The MEHR MUSIK! Ensemble under the artistic direction of Iris Lichtinger is a partner project of MEHR MUSIK! Augsburg and the Leopold Mozart Center of the University of Augsburg. Since 2009 we have been conceiving and presenting concert events of modern music with ambitious young musicians and professionals from the new music, jazz and classical music scene.

Press comment: "In a fragile and at the same time tense atmosphere, the ensemble surprised its audience with much that was unexpected and previously unheard, and deservedly received a long standing ovation." (Augsburger Allgemeine 9 / 2010)

From our repertoire:

Steve Reich "Music for 18 musicians" / Louis Andriessen "Workers union" / Frederic Rzewski "Coming together & Attica", "Spots", "A life", "To the earth" / Arvo Pärt "Fratres", "Mozart-Adagio" / Vinko Globokar " dos á dos" , "la ronde", "Corporel" / Terry Riley "IN C" / Enjott Schneider "Mozart-Fragmente" (UA) / Johannes X. Schachtner " Dead letter I" (UA) / Gordon Kampe "Kröten" (UA) / Rabea Joachim "Wenn ich fand, dass die Lehrlinge zu schlecht unterwiesen waren " (UA) / Friedrich Stockmeyer "Ficusarien" (UA) / Daniel Seel "Casanova" / Volker Nickel "Stummfilmmusiken" (UA) / Samir-Odeh Tamimi "Ahinnu" , "Li-sabbra" t.b.c.

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MORE MUSIC! ENSEMBLE live Lysander Francescatti, boy's voice | Alvar Ceamanos, violin | Lennart Pieper, cello | Lisa Riepl, clarinet & bass clarinet | Dennis Egger & Stanimir Andreev, percussion | Carolin Nordmeyer, conductor ; UA MOZART-FRAGMENTE  by Enjott Schneider

MEHR MUSIK! Ensemble & shortfilmlivemusic @ Brechtfestival Augsburg

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LETTERS TO LEOPOLD

10 years MEHR MUSIK! Ensemble - A Birthday Concert

In the year of Leopold Mozart's birth, the MEHR MUSIK! Ensemble, Augsburg's ensemble for music of the 20th and 21st centuries, has something to celebrate...

COMING TOGETHER III

Rzewski ǀ Riley ǀ Andriessen

"Busy avant-garde pianist, composer with a penchant for improvisation, convinced leftist: Frederic Rzewski is an extraordinary phenomenon in 20th century American music." ...

COMING TOGETHER II – The Eighties‘ Club

Glass ǀ Reich ǀ Rzewski ǀ Pärt

After Steve Reich last year, this year Philipp Glass joins the "Club of the Eighties". MEHR MUSIK! celebrates this in a concert with ambitious young musicians and professionals from the jazz scene alike...

COMING TOGETHER I - art from prison

MORE MUSIC! Ensemble, musical director: Iris Lichtinger

Frederic Rzewski - "Coming together" and "Attica" , two works for variable ensemble and speaker, written in response to the revolt against the prison conditions of about 2200 inmates of the "Attica Correctional Facility" in New York State in 1971. Both works use texts written by an inmate...

UTOPIA

Texts by Thomas More | Music by Vinko Globokar, Giovanni Sollima , John Cage, Francesco La Licata and Music at the Court of Henry VIII

In 1516, the English statesman and humanist Thomas More first drew the picture of an ideal community in "Utopia - Of the Best State of the State and the New Island of Utopia" and thus created a clear counter-draft to the actual conditions in England of his time...

ENDURING ENIGMA

E N D U R I N G E N I G M A Improvising on Bach

Charming encounter of classical music and improvisation: works by Johann Sebastian Bach are reflected in musical improvisations by the renowned jazz musician Wolfgang Lackerschmid in a trio with his partners Robert Vogg and Josef Holzhauser.

MIGRATIONSMASCHINE | Filmkonzert

shortfilmlivemusic & MEHR MUSIK! Ensemble

October 31, 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the recruitment agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and Turkey. On this occasion MEHR MUSIK! presents the concert M I G R A T I O N S M A S C H I N E, a tribute to and a swan song for the textile industry in the city of Augsburg...

MUSIC FOR 18 MUSICIANS

STEVE REICH – EIGHTY

"There are only a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have changed the direction of music history-Steve Reich is one of them." - The Guardian

HERZ AUS STEIN, HERZ AUS FLEISCH

Music of the Middle Ages and the Modern Age. A station concert with music and words.

"I will tear out your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh," says the Book of Ezekiel, ch. 36, a scripture of the Jewish and Christian Old Testaments, written in Babylonia between 600 and 560 BC...

ANIMA - STREAM OF LIFE

Music: Arturo Fuentes | Gheorghi Arnaoudov | Louis Andriessen | Péter Köszeghy (UA)| from the Llibre Vermell (14th century)

“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day, runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.” Rabindranath Tagore ...