Ensemble Kluster 5 in residence – New works for young composers
08/2017 Gaudeamus – NL
Ensemble Kluster5 is the ensemble-in-residence at Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2017.
In the framework of the ULYSSES Journeys for composers the young Greek composer Georgia Koumara (Thessaloniki, 1991) joins the Gaudeamus Academy to work with the members of the ensemble on a new composition.
The Academy takes place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from 31 August to 6 September 2017.
The 5 candidates for the Gaudeamus Award 2017 (Aart Strootman, Sky Macklay, Ivan Vukosavljevic, William Dougherty, Chaz Underriner) also write a new work for the ensemble and all 6 composers will be guided in their work by 3 elder composers: Christopher Trapani, Joe Cutler and Mayke Nas.
The 6 new works will be performed during the festival Gaudeamus Muziekweek, which will take place from 6 to 10 September 2017 in various venues in the old city of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Ensemble Kluster5 is a young Dutch ensemble, based in The Hague.
Their instrumentation is violin, saxophone, percussion, piano and electric guitar and their repertoire stretches out from new works by young composers to crossover styles such as improvisation and jazz.
They have also been active in music theatre and dance performances, such as Workers Union by Louis Andriessen in a choreography by Regina van Berkel.