What's On Do we need a new compass? | Bologna Do we need a new compass? 10 March 2022, 6pm AngelicA | Centro di Ricerca Musicale - Teatro San Leonardo Tickets Birmingham Performance Addressing the need for new directions in contemporary music, bringing our concert culture up to the tempo of global developments, and updating our international musical co-ordinates, seven young composers are answering the question, Do we need a new compass? During a time when global connectivity is both revolutionised by technology, and held back by politics and pandemic, we are determined to move into a better future together. Do we need a new compass sees 3 concerts in 3 countries, by 3 ensembles; FontanaMIX Ensemble, Das Neue Ensemble, and of course Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Featuring brand new commissions, these events will be touching and powerful for both the ensembles, and our audiences. Each ensemble has chosen two composers to write a new piece for one of the other ensembles – creating a beautiful and equal exchange between groups. Join us in a celebration of unity within the arts, and togetherness in the world. 45 artists and 15 composers from 5 countries, building tomorrow’s music together. Fontana Mix Ensemble Francesco La Licata conductor Lucy Armstrong (b. 1991) Dynamic Corpse (2022) world premiere Katharina Roth (b. 1990) ballet blanc (2022) absolute rhyme Fausto Romitelli (b.1963-2004) The Sand of Time (1991) Franco Donatoni (b.1927-2000) Ronda (1984) Salvatore Sciarrino (b.1947) Inverse Space (1985) Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Gabriella Teychenne conductor Carmel Smickersgill Brute (2021) world premiere Celeste Oram Pierrot Laborieux (2018) Italian premiere Robert Reid Allan Terry Helenson's Revolutionary Dreams (2018) Italian premiere Kaspar Querfurth Cold Pastoral (2021) world premiere Daniele Ghisi Black Rain (2021) world premiere Das NeueEnsemble Stephan Meier conductor Chia-Ying Lin (b.1990) Dear Heart-Strings, (2021) world premiere Nicolas Tzortzis (b.1978) … De ce qui est en lutte (2015) Italian premiere Andrea Sarto (b.1979) Noli me tangere V (2021) world premiere Vassos Nicolaou (b.1971) Anima (2010) Italian premiere With the support of Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Bologna UNESCO City of Music;with the collaboration of AngelicA | Music Research Center Booking for this event has now closed.