Season 19/20

Georges Enescu Festival

Sunday, september 8th 2019 at 01:00 pm – Bucarest (RO)

In 2019, the Ensemble’s activity is developing in new directions. Romania is one of them, with its first participation in the remarkable Enescu festival in Bucarest, a real hub of classical and contemporary music, filled with numerous concerts and truly well organized. Linea plays his repertoire (Raphaël Cendo Corps, Francesco Filidei Finito Ogni Gesto, Alex Mincek Chamber Concerto) and a world premiere by Laurentiu Ganea for piano and ensemble (soloist: Daumants Liepins).

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Raphaël Cendo
Corps for piano and ensemble (2015) / 26’

Francesco Filidei
Finito Ogni Gestofor ensemble (2008) / 13’

Alex Mincek
Chamber Concert (2013), 18’

Laurențiu Ganea
Mirror and Theodicy


Jean-Philippe Wurtz Direction
Wilhem Latchoumia Solo Piano
Keiko Murakami Flute
Adam Starkie Clarinet
Andrea Nagy Clarinet
Heidi Braesch Caillet Oboe
Guillaume Bidar Bassoon
Julien Würtz Trompet
Thierry Spiesser Trombone
Deepa Goonetilleke Horn
Geneviève Letang Harp
Olivier Maurel Percussions
Victor Hocquet Percussions
Francisco Marti Piano
Antoine Maisonhaute Violon
Julien Moquet Violon
Laurent Camatte Alto
Johannes Burghoff Cello
Louis Siracusa Doublebass
Frédéric Durrmann Tour manager


Musica Festival 2019

Monday, September 30th at 8:30 pm – Salle de la Bourse, Strasbourg (FR)

From a chord repeated more than four thousand times, with imperceptible variations, emerges a striking tableau, an ironic synthesis of modern-day compositional techniques, from American groove to spectralism, both of which are dear to the piece’s composer Georg Friedrich Haas. The vitality of Austrian artistic creation is confirmed by two of his compatriots: Olga Neuwirth and Clemens Gadenstätter, both of whom incorporate space and visual arts into their approach – the latter with the use of lights played by musicians, creating a dialogue with an increasingly condensed musical material.

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Clemens Gadenstätter
Les Cris des lumières(2014) / 25′
French Premiere

Olga Neuwirth
Spazio elastico(2005) / 15’
French Premiere

Georg Friedrich Haas
Anachronism (2013) / 13’


Heidi Braesch Caillet Oboe
Adam Starkie Clarinet
Antoine Pecqueur  Bassoon
Deepa Goonetilleke Horn
Thierry Spiesser Trombone
Baptiste Berlaud Trompet
Salomé Saurel Violin
Johannes Burghoff Cello
Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete Guitar
Reto Staub 
Victor Hocquet Percussions
Olivier Maurel Percussions
Louis Siracusa Doublebass


Estovest Festival – Le strade del suono

Saturday, October 05th at 5:30 pm – Ettore Fico Museum, Turin (IT)

A program imagined from suspension and balance and the delicate transition from immobility to movement. The Ensemble Linea performs for the first time in Turin in collaboration with the musicians of the NEXT-New Ensemble Xenia Turin. Oboe and harp will mix their colors with those of the string quartet in a program including the music of Japanese Yoshihisa Taïra, French Frédéric Durieux and Swiss Heinz Holliger. The winning piece of Edoardo Dadone’s composition contest EstOvest 2019, Quadernino d’estate will be created at this occasion. For harp and string quartet, it will present a rare juxtaposition of sounds creating a minimalist and imaginative atmosphere.
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Timothy Doyle
Quartetto d’archi n°1
World Premiere

Heinz Holliger
Mobile, 1962, Between 04′ et 12′

Frédéric Durieux
In der Lüften (2014) / 05”
Italian Premiere

Salvatore Sciarrino
L’addio a Trachis, 1980, 05″

Yoshihisa Taïra
Sublimation, 1971, 6″
Italian Premiere

Heinz Holliger
Trio per oboe, 2001, 17″

Edoardo Dadone
Quadernino d’estate, 2019
World Premiere


Heidi Braesch-Caillet, Oboe
Geneviève Létang Harp

NEXT-New Ensemble Xenia Turin
Adrian Pinzaru
Eilis Cranitch Violin
Enrico Carraro Viola
Claudio Pasceri Cello 

Brennweite (Focal Length)

Impuls Festival – Festival für neue musik sachsen – anhalt

Sunday, October 20th 2019 at 08:00 pm – Centre Chorégraphique, Strasbourg (FR)

This concert will present five world premieres around Bauhaus films.
A common project around the films of Kurt Kranz, Viking Eggeling, Kurt Schwerdtfeger, Rudolf Judes and Ella Bergmann-Michel.
In 2019, five young composers will create pieces from the short films of the Bauhaus from 1921 to 1930, as well as from the extract of the film Wahlkampf 1932 by Ella Bergmann-Michel.
The young ensemble Tempus Konnex Leipzig, directed by Jean-Philippe Wurtz, will present the results at the “BrennWeite” concert with members of Ensemble Linea.
A project under the patronage of Claudia Perren, Bauhaus Dessau.

Composers :
Ferdinand Heuberger (Germany)
Tamara Miller (Chile)
Mioko Yokoyama (Japan/Finnland)
Meiyan Chen (China)
Michele Foresi (Italy)

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Jean-Philippe Würtz Direction

Ieva Dudaite Piano
Helena Sousa Estevez Accordion
Victor Hocquet Percussions

and with the musician from the Tempus Konnexe Ensemble 

Composition residency 19/20

In the 2019 autumn, Linea set up a new composers residency program. Indeed, the work can not succeed if it’s only limited in the delivery of a work : the collaborative approach is essential. It consists in experimentation sessions, exchange and interaction between creators and performers. The performer has an eminently creative role here: he participates in the genesis, the conception and the realization of the Piece. This work implies availability and shared time. The goal of the residency for composers is to provide this time of creation. Residencies are now an essential tool for any creative process that involves to cross disciplines. The program of the residency consists in three work sessions in autumn, winter and spring with the musicians of the Ensemble Linea, in a laboratory context, with a different temporality from a classic production. Composers can take the time to test, experiment, correct, adjust the text in an original shape. The pieces will be created in the following autumn during a dedicated concert. The residency promotes composers living in the Région Grand Est in France. Two of the selected composers are in this case. This supports regional collaborations and cultural dynamisation of this territory.

Restitution concert will take place during 2020 fall

Selected composers for 2019-2020 are:

Guido Pedicone, Argentina

Guido Pedicone defines himself as well : “A curious and hybrid spirit, my interest in music, and art in general, inspires me to the symbiosis of styles. Evolving in multiple universes, I enjoy playing guitar, electric bass and electronic instruments in projects where others musicians have the same curiosity. I develop and interpret synapses between rock, metal, electronics, electroacoustics and visual art. The mix and the music play creates reactions and build my musical language, heteroclite and singular. “

Feliz Macahis, Philippines 

Composer and singer from Manila, Philippines, Feliz Macahis proposes a project where she questions the place of vocal sounds and its role in different performative situations. She wants to work with musicians with different natives languages in order to take advantage of each particularity of the languages.
Through her residency, she wants to study Filipino narrative patterns through the prism of Western music. She doesn’t know yet if it can work. This is also one of the interests of this residency: the possibility of being wrong.

Nicola Medero Larrosa, Argentina

In an totally different approach and style, the young Argentinean composer living in Strasbourg offers Reading Otis – Static Memories Chapter II, for percussion, piano, accordion and electronics in real time. In this piece, he takes as a starting point the voice of singer Otis Redding to create “a sound morphology”. From there, Nicola’s idea is to resound the voice, via electronics, through the instruments and vice versa. As a result, he proposes to rewrite the piece I’ve been loving you too long, with this process.

SEASON 19/20