année: Italie
Sposalizio - Il penseroso - Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa

Werner Schulze Reise nach kleinBRITAnnien Op. 12/2
Javier Party La torre, chamber poem for piano
Frédéric Chopin Piano Sonata in B-flat minor, Op. 35

Musiksalon | Himbergerstraße 4, 2482 Münchendorf - Austria | +43(0)22592432
Sunday - June 23rd, 2013 | 7pm | Admission: pay as you wish | Reachable by train from Vienna (S-Bahn)

10 May 2013

Thrênoskaìchorós, my new piece for grand-polychord and flute will be premiered on May 10th at the Veliki Tabor Castle in northwest Croatia. The piece was commissioned as part of the symposium "CroArtScia2013 - Asymmetry: Art & Science & Education", which will be held on May 8-11 in Zagreb and at the Veliki Tabor Castle in northwest Croatia.

Iva Kovač: flute
Javier Party: grand polychord


9 May 2013

Epistemic Artistry is the name of the talk I will give on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm during the symposium CroArtScia2013 at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia. The talk is divided into three parts:

1. Art & Science → neither & both
2. Artistic Research → three perspectives
3. Art's Epistemic Potential → unspeakable knowledge

CroArtScia2013 - Asymmetry: Art & Science & Education will take place on May 8-11 in Zagreb and at the Veliki Tabor Castle. The symposium is organized by Sonja Nikolić, Vesna Meštrić and Igor Peteh from the Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb.

12 December 2012

Prize-Giving Ceremony

Notrain[k] was awarded second place at the Hoer.Spiel Composition Award 2012 granted by the Institute for Creative Media Technologies of the University of Applied Sciences in St. Pölten, Austria.

The jury consisted of Sabine Breitsameter, Heinrich Deisl, Susanne Franzmeyer and Peter Kaizar.

12 December 2012

My piece Notrain[k] has been nominated for the Hoer.Spiel Composition Award 2012 granted by the Institute for Creative Media Technologies of the University of Applied Sciences in St. Pölten, Austria. Notrain[k] will be played at the prize-giving ceremony as part of the event Kino für die Ohren (Cinema for the ears) on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at Cinema Paradiso in St. Pölten.

Cinema Paradiso | Rathausplatz 14, 3100 St. Pölten - Austria
Wednesday - December 12th, 2012 | 6pm | Admission free

16 June 2012

The Ensemble Platypus will perform the first version of my piece Mutagiróplanos as part of the series of concerts im Banne des Unbekannten (Under the Spell of the Unknown), at Echoraum in Vienna, Austria. Mutagiróplanos for ensemble of 2, 4, 7, 14 or 28 performers is a structural graphic guide for group improvisation. The Ensemble Platypus has prepared a version with 7 musicians:

Mutagiróplanos (state 1) Soprano: Kaoko Amano
Clarinet: Theresia Schmidinger and Ryuta Iwase
Violin: Marianna Oczkowska
Viola: Saeko Wakiya
Cello: Tomasz Skweres
Piano: Mari Sato

Mutagiróplanos will open the second concert of the series. Music from Nicholas Omiccioli, Piotr Skweres, Samuel Ramos Manzano, Yukiko Watanabe, Hui Ye and Patrik Lechner will follow.

Echoraum | Sechshauserstr. 66, 1150 Vienna - Austria
Saturday - June 16th, 2012 | 8pm | Admission €10 and €7

11 November 2011

Premiere in Chile of Se funde la noche, an experiment based on the respectful manipulation of natural sound material of the environment on the temporal plane.

The piece will be premiered as part of the Festival of Sounding Art Tsonami 2011, which will take place from November 8th to November 12th in Valparaíso, Chile. During these days a special programm will be carried out where pieces of Radio Art, experimental works and Sound Landscape works will be presented. On November 11th from 11pm to midnight (Chilean time - CLST), Se funde la noche will be broadcast by Radio Station Valentín Letelier 97.3 FM, closing the Radio Broadcast Programm of the Festival.

You can listen to Radio Station Valentín Letelier from anywhere in the world at: radiovalentinletelier.cl

10 September 2011

Premiere of Notrain and Outside Interventions I in Connecticut, USA.

Both pieces were composed during the residency at I-Park with sound material taken from the natural environment of the area. In Outside Interventions I, the sounds of nature, the piano and the percussion will be distributed along a trail in the woods with an installation of loudspeakers.

In the concert that will open the 2011 Environmental Art Biennale organized by I-Park, a Lied I wrote in 2009 called Solang der Himmel glüht will also be performed. There will be music from Elise Morris and Nuno Rebelo as well. At the end of the concert dancer Noa Sagie will present a choreography.

Afterwards there will be a site walk along a trail where the work of artists Hannah Bertram, Paul Burn, Jillian May, Mireille Fulpius, Sylvie Bourcy, Misako Inaoka, Mary Ivy Martin, Pedro Marzorati, Nuno Rebelo, Ward Tietz and Kim Waale, will be exhibited. This trail goes through the woods and around the pond.

Saturday - September 10th, 2011
2pm - Admission free
428 Hopyard Road, East Haddam. Connecticut, USA.
More information: I-Park.

23 August - 12 September 2011

Residency at I-Park (Connecticut - USA)
During the residency at I-Park I will work on a piece based on sound material taken from the natural environment of the area. Both the live use of this material and the recording and subsequent edition make up interesting alternatives for the composition. Three types of results may be achieved: acoustic performative, electroacoustic performative with live electronics or purely acousmatic.

Music studio at I-Park

Music studio at I-Park

I-Park is a 450-acre woodland retreat in rural East Haddam, Connecticut, USA. Each of the 10 international artists of different fields will get a studio for the time of the residency. The potential of these idyllic surroundings will be reflected in the individual creative process.

4 - 6 August 2011

Construction from Janine Kortz-Waintrop

In The Realm of the Shadows
Premiere and further performances of my Music Theater piece called
Im Schattenreich (In the Realm of the Shadows). The work will be presented in the Historical Museum of Saarland, in the casemates of the Castle of Saarbrücken, from Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th of August, twice per day at 7pm and 9pm.

The music develops around an idea of Bernd Reutler who inspired by the work of sculptor Janine Kortz-Waintrop, introduced me to a selection of texts: Aeschylus, Borges, Camus, Dante, Goethe, Plato and Striggio. The texts are recited integrally in the piece and make up its central axis: death.

Within the casemates under the Castle of Saarbrücken, music and text from Im Schattenreich are complemented with sculptures from Janine Kortz-Waintrop and video sequences made by visual artist Melanie Windl.

For the double premiere on August 4th at 19pm and 21pm as part of the festival Saarbrücker Sommermusik 2011, the admission is free. For further performances the admission costs €10,-.

Booking: 0049 (0)681 5064506
Historical Museum of Saarland
Schlossplatz 15, 66119 Saarbrücken, Germany.

PERFORMANCES 19:00 21:00
Thursday 4.8.2011€0,-€0,-
Friday 5.8.2011€10,-€10,-
Saturday 6.8.2011€10,-€10,-

8 March 2011

Rêvecinq in German Radio
On March 8th at 9pm (Germany) my quintet Rêvecinq will be broadcast on the radio show Mouvement (SR 2 KulturRadio). The program, hosted by Wolfgang Korb, will transmit the concert in which Rêvecinq was premiered.

You can listen to SR 2 KulturRadio from anywhere in the world through their website:

Chiffre IV Wolfgang Rihm
Enigma I Theo Brandmüller
Rêvecinq Javier Party
Or, un arbre monta... Claude Lefèbvre
Périodes Gérard Grisey

Performers: Joshua Epstein, Theo Brandmüller, Jan Demjan and Ensemble Grenzpunkt conducted by Jonathan Kaell.

7 February 2011

Second chance to listen to Periplosidéreo live. At the beginning we find ourselves within the endless clarity of outer space, where the movement of our spaceship seems static. Soon we are on the way to something that may well be a planet. What will happen to us, should we land or will we even survive, is for the piece to tell.

Xiaoliang Zhou: piano.
Luc Hemmer: percussion (12 gongs, 5 temple blocks, 5 tom-toms, triangle, bass drum, xylophone and vibraphone).

Music University of Saarland
Bismarckstraße 1
D-66111 Saarbrücken - Germany
Monday - February 7th, 2011
7pm - Admission free

21 January 2011

Premiere of Rêvecinq
The German Ensemble Grenzpunkt, conducted by Jonathan Kaell, will bring my quintet Rêvecinq to the stage. The concert will take place at the Stiftskirche St. Arnual in Saarbrücken, Germany, on Friday, January 21st at 7pm. Rêvecinq was commissioned by Ensemble Grenzpunkt with the sponsorship of the SKE - Austromechana.

The piece germinates from the study of the music of three icons of French composition: François Couperin (1668-1733), Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and Pierre Boulez (1925-). Such study crystallizes in my piece both in the concrete musical material, like harmony and melodic articulation, and at the level of the syntax. The piece has nevertheless its own character, with returning suggestive passages, which emerge from the structure, and an irregular but comprehensible form.

5 January 2011

Radio Interview in Chile
The interview was for Siglo XX at the Chilean radio station Radio Beethoven (96.5 FM) and will be broadcast on Wednesday, January 5th at 11:30pm. (Chilean time - CLST). Siglo XX, produced and hosted by José Oplustil, is dedicated specially to Art Music of the last hundred years.

You can listen to Radio Beethoven from anywhere in the world through their website: www.beethovenfm.cl

During the interview some of my pieces will be played:

1. Ofuscacionte Aliterártico (2005)
Thomas Layes: organ
2. Transfiguraciones de Calostro (2007)
Tigran Hakhumyan: 8 violins
3. Periplosidéreo (2009)
Xiaoliang Zhou: piano
Luc Hemmer: percussion

14 December 2010


Color and Sound: Rendezvous in Chile
Color and sound, do they have anything in common? What exactly? Is it something objectively universal? What is the role of the synesthetic approach and what can science tell us about it? Join the discussion at Universidad Católica de Chile on Tuesday 14th in Santiago. The lecture will take place at:

Laboratorio de Tecnología Musical
Universidad Católica - Campus Oriente
Avda. Jaime Guzmán 3300
Providencia, Santiago de Chile
Tuesday - December 14th, 2010
3pm - Admission free

6 October 2010

Lecture: Color-Sound Analogies. Science or Art?
From the synesthetic approach to the scientific point of view, from subjective immediate relevance to objective universality: Where does the limit of abstraction lie? In an evening dedicated to the Russian-born French Painter Serge Poliakoff and the relation of his work to music, I will address different analogies between Color and Sound and bring other artists and musicians to the discussion: Olivier Messiaen, Wassily Kandinsky, Vladimir Nabokov, Arthur Rimbaud, György Ligeti, Duke Ellington and Alexander Skrjabin. The talk is part of club bismarck 11, a monthly event of the Saarlandmuseum and will take place at:

Bismarckstraße 11-19
D-66111 Saarbrücken
Wednesday - October 6th, 2010
8pm - Admission free

Read related article (German)

15 September 2010

Raquispürún will be premiered by the Maris-Ensemble, who comissioned the piece, at the town hall of the City of Saarbrücken, Germany.

The conception of the sextet is inspired in elements of the ritualistic dance of the Mapuche people, natives of southern Chile. As for us here in Europe, dance is for them a ritual, in which repetition plays an important role. "Pürún" means "dance" in Mapudungun, the language of the Mapuche people, while "raquis" comes from the Greek ῥάχις and it refers to the concept of "spine" or "backbone". But my piece isn't a dance in a traditional way, although the audience is warmly invited to stand up and dance freely to the music. This unusual "backbone dance" occurs in the sound context of a symmetric harmony with a character rich in contrasts, sometimes quite aggressive and sometimes extremely gentle.

The concert is part of the Saarbrücker Sommermusik Festival and will begin at 8pm of Wednesday, September 15th. Admission is free.

27 August 2010


Lecture: Symmetric Relations between Colors and Sounds
Is there a universal correlation between colors and sounds? Researchers have been dealing with this issue for a long time. Motivated by the color-realization of Russian composer Alexander Skrjabin and in search for universality, I held a lecture about Color-Sound Analogies as part of the 8th International Congress Symmetry: Art & Science of the International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry.

I take the path of objectivity and refer chiefly to the object itself, thus sacrificing all aesthetic criteria and artistic relevance. This doesn't mean that the exposed information can't be of great value for aesthetic analyses and creative work. Based on the abstraction which numbers build as a bridge between incompatible phenomena, I set up the symmetric frequency relations between sound waves and light waves.

The congress took place in the city of Gmünd in Carinthia, south Austria from the 23rd to the 28th of August. My presentation was on Friday, August 27th. More information: Symmetry: Art & Science.

22 June 2010


Javier Party: Artistic Achievement Award
Granted by the city of Saarbrücken, Germany.

"Chilean composer and multi-instrumentalist (1980) impresses the audience with his "inspiration and skill". He establishes a direct connection with the audience and puts special emphasis on bringing contemporary music close to his listeners. He interweaves rigor and fun by destroying the boundaries between classical and popular music". From German Newspaper: Pfälzischer Merkur.

The Award's Ceremony took place on June 22nd at the town hall of the City of Saarbrücken, Germany. On the occasion two of my Lieder were performed: In der Transparenz die Bewegung (Premiere) and Solang der Himmel glüht.

Franziska Erdmann: voice.
Karin Salz-Engel: piano.

22 June 2010

Luigi Nono: La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura
Eight Loudspeakers. Eight tracks. Six music stands. Two musicians. One computer. One hour of music. We worked with the original recordings of Gidon Kremer done by Nono himself. The concert took place on Tuesday, June 22nd at 2pm at the concert-hall of the University of Music of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany.

1. La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura '60 (1988), Luigi Nono.
2. In nomine '8 (1999), Matthias Pintscher.

Tigran Hakhumyan: violin, viola.
Javier Party: electronics.

Address: Bismarckstraße 1, D-66111 Saarbrücken.
Admission: free.

May 2010

Prometheus by Jean Delville

The Colors of Skrjabin's Poem of Fire
As a member of the Team Harmonik Wien I've been working on the color-realization of Skrjabin's Prométhée, Le Poème du feu, which we are going to stage in the old city of Gmünd in Carinthia, south Austria. The production will be part of the 8th International Congress of the International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry (23 - 28 August 2010).

April 2010

For ensemble of 2, 4, 7, 14 or 28 performers.


7 December 2009

Graduation Concert

Graduation Concert to complete the postgraduate studies in composition at the University of Music of Saarland. The concert took place on Monday 7th of December at 7pm at the concert-hall of this University. Seven pieces composed between 2005 and 2009 were performed:

The address is:
Bismarckstraße 1
D-66111 Saarbrücken.
Admission is free.

The concert program:

1. Ofuscacionte Aliterártico
   Thomas Layes: organ.
2. Yunta
   Fuyuko Karasawa: bassoon, contrabassoon.
   Ricardo Oliveira: bassoon.

3. Transfiguraciones de Calostro
   (Egocentric Experiment of Virtual Instrumentation)

   Tigran Hakhumyan: violin(s).
4. Abandono Sinflujo IV
   Hanne Franzen: piano.
5. Solang der Himmel glüht
   Eva Eiter: voice.
   Hanne Franzen: piano.

6. Der Winkel der Schlucht
   Eva Eiter: voice.
   Hanne Franzen: piano.

7. Periplosidéreo
   Xiaoliang Zhou: piano.
   Luc Hemmer: percussion.

22 November 2009

Premiere of Zukunftslied for 4 loudspeakers and audience

Premiere of Zukunftslied for 4 loudspeakers and audience at the Stadtgalerie in Saarbrücken, Germany. A pretentious lightweight surrealist and cryptic parody to ontology of music. Time and space subjugated to esthetic principles. Based on my poem Ich klinge, ich bin (I sound, I am). Admission is free!

Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken
St. Johanner Markt 24
66111 Saarbrücken
0049(0)68193683-0 info@stadtgalerie.de

19 June 2009

 Guion 2009

Guion played at Brasil Nativo in Saarbrücken, Germany.

29 May 2009

Premiere of Abandono Sinflujo IV


Premiere of Transfiguraciones de Calostro (Egocentric Experiment of Virtual Instrumentation)

The Egocentric Experiment of Virtual Instrumentation is an arrangement for violin and electroacoustic track based on the piece Transfiguraciones de Calostro for 8 violins. The concert took place at the concert-hall of the University of Music of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany.

Young Jin Kim: piano.
Tigran Hakhumyan: violin.

22 April 2009

 Guion 2009

Guion played at Das Schlösschen (small castle) in Püttlingen, Germany.

9 April 2009

 Guion 2009

Guion played at Brasil Nativo in Saarbrücken, Germany.

20 December 2008

 Guion 2009

Guion's Appearance at the Selbstverwalteter Betriebshof Saarlouis Culture Price Awards in the "Theater am Ring" theater in Saarlouis, Germany.

4 June 2008

Music Reloaded - Electroacoustic Music Concert

Premiere of Ex-Urbe at "Music Reloaded", an Electroacoustic Music Concert that we made in the Church-Museum Schlosskirche in Saarbrücken, Germany. Ex-Urbe is a piece for viola, electric guitar, trombone, cello and prepared quadraphonic electronics where, appart from traditionally written music, diverse kinds of controlled improvisation take place. The place was full! And there were some who actually laughed, as the recorded robotic voice said: "Ende der Nachrichten".

Simona Petuchovaite: viola.
Isabel Gehweiler: cello.
Michael Hupperts: trombone.
Javier Party: electric guitar, electronics.

10 February 2008

Premiere of Transfiguraciones de Calostro in Ottweiler, Germany

Premiere of Transfiguraciones de Calostro at the Landesakademie für musisch-kulturelle Bildung in Ottweiler, Germany. In Transfiguraciones de Calostro I placed particular emphasis on the spatialization of the musical elements. The piece was conducted by Jonathan Kaell and played by students from the Music University of Saarland.

4 July 2007

Vital, Electroacoustic Music Theater

Premiere of Vital at the Museum of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany. Vital is a Music-Theater piece where the trombonist (Michael Hupperts), who finds himself surrounded by 8 live controlled speakers, plays his instrument in the most unusual fashions and acts interacting with the variety of audio signals that come out of the speakers. The musician in charge of the live-electronics (me) builds an each time different spatialization with pre-recorded material and audio being recorded live during the performance, creating a musical richness in time and space, offering music interrelations for the public to discover and enjoy.

The piece is divided in five parts:

1. Awakening (childhood)
2. Introspection (adolescence)
3. Dialogue (youth)
4. Memories (adulthood)
5. Death (old age)

Michael Hupperts: trombone.
Javier Party: live-electronics.

12 February 2007


Premiere of Ofuscacionte Aliterártico at the Music University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany. Ofuscacionte Aliterártico is a piece for organ.

Mi-Hyun Kim: Organ.

11 February 2007

Premiere of Yunta in Ottweiler, Germany

Premiere of Yunta at the Landesakademie für musisch-kulturelle Bildung in Ottweiler, Germany. Yunta, meaning pair, team, yoke, is a bassoon duo, which is musically intended to be partially funny.

Brisa Sallum: bassoon, contrabassoon.
Martynas Sedbaras: bassoon.

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