Surrounded by European electronic music ensemble Quatuor Tana, 4 new pieces by the unpredictable Baudouin De Jaer, pushing further the boundaries of contemporary composition.
Composer, violonist, Baudouin de Jaer studied composition with Philippe Boesmans, Henri Pousseur, Frederic Rzewski and at McGill University (Montréal) with Bruce Mather. Works performed by the following ensembles: Synonymes, Besides, Arditti, Quadro, Stream, Ear Unit, Musiques Nouvelles, Orchestre de Mulhouse, National Korean Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Timf Seoul Ensemble, Korean Project, Ensemble 21, Ensemble 88. In 2010 he resolved the enigmatic music system of Swiss artist Adolf Wölfli and released a CD called The Heavenly Ladder on Sub Rosa. In 2010, Baudouin de Jaer was awarded a prize from the National Gugak Center for his Gayageum compositions.
Since 2011, Quatuor Tana is the only European ensemble to be playing on electronic equipment with the Airturn Electronic Scoring System, which makes them an ideal partner for research. Neither calculated nor premeditated, Quatuor Tana's singularity rests on its undeniably unique and fiercely contemporary repertoire. Its musicians impose, in a single voice, four wills and four energies that, while attached to the quartet tradition, are firmly decided to expand the framework and find individual expression in contemporary creation. Their insatiable music curiosity pushes them to explore the multiple facets, styles and riches of scores created by living composers. They integrate these masterpieces of tomorrow to their concerts alongside already-acclaimed repertoire. Quatuor Tana has performed in major halls and festivals around the world.