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Give us a poem
ICCS young_professionals

Give us a poem! This appeal which students addressed to Muhammad Ali in 1975 is here taken up by five young composers from five different countries. Together with Ensemble Modern, composer Lucia Ronchetti and conductor Stefan Asbury as well as two young conductors, they have conceived and developed their new works in joint working sessions and will present them on this evening. Afterwards things turn culinary: freitagsküche has developed an experimental setting inviting visitors to get together for a ›Do-it-Yourself-Agit-Pop-up-Restaurant‹, celebrating a joint ›MeWeMeal‹ for the festival’s finale.

Give us a poem is part of cresc… Biennial for Current Music Frankfurt Rhine Main 2022- Under the title ›MeWe‹, the festival cresc… 2022 explores the relationship between the individual and the collective over the course of two weekends, exploring a multitude of varieties of current music. Contemporary music meets Sci-Fi Funk and Afro-Beat; Iceland’s music scene meets a West African-German band. The audience is invited to experience the monumental ›Earth Dances‹ by Sir Harrison Birtwistle both in concert and as a walk-in sound sculpture, assemble an edible composition via an unusual parcours, and be an active performer. Five world premieres by selected composers offer their own take on the appeal to »Give us a poem!« before concertgoers get to open a ›Do it-Yourself-Agit-Pop-up-Restaurant‹ together.

Duration: 100 min / intermission

Katherine Balch: waste knot (2021/22), UA
Omer Barash: Te’ena (2021/22), UA
Phillip Krebs: Paramount (2021/22), UA
Piotr Peszat: Gewalt der Musik (2021/22), UA
Kitty Xiao: In flesh II (2021/22), UA
freitagsküche: MeWeMeal – a Do-it-Yourself-Agit-Pop-up-Restaurant

Ensemble Modern
Nina Guo soprano
Sara Caneva conductor
Angus Lee conductor
Felix Dreher sound control
Lucia Ronchetti coach composition
Stefan Asbury coach conduct
Lea Felizitas Helm, Lea Luka Sikau media dramaturgy

World premieres as part of young_professionals of the ICCS (International Composer & Conductor Seminars) by Ensemble Modern and the International Ensemble Modern Academy to promote young composers and conductors.
The ICCS are made possible by the Aventis Foundation.

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The show has been cancelled and will take place in 2023. Tickets will be reimbursed and ticket holders will be informed.