26. September, 20:00
Portraitkonzert Jenifer Walshe
Martine Altenburger – Cello
Tiziana Bertoncini – Violine
Thomas Lehn – Piano, Syntheziser
Le Quan Ninh – Persussion
Angelika Sheridan – Flutes
A multidisciplinary orientated performance practice of Contemporary Music is one of the main characteristics of the french-german-italian ensemble]h[iatus, which had been founded in 2006 by the cellist Martine Altenburger and the percussionist Lê Quan Ninh.
The special feature of this ensemble is that all its members are both, interpreters and improvisers. In addition to this duality, they also show a widely spread creative background: in a multifaceted way, all ensemble members work in various areas such as composition, electro-acoustic music, computer music, sound art, installation art, performance, theatre, music theatre, dance, multimedia, etc.
The projects presented by the ensemble refect these artistic orientations entirely: instead of simply performing repertory pieces from the 20th and 21st century, the ensemble]h[iatus creates concert programmes – non- interrupted by breaks or applauses – which embrace performances of repertoire or commissioned compositions alternated with improvisations by the ensemble. Realisations of performative, multimedia, text-based or graphic works belong to the spectrum of the collectively developed work.
Another central and ongoing interest of the ensemble is to seek for close collaborations with the composers. Various commissioned works have been written for and premiered by the ensemble]h[iatus.