2017

1 JAN 2017

2016 - UMS 'n JIP has been involved in ... 127 events! Probably world record again.

Highlights have been, among others: Genealogias' premiere at the prestigious Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires (CETC/Centro de las Artes UNSAM, with Marcelo Delgado and Adriana Viñals within the Festival de Opera Nueva de Buenos Aires), the startup of 'Integrations' together with the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (art. dir. Victoria Korshunova) in Russia and Switzerland, the guest appeareances in Nanning (China-ASEAN Music Days 2016), Taipei (Taipei Int. New Music Festival 2016), Avignon Festival (Theatre des Vents), and not to forget UMS' 1st Prize at the London Ear Festival's Composition Contest in London.

We have been present in Russia, Austria, Spain, France, Germany, USA, UK, China, Taiwan, Korea, Netherlands, Greece, Argentina and of course Switzerland, too. More than 20'000 people attended the concerts UMS 'n JIP have been involved in (>8'000 for UMS 'n JIP as performers and another >12'000 for UMS 'n JIP as composers); >200'000 hits have been registered on social media, and >10'000 views on YouTube!

UMS 'n JIP's commissioned works have been performed and/or released by Ensemble Phoenix, Ensemble Inverspace, UmeDuo, Männerstimmen Basel and Uroboros Ensemble London.

Educational activities have been held in Argentina (Teatro Colon, O.M.N.I., Argentinian National Radio), USA (Arizona State University, University of North Texas, New York University, Columbia University, Georgia Tech Atlanta), Greece (AUTH), Taiwan (Taipei National University of the Arts, National Chiao Tung University, ISCM Taiwan), Korea (Tongyeong Festival, ISCM WMD), Utrecht (ICMC), Nanning (Guangxi University of the Arts), Switzerland (HEMU, Forum Wallis).

Works by composers Deqing Wen, Du Yun, Huang Ruo, Guo Wenjing, Phoebus Lee, Keitaro Takahashi, Kotoka Suzuki, Luis Codera Puzo, Germán Alonso, Thorsten Töpp, Panayiotis Kokoras, Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Eleni Ralli, Antonis Rouvelas, Vladimir Gorlinsky, Elena Rykova, Anton Svetlichny, Reuben de Lautour, Adam Roberts, Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi, Mehmet Can Özer, Kurt Schwitters, Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Georges Aperghis, Mauricio Kagel, Luciano Berio, Dieter Schnebel, Li-Wei Chao, Yen-Ning Chiu, Hannes Dufek, Nicolas Vérin, Giorgio Tedde, Junghae Lee, Daniel Fueter, Denis Schuler, Nadir Vassena, Markus Hofer, Max E. Keller, Beat Gysin, Mathias Steinauer, Maria Porten and both UMS and JIP have been performed, premiered and recorded.

Many thanks to our main supporters: Kulturrat des Kantons Wallis, Pro Helvetia (Swiss Art Council), UBS Kulturstiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art, STV/ASM, SUISA Foundation as well as to our hosting structures: HEMU, ISCM Russia, MCME, ISCM Taiwan, Guangxi Arts University, TNUA, NCTU, AUTH, i-Treasures, Columbia University, NYU, UNT, ASU, Don't Panic Hamburg, Theatre des Vents Avignon, FORUM Wallis, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, CETC, UNSAM, ISCM, ECPNM, Druckereihalle im Ackermannshof Basel, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zeughaus Kultur Brig, ONO Bern, ISCM World Music Days Tongyeong 2016, EFA, Pantographe Moutier.

20-23 JAN 2017

Remembering the 25 years since John Cage passed away by performing 3 of his most relevant works in Basel's stylish venue: Safe at Unternehmen Mitte - John Cage Trilogy, PART 1 - Lecture on Nothing, performed daily from Jan 20-23 at 9pm, every day in another language (E, F, It, Sp), free admission, http://umsnjip.ch/silence.htm, http://mitte.ch

21 & 23 JAN 2017

Ensemble Inverspace performs fFuS by UMS in Basel (Ackermannshof) and Zürich (Cabaret Voltaire, the birth place of Dada)

3-5 FEB 2017

World Premiere of JIP's 'La Chèvre de Monsieur Séguin' for orchestra and speaker performed by Orchestre de l'HEMU Site de Sion, Jan Dobrzelewski (dir) and the school children of Monthey, Monthey, Salle de la Gare, totally 6 concerts.

3-6 FEB 2017

Remembering the 25 years since John Cage passed away by performing 3 of his most relevant works in Basel's stylish venue: Safe at Unternehmen Mitte - John Cage Trilogy, PART 2 - 45' for a Speaker, performed daily from Feb 3-6 at 9pm, every day in another language (E, F, It, Sp), free admission, http://umsnjip.ch/55minuten.htm, http://mitte.ch

13 & 14 FEB 2017

Ensemble Proton Bern perfoming UMS's new work FPW for Protonwerk Nr.6 (world premiere) in both Bern (Dampfzentrale) and Basel (Gare du Nord)


16 FEB 2017

UMS 'n JIP is invited to perform 'Meta-Morphé' by Joan Bages i Rubi at the famous Gran Teatro del Liceu in JIP's native town Barcelona within Liceu Off - Dialegs Musicals, a new concert series dedicated to young Catalan composers. Joan's piece is part of UMS 'n JIP's Spain Project with numerous commissions for Spanish composers and dozens of concerts all over the world promoting contemporary Spanish music. In 2014, the Spain Project was supported by Accion Cultural Espanola AC/E with the maximal possible amount.


18-22 FEB 2017

Ensemble Infinity à 5 perfoming UMS's new work for Galgenlieder (world premiere) in Bern (18.2., Le Cap), Zürich (21.2., Helferei) and Basel (22.2., Gare du Nord)


23-24 FEB 2017

Remembering the 25 years since John Cage passed away by performing 3 of his most relevant works in Basel's stylish venue: Safe at Unternehmen Mitte - John Cage Trilogy, PART 3 - Variations II, performed daily from Feb 23-24 at 9pm, free admission, http://umsnjip.ch/variations2.htm, http://mitte.ch


27 FEB 2017

Société de Musique Contemporaine Lausanne, Der Ruf des Windes JIP performing works by Tedde (WP), Lee (WP), Boismortier, Furrer, Scelsi
with Paolo Vignaroli (fl), Tamar Eskenian (fl), Yoo Hong (fl), concert recorded by Swiss Radio Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2.


1 MAR 2017

Placa Base Palma de Mallorca, UMS 'n JIP is invited to Fundacio ACA Buger, performing works by Beat Gysin, Maria Porten, Luis Codera Puzo, Markus Hofer

5 MAR 2017

RSR Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2, Musique d'avenir. JIP's Lausanne concert with works by Tedde, Lee and Furrer at Swiss Radio

3-9 MAR 2017

Tokyo (Kunitachi College & Sonorium Contemporary Music Concert Space), the full Japan Project is premiered at sold out Sonorium, new works by Shintaro Imai, Takayuki Rai and Motoharu Kawashima and former pieces by Chikashi Miyama and Kotoka Suzuki. Complementary workshops at Kunitachi. http://japan.umsnjip.ch


13-19 MAR 2017

Buenos Aires (Centro de Experimentacion del Teatro Colon CETC, Centro de las Artes UNSAM). Residence with stage director Pablo Maritano and writer Gonzalo Demaria for INTRA CETVM, a new chamber opera by UMS 'n JIP commissioned by CETC, complementary lectures at the Universidad de San Martin Buenos Aires


23 MAR 2017

Max E. Keller, 'wider-wege': CD-release compiling works by Swiss composer Max E. Keller celebrating his 70th birthday, various artists. UMS 'n JIP appears with 'Ruh' and 'Mobile' (as a trio with Jürg Henneberger on keys).

23 MAR - 3 APR 2017

70 Jahre Max E. Keller. UMS 'n JIP presents its new program paying tribute to one of the pioneers of Free Jazz and contemporary music in Switzerland: Max E. Keller. Keller is celebrating his 70th birthday 2017, UMS 'n JIP performs recent works he has composed for the duo as well as a blend of political works he became famour for in the 70ies, including the impressive 'Hymnen' and 'Veränderungen' performed on original/historic synthesizers. Concerts in Brig, Bern, Basel, Zürich, Winterthur.
http://umsnjip.ch/70jahremaxekeller.htm

25 MAR 2017

Festival Archipel Geneva, Fondation l'Abri. World Premiere 'WeWillNeverBeGreatAgain' by Simone Conforti within Ateliers Cosmopolites.


23 APR 2017

UMS wins the 1st Prize at the Weimarer Frühlingstage für Zeitgenössische Musik Composition Competition. Her work fWSF for mixed ensemble is performed by Ensemble Via Nova in Weimar during the Weimarer Frühlingstage für Zeitgenössische Musik.


26 APR-1 MAY 2017

Placa Base Palma de Mallorca, UMS 'n JIP are invited to perform at the prestigious COAIB (Col.legi Oficial dels Arquitectes Illes Balears) in Palma within Pb BITS: they play '55minuten' (world premiere of the Spanish version), the European premiere of Motoharu Kawashima's 'Lachenmann IV', and they will introduce Beat Gysin's works in a conference entitled 'Discovering Soundscapes'. Further, UMS 'n JIP take part in 'Espais, dal cosmos al cervell', a multimedia piece by Mateu Malondra performed by the Placa Base Collectiu Instrumental (Belen Iniesta, Beatriz Tirado, Takao Hyakutome, Pedro Trotz, Mateu Malondra and UMS 'n JIP) at CAC Ses Voltes.

30 APR 2017

UmeDuo play fCuV by UMS in
Paris,
Auditorium du Collège Franco-Britannique, Cité Universitaire Internationale de Paris

3-4 MAY 2017

2nd Teheran Contemporary Music Festival. UmeDuo play fCuV by UMS in
Teheran.


4-7 MAY 2017

Theatre des Vents Avignon. UMS 'n JIP are in residence residence to prepare their Avignon Festival appearance 2017. During the Avignon Festival 2017 they will present their internationally acclaimed John Cage Trilogy.

   

 

2016

1 JAN 2016

2015 has been an intense and successful year full of highlights totalling 102 events, among others Stockhausen's Helikopterstreichquartett (Helicopter String Quartet) with Arditti, André Richard and Air Glaciers during Forum Wallis and 'Einer's' premiere at the prestigious Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires (CETC, with Pablo Maritano and Eugenio Szwarcer).

We have been present in 18 countries, and for the first time in Argentina, Korea, Georgia, Egypt, Philippines, Hungary and Slovenia. More than 20'000 people attended 2015 the concerts UMS 'n JIP have been involved in (>8'000 for UMS 'n JIP as performers and another >12'000 for UMS 'n JIP as composers); >150'000 hits on social media, and >6000 views/year on YouTube only for UMS 'n JIP/Aperghis' récitations.

UMS 'n JIP's commissioned works have been performed and/or released by Ensemble Phoenix, Jugendchor Zürich, UmeDuo, HEMU, Molto Cantabile and Männerstimmen Basel (who actually won the most important European male choir competition with JIP's 'Ad mortem festinamus' in their repertoire!).

Educational activities have been held in Japan (Kunitachi), Cairo (American University), Korea (Hanyang/CREAMA), Latvia (JVLMA, Arena Festival, Rezekne), Greece (IEMA), Georgia (National Conservatoire), Bohol International Choir Festival and Competition, Ostrava (EFA), as well as for Kulturfunken Wallis.

Works by composers Wen Deqing, Du Yun, Guo Wenjing, Phoebus Lee, Chikashi Miyama, Keitaro Takahashi, Kotoka Suzuki, Shintaro Imai, Shugo Tanaka, Kanokpak Changwitchukarn, Luis Codera Puzo, Germán Alonso, Thorsten Töpp, Panayiotis Kokoras, Michalis Lapidakis, Antonis Rouvelas, Dimitri Papageorgiou, Gundega Šmite, Jachin Pousson, Anton Svetlichny, Kyungmee Rhee, Isang Yun, Dongsun Han, Hyuna Kim, Reuben de Lautour, Idil Ataç, Erçin Kaya, Adam Roberts, Zeynep Gedizlioglu, Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi, Murat Yakin, Mehmet Can Özer, John Cage, Georges Aperghis, Mauricio Kagel, Luciano Berio, Dieter Schnebel, Morton Feldman, Markus Hofer, Max E. Keller, Beat Gysin, Mathias Steinauer, Maria Porten and both UMS and JIP have been performed, premiered and recorded.

Many thanks to our main supporters: Kulturrat des Kantons Wallis, Pro Helvetia (Swiss Art Council), Ernst Göhner Stiftung, UBS Kulturstiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art, STV/ASM, SUISA Foundation as well as to our hosting structures: HEMU, Jazeps Vitols Latvian Music Academy, Music Village, Onassis Cultural Centre, European Egyptian Contemporary Music Society, FORUM Wallis, IEMA Athens, ISCM, ECPNM, Kunitachi College of Music, Musikhochschule Basel, Druckereihalle im Ackermannshof Basel, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zeughaus Kultur Brig, New Music Festival ARENA, ISCM World Music Days Ljubljana 2015, EFA, BICFC, Pantographe Moutier.

5 JAN 2016

New commission: Both UMS and JIP are confirmed a commission for string quartet by the Musikpodium der Stadt Zürich for the 100th birthday celebrations of Swiss poet Gerhard Meier in Zürich (1917-2017).

10-13 JAN 2016

Peter and the Wolf by Prokofieff with JIP as speaker in Fiesch/Leukerbad, Switzerland. >>> RRO

 

14-18 JAN 2016

UMS 'n JIP return to THESSALONIKI for recording sessions with Leontios Hadjileontiadis for the international research project i-Treasures (Common Brain/Geografia Celeste, both pieces working with real time brainwave analysis via Emotiv) as well as for reading sessions with the dissonArt ensemble for the INTEGRATIONS project.

 

16 JAN 2016

Award winning male choir Männerstimmen Basel (at both the European and World Championships) successfully perform 'Ad mortem festinamus' by JIP at Basler Münster (Basle Cathedral)

19-20 JAN 2016

UMS 'n JIP in BASEL. Wonderful brainstorm for a new piece for UMS 'n JIP with Irish composer Jennifer Walshe!

22-26 JAN 2016

UMS 'N JIP in SEVILLA. Reading sessions & informal concerts with Taller Sonoro Ensemble and various composers for the 'Integrations' project, please check: http://www.tallersonoro.com/ & http://integrations.umsnjip.ch

 

27-29 JAN 2016

UMS 'N JIP in VIENNA. Recording sessions with Wolfgang Mitterer, further sessions for Hannes Dufek's new work for UMS 'n JIP and a concert Jan 27th at 'Noble Cost' in Vienna featuring works by Luis Codera Puzo, Maria Porten, UMS, Aperghis, Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi, Markus Hofer and Thorsten Töpp

1-12 FEB 2016

INTEGRATIONS. Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble MCME & UMS 'n JIP, concerts in Russia (Moscow National Centre for Contemporary Arts, New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre St Petersburg) and Switzerland, works by Schuler, Fueter, Rykova (WPs) and Gorlinsky, Sysoev, Steinauer and Vassena. http://integrations.umsnjip.ch

14 FEB 2016

UMS ranks among the finalists of the London Ear Composers Competition 2016: The performers will be: Platypus Ensemble (Vienna), Uroboros Ensemble (London), Carin Levine: flute / alto flute, Rohan de Saram: ‘cello, Mary Dullea: piano. UMS's piece will be performed by the Uroboros Ensemble Mar 13th

 

17-19 FEB 2016

UMS 'N JIP in HAMBURG performing works by Suzuki, Svetlichny and JIP at the White Cube Hamburg Bergedorf.

22 FEB 2016

UMS 'n JIP recieve a CHF 5000 grant by the prestigious UBS Kulturstiftung (Cultural Foundation of the United Bank of Switzerland) for their project 'Integrations', http://integrations.umsnjip.ch

23 FEB 2016

JIP is elected to the Swiss Music Edition's Board. The Swiss Music Edition SME/EMS is the Swiss Composer's Society Edition and is running the most relevant site for Contemporary Music in Switzerland, Musinfo. SME is also one of the few editions worldwide offering full rights to the edited composers. http://musicedition.ch, http://musinfo.ch

24 FEB-14 MAR 2016

UMS 'N JIP in the USA, 3 week tour through Arizona, Texas and New York City hosted by Arizona State University ASU (Herberger Institute, Tempe/Phoenix AZ), University of North Texas UNT (Composition Dpt., Denton TX), New York University NYU (Composition Dpt.) Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia Computer Music Center, Spectrum NYC, Firehouse NYC, Zinc Bar NYC and the Segue Foundation. Concerts with works by Porten, Gysin, Hofer, UMS, JIP, Codera Puzo, Yakin, Suzuki, Du Yun, Huang Ruo, Roberts, Cage, Kagel, Berio, Aperghis, Schnebel, Kokoras. Meeting and working with composers, composition students, artists, poets and researchers Rae Armantrout, Marie N. Guex, Kotoka Suzuki, Jon Christopher Nelson, Joseph Kline, Panayiotis Kokoras, Sungji Hong, Louis Karchin, Adam Roberts, Jaime Oliver, Bradford Garton, Georg Friedrich Haas, James Sherry, Viola Yip, Yair Klartag, William Dougherty, Paul Clift, Lucie Vítková, Fede Camara Halac, Ioannis Angelakis, Bernardo Barros, Bihe Wen, Chaz Underriner, Zach Thomas, Ermir Bejo, Hua Xin.

13 MAR 2016

1st Prize at the London Ear Festival Int. Composers Competition for UMS' work fLE-EU. fLE-EU has been premiered/performed by Ensemble Uroboros March 13 in London. Jury members were Sam Hayden, Gwyn Pritchard, Andrea Cavallari, Christoph Taggatz, Andrew Kurowski, Platypus Ensemble (Vienna), Uroboros Ensemble (London), Carin Levine, Rohan de Saram, Mary Dullea

 

27 MAR-3 APR 2016

Tongyeong, Korea; World New Music Days 2016, JIP as Swiss deputee at the ISCM general assemblies, http://iscm.org

1 APR 2016

UMS 'n JIP are confirmed to be invited as Ensemble in Residence at the Contemporary Opera Festival of the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires/Argentina in August 2016

 


2-4 APR 2016

UMS invited to present Recorderology & WP at the Web Audio Conference WAC 2016 in Atlanta/Georgia/USA together with Keitaro Takahashi
http://webaudio.gatech.edu

16-24 APR 2016

UMS 'n JIP premiering their new program Contemporaryologies II in Zürich, Bern, Basel and Brig featuring pure acoustic pieces by Rouvelas, Hofer, Codera Puzo, Töpp, Roberts, Changwitchukarn, Uzunselvi and Alonso

 

18-19 APR 2016

UMS 'n JIP working with Argentinian composer Miguel Galperin on his chamber opera 'El Entenado' in Zürich

23-26 APR 2016

JIP working on Ushba et Tetnuld (Multimedia Music Theatre by Nicolas Vérin)
rehearsals in Evry/France

 


27 APR 2016

World premiere - UMS premiering Eleni Ralli's new work 'Miniature' at AKUT Basel

 


1 MAY 2016

JIP/RTS, Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2, 10pm, a 2hr tribute to Festival Forum Wallis 2006-2016 at 'Musique d'avenir' with Anne Gillot featuring UMS 'n JIP, Manuel Mengis, Hans-Peter Pfammatter, Yannick Barman, Alain Michon, Nicholas Chase, El Cimarrón Ensemble, Dissonart Ensemble, Taller Sonoro, Wael Sami Elkholy, ds Persona, Le Nec, Wen Deqing, Arditti String Quartet, André Richard, Air Glaciers, TPC, sCHpillit, Franziskus Abgottspon, Pierre Mariétan and many more... http://www.rts.ch/espace-2/programmes/musique-d-avenir/


14 MAY 2016

Forum Wallis Schloss Leuk, http://www.forumwallis.ch/programm-2016skop.htm -SKOP (Exploring the Composition Process) with Keitaro Takahashi

14 MAY 2016

Forum Wallis Schloss Leuk, John Cage, Variations II

21 MAY 2016

UMS is commissioned a new work by Swiss Ensemble Infinity à5 (Anne-May Krüger, Anja Brezavšcek, Olivia Steimel, Aleksander Gabrys, Joao Carlos Pacheco) based on the Galgenlieder by Morgenstern - the work appears within a program with Sofia Gubaidulina's famous 14 'Galgenlieder'. http://www.infinity-a5.com/projekte.html

 


26 MAY 2016

Recording session UMS 'n JIP/Jürg Henneberger with Max E. Keller's 'mobile' (trio version for voice(s), recorder(s), toy piano & objects)

 


1-8 JUN 2016

UMS 'n JIP premiering their new program klonkk II in Zürich, Bern and Brig featuring electropop works by JIP (spatialized remixes)

9-14 JUN 2016

UMS 'n JIP are the first Swiss ensemble to be invited to the China ASEAN Music Week, the 3rd most important Chinese music festival after Beijing and Shanghai. JIP is invited as composer in residence: local musicians will perform eff-InE and YWC for string orchestra, lectures and workshops will be given at the Guangxi Arts University, UMS 'n JIP's concert will feature works by JIP, Wen Deqing and Guo Wenjing, two of the most prolific Chinese composers of our days.

15-17 JUN 2016

UMS 'n JIP are invited by the Taipei International Contemporary Music Festival hosted by ISCM Taiwan to perform and lecture in Taipei. It is the startup for their newly launched Taiwan Project. Their concert will feature works by themselves, Kokoras, Codera Puzo and Wen Deqing. Further activities include reading sessions, lectures and workshops.


18 JUN 2016

Meeting Japanese composer Kotoka Suzuki in Lugano to work on 'Reservoir' (Remix) and her new commission

 


21-26 JUN 2016

UMS 'n JIP in Galicia/Spain to evaluate future collaborations with Vertixe Sonora Ensemble (workshops, reading sessions, composer meetings) within the Integrations Project (http://integrations.umsnjip.ch). UMS 'n JIP will perform Jun 22nd in Vigo (Do Audible) presenting works by Steinauer, Codera Puzo and UMS 'n JIP.

30 JUN - 30 JUL 2016

UMS 'n JIP return to Avignon. At the famous Avignon Festival they perform 24 concerts in the renommated Theatre des Vents featuring works by Kokoras, Suzuki, Hadjileontiadis, Imai, UMS, JIP, Porten, Codera Puzo, Steinauer, Du Yun, Cage, Kagel, Berio, Aperghis, Schnebel, http://avignon.umsnjip.ch, http://avignonleoff.com, http://theatredesvents.com

9 JUL 2016

JIP performs Ushba et Tetnuld, a multimedia chamber opera based on Georgian tales by Nicolas Vérin (concert version) in Jaugette/France.

 


1-15 AUG 2016

Teatro Colon Buenos Aires Argentina, Centro de las Artes UNSAM. UMS 'n JIP is the Ensemble in Residence of the Festival de Opera Nueva de Buenos Aires chaired by Teatro Colon/CETC Buenos Aires Argentina. WP Genealogias featuring works by Schwitters, Duchamp, Schnebel, Aperghis, Svetlichny, Kagel, Cage, Berio, staged by Marcelo Delgado, further concerts at Salon Blanco Teatro Colon, Hasta Trilce and CETC featuring works by Codera Puzo, Porten, UMS, JIP. Round tables, keynotes and radio broadcasts at Argentinian National Radio (O.M.N.I.)

24-28 AUG 2016

UMS 'n JIP at Schloss Leuk, Valais, Switzerland, JIP is member of the Jury of the 6. Prix Giuseppe Englert 2016, concert during 19. Rencontres Architecture Musique Ecologie R.A.M.E. 2016 with works by Porten, Codera Puzo, UMS

11-13 SEP 2016

UMS @ ICMC 2016 Utrecht presenting the Recorderology research project (www.recorderology.com) together with Keitaro Takahashi

28-29 SEP 2016

UMS 'n JIP performing klonkk at the Druckereihalle im Ackermannshof Basel
http://www.druckereihalle.ch

1-3 OCT 2016

UMS 'n JIP takes part in 'Wege und Warten' featuring world premieres by Maria Porten and Werner Bärtschi, concerts in Rapperswil, Schaffhausen and Zürich, Switzerland


5 OCT 2016

Schweizerische Trachtenvereinigung commissions JIP an arrangement for mixed choir of the Unspunnenfest's 2017 official song

 

25 OCT 2016

Basel, CD release concert & party: 'pilagrimr' by internationally awarded Männerstimmen Basel including 'Ad mortem festinamus' by JIP commissioned by Männerstimmen Basel

 

19-27 OCT 2016

Bern, Basel, Zürich, Brig: world premiere of '55 minuten' featuring works by Cage (45' for a Speaker), JIP and Rolf Riehm


7-17 NOV 2016

Bern, Basel, Zürich: world premiere of 'Moerike goes Electronic' featuring works by JIP

1-3 DEC 2016

HEMU Site de Sion, workshop conference about Swiss contemporary music with UMS 'n JIP, concert 3.12. 17h, HEMU Site de Sion with works by Max E. Keller (mobile), Christophe Schiess (11 estaciones for trio), UMS (string quartet)


4-12 DEC 2016

Taiwan, Taipei International Contemporary Music Days 2016 chaired by ISCM Taiwan. UMS 'n JIP is invited to perform 'silence' and the world premiere of the English version of '55 minuten' as well as 2 world premieres by Taiwanese composers Chao Li-Wei and Chiu Yen-Ning. Further workshops and masterclasses at several universities. http://taiwan.umsnjip.ch


17 DEC 2016

UMS 'n JIP at musikalischer Adventskalender in Brig, Valais, Switzerland, works by Beat Gysin and Mathias Steinauer


26 DEC 2016

UMS 'n JIP at Binner Kulturtage in Binn, Valais, Switzerland, with 'silence' featuring works by Cage, Kagel, Berio, Aperghis, Schnebel.

 

 

2015

1 JAN 2015

JIP is commissioned new works by Männerstimmen Basel, vocal ensemble molto cantabile and by HEMU to be performed at renommated choir festivals in London, Cambridge and various chamber music festivals Belgium

8-11 JAN 2015

UMS 'n JIP premiering its new program Contemporaryologies I featuring works by Takahashi, Miyama, Gysin, Kokoras as well as own works in Basel, Zürich and Brig.

 

15 JAN 2015

UMS 'n JIP remains the
most active contemporary
music ensemble
worldwide.
Press reviews 2015,
Press reviews 2014,
Press reviews 2013

21-23 JAN 2015

UMS 'n JIP in Athens. Presentation concert at the Greek Music Information Centre IEMA, concert at the Swiss Embassy in Athens and a third concert as part of 'Music Village at OCC', Onassis Cultural Centre featuring works by Hofer, Porten, Aperghis, Codera Puzo, Kokoras, Papageorgiou, Rouvelas, Miyama and own works.

 

21-25 JAN 2015

'constellationen II' for string ensemble and solo clarinet by JIP performed by Orchestre de l'HEMU (dir: Jan Dobrzelewski) in Saas Grund, Sion and Leuk (Switzerland)

 

24 JAN 2015

UMS 'n JIP @ Oh! Festival, Schloss Leuk, Switzerland

 

31 JAN - 12 FEB 2015

Swedish UmeDuo on Sweden Tour performing the commissioned work 'fCuV' by UMS premiered in Nov 2014 during Sound of Stockholm in further 7 different Swedish cities.

 

2-7 FEB 2015

UMS 'n JIP returns to Riga, Latvia at contemporary music festival deciBels: EINER (electropop opera by UMS 'n JIP); world premieres by Gundega Smite and Jachin Pousson, further Latvian premieres by Uzunselvi and Rouvelas.

 

10-20 MAR 2015

Startup Korea Project in collaboration with Hanyang University Seoul, workshops, presentation concerts with both Swiss and Korean composers

 

7-10 APR 2015

'Le fil de la vie' with works by Maria Porten, concerts in Brig, Zürich, Wädenswil

 

18-22 APR 2015

The Turkey Project in Switzerland (Brig, Basel, Zürich) featuring works by Zeynep Gedizlioglu, Idil Ataç (WP), Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi, Mehmet Can Özer, Reuben de Lautour, Murat Yakin, Turgut Erçetin (WP), Erçin Kaya (WP), Adam Roberts (WP)

21 APR 2015

World premiere 'Ad mortem festinamus' by JIP commissioned by Männerstimmen Basel, Basel

 

26 APR - 5 MAY 2015

England tour with 'Ad mortem festinamus' by JIP commissioned by Männerstimmen Basel, concerts in London, Oxford, Cambridge and at the Int. Cornwall Male Choir Festival, Männerstimmen Basel win the European Championship at the Cornwall Festival

 

28 APR - 1 MAY 2015

Cairo Contemporary Music Days 2015. Startup Egypt Project in collaboration with European Egyptian Society for Contemporary Music, workshops, presentation concerts with both Swiss and Egyptian composers

 

21-25 MAY 2015

Swiss Contemporary Music Festival Forum Wallis 2015. UMS 'n JIP presenting 'silence', FIVE for kids and assisting in Stockhausen's famous Helikopter-Streichquartett with Arditti Quartet, André Richard, Air-Glaciers and TPC

 

1 JUN 2015

CD release: F/V-TzzG by Ulrike Mayer-Spohn (UMS) on Trabant 2014 with Ensemble Phoenix Basel (J. Henneberger, dir) at United Phoenix Records

4-7 JUN 2015

General Assembly of the European Festivals Association EFA in Ostrava (CZ). JIP as Swissfestivals' deputee

 

14-22 JUN 2015

UMS 'n JIP in Bohol / Philippines performing at the Grand Opening Concert broadcasted live to several South Asian countries, a second concert during the 2nd Int. Bohol Choir Festival & Competition and Jury Member of the BCFC

1-11 JUL 2015

'Der römische Brunnen' by JIP commissioned by internationally acclaimed mixed choir Molto Cantabile premiered in Lucerne, further performances in Czech Republic (Ostrava, Praha), Poland and Hungary (Budapest)

 

30 AUG-6 SEP 2015

UMS 'n JIP Ensemble in Residence at Pantographe Moutier, Austrian composer Hannes Dufek confirms commission

10-12 SEP 2015

Schweizer Tonkünstlerfest at ZeitRäume Basel, meeting Austrian composer Wolfgang Mitterer, first tryouts for his new work for UMS 'n JIP 

16 SEP 2015

fFuS (2013) for fl/sax by UMS performed by Zafraan Ensemble Berlin during Kontraklang at Heimathafen Neukölln Berlin

19 SEP 2015

Internationally awarded Swiss male choir Männerstimmen Basel performs 'Ad mortem festinamus' by JIP in St. Imier (Collegiale)

 

19-20 SEP 2015

JIP at Rezekne Baroque Music Days 2015 in Latvia performing the opera 'Assassino per Vendetta' by J.J. Rösler in Rezekne (GORS) and Riga (Dailes), opera recorded by Latvian National Radio

 

21-26 SEP 2015

UMS 'n JIP performing 'Three Voices' by Morton Feldman in Brig, Basel, Zürich

27 SEP-2 OCT 2015

Ljubljana, Slovenia; World New Music Days 2015, JIP as Swiss deputee at the ISCM general assemblies, http://iscm.org

 

4-9 OCT 2015

UMS 'n JIP at Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan. Concerts, lectures, workshops, working sessions with composers Imai, Kawashima, Rai and composition students

13-19 OCT 2015

JIP at Arena Contemporary Music Festival 2015 Riga in Latvia performing the electroacoustic chamber opera 'Marienglas' by Beat Gysin, opera recorded by Latvian National Radio

 

24/25 OCT 2015

Internationally awarded Swiss male choir Männerstimmen Basel performs 'Ad mortem festinamus' by JIP in Appenzell and Andelfingen, Switzerland

28-31 OCT 2015

UMS 'n JIP at Contemporary Music Evenings Tbilissi 2015 (Georgia) . Concerts, lectures, workshops in collaboration with the State Conservatoire

4-26 NOV 2015

Buenos Aires, Argentina - 25 years CETC Teatro Colon, premiere 'einer' by UMS 'n JIP staged by staged by Pablo Maritano, Eugenio Szwarcer, Betina Robles and Maria Emilia Tambutti

 

4 DEC 2015

works by Maria Porten, Luis Codera Puzo, Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi and Phoebus Lee at Kultureller Kulturkalender in Brig

 

5-14 DEC 2015

Brig/Basel/Zürich - Variations II by John Cage

 

13-14 DEC 2015

meeting Hannes Dufek in Zürich to work on his new work for UMS 'n JIP

 

13 DEC 2015

Internationally awarded Swiss male choir Männerstimmen Basel performs 'Ad mortem festinamus' by JIP in Lörrach, Germany

 

22 DEC 2015

works by Maria Porten, Luis Codera Puzo, Reuben de Lautour, Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi and Panayiotis Kokoras at one of the most charming festivals in the Alps: Binn Kultur, Valais, Switzerland

 

 

2014

7 JAN 2014

colloquium 48: presentation lecture and concert 'The Recorder Map', research project funded by
Maja Sacher Stiftung

and related to Musikakademie Basel/
Musikforschung Basel

14 JAN

UMS 'n JIP remains the
most active contemporary
music ensemble
worldwide.
Press reviews 2014,
Press reviews 2013

 

17 JAN 2014

recording session with Ensemble Inverspace for DUO by UMS, Basel.

17 JAN 2014

Basel, voice control by Swiss composer Thomas Kessler, concert recorded by Swiss Radio SRF2 Kultur. http://switzerland.umsnjip.ch/

 

18 JAN 2014

HEMU Lausanne/Sion.
symposion about the influence of Contemporary European Music in the composition of Contemporary Music in Actual China, Prof. Wen Deqing (China), art. dir. of New Music Week, Representative for Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, dir. of Documentation Center for Contemporary Music, Deputy Dean of Composition Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music. UMS 'n JIP performing 'A New legend of Yang Zongbao and Mu Guiying' http://china.umsnjip.ch/

19 JAN

UMS 'n JIP is confirmed
to take part in a CD release
compiling works of Chinese
composer Guo Wenjing edited in China
with 'Peach Blossom', recording session JAN 19th 2014 in Basel. http://china.umsnjip.ch/

 

20-25 JAN 2014

UMS 'n JIP artists in residence
at Pantographe Moutier,
working
on the commissions by Swiss composers Keller, Schiess, Dick, Steinauer, concert featuring works by Porten, de Lautour, Uzunselvi, JIP.
http://www.pantographe.ch/

 

30 JAN - 18 FEB 2014

Latvia tour. 6 new Latvian composers join the Latvia Project. Further 3 concerts, 2 lectures, workshops, 3 radio features
at Latvijas Radio 3 Klasika Riga,
and two chamber opera world premieres in Riga and Liepaja: Lysistrate I & II by Jekabs Niemanis and Kaspar Ewald
featuring UMS as viola player.
http://latvia.umsnjip.ch/

13 FEB 2014

AC/E Accion Cultural
Espanola confirms supporting
UMS 'n JIP's Spain Project

15 MAR 2014

Fresno (California/USA)
California State University
world premiere 'Nothing and more' with JIP, chamber opera by Jack Fortner,
Cimarron Ensemble, J. Fortner (dir), M. Kerstan (stage dir)

23/24 MAR 2014

Zürich, Kunstraum Walcheturm,
world premieres by Mathias Steinauer and Leo Dick, works by Beat Gysin. Further concerts in Brig/VS and Basel / Ackermannshof in April.

28-31 MAR 2014

Mulhouse, France, La Fonderie,
Swiss and France premiere by Thomas Kessler (*1937)
- Utopia II (2010-2011)
with JIP.
Basel Sinfonietta, Jonathan Stockhammer (dir). Further concerts at Stadtcasino Basel
and Dampfzentrale Bern. Concert
recorded by Swiss Radio SRF2 Kultur.

31 MAR 2014

Basel, Gare du Nord,
world premiere FV-TZG (2014) for ensemble by UMS,
Ensemble Phoenix Basel,
Jürg Henneberger (dir)

1-5 APR 2014

Sweden tour in collaboration
with ISCM Sweden providing
world premieres by Christophe Schiess,
Max E. Keller
and works by
Swiss composers Wyttenbach, Gysin, JIP. Concerts in Norrköpping, Göteborg, Härnösand.

6 APR 2014

München. Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung confirms UMS 'n JIP taking part in Luis Codera Puzo's new portrait CD together with Ensemble Modern,
Ensemble Recherche and Crossing Lines Ensemble edited by label col legno

7 APR 2014

UMS 'n JIP at Theater am Gleis
Winterthur (Musica Aperta)

9 APR 2014

Zeughaus Brig-Glis,
world premieres by Mathias Steinauer and Leo Dick, further works by Beat Gysin, UMS 'n JIP and Codera Puzo.

11/12 APR 2014

Ackermannshof Basel,
world premieres by Mathias Steinauer and Leo Dick, further works by Beat Gysin, UMS 'n JIP and Codera Puzo.

 

22/23 APR 2014

Paris, Radio France,
working session (JIP) on Nicolas Vérins new chamber opera

10 MAY 2014

Leuk, KulTour,
works by Guo, Wen,
Porten, Hofer

12-19 MAY 2014

Japan. concert tour in collaboration with
Kunitachi University Tokio,
world premieres by Suzuki, Onishi,
Japan premieres by Miyama a.o. http://japan.umsnjip.ch/

20-24 MAY 2014

ME_MMIX Festival Palma de Mallorca (Spain), sneak preview

5-9 JUN 2014

Forum Wallis, ,
Schloss Leuk, works by Steinauer, Dick, Schiess, Keller, de Lautour,
Svetlichny, Gorlinksy, Fuchsmann, http://forumwallis.ch

17 JUN 2014

Salzburg/Hallein,
Europe premiere 'Nothing and more'
with JIP, chamber opera by Jack Fortner, Cimarron Ensemble, J. Fortner (dir)

20-29 JUN 2014

Festival ME_MMIX #2
Palma de Mallorca/Spain

http://www.memmix.es/
Mallorca Summer Academy
Ensemble in Residence: UMS 'n JIP
, http://umsnjip.ch/, works a.o. by Svetlichny, de Lautour, Codera Puzo and Stockhausen, WP by Pala, Lluch and Taylor, foundation of ZENET Contemporary Music Festival Network

4-27 JUL 2014

UMS 'n JIP at Avignon Festival, 23 concerts with works by Stockhausen, Feldman, Gysin, Cage, Kagel, Aperghis and many other composers from Japan, China, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Switzerland.

14 JUL 2014

AC/E Accion Cultural Espanola publishes interview with JIP in Madrid concerning The Spain Project: https://www.youtube.com/

19 & 20 JUL 2014

UMS 'n JIP @ SIRGA Festival in Flix/Spain, Castell de Flix, Cinema Obra Social Flix presenting works by Du Yun, Michael Fuchsmann, Anton Svetlichny, Joan Bages, Chikashi Miyama, Luis Codera Puzo and UMS 'n JIP - http://sirgafestival.blogspot.fr/

18-24 AUG 2014

UMS 'n JIP Ensemble in Residence at Music Village in Agios Lavrendios, Pelion/Greece, works by Cage, Keller, Schiess, Codera Puzo, Lapidakis, Du Yun
Gysin, Bages, Miyama, Suzuki, Svetlichny, Khrust, Fuchsmann, UMS 'n JIP; meetings with dissonArt ensemble to collaborate within 'Recorder Map'
http://www.music-village.gr/

29 AUG - 12 SEP 2014

Leuk, Schloss Leuk
strand-gut memento mori,
exhibition by rolf schroeter including 'kreise' by JIP, (4 graphic scores in collaboration with schroeter)

14/15 SEP 2014

Athens, International Computer Music Conference ICMC-SMC 2014, works by Maronidis and Takahashi, meetings at the Swiss Embassy in Athens

17-19 SEP 2014

Tokyo, Japan, Kunitachi College of Music, works by Takahashi, Alonso, Svetlichny, Porten, UMS 'n JIP, and composition students Tanaka, Kenshiro and Changwitchukarn;
working with Japanese composers Rai, Kawashima and Imai

21 SEP 2014

Ritterhaus Bubikon, Switzerland, Treffpunkt der Kulturen, works by Porten, Uzunselvi, Codera Puzo

22-28 SEP 2014

Paris, Radio France; JIP
recording 'Ushba et Tetnuld' by Nicolas Vérin
for France Culture

3-12 OCT 2014

Wroclaw, Poland; World New Music Days 2014, JIP as Swiss deputee at the ISCM general assemblies as well as jury member of the ISCM Young Composers Award 2014, http://iscm.org

23-27 OCT 2014

Basel, Gare du Nord, Swiss premiere 'Lysistrata' - 2 chamber operas by Kaspar Ewald and Jekabs Nimanis featuring UMS as viola player, http://garedunord.ch

27 OCT - 2 NOV 2014

At 11h55, 15h55, 23h55 and 02.11. at 23h30 - Radio France, excerpts of 'Ushba et Tetnuld' by Nicolas Vérin, JIP together with Roula Safar, Nicholas Isherwood

28 OCT - 2 NOV 2014

Arena Contemporary Music Festival / Riga (Latvia) - JVLMA Jazeps Vitols Music Academy Riga: round table with Gundega Smite (pres. ISCM Latvia) - Anglican Church Riga, Baroks un Avangards with works by Keller, Svetlichny, Gubaidulina, Stradella, Purcell, UMS 'n JIP
with Sergejs Jegers (countertenor), Ilze Reine (org) and UMS 'n JIP - JVLMA Riga, recording session / rehearsals with Latvian composers and compositions students, http://arenafest.lv, http://latvia.umsnjip.ch

8 NOV 2014

Sweden, Sound of Stockholm Festival, Karolina and Erika Öhmann (Vc & perc, UmeDuo) premiering new work by UMS followed by almost 20 reprises (!) during their Sweden tour

14-16 NOV 2014

Projecte Rafel Festival, Rafelbunyol/Valencia, Spain, with round tables and concerts featuring works by Steinauer, Gysin, Suzuki, Svetlichny, Miyama, de Lautour and 'einer', electropop opera by UMS 'n JIP

26-29 NOV 2014

World premiere Naurutopia by Leo Dick at Festival Performing Voice in Bern (Dampfzentrale) and Basel (Gare du Nord)

30 NOV - 6 DEC 2014

World premiere 'Ushba et Tetnuld', chamber opera by Nicolas Vérin at Opéra de Reims, France, JIP together with Roula Safar, Nicholas Isherwood

   

 

2013

15-20 JAN 2013
working session with composers Haris Kittos (GR/London), Luis Codera Puzo (ESP), Leo Dick (CH/Berlin) in Basel
15-25 JAN 2013
FIVE - chamber opera by UMS ´n JIP, Swiss Tour. UMS 'n JIP's 5th chamber opera mixes Grimm's tale 'Die Sterntaler' with microtonality, classical avantgarde music, live electronics and experimental electropop. Co-produced with Zeughaus Brig-Glis. Text: Gisela-Ethaner Schelble. Oeil extérieur: Wolfgang Beuschel. Stage: Simon Wunderlich. Performances in Basel, Bern, Zürich. http://five.umsnjip.ch/
7 FEB 2013
world premiere 'sonette'
for choir and solo clarinet by JIP commissioned and performed by Basler Madrigalisten in Basel, Hans Huber Saal (Stadtcasino Basel), Raphael Immoos (dir,) http://www.basler-madrigalisten.ch/
8 FEB 2013
working session with Japanese composer Kotoka Suzuki in Basel
15-25 FEB 2013
world premiere The Greece Project in Thessaloniki. New works by contemporary Greek composers Antonis Rouvelas, Zesses Seglias, Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Panagiotis Kokoras, Dimitris Maronidis, Haris Kittos, Michalis Lapidakis, Dimitris Papageorgiou at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki collaborating with the Dpt. of Electrical and Computer Eng., workshops & masterclasses, additional concerts, http://greece.umsnjip.ch/
28 FEB - 1 MAR 2013
world premiere 'Der Heimatlose' by Florian Schwamborn 1.3. Electropop Opera 'TWO' by UMS 'n JIP, both at Theatre de la Reine Blanche, Paris. Meeting French and Spanish composers Nicolas Verin, Octavi Rumbau, Daniel Figols, German Alonso, Joan Bages in Paris/IRCAM 2.3. http://www.reine-blanche.com/
14 MAR 2013
Nachtstrom, Gare du Nord Basel, works by Anastasija Kadisa, Leontios Hadjileontiadis
http://garedunord.ch/
Swiss CD Label 'Zytglogge' will publish a CD including 'Gebet XXI' by JIP performed by Singfrauen Winterthur, Franziska Welti (dir)

15 MAR 2013
working session with Japanese composer Kotoka Suzuki at ZKM Karlsruhe.

20-24 MAR 2013
Swiss premiere The Greece Project. New works by contemporary Greek composers Antonis Rouvelas, Zesses Seglias, Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Panagiotis Kokoras, Dimitris Maronidis, Haris Kittos, Michalis Lapidakis, Dimitris Papageorgiou in Basel, Zürich, Brig, http://greece.umsnjip.ch/  

22 MAR 2013
guest lecture at ESB (Electronisches Studio Basel)
presenting The Greece Project by invitation of Prof. Erik Ona
 

11-15 APR 2013
Istanbul, Turkey, startup The Turkey Project in collaboration with MIAM Istanbul/Stefan Pohlit, ITÜ MIAM Centre of Advanced Studies in Music, concerts and master classes
19-29 APR 2013
world premiere The Spain Project in Barcelona/Spain during Contemporary music festival Mixtur 2013. New works by contemporary Spanish composers Joan Bages i Rubi, Luis Codera Puzo, Daniel Figols Cuevas, German Alonso, Octavi Rumbau Masgrau, workshops & masterclasses, additional concerts, http://spain.umsnjip.ch/
3-5 MAY 2013
Swiss contemporary music festival forum wallis,
The Latvia Project together with Putni vocal ensemble and Oberwalliser Volksliederchor http://www.forumwallis.ch/ 
12 MAY - 1 JUN 2013
world premiere 'Mondnacht' for choir by UMS
performed by Basler Madrigalisten / Cappella Nova in Zürich, Basel and Hergiswald, Raphael Immoos (dir,) http://www.basler-madrigalisten.ch/ 
17/18 MAY 2013
Swiss contemporary music festival forum wallis VII 2013,
world premieres by Pierre-Henri Wicomb, Chikashi Miyama and Keitaro Takahashi as well as first Swiss performances of Greek and Spanish composers Antonis Rouvelas, Zesses Seglias, Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Panagiotis Kokoras, Dimitris Maronidis, Haris Kittos, Michalis Lapidakis, Dimitris Papageorgiou, Joan Bages i Rubi, Luis Codera Puzo, Daniel Figols Cuevas, German Alonso, Octavi Rumbau Masgrau, composer's talks. http://www.forumwallis.ch/ 
3-7 JUN 2013
Swiss tour with The Spain Project. New works by contemporary Spanish composers Joan Bages i Rubi, Luis Codera Puzo, Daniel Figols Cuevas, German Alonso, Octavi Rumbau Masgrau, http://spain.umsnjip.ch/
15 JUN 2013
world premiere 'surge II' by Keitaro Takahashi, Musik-Akademie Basel, Grosser Saal
22 JUN 2013
world premiere 'feP-zd' for large ensemble by UMS with Ensemble Phoenix, Jürg Henneberger (dir), Musik-Akademie Basel, Grosser Saal, http://ensemble-phoenix.ch/

28-30 JUN 2013
'enigma' by JIP performed by Paul Taylor Orchestra in
Baden, Zürich (Kunsthaus) and Küsnacht/ZH (C.G. Jung Institut) http://www.pto.ch/

5-6 JUL 2013
UMS 'n JIP at contemporary music festival Randspiele Berlin, world premieres by Helmut Zapf, Stefan Streich, UMS and Wolfgang Heiniger, by invitation of the Embassy of Switzerland Berlin, additional works by Keller, Zurbriggen, Dahinden, Porten, JIP
AVIGNON FESTIVAL
7-31 JUL 2013

UMS 'n JIP returns to Avignon Festival with 3 programs featuring works by Cage, Kagel, Berio, Aperghis, new works by Greek and Spanish composers as well as UMS 'n JIP's acclaimed electropop chamber opera 'einer'. 25 concerts in one of Avignon's most famous venues: Theatre Notre Dame, Salle noire. http://theatre-notredame.com/; view gallery
ME_MMIX PALMA
9-11 AUG 2013


UMS 'n JIP at Contemporary Music Festival ME_MMIX2013 Palma de Mallorca, Spain, works by Papageorgiou, Kokoras, Miyama, Codera Puzo, Rumbau, Bages and UMS 'n JIP's chamber opera einer. http://memmix.es/; view gallery

BRETAGNE/ANJOU
16/20/22 AUG 2013


UMS 'n JIP's Esperanto electropop opera THREE at French Esperanto Center Chateau de Grésillon (France) as well as at the European Esperanto Meetings in Plouézec (Bretagne). http://three.umsnjip.ch/; view gallery

SOLITUDE STUTTGART
25 AUG 2013


Schloss Solitude Stuttgart

Solitude Soiree, works by Porten, Wen Deqing, Gysin, UMS 'n JIP. view gallery
ACKERMANNSHOF BASEL
18/19 SEP 2013


The Greece Project at Ackermannshof Basel incl. world premiere of 'Skizzipichkeit' by Russian composer Michael Fuchsmann http://greece.umsnjip.ch/;  view gallery
ZÜRICH/BASEL/BRIG
20 SEP - 12 OCT 2013


FIVE (reloaded) - chamber opera by UMS ´n JIP. UMS 'n JIP's 5th chamber opera mixes Grimm's tales with microtonality, classical avantgarde music, live electronics and experimental electropop. Co-produced with Zeughaus Brig-Glis. Oeil extérieur: Wolfgang Beuschel. Stage: Simon Wunderlich. Performances in Basel, Brig, Zürich. http://five.umsnjip.ch/; view gallery
THESSALONIKI
27 SEP - 1 OCT 2013


Concert at Avgo Music Village Thessaloniki
Sep 28th & working on European research program iTreasures featuring 'Common Brain' by Leontios Hadjileontiadis at Aristotle University Thessaloniki 
BRIG
8 OCT 2013


world premiere FIVE (reloaded) for children, interactive version of UMS 'n JIP's chamber opera experimenting with open forms. UMS 'n JIP's 5th chamber opera mixes Grimm's tales with microtonality, classical avantgarde music, live electronics and experimental electropop. Co-produced with Zeughaus Brig-Glis. Oeil extérieur: Wolfgang Beuschel. Stage: Simon Wunderlich. http://five.umsnjip.ch/; view gallery
THESSALONIKI
14 OCT 2013


World premiere 'M' and 'collapse' by both UMS and JIP during Dimitria Festival Thessaloniki
with Greek Contemporary Music Ensemble dissonArt
VALAIS
18 - 20 OCT 2013


World premiere 'constellationen II'/JIP for 17part string orchestra and solo instrument
(commissioned by HEMU) in Saas Grund, Ernen and Savièse (Valais/Switzerland), HEMU chamber orchestra, Jan Dobrzelewski (dir), C. Masefield (acc)
HdEK BASEL
19 OCT 2013


World premiere 'surge III' by Keitaro Takahashi
(version for subbass recorder in F, live electronics and live video) at Haus der Elektronischen Künste Basel
DIGIT. HERITAGE MARSEILLE
28 OCT - 1 NOV 2013


'Common Brain' by Leontios Hadjileontiadis presented as part of the European research program iTreasures during Archeovirtual @ Digitalheritage 2013 Marseille (France)
ICT VILNIUS
6-8 NOV 2013

'Common Brain' by Leontios Hadjileontiadis presented as part of the European research program iTreasures during ICT 2013 Vilnius
ISCM WNMD VIENNA
11-14 NOV


JIP Swiss ISCM delegate
during ISCM World New Music Days in Vienna. http://www.iscm.org/
ITÜ MIAM ISTANBUL
17-26 NOV


world premiere The Turkey Project.
Concerts at ITU MIAM, Babylon, Büyükada Hagios Dimitrios a.o. http://turkey.umsnjip.ch/ 
MOSCOW
28 NOV


world premiere new piece by UMS
with Ensemble Inverspace in Moscow/Russia

ZÜRICH/MÜNCHEN
28 NOV-7 DEC


world premiere 'How to do Things with Words'
(JIP/Dick/Tesche/Lim) at ZHdK and LaborARTorium Ludwig Maximilian University München

ZÜRICH
30 NOV


world premiere new piece ('Höllenhemd')
dedicated to UMS 'n JIP by Swiss composer Maria Porten

BRIG
5 DEC 2013


JIP is awarded the Prix Culturel de l'Etat du Valais 2013
at Zeughaus Brig-Glis

BERNE
15 DEC 2013


JIP elected ISCM Switzerland's new president
(Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Neue Musik SGNM)

 

2012

10-16 JAN 2012
The China Project II with Europe premieres by Guo Wenjing, Phoebus Lee, Samuel Tam, Karry Lee as well as works by Huang Ruo and Wen Deqing at ONO Bern, Zeughaus Brig, Walcheturm Zürich and Imprimerie Basel (Schleifferei). http://china.umsnjip.ch/

18 JAN 2012
Contemporary Swiss music by Max E. Keller, Markus Hofer, Pierre-André Bovey, Beat Gysin, Maria Porten as well as two new works by UMS & JIP at Théâtre de Valère Sion.

20 JAN 2012
Dampfzentrale Bern - Shit & Schein Festival. UMS 'n JIP is selected among 40 ensembles to present excerpts of TWO (electropop opera based on text of Swiss newspaper '20minuten', http://two.umsnjip.ch/). http://dampfzentrale.ch/

03 FEB 2012
Theater La Poste, Visp, Contemporary Music Festival Forum Wallis, FOUR, UMS 'n JIP's 4th chamber opera: A 7-part reflection on the creation and the creative process. http://four.umsnjip.ch/

04 FEB 2012
Theater La Poste, Visp, Contemporary Music Festival Forum Wallis, world premiere 'IvS-E-12,7,22' for ensemble by UMS, world premiere '3xPG' for ensemble by JIP, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Jürg Henneberger (dir), http://forumwallis.ch/

11-13 FEB 2012
UMS 'n JIP starts its Arabia Project with 'The Religion of Love' by Stefan Pohlit, world premiere 11-13 Feb 2012 in VS/Switzerland. http://arabia.umsnjip.ch/, http://www.ricordi.de/

22 FEB - 6 MAY 2012
JIP's 'kreise' at haus konstruktiv. 'kreise', a graphic score realized in 2003/7 together with Swiss artist Rolf Schroeter is part of Schroeter's big retro-spective exhibition entitled 'Contact' at world famous museum haus konstruktiv zürich http://www.haus-konstruktiv.ch/, http://javierhagen.ch/kreise

28 FEB - 10 MAR 2012
UMS 'n JIP invited to present The China Project at Adelaide Festival Australia (Garage International), additional presenting concert and Masterclass at the Adelaide University (Electronic Music Studio). http://www.artshub.com.au/

MAR 2012
UMS 'n JIP becomes ensemble in residence at Imprimerie Basel 2012/13

MAR 2012
JIP is commissioned new pieces by Paul Taylor Orchestra with Eliana Burki and Sanna Kurki-Suonio, by Basler Vokalsolisten (Sebastian Goll) and by Capella Nova (Raphaël Immoos).

 
11 MAR 2012
UMS 'n JIP invited at Musikpodium der Stadt Zürich (Theater Rigiblick) to perform Cage (lecture on nothing) & Kagel (Atem)

14-25 MAR 2012
UMS 'n JIP 1st foreigner contemporary music ensemble ever invited to Latvian New Music Days. Concerts & masterclasses in Riga and Ventspils, world premieres by contemporary Latvian composers Abols, Rise, Gustovska, Klingenberga, Gribinchika, Herlins. http://latvia.umsnjip.ch/, http://www.lks.org.lv/ljmd

1 APR 2012
UMS is awarded 'Förderpreis für Komposition' for her piece 'fk-SZ' for small ensemble, world premiere performed by Kammer-Solisten Zug during 1. Zuger Kompositionspreis (1st Zug Composition Contest) at Theater Casino Zug
Zuger Kompositionspreis

1 APR - 1 JUL 2012
UMS 'n JIP participates with a sound collage in the MRAC Avignon (France) opening exhibition (Musée Rigolo d'Art Contemporain, Avignon. France), vernissage Apr 1st, http://mrac.com/

11-16 APR 2012
Switzerland Tour with 'silence', a concert program featuring some of the most distinguished and influent contemporary classic works by Schnebel, Aperghis, Berio, Kagel and Cage, including his famous 'lecture on nothing'. Concerts in Zürich, Basel, Bern, Brig. http://riviu.umsnjip.ch/

23-29 APR 2012
South Russia tour (Rostov, Taganrog, Bataysk)
with workshops and concerts featuring 'silence', Swiss and Russian composers http://russia.umsnjip.ch/

5 MAY 2012
UMS selected as a finalist for the 2013 MATA Festival NYC. MATA received more than 620 applications from around the world, a record number in its 14 year history. http://matafestival.org/

18 MAY 2012
world premiere 'baxacpekte' for 12part choir and tape by JIP, commissioned by Basler Vokalsolisten, Sebastian Goll (dir), Aarau (CH), Stadtkirche. http://basler-vokalsolisten.ch/

16-20 MAY 2012
'Swiss Composers meet Europe' / EJCF (European Youth Choir Festival 2012 Basel).
Kammerchor Winterthur directed by Christoph Bachmann performs 'Vergine Madre', 'Sonett XII' and folksong arrangements by JIP, live recording by Swiss Radio DRS, composer's talk. http://ejcf.ch/

30 MAY / 1 & 3 JUN 2012
Sang et lueurs, featuring new works by Swiss composer Maria Porten and both UMS and JIP, with Gian Manuel Rau (stage director). Zürich, Theater STOK: http://www.musikzeitung.ch/

31 MAY - 07 JUN 2012
The Russia Project
featuring world and Swiss premieres by young Russian composers Bochikhina, Gorlinsky, Khrust, Nadzharov, Svetlichny, Fuchsmann and others. Concerts in Basel, Zürich, Bern, Brig. http://russia.umsnjip.ch/

17 JUN - 1 JUL 2012
Roaring Hooves Mongolia 2012, Int. New Music Festival and Gobi Summer Academy, Ulaanbaatar and Gobi desert, one of the most important and fascinating contemporary music events in Central Asia, rated one of the 50 most beautiful cultural events worldwide
http://roaringhooves.com/

6-28 JUL 2012
UMS 'n JIP returns to Avignon Festival with 3 programs featuring works by Gorlinsky, Svetlichny, Huang Ruo, Guo Wenjing, Du Yun, Wen Deqing, Cage, Kagel, Berio, Aperghis and many others performing 23 concerts in one of Avignon's most famous venues: Theatre Notre Dame, Salle noire. http://avignon.umsnjip.ch/

30 AUG - 12 SEP 2012
reprise & Swiss tour 'sang et lueurs', featuring new works by Swiss composer Maria Porten and both UMS and JIP, with Gian Manuel Rau (stage director), Zürich, Bern, Basel, Brig. http://www.musikzeitung.ch/
30 AUG - 7 SEP 2012
world premiere 'constellationen' by JIP for string orchestra, solo alphorn, solo mezzosoprano, solo percussion and live tape performed by paul taylor orCHestra (PTO), Eliana Burki, Sanna Kurki-Suonio, Florian Reichle and Paul Taylor (dir). Concerts in Solothurn (Konzerthaus), Aarau (Kongresszentrum), Zürich (Tonhalle).
10-17 OCT 2012
world premiere FIVE - chamber opera by UMS ´n JIP. UMS 'n JIP's 5th chamber opera mixes Grimm's tale 'Die Sterntaler' with microtonality, classical avantgarde music, live electronics and experimental electropop. Co-produced with Zeughaus Brig-Glis. Text: Gisela-Ethaner Schelble. Oeil extérieur: Wolfgang Beuschel. Stage: Simon Wunderlich. http://five.umsnjip.ch/
16 OCT 2012
Swiss Radio DRS2 22h30 'Im Konzertsaal'. Kammerchor Winterthur directed by Christoph Bachmann performs 'Vergine Madre', 'Sonett XII' and folksong arrangements by JIP, live recording at 'Swiss Composers meet Europe' / EJCF (European Youth Choir Festival 2012 Basel).
http://www.drs2.ch/
20/21 OCT 2012
world premiere YWC (affirmation) by JIP for live tape and string orchestra performed by Orchestre HEMU and Philip Bride (dir). Concerts in Sion (Eglise des Jesuites) and Brig (Zeughaus). http://forumwallis.ch/

6 - 14 NOV 2012
The Swiss Project, new world premieres by Beat Gysin, Mathias Steinauer, Xavier Dayer, Roland Dahinden. Zürich, Bern, Basel, Brig. http://switzerland.umsnjip.ch/

23 - 30 NOV 2012
5 years UMS 'n JIP at Imprimerie Basel, permanent concerts and exhibitions with lots of the artists and composers related to UMS 'n JIP's work. http://www.imprimerie-basel.ch/ - download Flyer
1/2 DEC 2012
5 years UMS 'n JIP at Zeughaus Kultur Brig-Glis, permanent concerts and exhibitions with lots of the artists and composers related to UMS 'n JIP's work. http://www.zeughaus-kultur.ch/ - download Flyer

12-15 DEC 2013
The Greece Project. UMS 'n JIP will meet Greek composers Antonis Rouvelas, Zesses Seglias, Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Panagiotis Kokoras, Dimitris Maronidis, Haris Kittos, Michalis Lapidakis, Dimitris Papageorgiou in Thessaloniki for first rehearsals. http://greece.umsnjip.ch/

 

2011

21 JAN 2011
Visp, Theater La Poste, The China Project, concert featuring the European Premieres of the pieces commissioned and premiered by UMS 'n JIP during their Hong Kong stay in December 2010 (works by Lee Phoebus, Tam Samuel, Guo Wenjing, Li Karry, Wu Chris) - http://china.umsnjip.ch
11/12/13 FEB 2011
UMS 'n JIP featuring mini-opera world premiere Painted Skin together with Chinese composer Huang Ruo reflecting traditional Chinese & Valais songs at Swiss Contemporary Music Festival forum : : wallis <<>> forum : : valais - http://forumvalais.ch

15 FEB 2011
UMS 'n JIP's first chamber opera ONE invited at Forum Neue Musik Luzern - http://www.fnmluzern.ch/

 

16/17 FEB 2011
THREE (esperanto electropop opera) by UMS 'n JIP at Imprimerie Basel (Schleifferei). THREE is about Esperanto (European), if used as the common European language, being the very efficiant way for a global European economic impact. Mise en scène by Wolfgang Beuschel, installations by Simon Wunderlich - photos by Swiss photographer Marie N. Guex - http://www.stage-in-focus.com, video recordings by Franz Bannwart

18/20 FEB 2011
THREE (esperanto electropop opera) by UMS 'n JIP at Kunstraum Walcheturm Zürich - http://www.walcheturm.ch - photos by renommated Keystone Agency photographer Niklaus Stauss - http://www.keystone.ch

 

23 MAR 2011
UMS 'n JIP will premiere new works by Maria Porten collaborating with world fame musicians such as Carmina Quartett and stage director Gian Manuel Rau at Theater Rigiblick Zürich - http://www.theater-rigiblick.ch/

27/28 MAR 2011
Guest ensemble at Gare du Nord Basel, UMS 'n JIP will present their chamber operas TWO & THREE, performing together with Ensemble Phoenix Basel and internationally renommated Jazz musicians such as Manuel Mengis and Christophe Fellay - http://www.garedunord.ch

03/04 APR 2011
Invited by Contemporary Music Festival L'art pour l'Aar, UMS 'n JIP will premiere in Berne and Biel new works by Swiss composers Max E. Keller, Markus Hofer, Pierre-André Bovey as well as two new works by UMS & JIP themselves. Reprises in Zürich, Perrefitte, Basel and Winterthur (musica aperta) in Sep 2011. http://www.artpourlaar.ch/

01 JUN 2011
UMS 'n JIP receives the prestigious pluriannual grant MusiquePro by Canton du Valais 2011-13.

08 JUN 2011
JIP co-founder and president of IGNM-VS, the Valais section of the International Society for Contemporary Music

16 JUN 2011
Irvine Arditti (Arditti Quartet, London) becomes UMS 'n JIP's musical coach. http://arditti.com/

daily 08-31 JUL 2011
After a successful Avignon Festival in 2010, UMS 'n JIP will return at the Palais Royal, one of the most elegant Avignon venues next to the famous Pope's Palace for 24 performances featuring their chamber operas TWO and THREE as well as contemporary music classics by Kagel, Aperghis and many others during Avignon Festival 2011 - http://avignon.umsnjip.ch/

18-25 AUG 2011
Music Village Agios Lavrendios Mount Pelion Greece Scholarship Award for UMS. UMS is commissioned a new ensemble piece (fEdA) which will be premiered by dissonArt ensemble and Beat Furrer (dir). http://www.music-village.gr/

 
02-08 SEP 2011
Contemporary Swiss music by Max E. Keller, Markus Hofer, Pierre-André Bovey as well as two new works by UMS & JIP. Concerts in Zürich, Perrefitte, Basel and Winterthur (musica aperta), where the concert will be recorded by Swiss Radio DRS 2 (Andreas Werner, sound engineer).

11 SEP 2011
'Art.20-FW' by UMS is awarded 3rd prize ex aequo at the Musikfestival Bern Int. Composition Contest. 'Art.20-FW' for small ensemble is premiered by Ensemble Vertigo and Mark Foster (dir). http://www.musik-festivalbern.ch/

28 SEP - 12 OCT 2011
FOUR will be UMS 'n JIP's 4th chamber opera: A 7-part reflection on the creation and the creative process. Its world premiere is scheduled at Zeughaus Brig-Glis in Valais/Switzerland in Sep 28 2011. The Swiss tour (08-12 Oct) includes Imprimerie Basel, Walcheturm Zürich, ONO Bern. http://four.umsnjip.ch/
03-07 OCT 2011
collaborating with French composer, dancer and sound artist/engineer Alain Michon, UMS 'n JIP will stay in French Provence (Toulon) for a short residence to work on Michon's new installative piece Le Bel Insensé as well to give a concert with its own work on Oct 6th.
13 OCT 2011
UMS 'n JIP's second chamber opera TWO (electropop opera) invited at Contemporary Music Festival Oggi Musica Lugano - http://www.oggi-musica.ch/

21-23 OCT 2011
world premiere 'cdnnns-aioo' for string orchestra by JIP in Brig, Sion, Ernen performed by HEMU orchestra and Titus Engel (dir) http://www.forumwallis.ch/

05 NOV 2011
UMS 'n JIP invited at Schloss Leuk (Valais/CH), world premiere of 123.08/epilog (concert version) by JIP, vernissage with works by world fame photographers Rolf Schroeter, Balthasar Burkhard
09-11 NOV 2011
UMS selected composer - Call for scores 2011 Ensemble L'Arsenale and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Treviso/Italy. http://www.larsenale.com/
08-18 NOV 2011
The Africa Project will take its 1st step by collaborating with South African composer Pierre-Henri Wicomb who will be resident composer in Switzerland in November 2011. UMS 'n JIP will work on open notation forms. http://africa.umsnjip.ch/
12 NOV 2011
UMS 'n JIP invited at Global Forum Wallis 2011 Schloss Leuk

1 DEC - 18 DEC 2011
Scheduled in autumn/winter 2011, The Russia Project will be presented in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-na-Donu featuring world premieres by young Russian composers Bochikhina, Gorlinsky, Khrust, Nadzharov and Rannev. The Swiss tour will start in January 2012. http://russia.umsnjip.ch/

26 DEC 2011
The China Project II with Europe premieres by Guo Wenjing, Phoebus Lee, Samuel Tam, Karry Lee as well as works by Huang Ruo and Wen Deqing at Kulturtage Binn, http://china.umsnjip.ch/