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The IEMA-Ensemble infront of a harbor scenery with containers and a crane


Current interpretations of contemporary music by the International Ensemble Modern Academy

Sat, 04.03.2017 – Sun, 05.03.2017, ZKM_Cube


As part of the festival, the scholarship students of the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) will be presenting their latest pieces, world premieres by young, up-and-coming composers and style-defining compositions of contemporary music. On the opening day visitors can expect the world premiere of pieces by Yukiko Watanabe und Maurilio Cacciatore and the performance of existing pieces from the history of contemporary music, with composers such as Luciano Berio, David Fennessy und Georg Friedrich Haas. On the second concert evening compositions by Luke Bedford, Luciano Berio, Minas Borboudakis, Brett Dean and Martin Matalon will be interpreted.


Sat, March 4, 8 pm
David Fennessy gut, hair, skin, air (2007)
Luciano Berio Naturale – Über sizilianische Melodien
for Viola, Percussion and tape (sicilian folk singer) (1985)
Yukiko Watanabe Unter dem Boden (2017) (première)
Maurilio Cacciatore So loud (2014/17) (première)
Georg Friedrich Haas tria ex uno – Sextet after Josquin Desprez (2001)
So, 05.03.2017, 20:00 Uhr
Luke Bedford Chiaroscuro (2002/05)
Luciano Berio Différences for 5 Instruments und tape (1959)
Brett Dean Sextet – Old Kings in Exile (2010)
Martin Matalon Formas de arena (2001)
Minas Borboudakis Photonic constructions I – for Ensemble (2006)


International Ensemble Modern Academy

With the young IEMA, the Frankfurter Ensemble Modern, one of the world’s best ensembles for contemporary music, offers the chance for musicians and composers to gain important experience for their future careers under the instruction of professionals. The IEMA will be a guest at the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustic (IMA) for the 22nd time. With this long-term cooperation, the ZKM | IMA meets its responsibility for the promotion and presentation of the next generation of musical talent and offers space to develop the music of tomorrow.


Kim Hyun-Jung (Klarinette), Mathias Lachenmayr (Schlagzeug), Takuya Otaki (Klavier), Hannah Walter (Violine), Benoit Morel (Viola), Bernhard Rath (Cello), Alexander Kolb (Klangregie), Yalda Zamani (Dirigentin), Yukiko Watanabe (Komponistin)

Delphine Roche (Flöte), Jonathan Weiss (Flöte), Moritz Thiele (Basssaxophon), Enea Cavallo (Harfe)

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