Alex Nikiporenko is a London-based composer studying privately with Laurence Crane. Previously, he read music at King’s College London and completed a Masters in Composition at the Royal College of Music, where his studies were supported by a Leverhulme Postgraduate Studentship and the Derek Hill Foundation. Alex was a winner of BBC/Guardian Young Composers’ competition and a Creative in Residence at The Hospital Club. His music has been performed by ensembles including Tre Voci, Fidelio Trio, Lontano and Aurora Orchestra, the commission for the latter having been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Alex co-curates 840, an experimental music concert series and collaborates with Arbonauts, a multi-disciplinary performance group.
Modus Triplex explores the rich, resonant sonorities that are available on three cellos, especially when playing multiple strings at once. Three pairs of strings that can be double stopped (CG, GD and DA) and the three cellos in Tre Voci meant that number 3 was a natural starting point for a simple number row (111223), from which the entire piece was constructed.
It received its UK premiere on 12 October 2015 performed by Tre Voci Cello Ensemble at St James’ Islington, London.
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