Quantum Leaps X
Fri, March 12, 2010 – Sun, March 14, 2010, Festival
ZKM’s Institute for Music and Acoustics presents the results of the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA), a unique, international program to promote Germany’s next generation. Young composers, musicians, a director, and a sound director work out modern programs of contemporary music under the direction of the Frankfurter Ensemble, and present them in a concert. This scholarship program, which is made possible by funding from the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-
Westphalia, has additionally, since 2006, been implemented as a master’s program at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main.

The tenth edition of Quantensprünge spans the classical modern to the current day, and is shaped by three key areas: France, USA, and the central chamber music works of Europe’s modern era. Supplementing these are new works by the two IEMA composition scholarship holders: Vito Zuraj, born in Slovenia in 1979 (already a scholarship holder at ZKM in 2008) and Ying Wang from China, who studied under Rebecca Saunders and Michael Beil, and whose new composition will be developed in the ZKM studio. Other examples from the program are a composition by the US composer Ben Johnston for trumpet and a piano with just intonation tuning (realized here with a keyboard), Béla Bartók’s unusual work “Kontraste” (1938) for clarinet, violin, and piano, as well as Karlheinz Stockhausen’s early electroacoustic composition “KONTAKTE” for electronic sounds, piano, and percussion (1958–1960). And this time around, too, the Ensemble presents a broad spectrum of instruments, live electronics, and unusual tone combinations.


Fri,  March 12, 2010

with works by Regis Campo, Tristan Murail,
Vito Zuraj, and others.

Sat, March 13, 2010

with works by George Crumb, Ben Johnston,
Steve Reich, Ying Wang, and others.

Sun, March 14, 2010

with works by Béla Bartók, György Ligeti,
Karlheinz Stockhausen, and others.
Organization / Institution
Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie (IEMA)