Gerd van Looy — The Observer as Part of the Experience (A Short Self Portrait)

Since the beginning of the 21st century and – together with the rise of internet, peer-to-peer and sharing culture – "new music" has entered a new time zone. 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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Brigitta Muntendorf — More Chaos, please! Contemporary Music and Culture in the Digital Age

The digital revolution is currently showing us to what extent chaotic, non-linear and reciprocal processes are able to evoke creativity, productivity, communality, resonance and vitality. more

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Sylvain Cambreling in Conversation

For 20 years now Sylvain Cambreling has accompanied the Klangforum Wien as its first Guest Conductor. more

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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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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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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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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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Christos Carras — Audience Development

In a way, audience development started in reverse, almost 100 years ago, in the Klangforum's home city, Vienna, with the creation by Arnold Schoenberg of the Society for Private Music Performances. more

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