INFOBOXGenre(s): Contemporary Music
From: Salzburg, Austria
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Founded in Salzburg by students from the University Mozarteum, the New Art and Music Ensemble Salzburg – NAMES for short – focuses on classical contemporary composers of the 20th century and on premiering works by younger composers. NAMES put eras and trends in a reciprocal relationship, thus enabling their recontextualization – a major objective. The repertoire thrives on contrasts and inter-medial productions and is devoted to new music in myriad formations. NAMES is an ensemble that experiments and sees itself as a platform for trying out new compositions that approach other forms of musical and artistic expression in an exciting way. In addition to live electronic and performance, the ensemble makes room for dance and the visual arts, and advocates opening strictly drawn borders. Exposure to a variety of approaches and methods enlivens the wide-ranging programme.