Ensemble Aventure

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© Christian Knörr

Ensemble Aventure' stands for adventure, for the risk involved in venturing into unknown worlds of sound and imagination. Dialogue and exchange on an equal footing with artists from all over the world - this is what 'Ensemble Aventure' has been committed to since its foundation in 1986. The Fribourg-based ensemble is dedicated to contemporary chamber music at the highest musical level; at the same time, its work in the areas of education and outreach is highly valued. With its renowned Fribourg concert series, its intensive contacts with composers worldwide, numerous commissions, hundreds of world premieres, international concert appearances, around 25 CDs and numerous projects and publications on the communication of new music, 'Ensemble Aventure' has played a decisive role in shaping contemporary music and bringing it to a wide audience. The founding motive and basic concern of Ensemble Aventure, which performs in various formations, is to combine the avant-garde with the tradition from which it springs, to shed new light on the seemingly familiar, to rediscover the forgotten and repressed, to promote the radically new and to unite this in meaningful programmes that transcend epochs and cultures. Its repertoire ranges from the Viennese School and the American avant-garde to Dada, Fluxus and conceptual art to the music of the immediate present. Ensemble Aventure gives a voice to marginalised perspectives in particular. This is demonstrated, for example, by its commitment to the works of politically persecuted and repressed composers, to whose rediscovery the ensemble has made a significant contribution, as well as its long-standing commitment to the contemporary music of Latin America and other non-European compositional worlds. Ensemble Aventure has been honoured with the European Business Awards, the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and the German Record Critics' Award. Ensemble Aventure is institutionally supported by the City of Freiburg and the State of Baden-Württemberg / Freiburg Regional Council.

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