ELECTRA  www.electranewmusic.com

 

A female collective, uniting internationally renowned performers in an unusual line-up with a battery of resources:

violin, electric violin, voice, keyboards, recorders, percussion, effects & electronics

 photo by Anne Reinke


Hexnut  www.hexnut.nl

_MG_1087Hexnut is a contemporary band of five soloists created by Ned McGowan that mixes styles, sounds and playing techniques from contemporary classical, jazz, metal, improvisation, and cartoon music. While mostly composed, the pieces also exploit improvisation and theater.

One strong identifying mark of Hexnut is the creative use of their unique instrumentation, blending recorder, trumpet, contrabass flute, and piano with vocalist Michaela Riener.  Prepared instruments and electronics are common, and the surprising textures possible with them, combined with intense communication and timing between the players, brings their repertoire to life in suspenseful, fresh, and virtuosic ways.

Hexnut blurs the line between band and new music ensemble and is at home on both classical and club stages. Bandleader Ned McGowan has contributed many pieces, such as the prize winning Tools and other commissioned compositions, which form the basis of Hexnut’s sound: dramatic, virtuosic and theatrical. Further, arrangements have been made of classic works from various different styles, from avant-garde to metal, free jazz to rock, minimalism to experimentalism, and theater sport to object theater, all exploiting the talents of the individual players.


 

Calamus Consort

Im Jahr 2004 von Markus Springer und Ernst Schlader gegründet, widmet sich das Calamus Consort vor allem der Musik für Chalumeaux und Klarinetteninstrumente des 18. Jahrhunderts, besonders von Telemann, Fasch, Graupner und österreichischer Barockmusik. Die einzelnen Mitglieder musizieren sowohl als Solisten als auch in Ensembles und Orchestern in ganz Europa und lehren als Dozenten an der Universität Wien, der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik Trossingen und der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main. Als Calamus Consort versuchen sie in verschiedenen Besetzungen durch die Verwendung von heute in Vergessenheit geratenen Instrumenten dem Publikum des 21. Jahrhunderts einen neuen, lebendigen und spannenden Zugang zur Barockmusik zu bieten. 2009 gewann das Ensemble den H. I. F. Biber- Preis für die höchste Punktewertung beim gleichnamigen Wettbewerb, was Einladungen zu renommierten internationalen Festivals (u. a. Resonanzen-Festival Alter Musik, Bachfest Leipzig, Konzertsommer Brunnenthal, Itinéraire Baroque Brantôme) zur Folge hatte.


Encantar  www.encantar.be

20110509_Encantar_019The ensemble Encantar was founded in 2006 by four young female singers.

They set themselves a target to study the rich polyfonic repertoire of the 14th, 15th and 16th century in order to present it in a contemporary way to the public.

The ensemble investigates the possibility to perform with female voices this repertoire that was written originally for men’s voices. Encantar mainly focusses on religious repertoire of Flemish, Spanish and Italian composers, next to anonymous works and French and English compositions of the same period.

 


 

Ensemble BloedRood www.ensemblebloedrood.nl

Ensemble BloedRood

speelt ‘Albertine’

Arnold Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire

Het ensemble bestaat uit zes jonge gedreven musici die vastbesloten zijn zich in deze tijden van vervlakking en bezuinigingen niet uit het veld te laten slaan. Wij geloven in de kracht van dit meesterwerk en zijn ervan overtuigd dat het een groot en nieuw publiek verdient. Precies een eeuw na de première in Berlijn voeren wij het stuk opnieuw op, om zo te kijken of de recensent van de Münchener Zeitung gelijk had. Misschien heeft iets werkelijk nieuws inderdaad honderd jaar nodig om volledig op waarde geschat te kunnen worden.

 

Ratas del viejo Mundo

MUSICIANS FROM GERMANY, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA, SPAIN, NORWAY & LITHUANIA
GATHER AROUND
 PRE 1600 PROFANE POLYPHONY & SOUND
WITH VOICES, PSALTERION, VIOL, CITTERN, SPINET, LUTES, RENAISSANCE GUITAR & BALTIC ZITHER
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