kürbis ensemble


Kürbis was formed in 2006 and focuses on radical new work for different chamber combinations of instruments and voices, encompassing experimental notations and performance concepts alongside more traditional musical paradigms. Co–directed by composers James Weeks and Claudia Molitor, Kürbis was formed to give a voice to the emerging generation while at the same time championing the works of established composers such as Christopher Fox, Christian Wolff and John Cage. Kürbis' debut concert in November 2006 focused on recent chamber music by the group's founders; this concert was repeated at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge in February. Also in February Kürbis presented the first performance of James Weeks' large-scale triptych Schilderkonst. Future plans include a portrait of Claudia Molitor, the première of a major new work from Christopher Fox, and a return visit to Kettle's Yard in 2008.

Forthcoming Performance

The Old Market

Date: Thursday 21 June
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £8 | £6
Further info: Soundwaves Festival


Howard Skempton has been a central figure in British new and experimental music for nearly forty years. Tonight's concert looks forward to his 60th birthday later this year with a sequence of instrumental pieces by his teacher Cornelius Cardew, his friend and mentor Morton Feldman and Skempton himself.

This concert is being recorded by the BBC for future broadcast on Hear and Now.