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Davor VinczeEmory Arts Fellow in Music

Davor Vincze is a composer of contemporary music whose artistic focus lies on meta-reality and musical mosaicking. Inspired by technology and science fiction, Vincze searches for hidden acoustic spaces and unexplored properties of existing music. The shivering, blurred textures Vincze creates juxtapose multiple copies of fragmented sonic gestures, emulating the parallax effect. This allows him to create a "shape-shifting" meta-reality with multiple layers of ambiguous meaning.  

After studying composition in Graz and Stuttgart, Vincze specialized in electronic music at Ircam and eventually earned his doctorate at Stanford University. His compositions have been performed by renowned international musicians such as Ensembles Modern, Recherche and Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien, Talea and Slagwerk den Haag, JACK and Del Sol Quartet, Secession and No Borders Orchestra. Slovenian and Zagreb Philharmonic, etc., at festivals such as Présences, Eclat, Impuls, MATA, Manifeste, Darmstadt, Zagreb Biennale and others. In 2014, he established an international festival of contemporary music - Novalis. His works are published by Maison ONA.  

Vincze won the Noperas! competition, which will allow him to stage his opera XinSheng in three German theaters in 2024. He won the Alain Louvier Prize, 2nd Prize at the Stuttgart Composition Competition, and 2nd Prize at the Pre-Art Composition Competition at the Impuls Festival, and has received numerous grants to support his studies and the creation of new works. In 2020/21, Vincze was awarded the "Boris Papandopulo Prize" as the best Croatian contemporary composer; he won the title for the best audiovisual work at the International Competition Città di Udine (Italy); he was one of the five winners of the competition "New Music, New Ways" in Hong Kong; and was one of the six winners of the competition "European Contemporary Composition Orchestra". Recently he completed two artist residencies, at the Institute of Electronic Music in Graz (2021) and at the SWR Experimental Studio Freiburg (2022). Currently, he works at Emory University as an Arts Fellow in Music.