CONCEPT

'Integrations' is an artistic research project by UMS 'n JIP in collaboration with internationally established partner groups and composers who have been associated with the duo for several years and work closely with them. 'Integrations' provides an opportunity to present, integrate and deploy the results of many years musical practice and research in a new and larger instrumental, esthetic and cultural connexion.

From the standpoint of UMS 'n JIP, 'Integrations' offers a new kind of contemporary ensemble, in that their characteristic approach is integrated both musically and compositionally into the contemporary ensemble's format. In this respect it also operates in parallel with UMS' internationally recognized research project 'The Recorder Map', which charts the playing techniques of recorders in a practical form for composers and music interpreters.

In close collaboration with composers 'Integrations' leads progressively to new pieces that extend the range of the UMS 'n JIP repertoire (recorder, voice and electronics) through new instrumental combinations. In its first stage it has produced works for a trio (with violin), and from 2015 for the duo supplemented by the Pierrot Quintet (flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano) -- that is with 5 basic instruments - two string instruments, two wind instruments and a keyboard. Future projects include extensions with a) brass instruments and percussion, b) traditional instruments and c) open formations.

The international partner ensembles that work with UMS 'n JIP are among the most accomplished groups in contemporary new music and are distinguished by their varied cultural and esthetic backgrounds as well as their experience in interpretation, compositional and musical traditions. Thus, in addition to the sound and formal issues tackled, a central theme of the project is intercultural dialog.

The works that result from the involvement of the various ensembles lead not only to an unusually large number of performances. The pieces also receive differing interpretations thanks to the diverse cultural contexts in which they are presented. As a result they offer material for discussion and reflection throughout the network over several years for all involved.


 

NEWS

INTEGRATIONS #2018
Taller Sonoro & UMS 'n JIP
workshops and concerts in Sevilla, Spain, works by Edler, Martinez (WP), UMS (WP), JIP (WP)
INTEGRATIONS #2018
dissonArt ensemble & UMS 'n JIP
workshops and concerts in Thessaloniki, Greece, works by Kokoras (WP), UMS (WP), JIP (WP)
INTEGRATIONS #2018
dissonArt ensemble, Taller Sonoro, Le Pot, Wolfgang Mitterer & UMS 'n JIP
concerts in Leuk and Zürich (during Forum Wallis and at Walcheturm Zürich), works by Edler, Martinez (WP), Kokoras (WP), UMS (WP), JIP (WP)
>> http://forumwallis.ch
>> http://walcheturm.ch

INTEGRATIONS #2017
dissonArt ensemble, Taller Sonoro, Le Pot, Wolfgang Mitterer & UMS 'n JIP

concerts in Leuk and Zürich (during Forum Wallis and in Kusntraum Walcheturm), works by Schuler, Schiess, Fueter, Furrer, UMS (WP), JIP (WP), Edler
>> http://forumwallis.ch
>> http://walcheturm.ch
INTEGRATIONS #2017
Max E. Keller, Jürg Henneberger & UMS 'n JIP

CD release (wider-wege) featuring 'Mobile' together with Jürg Henneberger (toypiano, melodica, vocals), Max E. Keller performing 'Mobile' with UMS 'n JIP in a concert series paying tribute to Keller's 70th birthday (Basel, Zürich, Bern, Winterthur, Brig, 3/2017)
http://umsnjip.ch/70jahremaxekeller.htm
>> photos
INTEGRATIONS #2016
HEMU Site de Sion & UMS 'n JIP

3-day workshop about Swiss contemporary music featuring the works by Schiess and Keller (Sion, 12/2016)
>> more

INTEGRATIONS #2016
Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble MCME & UMS 'n JIP

concerts in Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg) and Switzerland (Basel, Zürich), works by Rykova (WP), Schuler (WP), Fueter (WP), further works by Sysoev, Gorlinsky, Steinauer, Vassena
supported by Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art, UBS Kulturstiftung, SUISA Foundation, Pro Helvetia, STV/ASM
>> pics & press
>> program sheet
INTEGRATIONS #2016
dissonArt ensemble Thessaloniki
& UMS 'n JIP

working/reading sessions in Thessaloniki, Jan/16
>> more
INTEGRATIONS #2016
Taller Sonoro Sevilla
& UMS 'n JIP
 
working/reading sessions in Sevilla, Jan/16
>> more

 

 

 

 

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