Musikfabrik im 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.

Tickets are available at koelnticket.de

© Janet Sinica
© Janet Sinica
Ulrich Löffler
© Janet Sinica
Birtwistle & Poppe
© Janet Sinica
Peter Rundel
© Janet Sinica
Jonathan Harvey & Peter Veale © Klaus Rudolph
Jonathan Harvey & Peter Veale © Klaus Rudolph
Alban Wesley & Ulrich Löffler © Klaus Rudolph
Alban Wesley & Ulrich Löffler © Klaus Rudolph

Programme booklets

2021

Musikfabrik im WDR 79 | Black Light – Concert in the Kölner Philharmonie
Thursday | 19 August 2021 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 78 | Seeds (Radio production – without audience)
Saturday | 10 July 2021 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 77 | 43 in 43 (Radio production – without audience)
Saturday | 19 June 2021 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 76 | Chants/Gesänge (Radio production – without audience)
Monday | 18 January 2021 | 8 pm

2020

Musikfabrik im WDR 75 | Incontri (Radioproduktion – ohne Publikum)
Sunday | 15 November 2020 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 74 | Sonderkonzert in der Kölner Philharmonie
Monday | 21 September 2020 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 73 | In Memoriam Hans Zender
Sunday | 16 February 2020 | 8 pm

2019

Musikfabrik im WDR 72 | Nether
Sunday | 03 November 2019 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 71 | Secret Kiss
Sunday | 15 September 2019 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 70 | Lichtwolken
Monday | 20 May 2019 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 69 | Intermezzi
Sunday | 17 February 2019 | 8 pm

2018

Musikfabrik im WDR 68 | Dark Paradise
Saturday | 27 October 2018 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 67 | Sai Ballare?
Wednesday | 03 October 2018 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 66 | Pitch 43_continuum
Sunday | 17 June 2018 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR 65 | Gegendarstellung
Sunday | 25 February 2018 | 8 pm

2017

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

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

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

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

2016

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

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

Musikfabrik im WDR 58 | Glasbau
Saturday | 04 June 2016 | 8 pm

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

2015

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

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

Musikfabrik im WDR | 54 | Naturelemente
Saturday | 20 June 2015 | 8 pm

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

2014

Musikfabrik im WDR | 52 | Krazy Kat
Sunday | 16 November 2014 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 51 | Atthis
Saturday | 23 June 2014 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 50 | Jubiläum
Saturday | 7 June 2014 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 49 | Antagônisme Controlé
Sunday | 6 April 2014 | 8 pm

2013

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

Musikfabrik im WDR | 47 | Registre des Lumières
Thursday | 24 October 2013 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 46 | Coyote Blues
Sunday | 9 June 2013 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 45 | Stimmungsbarometer
Sunday | 17 March 2013 | 8 pm

2012

Musikfabrik im WDR | 44 | Zwei Gefühle
Wednesday | 5 December 2012 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 43 | Finis Terrae
Saturday | 24 November 2012 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 42 | Farbenmaschinen
Saturday | 30 June 2012 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 41 | Blackjack
Saturday | 21 January 2012 | 8 pm

2011

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

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

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

Musikfabrik im WDR | 37 | Exotique
Saturday | 15 January 2011 | 8 pm

2010

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

Musikfabrik im WDR | 35 | Erscheinungen
Saturday | 18 September 2010 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 34 | Saariaho
Sunday | 20 June 2010 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 33 | memory
Saturday | 27 February 2010 | 8 pm

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

2009

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

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

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

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

Musikfabrik im WDR | 27 | Scherben
Friday | 09 January 2009 | 8 pm

2008

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

Musikfabrik im WDR | 25 | Hoffnung
Sunday | 31 August 2008 | 8 pm

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

Musikfabrik im WDR | 23 | Hommage à Klaus Nomi
Thursday | 20 March 2008 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 22 | Hörachsen
Friday | 8 February 2008 | 8 pm

2007

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

Musikfabrik im WDR | 20 | Solitaires
Saturday | 18 August 2007 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 19 | Games
Monday | 28 May 2007 | 8 pm

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

Musikfabrik im WDR | 17 | Dialoge
Sunday | 11 February 2007 | 8 pm

2006

Musikfabrik im WDR | 16 | Vigilia
Friday | 13 October 2006 | 8 pm

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

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

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

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

2005

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

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

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

Musikfabrik im WDR | 8 | recitativo
Sunday | 3 April 2005 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 7 | Shelter
Friday | 18 March 2005 | 8 pm

2004

Musikfabrik im WDR | 6 | Racconto dall’Inferno
Saturday | 24 October 2004 | 8 pm

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

Musikfabrik im WDR | 4 | Rebus
Sunday | 27 June 2004 | 8 pm

Musikfabrik im WDR | 3 | Nora
Sunday | 23 May 2004 | 8 pm

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

2003

Musikfabrik im WDR | 1 | Chalan
Wednesday | 3 December 2003 | 8 pm