One of the top new music ensembles in Greece the ensemble dissonArt was founded in 2005 around a core of eight soloists and associated partners, with a flexible internal structure.
The ensemble’s programs aim to promote works of recognized as well as emerging composers that deserve to be heard. Music-theatre works and collaborations with groups of other artistic disciplines, that result in the creation of original works, are among the main objectives of dissonArt.
To that end the ensemble has closely collaborated with composers of international prestige such as Beat Furrer, Manos Tsangaris, Augustino di Scipio, Barblina Meierhans, Georges Aperghis, Younghi Pagh-Paan, George Koumendakis, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Simone Movio, Carola Bauckholt and Christian Wolff.
dissonArt ensemble is performing frequently in Greece and abroad in prominent halls and festivals such as the Salzburg Biennale, Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music, Munich Biennale fur Musik Theatre, Klang Festival (Copenhagen), Berlin Deutsche Oper, Klangspuren (Innsbruck), Mixtur Barcelona, Ensembl[:E]uropa (Cologne), Kunstfestspiele Herreunhausen (Hannover), 4020. mehr als Musik (Linz), Athens Festival, Brucknerhaus, Minoritensaal, Kolumba Museum, Piccolo Teatro, Onassis Cultural Centre, Theatre Athens Concert Hall, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Alternative Stage SNFF, Musikprotocoll (Graz), Athens Festival, Forum Wallis (Switzerland), MICO Festival (Bologna), a.o.
It has recorded for Godrecords, ORF, WDR, Naxos, Phasma Music and Dissonance Records and has received the Ernst Von Siemens Funding for the creation of new music theatre works twice.
Guest conductors of the ensemble include Johannes Kalitzke, Vladimiros Symeonidis, Scot Voyles, Francois Deppe, Morris Rosenzweig, Edo Micic, Francesco La Licata, Beat Furrer, Vicente Larrañaga and Cordula Bürgi.
Since September 2021 has started a longterm collaboration with the Berlin- based independent opera company NOVOFLOT.
dissonart ensemble is supported for its tour concerts by the Onassis Outward Turn Program (www.sgt.gr).