As a megaphone quartet or as an operation team gathered around the grand piano, the Contemporary Music Ensemble S201 may consist of trained musicians, but define the ensemble music-making beyond the learned instrument. Self-made instruments, Fluxus actions or electronic extensions through guitar effects and playback tapes are an integral part of the ensemble.
A central focus is working closely from conception with composers of the younger generation: thus the ensemble has worked with composers from various fields such as electronic, jazz, performance, improvisation and musical theatre.
With this concept, the ensemble has been invited to the NOW! Festival Essen, Beethovenfest Bonn, Frakzionen Festival Bielefeld, Opening 18 Trier, NANO # drei and Klangzeit Münster. Further engagements followed in Essen, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Freiburg and at Gordon Kampe's inaugural concert in Hamburg. Concert tours led S201 to the Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival in South Korea (2019), the Nasz Festiwal, Wroclaw (Poland) and in 2017 to South Korea for the 7th Na-Ju International Contemporary Music Festival and the 19th Young-Nam International Contemporary Music Festival .
Dimitry Stavrianidi, Flutes
Tamon Yashima, Oboe
Heni Hyunjung Kim, Clarinets
Filip Erakovic, Accordion
Robert Alan Wheatley, Cello
Emanuel Wittersheim, Sound engineer