We are delighted to announce that the Ensemble Modern will be taking part in Chamber Music Matters. The group give a public workshop on the 25th as part of the full conference schedule and include a world premiere in their Internationally programmed new music chamber ensemble concert on the 26th.
Founded in 1980 and situated in Frankfurt am Main since 1985, the Ensemble Modern (EM) is one of the world’s leading ensembles of Contemporary Music.
The Ensemble Modern is famous for its special working and organisational form, which is unlike any other in the world. All the members are responsible for jointly selecting and dealing with projects, co-productions and financial matters. Its unique and distinctive programme consists of music theatre, dance and video projects, chamber music, ensemble and orchestral concerts. Its program has spawned extraordinary and often long-term cooperative ventures with renowned artists, such as John Adams, Geroge Benjamin, Pter Eötvös, Heiner Goebbels, Hans Werner Henze, Mauricio Kagel, Helmut Lachenmann, György Kurtág, György Ligeti, Benedict Mason, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich or Frank Zappa.
The Ensemble Modern gives approximately 100 concerts each year. The ensemble strives to achieve the highest degree of authenticity by working closely with the composers themselves. The musicians rehearse an average of 70 new works every year, 20 of which are world premieres.