The Dutch composer Bianca Bongers and Flemish composer Ellen Jacobs are the centre of a concert by a German-Icelandic quartet. This is the closest we’ll get to the pan-European idea at this year’s Transit. Two world premieres for the unusual combination of flute, clarinet, harp and percussion.
Bianca Bongers (premiere)
Ellen Jacobs (premiere)
Bart de Vrees
CO-PRODUCTION NOVEMBER MUSIC
Bianca Bongers (1987) is a Dutch composer and cellist. Starting from a visual way of thinking, her music is recognizable for its high refinement and strong sense of form, in search of shaping music as an almost touchable object. In November 2022 her debut album will be released.
Website Bianca Bongers
How intensely do we experience the sound around us? What is the borderline between the sounds that surround us every day and music? Belgian composer Ellen Jacobs (1996) tries to answer these questions by searching for the boundary between electronic and acoustic music and uses both to shape her sound world.
Bart de Vrees
Bart de Vrees is a Dutch percussionist, composer, improviser and performer. He works with acoustic instruments/voices as well as with new media such as electronics and video. His work is a continuous search for the integration or disintegration of music, sound, words, movement, theater, visual arts and new media.
Website Bart de Vrees
Andrius Arutiunian is an Armenian-Lithuanian artist and composer. He works with hybrid forms of sound and music, focusing on musical histories and aural cosmologies. His artistic practices range from installations and sound objects to time-based collaborations with musicians and performers.
Website Andrius Arutiunian
Ensemble Adapter is a German-Icelandic ensemble for contemporary music based in Berlin. Its core consists of a quartet: flute, clarinet, harp and percussion. Adapter plays world premieres and other works of the recent past. The ensemble is also interested in exploring interdisciplinarity and trans-mediality.
Ensemble Adapter stays in touch with the latest developments in the different scenes of contemporary creation - maintaining a progressive, authentic and powerful style.
Website Ensemble Adapter