ULYSSES supports several emerging European ensembles, programming concerts where a new repertoire is promoted, thanks to commissions and reruns.
NEKO3 is a Copenhagen-based contemporary music ensemble that pushes the boundaries of music, art, and performance through their innovative approach to sound, visuals and technology. With pianist Fei Nie, and percussionists Lorenzo Colombo and Kalle Hakosalo, the ensemble creates a unique experience for the audience by commissioning and premiering new works that incorporate elements of electronic and acoustic music, visual art and installations. They have performed at festivals such as Dark Music Days, PlayTime Festival, Kammer Klang and Copenhagen Light Festival, and have been featured as soloists of the multidisciplinary concerto grosso ”Yes for No”. The ensemble will be collaborating with composers like Alexander Schubert, and as well different young Danish and international composers within the frame of their NEKO.Lab micro-workshop initiative. In 2018 the ensemble recorded its first EP with music by Danish composer Jeppe Just Christensen and in 2020 they released their second EP with music by Mads Emil Dreyer. The ensemble is mentored by the renowned contemporary musician Antoine Françoise.
On 26 July 2023, NEKO3 performs at ULYSSES associate partner open music within the impuls Festival 2023, with the friendly support of Kunstuniversität Graz. The programme includes:
Xavier Bonfill: three_four_maybe (2020-2021)
Marcela Lucatelli: The Other Heading (2021)
Simon Løffler: e (2014-2017)
Alexander Schubert: new work (2023, evt. excerpts)
July 26th, 2023, 20.00, MUMUTH . György-Ligeti-Saal, Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz, Austria.
The young performers from NEKO3 will also join impuls 2023 as an
ensemble, profiting from the various offers of the Academy as well as
presenting the outcome of a Call for Scores organised by impuls amongst
young composers of the Academy. Read more here.