Here, you will find all past concerts by the ensemble ilinx.
Ensemble ilinx – Studio for Contemporary Music at Berlin University of the Arts
For French sociologist Roger Caillois (Les jeux et les hommes, 1958), ilinx (from the Ancient Greek: ecstasy) is one of the four categories into which he divides human games (alongside agon, competition, alea, joy and mimicry, transformation of identity). Ilinx is connected with irritations in perception of time and space, with an experience of shifting reality.
If music is understood as play, it belongs unequivocally to ilinx.
The ensemble ilinx is a point of contact for all students at the UdK Berlin interested in contemporary music. One or two concerts per year are planned, with selected works from the 20th and 21st centuries. These concerts are meticulously curated so that they represent an aesthetic whole, not merely a sequence of pieces. Participation in Zoom+Focus (semester concerts of students studying Composition) is also envisaged.
Through cooperation with the study programme Conducting and its teachers Steven Sloane, Harry Curtis and Catherine Larsen Maguire, the ensemble plans changing musical directions by lecturers, students and occasional guests. Permanent cooperations with Crescendo – the musical festival weeks of the UdK Berlin, and Klangzeitort – Institute for Contemporary Music at the UdK Berlin, and the HfM Hanns Eisler Berlin have been established.
Ensemble ilinx, Studio für Neue Musik der UdK Berlin Repertoire List 2015 - 2018
Here, all former members of the ensemble ilinx are listed.
Central to the study of composition is finding one's own musical voice and cultivating artistic means to articulate it. The UdK's unique program features special focus areas on intonation research / microtonality, compositional theory, experimental music theater, and sound organisation.