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Lunchpauzeconcert – IEMA (International Ensemble Modern Academy)

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In this free lunch concert the IEMA Ensemble 18/19 – the famous German Ensemble Modern’s training academy – will play four world premieres by young composers: Elnaz Seyedi from Iran, Michael Taplin from the UK, Leonardo Marino from Italy and Bianca Bongers from the Netherlands. Brand-new, exciting sound explorations by the composers of tomorrow, developed in close collaboration with up-and-coming, talented young musicians.

Since 2003 IEMA has been Ensemble Modern’s international academy. Among other programms IEMA runs in cooperation with the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts a master degree programme,  where young composers, musicians and sound artists are guided and trained. IEMA comprises its own ensemble with varying line-ups, a range of educational courses, and projects in which the young musicians collaborate closely with prominent composers and conductors.

This lunch concert came into being thanks to a unique joint venture initiated by the Ulysses Network, a cooperation between thirteen different musical institutions spread throughout Europe. Together they compile a programme of works by up-and-coming composers. Bianca Bongers composed the Dutch entry, under Gaudeamus’ auspices.

Read an interview with Bianca Bongers about her new piece


Leonardo Marino - Sul far della notte - cinque quadri per oboe e ensemble (world premiere)
Michael Taplin - Caught in the Breeze (world premiere)
Bianca Bongers - to the ..light.. and the HEAVY!! (world premiere)
Elnaz Seyedi - frames II (world premiere)

Download the programme note 


IEMA-Ensemble 2018/19
Lucas Vis, Musashi Baba - conductor

Photo © Barbara Fahle


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