'VLCLEL', an album of three compositions for violin, clarinet und electronics written during the years 1999 - 2002 represents the first publication by Viennese Label Aufstieg AV. 'Clarinet & 4 Oscillators' playfully researches methods leaving behind plain repetition, of establishing accepted progression from one thing to another. 'Duplex', based on a composition commissioned by Ballett Frankfurt, is an ever changing musical mobile for two instrumentalists and some electronics. 'Violin & Electronics' concerns itself with new strategies in the creation of musical rules and their formalisation.
And above everything else, the three pieces do sound rather nice.
Volkmar Klien - composition, electronics
Weiping Lin - violin
Petra Stump - clarinet
works in various areas of the sonic arts; from electronica to interactive installations, from sonic interventions to orchestral compositions. Presentations of his work have included concerts and installations at festivals and institutions such as Ballett Frankfurt, Volksoper Wien, the Institute for Contemporary Art London, Wien Modern, the ZKM Karlsruhe and the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music.
Born 1971 near Vienna he studied composition at the city's University of Music and Performing Arts and philosophy at the University of Vienna. 1997 - 2002 he spent in London working as a freelance artist, a research fellow at the Royal College of Arts and external lecturer at the London Institute. He gained a PhD in electroacoustic composition from City University London and currently holds a lectureship at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
Further information available online under http://www.volkmarklien.com.
Weiping Lin - Violin
After a successful career in the youth divisions for music, winning several violin competitions in her native Taiwan, she decided aged fifteen on a move to Vienna to continue her violin studies with Dora Schwarzberg and Yair Kless.
Plenty of masterclasses/ Masterclasses aplenty (a.o with Zakhar Bron, Valery Klimov, Philippe Hirschhorn, Igor Oistrach, Igor Ozim, Gerhard Schulz, Abram Shtern and Edward Zienkowski) led to respectable successes at international competitions (Lipinski-Wienawski and Brahms) and to the position: section leader of the first violin at the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna (RSO Wien).
In the past couple of years Weiping Lin has concentrated on the interpretation of new music as well as music of the late last century. This she does as a soloist (amongst other compositions she premiered the violin concerto by Volkmar Klien, which is also dedicated to her) and as a chamber musician, playing in Ensembles that include 'Ensemble Modern', 'die reihe' and 'Zur Eisernen Zeit'.
Further information available under: http://www.weipinglin.com
Petra Stump - Clarinet
Studied clarinet with Johann Hindler at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna as well as bass-clarinet with Harry Sparnaay at the Amsterdam Conservatory.
In addition to her regular studies she attended numerous master classes including those of K. Stockhausen, S. Stephens, A. Brandhofer, E. Molinari, and Ch. Leitherer. In 2003 she played the world performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's 'Rechter Augenbrauentanz' and recorded the work with Stockhausen himself.
Together with Heinz-Peter Linshalm she is the editor of 'CLARINET UPDATE - Neue Musik für junge Klarinettisten' a course book in contemporary music for young clarinetists published by Doblinger, Vienna. The clarinet-duo Stump-Linshalm recorded their first double album 'born to be off-road' with new music by Austrian composers for ein_klang records in 2005. The recording subsequently received the Pasticcio-prize of the Austrian national broadcasting association, ORF.
Petra Stump is also active in outreach programs presenting contemporary and classical music in concerts as well as workshops to children and youths.
In 2006 she received the title "BA-CA Artist of the Year" - a joint initiative by Bank Austria Creditanstalt and Jeunesse.
Further information on Petra Stump under http://www.stump-linshalm.com.