Philemon Mukarno was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He graduated Cum Laude for the study Composition and Electronic Music Composition at the Rotterdam Conservatory. Since he was for his entire oeuvre awarded the Prize for Composition.
Mukarno's work is performed and broadcast internationally. He gets at home - and abroad assignments and his compositions are performed at international festivals, such as the
Gamelan Festival in Yogjakarta, Indonesia,
El Segundo Festival Internacional de Música Clásica Contemporanea in Lima, Peru,
Rotterdam Music Biennial, Musica Eterna Dubrovnik, Croatia and
International Studienwoche für Musik Zeitgenössische Lunenburg in 2000.
He works regularly with artists from other disciplines including choreographers, dancers, theatre artists, performers, filmmakers and visual artists. Spectacular was his large installation which was created in collaboration with visual artist Wim Salki. This musical installation bore the title Déjeuner sur l 'herbe.
At the request of the Dutch gamelanensemble Gending wrote Philemon Mukarno a work in which he gamelan on a totally new way heard brought. The premiere was broadcast live in fifteen countries.
Mukarno's work is internationally interpreted in several countries including America, Japan, Indonesia, Bulgaria, France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
He receives orders for at home and abroad. O.a. : Fund for the creation Toonkunst, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Rotterdam Kunststichting, Theater Foundation Lantaren / Window, Dutch Foundation Program, Gotheart Kunstforum, Deutsclandfunk, Filmbank / Filmmuseum, Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts and European Broadcasting Union.
Philemon Mukarno is a member of the Audio Engineering Society.
Unique traits: 2016 • Solo￼ wokrs: Atlas non Finito (1996) '14 For recorders, voice en electronics. Commissioned by Fonds voor Beeldende Kunst, Vormgeving en Achitectuur. Online (1999) '12 For violin solo and live electronics. Commissioned by Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. Oraye (2003) '25 For church organ and live electronics. Commissioned by De Rotterdamse Kunststichting. Spryck (2007) '10 For piano solo. Commissioned by Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. Kathara (2007) '13 For carillon solo. Commissioned by Nederlands Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten+. Zia (2009) '20 For 2 Toy Piano. Composed for Bernd Wiesemann. Aarthi (2011) '20 For Organ and Electronics. Composed for Katerina Chrobokova. ReByte (2014) '5 Piano solo. Composed for Nicolas Horvath. New work (2014) '15 For Viola da Gamba and Electronics. Composed for Karin Preslmayr. New work (2014) '20 For Contrabass Clarinet and Electronics. Composed for Marco Antonio Mazzini. • Woks for small ensembles: • Gynoids XX (1999) '17 For two pianos, live electronics and CD. Demam (2001) '30 For gamelan and electronics. Commissioned by Stichting Pasar Malam Besar. Elia Demostra (2002) '20 For church organ, carillon and live electronics. Commissioned by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst. Ameleth (2004) '20 For clarinets (Bb clarinet and contrabass clarinet), sax (alto sax and baritone sax) and piano. Commissioned by the Flemish Government Iyona (2004) '20 For bass clarinet, percussion, celesta, harp, piano and cello. Commissioned by Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. Eva & Harlot (2005) '20 For violin, soprano, percussion, recorder/ocarina and electronics. Commissioned by Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst Domora (2007) '8 For soprano saxofoon, cello, percussion, harpsichord and electronics. Commissioned by Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. Xianga (2007) '15 For fagot, clarinet and hobo. Commissioned by Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. Farah (2008) '8 For accordeon, bass clarinet and trombone. Commissioned by Nederlands Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten + Visual-Audible (2008) '70 For accordeon, bass clarinet, trombone, piano and electronics Commissioned by Filmmuseum/Filmbank Ylea (2013) '10 For Violin, Cello, Synthesizer, Drums and DJ Composed for Athens Art Ensemble Eluney (2013) '31 String quartet Composed for Doelen Kwartet Commissioned by Fonds Podiumkunsten New Work (2015) '5 For bass clarinet and cello Composed for To be Sung New Work (2015) '15 For pic/flute, oboe, Bb clarinet , Soprano Sax Composed for Treble Wind Quartet • Works for large ensembles: DOG (1998) '15 For large ensemble en recitor. 2 trp, 2hrn, trb, b trb, 3 prc, pno, rct, 2 vl, 2vlc, 2 cb. Artrax (2000) '21 For ensemble. pic/ fl, cl, b cl, trp, trb, b trb, 2 prc, pno, 2 vlc, 2 cb. Commissioned by Stichting Theater Lantaren/Venster. Taric (2000) '20 For Slendro gamelan ensemble and live electronics. Saron peking, saron barung, saron demung, gender panerus, gender barung, slentem, bonang panerus, bonang barung, kenong, kempul, gong sluwukan, gong ageng, ketuk and live electronics. Commissioned by the Nederlandse Programma Stichting. Eya (2001) '25 For ensemble and live electronica. ob ,cla ,bassoon, hrn, prc, harp, gui, vl, vla, vlc, cb. Syrah (2002) '20 For chromatic gamelan ensemble and sax quartet. soprano sax, alt sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, 2 extended saron, bonang barung, gender panerus, gender barung, kempul and gong. Commissioned by Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. Trinkx (2003) '25 For ensemble. pic/fl, 3 sax, hrn, 3 trp, 2 trb, btrb, pno, electicbass and live electronics. Commissioned by Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. Magiz (2003) '20 For marimba solo, big-band, string quartet and live electronics. b.cl, a.sx, t.sx, 2 Bb trp, tbn, b.tbn, mrb, e.gtr, pno, cb, ds, 2vln, vla, vlc and live electronics. Malaikat (2006) '20 For Slendro gamelan: saron peking, saron barung, saron demung, gender panerus, gender barung, slentem, bonang panerus, bonang barung, kenong, kempul, gong sluwukan, gong ageng, rebab, cengceng, ketuk, kendang gending, kendang, ketipung, kendang, ciblon, bedug. Commissioned by Deutschlandfunk. Jagat (2006) '30 For large ensemble and electronics. 2 fl/pic, Bb cla, bcla, hrn, trp, trb, prc, pno, 2 vln, vla, vlc and electronics. Commissioned by Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. . Vocal Works: New work (2015) '30 A Capella of 16 singers. Composed for NAKEDVOICES - ISRAEL . • Electronic Music and Multimedia: Kamaloka (1999) '5'56 Electronic music. Dejeuner sur l'herbe (2000) continuous performance A Sound System applied to a hybrid designed metal tubes installation. Commissioned by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst. Saturn 3S90 (2000) '30 Multimedia (dance, sound installation) Iman (2001) '13 Multimedia (electronic music, dance, light) Connecting the Waves (2002) 5'00 [hour] Multimedia (performance, sound installation) Eva & Harlot - Soundscape (2005) '75 Commissioned by Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. Plantage SukaBumi (2009) '50 Radiophonic work Composed for Centrum Electronische Muziek, Rotterdam and VPRO. Commissioned by Nederlands Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten + Familia de los Santos (2009) For violin, voice and electronics Soundtrack for the trailer Familia de los Santos by Saul Preciado. Composed for and Commissioned by Cofradia Films I guess...this means goodbye (2010) '6 Electric guitar, piano and electronics Soundtrack and sounddesign for video of Kim Engelen Composed for Engelen Projecs Stick Love (2012) '6 Soundtrack composed for Spot On Film 48 Hour Film Project Utrecht Secrets of the Pier, Installation Accidental Music (2013) continuous performance Soundscape for the Subway Tunnel Wilhelminaplein, Rotterdam. Commissioned by Red Ear Man Up Club (2013) '6 Maya’s Woud (2014) ’13 ReBirth (2014) ’20 Multimedia Electronic, performance Soundtrack composed for Spot On Film http://www.spotonfilms.com/wp/ 48 Hour Film Project Amsterdam
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Codarts Composition Prize
Summa Cum Laude, Codarts - University of the Arts
McGill University (Montreal)
Codarts, University of the Arts