Sven Hartberger — And What Does This Mean for Us?

The question of what kind of impact current developments in contemporary music may have on solo ensembles that were founded in the second half of the 20th century, is here explored in four chapters. more

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Hervé Boutry — Questions pour la musique d’aujourd’hui

Contrairement au cinéma ou au théậtre, la musique est un art extrêmement médiatisé (l’écriture, la nécessité que l’œuvre soit interprétée) qui dialogue moins directement qu’eux avec la réalité quotidienne du public. more

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Klaus Lang — der pythagoräische fächer.

Wherein does music reside? Is it in the head of the composer? Is it in the score, in the concert, in the head of the person who listens? In this sense, "der pythagoräische fächer." and other works that I have written, are more closely linked to the scores of the 16th and 17th century. more

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Enno Poppe — The already Established and the New Ensembles

Young composers are in need of young musicians. The collaboration with musicians who belong to their parents’ generation is important, instructive and good. more

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Andrew Burke — Re-inventing Tradition

We have had discussions about how our age and tradition equates to such an innovative start, and what today would be as new, different and risky. more

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Bas Wiegers — Principal Guest Conductor from September 1, 2018

Bas Wiegers takes over the position of the principal guest conductor of Klangforum Wien from Sylvain Cambreling, starting with the concert season 2018/2019. more

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Art, Politics, Music and Economic Life. Participation, Intervention, Transgression of Competence, Obligation. Notes on Klangforum Wien’s Political Engagement.

Instead of confining themselves to the mere interpretation of musical scores, the musicians of Klangforum Wien have time and again transformed the concert stage into a political forum. more

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To the Common Good ! — The Movies and the Compositions

World premiere, February 8, 2019, Stuttgart, Eclat Festival
The twenty women artists will create ten animated films and ten new compositions to accompany these films in close co-operation with Klangforum Wien. Various aspects of the Common Good Economy, its chances and risks, its theory and practice, will be brought up for discussion through the medium of animated film, music and by means of advanced participatory forms of music theatre. more

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Bas Wiegers — Some thoughts about diversity and character

Whether the discourse is about race, gender, income level, sexual orientation, food, or art: the world of today has clearly embraced the idea of diversity. But what does it mean for us, contemporary musicians? more

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Rebecca Saunders — Of sound and fury (Working Title)

World premiere, May 2, 2019, Acht Brücken Festival
It is impossible to name or say at this stage, but central primary thoughts follow two threads. more

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