Four years ago they brought Transit to a fabulous close, and now the Berlin ensemble Mosaik is returning to play a fantastical opening concert. Ensemble Mosaik will start a dialogue with turntable artists (Moguillansky), mixing the instruments with samples and a variety of distortions into an inventive game of ‘who’s playing what sound now?’ with the audience (Scheuer). As a bonus, they’ll play the stunning Fleisch by Transit regular Enno Poppe. To add even more pizzazz to the Berlin-Leuven exchange, they’ll crown this programme with a world premiere by Jasper Vanpaemel.
Jasper Vanpaemel (premiere) / Eduardo Moguillansky: Jardin d'acclimatation: Bemessungen #1 / Enno Poppe: Fleisch / Benjamin Scheuer: Jammerorgel
Maarten Beirens, 19:45
Enno Poppe was born on December 30, 1969, in Hemer, Germany. He studied conducting and composition at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin with Friedrich Goldmann and Gösta Neuwirth, among others. Additionally, he studied sound synthesis and algorithmic composition at the Technische Universität Berlin and at the ZKM Karlsruhe. As a conductor, Enno Poppe regularly performs with Klangforum Wien, Ensemble musikFabrik and Ensemble Resonanz. Since 1998 he also is the chief conductor of ensemble mosaik. Enno Poppe taught composition at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, at Darmstädter Ferienkursen für Neue Musik and at Impuls Akademie (Graz).
Already at an early age Jasper Vanpaemel (b. 1986) was influenced by a wide variety of musical genres. From 2004 to 2013 he studied piano & composition with Jan Michiels, Peter Swinnen & Franklin Gyselinck at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. In 2009 Jasper studied electronic music (sonology) at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Richard Barrett and Kees Tazelaar.
Jasper’s compositions include original works and arrangements, both solo and ensemble pieces, varying between traditional instrumentations and interdiscliplinary multimedia set-ups. As a performing musician Jasper is active in various fields. With Jasper Braet he explores new ways of dynamic and aesthetic expression and performance.
Eduardo Moguillansky, born in Buenos
Aires in 1977, is a composer living in Germany. He has been commissioned by
festivals like the Donaueschingen Musiktage, Wien Modern, Wittener Musiktage
and Musica Viva. He is currently a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in
Benjamin Scheuer lives and works in
Hamburg as a freelance composer. His music is all about sensuality and humour.
All his pieces contain theatrical elements and often evoke an atmosphere of
darkly coloured playfulness. Even though he frequently works with samples,
Scheuer doesn’t consider himself to be a composer of electronic music but
rather he focuses on a world of live-electronics and the human performance. As
a founding member of Musicians without Borders, he regularly travels to Ecuador
volunteering as a music teacher.
Since its foundation in 1997, the diverse and
experimental Ensemble Mosaik has developed into a renowned ensemble for
contemporary music. All members aren’t just charachterized by their
instrumental skills, but also by their creative individuality and their
willingness to experiment. The concerts of the Ensemble Mosaik are strongly
influenced by cooperation with young artists and digital media, as well as new
ways of approaching performance practice.