soundinitiative has the honour of being the first French ensemble to be selected to participate in the Boost! Young Ensembles Program as part of the Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Germany), from August 2nd - 16th 2014.

The group will have the opportunity to work with contemporary music specialists and industry professionals from across the world, working on performance practice, presentation, promotion and dissemination.            

soundinitiative will perform a concert of music by Diez-Fischer, Lanza & Bailie for an audience of peers, potential collaborators and partners as well as being ensemble in residence for Simon Steen-Andersen's composition studio and a part of the electronics workshop.

August 12th, 2014, 9:30 p.m.

Concert at the Centralstation


Santiago Diez-FischerCancion del Ciego  (German premiere)


Joanna BailieStreet Souvenir  (New version, World premiere)



Mauro LanzaVesperbild

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August 14th, 2014

Kunsthalle Nacht performances  

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Simon Steen Andersen, ‘Expanded Music’ workshop, performances of pieces created as part of our collaboration as ensemble in residence 

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Jennifer Walshe: Darmstadt 2089 (2010-2014)

Additional works rehearsed during the IMD Boost ensemble ! Workshops

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Chris SwithinbankAll that is solid melts into air (2013)


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Clara Iannotta: D'après (2012)

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Mauro Lanza/Andrea Valle: Regnum Animale (2013)


The ensemble will participate in working sessions on our repertoire with the tutors from the Ferienkurse.


Musicians from the ensemble will perform as part of the electronics atelier


Meetings with industry professionals, festival directors/promoters, will occur throughout the two weeks.