Over the past 10 years, Ensemble Pamplemousse has created a unique and focused sound world. And like the grapefruit, it is juicy, sweet, tender and tart. Fortunately, we are not the only people living in that world. Being one of the few new music ensembles that writes its own music, Ensemble Pamplemousse has recently been fishing through the new music community looking for composers who reflect all the ideals Pamplemousse holds dearly – inspiration of an idiosyncratic idea, the dedication to carry that idea out to its end, and the audacity to playfully disregard any of that.
We’re thrilled to be premiering a work that we commissioned from the delectable Juraj Kojs; alongside stupendous recent works by Marek Poliks, Matthew Shlomowitz, Mauricio Rodriguez, Ray Evanoff, and James Weeks. Some of these works resulted from a call for works, and some were pieces that just tickled us pink and we had to share them with you. All are wonderful in their own unique, strange, and beautiful way.