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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 early on in their professional careers. Those interested can apply to receive a commission to write a new work for one of the annual protonwerk concerts.
protonwerk was conceived not only to extend the ensemble’s repertoire but also to offer composers the opportunity to create and refine their work in a professional environment. We place a lot of importance on working together closely with composers. The individual musicians offer workshops at all points throughout the compositional process and the ensemble meets to work on drafts and/or sketches in the early stages of the project. In the week leading up to the concert, we rehearse the pieces in the presence of all participating composers. All works are then documented with audio and video recordings and these materials will be made available to the composers.
One of the primary aims of protonwerk is to broaden the ensemble's repertoire. In doing so, the opportunity for further performances in Switzerland and abroad may arise.
The outcome will be notified late November 2018 and the concert will take place in early 2020, performed by ensemble proton bern.
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protonwerk no. 8 concerts in Berne: 1st March 2019 with ensemble proton bern.
World premiere performances of music by Omri Abram, Helga Arias, Christoph Blum, Oren Boneh, Faidra Chafta-Douka, Yu Kuwabara, Deok-Vin Lee, Mert Morali, Marina Sobyanina, Thierry Tidrow.