Klang’s dynamic approach to contemporary music and “sonic adventure” has attracted not only a loyal public following but also the active participation of some of today’s leading composers. Projects have been staged with Heiner Goebbels, David Lang, Tom Johnson, Julia Wolfe, Michael Hersch and Peer Adriaansz.
Its unique yet versatile instrumentation – saxophones, trombone, keyboards, percussion, guitar, electronics – generates the energetic drive and passion of a band. Performing without a conductor, a typical Ensemble Klang programme can feature very complex music requiring virtuosic accuracy and breathtaking musical risk.
They are born collaborators, and participate in music theatre, site-specific and dance projects almost every season. Klang members feel equally at home in the concert hall, open air at festival or pop venue.
The group’s international profile is growing. Performances across Europe and the United States have helped place Klang at the forefront of 21st century concert music. In 2011 they won the prestigious Stena Toonzetters Prize, and have just completed an ambitious residence in Rotterdam with New York’s Bang On A Can All-Stars.