Mateu Malondra Flaquer

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[1977; Palma, Illes Balears] 
As a composer, his work develops strategies that exploited the relations between independent pieces, structures and sonic events as self-contained moments. Multiplicity, modular fragmentation, superposition of various compositional techniques and the concatenation of musical elements are the most characteristic features of his work.

Education: BAMus and MMus in composition at Maastricht Conservatory, under Robert HP Platz. BAMus in classical guitar from Den Haag Royal Conservatoire, under Enno Voorhorst. PhD research project – Polyphonic structures: Modular models and modular forms – at Kingston University(London), under Paul Archbold and Oded Ben-Tal. Prof. Philip Grange, Prof. Roger Redgate and KSA Faculty Research Degrees Committee President grants him the doctoral degree in 2021. He has attended masterclasses with Daniel D’Adamo, Richard Barrett, Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer and Wolfgang Rihm. Electronic music course under Patrick Delges and Jean-Marc Sullon at Centre Henri Pousseur as part of his composition master curriculum.

Pedagogue and Cultural Management:  CEO and Cultural policies director of the Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics, PC of the public sector dependent of the "Conselleria de Fons Europeus, Universitat i Cultura" of the Balearic Islands Government. Associate professor at Conservatori Superior de les Illes Balears –Mixed media I-II and electroacoustic composition. Academic director of Calvià music school. Classical guitar teacher at Calvià music school. Founder, artistic director and coordinator of ME_MMIX-Fest. Founding member and chairman of the board of the non-profit cultural organisation Placa Base. Artistic director of the ensemble Placa Base Col·lectiu Instrumental. Member of the programming team of Vertixe Sonora ensemble

Grants and awards: MusicaSacra Maastricht, Cultural Council of East Iceland, Encontre Internacional de Compositors, Intro-in-situ, Music Village 2011, First price GTM-Conservatoria Symfonieorkest, Selected composer at the International Arditti Quartet call for new works for string quartet(2010 and 2012), Shortlisted at the ICP 2010, Selected composer at Donaueschinger Musiktage-Next Generation 2011, Award winner at PluralEnsemble 2012 Competition, Shortlisted 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.

Soloists and ensembles:  As a composer, he 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, Mark Knoop, Takao Hyakutome, Tatsuki Narita, Jan Gerdes, Pilar Fontalba, UMS’nJIP, Vertixe Sonora 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.

Festivals and concert halls:  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, 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, Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall and Spectrum,among others. 

Recordings:  Takao Hyakutome solo debut CD, at label Chanpd’Action. Tomeu Moll solo debut CD. Vokalensemble NOVA/Musikprotokoll CD-ORF. Netherlands national Radio-4, Concertzender.nl and Relevant Tones-USA broadcasted his music.

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

Featured Pieces

Saxophone (Spr., Br.), E-guitar, Pino, Accordion and Electronics Composition Commissioned by Festival Mixtur 2015, funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

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Instrumentation
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Instrumental Music


24 modular-cells violin duo (2019)
Modular db for Bass Clarinet (2015)
Apposition III for violin (2015)
Pulsen Interpolation 1 for prepared piano and oscillator Commissioned by Jan Gerdes. (2014)
Apposition II for violin (2014)
Apposition I (figures of disorder) (2013)
Archipiélago (2012)
Capsule (2011)
Una isla de granito (2010)
Café noir at Grave's for classical guitar commissioned by Svanur Vilbergsson (2007)

Solo Instrument


Apposition IV for violin with rubber band preparation (2016)
Modular db for Bass Clarinet (2015)
Apposition III for violin (2015)
Pulsen Interpolation 1 for prepared piano and oscillator Commissioned by Jan Gerdes. (2014)
Apposition II for violin (2014)
Apposition I (figures of disorder) (2013)
Café noir at Grave's for classical guitar commissioned by Svanur Vilbergsson (2007)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics


G-Waves for Soprano Saxophone and live-e (2016)

Instruments and Electronics


G-Waves for Soprano Saxophone and live-e (2016)
Systematic double bind (2012)
Aankomst for ensemble and electronics (2010)

String Quartet


Archipiélago (2012)
Una isla de granito (2010)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Geometría del Amor-La identidad de Diotima flute, clarinet(bass clarinet), violin, cello and piano (2011)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Capsule (2011)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Real Time Electronics


Aankomst for ensemble and electronics (2010)
24 modular-cells violin duo (2019)
Aankomst for ensemble and electronics (2010)
Apposition I (figures of disorder) (2013)
Apposition II for violin (2014)
Apposition III for violin (2015)
Apposition IV for violin with rubber band preparation (2016)
Archipiélago (2012)
Café noir at Grave's for classical guitar commissioned by Svanur Vilbergsson (2007)
Capsule (2011)
G-Waves for Soprano Saxophone and live-e (2016)
Geometría del Amor-La identidad de Diotima flute, clarinet(bass clarinet), violin, cello and piano (2011)
Modular db for Bass Clarinet (2015)
Pulsen Interpolation 1 for prepared piano and oscillator Commissioned by Jan Gerdes. (2014)
Systematic double bind (2012)
Una isla de granito (2010)