Oct 22, 2020

ULYSSES Network Project 2016–2020 - Thanks for All the Fish!

 

As we are starting a new ULYSSES Network project period spanning from 2020 all the way to 2024, it is time to look back to some of our projects that are still available to read, see and listen online. Here is one pick from every year (except for the sad 2020). You can find lots more info and links from the project website's timeline.



2016 Nadar Ensemble: Lesaserma Pokhunakis

Supported by Ultima (NO), Gaudeamus (NL) and impuls (AT), the Belgian Nadar Ensemble created a project to tell the exceptional life story of a writer Lesaserma Pokhunakhis. The concert included works by Alexander Khubeev, Sergey Khismatov, Alex Nadzharov and Marina Poleukhina. A 5-minute clip of the project is here.

The project is also mentioned by Heloisa Amaral at oncurating.org article ”Producing Situations: How Performer-Curators Are Rethinking Roles and Formats”.

 

 

2017 Peter Tscherkassky’s CinemaScope Trilogy + commissions to young composers

This project has interconnected the media of experimental film with new compositions by young composers featured in the frame of ULYSSES for many years. The project is shared by impuls (AT), Flagey (BE), Gaudeamus (NL), IMD (DE) and Ircam (FR).

Austrian filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky is one of the internationally leading figures in experimental film. His films are shown and honored worldwide and – besides others due to their not only formal and narrational complexity and density – mean a rewarding challenge both for composers to get involved with and audiences to experience them again and again. Young composers wrote new works for his films CinemaScope Trilogy: LArrivée, 1997/98 + Outer Space, 1999 + Dream Work, 2011.

All the works have been premiered by Ensemble Nikel with world premiere compositions by Mirela Ivičević (impuls commission), Julien Malaussena (impuls commission), Javier Elipe Gimeno (IRCAM commission), Ariadna Alsina Tarrés (IRCAM commission), Boris Bezemer (Gaudeamus commission), Mikołaj Laskowski (Gaudeamus commission), Clara Iannotta (IMD Commission) and Simon Løffler (IMD Commission).

Peter Tscherkassky: Outer Space
Clara Iannotta: Outer Space

 



2018 ULYSSES Commission : Liisa Hirsch

The network has commissioned several works from young composers. ”Lines” by Liisa Hirsch was commissioned by Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EE) and Flagey (BE).

 

Photo: Marije van den Berg

 

2019 Composer Journeys

Every year, the ULYSSES Network partner institutions have offered European journeys to composers, performers and conductors, allowing young international artists to wander across Europe and to participate to different workshops and activities stops in order to improve and to complete their skills, but also to grow their own network. One example of many, already maybe hundreds of these stops comes from Gaudeamus Muziekweek, where composer Jacques Zafra worked with Catchpenny Ensemble

Jacques Zafra: Einmal ist einmal

 

Associated members

Clara IANNOTTA
Composer
4
0
Liisa HIRSCH
Composer
1
0
FLAGEY
Academy, Ensemble, ...
16
19
Jacques ZAFRA
Composer
1
1
Boris BEZEMER
Composer
2
0
Darmstadt Summer Course (IMD)
Academy, Festival, ...
29
0
Gaudeamus
Festival
23
0
impuls
Academy, Festival, ...
21
0
Mikolaj LASKOWSKI
Composer
1
0