contemporary music, athens
With a significant 14-year artistic history, Ergon Ensemble is now considered one of the most important contemporary music ensembles in Greece and abroad. Consisting of some of the most talented Greek musicians, the Ergon Ensemble has made the International Academy of Ensemble Modern its starting point and flexibly assembles different artists depending on the needs of each production. The ensemble has been praised by critics and audiences for the exceptional quality of its concerts, as well as for its innovative and adventurous projects, that incorporate orchestral and chamber music, musical theater and contemporary opera, dance and multimedia music.
The Ergon Ensemble has participated in prestigious festivals in Greece and abroad, including the Herrenhausen Art Festival (Hannover), Documenta (Kassel), Suså (Denmark), the International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival (Cyprus), the Bigli New Music Festival (Istanbul), SNF Nostos (Athens) and the Athens Festival. In Greece, the Ergon performs regularly at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall, the S. Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and the Onassis Cultural Center, and frequently collaborates with the Greek National Opera on contemporary opera and musical theater productions. Major projects have included The Book of Disquiet (Michel van der Aa), Madness (works by Thomas Larcher, Peter Maxwell Davies and Iannis Xenakis), Icones (Peter Maxwell Davies), Tribute to Claude Vivier, Alternativa, Minas Borboudakis' "Z", Music for Silent Films.
Highlights include concerts at the éαρ fέστιβαλ and SNF Nostos Festival in collaboration with composer/performer Shiva Feshareki and Ioannis Angelakis' The voices of Bacchus, as part of the Ministry of Culture's All Greece, One Culture program, as well as recently its debut at the Vienna Konzerthaus and a concert dedicated to the music of I.Xenakis at the Pharos Contemporary Music Festival in Cyprus.