Crossing no.3
Since its founding in 2003 the ensemble crossing no.3 is committed to the performance of contemporary music. Through the compilation and execution of special concert-programmes that combine different media, they explore the connections, and experiment with the interaction, of music and other forms of art.
Zapping_a TV-Evening
Zap, zapped, zapping move suddenly and rapidly, especially between television channels or sections of videotape by use of a remote control
Zapping is a film-music programme that brings together sound, image and text in a colourful kaleidoscope. Sound and image alternately carry information; they complement, contradict, paraphrase or comment on each other. Unlike television, however, sounds or images are sometimes also present on their own – as in the works by Schnebel – thereby awakening associations that complete, in our imagination, what we have seen and heard with images and sounds.
The main programme of the evening (Pisati, Kagel, Rossi, Solbiati, Globokar, Beglarian) is interspersed with “Spots” (Rzewski, Godi, Schnebel), that are comparable to the advertisements, program announcements or fragments of other programs, that interrupt the main programme when one is Zapping.
An image is an image – ?
Television Program:
Vormittagspuk  (Maurizio Pisati / HansRichter)
In 1997 the Italian composer Maurizio Pisati (*1959) composed a piece for recorder, guitar and tape to Hans Richter’s  dadaistic silent film “Vormittagspuk” (1927) composed a film music for recorder, guitar and tape in addition to the dadaistic silent film “Vormittagspuk” (1927) by Hans Richter.  Silent film with music
Piece for accordion with screens (Caroline Wilkins)
“Vent´- opening allowing motion of air out of / into a confined space. The scene is like a large mechanism of the accordion - at the same time the movement of the accordionist with the screens (paravents) is a micro-cosm of the whole (bellows/minature screens), which moves and appears, changing shape constantly.  The piece explores the ´absence/presence´of the instrumentalist, and the constant shift of ´play´ between music and image.” C. Wilkins 1988. Instrumental theatre.
Salse per gru… (Fabrizio de Rossi R e / Stefan Wanzenried)
Inspired by the film “Fellini Satyricon”,   Fabrizio de Rossi Re  (*1960) composed the piece  “Salse …” (1997) for recorders and tape. The literary subtext of the piece is a recipe by the Roman master cook Apicius ( 25 B.C. - ? ). The film “Salse” was produced for the piece by Stephan Wanzenried in 2004. Film with music.  
Pape Moe  (Alessandro  Solbiati)
The title „Pape Moe“ (Mystical Waters“) is inspired by the picture by Paul Gaugin that carries the same name.  The 5 movements were composed in 1998 as a trio for violin, accordion and guitar. This version for recorder has been arranged by crossing no.3. Music and pictures.
Spots (Frederik Rzewski), Fingerpoeme (Dieter Schnebel), Fish Song (F. Godi to the trick film Signor Rossi),  Titine (Charlie Chaplin).
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Verena Wüsthoff, recorders
Verena Wüsthoff studied the recorder at the Musikhochschule Köln (pedagogical diploma) and at the Hochschule der Künste Bern (performing diploma, contemporary music).
To gain further valuable impulses and insights for her artistic work she regularly takes part in workshops and masterclasses, e. g. with Toshio Hosokawa, Earle Brown and MusikFabrik NRW and others.
Her main focus is directed to the execution of contemporary music and, in addition to performing as a soloist, she is particularly interested in contemporary chamber music for recorder and other instruments. She appears regularly in concerts and festivals (e.g. EMITTIME Bern, Biennale Bern03, Darmstädter Ferienkurse...) both as soloist and as a member of various ensembles.
Beyond that she has been involved for a long time in the development of concert-programmes that combine music with other arts (theater, film, media, literature etc.) which is another vital aspect of her artistic work. In the context of these projects, she has worked with composers and artists, such as Eva Zöllner, Maurizio Pisati, Fabrizio de Rossi Re and others.
Her programmes have been performed at festivals and concert series: e.g. "Atem" (Biennale Bern2003), "Zapping" (Flauto! Festival Fribourg, 2004), Sing to me of Heaven (Kunst in der Kirche Aarau, 2005) , Sermone Blando (2003), etc.
Eva Zöllner,  accordion
born in 1978, was educated as classical accordionist at the Academy of Music Cologne, Germany and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark, studying with   Geir Draugsvoll. She is a very active young accordionist devoting herself to contemporary music.
Eva Zöllner has performed in different European countries, in Japan, Canada, Mexico and in the USA, both as a soloist and with leading ensembles for contemporary music (e.g. musikFabrik,   Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, Ensemble Reflexion K).
She is regularly perfoming with her own ensembles, particularly realizing own concepts and ideas, for example in the range of multimedia arts. Several radioproductions document her work. In 2004 Eva was invited to perform as a soloist at the "Nachwuchsforum" of Ensemble Modern.
An important part of her work is the cooperation with composers, which she considers very important for the further development of the accordion as a part of international contemporary music life. She is regularly offering workshops for composers. Eva has premiered works by numerous composers, both in Germany and abroad. She's planning to record her debut-cd with new solo-works by mexican composers in 2008.
Emanuele Forni       Guitars
Verena Wüsthoff      Recorders
Eva Zöllner                Accordion