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03/2023 IEMA – DE

ULYSSES Journeys offer young composers and performers the opportunity to take part in courses,  workshops and residencies, but also to have concrete working experiences, through commissions and concerts.

IEMA-Ensemble 2022/23 invites bassoon player Olivia Palmer-Baker to join the ensemble in a concert on 23 March 2023 as part of her Ulysses Journey. The concert features works by Ondřej Adámek (Ça tourne ça bloque – für 10 Instrumente und Sampler (2007-2008)), Harrison Birtwistle (Secret Theatre for chamber ensemble (1984)) and more.

Olivia can be seen performing with groups including Ensemble Musikfabrik, the Lautten Compagney, Schwelbrandorchester Berlin, she is a member of Kollektiv Unruhe, and she is currently working on a project with composer Faidra Chafta-Douka, exploring the Kontraforte through physical and mental processes. Innovation, exploration, and collaboration are at the core of bassoonist Olivia Palmer-Baker’s activity. Across the spectrum of her pursuits – from historical performance to experimental improvisation – she wishes to discover new sonic possibilities, enable new musical and performative concepts to crystallise, and to create meaningful artistic experiences.

Date and place

March 23 in 2023 at 7.30 pm

Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt (HfMDK)

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IEMA Ensemble

IEMA Ensemble. Photo: Barbara Fahle

Olivia Palmer-Baker. Photo: Janine Escher.

Organized in partnership with :
Divertimento Ensemble - IT, Gaudeamus - NL, HfMT- DE, IEMA - DE, impuls - AT, Ircam - FR, Mixtur - ES, Royaumont foundation - FR, Time of Music - FI, Ultima - NO, Warsaw Autumn - PL