Composers Dialogue: Richard Rijnvos & Enno Poppe
In the evening of November 13th, Ensemble Musikfabrik, led by composer and conductor Enno Poppe, was scheduled to play new work by Richard Rijnvos and by Poppe himself. In the morning, New Music Conference will kick off with a dialogue between Rijnvos and Poppe. Two passionate and controversial composers reflect on music and life in 2020.
Richard Rijnvos (1964) studied composition with Jan van Vlijmen and Brian Ferneyhough at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. After finishing these studies summa cum laude he followed a postgraduate at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg (Germany). American composers Morton Feldman and John Cage caused crucial changes in his development. Many well-known companies and institutions have commissioned Richard Rijnvos, and his work enjoys attention during international concert series and festivals. He has held a Chair in Composition at Durham University (UK) since 2014.
Enno Poppe (1969) studied conducting and composition at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin with Friedrich Goldmann and Gösta Neuwirth, among others. Additionally, he studied sound synthesis and algorithmic composition in Berlin and Karlsruhe. As a conductor, Enno Poppe regularly performs with Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Musikfabrik and Ensemble Resonanz. Since 1998 he is the chief conductor of ensemble mosaik. Enno Poppe taught composition in Berlin, Darmstadt and Graz. Since the early 90’s, his work has been performed by an impressive number of renowned orchestras, ensembles and vocal groups.