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ensemble für neue musik zürich

ensemble für neue musik zürich
ensemble für neue musik zürich
Elisabeth Märkli
Wettingerwies 2
CH-8001 Zürich
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)1 383 81 81
Mobile: +41 (0)79 207 55 92
Fax: +41 (0)1 383 82 14
Internet: www.ensemble.ch


Founded in 1985 as a sextet (fl, cl, perc, pf, vn, vc), the ensemble für neue musik is solely dedicated to the contemporary music repertoire. The musicians are responsible for the planning and design of the whole programme. Where necessary, a singer or instrumentalist may be added to the basic ensemble formation. Years of uncompromising and self-determined methods of operating coupled with an unconventional programme design has led to the ensemble's ultimate success. The ensemble members, who also carry all financial marketing risks, make every project and every artistic decision together.
The ensemble für neue musik is particularly interested in promoting young, unestablished musicians from home and abroad.
In addition to the over 300 world premiere performances of works by composers from more than 30 countries, most of which were commissioned by or dedicated to the ensemble, the programme also contains composer portraits of George Crumb, Liza Lim, Noriko Hisada, Hanspeter Kyburz, Franz Furrer-Münch, Dieter Ammann, Johannes Harneit, Jochen Neurath, Elliott Carter, Ysang Yun, Hans Joachim Hespos, Bruno Stöckli, Lukas Langlotz et al., as well as further thematic concepts (Memento mori by Christoph Coburger and Sebastian Gottschick). In a more artistic context, the ensemble has performed at the Kunsthalle Zürich and among others in collaboration with Peter Regli (www.realityhacking.com), as well as in the field of jazz together with Lucas Niggli, Nik Bärtsch, Chris Wiesendanger and many more. Numerous CD productions and countless radio recordings for DRSII, Radio Kiev, Radio Odessa, Hong Kong RTHK, BR, WDR etc. are testament to the ensembles zeal. The following composer portraits are available on CD from Hat Hut Records in the series hat(now)ART: Liza Lim(148), Dieter Ammann (158), Noriko Hisada (163), George Crumb (166), Berio/Denissow (168) Hans-Peter Frehner (169), Women Composers (182) Charles Ives: a Songbook (183) (www.hathut.com)
The ensemble has met with international acclaim in recent years with its "theatrical department" dieSZENEzürich, which has realised projects by P.M.Davies ("Mad Queen, mad King") and Daniel Mouthon ("Finnabout", "l'empire des choses", "Ghostdriver" and "Air à l'en verre"). It has created a modern, contemporary musical theatre through highly successful collaborations with the likes of Joachim Schlömer ("Höllenbild"), Herbert Wernicke ("lustige Witwe"), Albrecht Hirche ("Aufstand der Schwingbesen"), Anna Viebrock (Geschwister Tanner) and many others.
The ensemble performs successfully in Europe, Central Asia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia. It is also invited to participate at the world's most important festivals.

Members:
Urs Bumbacher (violin)
Hans-Peter Frehner (flute)
Lorenz Haas (percussion)
Victor Müller (piano)
Nicola Romano (violoncello)
Manfred Spitaler (clarinet)


Repertory
Dieter Ammann: Notorisch motorisch for singing voice, vibraphone, violin, violoncello, percussion and piano
Dieter Ammann: The Freedom of Speech for flute (also bfl), clarinet (also bcl), violin, violoncello, percussion and piano
Dieter Ammann: Violation for violoncello and ensemble (fl(pic).cl(bcl)/vn.vc/perc/pf)
Hans-Peter Frehner: Engelchen for two improvising voices, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, violoncello and video
Daniel Fueter: Der Aufstand der Schwingbesen
Franz Furrer-Münch: hier auf dieser Strasse, von der sie sagen, dass sie schön ist for soprano, flute (bass flute), violoncello and four drums (with one player)
Franz Furrer-Münch: Spiegel in Wachs. for flute (bfl), bass clarinet and small percussion instruments (2 players)
Franz Furrer-Münch: Skizzenbuch für Kammerensemble for flute (bfl), clarinet (bcl), violin, violoncello, piano and percussion
Franz Furrer-Münch: legenden / melismen for violoncello, marimbaphone and percussion (2 players)
Franz Furrer-Münch: von weit, schreiben ins meer for chamber ensemble, voice and 4 percussionists
Edu Haubensak: Vertikale Horizonte for flute (bfl), clarinet (cl-a), violin and violoncello
Daniel Hess: Canzoni für Flöte, Klarinette, Klavier, Schlagzeug, Violine und Violonce
Daniel Hess: Stille der Nacht für Flöte, Klarinette, Klavier, Schlagzeug, Violine und Violonce
Daniel Hess: Gesänge der Sappho für Flöte, Klarinette, Klavier, Schlagzeug, Violine und Violonce
Max E. Keller: Swissfiction for four actors(esses), four musicians (fl.ob.cl.vn) and a four-channel electronic tape
Lukas Langlotz: Fixierungen for sextet (fl(pic).cl(bcl)./pf/vn(va).vc/timp(D, G, C pedaldrums)
Lukas Langlotz: Windspiel for soprano, ensemble (afl(pic).cl(bcl)/vn/vc/pf(three pedalled concert grand); keyboard, percussion and four CD players
Lukas Langlotz: Ohne Titel I for alto flute (pic/fl), clarinet (bcl) and violin
Lukas Langlotz: Ohne Titel II. Hommage for fl(pic, bfl).cl(bcl)/perc(mar, vib, 3 cymbals, tam)/pf(3-pedal concert piano)/vn.vc
Franz Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe
György Ligeti: Aventures - nouvelles Aventures
Peter Maxwell Davies: Eight Songs for a Mad King
Daniel Mouthon: L'empire des choses pour ensemble
Daniel Mouthon: Finnabout pour ensemble
Daniel Mouthon: Nekoim: Nature obscure pour ensemble
Daniel Mouthon: Ghostdriver pour ensemble
Daniel Mouthon: Interview mit köstlichen" für Kammersprechchor und Ensemble
Thomas David Müller: Gehen, Fragment for violin, violoncello and clarinet
Thomas David Müller: Quintett (J'en ai perdu le souvenir) for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
Detlev Müller-Siemens: Die Aussicht 8 voices (SSAATTBB) and 13 instruments
Mathias Steinauer: Rumori cardiaci, op. 13 for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
Mathias Steinauer: Omaggio ad Italo Calvino, op. 10 for clarinet (horn), violin (violoncello) and partly prepared piano
Bruno Stöckli: Getönt for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, piano and percussion
Bruno Stöckli: Rest for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
Nadir Vassena: Triptych - Crucifixion for solo violin, flute, clarinet, violoncello and piano
Nadir Vassena: luoghi d'infinito andare for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, percussion and piano
Diskographie
Charles Ives: A Songbook (Hat Art Nr. 183, 2012)
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ensemble für neue musik zürich
Mit weiteren Werken von: Charles Ives
Women Composers I (HAT HUT Records Nr. hat(now)ART 182, 2011)
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ensemble für neue musik zürich
Werke:
Rosenberger, Katharina: scatter 2.0 (2009-2010)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Ada Gentile, Carmen Maria Cârneci, Liza Lim, Noriko Hisada
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Luciano Berio &Edison Denissow: Works for Voice and Chamber Ensemble (Hat Art Nr. 168, 2009)
Interpreten:
Henneberger, Jürg
ensemble für neue musik zürich
Mit weiteren Werken von: Luciano Berio, Edison Denissow
Isaac Babel: The Sin of Jesus - Engelchen (hat[now]ART Nr. 169, 2007)
Interpreten:
Frehner, Hans-Peter
ensemble für neue musik zürich
Werke:
Frehner, Hans-Peter: Engelchen (1995-2004)
George Crumb: Vox Balenae (Hat Art Nr. 166, 2006)
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ensemble für neue musik zürich
Mit weiteren Werken von: George Crumb
Noriko Hisada: Prognostication (Hat Art Nr. 163, 2006)
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ensemble für neue musik zürich
Mit weiteren Werken von: Noriko Hisada
Dieter Ammann: The Freedom of Speach (Hat Art Nr. 158, 2005)
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ensemble für neue musik zürich
Werke:
Ammann, Dieter: The Freedom of Speech (1995-1996)
Ammann, Dieter: Gehörte Form - Hommages (1998)
Ammann, Dieter: Violation (1999)
Mit weiteren Werken von: Dieter Ammann
Lucas Niggli: Zoom Ensemble: Sweat (Intact Records Nr. CD 093, 2004)
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ensemble für neue musik zürich
Mit weiteren Werken von: Lucas Niggli
Liza Lim: The Heart's Ear (Hat Art Nr. 148, 2002)
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ensemble für neue musik zürich
Mit weiteren Werken von: Liza Lim
Max E. Keller Kammermusik (col legno Nr. AU 031 801, 1990)
Interpreten:
Mathez, Béatrice
Blum, Dominik
ensemble für neue musik zürich
Werke:
Keller, Max E.: Dornenbahn (1983)
Keller, Max E.: Zustand I - VII (1984)
Keller, Max E.: Konfigurationen II (1989)
Keller, Max E.: Friedenslied eines Oboisten (1983)
Keller, Max E.: Achuapa / Nicaragua (1986)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Möller, Torsten: Zwischen Idealismus und Selbstausbeutung, in: Dissonanz (März 10) 109 (2010), S. 12-15