English

Consord is a string quartet, a wind quintet and a brass quintet, as well as a quartet with two pianists and two percussion. Or, all together, a large soloist ensemble.

Concept

An ensemble for New Music? What is this New with a capital N? Music that isn’t older than 10 years? What then happens to all those works composed before this period – do they get filed away, or belong in the repertoire of “traditional” ensembles? Is the music of the last 100 years “New”, when Schoenberg, Debussy and Stravinsky officially heralded in the Modern or New Music era? Why then are the composition styles of these composers taught more in music theory and harmony courses, than in composition classes?

These questions are our focus, not the answers. Therefore, the music played does not have to be the most recent works, but can be. A world premiere can be placed next to a repertoire piece. The crucial factor is that the pieces need to work together. In our programmes, it is about the relationship of the individual pieces to each other. They create a greater whole. Almost like an independent composition in its own right.

The idea of chamber music in smaller ensembles is applied to the large ensemble. Instrumentalists, conductors and composers are partners on a par. The goal is always chamber music interplay and synergy. In accordance with consord’s autonomous approach, decisions are taken together, or at least discussed by the ensemble council. As an ensemble from Münster, we are rooted in the region. At the same time, we have always been attracted to more distant locations as well. More to that under History…

Members

Pavel Tseliapniou: Flutes

Tamon Yashima: Oboe

Vanessa Hövelmann: Clarinets

Diyi Li: Bassoon

Timothy Page: Horn

Norbert Fabritius: Trumpets

Karsten Süßmilch: Trombone

Jan Termath: Tuba

Gereon Voß: Percussion

Jaime Moraga: Percussion

Deborah Rawlings: Piano

Seran Lim: Violin

News 

We’re preparing the 3rd Münsterländer Herbstkurse 2017 with 7 concerts in Münster, Ahlen, Bocholt and Greven. More information about the recent courses at:

http://www.herbstkurse.wordpress.com

History

In February 2006, ensemble:hörsinn was founded. Since 2015, it has expanded significantly – a process that continues to this day.

With the expansion and a modified concept, we considered it necessary to have a new name, which has been in use since our jubilee concert in February 2016.

Past Concerts:

09.10.2016, 17:00, Musikhochschule Münster, Ludgeriplatz 1, Admission: €10/€5 reduced

James Tenney: “critical band”, 1988, ensemble

Iannis Xenakis: “Rebonds B”, 1989, percussion solo

John Cage: “Ryoanji”, 1983-1985, version for flute, oboe, trombone, tape, ensemble

Iannis Xenakis: “Psappha”, 1975

Terry Riley: “Tread on the Trail”, 1965, ensemble

14.10.2016, 19:30, Musikhochschule Münster,  Ludgeriplatz 1, Admission: €10/€5 reduced

Brass quintet:

Witold Lutoslawski: “Mini Overture”, 1982

John Cage: “Five”, 1988

Luciano Berio: “Call”, 1985/87

Piano/Percussion:

Mauricio Kagel: “Auftakte”, 1996/2003

Wind quintet:

György Ligeti: “Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet”, 1968

21.10.2016, 19:30, Musikhochschule Münster,  Ludgeriplatz 1, Admission: €10/€5 reduced

Course participants play participant works

String quartet:

Steve Reich: “Different Trains”, 1988 for string quartet and tape

28.10.2016, 19:00, Greven Kulturschmiede, admission free

Course participants play participants’ works

Wind quintet:

György Ligeti: “Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet”, 1968

29.10.2016, 11:00, Roncallli-Realschule Ibbenbüren, admission free

Course participants play participants’ works

Brass quintet:

Witold Lutoslawski: “Mini Overture”, 1982

John Cage: “Five”, 1988

Luciano Berio: “Call”, 1985/87

Piano/Percussion:

Mauricio Kagel: “Auftakte”, 1996/2003

30.10.2016, 17:00, Team-Schule Drensteinfurt,  admission free 

Course participants play participants’ works

String quartet:

Steve Reich: “Different Trains”, 1988 for string quartet and tape

 

13.02.2016, Klangzeit-Festival, Theater Münster, concert to celebrate our 10-year jubilee

Works by

Luis Antunes Pena: “RAU”

Enno Poppe: “Scherben”

Ansgar Beste (world premiere): “nouveau né”

Karola Obermüller: “helical”

 

04.10.2015, Münster, Musikhochschule:

Iannis Xenakis: “Echange” pour clarinette basse et 13 musiciens

Peter Gahn: “mit geliehener Aussicht” for ensemble

Toshio Hosokawa: “Voyage VII” for tuba and ensemble

10 June 2014, Münster: concert with works by Jeremy Sagala and Roman Pfeifer

24 January 2014: Klangzeit-Festival Münster. Concert with works by Georg Katzer, Friedrich Schenker, Paul Dessau, Friedrich Goldmann, Füsun Köksal, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Iannis Xenakis, Jörg Birkenkötter

09 May 2013: Kreuzkirche Münster: works by Cage, Fabritius, Takemitsu, etc.

June 2012: “Stationen” tour through the state of North Rheine-Westphalia with concerts in Dortmund, Bielefeld, Aachen, Münster, Cologne, Essen, Düsseldorf. Works by J. Marks, C. Messner, E. Janson, W. Schulz, G. Kampe

03 July 2011: Henze-Festival Münster. Works by H. W. Henze, J. Cage, E. Denisov, KH. Stockhausen, M. Kagel

21 July 2010: Lange Musiknacht Münster

28 June 2010: Exam Dariusz Przybylski, Musikhochschule Karlsruhe

12 January 2010: Klangzeit Festival Münster. Mauricio Kagel: Kantri-Miusik

October 2009: Tour Münster-Berlin-Warsaw-Grodno-Minsk

September 2009: Tasten09, Düsseldorf

16 July 2009: Cité des Arts, Paris. Concert with works by Peter Gahn and New Zealand composers

2006-2008: concert series in Münster with numerous concerts and pedagogical projects in the Münsterland region.

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