ULYSSES Ensemble Tour 2019 – Stop 2 – IRCAM ManiFeste

06/2019 Ircam – 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 network reached a new peak, concentrating its efforts on young performers in the domain of new music.
Since 2017, the ULYSSES Ensemble tours every summer, visiting several European academies and working with different musical directors and professional ensembles as tutors.


In 2019, the tour includes three stops in June and July:

STOP 1 : Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh (UK)

STOP 2 : IRCAM ManiFeste in Paris (FR)

STOP 3 : Fondation Royaumont in Royaumont (FR).

The ULYSSES Ensemble consists of 15 musicians:

1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 1 piano, 2 percussions, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass.
Three additional musicians join the ensemble to participate in 1 or 2 stops: 1 clarinet (Stops 2 & 3), 1 saxophone (Stop 3), 1 harp (Stop 1)

© Quentin Chevrier



The second stop of the ULYSSES Ensemble, organized at the occasion of the ManiFeste Academy and Festival 2019 at IRCAM, takes place from 17 to 22 June in Paris (FR).

Conductor : Matthias Pintscher

German conductor and composer Matthias Pintscher leads a master class for the ULYSSES Ensemble with the complicity of the soloists from the Ensemble intercontemporain who advise the young musicians and perform works with them.

. Florent Caron Darras – Sentinelle nord for 21 musicians and electronics (2017)
. Stefano Gervasoni – Su un arco di bianco, for flute, violin and ensemble (1991)
. Magnus Lindberg – Joy, for ensemble and electronics (1989-1990)
. Matthias Pintscher – Verzeichnete Spur for double bass, 3 cellos, ensemble and electronics (2005)

organized in partnership with Royaumont foundation - FRSnape Maltings - UK

ULYSSES Journey for Performers

Conducting Course


Young ensemble in residency - Ensemble Schallfeld

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