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CURRICULUM VITAE

Vladimir Vlaev

e-mail: vladimirvlaev@yahoo.com

web: http://vladimirvlaev.com/

mobile: +31 641 580 467

OCCUPATION

Composer

Performer

Sound Designer

Music Producer

Music Educator

Teacher of the guitar

Conductor

Music Editor in Media

EDUCATION

Institute of SonologyRoyal Conservatory, Den Haag (Netherlands), 2016 – 2018 MMus

Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory, Den Haag (Netherlands), 2015 – 2016 One Year Course

Academy of music, dance and fine arts, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), 2005 – 2009  MA (Master of Arts) in composition awarded in 2009. Diploma with Honors

Academy of music, dance and fine arts, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), 2005 – 2006  MA (Master of Arts) in Media Music Editor awarded in 2006. Diploma with Honors

Academy of music, dance and fine arts, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), 2000 – 2005  BA (Bachelor) in Music Education. Awarded in 2005

SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATION

ROC Mondriaan, The Hague, NL. Dutch Language Course Level B1, 2018 – 2019v

ROC Mondriaan, The Hague, NL. Dutch Language Course Level A2, 2016 – 2017

Karol Lipinski  Academy of Music, Wroclaw (Poland). Erasmus Exchange Program  Computer composition, Electroacoustic music, 2008

Lingua Mundi Language School, Plovdiv (Bulgaria). German language course, Grundstufe 2,  July 2007

Lingua Mundi Language School, Plovdiv(Bulgaria). German language course, Grundstufe 1,  May 2007

Master Classes and seminars:

Juan Carlos Alonso Lopez & Eduardo Pascual Diaz (Spain) – guitar master class, 2001

Martin Renert (Universität der Künste, Berlin) – guitar master class, 2001, 2002

COMPUTER LITERACY

OS – Mac OS X (excellent) /// Windows (Very good)

Office – Pages, Numbers, Keynote (excellent) /// Word, Excel, Power Point (very good)

Sound – Ableton, Logic Pro, Max/MSP, Cubase, Reason, Sibelius, Finale (excellent) /// Pro Tools, FL Studio, SuperCollider, Pure Data, Reaper (very good)

Video – Final Cut Pro, iMovie (excellent)

Graphics – Adobe Illustrator (very good)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Artefact Performance, own enterprise with a wide range of musical activities – music education (guitar, piano, music softwares), sound design, recording & sound production, music performance, The Hague, NL, 2017 – recent

Teacher of music, Foundation NBU “Zora”, The Hague, NL, 2016 – 2017

Teacher of the guitar, computer music technology, music theory, Private Music School “Bekar”,  Varna, BG,  2013 − 2015

Teacher of the guitar, National School of Arts “Dobri Hristov”, Varna, BG, 2010 – 2012

Member of the jury of the 24th, 25th & 26th edition of the “Classical guitar days” festival, Varna, BG, 2010, 2011

Teacher of the guitar, “Otec Paisiy” Community Center, Varna, BG, 2008 – 2010

Teacher of the guitar, Elementary School “Ivan Vazov”, Provadiya, BG, 2008 – 2009

Lectures at Academy of music, dance and fine arts, Plovdiv, BG, September 2008 – Electroacoustic music and use of the computer for its composing and performing

Teacher of music theory and acoustics, Professional Gymnasium “Hristo Botev”,

Plovdiv, BG, 2007 – 2008

Teacher of the guitar, “Zahary Stoiyanov Community Centre”, Plovdiv, BG, 2007 – 2008

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Conductor and manager of  the “GuitArte” Student Guitar Ensemble, National School of Arts “Dobri Hristov”, Varna, BG, 2010 – 2013

Bulgarian National Radio, Plovdiv, BG, Music Editor, 2005 – 2006

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

“Friends of the Classical Guitar” association – Varna, since 2014

Union of the Bulgarian Composers, since 2009

FESTIVALS, CONCERTS & MAJOR PERFORMANCES

Pervade the Space multichannel electro-instrumental performance at the virtual edition of NYCEMF (New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival) – New York, US,30/06/2020

Stories in Sound at Cyber SOTU (Sound of the Underground) Festival – Amsterdam, NL, 17/04/2020 (online edition)

The Seashell & The Clergyman 1928 silent film by Germaine Dulac – soundtrack commissioned to be premiered at the Sounds of Silence Festival – The Hague, NL, 15/03/2020 (due to Cov-19, postponed for 2021)

Stories in Sound – album release concert – Studio Loos, The Hague, NL, 5/12/2019

“Mixed studies #01: Diffused Gestures” for amplified accordion & live electronics at March Music Days 2019  FestivalRouse, BG, 17/03/2019

Pervade the Space, multichannel performance at klingt gut! Symposium on Sound, Hamburg, DE, 08/06/2018

HexApp, performance at the WFS Festival, The Hague, NL, 10/05/2018

Concerto for electronically prepared keyboard, 13 strings, percussions and computer at the Chamber music festival, Gabrovo, BG, 12/09/2015

Bells for guitar quartet at the “New bulgarian music” festival, Sofia, BG , 22/10/2014

Variations for brass quintet at the “New bulgarian music” festival, performed by “Sofia” brass, Sofia, BG, 6/10/2014

Concerto for electronically prepared keyboard, 13 strings, percussions and computer – at the “Polish – German Sound Factory – music for computers and orchestra”, Sound Factory Orchestra, Wroclaw, PL,  26/10/2014

Water  – Forum – Festival COMPUTER MUSIC SPACE, Sofia, BG, 16/12/2013

Bells reflections – “65 Anniversary of “Karol Lipinski” Academy of music, concert, Wroclaw, PL, 09/10/2013

Bells for guitar quartet – “In memoriam of prof. Dimitar Tupkoff”, concert at the Academy of music, dance and fine arts concert hall, Plovdiv, BG, 31/05/2013

Sonata for flute&guitar – Classical guitar days festival, Varna, BG, March 2012

Toccata –  New Bulgarian Music festival, “Filip Koutev” concert hall, Union of the Bulgarian Composers, Sofia, BG, 02/2011

Prelude & Scherzo – Sound & Relation – New music days festival, “Filip Koutev” concert hall, Union of the Bulgarian Composers, Sofia, BG, 12/2009

Water  – Karol Lipinski Academy of music, Computer Composition Studio summer concerts, Wroclaw, PL, 06/2008

Suite, Sonatina, Yin & Yang – “Filip Koutev” concert hall, Union of the Bulgarian Composers, Sofia, BG, 11/2007

Asimetrico, Nostalgy – prof. Stela Miteva – Dinkova  guitar recital, Meng Concert Hall, Cal State Fullerton,  Fullerton, CA (USA), 09/2007

Concert with only own works, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts concert hall, Plovdiv, BG, 06/2007

Concert with only own works, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts concert hall, Plovdiv, BG, 06/2005

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

International Rostrum of Composers, Budapest, HU – selected to present Bulgaria with the piece “Towards Singularity”, commissioned by the Bulgarian National Radio, May 2018

National Culture Fund, Cultural Contacts Program “Mobility”    granted  for the world premiere of my work “Concerto for electronically prepared keyboard, 13 strings, percussions and computer”,  May 2014

Erasmus Student Exchange Program, Computer Music Composition at Karol Lipinski Academy of Music, Wroclaw, PL, 2008

PRIZES AND AWARDS

klingt gut! Symposium on Sound, Hamburg, DE, – awarded for the multichannel performance “Pervade the Space”, June 2018

“New Bulgarian Music” festival, Sofia, BG, awarded for Toccata for piano, 2011

International guitar festival “Acad. Marin Goleminov”, Kyustendil, BG, 1st Prize as conductor of  “GuitArte” Student Guitar Ensemble, 2011

Sound and Relation, New music days festival, Sofia, BG, awarded in Debuts category for Prelude & Scherzo, 2009

Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, awarded with publication of works, 2008

National Song Festival, Panagiurishte, BG,  1st Prize for writing a new song, 2007

International guitar festival “Acad. Marin Goleminov, Kyustendil, BG, 2nd Prize (2003), 2nd Prize (2002), 3th Prize (2001)

International guitar festival, Gotze Delchev, BG, 3th Prize (2003), 2nd Prize (2002)

RECORDINGS

Towards Singularity, for ensemble of 8 instruments. Recorded at the Bulgarian National Radio by Ensemble Musica Nova, 10/04/2018

Bells,  for guitar quartet. Recorded at the Bulgarian National Radio by guitar quartet – Stela Miteva-Dinkova, Cvetan Andreev, Nikolay Mihaylov, Bojan Dojchev – Sofia, 09 – 10/02/2015

Prelude & Scherzo, for viola and piano. Demna Gigova – viola, Tatyana  Gigova – piano, Sound and Relation – Sofia 2009 – New music days CD, Union of the Bulgarian Composers, Sofia, BG, 11/2009

Suite for solo clarinet, Martin Tzvetkov – clarinet, Sonatina for piano, Tunjay Yildiz – piano, Yin & Yang for clarinet, marimba and piano, Nedyalko Petrov, Zornitsa Stefanova, Dimitar Nakov. Student works concert CD, Union of the Bulgarian Composers, Sofia, BG, 2007

PUBLISHED WORKS

Pieces for piano by young bulgarian composers, published by the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), 2008

Pieces for Guitar, edited by ass. prof. Stela Miteva-Dinkova

ISBN: 978-954-8824-78-1, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), 2008

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Extensive background in music, in particular in composition, performance, teaching and conducting.

Much experience in  working with music software – recording, editing, mixing, sound design, interactive and algorithmic composition

Much experience in teaching music.

Knowledge of Bulgarian, English, Dutch, Polish, German and Russian languages.

REFERENCES

Available upon request.

LIST OF WORKS

E profundo,for amplified clarinet & live electronics, 2020,        commissioned by Rosen Idealov 

The Seashell and the Clergyman, soundtrack, 2020                                            for Sounds of Silence Festival, Den Haag

Stories in Sound, album with Hypochondriac Resonators, 2019

Diffused Gestures, for amplified accordion & live electronics, 2019, commissioned by Krasimir Sterev (Klangforum Wien)

Towards Singularity, for an ensemble of 8 instruments, 2018, commissioned by the Bulgarian National Radio

Strange Loops, for piano & live electronics, 2017

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

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

Zusammen/Getrennt/Zusammen, vor wind quintet, 2015

Fusion Prelude, for guitar, 2014

Bells, for guitar quartet, 2013 (revised  2014)

Bells reflections, prerecorded sound computer composition, 2013

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

Water, 4 channels, fixed media, 2008

Toccata, for piano, 2008

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

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

Sonatina, for piano, 2007

Variations for brass quintet, 2006

Suite, for solo clarinet, 2005 – 2006

Small suite in ancient style, for guitar, 2005 – 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

Nostalgy, for guitar, 2004

Sonata, for flute & guitar, 2003-2004

Music for guitar ensemble, 2003

Asimetrico, for guitar, 2002

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