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Premieres of the American composer-performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse, commissioned by the Darmstadt Summer Course
STREAM / PUBLIC SCREENING (Centralstation)
Wed 04 August 2021, 22.00
Online & Public Screening Centralstation
Natacha Diels: The bridge has no train tracks (2021), World Premiere / Commission of the Darmstadt Summer Course
Featuring: Laura Cocks (Flute/Recorder), Marina Kifferstein (Violin/Recorder), Weston Olencki (Trombone/Electronics), David Broome (Keys), Charlotte Mundy (Voice/Recorder), Andrew Greenwald (Percussion), Bryan Jacobs (Auxiliary)
Weston Olencki: Charon guiding the weary ’cross the Long River (or, how to care for a dying instrument) (2021), World Premiere / Commission of the Darmstadt Summer Course
Featuring: Weston Olencki (Performance), Jack Langdon (Video)
Bryan Jacobs: 1 to 1 to 1 to 1 (2021), World Premiere / Commission of the Darmstadt Summer Course
Featuring: Natacha Diels, Charlotte Mundy, Andrew Greenwald, Bryan Jacobs (Recorders), Laura Cocks (Flute), David Broome (Keys), Marina Kifferstein (Violin), Weston Olencki (Trombone)
Andrew Greenwald: jm, dr, bf, sss, & bh (2021), World Premiere / Commission of the Darmstadt Summer Course
Featuring: Marina Kifferstein (Violin), David Broome (Piano)
David Broome: A timid gesture of gratitude (2021), World Premiere / Commission of the Darmstadt Summer Course
Featuring: Marina Kifferstein (Violin), Charlotte Mundy (Voice), Laura Cocks (Flute), Natacha Diels (Music box), Weston Olencki (Trombone), Andrew Greenwald (Drums), David Broome (Keys)
Ensemble Pamplemousse: David Broome, Laura Cocks, Natacha Diels, Andrew Greenwald, Bryan Jacobs, Marina Kifferstein, Charlotte Mundy, Weston Olencki
The composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse was founded in 2003 to provide a focal point for like-minded creators with a thirst for sonic exploration. The ensemble is a close-knit group of divergent artistic personalities, emergent from training in disparate musical fields. The works always have a fixed author, but are normally created in collaboration with the other performers. Their collective love for the exquisite in all sonic realms leads the ensemble to persistently discover new vistas of sound “at the frayed edges of dissective instrumental performance technique” and aggregate each member’s unique virtuosic talents into extraordinary magical moments. In the flexible moments of performance, the ensemble weaves together shapes of resonance, clusters of glitch, skitters of hyper-action, and masses of absurdity into impeccable structures of unified beauty.
Several members of Pamplemousse have participated in the Darmstadt Summer Course during recent years, presenting their own compositions. In 2016, Weston Olencki received the Kranichstein Music Prize for Interpretation. For this year’s Summer Course, the group has recorded a video version of their new commissioned works in Vermont, USA.
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Ensemble Pamplemousse’s engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.