IRCLive! Thallein Ensemble at BOZAR

This concert is presented in the framework of Rostrum+: a cooperation project co-funded by the Creative Programme of the European Union and coordinated by the International Music Council that aims to rethink the ways in which contemporary music connects with audiences through radio network by exploring new strategies to develop audiences, promote new music, enhance the skills of radio professionals and inspire cooperation between musicians, higher music education institutions and broadcasting companies throughout Europe and beyond.

The programme is the result of a one year creative process steered by Ulrich Hauschild, Director of BOZAR MUSIC, through an initial one-day workshop and continued monitoring throughout the academic year. This concert features pre-, in- between and after-concert talks between the audience, the musicians and a music specialists for a travel inside the music itself.

Birmingham Conservatoire’s Thallein Ensemble is dedicated to the performance and promotion of contemporary music. Thallein’s concerts focus on pieces by distinguished living composers and brand new works from the staff and students of the Conservatoire’s thriving Composition Department, alongside other high-profile pieces from the last half-century. The ensemble is highly regarded for its ambitious programming and for putting contemporary music at the heart of the Conservatoire’s performance programme. Recent highlights include a performance of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s Panic in the presence of the composer; a concert of music by Michael Finnissy as part of the 2015 BBC Proms, which was also broadcast on BBC Radio 3; a three-day residency with Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist; and a collaboration with Michael Oesterle.

The talks will be moderated by composers and sound artist Chris Cresswell.

Shade Studies Samuel Adams
Attempt at Screaming Peter Kerkelov
Zoetroping Emily Levy
The inner workings of a throat exposed (World Premiere)Chris Cresswell

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