sh|ft is a new formation of musicians with a focus on percussions who are active in various areas of contemporary music and its related disciplines. The ensemble sees itself as an association of performers who share a common background of classical percussions and bring their respective specialisations - be it musical theater, chamber music, electroacoustic music, dance or performance - into the work of the ensemble. sh|ft stands for conceptual program design and new performance formats.
The group formulates the claim to combine high-quality interpretations with co-authorship and to actively shape compositional processes, in conception, scenography and technical realization.
In its young history, collaborations with composers like Carola Bauckholt, Gerhard Stäbler and Sara Glojnaric have already taken place, with concerts and festivals such as Der Sommer in Stuttgart von Musik der Jahrhunderte, PODIUM Festival Esslingen or Musik am 13.