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ULYSSES Journeys for Composers – IEMA@Gaudeamus

09/2022 Gaudeamus – NL , IEMA – DE

The programme IEMA-Ensemble 2021/22 presents at the Gaudeamus Festival in September 2022 has been developed over several steps. Hibernation by Hilli/Jokela deals with themes such as isolation, loneliness, depression, anxiety, shame and escapism as it follows its protagonist go on a personal journey of dreaming, sleeping and longing, gradually escalating deeper and deeper into hibernation. The premiere takes place at Centre Pompidou in June 2022.
In addition, 3 young composers are invited to create world premieres in 2 steps: after exchanging first ideas at try-out sessions Ende of April in Frankfurt all-new compositions have their world premiere during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek at the beginning of September. Later on, a rerun follows in Frankfurt/Germany.

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Sebastian Hilli / Jenny Jokela: Hibernation, for ensemble, animation and electronics (2022), ULYSSES co-commission by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Time of Music, IEMA and Gaudeamus Festival.
Pablo Garretón: new piece (2022) world premiere
Loïc Destremau: Twist and turn and twit and twat (2022), world premiere

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