“Ensemble Nikel” premieres “Noemata” for Saxophone, Electric Guitar, Piano and Percussion by Edgar Barroso – February 18, 2012 / Harvard University

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Presenting musicians from Basel, Brussels, Lausanne & Tel Aviv, Ensemble Nikel is a group of five musicians displaying a new contemporary chamber music sound in which the obstacle of melting electric and acoustic instruments into a unified musical organism is being constantly tackled.

Nikel ensemble is continuously aiming for the quest of exploring its audio spectral artistic possibilities focusing on instruments mainly evolving in the 20th century, Presenting an ongoing subscribers series in Tel Aviv & Haifa, Initiating new conceptual projects with various partners, soloists and ensembles and also in cooperation with composer Yuval Shaked, lead a lecture series introducing various angels and topics related with Contemporary Music aesthetics. Its concert series in Israel has presented great amount of world premiere performances to works by world known established composers such as Chaya Czernowin, Clemens Gadenstätter, Philippe Hurel, Helmut Oehring or by such young prominent composers as Raphaël Cendo, Sivan Cohen Elias, Eduardo Moguillansky, Marco Momi ,Stefan Prins and Michael Wertmüller.

Founded in 2006 by Yaron Deutsch and Gan Lev, the ensemble has already been invited to play in prestigious contemporary music festivals such as: Wien Modern, Donauecshinger Musiktage, Ultraschall (Berlin), Bang on a Can (New York), International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt, Klangspuren (Schwaz) and Warsaw Autumn to name a few.

Ensemble Nikel members are: Vincent Daoud – Saxophones // Yaron Deutsch – Electric Guitar, Artistic Director // Tom De Cock – Percussion // Reto Staub – Piano // Eran Borovich – Double Bass


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