Ensemble Resonanz

Ensemble Resonanz will release their new album, ‘Tenebre’, in collaboration with composer Bryce Dessner, on October 11 2019. A rich and complex body of artistry, the album showcases the interchange between experimental classical music and contemporary club culture.

Since its inception in 1994, Ensemble Resonanz has been attracting new fans with their re-defining projects, creating compelling, contemporary arrangements of classical and contemporary music. Today, the ensemble has firmly established itself as one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras, celebrated for their bold musical statements and the way in which they take music to the extreme.

In addition to his work as lead guitarist and songwriter of The National, Bryce Dessner is equally recognised for his work as a composer, having collaborated on orchestral, chamber and vocal projects with artists including Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Philip Glass and Steve Reich among others. His compositions have been commissioned by Los Angeles Philharmonic, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet and Carnegie Hall.

‘Tenebre’ includes a selection of Bryce’s compositions entirely rearranged and recomposed for the ensemble, such as his famous compositions ‘Aheym’ and ‘Tenebre’ created for the Kronos Quartet. The release also features the world premier recording of ‘Skrik’, commissioned by Steve Reich and Carnegie Hall for the composer’s 80th birthday.

WildKat is working with Ensemble Resonanz and Bryce Dessner to create press coverage around the release of ‘Tenebre’, across the territories of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.


Ensemble Resonanz wanted to create awareness in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK around their new album ‘Tenebre’, with rock guitarist and composer Bryce Dessner.

  • Radio interview and Airplay on Germany’s Deutschlandfunk and WDR Tonart, but also on radio shows highlighting projects that cross music genres like Neo from NDR Kultur or Byte FM, and on Arcana FM in the UK
  • Generated Online awareness through playlisting on Deezer (‘Aheym’ has been featured in Deezer ‘New Releases’ playlist) and on Apple Music (featured on ’10s Classical Essentials’)
  • Built online awareness through critics on culture blogs on Pitchfork Music Review, Pizzicato, Higher Plain Music, Meet the Artist, Stationary Travels, Music and the Myth, Stereophile, Rolf’s Music Blog, Classical Sources
  • Newspapers and Magazines have published the concerts and critic responses: Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, Schweizer Musikzeitung, Junge Welt, Berliner Morgenpost, die Wel


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