ensemble mosaik was founded in 1997 and has developed, as an especially multifaceted and adventurous experimental formation, into one of Germany’s most renowned ensembles for contemporary music. Most of the musicians are founding members, enabling them to create a profiled and unique body of sound in a long-term, intense cooperation. Its interest lies in the diversity as well as research into – and continued development of – contemporary music’s aesthetic concepts and forms of presentation. Particular emphasis is placed on collaboration with young, often unknown composers and on an egalitarian working method. Additional emphases in the ensemble’s artistic work lie in dealing with digital media in the fields of composition, interpretation and sound creation, as well as approaching performance practice in new ways. Multiple works have been written for ensemble mosaik. Over 150 world premieres are in its repertoire.
In addition to the thematic programs, ensemble mosaik realizes music theater productions in which work with electronic and visual media plays a major role. Selected artists are presented extensively in portrait concerts.
ensemble mosaik has played in Europe and worldwide at many of the most important festivals for contemporary music, among them the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Wien Modern, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Warsaw Autumn, the festivals UltraSchall, MaerzMusik and the Klangwerkstatt in Berlin, the musica viva in Munich and many others.