« Belgian Ensemble Fractales, composed of five performers of the highest level. The musicians succeeded in tackling the complexity of writing by combining refined technical ability with a sensitive and profound expressive quality »
Quinte Parallele. Venice, Biennale di Musica 2020
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The musicians of ensemble Fractales are united by their passion for the music of today. Since their formation in 2012, they have premiered over 100 new works. Their curiosity and enthusiasm drive their exploration of the diverse currents of the new music scene.
An evolving collective of versatile musicians, Fractales is anchored by a quintet consisting of flute, clarinet, piano, violin, and cello. The ensemble specialises in chamber music, performing exclusively without a conductor, seeking the fusion of tone-colour and gesture.
Passionate about refreshing the traditional concert format, Fractales experiments with multidisciplinarity to make each of its public appearances a unique experience for the audience. The ensemble has been invited to numerous festivals throughout Europe, including the Venice Biennale, Afekt, DeciBels, DME, ReMusik, Nuova Consonanza, Ars Musica, and Loop. Fractales has released two CDs, Fractales (Cyprès) and Fractionated (Soond), featuring works dedicated to the ensemble.
Fractales is committed to supporting the emerging generation of musicians. The ensemble’s BE connect program includes a summer creation residency, a series of masterclasses at European conservatories and a concert series in Belgium. Fractales has also been frequently invited as guest artists at the International Summer Academy organised by the MDW in Vienna, where they premiere works by emerging composers and coach young performers in contemporary music.
The international musicians of Fractales – originating from Brazil, France and Uzbekistan – are proud advocates of Belgian composers. Their work has been supported by the Forum de la Création Musicale (Belgium) and the Vocatio Foundation. Fractales is currently supported and recognised by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.