Happy New Ears
John Cage once wished his audiences »Happy New Ears«, encouraging people to welcome the challenge, and unique experience, of hearing something new. This series of events by the Ensemble Modern at Oper Frankfurt began in 1993. Every season four composers present their works, talk about how they came into being, composition technique and how they are to be performed.
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The Ensemble Modern was formed in 1980 and is established worldwide as one of the leading ensembles specialising in new music. The unique way in which they are organised and work and their distinctive range of methods in performing chamber music, orchestral concerts and opera, distinguish this ensemble from all others. They work closely with composers and perform, on average, 70 new works a year, including c. 20 world premieres. The ensemble performs around 100 concerts a year at important festivals and concert halls from Oslo to Rome, in Japan and the USA.