Friday, February 03, 2017

Ensemble Resonanz bridges classical and electronic music in Manila concert

Time for me to step out of my classical music box and explore the world of electronic music with Classical X Electro, a genre crossing music performance by Hamburg based chamber group Ensemble Resonanz and local electronic artist similarobjects on February 9, 2017, 7:00 PM at the Beato Angelico Gallery, at the University of Sto. Tomas.

The concert, a part of the ensemble’s Urban String Asian tour, will cover a wide spectrum of music ranging from Baroque and Romantic period composers Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and Felix Mendelssohn respectively to contemporary composers Alexander Schubert and Michael Gordon.

Urban String is the ensemble’s monthly concert of classical and electronic music at the resonanzraum, located at the St. Pauli district of Hamburg. Each session, employing a club atmosphere, almost includes a guest dj or an electronic musician. And the Philippine stop is no exception with similarobjects on board. Urban String won the Innovation Award from Classical:NEXT in 2016.

Ensemble Resonanz. Photo by Tobias Schult

Ensemble Resonanz, an 18 member string ensemble, is considered as one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras with their innovative programming. The group has entered a new milestone at the start of the year with their residency at the newly opened Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.


On the other hand, Jorge Juan Wieneke V, under the stage moniker of similarobjects, is one of the big names in Manila’s beat scene. I am not a fixture of the beat scene so I can't say that I'm familiar with his music but I’ve encountered his work through the Cinemalaya film #Y that earned him a Gawad Urian nomination.

Classical X Electro is organized by the Goethe-Institut Philippinen with the support of the University of Sto. Tomas. Admission to the concert is free.

Classical X Electro
February 9, 2017, 7:00 PM | Beato Angelico Gallery, University of Sto. Tomas

Ensemble Resonanz

Ticket price:
Free admission

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