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Ensemble Phoenix Basel — Swiss Music Prize 2014

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The Ensemble Phoenix Basel has taken an exciting approach to new music ever since it was formed in 1998 by Jürg Henneberger, Christoph Bösch and Daniel Buess. It specialises in electronic music, crossover projects, musical theatre and original performances that continually redefine and push the boundaries of “new music”. The Ensemble has worked with composers and authors such as Zbigniew Karkowski, Helmut Oehring, Alex Buess and Dror Feiler, to name but a few.

Based at Basel’s Gare du Nord since its inception, the ensemble has made a name for itself by touring China, South America, the US and the whole of Europe. It has created the Phoenix-Trabant competition to give young composers an opportunity to express themselves in response to a historically important piece of music.

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Julien Gremaud, Noémie Gygax
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Swiss Music Prize 2014
Edited by Federal Office of Culture, Berne
Project managers: Martine Chalverat, Alexandra Talman

Art directors: Julien Gremaud, Noémie Gygax
Interview and production: Julien Gremaud
Direction and editing: Olivier Bemer
Sound designer: Aurélien Hamm
Translation: Florian Buerki, Emanuele Marcuccio
Graphic design: Noémie Gygax

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