The ensemble’s guest list is as prominent as it is long: It includes Mark Andre, Louis Andriessen, Stefan Asbury, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Péter Eötvös, Heiner Goebbels, Toshio Hosokawa, Michael Jarrell, Mauricio Kagel, Helmut Lachenmann, Olga Neuwirth, Emmanuel Nunes, Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus), Emilio Pomàrico, Enno Poppe, Henri Pousseur, Wolfgang Rihm, Peter Rundel, Rebecca Saunders, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Sasha Waltz and Hans Zender.
Contrary to what its name suggests, the musikFabrik does not have a boss. With its democratic base, the musicians themselves take the responsibility for making all-important decisions. This particularly applies to concert programming, which has shaped musikFabrik’s very unique profile. Their programmes consist of interdisciplinary projects that can include: live electronics, dance, theatre, film, literature, visual arts, along with chamber music and the confrontation with works using an open form and improvisation.
The musikFabrik is as open as its mission: To create music that is not there yet.