Ensemble Phoenix — Swissness?

Gare du Nord
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Is there a “Swissness” when it comes to composing? Instead of an answer to this question, the audience is confronted with three new works by Swiss composers from three generations, flanked by a work by Erik Oña, who died much too early. Like his teacher Oña, the youngest of the three composers, Sebastian Meyer, is constantly searching for the best sound with reduced material, be it in terms of the choice of instruments or compositional means.
The trumpeter, composer, and improviser André Meier—also a former composition student of Oña—deals in his compositional work primarily with algorithmic or machine processes, sonifications, modular, and open forms.
The pianist and composer Jean-Jacques Dünki also works as a musicologist, dealing with historical performance practice (fortepiano and clavichord), as well as with the composers of the New Vienna School and contemporary music. As a composer he is largely self-taught. He has written a “Concertino” for cello and ensemble for the French cellist Pierre Strauch and the Ensemble Phoenix.
Adult tickets are CHF 15-35 (your choice) and CHF 10 for members of Colourkey and children under age 12.


Gare du Nord
Schwarzwaldallee 200
4058 Basel

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