Since its formation Musikfabrik enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading ensembles for contemporary music. According to the literal meaning of its name, musikFabrik is particularly dedicated to artistic innovation. New, unknown, and many commissioned works cast in an unusual medium are typical of their productions. The results of their work, usually in close collaboration with composers, are presented by the Cologne-based ensemble at about 100 concerts a year in both Germany and abroad. There are also regular appearances at festivals, in the series “musikFabrik im WDR”, along with many radio recordings and CD productions. Thanks to its extraordinary profile, and superb artistic quality, musikFabrik is sought after worldwide and is a partner of choice for many renowned composers and conductors. The ensemble’s guest list is as prominent as it is long. The musikFabrik is supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Kunststiftung NRW supports the series “musikFabrik im WDR”.