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Current interpretations of contemporary music by the International Ensemble Modern Academy
Fri, 18.03.2016, 8 pm CET – Sat, 19.03.2016, 11.55 pm CET
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.
Visitors can expect the world premiere of a piece by Hakan Ulus and the performance of existing pieces from the recent history of contemporary music, with composers such as Michel van der Aa and Wolfgang Mitterer. Another highlight of the program is the fresh interpretation of compositions by Iannis Xenakis, Hans Zender and Luigi Dallapiccola.


Fri, March 18, 2016
Steingrimur Rohloff The Sinus Experience 2 (2011)
Carola Bauckholt Treibstoff (1995)
Wolfgang Mitterer mobile beats – for ensemble und electronics (2011)
Hakan Ulus Ka (2016)

Vassos Nicolaou Red shift (2007)
Sat, March 19, 2016
Luigi Dallapiccola Piccola musica notturna (1961)
Hans Zender Quartett (1964/65)
Michel van der Aa Mask – for ensemble and soundtrack (2006)
Claude Vivier Samarkand (1981)
Georges Aperghis Faux Mouvement (1995)

Iannis Xenakis Phlegra (1975)

Die MusikerInnen 

Paul Beckett viola
Pierre Paul Dekker double bass
Hugo Miguel Dores de Queirós clarinet
Neus Estarellas Calderón piano
Clément Formatché trumpet
Jessica Ling violin
Spela Mastnak drums
Hidetaka Nakagawa bassoon
Yui Niioka oboe
Michele Marco Rossi cello
Berk Schneider trombone
Jonathan Weiss flute
Pablo Druker conductor
Lennart Scheuren sound direction
Hakan Ulus composition

Frankfurt Ensemble Modern

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 | Music and Acoustics Institute (IMA) for the 21st 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.
Project team
Hans Gass (lighting, event technology), Yannick Hofmann (documentation), Anton Kossjanenko (sound engineer), David Luchow (sound control), Luise Wiesenmüller (production management, documentation)
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe