Contemporary Composers @ Bush Lab

Supporting female contemporary composers

Music is a part of Uganda. A jerrycan turns into a drum, people start moving in the moment they listen to music. With the Bush Lab, Toonda wants to connect local and international artists, mixing traditional music and contemporary, experimental music from abroad in our rural village.

Female composers can stay in our gras-thatched-roof house, usinge the stage for lectures, workshops and performances.

Yijie Wang @BushLab 2022

Contemporary Composer Dr. Yijie Wang will stay at our BushLab in August 2022. We’re looking forward having her at Toonda!

Yijie Wang had piano lessons with her father since the age of five. From 2002
she studied composition with Prof. Wanchun Shi at the Chinese Conservatory in Beijing. Since October 2007, she has been studying composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Theatre in Hamburg with Prof. Peter Michael Hamel. Since April 2011 she has been studying for her doctorate in Dr. mus. scie. as a composer and musicologist with Prof. Dr. Beatrix Borchard, Prof. Dr. Georg Hajdu and Prof. Xiaoyong Chen. In June 2016, she completed her doctorate with
with the grade 1 summa cum laude. In April 2012, her play “Chang’e’s.
Journey to the Moon” was performed at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Muhai Tang.
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Muhai Tang. In February and April 2014, her opera “Yang Guifei – The Emperor’s Concubine” premiered in Hamburg and at the Schauspielhaus Kiel. In July 2014, her commissioned composition “Jin Mu Huo – Emulsion” with Ensemble Kaleidophonia at the Heimathaus Aschendorf at the “Gezeitenkonzerte in
East Frisia” music festival. In 2016, her commissioned composition “关雎 (guan
ju)” was premiered in China. In September 2017, her commissioned composition
dance theatre performance “Moment” was premiered in Hamburg and Toulouse. In June 2018 her music theatre piece “Der kleine Mensch” was premiered at Resonanzraum. In April 2021 her commissioned theatre piece “Filetstücke” was premiered in Hamburg and Berlin. In October 2021, her commissioned composition “The Eight Trigrams” was premiered in Hamburg. In December 2021, her commissioned composition “String Quartet No. 1” will be premiered at the
Elbphilharmonie. In addition, since October 2011 Yijie Wang has been teaching the Yijie Wang has been teaching music theory and ear training at the International College of Music in Hamburg since October 2011.

Macri Cáceres @ BushLab 2021

Due to the Pandemic Macri had to stay in Peru. We had a wonderful Virtual Workshop with her in December 2021 instead and hope to welcome her another time in person.

She is a composer of mixed and electronic music, performer, improviser, builder of ceramic flutes, creator of sound spaces and poetry. Producer and curator of the Virtual Meeting of Female Latin American Composers, founding member of Musuq non profit organization, an entity dedicated to the promotion of new music made by young composers in Peru, part of RETAMA, the first group of Peruvian composers and member of RedcLa, Network of Latin American Female Composers.

Born in Lima, Peru. She studied music and composition at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC) and has taken the diploma in sound creation with new technologies from CMMAS (Mexican Center for Music and Sound Arts) in 2019.

Her research with the sonic possibilities of ceramic flutes has led her to both harmonic exploration during the construction process, and creative possibilities in composition and collaboration with other artists and disciplines. Her music seeks to integrate the stages of construction of the instruments and the subsequent manipulation of the sound elements in electronic environments as a single creative process. The presence of textures and the timbral relationships between the different sounds created and modified both analogically and electronically, are characteristic elements of her musical work. Within her own creative process, she uses elements from different disciplines to conceptualize her work, creating pieces that involve sound poetry or graphic and text scores based on photography, movement or databending.

Macri Cáceres | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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