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Bremer Schlagzeugensemble

 The Bremen Schlagzeugensemble under the direction of Olaf Tzschoppe has his focus on the development of the percussion repertoire of the 20th/21st century as well as the collaboration with young composers. In addition to classics by Iannis Xenakis, Toru Takemitsu, Luigi Nono and others, the ensemble has performed numerous world premiers and German premieres like Transmutations from australian composer Anthony Pateras. It presented thematic programmes around Iannis Xenakis, György Ligeti and Georg Crumb and took part in multimedia events such as „In Between“ (fashion/media/music). In addition, it undertook concert tours to other European countries and to South America. The CD “Splash” was released in 2015.



some dates:

– 07. Sept. 2019 “open space” Domshof, Bremen
– 25. August 2019 “Kanon in V”, Theater am Goetheplatz, Bremen
– 03. July 2019 “destination unknown”, Rathaus, Bremen
21. June 2019 “Stadtmusikanten Plus”, chambermusicfestival, Hochschule für Künste, Bremen
17. March 2019 “Zum Gedenken an Fukushima”,  Kulturkirche St. Stephani, Bremen
20. Jan 2019  “Schlag›|‹Art – Hanse Connections”, HfK Bremen
19. Jan 2019  “Talking Drums – Hanse Connections”, Rudolf Steiner Haus, Hamburg
13. Jan 2019 “InterPercussion”, Breslau, Polen
12. Jan 2019 “InterPercussion” Musicacademie, Posen, Polen
11. Jan 2019  “InterPercussion” Chopin University, Warschau, Polen
09. Nov 2018 Konservatorium Georg Philipp Telemann, Magdeburg
28. Oct 2018 Konzertsaal des Musikpädagogischen Institutes der MLU, Halle
28. Sept 2018 Gesellschaftshaus, Magdeburg
21. June 2018 “Fête de la musique” HfK, Bremen
17. Mai 2018 “Furioso” altes Pumpwerk, Bremen
15. Feb. 2018 “Ballet Mechanique” Sendesaal, Bremen
03. Feb. 2018 “Bosy Focus 2 – Percussion summit”, Musikforum, Bochum
01. Dec. 2017  “Worpsweder Musikherbst 2017” Bötjersche Scheune, Worpswede
30. Oct. 2017 “Luthers Anschläge und ihr Widerhall” Kulturkirche St Stephani, Bremen
29. Oct. 2017 “Luthers Anschläge und ihr Widerhall” Zepernick
28. Oct. 2017 “Luthers Anschläge und ihr Widerhall” Potsdam
27. Oct. 2017 “Luthers Anschläge und ihr Widerhall” Magdeburg
17. June 2017  “Nacht der Klänge”  St. Petri Dom, Bremen



2015 release of the CD „Splash“.

a short trailer:


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