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ULYSSES Journeys for Composers and Performers Step 1 – IEMA

04/2021 IEMA – DE

The IEMA-Ensemble 2020/21 includes 14 artists: 11 musicians, one composer, one sound designer, and one conductor are part of this IEMA year. Two young composers recommended by the ULYSSES network in the framework of the ULYSSES Journeys for composers, as well as two composers recommended by the Herrenhaus Edenkoben, and the IEMA composer get the opportunity to create world premieres for the IEMA Ensemble:

Kathrin Denner (Edenkoben)
Michael Pelzel (Edenkoben)
Georgia Koumara (ULYSSES Journey composer)
Matteo Gualandi (ULYSSES Journey composer)
Antonio La Spina (IEMA)

The project also involves the accordionist Olga Morral Bisbal who joins the IEMA-Ensemble during her ULYSSES Journey.

The project unfolds in two steps:

The new collaboration with the Herrenhaus Edenkoben widens the networking aspect of IEMAs activities in the frame of ULYSSES network as this institution itself offers composers and writers a residency on a scholarship basis.

Here are some photos from the try-outs, end of April 2021 in Frankfurt, with Georgia Koumara and Antonio La Spina: