Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
The Goethe-Institut Malaysia is very glad to be invited to cooperate with the SoundBridge Festival yet again.
With pleasure we have been cooperating with the festival right from its first edition in 2013.
SoundBridge stands for contemporary and new music, innovation, cross-media approaches and intercultural exchange between artists from East and West. We are particularly happy that the renowned musician Maximilian Riefer from Germany is taking part in this years edition of the Festival.
He is currently Head of the New Music Profile at the University of Music in the city of Lübeck, percussionist and conductor, Member of the Lizard Ensemble Linz, Head of the percussion department at Universiti Teknologi Mara in Malaysian from 2015 to 2020, Guest lecturer at universities in Japan, China, Southeast Asia and Europe.
Artist in residence Maximilian Riefer gives a lecture concert „Malaysian Voices VI“ with Adam Sharawi and Aris Huzaimi on November 12th 2021, and we are all looking forward to this inspiring event.
Another contributor from Germany is the Ensemble Musikfabrik.
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 unusual media are typical of their productions. The results of their extensive work, usually taking place in close collaboration with the composers, are presented by the Cologne-based international soloist ensemble in about 80 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.
Enjoy Ensemble Musikfabrik as well as conductor Peter Veale on 11th and 12th November, as part of the opening programme, a miniature portrait concert on Dieter Mack as well as in the series „Connecting citites-IV“.
I congratulate the organizers of the SoundBridge Festival 2021, SMCC and Studio C, and wish the festival great success and all participants and visitors challenging online events and an enriching virtual festival experience.