Rubenis, Edgars

Latvian composer born in 1983 in Riga. He currently lives and works in the Netherlands. He obtained a master’s degree from the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, where he studied with Gabriel Paiuk and Peter Adriaansz. He began his career by playing experimental music on the guitar, and now writes for various acoustic and electronic instruments, focusing on the relationships that emerge among the structural components of musical actions: composed sound, listening, environment, and temporal progression. 

Selected works: two years since for bowed piano, saxophone, trombone, double bass, percussion and electronics (2016), korim for mixed choir (2016), negative twins for sound generating programme (2017), a piece for six clarinets (by way of la monte young’s “drift study”) (2017), quartet for one bowed electric guitar and recording device (2017), untitled for chest organ (2018), in 28’42’’ for sustaining instruments and amplified percussion (2018), a particular window for alto flute, clarinet, violin and cello (2019), ...moves the air moves the ear... for the organ of the OLVB chapel in Bruges (2019).