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19.00 Uhr

Give Us A Poem
Ensemble Modern / young_professionals International Composer & Conductor Seminars
cresc... Biennale für aktuelle Musik Frankfurt Rhein Main

»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. Here, poems and literary texts become the basis of new analogue and electronic compositions. Dictaphones become performers; electronics, samples and ensemble sounds are assembled in montage; pre-composed field recordings are taken apart and reassembled. In addition to the music, collage-like short films offer the audience multi-faceted insights into the artistic research processes of the compositions.

Kitty Xiao: In flesh II for soprano, large ensemble and electronics (2021/22) (World premiere)
Omer Barash: Te'ena for amplified ensemble (2021/22) (World premiere)
Piotr Peszat: Gewalt der Musik for chamber ensemble, audio playback & live-electronics (2021/22) (World premiere)
Katherine Balch: waste knot for soprano, ensemble and tape cassettes (2021/22) (Wold premiere)
Philipp Krebs: Paramount for ensemble and electronics (2021/22) (World premiere)

Ensemble Modern
Nina Guo: Sopran
Sara Caneva: Dirigentin
Angus Lee: Dirigent
Lucia Ronchetti: Coach Komposition
Stefan Asbury: Coach Dirigat
Lea Felizitas Helm: Mediendramaturgin
Lea Luka Sikau: Mediendramaturgin
Felix Dreher: Klangregie

cresc... is supported by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain. World premiere as part of young_professionals der ICCS (International Composer & Conductor Seminars) from Ensemble Modern and Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie zur Förderung junger Komponist:innen und Dirigent:innen. The ICCS is supported by Aventis Foundation.