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Hannes Kerschbaumer – schurf I

The works of the schurf-series are based on a simple idea – exploring the sounds of a simple ascending or descending line. In ancient times, even before the origin of the cave paintings, natural events created lines of particular beauty - striations of slowly moving glaciers. Humans made these signs their own and developed a highly complex system of numbers and symbols. Schurf I is the first work of this series and develops basic models for a new aesthetic of the physicality of sound, which is based on the continuum between noise and sound (partly by preparation of the instrument) and the constant fluctuation of pitch (glissandi).
—Hannes Kerschbaumer, 2017



Hannes Kerschbaumer — schraffur
The centuries-old technique of hatching creates plasticity and spatiality by superimposing and arranging lines at certain degrees of density. If this principle is transferred to music, musical gestures arise from a differentiated arrangement of lines - exclusively from lines. more

22 November 2017
7.30 p.m.
Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal Wien Modern schraffur /Erste Bank composition competition UA EA EA

Hannes Kerschbaumer, who was born in Brixen in South Tyrol in 1981 and now lives in Innsbruck, is this year’s winner of the Erste Bank Prize. Two of the four of his works being performed at this year’s festival will be on program of the prizewinners’ concert, alongside Grisey’s magnificent "Four Songs for Crossing the Threshold". (Wien Modern)

Gérard Grisey — Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil
Hannes Kerschbaumer — schraffur Austrian Premiere 
    — schurf I World Premiere
Beat Furrer — Kaleidoscopic Memories Austrian Premiere

Katrien Baerts, Soprano
Sophie Schafleitner, violin
Uli Fussenegger, double bass
Krassimir Sterev, accordion in quarter tones
Peter Böhm, sound design

conductor: Emillio Pomàrico

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