ensemble recherche © Christina Schlosser
18.01.2019 Fri
7.30 pm

Karten 15 € | ermäßigt 10 €


Ultraschall Berlin - Festival für neue Musik

ensemble recherche

Chaya Czernowin's "Ayre" is an acoustic microscopic view of the smallest musical movements, which in their sum unexpectedly create a new sense of space. In his late work "Plektó", Iannis Xenakis expands the stylistic devices of many of his works, including rhythmic complexity and massive sound eruptions with contrapuntally, densely interwoven lines. Johanna Maria Staud uses a verse from a poem by American poet Elisabeth Bishop for an exploration of post-Lachenmann Modernism. With "Pomen I" for viola solo, Paul Beckett introduces himself as a new member of the ensemble recherche with a solo piece for his instrument. Finally, Christian Mason's new work "Zwischen den Sternen" (between the stars) will be premiered. In his own words the composer defines composing as "searching in sound for fleeting solidifications of intangible experiences". On the radio: Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Konzert, 18.01.2019, 20.03 Uhr, live kulturradio vom rbb, Musik der Gegenwart, 20.02.2019, 21.04 Uhr


  • mit: ensemble recherche
  • Violine: Melise Mellinger
  • Viola: Paul Beckett
  • Violoncello: Åsa Åkerberg
  • Flöte: Martin Fahlenbock
  • Oboe: Eduardo Olloqui
  • Klarinette: Shizuyo Oka
  • Schlagzeug: Christian Dierstein
  • Klavier: Klaus Steffes-Holländer


Chaya Czernowin (*1957) Ayre: Towed through plumes, thicket, aspahlt, sawdust and hazardous air I shall not forget the sound of (2015) for chamber ensemble Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) Plektó (1993) for six instruments Johannes Maria Staud (*1974) Wheat, not oats, dear. I’m afraid (2015) for seven instruments Milica Djordjevic (*1984) Pomen II (2018) for viola solo Christian Mason (1984) Zwischen den Sternen (2018) - Uraufführung Commissioned work by ensemble recherche for ensemble


An event by Deutschlandfunk Kultur and kulturradio vom rbb. The commissiond work by ensemble recherche, "Zwischen den Sternen", is funded by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.

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