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STEVAN KOVACS TICKMAYER

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Born in 1963 in Novi Sad, Vojvodina (ex-Yugoslavia) as part of the Hungarian minority there, Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer currently lives and works in France (since 1991). He studied piano and double bass and then continued to composition studies in the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad as a student of Rudolf Brucci and went on to The Hague in the Netherlands to complete these studies where he graduated with fellow composers Louis Andriessen and Diderick Wagenaar.
In 1986, during his studies, he established his ensemble called Tickmayer Formatio, where he mingled his classical training with jazz and avant-rock. This group was active until 2001.

His collaborations range between his classical and non-classical activities.
As his websites tells us:
"His compositions have been performed by Gidon Kremer, Martha Argerich, Kremerata Baltica, Keller Quartet, David Geringas, Roman Kofman, Yuri Bashmet (as conductor), Tatiana Vassilieva, Alexei Ogrintchouk,The Moscow Solists, The Netherlands Wind Ensemble, De Volharding, Seattle Chamber Players, Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, Le Concert Impromptu and many others.

As for his non-classical work he worked, recorded and collaborated with:
"Chris Cutler , Fred Frith , Robert Drake , Valentin Clastrier , Peter Kowald , Szabados György , Paul Termos , Grencso Istvan , Dresch Mihaly ; The Science Group (one of the founders and composer) and Thinking Plague . He also wrote numerous arrangements for Iva Bittova , Kremerata Baltica and The Netherlands Wind Ensemble .

For more about his many activities and accomplishments, visit his website and read his CV.

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Monumentomanija Maleroznog Prvoborca (Tickmayer Formatio)
1987
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Boldogító Pillanatok - Moments to Delight / Urban Music (Tickmayer Formatio)
1988
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Spes
1988
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Comedia Tempio MCMCX: Musique pour le Théâtre Jel (Tickmayer Formatio)
1990
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Wilhelm Dances MCMXCII (Tickmayer Formatio)
1993
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Repetitive Selective Removal of One Protecting Group
2005
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Cold Peace Counterpoints
2008

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Review by tmay102436

4 stars Well, this is a tough one to listen to if you're not into new avante guard/RIO stuff. Dense, yet very palatable. I like it a lot.

Stevan Tickmayer is quite creative, and isn't guessing (although I enjoy some of that also) at his notes. This is precise sound scapes in the avante guard mode, with Stevan playing all the instruments. I will say that, although some of this style of music is quite "cold" - this isn't, as it compresses beauty and warmth into a flow of "cold passages" without giving up its humanity.

If this isn't your cup of tea style, this isn't for you...but for those of us proggers that somehow go down this path of challenging music, this is one of the best, as is its creator Mr. Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer.

BTW - if you want an introduction to him, and this style of music, yet don't want to go out there as far as this album takes you, try "The Science Group" - which is a group that includes Chris Cutler...

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