Ensemble New Babylon
As a co-founder of the Ensemble New Babylon I would like to advert to the various exciting activities of this extraordinary ensemble for contempary music.
The Ensemble New Babylon was founded November 2012 with its debut concert at Weserburg Museum for contemporary art Bremen under the patronage of Bremen's major Jens Böhrnsen. It is aiming on re-establishing New Music in the cultural life of Bremen and beyond. The name is referring to the idea of gathering people of several backgrounds in order to share the experience of discovering the Unknowm and the New. It is a main desire of this internationally compound ensemble to care for tolerance and understanding in regard to "the other" by relying on the emotional impact of music. Serving as an example for a peaceful, professional and successful collaboration this group of musicians redresses prejudices of any cultural or political background.
A unique feature of the ensemble is its preference for unusual stages with conceptual performances. To name but a few, for instance a project funded by a grant of the Deutsche Musikrat where the contemporary ensemble encountered the funk band Watson’s Mother at the Breminale 2013 (Bremen's largest popular music festival), or a theatrical performance at the Shakespeare Company Bremen.
Outside of Bremen the ensemble could achieve valuable experiences on extended concert tours through Germany (2014) and Poland (2015).
This year it is giving its first 48 hours performance at the Theater am Goetheplatz Bremen and heading off to its first to tour to Israel in autumn.
Find out more about Ensemble New Babylon and the uplining concerts on the offical webpage: