Performing the music of today unbound by differences in genre with passion, fire and unlimited excitement: removed from the ivory tower, and embedded in the multifaceted world of contemporary music. With great enthusiasm the ten soloists of PHACE and their artistic director Reinhard Fuchs aim to take their audiences on journeys into rich, poetic worlds. PHACE has presented unconventional concerts, musical theater productions and interdisciplinary projects with dance, theater, live performance, electronics, video, turntables, installations and much more for many years. Since its founding in 1991 by conductor and composer Simeon Pironkoff as “ensemble on_line” and relaunching in 2010 under the name PHACE, the group has sought out deep artistic collaborations with numerous renowned composers, conductors and musicians. In this way more than 200 works have been commissioned and premiered, and many of those have been published on numerous recordings. Openness and curiosity to experiment at the highest artistic standards are the hallmarks of the ensemble, which are regularly furthered through collaborations with other musicians and guests from varied artistic disciplines.
In fall 2012 PHACE found its artistic home with its own subscription series at the Wiener Konzerthaus, and performs 25 – 30 concerts yearly as a guest ensemble at the most important international concert halls and festivals.
Concert halls and festivals it has performed at include:
Avignon Festival, L’auditori Barcelona, Barbican Center London, BBVA Bilbao, Berliner Festspiele, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, Brucknerhaus Linz, Carinthischer Sommer, Contempuls Prag, d’Automne à Paris, deSingel, Ensems Festival Valencia, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Klangspuren Schwaz, King’s Place London, Le Parvis Scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées, March Music Days Ruse, Music Olomouz, Musica Strasbourg, Mixtur Barcelona, Osterfestival Krems, Osterfestival Tirol, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Rainy Days Luxembourg, Salzburger Festspiele, Salihara Festival Indonesien, Sampler Series Barcelona, SonEMUS Festival Sarajevo, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Thaliatheater Hamburg, Transart Bozen, Ultraschall Berlin, Wien Modern, Wiener Festwochen, and Wiener Konzerthaus.