Atlas Ensemble presents intercultural premieres
Thu 5 May 2011 Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ 20.15 DoAv/Proms
Pièce for sho and eleven instruments
‘Von Himmel hoch, da kommt ein Engel her
zu dir... und fliegt gen Himmel wieder’,
Choral für Julia
On Liberation Day, May 5, the Atlas Ensemble presented Imagine Utopia, an ode to the spirit of freedom and creativity. Among the soloists were great artists such as the Armenian Gevorg Dabaghian (duduk), the Chinese Wu Wei (sheng), the Turkish Neva Özgen (kemençe) and the Indian sarangi master Dhruba Ghosh.
In August 2010, the second Atlas Academy took place in Amsterdam. Sixty musicians and composers from around the world gathered together to conduct research, experiment, play music and compose. Here are the first results of this Academy, a series of intercultural premieres for various combinations of world instruments. The composers each chose their own point of departure. Their imagination transformed the Atlas Ensemble into a magical orchestra with an unprecedented palette of timbres.
conductor: Artjom Kim