become a patron
As instrumentalists, we're privy to a high degree of virtuosity and flexibility. This sometimes means that we have to put down our instruments and apply our skills to other thing: everyday objects, for example! Sound sources can be found everywhere, at home, on the street, at the hardware store, toy shop etc.
For Protonwerk no. 10 we're really going to set aside our regular instruments in order to take up objets trouvés (found objects). We want to tread in the footsteps of many composers that looked for the unpredictable, theatrical, noisy or pedestrian, and commission works for found objects. We've asked 5 composers to write for all 8 members of Ensemble Proton Bern, playing only found objects.
Protonwerk is the platform for contemporary music, created by Ensemble Proton Bern. With the support of Swiss Cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia we have been working together to inspire the upcoming generation of composers at the beginning of their professional careers. Those interested can apply to receive a commission to write a new work for one of the annual Protonwerk concerts.