dissonArt ensemble

Music Ensemble
Based in Thessaloniki, the dissonArt ensemble was founded in the beginning of 2005 with the intention to disseminate the stylistic diversity of new music in Greece as well as internationally.
Following the model of similar contemporary orchestral groups, the ensemble is organized around a core of 8 soloists and associated partners, with a flexible internal structure.
Its programmes aim to promote works of recognized as well as emerging composers. Although its repertoire comprises all aspects of 20th and 21st century music, it also entails a special focus on Greek composers. Collaborations with groups of other artistic disciplines (dance, video-art, etc) that result in the creation of original works are among the main objectives of the dissonArt ensemble, as are pedagogical projects. To the latter end, the ensemble regularly performs student works at the Composition Workshops organized by the Thessaloniki Music Megaron and participates in seminars for performers who want to gain insight into modern performance practices.
The dissonArt ensemble has already made several appearances in Greece and abroad, including festivals such as Ensembl[:E]uropa (Cologne 2008), Klangspuren (Innsbruck 2007), 4020. mehr als Musik (Linz, 2008), Athens Festival (2007), Dimitria Festival of Thessaloniki (2006), Patmos Festival of Religious Music (2006), Guitar Plus (2006), a.o They have also appeared in concert halls such as the Brucknerhaus (Linz), Minoritensaal (Graz), Thessaloniki Music Megaron, WDR3  a.o.
For 2011 dissonArt is "ensemble in residence" of Thessaloniki Music Megaron.
The dissonArt ensemble is in an ongoing search for listeners who understand music as an adventurous quest and not as a passive emotional response.

Participations - Performances - Collaborations