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Rebellion is a characteristic feature of new music: Never being satisfied with what the past has to offer. Searching for new methods, for unheard-of solutions. Focussing on socially relevant topics through the subtle mechanisms of sound art. This approach to making music may have left its mark after ten years of ensemble proton bern. Over the past few months, it has been a case of out with the old and in with the new, thereby testing solutions and forms of communication, tackling relevant issues and shaping the future. Michael Kaufmann, President of Verein Teilchenbeschleuniger – Verein zur Unterstützung zeitgenössischer Musik (Particle Accelerator – Association for the Support of Contemporary Music), discusses the social explosiveness of the latest music with the renowned composers Michael Pelzel and Stefan Wirth, and asks whether you have to behave terribly in the world of art in order to make new music heard.


Kessler, Thomas (*1937): My lady soul (2019) UA, com

Pelzel, Michael (*1978): New Work (2020) UA, com

Wirth, Stefan (*1975): New Work (2020) UA, com



Flöte: Bettina Berger
Lupophon: Martin Bliggenstorfer
Klarinette: Richard Haynes
Kontraforte: Elise Jacoberger
Harfe: Vera Schnider
Klavier: Samuel Fried
Violine: Maximilian Haft
Violoncello: Jan-Filip Ťupa

Foto: Oliver Oettli