KNM Campus Days

Amateur musicians are invited to come along and take part in the many workshops offered and perform in our concert at the end of the festival. Our focus is on the wide variety of music-making possibilities in contemporary music and bringing together like‐minded musicians from all over Europe. Players can choose to take part in improvisation, playing places by using images, soundpainting or sound massages, to name but a few.

The workshops are led by members of the ensemble KNM Berlin. There is also a Call for Pieces for composers: several submitted works will be rehearsed by KNM players in workshops and two will be performed in Saturday evening. The event will take place in the very centre of Berlin and opens with a concert by the professional ensemble KNM Berlin on Thursday evening. The following two days will be packed full with opportunities to make lots of exciting new music in workshops and rehearsals. KNM Campus Days culminates in a concert on Saturday, in which everyone is invited to take part. There will be performances by the KNM campus ensemble and our two visiting ensembles – CoMA Allcomers and CoMA Maastricht, who we are very proud and pleased to be able to welcome to our city. Participants will perform extracts from the workshops and all players will come together to perform Hannah Kendall’s work into pieces, directed by CoMA’s conductor Gregory Rose.

Call for Pieces

CoMA UK and KNM campus ensemble are inviting you to write works for a flexible quartet and to have your piece performed as part of the KNM Campus-CoMA Allcomers concert in Berlin on October 15th, 2016. Six selected works will be rehearsed and recorded live by Ensemble KNM Berlin players Rebecca Lenton (flute), Theo Nabicht (bass clarinet), Theodor Flindell (violin) and Kirstin Maria Pientka (viola). Two of those pieces will be performed in the final concert on October 15th. Whilst the initial performance will be by professional players on specific instruments, the works must be suitable for playing by amateurs (from intermediate level upwards) and on a range of instruments, including string and wind quartet.


The closing date is 15th August, 2016. All scores should be sent to as a PDF.

Open Score

All CoMA’s calls for pieces are part of an Open Score project, providing artistically challenging yet technical accessible works for flexible ensembles including amateur players. Submissions are welcome from composers of any age and nationality. Selected works will be available for performance by CoMA ensembles and included in the CoMA Open Score Portal. Feedback will be provided on all submissions. Full details and application forms are available from


A Jury made up of 3 musicians from Germany and the UK will decide which pieces will be played in October. Composers of selected pieces are invited to come to Berlin in October. Any incurring costs cannot be covered. Results of the competition will be made known by 15th September 2016 by e-mail. The jury’s decision is final and there is no right to legal appeal.


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