Bilkent Composition is proud to present ensemble XX. jahrhundert a new music ensemble based in Vienna. exxj is holding a 5-day residency at the Music Department, working with composition students in rehearsals and workshops. This residency will culminate in a performance in Bilkent Concert Hall. Three works by Bilkent composers will be premiered. The concert will be broadcasted live on our YouTube channel.
ensemble XX. jahrhundert
November 27, Friday, 20:00
Bilkent Concert Hall
exxj conducted by Peter Burwik
Live Broadcast link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrRjvN6QDvKD68SKtI-BdHA/live
The soloist-ensemble, founded by Peter Burwik in 1971, guarantees the highest standards associated with ‘Viennese musical culture’ worldwide.
Its aim is to make music of the 20th century known and to support contemporary creative work in the 21st century. For that purpose, several domestic and foreign composers have been and continue to be commissioned.
Next to the repertoire of the 2nd Viennese school – a permanent focus of the ensemble – its aesthetic range reaches from representatives of classical modernity to significant exponents of innovative contemporary music. Artists such as Steve Reich, Vinko Globokar, Morton Feldman, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Kaija Saariaho or Emanuel Nunes have been presented to the Viennese audience in portrait-concerts for the first time.
On tours to Azerbaijan, China, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA, Venezuela important current programs have been performed.
The ensemble has been guest at numerous international festivals: the Salzburg Festival, the Wiener Festwochen, Wien Modern, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Berliner Festspiele, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Huddersfield Festival, the Warsaw Autumn, “Musica” in Strasbourg, the “Enescu Festival” in Bucharest to name just a few and – not least – the Contemporary Music Days 2013 in Shanghai, and the 2019 Spring Festival Shanghai among others.
Atabak Amjadi: Parallel Limbo (Premiere)
Deniz Aslan: Music for Ensemble (Premiere)
Mohammad H. Javaheri: Unison (The Distance Between Me and My…Self_Recomposed)
Tokzhan Karatai: Patterns from the Past (Premiere)
Julia Purgina: Kammermusik II
Johannes Maria Staud: Lagrein
Arda Yurdusev: Seyyah Trio
ensemble XX. jahrhundert
Eric Lamb | Flute(s), Szilard Benes | Clarinette(s), Stefan Thurner | Trombone, Kimiko Krutz | Piano, Bojidara Kouzmanova-Vladar | Violin, Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg | Viola, Dorattya Standi | Cello