Frank Gratkowski

is the featured guest at ›Checkpoint‹

At the end of the month, Frank Gratkowski, one of the most adventurous performers and composers in the fields of jazz, improvised and new music, is the featured guest in Ensemble Modern’s series ›Checkpoint‹. For many years, composers such as György Ligeti, Luciano Berio, Tristan Murail and Gérard Grisey have inspired him to explore a new mix of microtonality, Spectralist methods and improvisation in his own compositions. On the evening itself, ›Mature Hybird Talking – A Homage to Iannis Xenakis, James Joyce and Many Others‹ will be performed by members of Ensemble Modern and Frank Gratkowski.