The percussion ensemble SPLASH – Perkussion NRW offers young talented percussionists the opportunity to develop a programme between New Music, Improvised Music and World Music and to perform it under professional conditions. SPLASH has performed at the Philharmonie Essen, the Kölner Philharmonie, at the “Ensemblia” in Mönchengladbach and at the Kölner Musiknacht. In the Cologne concert series “Schlüsselwerke”, the young people performed Varèse’s “Ionisation” and Reich’s “Six Marimbas”, among others. The young artists entered the field of symphonic music at the beginning of 2009 in cooperation with the State Youth Orchestra and the Robert Schumann University with performances of “Le Transfiguration de notre Seigneur Jesus Christ” by Olivier Messiaen.
SPLASH – Perkussion NRW is funded by the Ministry of Art and Science of the State of NRW and, on a project-by-project basis, by other cooperation partners. The artistic direction is in the hands of Ralf Holtschneider and Stephan Froleyks.