Martina Vídenová (*1985) is a film music composer and a musicologist living and working in Prague. She studied musicology at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. Her compositions are rooted in contemporary classical music – especially minimalism which often combines with electronic and ambient music. As a composer, she participates in multimedia projects cooperating with filmmakers, visual and conceptual artists. A unifying feature of her compositions is an intuitive inspiration stemming from the color of sound of the individual selected musical instruments and sound samples. Within the area of classical music, she focuses on chamber instrumental arrangement (piano, string quartet). Based on purpose, she also experiments with the human voice, more pronounced sound effects, original sound combinations and foley elements. She has cooperated on long-term basis with Vladimír Turner, a documentarist and activist, and with the cameraman Yvon Teysslerová. Lately, she has concentrated mainly on film projects focused on environmental issues - climate changes, coal mining, the extinction crisis, etc. She has been also working on the audiovisual project "Home Is the Place Where Fire Burns" about forest fires in her beloved Portugal. She seeks to raise awareness about these devastating fires through her artistic expression also abroad to bring to the European sphere some consciousness and discussion about this topic. She has been working on the composition "Requiem for Portuguese Forests". After the great human loss in 2017, the most tragic ever, this piece will be also dedicated to all the victims and their families.

 

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Michael Nyman says: "lovely piano music"

 

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