Corwin Chair Series: "Würzburg/Santa Barbara" concert with Robert H.P. Platz

Event Date: 

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 4:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

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Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230


Robert HP Platz
As part of the Corwin Chair Series, Robert H.P. Platz will present "Würzburg/Santa Barbara," a concert program consisting of pieces from Santa Barbara and Würzburg composition students, on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. 
Würzburg Program:
Robert HP Platz - senko hana bi for flute and clarinet
Yannik Helm - A Norwood Essay for clarinet and piano
Akane Obana - ensemble
Yayun Tseng - ensemble 

About the Artist

Robert H.P. Platz was born in 1951 in Baden-Baden, Germany. He studied with Wolfgang Fortner and Karlheinz Stockhausen, and as a conductor with Francis Travis. Further studies included Parapsychology, later computer composition (IRCAM, France). His compositions since 1989 are diary-like parts of a continuous flow, distributed in polyphonic space ("formal polyphony“). Among numerous awards and prizes, Platz was composer in residence at the Villa Serbelloni (Rockefeller Foundation) and spent several months in Japan upon a grant by Japan Foundation. Platz taught and published in many European countries, the US, Mexico, and Japan. He appeared or had his works performed in all the important festivals in Europe, including the Salzburg Festival. Platz has conducted more than 300 first performances by composers including Bussotti, Hosokawa, Huber, Kagel, Scelsi, and Xenakis. He lives in Cologne and is currently principal guest conductor of Ensemble Alternance (Paris) and Musica d'Insieme (Milan). Since 2005 Platz has also been a member of the Bureau du directeur of the electronic studio Centre Henri Pousseur in Liège, Belgium. His CD with Ensemble Alternance (works by Mauro Lanza) was selected by the Academie Charles Cros, his first portrait CD of Toshio Hosokawa recieved the clef d'or as the best CD of the year 2009 in France. His writings on music cover several volumes; a book about contemporary technique of the violin (with Irvine Arditti) appeared in 2013. Since 2016, the piano manufacturer Steingraeber has been building a Midi-Grandpiano with fixed transducers according to Platz’s indications. Platz is professor of composition and conducting contemporary ensemble-music at the University of Music, Würzburg, Germany.
With the kind support of the Villa Aurora/Thomas Mann House and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, both in Los Angeles.
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