Ekkozone

(Denmark)

Ekkozone
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 16 off C:N Showcase
  • date:26 May 2016
  • time:17:30 - 18:00
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:De Doelen, Willem Burger Zaal (third floor)
  • country:Netherlands
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

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Johannes Søe Hansen - violin
Alexander Øllgaard - viola
John Ehde - cello
Nicolai Schultz - flute and saxophone
Anna Klett - bass clarinet
Mathias Reumert - vibraphone and percussion
Oscar Micaelsson - piano and synthesiser
Niclas Campagnol - drums

Mathias Reumert is a Danish composer, conductor, arranger, percussionist and the founder of the ensemble Ekkozone. One of Reumert’s best-known projects is ‘Ein Trommelspiel’, an outlandish musical theatre project undertaken with percussionist David Hildebrandt and director Tzara Tristana. One critic wrote of the work, ‘they stand there in their black leather coats and hammer away while silver dust falls from the sky, […] See this show before NASA sends it off as space entertainment!’

Reumert founded Ekkozone in 2013 by engaging top-flight orchestral musicians as ‘scientists’ in a musical laboratory. Ekkozone has performed works by Per Nørgård, Toru Takemitsu, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Steve Reich, among others. Their fresh approach could be challenging and perhaps puzzling to some, but careful listeners will recognise in Ekkozone nothing less than a colossal shift ahead in the musical landscape.