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Loudová, Ivana - M - Czech Republic 

 
 

 

Biography

Among the contemporaries of her generation Ivana LOUDOVA (born 8 march 1941 at Chlumec nad Cidlinou) is coming forward as a go-getter and a strong-minded creative type. Each new work of her brings a new compositional solution, too, a new quality. That's why her premieres are always expected with hopes and interest. She has an extensive and perfect command of her profession. She was getting compositional experience at Prague Conservatory and at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, where she was a pupil of the outstanding representatives of modern Czech music, Miloslav Kabelac and Emil Hlobil. Further on, she was studying in Paris under Olivier Messiaen and Andre Jolivet and at the experimental studio Centre Bourdan attached to ORTF. The authoress has issued from traditional composition styles and has also acquired the means of New Music, the modal system, aleatorics, timbre technique etc. She does not, however, orientate herself exclusively in one direction but conforms above all to the mission and content of each work. She looks for an access of her own to each subject and instigation. As early as during her study she used to transform traditional elements in her own way (e.g. in the Sonata for violin and piano). As soon as she got to know more deeply the possibilities of new techniques, she takes functionally and confidently advantage of their principles. The production of Ivana Loudova comprises both orchestral and chamber forms: largely represented is vocal production, too. Equally as the range of genres is variegated, introducing side by side works with monumental features, compositions of experimental nature and even simply conceived pieces for children, also her inspiration instances are diversified.The condition is a strong captivation by the subject which must be in perfect harmony with the author's inner string. Ivana Loudova's favourite source is besides others the Italian Renaissance poetry some texts of which were bases for several vocal cycles of hers (Meeting with Love, Italien Triptych and others). Equally is she able to become enthusiastic about the medieval Latin sequence (Stabat mater), but also about contemporary poetic texts. Her compositions possess a strong dramatic vein (the vocal fresco Kurosio, Dramatic Concerto and others). In her instrumental works she often issues from the masterful technique of foremost soloists of chamber ensembles, as evidenced by a vast register of chamber works. In a whole series of compositions the authoress has discovered the charm and new potentialities of percussion instruments (Hymnos, three concertos with solo part of percussions, Agamemn˘n, etc), equally as her creative type takes a fancy in a more forcible sound of wind instruments (Magic Concerto, Luminous Voice, Per tromba, Quintetto guibiloso, The Sleeping Landscape, etc.). It is also characteristique that the whole creative activity is accompanied by compositions for children - choruses, cantatas, successions, instructive compositions - which suggest the authoressĘs looking for a corrective for her aggressive style. Taking part in a number of composer competitions has brought the authoress outstanding appreciations. At the beginning of her art career she obtained an honourable mention in Mannheim for the compositon Rhapsody in Black, three times she was the winner in the competition Quido d Arezzo in Italy (1978) - Sonetto per voci bianche, 1980 - Benedetto sia l giorno from the Italian Triptych, 1984 - Occhi lucenti e belli), a dozen prizes were won for her choral compositions of the Festival of choral production at Jihlava and in the competition of children s choral production at Jirkov: further prizes she was awarded in the international radio competition in Moscow 1978 (Little Christmas Cantata) and on the Redletter Days of Songs at Olomouc 1983 (Songs about the Rose).
Music of Ivana Loudova finds favour with both interpreters and listeners, it si interested in abroad: a lot of titles have been published by the American houses Schirmer and Peters, some compositions were world-premiered abroad, e.g. in the USA (Chorale - 1971, Hymnos - 1973, Dramatic Concerto - 1980, Luminous Voice - 1986), in Switzerland (Partita in D - 1977), in Italy (Sonetto per voci bianche - 1979). Since 1992 has been Ivana Loudova teaching composition on the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Prague. In 1996 she founded there "Studio N" - Studio for contemporary music, with which she developes a lot of activities.

 

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