Andrew hails from Liverpool and graduated from the Royal Academy Opera School in 2011.
The Arditti Quartet enjoys a world-wide reputation for their spirited and technically refined interpretations of contemporary and earlier 20th century music.
Barbara Kinga Majewska
Barbara Kinga Majewska was born in Warsaw. Gratuated form Detmold Music Academy (Solo Singing and Vocal Pedagogy), studied an Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and University of Warsaw.
The Polish Radio Choir
The Polish Radio Choir was founded in October 1948 by Jerzy Gert. The Choir’s repertoire includes a cappella music as well as music forms combining vocal and instrumental elements. The Choir performs works representing all styles and epochs, with particular attention given to Polish music.
Ensemble Intercontemporain was started in 1976 on the initiative of Pierre Boulez in cooperation with Nicholas Snowman with the support of Michel Guy, at that time acting as the Minister of Culture. The ensemble consists of 31 soloists fascinated with the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, permanently associated with the group, thus being able to meet its statutory duties of concert-giving and providing educational activities.
Eyvind Kang’s prodigious recording career started in 1995, he can be heard on over 50 records, collaborating with the likes of Sun City Girls, Bill Frisell, Secret Chiefs, Blonde Redhead, Robin Holcomb, Laurie Anderson and many others.
Hanna Gjermundrød is an improvising singer and performer working with voice and live sampling. Gjermundrød graduated at NTNU´s Jazz Performance studies in Trondheim (2003-07) and School of New Dance (2007-08) in Oslo.
Hanne Dieserud graduated from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and Scuola Internazionale dell attore Comico She workedfor 3 year at various regional theaters before she joined the Cruelty Theatre Company in 1995.
Ictus is a Brussels-based contemporary music ensemble. The ensemble’s home since 1994 has been the Rosas dance company’s premises. Headed by Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker the dance troupe has put on fourteen productions in collaboration with Ictus (from Amor Constante to Drumming, Rain and more recently Vortex Temporum).
Born April 1966, in Marseille, Jérôme Noetinger discovered experimental music under the influence of the Déficit Des Années Antérieures in Caen.
Jodie Landau is a 23-year-old composer, vocalist, and percussionist. His music combines elements of chamber music, rock, and jazz for live performance, film, theater, and dance. As a solo performer, Jodie sings while playing vibraphone and marimba.
Assistant conductor of the Ensemble Intercontemporain (EIC), working first for Susanna Mälkki (2012/2013), then for Matthias Pintscher (2013/2015), Julien Leroy joins in the new generation of young French conductors.
Assistant Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013-2015, young Belgian conductor Karel Deseure has made many significant guest conducting debuts in recent seasons. These have included the Flanders Symphony, The Hague Philharmonic,Ensemble Ludwig, South Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra.
Kasper T. Toeplitz
Kasper T. Toeplitz is a French composer and musician of Polish origin, born in 1960. He lives in Paris.
Korall koral – a baby opera is a performance created specially for children aged up to three and the adults accompanying them.
Maja S.K. Ratkje
Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, composer and performer (born Dec. 29th 1973 in Trondheim, Norway), finished composition studies at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo in 2000.
Born in 1965, he has won international acclaim as a specialist in contemporary music. “I first heard New Music on television as a child. I saw how people in an audience covered their ears with their hands—the confrontation with the music made them want to shut themselves off, but at the same time they remained curious and were filled with wonder. I felt it was exactly what I wanted to do with music.”
Mike Patton is many things to many people, but regardless of whether he’s singing, scatting, acting, growling or swearing, he’s a Renaissance man in the truest sense of the word. From his teens spent with genre-defying alternatives acts like Faith No More and Mr. Bungle, his various collaborations with avant-garde musicians, the deconstructed-pop music he created with Peeping Tom and currently cultivating a career as a film composer while simultaneously launching Crudo (an urban-skewed duo also featuring Dan The Automator) and second installment with Norwegian composer John Erik Kaada, there seems to be no limit to what Patton can do—and while his expansive career trajectory is difficult to express on paper, the brief biography which follows will probably turn obsessive Patton fans onto a few projects they never knew existed.
A UK based awarded composer, artist, and performer. She is signed to Warp Records, which has already released five of her albums. At first, Mira’s music was mainly electronic in nature; in recent years, the artist has incorporated elements of classical instrumentation into her works for installations, film, theatre, and opera.
The idea of this international group of soloists is to “create music never created before”. Members of musikFabrik search for new forms of expression and alternative forms of presentation. Apart from chamber music, open to any artistic innovation and all kinds of improvisation, the group uses live electronics, dance, theatre, film and literature. Engaging the audience is also a significant element of musikFabrik’s concerts.
Violist Nadia Sirota is best known for her singular sound and expressive execution, coaxing works and collaborations from the likes of Nico Muhly, Daníel Bjarnason, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Judd Greenstein, Marcos Balter, and Missy Mazzoli.
Nico Muhly (b.1981) is an American composer and sought after collaborator whose influences range from American minimalism to the Anglican choral tradition. The recipient of commissions from The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and others.
Reinhold Friedl, born 1964, lives in Berlin since 1987. He studied piano with Renate Werner, Alan Marks and Alexander von Schlippenbach, mathematics and musicology in Stuttgart and Berlin.
Scottish harpist Ruth Wall specializes in the development and performance of new music. She performs on lever harp, buzzing Renaissance bray harp, Gaelic wire strung harp and concert harp and often uses live electronics in performance.
Sinfonietta Cracovia, founded in 1994, combines spontaneity with professionalism of the highest order.
Sofia is active in a wide field of music. She co-leads and composes for modern jazz octet Paavo and contemporary quartet The New Songs.
Pianist and conductor STEPHEN DRURY has performed throughout the world with a repertoire that stretches from Bach to Liszt to the music of today.
In 2014 a group of musicians from Krakow, who performer together with the European Workshop for Contemporary Music, took part in the International Darmstad Summer New Music Classes. It was then, when they came up with the idea to create an ensemble – Spółdzielnia Muzyczna.
Producer and composer Valgeir Sigurðsson has been making musical noise for as long as he can remember, and professionally for over 2 decades.
Zeitkratzer is a soloist ensemble. Its strength comes from its members. Founded in 1999, it gathers nine musicians, light and sound engineers living in different European cities from Amsterdam to London to Oslo meeting for working phases in Berlin.