Ensemble KNM stands for the active, current music scene in Berlin’s metropolis. Along with other students of former East Berlin’s Hanns Eisler School of Music, Juliane Klein and Thomas Bruns founded the ensemble in 1988. It is now made up of eleven musicians from all over Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland.
In close collaboration with international composers, authors, conductors, artists and producers, KNM has presented compositions, concert installations and projects across Europe, in the USA and in South America.
KNM has become known internationally, not only for its frequent appearances at the major European music festivals such as musica Brussels, Donaueschinger Musiktagen, Festival d’Automne à Paris, MaerzMusik, musica Strasbourg, settembre musica Torino, UltraSchall, Wiener Festwochen and Wien Modern. Concert tours have taken the ensemble to places including Carnegie Hall, New York City, Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires) and Wiener Konzerthaus.
In 2011 and 2012, KNM caused a sensation with highly ambitious and surprising new projects. In over 30 “lunch & after work” concerts throughout Berlin the ensemble presented the city with a panorama of international compositions. With its “Gehörte Stadt”, audiences were invited on an acoustic tour of the city.
KNM’s discography comprises 13 CDs to date; the KNM was awarded the “German Record Critic’s Award” in 2009 and 2010.
Chris NEWMAN: Ghosts (mode 271)