Sunday, June 3, 2012

June in Buffalo 2012 welcomes Ensemble Interface!

Today we take a look at Ensemble Interface, one of our resident ensembles here at June in Buffalo 2012. On Wednesday, June 6, in Slee Hall, at 7:30 p.m., Ensemble Interface will perform works by Louis Andriessen, Morton Feldman, Beat Furrer, and Fred Lerdahl, and on Thursday, June 7, they will perform works by June in Buffalo participants Chandler, Huffman, Kang, Kelly, Schaul, and Yildrim, in Slee Hall, at 4:00 p.m.

Ensemble Interface

Ensemble Interface is having a very busy year which includes appearances at the Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik Bern, the Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik Basel, our own June in Buffalo 2012 , and afterward will continue on with, among many others, some featured performances at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt.

Ensemble Interface describe themselves as an international collective of young musicians devoted to the virtuosic performance and innovative dissemination of contemporary classical music. Founded in 2009, they have been quickly recognized as one of the leading young ensembles in Europe dedicated to interfacing contemporary music and culture in Germany and abroad through performance, educational activities, and research. The musicians of Ensemble Interface have worked with some of the world’s foremost composers and conductors including Georges Aperghis, Stefan Asbury, Pierluigi Billone, Pierre Boulez, Martyn Brabbins, Peter Eötvös, Brian Ferneyhough, Heinz Holliger, Helmut Lachenmann, Franck Ollu, Enno Poppe, Wolfgang Rihm, Lucas Vis, Joji Yuasa and Hans Zender, and have enjoyed a close working relationship with German composer and director Heiner Goebbels. They have appeared in some of Europe’s most innovative music festivals including the 45. Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Hamburger Klangwerktage, Berlin Ultraschall and Young Euro Classic, Kasseler Musiktage, ROTOR Festival, Klangspuren Schwaz, Transart Bolzano and the Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporánea (CDMC) in Madrid and are former soloists of the Lucerne Festival Akademie, among others. Interface began performing together as members of the 2008/09 International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) in Frankfurt am Main, where they were mentored by the Ensemble Modern.

Below is a brief video excerpt of Jagoda Szmytka’s just before after, interpretted by Ensemble Interface:

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