Composition, Orchestra, Zürich
– Nathanael’s current artistic agenda involves the idea of assessing the distance between the personal evolution and the assumption of a collective...Read Biography
Nathanael’s current artistic agenda involves the idea of assessing the distance between the personal evolution and the assumption of a collective norm. He describes this deviation as a musical fungus which has grown on an imaginary statute of history and is fed by our memories. He collects fungi from within his personal history but also other, communal species which grow on (music) culture as a whole. Instead of preserving the statue and disposing the new spores, Nathanael chooses to cultivate them and grow an entirely new breed.
Nathanael’s musical journey lead him from Switzerland to Brazil, the UK (graduating with first class degree from the RCM London in 2015), Netherlands, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Thailand and Israel (Master’s in contemporary music composition and performance with the Ensemble Meitar). He received tutoring in composition from figures including Wolfgang Rihm, Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer, Peter Etövös, Philippe Leroux, Michael Jarrell, Samir Odeh-Tamini, Dai Fujikura, Jonathan Cole, Dieter Ammann and Stefano Gervasoni. Collaborations include the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgard, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, TAK Ensemble and Ensemble Meitar.