The Audience as artist

The project ›CONNECT‹, a new pan-European initiative made possible by the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, forges new paths in musical communication with the audience. Four leading ensembles – London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, Asko|Schönberg and Remix Ensemble – have commissioned new compositions which integrate the listeners in an interactive manner, involving them in the concert action. The goal is to explore the relationship between composer, musician and audience anew, enabling the audience to play a participatory role.

The series will be launched in the autumn of 2016 with the Asian-American composer Huang Ruo (b. 1976) and his ›The Sonic Great Wall‹ as well as the British composer Christian Mason (b. 1984) and his ›In the Midst of the Sonorous Islands‹. Mason works with »islands of sound«, Huang with »mini stages« actively designed by the audience. The works will be performed in London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Porto. The two commissioned works will be given their German premieres by Ensemble Modern at Frankfurt LAB on October 30, 2016 as part of Frankfurt’s Alte Oper’s subscription series ›Ensemble Modern‹.

Would you like to participate actively? Take part in the ›CONNECT‹ workshops before the concert in Frankfurt am Main and become actively involved in the artistic process!

Register now! Send us an email to .We will keep you informed about current events and workshop dates related to ›CONNECT‹.