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Ensemble Modern at the “Warsaw Autumn” Festival

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Deutscher Musikrat, Bonn

Gemeinnützige Projekt GmbH
Förderungsprojekte Zeitgenössische Musik – Contemporary Music Support Projects
The contemporary music support projects are dedicated to promoting German contemporary music at home and abroad. In the process, it is imperative to stay tuned to the artistic present, to react flexibly to innovative ideas and ventures, and to support and present those artists that devote themselves to the creative progress of musical culture. These objectives are being pursued on the basis of various project designs.
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Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt on the Main

The Ensemble Modern (EM) was founded in 1980 and ranks among the world’s leading ensembles for New Music. Since 1985 it is based in Frankfurt on the Main. Currently the EM draws together 20 soloists from Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Japan, Poland, and Switzerland. The ensemble is distinguished by its unique methods of work and organisation as well as by an unmistakeable programme spectrum, which comprises music theatre, dance and video projects, chamber music, ensemble and orchestra concerts. In close collaboration with composers, the musicians annually rehearse, on average, 70 new works, among them about 20 premieres. Every year the EM gives approximately 100 concerts at renowned festivals and venues from Oslo to Rome, from Japan to the USA.
In 2003, the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) declared the EM a “beacon” of contemporary culture in Germany. Over a period of five years beginning in 2004, the EM will receive federal funding for two of its important projects: the Ensemble Modern Orchestra and the International Ensemble Modern Academy.
The EM is sponsored by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Deutsche Ensemble Akademie e.V., the city of Frankfurt, the state of Hesse, the GEMA Foundation, and the GVL. hr2 is media partner of the EM.
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Warsaw Autumn - International Festival of Contemporary Music

“Warsaw Autumn” is the only Polish festival of international status and renown that is dedicated to contemporary serious music. It is where the most recent works from Poland and abroad are performed in the context of notable compositions from the second half of the twentieth century. Through commissioned productions, premieres, and debuts of composers and musicians it creates artistic and cultural artefacts. The festival presents a variety of phenomena and tendencies: from the sonic radicalism in the tradition of Webern, through currents that invoke cultural traditions and ancient music, to audio art, live electronics, and sound installations. The festival’s quality and its history of almost 50 years show that it plays an essential role in shaping Poland’s cultural landscape. It is heavily frequented by the young Warsaw audience and foreign tourists. For the 49th Warsaw Autumn, which will take place from 22 to 30 September 2006, more than 20 concerts as well as numerous workshops and accompanying events are being planned.
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Teatr Narodowy, Warsaw
22 September 2005, 7:30 p.m
23 September 2005, 4:30 p.m
Participating Institutions
Warsaw Autumn
Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt/ Main
Deutscher Musikrat
Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten