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Mateu Malondra Flaquer

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Mateu Malondra Flaquer [b. 1977: Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain]
As a composer his work focuses on the formalisation of musical and sound processes. Multiplicity, modular fragmentation, superposition of differentiated compositional strategies and the concatenation of musical elements are the most characteristic features of his work.

In 1999 Mateu Malondra moved to Barcelona where he received guitar lessons as student of Sadahiro Otani. During this period, Christian de Jong and David Padrós introduced him to composition studies. In 2004 he moved to Maastricht where he studied Bachelor and Master in Music Composition at Maastricht Conservatory under the guidance of Robert HP Platz and from where he graduated with distinction. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in guitar performing from Den Haag Royal Conservatoiry where he studied as soloist and chamber music with Enno Voorhorst. As part of his composition curriculum, Malondra Flaquer, did an electronic music course with Patrick Delges and Jean-Marc Sullon at Centre Henri Pousseur (Liège). In addition to his academic studies he has attended master classes with Daniel D’Adamo, Richard Barrett, Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer, Wolfgang Rihm and Edwin Roxburg. Mateu Malondra is currently a PhD candidate at Kingston University-London under the tutelage of Paul Archbold and Oded Ben-Tal. 

He has been the recipient of several grants and awards like MusicaSacra Maastricht, Cultural Council of East Iceland, Encontre Internacional de Compositors, Intro-insitu, Music Village 2011, First price GTM-Conservatoria Symfonieorkest, selected work at the Arditti Quartet International call for new works 2010 and 2012, finalist at the ICP 2010, selected composer at Donaueschinger Musiktage-Next Generation 2011, award winner at PluralEnsemble 2012 Competition, short listed at the 3rd Franco Donatoni International Meeting for Young Composers Competition, award winner at the Ecce and Riot Ensemble 2013 Call For Scores, AC/E-PICE grant, recipient of a commission funded by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.

Malondra Flaquer has had the fortune of working with musicians such as Arditti String Quartet, Bcn216, ClapTON, Ensemble dissonArt, Ensemble Exposé, Insomnio, Mdi Ensemble, Morphosis, Plural Ensemble, QuLacoza, Riot Ensemble, Vertixe Sonora, UMS’nJIP, Mark Knoop, Jan Gerdes, Takao Hyakutome and conductors such as Gerry Cornelius, Beat Furrer, Yasuaki Itakura, Taco Kooistra, Fabián Panisello, Robert HP Platz, Ulrich Pöhl, Roger Redgate, Sánchez Verdú and Michel Tabachnik.

His music has been performed in such forums as Cairo Contemporary Music Days, Dark Music Days,Donaueschinger Musiktage-Next Generation, Encontre Internacional de Compositors, Festival Musica Sacra Maastricht, Forum Wallis, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, IDAF Festival, IMD-47-Internationale Ferienkurse für neuen Musik-Open Space, Festival Mixtur Barcelona, Nact der neuen Musik Düsseldorf, NYCEMF, NUNC2!, Perspectivas XXI, Unerhörte Musik-Berlin, Sintése, SIRGA, Sounds New, and in such halls as L’Auditori-Barcelona, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Auditorio CajaSol, BKA-Theater Berlin, Concertgebouw Brugge, Conzertzaal Tilburg, Theater ann het Vrijthof, MISE-EN Place, Muziekcentrum First Philips, Studio Noru and Spectrum, among others.

His works have been broadcasted at Netherlands Radio-4, and Relevant Tones USA. 

Malondra’s pieces have been performed in Egypt, around Europe, Iceland, Japan, México, UK and USA.