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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 in two steps.
The project also involves the accordionist Olga Morral Bisbal who joins the IEMA-Ensemble during her ULYSSES Journey.
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.
The first period in April is about “try-out” and “input” under the guidance of the experienced members of Ensemble Modern and an experienced conductor in Frankfurt.
Final rehearsals and two public concerts are scheduled for the second period of the project in September 2021.
Programme: 5 world premieres
Kathrin Denner (Edenkoben)
Michael Pelzel (Edenkoben)
Georgia Koumara (ULYSSES Journey composer)
Matteo Gualandi (ULYSSES Journey composer)
Antonio La Spina (IEMA)
Here are some photos from the try-outs, end of April 2021 in Frankfurt, with Georgia Koumara and Antonio La Spina: