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Academy – Competition – Festival

impuls promotes and supports young composers not only within its Academy, but also through the impuls Composition Competition. impuls commissions up to 6 new works for ensemble every second year from young composers selected by a jury. Subsequently these composers are invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz – where their new works are collectively rehearsed and discussed extensively with musicians of world-class ensembles such as Klangforum Wien – as well as to the premiere of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz. impuls also intends to support the composers' works beyond that through recordings respectively broadcasting and additional concerts.

As prelude to the impuls Academy and the opening concert of the impuls Festival, five new pieces are premierèd which have been commissioned as part of the impuls composers’ competition. Klangforum Wien, conducted by prestigious conductors as Enno Poppe, proves to be a high-carat partner in this venture; and in addition they offer reading sessions for young composers under the title “Farblabor” (colour laboratory) in the context of the impuls Academy.

Academy – Competition – Festival


10 February 2017
7.30 p.m.
Graz, Helmut List Halle Klangforum PLUS impuls Opening Concert UA UA UA UA UA

Opening concert of the impuls festival as well as the impuls academy 2017 with the first performance of five newly written compositions, commissioned by impuls in the framework of it's composer's competition.

Adam McCartney — A way after remains or reflections UA
Michail Paraskakis — kama UA
Diana Soh — iota UA
Lorenzo Troiani — We are destroyed UA
Carolyn Chen — We were dead and we could breathe. UA

conductor: Enno Poppe

8 February 2017
Klangforum PLUS Composition and Interpretation

Open rehearsal and discussion with the winner of the impuls composition competition 2015, conductor Enno Poppe, and members of the Klangforum Wien. The first performance of the winner's compositions in concert will be on February 10th, 2017 in Graz, presented by the Klangforum Wien.

Lorenzo Troiani — We are destroyed

conductor: Enno Poppe

Philip Röggla — presentation

Adam McCartney — composer
Carolyn Chen — composer
Michalis Paraskakis — composer
Diana Soh — composer
Lorenzo Troiani — composer

13 February 2015
7.30 p.m.
Graz, Helmut-List-Halle Klangforum PLUS impuls UA UA UA UA

Davor Branimir Vincze — Plagiat UA
Wojtek Blecharz — ocean is not enough UA
Ashley Fure — Feed Forward UA
Raffaele Grimaldi — Holon

conductor: Clement Power