Several concerts featuring Rebecca Saunders' music are planned in Hamburg and Vienna through this season.
Rebecca Saunders at Musikverein Wien
Silence and sound: the music of Rebecca Saunders is created in the field of tension between these two poles. In 2023/24, the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna will focus on the oeuvre of the Berlin-based British composer - from works for small ensembles to a commissioned work for large orchestra.
Rebecca Saunders at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
She could read notes long before letters told her anything - born in London in 1967, Rebecca Saunders has now created an unmistakable sound language in over 70 works. The British composer treats her works like sculptures, which she places in space and illuminates from different perspectives. In 2019, she became the first woman composer ever to be awarded the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Music Prize. Five concerts now offer a fascinating look at Saunders' creative development over the past ten years.
During the season, Ensemble Resonanz will perform Ire with soloists Saerom Park (violoncello) and Dirk Rothbrust (percussion). Another performance features her work Hauch - Music for Dance with Ensemble Modern and CocoonDance Company, choreography by Rafaële Giovanola.