Concert Series Detail Info
Panel discussion Munich
Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 7 pm
Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation turns 50.
The history of the foundation, which has had such an impact on new music, began in 1973, when Benjamin Britten became its first prizewinner. Since then, the foundation has not only honored the most important personalities in musical life, but has also supported countless projects, often making them possible in the first place. To mark the anniversary, we are now joining forces with the Foundation to invite you to a panel discussion that will explore current trends in New Music. How might composing develop in the coming years? What role should and can institutions play in this? Composers from two generations – Jessie Cox and Iris ter Schiphorst -, music journalist Florian Hauser and curator Berno Odo Polzer will discuss the topic. The conversation will be flanked by a performance by Ensemble NAMES from Salzburg, which will present works by Luke Bedford and Øyvind Torvund. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
About having and needing: New music, where to?
Jessie Cox, Florian Hauser, Bastian Zimmermann
and Iris ter Schiphorst | Katja Heldt, moderator
NAMES – New Art and Music Ensemble Salzburg
for violin, violoncello and keyboard
Plans for Future Ensemble Pieces (2022)
for clarinet, violin, violoncello and keyboard
In cooperation with the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts
"On the stage of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, the topic "About having and needing: New Music, Where to?", the occasion being the 50th anniversary of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, which will be celebrated internationally this year with a long series of other events."
"As always in such contexts, it is important to prevent the factual criteria that are so difficult to determine, but which must apply to music worthy of support, from being replaced by a network that can be diverse, but which, like any club, is not automatically immune to the danger of becoming exclusive."