Ensemble Modern (photo Wonge Bergmann)

Public rehearsal world premieres Ikeda

Ensemble Modern
Thu 8 Feb 2024 15:00 - 16:30
Thu 8 Feb 2024
15:00 - 16:30
  • Thu 8 Feb 2024
    15:00 - 16:30
    Excl. drankje
    Grote Zaal


15:00 – 16:00 / Grote Zaal
Public rehearsal around three new compositions by Ryoji Ikeda

16:00 – 16:30 / Grote Zaal
Afterword with composer Ryoji Ikeda by music journalist Frederike Berntsen


Ensemble Modern:
Jagdish Mistry violin
Giorgos Panagiotidis violin
Veronika Paleeva violin
Biliana Voutchkova violin
Megumi Kasakawa viola
Victor Guaita Igual viola
Eva Böcker cello 
Michael Maria Kasper cello 
Paul Cannon contrabass

Three new works for strings

Public rehearsal around MIRROR, PRISM and REFLECTION, three new works by Ryoji Ikeda. The world premieres are composition commissions from Ensemble Modern, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, with support from Ammodo and HELLERAU - European Centre for the Arts.

Normally, electronics and new technology play a leading role in the works of Japanese audiovisual artist Ryoiji Ikeda. Now, Ikeda is writing three works that are entirely acoustic. Each composition requires a special setup and he also designs the stage lighting himself. As such, he creates a ritual experience in which sound and stage set merge.

World premiere
The commissioned works will have their world premieres tonight at 20:15 during the concert by Ensemble Modern. During the introduction at 19:15 on Foyerdeck 1, Frederike Berntsen will engage in a conversation with Ryoji Ikeda.


Public rehearsal world premieres Ikeda