Ensemble of Nomads was created by Talvi Hunt (piano and electronics) and Emilio Guim (e-guitar and electronics) while pursuing their master degree in music at Hochschule Luzern. Their common interest in New Music and its extended forms of expression led them to research repertoire that involve electro-acoustics, video projections, light design and musical theater elements.
E.o.N. is based in Switzerland and they join forces with many exceptional players for different repertoire demands.
Born in Ecuador, Emilio Guim studied Jazz-Fusion at Musicians Institute (U.S.), Recording Engineering at Los Angeles Recording School (U.S.), obtained a Bachelor degree in Music from York University (Canada) and a Master degree in Music and Art Performance from Hochschule Luzern, Switzerland. In 2012 he received the Dr. Peter Zaparinuk Memorial prize, granted by York University in recognition for outstanding Contemporary Composition Achievement. In 2017 he received the Kompositionatellier-Berlin residence prize from the city of Zurich.
His main instrument is electric guitar, and besides composition and performance, his interests also include MaxMSP programming, sound design, free improvisation, music for dance theater and sound engineering.
He has released 4 albums of original compositions with his jazz-fusion band Lullaby North, wrote music for choreographies for York Dance Ensemble and Luzerner Tanz Theater, composed music for film and tv and produced many albums in genres from rock to avant-garde jazz. He is currently very active in the European scene of contemporary music. He is also a guest teacher at Hochschule Luzern for the Music School and also the Visual Arts and Design school.
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Talvi Hunt is an Estonian pianist with versatile skills and high artistic interest in 20th/21st century music. Her close collaboration with composers and early interest in contemporary music brought her to play in many festivals in Estonia, such as Estonian Music Days, Tallinn Music Week and Tallinn Piano Festival as well in Portugal, Italy, Finland, Lithuania. Recent appearances have taken place in Switzerland, including Lucerne Festival 2014 and 2015 where she had honour to work with composers-in -residence Unsuk Chin and Jürg Wyttenbach. Recent concert activity has brought her also to work with Helmut Lachenmann.
Currently she is studing in Hochschule Luzern Musik in the masterprogram Interpretation in Contemporary Music with prof. Florian Hoelscher. She obtained a Bachelor degree in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with Age Juurikas. In 2010 and she was chosen to participate in Archimedes exchange program in Conservatorio- Escola das Artes (Madeira) where she perfomed Beethoven Piano concerto nr. 2. Beside classical solo and chamber music repertoire she is also interested in interdisciplinary art projects and improvisation, in which she complemented her skills in Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2012, where she created numerous perfomances in colloboration with dancers and actors.
HannaH Walter (born 1989 in Kleve, Germany) is a violinist, violist and transdisciplinary in hybrid art forms as a scenographer, photographer and designer.
HannaH studied classical violin in Düsseldorf, Berlin and Paris (among others) with Ida Bieler, Stephan Picard, Saschko Gawriloff, Michael Vogler and Suzanne Gessner. In the summer of 2014, she completed her artistic and instrumental education at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin. In 2016 she completed her studies in "Master of Arts for Contemporary Music" at the MHS Basel with distinction. In the 2016/2017 season, she is joined the International Ensemble Modern Academy and is sponsored by the Kunststiftung NRW. As she sees her professional future in dialogue with other disciplines, she combines her musical education with an artistic-performative orientation within the "Master of Arts for Transdisciplinarity" at the Zurich University of the Arts.
HannaH received scholarships from Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now, the German Music Foundation, the Stendaler Jütting Foundation, the Oscar and the Vera Ritter Foundation. In the academic year 2015/2016, she receives the Swiss Federal Excellence Scholarship for foreign art-makers. In September 2017 she won the second prize at the Concours Nicati, the most prestigious interpretation contest for contemporary music in Switzerland.
In her independent concert activity, she explores new spaces for the presentation and mediation of music. HannaH is a founding member of the transdisciplinary Bernese collective MYCELIUM. She is a member of neuverBand (Basel), ensemble Vidya (Geneva), zone expérimentale (Basel) and Opera Lab (Berlin). She also works regularly with ensembles in Berlin and Switzerland, such as the soloist ensemble Kaleidoscope, Zafraan Ensemble and Mondrian Ensemble.
Since 2016 she has been an assistant in the Specialized Master of Contemporary Music at the Hochschule für Musik Basel.
João Carlos Pacheco (*1988) is a Portuguese percussionist, composer, and a dedicated proponent of multidisciplinary performance.
He has studied in Espinho, Porto, Lisboa and Basel with teachers such as Pedro Carneiro, Miquel Bernat, Christian Dierstein and Erik Oña and he is actively dedicated to the creation of new music. João Carlos has worked with composers such as Simon Steen- Andersen, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong, Erik Oña, Gary Berger, Vinko Globokar, Phillipe Manoury, Peter Maxwell Davies, Vitor Rua, António Pinho Vargas, and Emannuel Nunes, among others. Strongly dedicated to chamber music, he is very active in the European contemporary music scene. In recent years has been performing with Ensemble of Nomads, Winston/Pacheco duo and TAL Trio. Besides his work in these formations, he also develops solo projects and works regularly as a guest with many different groups. He has collaborated on the creation and performance of multidisciplinary works with institutions such as the Lucerne Festival, ZeitRäume Bienal and Theater Basel.
Freelancing: Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Ensemble Ascolta, Ensemble Lemniscate, Mike Svoboda Ensemble, Basel Sinfonietta, Ensemble Infinity à 5, among others
Prizes: Junge Ohren Preis; Prémio Jovens Músicos RTP; Best Bachelor ESMAE 2010, ’’Tum-pa Tum-pa’’; Best Master Arbeit 2015 Musik Akademie Basel, among others. Festivals: Lucerne Festival, Zeiträume Biennal Basel, IMPULS - Graz, Darmstadter Ferienkurse Fur Neue Musik, New Music Days Luzern, ManiFeste IRCAM, Contemp+ Maastricht, Tages Für Neue Musik Würzburg, Cistermúsica, Festival Próximo Futuro FCG, Dias de Música Electroacústica, among others.
Juan José Faccio (1985) is a saxophonist based in Lucerne, Switzerland. He studied classical and contemporary performance with Nacho Gascón at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC). He also attended masterclasses by Marie-Bernadette Charrier, Marcus Weiss, Rodrigo Pérez-Vila, Arno Bornkamp and Philippe Bracquart, among others.
In 2011 he studied abroad under the Erasmus program at the University of Music and Scenic Arts of Viena (UMDK), where he joined various new music projects, performing at the UNO HQ and the Austria National Radio (ORF). Back in Barcelona, he carried out his own final concert project at Hangar under the supervision of composer Christophe Havel.
His interest in space, contemporary performance and audience experience led him to obtain a Master research degree in Music as Interdisciplinary Art at the University of Barcelona, with philosopher Magda Polo as supervisor. In 2015 he published some papers about the graphic notation of Earl Brown.
He recently participated in the new music Donaueschingen Festival and the Darmstad Summer School, both of them in Germany; and he also worked at the organization committee of the Wege der Wahrnehmung Festival in Lucerne. In 2016 he performed two interdisciplinary projects in Barcelona as Artist in Residence: Anòsmia and Con-Tacto. He is currently studying Contemporary Performance at the Hochschule Musik Luzern (HSLU) with Sascha Ambruster and Beat Hofstetter.
Tom Jackson is a clarinetist and saxophonist active throughout Europe, largely dedicated to the fields of contemporary classical music and free improvisation. He maintains an extensive and eclectic performance schedule and has performed throughout Europe, Australia and Asia.
Tom has performed as principal clarinet with many orchestras including New London Sinfonia, British Sinfonietta and National Chamber Orchestra of Wales. He has worked with various contemporary chamber groups such as Apartment House, Lontano, Plus-Minus, Tactile and ChampdAction. He has recently completed a PhD at Canterbury Christ Church University concerning the role of the clarinet in improvisation.
He features on several albums of improvisation and contemporary music, most notably in Alex Ward's quintet and with musicians from the improvisation scenes of London and Berlin.