Rencontres Part II: Zafraan meets Court-Circuit at Musikbrauerei / Sunday, 8.12.2019

Zafraan meets Court-Circuit from Paris. The joint programme includes pieces by Christophe Bertrand, Johannes Boris Borowski, Hugues Dufourt and Sarah Nemtsov, which both ensembles perform together in three concerts on 8, 9 and 10 December 2019 in Berlin, Hamburg and Paris.

For the second part of its Rencontres series, the Zafraan Ensemble has joined forces with the Paris-based ensemble Court-Circuit to develop a programme reflecting the compositional and philosophical ideas inspiring each group, as well as their mutual influences upon one another. Whereas the Zafraan Ensemble is organised by the instrumentalists themselves, without a set conductor or affiliated composers, Court-Circuit was founded by Philippe Hurel „par un compositeur pour des compositeurs“. As such, this collaborative process of selecting works to perform under the direction of Pierre-André Valade, Court-Circuit’s founding conductor, promises to be a highly enriching experience for everyone involved on both professional and personal levels.

The programme will include pieces by Sarah Nemtsov and Johannes Boris Borowski – composers regularly featured in Zafraan’s concerts, but new to Court-Circuit’s repertoire – as well as works by Hugues Dufourt and Christophe Bertrand, with whom the ensembles have (or had) close relationships. The two groups will be rehearsing together in Berlin before embarking upon a three-concert tour of Berlin (Musikbrauerei), Hamburg (Resonanzraum) and Paris (Salle Cortot).

Produced by Zafraan Ensemble in cooperation with Court-Circuit. Funded by Musikfonds, Initiative Neue Musik Berlin and Impuls neue Musik.

Rencontres Part II: Zafraan meets Court-Circuit at Musikbrauerei

8.12.2019 | Doors 18:30 CET | Starts 19:00 CET
Musikbrauerei | Greifswalder Straße 23a | 10405 Berlin

Christophe Bertrand: Satka (2008)
Johannes Boris Borowski: Wandlung (2009/2014)
Hugues Dufourt: L’Afrique d’après Tiepolo (2005)
Sarah Nemtsov: …beredtes Schweigen (2005)

Ensembles Zafraan and Court-Circuit
Pierre-André Valade, conductor

08.12.2019, 7 pm: Berlin, Musikbrauerei
09.12.2019, 7 pm: Hamburg, Resonanzraum
10.12.2019, 8 pm: Paris, Salle Cortot | Event @ Facebook

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