Ensemble Contrechamps

Fri 27 May 2022/ 7.00 p.m. / Paavo Hall

Ensemble Contrechamps, Switzerland

  • Oscar Bianchi (CH): Antilope (2018)
  • Joanna Bailie (UK): Artificial environments 1-5 (2011)
  • Francisco Meirino (CH): The Imitation of an Action (2022)
  • Franck Bedrossian (FR): Edges (2010)

The internationally renowned Ensemble Contrechamps visits the Klang concert series on May 27th. The Swiss ensemble, based in Geneva, has recently performanced at the Festival d’Automne in Paris, the Salzburg Festival, MaerzMusik in Berlin, the Lucerne Festival, the Venice Biennale, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.

Contrechamps is an ensemble of soloists specialised in the creation, development and dissemination of 20th and 21st century instrumental music for over 40 years. The ensemble often develops new formats, from installation-concerts and radiophonic projects to musical research laboratories. 

On May 27th at Helsinki music centre Ensemble Contrechamps presents a cutting-edge program combining acoustic instruments, electronics and sound installation. The concert takes us through virtuosic concert music to realms of site-specific installation, with compositions from Joanna Bailie, Oscar Bianchi, Francisco Meirino and Frank Bedrossian.


Oscar Bianchi: Antilope (2018) for bass clarinet, cello and piano

Joanna Bailie: Artificial environments 1-5 (2011)  for flute, clarinet, piano, violon, violoncello and tape

Francisco Meirino: The Imitation of an Action (2019-21) for clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, violoncello and modular synth

Franck Bedrossian: Edges (2010) for piano and percussion

Webpage of Ensemble Contrechamps

Tickets 18/11,50/6,50€ from Ticketmaster or 15/10/5€ from the Helsinki Music Centre ticket sales