Adapter News 12/22

Ensemble Adapter

Ensemble Adapter is transforming. Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir and Matthias Engler will be leading the group into its future as an artistic team. With changing collaborators on a project-by-project basis, the focus lies on collaboration and creation of original artistic content, both in music and across all art forms. Stay tuned for exciting new work coming soon!

Ensemble Adapter was founded by Matthias Engler and Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir in 2004. From its foundation Matthias has been the ensemble's artistic director and manager. Ensemble Adapter's early years were shaped by a close collaboration with the Berlin composers collective Klangnetz e.V. (2004-2007). The group first appeared in a flexible size, with varying instrumentation built around percussion and harp. In the following years (2007-2012) the group increasingly solidified into a steady quintet setting with Kristjana Helgadóttir (flute), Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson (clarinet), Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir (harp), Marc Tritschler (piano) and Matthias Engler (percussion) – paying tribute to Toru Takemitsu's ensemble Sound Space Ark and its forgotten repertoire from the 1970s and 80s in Japan. From 2012 to 2022 the group carried on as a quartet without piano, with selected guest instrumentalists occasionally expanding the ensemble with as many as ten musicians. From now on Matthias and Gunnhildur will lead Adapter as a team, without being bound to a specific instrumentation, focused on collaboration and collective creation. Treating music as a contemporary art form, Ensemble Adapter creates, curates, produces, workshops and performs - both onstage and online.

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