The ensemble’s members are musicians from across the whole world. They meet in various places to work on particular projects, and the instrumentation varies accordingly, from chamber ensemble to large orchestra.
One of the first projects, realised together with Bavarian Radio, was their Pierrot lunaire plus jazz recording. The CD blends the poetry settings of Arnold Schoenberg with jazz improvisations by Maria Baptist.
In September 2011, Konstantia Gourzi was commissioned to compose time zero. It received its world premiere by the opus21musikplus ensemble during the memorial ceremony to mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York’s World Trade Center.
Further projects were, and are, the opening of the Franz Marc Museum, the “New Greek Music in Munich” concert series, and Philemon and Baucis.