Komponistenklasse – plugged in

Foto: Louise Schlünz

New music by children and young people of the Dresden Composers’ Class

Family concert with the sound collective Opus Eins under Milko Kersten (direction & moderation)

The weeks of lockdown had an “electrifying” effect on the Dresden Composers’ Class. During the period of contact restrictions, the 9 to 17 year olds familiarised themselves with sound recordings and audio programmes. The combination of electronics and instrumental music is the focus when the freshly created works are premiered and the young composers are introduced to the audience. You can experience a “journey through time” with musical excursions by ship, stagecoach and tram, an “orchestra of ring tones”, “echo music”, “the cuckoo and the woodpecker” and much more. The pupils composed under the guidance of Silke Fraikin, Johannes Korndörfer, Annette Schlünz, Bernd Schumann and worked out their pieces together with the musicians.

The sound collective Opus Eins with Arnfried Falk (oboe), Harald Heim (horn), Johannes Kilian (percussion), Caroline Kersten (viola), Luca Marai Kühne (double bass), Ole Jana (passages) performs under the direction of Milko Kersten.