© Denise Schellmann for the Klangforum Wien, 2019

With music by Georg Friedrich Haas, Alberto Posadas, Iannis Xenakis, Sarah Nemtsov, Unsuk Chin, Ragnhild Berstad, Clara Iannotta, Dorian Concept, Bernhard Gander and many more.

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POWER-SPACE. The New Subscription Series

The programme of Klangforum Wien’s subscription series for the 2019/20 season can be read as evidence of a joyful transition – farewell and new beginning are both reflected in this POWER-SPACE whose mirror axis coincides almost exactly with the turn of the year. This side of the divide you’ll be given a short summary of the ensemble’s 35-year history; on the other, you’ll find clear signs of a new departure and a realignment of musical and intellectual boundaries.

The first half of this transitional cycle is once more dedicated to some of the major works that were formative for an era which is now coming to its end. Taken by itself, each of these full-length compositions - in vain, Poética del espacio and Kraanerg – is a vibrant, thrilling piece of music theatre. They are complemented by a musical performance lasting 24 hours, which addresses the issue of conceivable alternatives to the global economic system. This will take place at the Theater an der Wien / Semperdepot / Gartenbaukino and the Wiener Konzerthaus, and can be booked in addition to the regular series.

Beyond the demarcation line, the new intendant will start 2020 by expanding the sphere of action, including some theatrical elements that transcend genre. The offer ranges from show-booths on Coney Island, a self-playing piano and instruments made of glass, all the way to sound material, which is catalysed with the help of a synthesizer.

Even in this transition period, Klangforum Wien will remain intrepid and keep on track, consistently exploring the depths of novelty. We cordially invite you to celebrate with us the joys of change and a new beginning – in the POWER-SPACE of Klangforum Wien.

Sven Hartberter, Intendant of Klangforum Wien until December 31st, 2019
Peter Paul Kainrath, Intendant of Klangforum Wien from January 1st, 2020

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30 September 2019
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall Kraftraum Spirals

To listen in a sphere without boundaries, to feel one’s way towards the depths of what was seemingly submerged or to intuit what is inaudible up there in the firmament – to in a space of sounds.

Georg Friedrich Haas — in vain

conductor: Sylvain Cambreling



Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

Subscription Series 2019/20
Power-Space

8 November 2019
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall Kraftraum Yardsticks EA

From a large store of memories, in cupboards and drawers, all the way to the smallest miniature. The large contained in the small; the small contained in the large. Here, sound releases a new poetics of spatial perception.

Alberto Posadas — Poética del espacio Austrian premiere

Gerald Preinfalk, saxophone
Christoph Walder, horn
Anders Nyqvist, trumpet
Mikael Rudolfsson, trombone
conductor: Sylvain Cambreling

In cooperation with Wien Modern.

Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

Subscription Series 2019/20
Power-Space

12 December 2019
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall Kraftraum Primal Forces

Twenty intervals that bring silence to a red-hot glow. Rugged sounds, coming from a tape, wash around the massive architecture of instrumental sounds, culminating in heavy and abstract sound eruptions.

Iannis XenakisKraanerg

conductor: Bas Wiegers
Peter Böhm & Florian Bogner, sound design



Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

Subscription Series 2019/20
Power-Space

16 January 2020
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall Kraftraum Show Booths

Centrifugal forces hurl the listeners past laboratories of self-destruction, towards the chasms of circus-like hallucinations, staring the hideous countenance of a fatalistic and absurd tragic fate in the face.

Steven Kazuo Takasugi— Sideshow

Peter Böhm & Florian Bogner, sound design



Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

Subscription Series 2019/20
Power-Space

10 February 2020
8 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall Kraftraum Who is in the Room? UA UA

This deals with presence and absence, and the spaces that are created between the two. Does the piano play itself?

Francesca Verunelli — Woman sitting at the piano I
   — Piano (without the woman) sitting
   — Woman sitting at the piano II world premiere
Sarah Nemtsov — White wide eyes
    — New Work world premiere

Eva Furrer, flute
Vera Fischer, bass flute
Player Piano
Peter Böhm & Florian Bogner, sound design



Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

Subscription Series 2019/20
Power-Space

12 March 2020
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall Kraftraum Space Made of Glass UA EA

Crystalline sounds emanate from the prepared piano and luminous glass instruments sparkle in the light.

Unsuk Chin — Doppelkonzert
Ragnhild Berstad — New Work Austrian premiere
Clara Iannotta — New Work world premiere

Florian Müller, piano
Alex Lipowski, percussion
Peter Böhm & Florian Bogner, sound design
conductor: Emilio Pomàrico



Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

Subscription Series 2019/20
Power-Space

14 April 2020
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall Kraftraum Skeletons UA UA

A scanner reveals the scaffolding beneath the surface of this building made of sounds and causes it to vibrate. The released material is launched into new orbits.

Dorian Concept — New Work world premiere
Bernhard Gander/ Klangforum Wien — SCAN VI world premiere

Steamboat Switzerland
Dorian Concept, electronics, synthesizer
Markus Wallner, sound design
conductor: Bas Wiegers



Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

Subscription Series 2019/20
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25 October 2019
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, different locations Kraftraum / Optionales Zusatzkonzert* Happiness Machine. 24 Hours of Bliss with the Klangforum Wien

HAPPINESS MACHINE Animation Movies and Music

Theater an der Wien, October 25, 2019, 6.30 pm until 10 pm:

Matthias Meinharter — Tiki Tiki Men
Elizabeth Hobbs/Carola Bauckholt — The Flounder
Sven Hartberger
Rebecca Blöcher/Eva Reiter — Lickalike

Gerald Preinfalk
Eni Brandner/Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS

Vera Fischer
Joanna Kożuch/Ying Wang — Music Box

Andreea Dosa
Samantha Moore/Malin Bång — Bloomers


Vera Fischer
Vessela Dantcheva/Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch

Christoph Walder
Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine
Andreas Eberle
Susi Jirkuff/Joanna Bailie — Measuring the Distance
Mikael Rudolfsson

Andrea Schneider/Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator/ Operator

Anders Nyqvist
Michelle Kranot/Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance

Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Staging: Jacqueline Kornmüller
Dramaturgy: Peter Wolf
Musical dramaturgy: Uli Fussenegger, Krassimir Sterev
Sound design: Peter Böhm & Markus Urban
Film projection: Martin Repka

Semperdepot Prospekthof, October 25, 2019, 10.30 pm until October 26, 2019, 00.00 am:

Cornelius Cardew — The Great Learning
Chorus sine nomine/Johannes Hiemetsberger

Christian Felber, 2030 — Lecture

Dinner

Semperdepot, October 26, 2019, 00.00 am until 8 am:

Karlheinz Stockhausen — ludum stellae

   — Tierkreis (bearb. Mike Svoboda) for 2 Dancers
Morton Feldman — For Philip Guston
Acousmatic Music
James Tenney — Having Never Written a Note for Percussion
Dancers: Manaho Shimokava and Pavel Dudus

Gartenbaukino, October 26, 2019, 8 am until 9 am:

Breakfast

Gartenbaukino, October 26, 2019, 9 am:
Screenings
Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine
Coffee to go – Mit dem Geschmack der Vertreibung

Following a conversation with Melanie Ossberger, FIAN Österreich

Wiener Konzerthaus, Foyer, October 26, 2019, 11 am until 12 pm:

Combo / Happiness Happens

Wiener Konzerthaus, Schubert-Hall, October 26, 2019, 12 am until 1.30 pm:

Philippics (tba)

Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Hall, October 26, 2019, 1.30 am until 3 pm:

Georges Aperghis — Situations

Conductor: Yalda Zamani

Wiener Konzerthaus, Schubert-Hall, October 26, 2019, 3 pm until 4.30 pm:

Philippiken — What do economics know?
Sven Hartberger, On the touching narrow-mindedness

Fred Luks, opposing commentator

Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Hall, October 26, 2019, 4.30 pm:

Hans Zender — 33 Veränderungen über 33 Veränderungen

Joonas Ahonen, piano

Programme is subject to change.

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