new talents Composition

For the anniversary edition of new talents the music programme focuses on outstanding musical features: altogether ten specially commissioned com- positions will be premiered by two experimental ensembles. The Kunst-Station Sankt Peter with its unique accoustic offers the visitor this year again an extra- ordinary listening experience of new music in a sacral environment. At the KOLUMBA Kunstmuseum music meets Christian and and contemporary art. With this framework, new talents offers young European composers and their mindsets and artistic approaches a befitting and exciting space.


Public rehearsal

May 21st, 1 p.m.

Location: B | Kunst-Station Sankt Peter

The open rehearsal of the ensemble hand werk offers first glimpses into the five compositions which are premiered the next day.

Free admission (donation requested)


Premiere of the composition commissions I

May 22, 11 a.m.

Location: C | KOLUMBA Kunstmuseum 

Welcoming address: Dr. Stefan Kraus, Direktor KOLUMBA, und Dr. Hermann-Christoph Müller, Musikreferent der Stadt Köln
Moderation: Manos Tsangaris

Vladimir Guicheff Bogacz „angelitos ebrios (o el brío)“ (14 min.)
Maksym Kolomiiets „An den Ufern des Kupfersees“ (15 min.)
Faidra Chafta-Douka „dot. dot. dot. II“ (13 min.)
Fabià Santcovsky „Franz oyéndose en el reflejo del viento a través del tiempo for ensemble“ (12 min.)
Tobias Schick & Katharina Vogt „masterpiece management 2016“ (14 min.)

Executing Ensemble: MAM. Manufaktur für aktuelle Musik

Followed by: Manos Tsangaris talks with the composers


Premiere of the composition commissions II

May 22, 3 p.m.

Location: B | Kunst-Station Sankt Peter

Welcoming address: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Wagner, Kunststiftung NRW, und Jochen Heufelder, Direktor new talents – biennale cologne
Moderation: Manos Tsangaris

Elena Rykova „Life expectancy. Experience #2. Your Moon.“ (11 min.)
Georgia Koumara „Walk in and find your supper“ (12 min.)
Thierry Tidrow „Styroporös“ (12 min.)
Barblina Meierhans „ALLES, WAS DER FALL“ (11-14 min.)
Julio Zúniga „43 (2016)“ (12 min.)

Executing Ensemble: hand werk

Followed by: Manos Tsangaris talks with the composers

The composition commissions are made possible by Kunststiftung NRW and Kulturamt der Stadt Köln.