MAM.manufaktur für aktuelle musik
Premiere of the composition commissions I:
C | KOLUMBA Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln
Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m.
MAM. Manufaktur für aktuelle Musik was founded in 2010 by scholarship holders of the Internationalen Ensemble Modern Akademie. The musicians think of themselves as an open and internationally geared collective that extends the idea of the ensemble into other art forms in order to enable new listening impressions of reality. MAM works with composers such as Mark Andre, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Robin Hoffmann, Helmut Lachenmann and Simon Steen-Andersen and appears in numerous festivals, e.g. the Darmstädter Ferienkursen für Neue Musik, AchtBrücken Festival Cologne, Klangwerkstatt Berlin, pgnm Festival in Bremen, klub katarakt festival Hamburg, Schönes Wochenende in der Tonhalle Düsseldorf and the ZKM Karlsruhe. In 2012 the musicians of MAM recorded Mauricio Kagel’s Exotica (DVD Ensemble Modern Medien) and in 2015 Deutschlandfunk produced a CD with, amongst others, featuring works by Ying Wang. Alongside cultivating a contemporary repertoire the musicians above all, feel obliged to be experimental performance practitioners at the interface between performance, improvisation and the interpretation of composed music. MAM thus becomes a site of experiments, transgression of borders and unexpected fusions.
Instrumentation new talents – biennale cologne:
Gregor Schulenburg – Flute
Richard Haynes – Clarinet
Alexander Hadjev – Bassoon
Matthias Schuller – Trombone
Diamanda la Berge Dramm – Violin
Marie Schmit – Violoncello
Clara Gervais – Contrabass
Laura Alvarez – Piano
Susanne Blumenthal – Artistic Director