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Happy New Ears

This series of concerts put on by the Ensemble Modern, Oper Frankfurt and the Frankfurt University for Music and the Performing Arts continues this season!

Monday April 20 2020, Oper Frankfurt - in the Bockenheimer Depot

Young Poles
You can hear these four young Polish conductors, whose works are being performed in Germany for the first time, during this workshop.  Evening put together and introduced by Simon Steen-Andersen

Paweł Malinowski
Robotron for ensemble and sampler (2018)

Marta Śniady
Probably the most beautiful music in the world for ensemble, video and audio playback (2018)

Monika Szpyrka
Collect.consume.repeat for 4 performers and audio playback (2018)

Rafał Ryterski
Genderfuck for percussion and video (2018)
 

John Cage's special greeting to see in the new year lends its name to this wonderful series of workshop concerts, of which there have been well over 100, which was brought to life by the Ensemble Modern and Oper Frankfurt in 1993. The series continues this season, with our new partner the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Frankfurt - who became involved in 2019/20, with four more »Happy New Ears« events. These begin with a homage to the Canadian composer Claude Vivier, who was murdered, aged 34,  in 1983, building a bridge Frankfurt's Book Trade Fair's 2021 country of honour.  Two of the remaining three concerts are dedicated to the Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen, with whom the Ensemble Modern are in close and regular contact, and the South Korean composer Unsuk Chin.