ENSEMBLE NEW BABYLON
Ensemble New Babylon’s debut concert was in November 2012 under the patronage of the mayor of Bremen, with the aim of reintroducing contemporary music to the cultural life of the city, and since its foundation it has performed over 40 world premieres.
An integral part of the ensemble’s concept is devising around specific themes and unusual performance spaces, and as a result it has received numerous awards from the Deutscher Musikrat (the ‘German Music Council’) for projects such as a collaboration with funk group Watson’s Mother in 2013, a 48-hour non-stop spectacle The show must go on at the Theater Bremen in 2016 and a collaboration with TanzKollektivBremen at the Tanz Bremen international festival for contemporary dance in 2017. Ensemble New Babylon works on two basic fundamentals: the performance of contemporary works and encouraging peace and understanding through the power of music.
The ensemble has toured to Greece, Poland, Israel, Argentina and Chile and Iceland, and has performed at festivals including the 2018 20 Biennale Aktueller Musik—pgnm-festival in Bremen and the 2017 Festival Internacional Muchas Músicas in Buenos Aires.
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