Ensemble Adapter



Simon Steen-Andersen 1976*  -  The history of my Instrument (2011) 
for harp and video

Sagardía 1983*  -  Nah am Ereignis (2014)
for 4 instruments, staircase, rainbarrels and an automobil
Sarah Nemtsov 1980*  -  Implicated amplification (2014)
for a base clarinet and electronics
Simon Löffler 1981*  -  b (2012)             
for 3 instrumentalists, 3 neon lights, effect pedals and an open cable                    
Þórunn Gréta Sigurðardóttir 1981*  -  A new compostition


Adapter is a German-Icelandic ensemble for contemporary music based in Berlin. The core of the group consists of a quartet with flute, clarinet, harp and percussion. Together with steady guest instrumentalists this core grows into chamber music settings with up to ten players. 

On international concert tours and in the studio Adapter plays world premieres and other selected works of the recent past. The ensemble also produces and co-produces larger interdisciplinary projects – and is interested in exploring and testing the limits of trans-medial approaches in various settings. 

In workshops Adapter transfers knowledge of how to write, study and perform contemporary music to composers, instrumentalists and creatives worldwide. Adapter stays in touch with the latest developments in the differing scenes of contemporary creation - maintaining a progressive, authentic and powerful style.

Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir  - harp
Kristjana Helgadóttir - flute
Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson - clarinet
Matthias Engel - percussion

Website: http://www.ensemble-adapter.de/