Musikfabrik in WDR

Periodically the Ensemble Musikfabrik is inviting to concerts in the concert hall of the WDR (West-German Radio) radio station in Cologne. The concerts -  64 so far - enable us to broaden our artistic horizons, often in close collaboration with the composers we commission. The concert series has been running since 2003 and presents mostly premieres. To name but a few: the highly entertaining Vesperbild (2007) by Mauro Lanza, the ensemble piece Kammermusik V (2007) by Dieter Mack, Kaija Saariaho’s Notes on Light (2010), Rebecca Saunders’ spatialised work Stasis (2011), Evan Johnson’s Die Bewegung der Augen (2014), Enno Poppe’s Stoff (2015/16), John Zorn’s solo for trumpet Merlin (2015) and many others.

In collaboration with WDR, and supported by Kunststiftung NRW, Ensemble Musikfabrik produces its own CD series published by the record label WERGO: Edition Musikfabrik with highlights of Musikfabrik in WDR.

17 CDs have been released in the edition, including three portraits CDs about Karlheinz Stockhausen and his piece Michaels Reise um die Erde, Liza Lim’s piece Tongue of the invisible and Toshio Hosokawa. The first edition „Sprechgesänge“ was honored with the Echo Klassik award. The CDs number 8 to 17 were developed in cooperation with the visual artist Gerhard Richter. He chose the paintings for each booklet, artistically commenting on the topic of the CD.  Further information can be found here.
 

Musikfabrik in WDR | Programs

Musikfabrik im WDR 64 | Lessons in Darkness
Sunday | 19th November 2017 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 63 | Around the Bend
Friday | 06th October 2017 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 62 | In the Frame
Saturday | 20th May 2017 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 61 | Soliloque Décortiqué
Sunday | 19th March 2017 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 60 | Self-Portrait IV
Tuesday | 18th October 2016 | 6 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 59 | Self-Portrait I
Monday | 22nd August 2016 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 58 | Glasbau
Saturday | 4th June 2016 | 8pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 57 | Messages
Saturday | 27th February 2016 | 8pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 56 | pitch 43_tuning the cosmos
Sunday | 11th October 2015 | 8pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 55 | No Exit
Sunday | 16th August 2015 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 54 | Naturelemente
Sunday | 20th June 2015 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 53 | Da Capo
Sunday | 19th April 2015 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 52
Sunday | 16th November 2014 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 51
Saturday | 23rd June 2014 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 50
Saturday | 7th June 2014 | 20 Uhr

Musikfabrik in WDR | 49
Sunday | 6th April 2014 | 8pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 48
Sunday | 1st December 2013 | 8pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 47
Thursday | 24th October 2013 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 46
Sunday | 9th June 2013 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 45
Sunday | 17th March 2013 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 44
Wednesday | 5th December 2012 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 43
Saturday | 24th November 2012 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 42
Saturday | 30th June 2012 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 41 
Saturday | 21st January 2012 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 40 | Puppe/Tulpe
Saturday | 19th November 2011 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 39 | Little Smile
Tuesday | 25th October 2011 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 38 | Happy Birthday
Saturday | 25th June 2011 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 37 | Exotique
Saturday | 15th January 2011 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 36 | Geräusch & Gesang
Sunday | 24th October 2010 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 35 | Erscheinungen
Saturday | 18th September 2010 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 34 | Saariaho
Sunday | 20th June 2010 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 33 | memory
Saturday | 27th February 2010 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 32 | Die Enthüllung
Saturday | 9th January 2010 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR 31 | Tiere sitzen nicht
Sunday | 22nd November 2009 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 30 | yes and no
Saturday | 22nd August 2009 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 29 | Haas / Jarrell / Winkelman
Sunday | 3rd May 2009 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 28 | Schwankende Zeit
Friday | 27th February 2009 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 27 | Scherben
Friday | 09th January 2009 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 26 | miramondo multiplo
Sunday | 19th October 2008 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 25 | Hoffnung
Sunday | 31st August 2008 | 8pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 24 | quaderni italiani
Sunday | 25th May 2008 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 23 | Hommage à Klaus Nomi
Thursday | 20th March 2008 | 8pm
 
Musikfabrik in WDR | 22 | Hörachsen
Friday | 8th February 2008 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 21 | far niente
Friday | 23rd November 2007 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 20 | Solitaires
Saturday | 18th August 2007 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 19 | Games
Monday | 28th May 2007 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 18 | Harvey | Saariaho
Sunday | 15th April 2007 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 17 | Dialoge
Sunday | 11th February 2007 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 16 | Vigilia
Friday | 13th October 2006 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 15 | 15 Jahre musikFabrik
Sunday | 27th August 2006 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 14 | a visible trace
Friday | 7th July 2006 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 13 | Voyage VIII
Saturday | 27th May 2006 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 12 | Sextour à clavier
Friday | 3rd March 2006 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 11 | Trame VII
Sunday | 6th November 2005 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 10 | Chessed I
Saturday | 27th August 2005 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 9 | Cantatrix Sopranica 
Sunday | 22nd May 2005 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 8 | recitativo
Sunday | 3rd April 2005 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 7 | Shelter
Friday | 18th March 2005 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 6 | Racconto dall'Inferno
Saturday | 24th October 2004 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 5 | Ombre/Miroir
Sunday | 19th September 2004 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 4 | Rebus
Sunday | 27th June 2004 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 3 | Nora
Sunday | 23rd May 2004 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 2 | Chiffre-Zyklus
Sunday | 14th | March 2004 | 8pm

Musikfabrik in WDR | 1 | Chalan
Wednesday | 3rd December 2003 | 8pm