Bremer Schlagzeugensemble

The Bremen Percussion Ensemble under the artistic direction of Olaf Tzschoppe devotes itself intensively to collaboration with composers. It has played nomerous world premieres and German premieres. Many compositions were created within the framework of the ensemble’s Schlag>|<Art project, with some of the works now published by Edition Gravis.

In parallel, the ensemble has dedicated itself to the classics of Toru Takemitsu, Luigi Nono and others, presented thematic programs around Iannis Xenakis, György Ligeti and Georg Crumb, and participated in multimedia events such as “in Between” (fashion/music/design).

In addition, the ensemble initiates and participates in collaborative projects with young percussionists and composers, has given workshops, and has been an ensemble in residence at different composition classes and composers’ associations.

It has made concert tours to other European countries and to South America.

 

Just released:
“Schlag>|<Art Vol. 1” Bremer Schlagzeugensemble
2021, Kreuzberg Records kr10151
with works by Z. Szathmáry, L. Voigtländer, A. Toovey, S. Cho, U. Pogoda and J. Messtorff

 

                       “Schlag>|<Art Vol. I ist ein großer Wurf…”
                                           Stephan Froleyks off-beat 06-2021

 

 

 

some dates:

06. Dec 2022 “Hommage à Xenakis” Unerhörte Musik, Berlin
03. Dec 2022 “Hommage à Xenakis” TONALi Saal, Hamburg
01. Dec 2022 “Hommage à Xenakis” St. Stephani, Bremen
15. Oct. 2022 “Was ist Zeit No 2”, Kirche Unser Lieben Frauen, Bremen
24. Sep. 2022  “eigenWelten”, Eberswalde
23. Sep. 2022 Intersonanzen 2022 “eigenWelten”, Künstlerhaus Sans Titre, Potsdam
30. Juli 2022 „Crash ’n Bash“„Oldenburger Kultursommer“, Schlossgarten, Oldenburg
20. Juli2022 „Crash ’n Bash“, open space Domshof, Bremen
02. July 2022 “Lange Nacht der Musik”, Bremen
26. June 2022 “SchlagZeit” HfK, Bremen
25. June 2022 “Lange Nacht der Musik”, Oldenburg
20. Mai 2022  “Schlag>|<Art”, Kirche Maria Königin, Lüdenscheid
19. Mai 2022  “Schlag>|<Art”, Le Grillen, Colmar, Frankreich
29. Nov. 2021 “Schlag>|<Art”, Schneider-Stiftung, Freiburg
23. Oct. 2021 realtime Gala, Metropol Theater, Bremen
10. Oct. 2021 Werkraum, Göttingen
08. Oct. 2021 Inter Feral Arts/New Music Festival, Inter Arts Center, Malmö
06. Oct. 2021 Inter Feral Arts/New Music Festival, Galleri 21, Malmö
01. Oct. 2021 Torhaus, Bremen
30. Sept. 2021 Theater Wrede, Oldenburg
25. Sept. 2021  “open space”, Domshof, Bremen
28. August 2020 “Randspiele 2020”, Zepernick
17. Nov. 2019 “More than the Notes” Bremer Schlagzeugensemble featuring Ryszard Pusz
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 “Ambitus” 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

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