Yarn/Wire Plays Enno Poppe at EMPAC [Berkshire on Stage]

Contemporary German composer Enno Poppe.
Contemporary German composer Enno Poppe

On Friday (September 22) New York-based quartet Yarn/Wire will perform The Music of Enno Poppe at EMPAC at RPI in Troy. The performance will include the world premiere of “Feld,” a piece newly commissioned by EMPAC. The concert begins at 7:30pm.

Contemporary German composer Enno Poppe describes his music as “dented nature”: While grounded in compositional guidelines taken from the fields of acoustics, biology and mathematics, his pieces gradually disobey their own rules, contorting and evolving through an almost hallucinatory atmosphere of unexpected sounds. Highly respected as both a composer and conductor, Poppe has led the Berlin-based ensemble mosaik since 1998, and has presented his orchestral, chamber and operatic works throughout Europe.

In 2015, Poppe’s “Speicher” received its U.S. premiere at EMPAC at RPI, performed by the Talea Ensemble.

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