Elke Moltrecht - Creative Producer of The Third Orchestra
Elke has concentrated on new conceptual accents and sustainable structures in her roles as artistic or executive director and curator in mainly new institutions or forward-looking initiatives.
She brought the music section of the Podewil Center for Contemporary Arts in Berlin international acclaim as Director for 13 years. Under her direction, Ballhaus Naunynstraße advanced to become an intercultural and interdisciplinary experimental meeting place in Berlin Kreuzberg.
As executive director of the Network for New Music Music 21 Lower Saxony, she anchored new concert and installation formats in the state. She directed the 1st project of the Humboldt Lab Dahlem.
As executive director, she developed the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne, with international artists and academy members from a wide range of disciplines and genres, into an institution with global dimensions and wide appeal.
Elke has been published in journals and books on experimental and new music, has lectured and given seminars on cosmopolitan curating and concert formats, and has been a member of national and international juries and boards since 2002. With a focus on new music, Elke Moltrecht has been working with composers at Karsten Witt Musik Management since 2022.
Ensemble Extrakte, Berlin
The ensemble was founded in 2013 by Elke Moltrecht. Their diverse origins include living traditions from China, Europe, India, Korea, Bulgaria, Syria, Australia and the USA, reaching from blues to Indian to classical.
The Ensemble worked across many of the world's geographical, historical, ethnic, social and ideological classifications, in search of a new music for our global future. They are open to challenge everything about their own traditions. The ensemble relentlessly sought a third way of music making!
Ensemble Extrakte has been invited by international renowned institutions like MaerzMusik, Berliner Festspiele/Gropius Bau, House of Cultures of the World in Berlin, Festival Ultima in Oslo or Times of Music Festival in Viitasaari Finland, and ARTE TV produced a film of the ensemble.
From summer 2023, they are now fully integrated into The Third Orchestra.