• Presentation

    Remix Ensemble is Casa da Música’s contemporary music group. Since its debut in 2000, the group has already performed the world premieres of more than eighty five new works. 


    Remix Ensemble is Casa da Música’s contemporary music group. Since its debut in 2000, the group has already performed the world premieres of more than eighty five new works and has been conducted by Stefan Asbury, Ilan Volkov, Kasper de Roo, Pierre-André Valade, Rolf Gupta, Peter Rundel, Jonathan Stockhammer, Jurjen Hempel, Matthias Pintscher, Franck Ollu, Reinbert de Leeuw, Diego Masson, Emilio Pomàrico, Brad Lubman, Peter Eötvös, Paul Hillier, Titus Engel, Baldur Brönnimann, Heinz Holliger, Olari Elts and Pedro Neves amongst others conductors.

    Internationally, the Remix Ensemble has performed in Valencia, Rotterdam, Huddersfield, Barcelona, Strasbourg, Paris, Orleans, Bourges, Toulouse, Reims, Antwerp, Madrid, Milan, Ourense, Budapest, Norrköping, Vienna, Witten, Berlin, Amsterdam, Cologne, Zürich, Hamburg, Luxemburg and Brussels, including festivals such as Wiener Festwochen and Wien Modern (Vienna), Agora (IRCAM – Paris) and Printemps des Arts (Monte Carlo).

    World premieres have included two commissions by Wolfgang Rihm, the piano concertino Jetzt genau! by Pascal Dusapin at the closing programme of Festival Musica Strasbourg, Le soldat inconnu by Georges Aperghis (commissioned by ECHO), Da capo by Peter Eötvös and the opera Giordano Bruno by Francesco Filidei, performed in Porto, Strasbourg, Reggio Emilia and Milan. Remix Ensemble also premiered a new production of the opera Quartett by Luca Francesconi directed by Nuno Carinhas (in Porto and Strasbourg). The Ring Saga project, with Richard Wagner’s music adapted by Jonathan Dove and Graham Vick, took Remix Ensemble to Festival Musica Strasbourg, Cité de la Musique Paris, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Théâtre de Nîmes, Le Théâtre de Caen, Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg and Grand Théâtre de Reims.

    Highlights for 2017 include a retrospective of Harrison Birtwistle’s work, the national debut of James Dillon’s Stabat Mater Dolorosa, an interpretation of Ligeti’s Concerto for Violin by Ilya Gringolts, or a cine-concert with new music for the classic horror movie: Nosferatu by Murnau.

    Remix Ensemble has played on fourteen CDs featuring works by Pauset, Azguime, Côrte-Real, Peixinho, Dillon, Jorgensen, Staud, Nunes, Bernhard Lang, Pinho Vargas, Wolfgang Mitterer, Karin Rehnqvist, Pascal Dusapin, Luca Francesconi, Unsuk Chin and Johannes Schöllhorn. Gramophone has included the CD featuring works by Pascal Dusapin, performed by Remix Ensemble and Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, in its Critics’ Choice of 2013.

  • Peter Rundel

    Conductor

    With a profound approach to complex music of all styles and periods and a great dramaturgical creativity, Peter Rundel has become one of the most sought after conductors by major European orchestras. He conducted world premieres of opera productions at the Bavarian State Opera, the Wiener Festwochen, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the Bregenz Festival. His work with opera includes traditional repertoire as well as innovative contemporary music theatre productions such asDonnerstagfrom LICHT by Stockhausen,Massacreby Wolfgang Mitterer and the world premieres of Georg Friedrich Haas‘Nacht,Isabel Mundry’sEin Atemzug – die Odyssee, and Emmanuel Nunes’ operas,Das MärchenandLa Douce.In the contemporary music world, he has enjoyed long associations with Ensemble Recherche, the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble and the Klangforum Wien. He is also a regular guest with Ensembel Resonanz, Ensemble intercontemporain and Ensemble musikFabrik.

    He was Artistic Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders and of the Kammerakademie Potsdam. In 2005 he was appointed artistic director of the Remix Ensemble Casa da Música, in Porto, and has since enjoyed great success with the contemporary music ensemble at important festivals throughout Europe. He has received numerous awards for his recordings of twentieth century music, including the prestigiousPreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, which he has won several times, theGrand Prix du Disque, theEcho Klassik, a Grammy Award nomination and, more recently, the Carl-Orff Preis.

    This season he is a guest conductor for the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Luxembourg Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música as well as the Ensemble Resonanz, Collegium Novum Zürich, Plural Ensemble Madrid, Asko|Schönberg Ensemble (for a tour through Holland and Belgium) and musikFabrik. He will also conduct the world premiere of the new opera by Hèctor Parra,Wilde, at Schwetzinger Festival.

    Peter Rundel was born in Friedrichshafen, Germany. He studied violin with Igor Ozim and Ramy Shevelov in Cologne, Hanover and New York, and conducting with Michael Gielen and Peter Eötvös. Composer Jack Brimberg was also one of his mentors in New York.

     

  • Musicians

    Composition Remix Ensemble Casa da Música

    • Angel Gimeno
      Violin
    • José Pereira
      Violin
    • Trevor McTait
      viola
    • Oliver Parr
      cello - cello
    • Filipe Quaresma
      guest instrumentalist - cello
    • António Augusto Aguiar
      double bass
    • Stephanie Wagner
      flute
    • José Fernando Silva
      Oboe
    • Victor Pereira
      clarinet
    • Ricardo Alves
      guest instrumentalist - clarinet
    • Roberto Erculiani
      bassoon
    • Nuno Vaz
      tube
    • Ales Klancar
      trumpet
    • Ricardo Pereira
      trombone
    • Adélio Carneiro
      guest instrumentalist - tuba
    • Mário Teixeira
      percussion
    • Manuel Campos
      percussion
    • Jonathan Ayerst
      Piano
    • Vítor Pinho
      guest instrumentalist - Piano
    • Carla Bos
      guest instrumentalist - Harp
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