Ever since its formation Ensemble Musikfabrik has had the reputation of being one of the leading ensembles for contemporary music. Following the literal meaning of its name, Ensemble Musikfabrik is particularly dedicated to artistic innovation. New, unknown, and often personally commissioned works in an unusual media are typical of their productions. The results of their extensive work, that usually takes place in close collaboration with the composers, is presented by the Cologne-based international soloist ensemble in up to 100 concerts a year in both Germany and abroad, at festivals, in their own series “Musikfabrik in WDR” and in regular radio recordings and CD productions.
The musicians themselves take the responsibility for making all-important decisions. Exploring the capabilities of modern communication forms, and new possibilities for expression in musical and theatrical areas, are a focal point. Thanks to it’s extraordinary profile, and its superb artistic quality, the Ensemble Musikfabrik is sought after worldwide and is a trusted partner of renowned composers and conductors.
Ensemble Musikfabrik is supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Kunststiftung NRW supports the series “Musikfabrik in WDR”.