NOISE-BRIDGE

NOISE-BRIDGE is a soprano-clarinet duo based in Stuttgart, Germany dedicated to performing contemporary music and commissioning new works.

noise-bridgeNOISE-BRIDGE concerts usually include theatrical or extra-musical (i.e. video or literary) elements, and the duo actively collaborates in the composition process.

NOISE-BRIDGE was formed in 2009 when German clarinetist Felix Behringer and American soprano Christie Finn met in the Contemporary Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music.  Since then, NOISE-BRIDGE has performed as such venues as The Tank NYC, the Gershwin Hotel (New York City), Elastic Arts (Chicago),  An Die Musik LIVE! (Baltimore, Maryland), Schloss Bonndorf (Black Forest, Germany) and KunstRaum 34 (Stuttgart, Germany) as well as in the concert series “Musik der Zeiten” and in the tonArt Festival, both in Esslingen, Germany, the Klangraum Festival in Stuttgart, and contagious sounds in New York City.

In collaboration with an international community of composers, NOISE-BRIDGE has built a diverse and vibrant repertoire of music for voice and clarinet, including more than a dozen new works written specifically for the duo by both established composers as well as up-and-coming young composers. NOISE-BRIDGE met many of these composers while conducting “open space” workshops at the International Summer Courses in New Music (Darmstadt, Germany) and has also worked with composers and students at Northwestern University (Chicago).

Recent projects include the premieres of Azerbaijani composer Rahilia Hasanova’s opera Pendulum Clocks and American composer Matt Aelmore’s theatrical evening Cowboy Rock ‘n Roll U.S.A., both composed for NOISE-BRIDGE. Other special theatrical projects include Liebesverbrechen, or The Crimes of Love, an evening-long theatrical concert, which included both contemporary and Baroque music and also involved an actor and a percussionist.

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NOISE-BRIDGE ist ein Klarinette-Sopran Duo, ansässig in Stuttgart, das sich der Aufführung von Werken des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts widmet, sowie Werke selbst in Auftrag gibt. NOISE-BRIDGE legt besonderen Wert auf die aktive Zusammenarbeit mit Komponisten. Das Duo hat sich 2009 in New York gegründet, wo sich der deutsche Klarinettist Felix Behringer und die amerikanische Sopranistin Christie Finn im Studiengang für Zeitgenössische Performance (Contemporary Performance Program) an der Manhattan School of Music kennenlernten. Seitdem sind sie an Orten wie The Tank (New York), The Gershwin Hotel (New York), An Die Musik Live! (Baltimore), Elastic Arts (Chicago) und letzten Juni im Rahmen der Konzertreihe „musik der zeiten“ in Esslingen aufgetreten. Vergangenen März war NOISE-BRIDGE Gast an der Northwestern University in Chicago und war dort an einem Kolloquium der Kompositionsstudenten beteiligt. NOISE-BRIDGE arbeitet regelmäßig mit Komponisten, viele von ihnen kollaborierten mit dem Duo an den Darmstädter Ferienkursen für Neue Musik 2010 und 2012, wo das Duo auch „open space“ Workshops durchführte.