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SCENATET: Wow and Flutter

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017


Denmark’s buzzy SCENATET makes its official New York debut with a potent program that belies the cozy Danish stereotype of ‘Hygge.’ Along with the twitchy improvised grooves of Yu Oda and the strobe-funk theatrics of Kaj Duncan David’s Computer Music, highlights include the first of this year’s MATA commissions, a world premiere by Eric Wubbels. Also on tap: the hermetic canons of Daniel Tacke’s musica ricercata | musica poetica, Turkish composer Murat Çolak’s Orchid, an octet by rising Danish star Christian Winther Christensen, and German composer Martin Grütter’s Messer Engle Atem Kling (Cleaver Angel Breathing ‘Ding’).

with support from the Danish Composers´ Society´s Production Pool/KODA´s Cultural Funds.


Tuesday, April 25
8PM at the Kitchen, 512 W 19th St, NYC

Tickets available here

Eric Wubbels (USA): New Work (2017), MATA Festival Commission
YU Oda (Japan/The Netherlands): Everybody is Brainwashed (2014), AP
Daniel Tacke (USA): musica ricercata | musica poetica  (2013), NYP
Martin Grütter (Germany): Messer Engel Atem Kling (2011), AP
Christian Winther Christensen (Denmark): Chorale (2017), WP
Kaj Duncan David (Denmark): Computer Music (2014/16), AP
Murat Çolak (Turkey/USA): Orchid (2017), WP

Martin Grütter

Friday, March 3rd, 2017


Martin Grütter was born in Trostberg/Germany in 1983. From 2004 to 2012 he studied composition at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin with Hanspeter Kyburz, as well as electronic music with Wolfgang Heiniger. Performances of his works took place at concerts and festivals in Europa and Asia by leading musicians like Ensemble Modern and Ensemble Intercontemporain.

He was awarded several prizes, so in 2007 at the composition competition “In memoriam György Ligeti” and at the Hanns Eisler Award for composition and interpretation of contemporary music, in 2010 at the international composition contest of the MusikTriennale Cologne and at the Mahler composition contest, Vienna. He received scholarships by the Academy “Opera today” of Deutsche Bank Foundation (2010–12) and the International Ensemble Modern Academy (2011/12).

Martin Grütter’s music deals with virtuosity, performance, irony, madness, rhythm, and speech. His compositions comprise solo, ensemble, and vocal pieces, music theatre and electronic music. He lives and works in Berlin.