CONTINUUM is above all: many things not. For example, it is not a set ensemble or a collective – it is an overall idea backed by a pool of instrumentalists and singers. Founder and harpsichordist Elina Albach can draw on this pool to realise almost any conceivable version of a piece: from large choral ensembles to more intimate formations. The fluid ensemble made its debut at the Köthener Bachfesttage in 2015 and has since played at important festivals in Europe. Even though the name CONTINUUM is a reference to the baroque basso continuo, it mainly refers to György Ligeti's 1968 piece of the same name. This ambiguity of old and new reflects the ensemble's approach: to think of early music and ordinary performance practice in a completely new way, to present it innovatively and thus relate it to the present.

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