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In today’s news: Gustavo Gimeno records two new CDs, electronica and Mozart unite for BoxPark concert, Steven Isserlis talks music and death, Barenboim visits the West Bank to help young musicians. Live Music Now announce Libor concerts, and the Royal College of Music plan renovations and upgrades.

Irish Times

Are multimedia performances the future of live classical music?

Joyce DiDonato gives a stunning example of the possible shape of things to come.

PRS for Music M Magazine

Shift K3y announces collaboration with the London Mozart Players

Electronic musician Lewis Jankel (aka Shift K3y) will headline a fusion night of electronic, indie and classical sounds at Croydon’s new 2,000 capacity BoxPark on 19 July.

The Telegraph

Steven Isserlis interview: ‘John Tavener spoke to me in a dream’ 

The world-leading cellist talks to Ben Lawrence about music, death and how a celebrated playwright invoked his wrath

BBC News

Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim visits the West Bank 

Barenboim visits the West Bank for the first time in nearly a decade to work with young Palestinian musicians.


Live Music Now launches Libor concerts

Live Music Now is to provide 700 interactive concerts across the UK for veterans of the armed forces and their dependents in a bid to combat isolation and loneliness, the charity has announced.

Classical Source

Royal College of Music breaks new ground with ambitious campus redevelopment

Professor Robert Winston officially launches start of More Music, an ambitious redevelopment of the Royal College of Music.

Spiegel Online

Dirigenten-Überraschung Wenn der Funke überspringt

Gustavo Gimeno überzeugt mit Temperament und Charisma, wie es sich für einen Dirigenten gehört. Dabei verlässt er sich nicht auf allzu bewährte Konzert-Hits. Auf seinen neuen CDs überrascht er mit frühem Bruckner und Schostakowitsch.


Jetzt hat Beethoven sein Eistörtchen

Ein Eisproduzent aus Bonn hat laut Informationen der Vereinigung ‘Bürger für Beethoven’ ein Beethoven-Eistörtchen vorgestellt.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Reinhard Goebel erhält Bach-Medaille 2017

Der Geiger und Dirigent Reinhard Goebel bekommt die Bach-Medaille 2017 verliehen. Geehrt werde Goebel für seine besonderen Verdienste um die Vermittlung alter Musik.

BBC News

Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim visits West Bank

Daniel Barenboim, has been visiting the West Bank for the first time in nearly a decade – to work with young Palestinian musicians.

Le Parisien

Le Festival Berlioz rendra hommage aux années londoniennes du compositeur

Le festival, qui a rassemblé l’an dernier 26.000 spectateurs, se tiendra du 18 août au 3 septembre à La Côte Saint-André, bourgade de l’Isère où le compositeur est né il y a 214 ans, et alentour.


: Have you already checked our second season? Take a look at our online brochure:

: Fette congrats! Unsere Akademie-Alumna Ioana Cristina Goicea hat d. 1. Preis d. Michael Hill in Neuseeland gewonnen!



(Written on June 14, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to announce the upcoming project of their newest client Ensemble BPM. Multimedia performance specialists, Ensemble BPM will present the first ever opera staged live at an IMAX cinema this year with performances of Pulitzer prize-winning composer Steve Reich and video artist Beryl Korot’s Three Tales at the London Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre.

Incorporating live orchestra and singers, sampled audio, re-processed historical film and interviews with prescient cultural thinkers, Three Tales is a video opera that examines man’s deepening relationship with technology.

The work will be presented in association with a conference at the Institute of Historical Research entitled Being Modern: Science and Culture in the Early Twentieth Century, led by Dr Robert Bud, Chief Curator at the Science Museum. Performances take place on 22 and 24 April 2015 – the former date marking the centenary of the first use of chemical weapons in warfare.

Composed in 1998-2002, Three Tales recalls three events from twentieth-century history, exploring technology’s growing dominance in society: the crash of the Hindenburg zeppelin in 1937, nuclear bomb testing on Bikini Atoll in 1946-1958 and the cloning of Dolly the Sheep in 1996.

Ensemble BPM is only the second group to stage Three Tales since the work’s 2002 premiere. The production will be conducted by Artistic Director Nick Sutcliffe, directed by Matthew Eberhardt and produced by Amanda Carrick. It is supported by the London Science Museum, Arts Council England AHRC and The Hinrichsen Foundation.


Adults £22.00, Concessions £12.00

Book tickets online or call 0870 870 4868

For more information on Ensemble BPM and to keep up to date with news, visit their website, Twitter and Facebook.












(Written on January 12, 2015 )

Trinity Buoy Wharf, Docklands thriving centre for the arts and creative industries opens its exhibition, ‘Synchronicity’ to the public tonight following last night’s preview at The Electrician’s Shop. Open 10am to 8pm today until 2nd March, the multimedia exhibition takes a focus around art in Britain.

Artists featured in Synchronicity include Robert Amesbury Brooks, Julie Simmonds, Robert Cobuzy, Syd Symons, Sharon James, Stephen Bishop, and Sheena Mentz. All of these artists offer a perspective on Britain and ‘A Meaningful Relationship in Contemporary Art’.

Robert Amesbury Brooks whom exhibited in Cord Street, London for 10 years now is bringing together a group of multinational artists. These collaborate in this mixed show, focusing on Art in Britain, the art that springs from the British landscape, culture and media.

Julie Simmonds, influenced and inspired by the British landscape produces organic and exploratory printmaking, responding to the landscape in a manner that is full of life and movement.

Robert Cobuzy from Rumania – responded to the British media through his East European eyes, exploring new techniques taking forward his knowledge about mixing different mediums, in Robert’s works are unexpected combinations of materials and ideas, a joyful combination of metallic leaf which brings a little spark to his works.

Syd Symons uses an evolutionary narrative, time and history. Sharon James with her studies of ornithology: what it was and what it is now. Could it be a representation of nothingness? Steven Bishop reflecting in his paintings a sense of life flowing back and forth, echoes reverberating across time. South African Sheena Mentz whose photography is a sublime reflection of life is able to travel places and times. All these established artists and emerging ones harmoniously exhibit Synchronicity!

With a venue as unique as Trinity Buoy Wharf’s ‘The Electrician’s Shop’, and interesting and thought provoking works by great artists, ‘Synchronicity’ is a free event not to be missed.

The exhibition is open today from 10am to 8pm, and will be running until 2nd March 2014. Find out about Trinity Buoy Wharf and all their events including ‘Synchronicity’ via their website, and also stay updated via Twitter.

Opening Times

Thursday 27th February 10am to 8pm

Friday 28th February 10am to 8pm

Late evening: Saturday 1st March 10am ti 9pm

Sunday 2nd March 10am to 3pm

Trinity Buoy Wharf, The Electrician’s Shop, 64 Orchard Place, London, E14 0JY

(Written on February 27, 2014 )

As multimedia becomes a more and more important role in our life, it is already used in different types of art in order to develop it further and bring new aspects in the interpretation of pieces.

Approaches of dealing with multimedia in theatre can be seen in the productions of Katie Mitchell, a British theatre director, and Leo Warner, a video designer. Their productions are characterised by the use of cameras, multimedia projections, and the sound techniques of early silent cinema on stage, with actors scurrying about filming their colleagues and swapping roles with one another. Piece “Fraulein Julie”, premiered at the Schaubühne theatre in Berlin in 2010 and now on at the Barbican in London, and “Waves”, premiered in 2005, both incorporate this idea and new method.

A way to deal with multimedia in opera can be seen in the new, groundbreaking interpretation of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte“ at the Komische Oper Berlin. Opera and multimedia are brought together in a union never seen before. The director of the opera house, Barrie Kosky, restaged this piece with British theater group “1927“. “1927“ had already used the method in their shows, a dynamic interaction between animation and actors.

In “Die Zauberflöte“ a plain wall is used on stage to project the animations and to create a wonderful fantasy world with flying recorders and growing plants. This unique interpretation still proves an enormous success and can be watched and understood regardless of potential language barriers.

Have a look at the trailer here… but it is definitely better to see it live at the Komische Oper Berlin!!



(Written on May 8, 2013 )