Performance Practice in Contemporary Music (PPCM)

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Paradise © Johannes Gellner
Paradise © Johannes Gellner
Electric Dreams © Johannes Gellner
Electric Dreams © Johannes Gellner
Electric Dreams © Johannes Gellner

Professorship by Klangforum Wien at the Kunstuniversität Graz
The University of Music and Performing Arts (KUG) has long been active in a wide range of contemporary music, in both composition and interpretation. Our strength in contemporary music is highlighted by our internationally renowned composition department, many performances given in a multitude of concert formats, and competitions. Starting in winter semester 2009/10 two new educational programs, “Performance Practice in Contemporary Music“ (a master’s study program and a postgraduate course) will be launched.

These programs offer instrumentalists for the first time the chance to receive a degree within the field of contemporary music: their major artistic subject will be tought by a dedicated professorship. Their curriculum is innovative in two striking respects: the repertoire and performance practice may react directly to current developments in contemporary music; and the professorship is not only assigned to a single teacher but to an internationally renowned ensemble, the Klangforum Wien.

A concert performed by students and as well their lecturers in the MUMUTH is the highlight of every year's PPCM course.

SCAN

In the current study program an experimental projects series is beeing continued.
Scan is an interactive composition and improvisation project which aims at involving musicians in a fresh mode of musical creation and interaction, offering them a new interpretation of their role as performers. Based on existing works – this year by Beat Furrer – which in the course of the performance will also be presented in their original shape, the participants will distil certain horizontal and vertical layers from both pieces, changing their instrumentation and giving them a new musical interpretation. Based on and working with this newly created material they will re-compose and improvise, acoustically as well as involving electronics. 
This will result in a re-contextualisation of musical processes which, during the developmental phase, will be partly determined but also in part left open deliberately, thus achieving a degree of complexity in this “screening of the material” that would be unthinkable with a more traditional approach.
(Uli Fussenegger)



Martin Hiendl — Paradise
An opera and installation by composer Martin Hiendl, performed by PPCM students.
First performacne: October 9, 2016 steirischer herbst / ORF musikprotokoll, at MUMUTH Graz.

2 June 2017
7.30 p.m.
Wien, Radiokulturhaus, Großer Sendesaal PPCM PPCM in concert

Students of Performance Practice in Contemporary Music (PPCM) interpret works by three of their lecturers at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, who are among the mort important composers of contemporary music (Classic Voice, 2017) at the same time: Bernhard Lang, Klaus Lang, Georg Friedrich Haas.

Bernhard Lang — DW29
Klaus Lang — Origami
Gerd Kühr — Come una Pastorale
Beat Furrer — Spazio immergente
Georg Friedrich Haas — Tria ex uno

Albert Hosp, presentation
main coordinator: Dimitrios Polisoidis

6 April 2017
7.30 p.m.
Granz, MUMUTH Klangforum PLUS/ PPCM SCAN III — Beat Furrer

The interactive composition project SCAN is part of the Klangforum Wien lectures in "Performance Practice in Contemporary Music" (PPCM) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. A concert performed by students and as well their lecturers in the MUMUTH is the highlight of every year's PPCM course.
SCAN III takes part in cooperation with the institute for choral music.

SCAN over Beat Furrer — FAMA-Szenen II and V
    — Xenos-Szenen Nr. II, VIII, and XI

Students of Performance Practice of Contemporary Music / vocal ensemble of the KUG / musicians of the Klangforum Wien

concept and production SCAN: Uli Fussenegger and Dimitrios Polisoidis
produtction and direction vocal ensemble: Franz Jochum
conductor: Beat Furrer

24 June 2016
7.30 p.m.
Graz, Mumuth PPCM/ scan

Das gemeinsame Abschlusskonzert von StudentInnen und DozentInnen im Grazer MUMUTH ist der jährliche Höhepunkt der Unterrichtstätigkeit des Klangforum Wien an der Kunstuniversität Graz (KUG).

In einer experimentellen Projektreihe werden spartenübergreifende Synergien zwischen den Instituten der KUG hergestellt und Neuformulierungen an Werken von KomponistInnen vorgenommen. Heuer wurden in Workshops Stücke von Klaus Lang sowie Alte Musik aus dem 17. Jahrhundert bearbeitet.

Klaus Lang — the book of serenity. (I-V)
Improvisation I

Diego Ortiz — Recercada II "La Spagna"
Ascanio Mayone — Recercare sopra il Canto Fermo di Costantio Festa (La Spagna)
Improvisation II
Klaus Lang
 — der dünne wal.

Improvisation III
Romanus Weichlein — Encaenia musices, Sonata 1
Klaus Lang — Weisse Schatten
Improvisation IIII
Klaus Lang — Origami

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina — Lamentatio Jeremiae prophetae
Klaus Lang — Praeludium 1+2
Klaus Lang — the book of serenity. (VI-VII)


production early music: Andreas Böhlen

Concept, musical dramaturgy, production "Scan II":  Klaus Lang, Dimitrios Polisoidis
Markus Deuter: oboe, conductor (Klaus Lang — the book of serenity., der dünne wal.)

24 April 2016
6 p.m.
Graz, St. Andrä Klangforum PLUS PPCM/ in a large open space

Die Pfarre St. Andrä im multikulturellen Bezirk Gries ist ein wichtiger Treffpunkt für Menschen, die nach Graz emigriert sind – darunter viele Jugendliche aus den aktuellen Krisenregionen. Die Idee des Projekts der PPCM-Klasse ist es, diese jungen Menschen in die jährliche Konzertpräsentation einzubinden. more informations

address: St. Andrä Pfarre, Kernstockgasse 9, 8020 Graz

23 April 2016
7.30 p.m.
Graz, St. Andrä Klangforum PLUS PPCM/ in a large open space

Die Pfarre St. Andrä im multikulturellen Bezirk Gries ist ein wichtiger Treffpunkt für Menschen, die nach Graz emigriert sind – darunter viele Jugendliche aus den aktuellen Krisenregionen. Die Idee des Projekts der PPCM-Klasse ist es, diese jungen Menschen in die jährliche Konzertpräsentation einzubinden. more informations

address: St. Andrä Pfarre, Kernstockgasse 9, 8020 Graz

17 January 2016
8 p.m.
Vienna, Porgy & Bess Klangforum PLUS PPCM/ fast forward

Bernhard Lang — DW 3
    — scan
Bernhard Lang — DW 1.2

Klangforum Wien gemeinsam mit Studierenden der Richtungen PPCM und Jazz der Kunstuniversität Graz
IEM Graz, Live Elektronik
Leitung und Einstudierung: Dimitrios Polisoidis, Gerald Preinfalk

1 April 2015
7.30 p.m.
Graz, MUMUTH Klangforum PLUS PPCM/ scan

Bernhard Lang — Monadologie VII (1. Satz)
scan I
scan II
Bernhard Lang — Monadologie XII (3. Satz)

Klangforum Wien together with PPCM and Jazz students of Kunst Universität Graz
IEM Graz, sound design and live-electronics

conductor: Bas Wiegers

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