© Nika Zupančič, Color Study in Gouache no. 6
© Nika Zupančič, Color Study in Gouache no. 6

Nina Šenk — Gouache

So far my approach to a new composition originated from the selection of colours - the chosen colours dictated the patterns and structures of the piece. With this piece I am trying to approach it from an opposite perspective - the rhythmical and melodic patterns and structures are determined first, the variations of different colours that also change the atmosphere, mood or even the structure are for me the main focus.

My research on this approach led me to investigate the techniques and materials that painters use and I found gouache (French, after guazzo - which is Italian for mud) fascinating.

With the painter Nika Zupančič I share common views on work and creation. For this occasion she has made a number of Color Studies in Gouache that reflect the process of creation and are an inspiration for my work.
—Nina Šenk, 2018

 in Werke
5 December 2018
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Radiokulturhaus, Großer Sendesaal Radiokulturhaus Gouache EA EA

The focus of this concert evening will be on two Austrian premieres by Slovenian composers - by the young and internationally acclaimed Nina Šenk and Vinko Globokar, a legend of the European avant-garde. The works are commissions for both ensembles on the occasion of this year's 20th Slowind Festival in Ljubljana, where they had their world premiere on November 15, 2018.


Vito Žuraj — Contour
Beat Furrer — Retour an dich
Enno Poppe — Brot
Nina Šenk — Gouache
Austrian Premiere
Vinko Globokar — Bouquet de paramètres sauvages
Austrian Premiere

Slowind Wind Quintet
Klangforum Wien
conductor: Steven Loy

An event of Slowind, Klangforum Wien and SKICA. With the kind support of Stadtgemeinde Ljubljana, Alukönigstahl Wien and Inotherm.

15 November 2018
8 p.m.
Ljubljana, Slovenian Philharmonic, Marjan Kozina Hall Slowind Festival Gouache UA UA

Vito Žuraj — Contour
Beat Furrer — Retour an dich
Enno Poppe — Brot

Nina Šenk — Gouache
world Premiere
Vinko Globokar — Bouquet de paramètres sauvages
world Premiere

Slowind Wind Quintet
Klangforum Wien
conductor: Steven Loy

The composer Nina Šenk on her new piece:
Nina Šenk — Gouache

The composer Vinko Globokar on his new piece:
Vinko Globokar — Bouquet de paramètres sauvages

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