Organised with the intention to offer an insider’s view of a rapid transformation process, this panel aims to provide participants with future projections based on the evolution of new music in the past century. Moderated by Matthias Osterwold, the Artistic Director of the New and Newest Music Festival, the online event which hosts Sandeep Bhagwati, Turgut Erçetin, Brigitta Muntendorf and Enno Poppe will explore the complex structure and evolution of new music from the perspective of composers, performers and theoreticians. The panel will also invite a discussion on current practices, potential collaborations across disciplines and possible repercussions of new technological trends.
The event will be in English.
Zoom ID: 929 3662 2080
Approximate duration: 75 minutes
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The events will be recorded.
Event durations may vary according to participants’ contributions.
Sandeep Bhagwati is an award-winning composer, poet, academic researcher, theatre director and media artist. His compositions and comprovisations (including 6 operas) are regularly performed worldwide. Many of his works are evening-length multi-arts projects in which he writes, directs, and conducts. He has founded, curated and directed new music festivals in Munich, Berlin and Karlsruhe, as well as long-term inter-traditional projects with Asian musicians and prominent European ensembles including Ensemble Modern, Nieuw Ensemble, and Klangforum Wien. He is a prolific writer on music and artistic research, mostly for German radio and magazines, but also for academic journals and books.
A Canada Research Chair for Inter-X Art at Concordia University between 2006 and 2016, he was professor at Karlsruhe Music University, Composer-in-Residence/Fellow/Guest Professor at IRCAM, ZKM, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, IEM Graz, CalArts Los Angeles, Heidelberg University, University of Arts Berlin and Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow. At Concordia, he currently directs matralab, a research/creation centre for performing arts. His current work centres on comprovisation, trans-traditional aesthetics, gestural & sonic theatre and situative, non-visual scores and the role of music in decolonialism and climate change issues. From 2008 to 2011, he was the director of Hexagram Concordia. Since 2013, he has been the artistic and musical director of Ensemble Extrakte Berlin and, in 2015, he founded the first Indian ensemble for experimental Indian music “Sangeet Prayog” in Pune.
Turgut Erçetin studied composition and completed his doctorate studies at Stanford University in 2014. Following his graduation, he worked as a researcher for one year at Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). His music has been performed with notable performances given at ECLAT, Ultraschall, MärzMusik, Gaudeamus, and many other festivals. Pioneering orchestras and ensembles such as the SWR Sinfonieorchester, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Arditti Quartet, ELISION Ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Ensemble Mosaik have championed his music. As a researcher focusing on psychoacoustics and architectural acoustics, he has partaken in projects that involve acoustic modelling and developing computational models, which yield to the reconstruction of the inner acoustics of physical spaces within virtualised space in real-time. In 2016, Erçetin was awarded with the Berliner Künstlerprogramm of DAAD and has been based in Berlin since then.
The German-Austrian composer Brigitta Muntendorf creates music that exists at the intersection of various art forms and modes of expression, a web of multi-layered references and connections.
She has received grants from Cité Internationale des Arts Paris and Villa Kamogawa Kyoto. She was awarded with the Ernst von Siemens Composers Prize in 2014 and the German Music Authors’ Prize by GEMA in 2017. Her works have been played by numerous ensembles including Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, Mocrep Chicago, Musikfabrik, and Les Siècles at international festivals such as Festival d’Automne Paris, Ruhrtriennale, Theater der Welt, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Warsaw Autumn, Münchener Biennale, Musica Strasbourg, ULTIMA Oslo, ONASSIS Athen, Metro Club Kyoto, Art Share L.A. and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Since 2017, Brigitta Muntendorf has been Professor of Composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Her next major production is ARCHIPEL with Stephanie Thiersch and Sou Fujimoto (Ruhrtriennale / Theater der Welt 2021).
An advocate for the experimental arts and music scene of Berlin, Matthias Osterwold has been the artistic director and music curator in numerous international biennials and festivals of new music and sound art, among them Ruhrtriennale, Klangspuren Schwaz – Tyrolean Festival of New Music, MaerzMusik / Berliner Festspiele and Sonambiente – festival for eyes and ears Berlin. He is the co-founder of "Freunde Guter Musik Berlin", founded in 1983 for the promotion of experimental music and music performance. In 2013, Osterwold was awarded with Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Having worked in collaboration with musicians including Friedrich Goldmann and Gösta Neuwirth, Enno Poppe studied sound synthesis and algorithmic composition in Technische Universität Berlin and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Technology Karlsruhe. In addition to Ensemble Mosaik, formed by his pioneering efforts in 1997, Enno Poppe regularly performs with Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Musikfabrik and Ensemble Resonanz as a conductor. Having taught composition at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, Darmstädter Ferienkursen für Neue Musik and the Impuls Akademie in Graz, Enno Poppe received commissions from Salzburger Festspiele, Ensemble intercontemporain, Berliner Festspiele, Musée du Louvre, and festivals such as Donaueschinger Musiktage, Musikbiennale, musica viva, Ultraschall, MaerzMusik, ECLAT and Wittener Tagen für Neue Kammermusik.
Enno Poppe’s music has been performed by, among others, quartets such as Arditti Quartet and Kairos Quartet, and orchestras including SWR Sinfonieorchester, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt and Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. Among the ensembles that regularly perform his music are Ensemble intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Resonanz, Klangforum Wien, ensemble mosaik, Ensemble Contrechamps, Musikfabrik, Ensemble 2e2m, SWR Vokalensemble, and Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart.
Enno Poppe is a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin (since 2008), the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste (since 2009) and the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste (since 2010).