Ensemble Musikfabrik
›A View from Afar‹

  • Sun 24.02.19 15 h

Entrance is pay what you like at the box office

Free child-care service available during the concerts

PACT x Ensemble Musikfabrik - on five Sundays in 2019, the Cologne-based ensemble will perform a special chamber concert series at PACT. Curated by individual ensemble members, the concerts take up on the popular ›Monday Concerts‹ that the ensemble has been presenting in its Cologne studio since 2011. The audience is invited to get to know the musicians and their personal, artistic and aesthetic focal points. The respective programme curators appear as solo performers and offer insights into their reasons for selecting the featured pieces.


PACT enjoys a long-standing, creative collaboration with the Ensemble Musikfabrik. Founded in 1990, it is one of the leading ensembles of contemporary music and works at the interface between experimental possibilities of expression and performative art. Firmly carrying the new, courageous and out of the ordinary in its DNA, the ensemble operates on a democratic basis whereby all decisions are made by the musicians themselves.

First concert afternoon (24.02.): ›A View from Afar‹

The 60s were a period of upheaval and the redrawing of boundaries. What remains of all that today, half a century later? Do the values created at that time still apply? What is a concert? What is music? Curated by Melvyn Poore, this chamber concert by the Ensemble Musikfabrik shows that the revolutionary questions of that time have lost none of their significance today.

  • Yoko Ono ›Number Piece II‹ (1961)

  • Jackson Mac Low ›Mountain* Movie‹(1961/71)

  • Alvin Lucier ›Am Sitting in a Room‹(1969)

  • Yoko Ono ›Body Sound Tape Piece‹ (1964)

  • John White ›Drinking and Hooting Machine‹ (around 1971)

  • Frederic Rzewski ›Les Moutons de Panurge‹ (1968)

Trumpet: Marco Blaauw Trombone: Bruce Collings Keyboard: Benjamin Kobler Keyboard: Ulrich Löffler Voice, Tuba: Melvyn Poore 

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