Ensemble Resonanz & Alexander Schubert

2023/24 Immersive Sounds Musik Digital Arts

In residence at the Elbphilharmonie and at home in St. Pauli. This is how Ensemble Resonanz describes itself. With its extraordinary joy of playing and artistic quality, it is one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras. The ensemble not only plays in the most important international concert halls, but has also developed a very special meeting and resonance space in Hamburg behind the meter-thick concrete walls of a former high bunker from 1942. With their program ideas, the musicians bring old and new music into lively connection and ensure interactions between the works, the audience and the stories that arise around the programs.

The 18-member string orchestra is democratically organized and works without a permanent conductor, but always brings artistic partners on board. One of them is Alexander Schubert, who will transform a string quartet into a performance machine in a new version of his work “Scanners” and raise questions of perception and representation in an equally new version of “Convergence.” The work uses the concept of artificial intelligence to learn characteristics of human musicians, recreate new entities based on these recordings and let the players interact with their generated counterparts.

Alexander Schubert: SCANNERS (2013, revised 2016)
Clara Iannotta: You crawl over seas of granite (2019/20)
Alexander Schubert: CONVERGENCE (2020/21)

Ensemble Resonanz

Duration: 1 h
Trigger warning: At the concert there are moments with absolute darkness and the use of a strong strobe light.

Introduction of the piece and Artist Lab Talk at 19 h.

A cooperation with DAVE Festival 

Alexander Schubert – Scanners

Alexander Schubert – Convergence

Clara Iannotta