The ULYSSES Network supports several emerging European ensembles, programming concerts where a new repertoire is promoted, thanks to commissions and reruns.
Trio Catch is a German piano trio that formed in 2009. To catch the audience: with a virtuosic dialogue between the very different timbres of the clarinet, cello, and piano; through the joy of making music together; through searching tirelessly for a shared sound. This is what makes Trio Catch stand out. Catch specialises in contemporary music and has worked with numerous composers throughout their collaboration, releasing several CDs, including “in between”, “Sanh” and “As if“, the latter of which was awarded the German Record Critics’ Award. They have won various awards, including the Hermann and Milena Ebel prize, the Berenberg Kulturprize and the Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Prize. The members of Trio Catch are Martin Adámek (clarinet), Eva Boesch (cello) and Sun-Young Nam (piano).
At Festival Mixtur 2023, the ensemble introduces an interesting programme in its own particular instrumentation. The highest-pitched voice in a classic trio is the violin and in Trio Catch we find a clarinet that emphasizes the timbre difference between the three ensemble members. Their programme at Festival Mixtur includes various works by young composers, as well as the great classic Allegro Sostenuto by Helmut Lachenmann. As the title suggests, there is a dialectic tension between two contrasting temporalities.
DATE AND PLACE
7 October 2023, Palau de la Música, Barcelona
Mikel Urquiza: pièges de neige (2018) – 15′
Milica Djordjevic: pod vodom raskršća snova – 12′
José Luis Perdigón: landed on TOI-849b (2023) – 3′
Helmut Lachenmann: Allegro Sostenuto (1986-88) – 30′