LUX:NM Berlin – authentic and energetic interpretation and improvisation of contemporary music
LUX:NM is a contemporary music ensemble that has earned an international reputation for its authentic and energetic interpretations of new music. In 2010, the ensemble was founded on the initiative of Ruth Velten and Silke Lange from several soloists in order to develop self-determined and versatile chamber music programs with a tonally flexible instrumentation.
As an undirected ensemble, LUX:NM is dedicated to the interpretation of new music and at the same time sees itself as an initiator of contemporary music. Intensive ensemble work makes extraordinary new projects possible, in whose programming electronic and scenic ideas naturally find their place. Thus, in addition to performing existing compositions, the musicians of the ensemble are particularly committed to initiating new works and incorporating them into their repertoire.
As sought-after chamber musicians and winners of international competitions, the ensemble’s instrumentalists are regular guests at important concert venues and festivals of new music, including the Warsaw Autumn, the World New Music Festival, MaerzMusik, Infektion! Festival for New Music Theater, Festival de Música contemporánea Chile, AchtBrücken Cologne, Ultraschall Festival, Groudswell, Hear this now! Canada.
With various productions of its own, the ensemble sets thematic priorities and thus illuminates different facets of New Music, including Fluxus reloaded (F)LUX:NM (2015 in cooperation with the Staatsoper Berlin), HOME SWEET HOME – a scenic concert project (2015, IM FOKUS/LUX:NM production), Aaron S. (2016, multimedia opera by Slawomir Wojciechowski), Diary, Random and Pickles (2016, music performance by Pierre Jodlowski), Dark Lux (2018, audio piece with music by Gordon Kampe).
In 2017, the album LUXUS was awarded by the German Record Critics’ Prize on the Best List. In November 2018, the second ensemble album STRANDGUT was released in stores.