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DIXIT is an on-going series of interviews conducted by Modelo62. We talk to artists and composers that are part of our universe. They share their creative process, inspiration, working methods; strategies against creative blocks, artworks, and other topics of a creative life. They also talk specifically about the pieces they created for/with the ensemble and share some insights about them.
The DIXIT collection of interviews available on our Youtube channel, is a way to share interesting questions and experiences that we debated with the creators, beyond the works that were made for the stage.
DIXIT #1 Claudio Baroni
DIXIT #2 Sól Ey
DIXIT #3 Maurizio Tedde
DIXIT #4 Christina Viola Oorebeek
DIXIT #5 Cecilia Arditto Delsoglio
DIXIT #6 Petra Strahovnik
DIXIT #7 Rocc
DIXIT #8 Alison Isadora
DIXIT #9 Nahuel Cano
DIXIT #10 Chaz Underriner
#1 Claudio Baroni
Claudio F. Baroni an Argentinean composer based in The Netherlands. As a composer specializing in experimental music, his work can be described as a systematic investigation into the nature of sound, timbral qualities, and the strength of materials. website
In this interview Baroni talks about his work as a composer, from its very beginning when he was just a child. He also comments on his two pieces: “Confessions” (inspired by poet Anne Carson) and “Vis Insita” (inspired by Newton’s concept of inertia) premiered with Modelo62 in 2022.
#4 Christina Viola Oorebeek
Chistina Viola Oorebeek is an American-Dutch composer who left the US in ’69. She dabbled in bebop jazz, songwriting, music for dance and studied piano with Willem Brons at the CvA. Oorebeek started Composition at age 50, studying with Klaas de Vries at CodArts Rotterdam, graduating with the Composition Prize. She has been composing ever since. website
In this interview Christina talks about her unique creative path from its very beginning when as a kid till she decided to become a composer. She also comments on her piece “Neon study #1” which was part of our “Intercity Sessions 2022” program.
Opera stage director
Rocc is a Slovenian-born opera stage director, scenographer, dramaturge, performance artist, opera manager and pedagogue. He is responsible for the staging direction of “BallerinaBallerina”‘ by Petra Strahovnik. website
In this interview, Rocc talks about his creative process as an opera stage director worldwide. He also comments on his proposals for the staging of the piece “‘BallerinaBallerina” (See DIXIT#6) giving us the chance to get to know its world better.
#10 Chaz Underriner
Chaz Underriner (b. 1987 in Texas, USA) is a composer, intermedia artist and performer based in DeLand, Florida where he is an Assistant Professor of Digital Arts at Stetson University. Chaz’s work explores the representation of reality in art, especially landscape, through the juxtaposition of video projections, audio recordings and live performers. website
In this interview Chaz talks about his creative process and the reasons why he wants to evoke with music the same sensations that reality provokes. He also comments on his piece “Moving” premiered during Gaudeamus Festival (2023)
#2 Sol Ey
multidisciplinary artist and researcher
Sól Ey is an Icelandic multidisciplinary artist based in The Netherlands. In her work, she creates multi-sensory experiences that connect sound, space, movement, light, and the body. With a background in composition, she makes performances, installations and instruments that emphasize performative interaction, immersion, and participation. website
In this interview Sól Ey talks about her artistic life and creative process. She also comments on her piece “Light again” which was part of our “Intercity Sessions 2022” program.
#5 Cecilia Arditto Delsoglio
Cecilia Arditto Delsoglio is an Argentinean composer based in The Netherlands since 2002. Besides her prolific career as a composer, she has published several articles in specialized publications in Latin America and various European countries. Her music has been object of study by many scholars and researchers all over the world. website
In this interview Cecilia talks about her work as a composer, from its very beginning. She also comments on her piece “Boxes” which was part of our “Intercity Sessions 2022” program.
#8 Alison Isadora
Alison Isadora is a composer born in New Zealand who has been based in Amsterdam since the late 80’s. As well as composing chamber music, Isadora creates music-theatre performances, audio walks and installations. Her music has been performed internationally.
In this interview she talks about her creative path from her studies in political philosophy till her foray into the field of violin and musical composition. She also comments on her piece “Together #6” which she developed with Modelo62.
#3 Maurizio Tedde
Maurizio Tedde is an Italian composer trained in both Italy and the Netherlands. His works includes pieces for ensemble, solo, as well as acousmatic and audio-visual pieces. website
In this interview Tedde talks about his creative process, inspiration or working method. He also comments on his piece “Venus station” which was part of our “Intercity Sessions 2022” program.
#6 Petra Strahovnik
Petra Strahovnik is a Slovenian composer, interdisciplinary artist, performer, researcher and lecturer. Since her beginning Petra has been following her path of searching for new sounds and she has never been barred by traditional way of how we think about sound and music. website
In an Art Residency with the ensemble Modelo62 Petra created the project ‘DisOrders’, several art works combining music and performance art to raise questions on how we deal with mental health. As part of the same project, Petra created her piece “BallerinaBallerina”, a music theatre performance about a 15-year-old autistic girl. The piece aims to invite the audience to experience the world from her perspective. In this interview Petra talks about her work as a composer, her influences and inspiration. She also comments on her piece “BallerinaBallerina” in which Modelo62 collaborated by bringing new music in the leading role
#9 Nahuel Cano
Nahuel Cano was born in Neuquén, Argentina in 1982. Currently he lives and works in the Netherlands. He is an actor, theater-maker, and sound experimenter. His field of artistic action is mobile, exploring the possibilities of performance, sound, cinema, and theater. In 2020 he graduated from the DAS Theater Master program in Amsterdam. website
In this interview Nahuel talks about his creative processes and the political dimension of his creations. He also comments on his piece “Ways to listen to a river” premiered during Gaudeamus Festival (2023)