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Coltea Victor Alexandru

(1986)

Coltea Victor Alexandru
Coltea Victor Alexandru


Internet: www.victoralexandrucoltea.com

Genre: Classical Music
Biography
Victor Alexandru Colțea (b. 1986, Romania) is a composer and the artistic director of the ensemble Sargo, a Lausanne based group dedicated to the promotion and creation of contemporary music.
After starting guitar with his father, Vasile Colțea, at an early age, he continued his development moving towards composition.
He studied at the National University of Music – Bucharest with Dan Dediu, Hochschule für Musik und Theater – Hamburg with Fredrik Schwenk, and at the Hochschule für Musik – Luzern where he studied with the composer Dieter Ammann.
He has also participated in composition seminars and master-classes given by composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Bernhard Lang, Lucian Mețianu, Beat Furrer, Peter Michael Hamel, Octavian Nemescu, Doina Rotaru, Enno Poppe.
He won several prizes and scholarships, among them, the first Prize at the Mendelssohntage Aarau 2017, the prize for musical creation for 2014 given by the Romanian Academy of Science and Arts, the special prize of George Enescu Museum at the "International Composition Competition George Enescu", the prize of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists for the chamber vocal section with the piece "Zori", etc.
He participated also in different Academies and Master-classes such as Composer Seminar during the Lucerne Festival, Impuls | Academy, etc.
His creations include symphonic and chamber music with or with out electronics, music for theatre, short-films, and for interactive installations, such as the one for the Paul Signac Exhibition at the Romanian National Art Museum.
His pieces were performed in different concert halls throughout Europe, by different ensembles and orchestras like Luzern Sinfonieorchester, Thüringer Symphoniker Orchestra, Ensemble recherche, Ensemble Phœnix–Basel, Ensemble Sargo, Lucerne Festival Alumni Ensemble, Ensemble Fractales, CexSaxo duo, etc., but also in different music festivals, such as Lucerne Festival, Blurred Edges (Hamburg); EuropArt (Bruxelles); Impuls Academy | Festival (Graz); International Week of New Music (Bucharest), Innersound International Festival (Bucharest); Saxopen World Festival and Congress for Saxophone (Strasbourg); Cully Classique (Cully), New Music Days, Szenenwechsel (Lucerne), etc.
His works have been broadcasted by different radios such as Deutschlandfunk, NDR (Germany), Espace 2 – RTS (Switzerland), Radio România Musical, Radio România Cultural (Romania), ORF (Austria) etc.


Work list
Jubal (2005)
Sonata
for guitar solo
Duration: 13' 00"
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Sonata for violin and piano (2006)
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Blind Light (2007)
for chamber orchestra (1.1.1.1. / 1.1.1.1. / 1 Perc. / 1 Pno. / 1.1.1.1.1.)
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
The unknown (2007)
for string quartet
Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Angelus (2008)
for piano solo
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Tal'az (2008)
for clarinet and semantron
Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
The song of the monster from Loch Ness (2008)
for voice and piano
Texts: Edwin Morgan
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Placa putin defecta (2008)
for mezzosopran and piano
Texts: Șerban Foarță
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Fabula rasa (2008)
for mezzosopran and piano
Texts: Șerban Foarță
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Mercenarius (2008)
Concerto
for guitar and string orchestra (6.6.4.4.2)
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Piano for concert (2009)
Concerto
for piano and orchestra (2.2.2.2 / 2.2.2.1 / 2 Perc. / 12.10.8.6.4.)
Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Cosmology (2009)
for orchestra (4.Flutes,1.&2. also Picc., 3.Oboes, 1.Engl Hn., 2.Cl. 1. Bass Cl, 1.Counter Bass Cl., 4.Bsn.,1. Cbsn, 2.Sax/ 6.3.3.2. / 6.Perc / 1.Harp / 1.Celesta / 1.Piano / 1.Mandolin / 1.Guitar / 16.14.12.10.8)
Manuscript
Disturbia and epilogue (2010)
for solo violin
Duration: 15' 00"
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CHF: 21.00
Laut (2010)
Version 1 – for 1 clarinet (also Eb cl & Bass cl), 1 tenor saxophone, 3 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 tuba, and 1 percussionist; Version 2 – for 2 clarinets (1 doubling also Eb cl & Bass cl), 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, 3 trumpets (one doubling picc. trumpet), 2 trombones, 1 tuba
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Rinmodezer-freq (2010)
for solo prepared guitar and live electronics

Duration: 11' 00"
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Carte Noire (2010)
for orchestra (2.2.2.2 / 2.1.2.0. / 1. Perc. / 1. Harp / 8.6.4.4.2)
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Another kind of Davis, for miles (2011)
for flute, bass clarinet, saxophone tenor, horn, drum set, viola and cello (also for trumpet, bass clarinet, saxophone tenor, trombone, drum set, cello, double bass)
Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
The last Godot (2011)
for two actors and ensemble (clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, horn, trumpet, percussion, piano, 2 cellos, double bass) and live electronics
Texts: Matei Vișniec
Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
Beatus (2011)
for saxophone quartet and organ
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Väinämöinen (2011)
for solo harp
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Voodoo (2012)
for flute, guitar and tabla
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Requiem pentru conventii pierdute (2012)
for flute, clarinet, violin and cello
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Negru (2012)
for violin and guitar
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Sketches of an electric time travel – suite (2012)
for electric guitar
Duration: 30' 00"
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CHF: 37.00
Time Portal (2013)
for 4 electric guitars
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Cântecele Bradului (2013)
for cello solo and soundtrack
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Marele Ingrozitorul Poem (2013)
for soprano, saxophone and piano
Texts: Ion Cristofor
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
…vier oder… fünf… gefühle, musik mit .com (2014)
for ensemble (flute, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, electric guitar, drum set, piano and amplified/electric cello)
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Beast Beats (2014)
for bass clarinet
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
…zwei oder… drei… gefühle, musik mit .com (2014)
for saxophone tenor, electric guitar, drum set and piano

Duration: 6' 00"
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CHF: 31.50
Zori (2014)
for two sopranos and two pianos
The cycle of pieces "Zori" (which includes Zorile, Cântecele Bradului, Soul…Sing!… O, Soul!, Zori, calea lungă neîntorcătoare, Zorile de afarã) is inspired by two of the oldest funeral songs from Romania (both having pre-Christian origins).
First one is The Song of the dawn, a song, which initiates the defunct for the hereafter world. The singers used to call the deceased and give him advices about how to behave and what to do in the after-life.
The second one, the Song of the Pine tree was sang at the young & unmarried man or woman's funeral service, it was a custom to decorate a pine tree, symbolizing a hypothetical partner in marriage. Young lads used to look in the woods after the dead person's pine tree. It was a common belief that each person has its unique pine tree, hidden somewhere in the forest, which it shall be identified and brought over young person's grave, otherwise the deceased will not rest in peace. When the pine tree has made it's way inside the deceased courtyard, women start singing the Song of the Pine Tree and decorating it with sweets, fruits, ribbons, handkerchiefs, etc. Then it was carried at the cemetery and stuck on the grave, near the cross, symbolizing the just passed away young person's replacement in the real world.
Being inspired by these songs and by their musical aspects, I bring up, in my cycle, the two facets of death – death as a tragedy, but also as a continuation in another type of life – a metamorphosis, seen through the eyes of the Romanian peasants.
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Zorile (2014)
for two saxophones and two pianos
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Soul…Sing!… O, Soul! (2015)
for voice, oboe, cello and organ
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Detonation (2015)
for tenor saxophone duo
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Ruthless (2015)
for orchestra (2 (1 and 2 also picc.).2.2 (2 also Bass Clarinet). 2 (2 counter bassoon)/ 2.2.2.1. / 3. Perc. / 12.10.8.6.4.)
Ruthless is a wild, brutal, musical description. The musical forms and gestures that would represent this savageness attracted me. This roughness can be seen throughout the whole piece, in the orchestration, in the formal aspect of the piece, in the construction of the musical material (for example the "beast chords" from the beginning of the piece that suppress any kind of movements or gestures of others, or moments when nothing can be constructed or continued because of another force that keeps taking them apart, etc.).
Duration: 9' 30"
Manuscript
Zori, calea lungă neîntorcătoare (2015)
for female voice and piano
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Zorile de afară (2015)
for female voice and flutes (alto and c flute)
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Immigrant (2016)
for flute, saxophone tenor, violin, violoncello, piano
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Hyper Atom (2016)
for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, percussion, piano
Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 52.00
Blast (2016)
for saxophone and drums
Duration: 12' 00"
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CHF: 29.00
Fractures (2017)
for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Carte Rouge (2017)
for orchestra
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Games (2018)
for flute, saxophone, violin, percussion
Duration: 3' 30"
Manuscript
Un(i)son (2018)
for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript