Solo Qanoun. Saber Abdel Sattar
- Gregory d’Hoop ´´ World Premiere * for oud, darbuka, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, percussion
- Bushra El Turk Taqsim Aala Taqsim (2013) for cello solo
- Sarah Nemtsov White eyes erased (2015) for Keyboard and Drumset
- Feliz Anne Macahis ´´World Premiere* for qanoun, violin, viola, cello and electronics
- Kaj Duncan David Some pieces for Keyboard, Violin and Lights (2017)
As a particularly diverse and experimental formation, ensemble mosaik has developed into a renowned ensemble for contemporary music since its founding in 1997. Its members are not just characterized by their instrumental skills, but also by their creative individuality and willingness to experiment. In the course of many years of cooperation, they have created an orchestra with a distinctive profile; it demonstrates an openness towards the most varied concepts of contemporary music at the highest artistic level.
The ensembles activities are influenced by a close cooperation with composers of a young and up-and-coming generation and the inclusion of digital media in the areas of composition, interpretation and presentation. An egalitarian approach to an exchange with all protagonists involved in a concert project is the preferred method. By opening up the work processes, creativity is concentrated and intensified. The ensemble has been working with numerous composers for many years, thus making it possible to develop music over the long-term in a collective process.
In addition to the thematic programs, in the including series, ensemble mosaik invites composers to join it in shaping portrait concerts that also include works by musical role models and colleagues. Featured artists have been Enno Poppe, Orm Finnendahl, Gösta Neuwirth, Rebecca Saunders, Sebastian Claren, Uros Rojko, Liza Lim and Harald Muenz, among others. In addition, a series of music theater productions were realized in which work with electronic and visual media have a central role, for example, in Die Schachtel – pantomime with music by Franco Evangelisti, Interzone (WP) with songs and images by Enno Poppe, Marcel Beyer and Anne Quirynen, Fernorchester by Daniel Kötter and Hannes Seidl, or a cooperation with the independent opera company NOVOFLOT.
The ensemble is invited in Germany and abroad to pass on its experience to young composers and instrumentalists, i.e., at the music schools in Hanover, Stockholm/Sweden and Nischni Nowgorod/Russia or at Harvard University in the USA. As an ensemble in residence it has been invited at Young Composers in Southeast Asia in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
Ensemble mosaik is developing a multi-part education project for children and young adults in cooperation with numerous schools in New Delhi, India with the support of the Goethe Institut.
The ensemble performed in Europe and beyond at many of the most important contemporary music festivals. The ensemble has received many advancement from the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and played award-winner concerts for the Boris Blacher and Busoni composition prizes. Numerous radio recordings document its work. CDs have been published by Schott, col legno, Kairos, wergo, NMC Recordings and edition rz, among others.
Bettina Junge – flute, Christian Vogel – clarinet, Roland Neffe – percussion, Ernst Surberg – keyboard/piano, Chatschatur Kanajan – violin, Karen Lorenz – viola, Mathis Mayr – cello, Arne Vierck – sound director / electronics