concerts

ensemble proton bern

  • conductor Matthias Kuhn
  • flute Bettina Berger
  • lupophone Martin Bliggenstorfer
  • clarinet Heather Roche
  • contraforte Lucas Rössner
  • harp Vera Schnider
  • piano Samuel Fried
  • violin Mirka Scepanovic
  • violoncello Jan-Filip Ťupa

basler madrigalisten

  • Dirigent Raphael Immoos
  • Sopran Svea Schildknecht
  • Sopran Agnieszka Kowalczyk
  • Sopran Regina Dahlen
  • Alt Francisca Näf
  • Alt Leslie Leon
  • Alt Barbara Schingnitz
  • Tenor Jean Knutti
  • Tenor Patrick Siegris
  • Tenor Christian Reichen
  • Bass Tiago Mota
  • Bass Ismael Arroniz
  • Bass Othmar Sturm

espace éloigné

Eine Koproduktion von ensemble proton bern, basler madrigalisten, Musikfestival Bern und Schweizerischer Tonkünstlerverein

Friday 6. September 2013, 8.30 pm • Dampfzentrale Bern


Thursday 20. March 2014, 8.00 pm • Gare du Nord


Arter, Matthias (*1964)

…Wotan… (2012/13) 18' UA, com

Drei Szenen für Lupophon und Ensemble

fl und cl mit Glasharfe

Henking, Christian (*1961)

Modèle (2012) 10' UA

für 12 Singstimmen und Ensemble

Klaus, Isabel (*1976)

and then? (2013) 15' UA

für Kontraforte solo und Ensemble

Schneider, Urs Peter (*1939)

Chorbuch (1966/77)

für 8 Singstimmen

The programme “espace éloigné” was performed for the first time during the “Tonkünstlerfest” at Musikfestival Bern in 2013 and is exclusively dedicated to Swiss musical creation. Alongside works for a cappella choir by Denis Schuler and Urs Peter Schneider, three new works were written and presented for the first time.

New works by Matthias Arter and Isabel Klaus, commissioned by ensemble proton bern and the Association of Swiss Musicians, take their inspiration from the theme of the festival, “WahnWitz” «folly» or «lunacy» and focus on two newly developed woodwind instruments played by members of ensemble proton bern: lupophone, a bass oboe with extended range and contraforte, an acoustically superior contrabassoon. These works for solo instrument and ensemble will be complemented by a new commission for choir and ensemble by Bernese composer Christian Henking, written for the basler madrigalisten.