Young and dynamic, the Ensemble Batida is made up of five musicians wishing to devote themselves to quality contemporary works. They regularly commission works, which are premiered by the group. Currently, nine works by Swiss, French and Russian composers are being written for the group.
The Ensemble Batida has received several prizes since its creation in 2010. The highlight was in 2013 when they received the 2nd prize in the ‘Nicati Competition’ (Bern, Switzerland), a competition for contemporary music performance. The group was also recorded by the Swiss-German Radio during the first edition of the Festival of Adelboden in Switzerland.
There are several upcoming performances scheduled for the group in two prestigious festivals. On 21st August 2014 they will perform ‘Del Color a la materia’ by Martin Matalon, in the ‘Festival les Jardins Musicaux’
In parallel to their traditional journey, the group is exploring the idea of multidisciplinary. This led them to collaborate with the Belgian choreographer Jen van Daelefor the opening ceremony of JOMBA, the South African festival of contemporary dance. Continuing this collaboration, they renewed the experience by creating ‘Spring Tide’, a show staging six dancers and four musicians for a tour of 26 dates in the Netherlands, which will then move to the Gapon Theatre in Geneva.
They also have the privilege of working with the artists of ‘La Luciole écarlate’ for the musical creation of the show ‘Haiku’. Based on a Japanese tale, the story takes life under the hands of shadow theatre…