Electroacoustic Music Ensemble - EME

 

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The EME is a unique ensemble consisting of 7 musicians – flute, violin, violoncello and 4 synthesizers.

EME’s fundamental goal is to propagandise the eternal values of classical and contemporary music, as well as to establish the music synthesiser as a tantamount partner to the rest of the orchestral instruments. To this end EME rearranges symphonic works to be performed live by an electroacoustic ensemble and on the other hand performs and creates new electroacoustic pieces. In that way the EEM is setting up a bridge between “the classics” and the present day’s “electronic trends”.

EME realises the first world live performance of classical works combining synthesizers and acoustic instruments. It’s becoming possible pieces like “Bolero” for example, that usually require at least 80 musicians on stage to be performed by only 7 now, not omitting a single note from the original score. Thus thanks to it’s mobility the EME contributes to the democratisation of the eternal symphonic values by bringing them to small cities and remote districts where a symphony orchestra would normally never come.

The members of the EME are musicians with excellent musical abilities and recognised by national and international competitions.


The EEM has participated the next music festivals:

Apollonia Festival of Arts Sozopol September 1993
Christmas festival Rousse December 1994
New Bulgarian Music Sofia February 1994
New Bulgarian Music Sofia April 1995
International Chamber Music Festival Plovdiv September 1996
Apollonia Festival of Arts Sozopol September 1999
Electroacoustic Music Festival Sofia October 1999
New Year Festival Sofia January 2000
Winter Music Evenings – Prof. Ivan Spasov Pazardjik February 2000
Spring Artfest in AUB Blagoevgrad March 2000
Varna Summer Varna July 2003, July 2005
Festwochen “Östereichtöne” Sofia November 2005
Autumn days of art and culture Rousse September 2006
Österreichische Musikwochen Sofia May 2007

The EME has given concerts in:
Sofia: Army Club, Hall of the Union of the Bulgarian Composers, Museum The Earth and the people, National Palace of Culture
Blagoevgrad, Bourgas, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Dupnitsa, Kozloduy, Montana, Nesebar, Pazardjik, Pernik, Pleven, Pirdop, Plovdiv, Rousse, Sevlievo, Sozopol, Stara Zagora, Targovishte

…has toured abroad in:
Norway, 1998 and 2000 in Bergen, Fagernes, Oslo and Drammen;
Egypt, Cairo Opera House – Main hall and Alexandria – Sayed Derwish Theatre in Apri – May 2005

Numerous studio and live recordings realised by the EEM have been transmitted by the Bulgarian National Radio, Classic FM Radio, Darik Radio, Radio Vitosha etc.

Video clips over EMEs music, created by Bulgarian National TV, have been awarded:
First prize in the “Golden Antennae” International Contest for Entertainment Programs in Albena – June 1996.
Festival prize in the “Central European Initiative” International Contest in Budapest – September 1996.

In 1998 BNT made and many times broadcasted a film featuring an EEM’s concert under the title of “If the classics had synthesizers…” Since 1999 the EEM has often been a guest of “On the waves of Music” series on Channel 1 of BNT.

In November 2003 АЕМ organized with British Council and performed a “Contemporary music from Bulgaria and UK” concert.

Today the EME is successfully giving a series of educational concerts aiming to broaden and update the musical education. During these concerts the audience is given information not only about the history of music, but also about the contemporary electronic instruments being used on stage before them.

In the program of the Ensemble for Electroacoustic Music you can find pieces from:

A. Vivaldi J. S. Bach
W. A. Mozart L. van Beethoven
E. Grieg P. I. Tchaikovsky
I. Albeniz, M. de Falla
G. Bizet, E. Grenados
Fr. Schubert M. Ravel
S. Prokofiev D. Shostakovich
B. Britten A. L. Weber
N. Abbassi O. Khairat
A. Piazzolla, G. Z. Cherkin
P. Stajnov, P. Vladigerov
М. Goleminov Julia Tzenova
К. Lambov D. Penchev