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ensemble proton bern

  • flute Bettina Berger
  • oboe Béatrice Laplante
  • clarinet Richard Haynes
  • contraforte Elise Jacoberger
  • harp Vera Schnider
  • piano Samuel Fried
  • violin Maximilian Haft
  • violoncello Jan-Filip Ťupa

protonwerk no. 8

Friday 1. March 2019, 7.30 pm • Dampfzentrale Bern


Saturday 2. March 2019, 8.00 pm • Damatti Bar Basel


Abram, Omri (*1986)

Poshk (2018) UA

for Cello and SK-1 sampler keyboard

Arias, Helga (*1984)

#YouToo? (2018) UA

forviolin,bassclarinetand video

Blum, Christoph (*1990)

Zwei z.T. sehr schöne Ständchen (2018) UA

Boneh, Oren (*1991)

CHURN (2019) UA

for bass flute, lupophone, contraforte, and harp

Chafta Douka, Faidra (*1990)

ES (2019) UA

for contraforte, harp and cello

Kuwabara, Yu (*1984)

Mirror in the Mirror (2018) UA

for bass clarinet and contraforte

Lee, Deok-Vin (*1986)

meanwhile (2018) UA

for lupophon, bass clarinet, contraforte and violoncello

Lee, Deok-Vin (*1986)

while (2018) UA

for piccolo, keyboard, electronics, light and shaker

Morali, Mert (*1992)

Making History (2018) UA

for Lupophone, Bass Clarinet, Contraforte, and Harp

Sobyanina, Marina (*1986)

A Cup of Qi (2018) UA

for Bass Clarinet, Cello, Casio SK-1, Tape

Sobyanina, Marina (*1986)

Laughter No.2 (2018) UA

for oboe, Bb Clarinet, Violin, CASIO SK-1

Tidrow, Thierry (*1986)

IMAGINARY FOLK SONG #1 UA

Tidrow, Thierry (*1986)

Love me (2019) UA

Tidrow, Thierry (*1986)

You don't love me (2019) UA

for Jan-Filip, Max, and Samuel

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. One of the key aspects of these new work commissions is the chance to write for the recently developed instruments lupophone (bass oboe with extended range) and contraforte (an acoustically superior contrabassoon).

For the 8th edition of protonwerk, ensemble proton bern will be commissioning new works with a duration around about that of a pop song (3-4 mins), which are explicitly written for performance in a bar setting. The works will be for 2-4 musicians chosen from the available 8 core players. The music will be performed in bars and pubs where the guests don’t necessarily observe concert etiquette. The music should ideally inspire conversation: we want to broaden the enjoyment of new music!

ensemble proton bern will perform the pieces in its concert series NMIDB (Neue Musik in der Beiz or New Music in the Pub) during the whole season. The concert to kick it all off will take place in the foyer of the Dampfzentrale Bern.