About


 

Vlaev is composer, audio artist, educator and performer of experimental music. The interest in a variety of musical languages, forms and abilities of expression provokes him to use different types of media to present his musical ideas. This is evident in his compositions which vary from solo instrumental works, through widely distributed chamber music forms to large-scale compositions of orchestral music with use of electronics as well as electroacoustic music for fixed media. Vladimir Vlaev gained his Masters in Composition in the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, (Bulgaria). In 2008 as an Erasmus Grant holder he studied in “Karol Lipinski” Academy of music in Wroclaw, (Poland) in the composition class of prof. Stanislaw Krupowicz focusing on computer composition. His interest in electronic music, in fixed media and live electronics in particular led him to the Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory, The Hague, Netherlands. The passion about combining acoustic and electronic sound drives him recently to accomplish there another master project. It focuses on the design of a digital system for processing of acoustic sound in real time and furthermore implementing this system as a tool for  composition and improvisation.

List of works:

For instruments and electronics:

Strange Loops, for prepared  piano and live electronics, 2017

Electroacoustic music for fixed media:

Hallowed Be Thy Name, 5.1 channels, fixed media, 2016

Cell/o/Phonie, 8 channels, fixed media, 2015

Bells reflections, 2 channels, fixed media, 2013

Water, 4 channels, fixed media, 2008

Orchestral music:

Concerto for electronically prepared keyboard, 13 strings, percussions and computer, 2008 – 2009

Chamber music:

Towards Singularity, for an ensemble of 8 instruments, 2018

Zusammen/Getrennt/Zusammen, for wind quintet, 2015

Bells, for guitar quartet, 2013 (revised  2014)

Yin&Yang, trio for clarinet, marimba and piano, 2007

Prelude&Scherzo,  for viola and piano, 2006 – 2007

Variations for brass quintet, 2006

Three songs, to lirycs by Dimcho Debelianov, for female voice and piano, 2005

Hommage a Piazzolla, for violin, accordion, guitar, piano and double bass, 2004

Sonata, for flute & guitar, 2003-2004

Music for guitar ensemble, 2003

For clarinet:

Suite, 2005 – 2006

For guitar:

Fusion Prelude, 2014

Small suite in ancient style, 2005 – 2006

Nostalgy, 2004

Asimetrico, 2002

For piano:

Toccata, 2008

Sonatina, 2007