cresc... Biennial for Current Music

cresc... 2023 themed ›MeWe‹

February sees the sixth edition of the cresc… Biennial of Current Music. Ensemble Modern and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony are dedicating two weekends to exploring the title theme of ›MeWe‹, i.e. the relationship between individuals and society, through a multitude of current musical positions. cresc... aims to create numerous encounters – some of them interactive – between styles, experiences, emotions, places and cultures: contemporary music meets Sci-Fi Funk and Afro Beat, Iceland meets West Africa, sonic art meets the culinary arts.

The audience is invited to experience the monumental ›Earth Dances‹ by Sir Harrison Birtwistle both in concert and as a walk-in sound sculpture, and assemble an edible composition via an unusual parcours. Concertgoers will be active performers before they get to open a ›Do it-Yourself-Agit-Pop-up-Restaurant‹ together. The world premieres by selected composers also offer their own take on the appeal to »Give us a poem!«