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Time Thursday 02. December 2021
20:00 – 21:30
Venue Schauspielhaus Zürich | Schiffbau
Schiffbaustrasse 4
CH–8005 Zürich
Genre Opening Concert
  1. International Contemporary Ensemble
  2. George Lewis
  3. Nicole Mitchell
  4. Jessie Cox
  5. Helga Arias
  6. Murat Çolak

George E. Lewis: Thistledown (2012)
for piano trio with percussion

Murat Çolak: LAV (2021)
for flute, saxophone, bassoon, percussion, violin, cello, and electronics
World premiere

Helga Arias: New Work (2021)
for string quartett, electronics, and video
World premiere

Jessie Cox: Black as a Hack for Cyborgification (2020)
for performers and video

Nicole Mitchell: Cult of Electromagnetic Connectivity (2021)
for flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, and cello

George E. Lewis: Creative Construction SetTM (2015)
for open form and musicians

with International Contemporary Ensemble


North and South America are geographical focus points in the programme of this first edition of SONIC MATTER. For the opening concert, the International Contemporary Ensemble is bringing with it contemporary music from the USA. This Ensemble has developed its multifarious artistic identity in an intensive process of collaboration with numerous mentors from the US experimental music scene, including George E. Lewis and Nicole Mitchell. Together with a new generation of composers, the Ensemble is presenting a programme with current works and world premières that reflect the creative energy of its home city of New York.

Tickets available at from November 5, 2021.

CORONA INFORMATIONEN: So schützen wir uns
Für alle unsere Veranstaltungen ist ein Covid-Zertifikat notwendig (geimpft, genesen, getestet). Beim Eingang zu den Veranstaltungen werden Zertifikate und Ausweise kontrolliert. Des Weiteren besteht eine generelle Maskenpflicht an all unseren Veranstaltungen. Das SONIC MATTER-Team und die Künstler:innen sind geimpft, genesen oder getestet. Alle werden zudem täglich getestet.


Venue Partner: A SONIC MATTER concert in cooperation with Schauspielhaus Zürich.

Coproduction: International Contemporary Ensemble.

This event is made possible by support from the Elisabeth Weber Stiftung and a travel grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation.

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