ULYSSES Ensemble Tour 2018 – IRCAM

06/2018 Ircam – FR

ULYSSES Ensemble Tour 2018 – Stop 3 – Ircam
Monday, June 18 — Saturday, June 30, 2018
Paris (FR)


Inspired by the grand tours of classical musicians travelling through Europe and the goals of training and enriching the practices of young musicians, the ULYSSES Network brings together 13 European institutions for the promotion and professionalization of young composers.
With the ULYSSES Ensemble, the ULYSSES Network reached a new peak last year, concentrating its efforts on young performers in the domain of new music. The ULYSSES Ensemble tours from April through September, 2018, visiting several European academies (IDEA–International Divertimento Ensemble Academy, Royaumont Foundation, ManiFeste, Gaudeamus, IEMA).
The ULYSSES Ensemble consists of 14 musicians: 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 1 piano, 1 percussion, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass.


A short documentary about the Ensemble’s stop in Paris is available here:





First Program with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Monday, June 18 — Saturday, June 23, 2018

Educational Advisor:
Peter Rundel, conductor, musicians from the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France


This interpretation master class for orchestra offers young musicians from the ULYSSES Ensemble to work alongside musicians from the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, rehearsing and performing sketches written by young composers from the academy as well as Hymnen (Dritte Region), a monumental work elaborated by Stockhausen from 1966 to 1969, introducing the musicians to electronics.

© Quentin Chevrier


Second Program with the Ensemble intercontemporain
Monday, June 25 — Saturday, June 30, 2018

Educational Advisor:
Beat Furrer, conductor, musicians from the Ensemble intercontemporain

The Swiss conductor and composer Beat Furrer will lead a master class for the ULYSSES Ensemble with the complicity of the soloists from the Ensemble intercontemporain who will advise the young musicians and perform works with them.

Edgard Varèse Intégrales for 11 wind instruments and 4 percussionists (1923-1925)
Helmut Lachenmann Zwei Gefühle, Musik mit Leonardo for 2 narrators and ensemble (1992)
Beat Furrer Nuun for 2 pianos and ensemble of 25 instruments (1995-1996)
Michael Jarrell Droben Schmettert ein greller Stein for bass, ensemble, and electronics (2001)


© Quentin Chevrier




organized in partnership with Divertimento Ensemble - ITGaudeamus - NLIEMA - DERoyaumont foundation - FR

ULYSSES Journey for Performers

Conducting Course


Young ensemble in residency - Ensemble Schallfeld

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