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Happy New Ears

Workshop Concerts with the Ensemble Modern

John Cage once wished his audiences »Happy New Ears«, encouraging people to welcome the challenge, and unique experience, of hearing something new. This series of events by the Ensemble Modern at Oper Frankfurt began in 1993. Every season four composers present their works, talk about how they came into being, composition technique and how they are to be performed in these special workshop concerts. The 100 concert in this series takes place during nthe 2017/18 season!

The Ensemble Modern was formed in 1980 and is established worldwide as one of the leading ensembles specialising in new music. The unique way in which they are organised and work and their distinctive range of methods in performing chamber music, orchestral concerts and opera, distinguish this ensemble from all others. They work closely with composers and perform, on average, 70 new works a year, including c. 20 world premieres. The ensemble performs around 100 concerts a year at important festivals and concert halls from Oslo to Rome, in Japan and the USA.

September 5 2017 : Tristan Murail *1947 (main auditorium opera house)

Tristan Murail Mémoire/Erosion – for horn and 9 instruments (1976)  

Tristan Murail: Les Ruines circulaires – for clarinet and violin (2006)   

Tristan Murail: L'Esprit des dunes – for 11 instruments and electronics (1994)      

Saar Berger horn
Hugo Queirós clarinet    
Giorgos Panagiotidis violin     
Jean Deroyer conductor

Tristan Murail guest
Lukas Haselböck moderator