Kirsten Milenko : Associate Artist
Random Audio Sample: Speak : vocal ensemble by Kirsten Milenko, from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 107.
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Artist website: http://www.kirstenmilenko.com
Kirsten Milenko is an Australian composer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Milenko works with vocal, instrumental and electronic media to express music as environmental phenomena. Working closely with movement, her music embodies a constant synergy between sound and motion to capture perceptions of space.
In 2017, Milenko performed her music in Germany for a multidisciplinary project with composer/choreography Hayley Page in the Hamburg Ballet's Young Choreographer's Series. In July the same year, Ex Aere premiered at City Recital Hall in Sydney with soprano Sylvie Woods and double bassist Jacques Emery - which has since developed into her debut album Caeli (releasing June 2019). In August 2017, she moved to Denmark to study as a visiting student at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. She has since continued her studies with Niels Rosing-Schow and Simon Løffler and will graduate from the Master's programme in 2020.
Milenko has written for ensembles such as: Esbjerg Ensemble, DR VokalEnsembelt, E-Mex Ensemble, Scandinavian Guitar Duo, Ensemble Offspring, Ensemblage, SCM Wind Symphony. In Copenhagen, Milenko has worked with a number of solo musicians, conductors and new music ensembles including Jean Thorel, K!art, Kalle Hakosalo, Bartłomiej Sutt, Louise Mcclelland Jacobsen, Emma Ilona Mustaniemi. Her music has been performed in festivals within Denmark, Poland, the UK and Australia.
She has pursued additional studies as a composer and conductor at academies such as: Dartington International Summer School (UK), Synthetis International Summer School (Poland), Hatched Academy (Australia), Women Conductor's Programme with Jessica Cottis and the Royal Philharmonic Society (UK), Melbourne Youth Orchestras Conducting School (Australia), NORD+MIX Workshop (Lithuania).
Currently, she studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music under Niels Rosing-Schow and Simon Løffler. Previously, she studied under Liza Lim, Rosalind Page, Natasha Anderson and Ursula Caporali at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Milenko is a recipient of the 2015 Ignaz Friedman Memorial Prize awarded by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and the 2018 John Amis Award, Dartington International Summer School.
Kirsten Milenko — current to May 2019
||Speak : vocal ensemble (2019)||Commissioned by DR VokalEnsemblet for Pulsar Festival 2019|
||Le Vol : duet for soprano saxophone and piano (2018)||Commissioned by Andrzej Karałow and Pablo Sánchez-Escariche Gasch|
|Opia : chamber ensemble (2018)||Esbjerg Ensemble for Pulsar Festival 2018|
|De-Voir (solo piano) (2017)||Composed for choreography by Hayley Page for the 2017 Hamburg Ballet Young Choreographer's Series in Germany|
||à l'aube : Dawn (2016)||2016 Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition|
|„O“ (trios: bass flute, bass clarinet, prepared piano) (2016)||E-Mex Ensemble|