The Ensemble Fur Neue Musik Zurich perform the works of modern women composers: Katharina Rosenberger; Ada Gentile; Carmen Maria Carneci; Liza Lim; and Noriko Hisada.
Label: Hat [now] ART
Catalog ID: 182
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Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 3 panels
Recorded by Peter Pfister at Kongresshaus Aarau, Kammermusiksaal on June 27th, and October 2nd and 3rd, 2010.
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1. Scatter 2.0 11:34
2. Piccolo Studio da Concerto 5:40
3. OMENS. Thesauros 12:10
4. Sonorous Body 9:24
5. Yellow Axis 10:10
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"If only Fanny Mendelssohn or Clara Schumann had been fortunate enough to have a group like the Ensemble Für Neue Musik Zürich (ENMZ) from Switzerland champion their works! While the days when women composers hovered in the shadow of their male colleagues are thankfully over, the playing field is perhaps not yet entirely even. In the 1980s, the ENMZ (whose members are all men) realized that music by contemporary female composers was not receiving its rightful attention, so they decided to help remedy the situation. For several decades the group has been performing and recording pieces of diverse aesthetic styles by talented women composers, commissioning new w orks and supporting the women in their artistic endeavors."-Vivien Schweitzer
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"Katharina Rosenberger is a Swiss composer and sound artist currently living in the United States. She received the Reid Hall and Camargo Foundation Fellowships for 2006/2007, the 2007 Pro Helvetia composition commission and the 2006 Mediaprojects Award from Projekt Sitemapping of the Swiss Federal Agency. She is particularly known for creating interdisciplinary works that involve elements from concert music, musical theater, sonic art, and sound installation.
Born in Zurich, Rosenberger studied at the Berklee College of Music prior to receiving a Master of Music from the Royal Academy of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from Columbia University. In 2008, Rosenberger was named Assistant Professor in Composition at the University of California, San Diego.
Rosenberger's work has been presented in cities around the world including London, Rome, Berlin, Prague and Marseilles. She was a featured artist at the Shanghai New Music Week 2009, the Shanghai International Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, and the October Contemporary in Hong Kong, the Weimarer Frühlingstage, Germany, the Festival Archipel, Switzerland, the NYC Fringe Festival, and the Spark Festival in Minnesota, USA. Previously, she participated in the Festival für Neue Musik, Bamberg, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Festival La Bâtie - Festival de Genève, Schweizer Tonkünstlerfest Switzerland, Festival Les Musiques, Marseille, Zoo Bizarre Bordeaux, Centre Acanthes at the Avignon Festival, France, Bath International Music Festival, UK, New Media Art Festival, Yerevan, Armenia, International Festival of Modern Arts, Odessa, Ukraine and the Festival "atélier trideni plus", Prague, Czech Republic."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharina_Rosenberger)
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• Show Bio for Nicola Romano
"Nicola Romano, born in Lucerne, Switzerland, in 1974. From an early age, Nicola has developed a close association with chamber music, which has since become the centre of his musical orbits. For many years, he has performed concerts with Lucerne-based Dreilindenquartett as well as with the ONYX Quartet and the Basel String Quartet.Since 2004, Nicola has been a member of the "ensemble für neue musik zürich", which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. With "klangcombi", a quintet dedicated to innovative Swiss folk music, he has found the perfect musical paddling pool, in which he enjoys maximum stylistic freedom and openness. Together with LAUS and the Trabant Echo Orchestra, Nicola has been exploring and experimenting with musical arrangements which straddle the interface between serious and light music. Besides this, he has been busy giving concerts as part of various projects by the Swiss jazz and free improv scene. Nicola also teaches at the Uri School of Music (Musikschule Uri) and at Küsnacht High School (Kantonsschule Küsnacht)."-Beat Keller Website (http://beatkeller.com/pages/releases/beat-keller-.-tom-johnson-.-joseph-kudirka-ndash-string-trios-11.php)
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