The Ives Ensemble plays the best modern chamber music in its purest form. With the quirky American composer Charles Ives as namesake, the ensemble is always searching for surprising music. With one leg in the 20th century, one leg in the 21st century and with eyes and ears focused on the 22nd century. The Ives Ensemble plays historical music of our time, music that we will appreciate in the future as our cultural heritage. Composers such as John Cage, Aldo Clementi and Louis Andriessen wrote music for the ensemble. And now we also work with leading contemporary composers and artists. With Amsterdam as a base, the 12 musicians travel through the Netherlands and abroad with programs that teach visitors to listen again.