In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this

Immediately before each subscription series concert, members of Klangforum Wien will present their very personal approach to the music of the evening in an unorthodox fashion. By sharing what inspires us, we’d like to afford our audience a sensuously tangible experience.


Not that contemporary music needs to be explained – it certainly doesn’t. Nonetheless, there is a lot to be gained from personal contact with the artists, from conversations with composers, in order to learn more about this intricate mixture of the person and their oeuvre. We are lucky in that most of the composers whose music we perform are still very much alive and so can afford us this opportunity.

In this process, we are guided by our interest in probing more deeply into the individual sound-cosmos of each composer; but also we endeavour to learn more about how other people listen to music. What in particular do they listen to? What is important for them and why? What role do emotions, sensuality, comprehension play in this process; in short: in what kind of categories do they listen?

An encounter with the way in which others listen to music always opens the possibility of discarding our own habits and expanding the world of our perception. A step into the unknown.

Before each concert at 6.30 p.m. in the concert hall

Subscription Series

Immediately before each subscription series concert, members of Klangforum Wien will present their very personal approach to the music of the evening in an unorthodox fashion. By sharing what inspires us, we’d like to afford our audience a sensuously tangible experience.

14 April 2020
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall Kraftraum In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this
Abonnement Free entry

Immediately before each concert, members of Klangforum Wien will present their very personal approach to the music of the evening in an unorthodox fashion. By sharing what inspires us, we’d like to afford our audience a sensuously tangible experience.

With Christoph Walder and Dorian Concept.

12 March 2020
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall Kraftraum In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this
Abonnement Free entry

Immediately before each concert, members of Klangforum Wien will present their very personal approach to the music of the evening in an unorthodox fashion. By sharing what inspires us, we’d like to afford our audience a sensuously tangible experience.

With Benedikt Leitner.

10 February 2020
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal Kraftraum In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this
Abonnement Free entry

Immediately before each concert, members of Klangforum Wien will present their very personal approach to the music of the evening in an unorthodox fashion. By sharing what inspires us, we’d like to afford our audience a sensuously tangible experience.

With Vera Fischer and Francesca Verunelli.

16 January 2020
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall Kraftraum In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this
Abonnement Free entry

Immediately before each concert, members of Klangforum Wien will present their very personal approach to the music of the evening in an unorthodox fashion. By sharing what inspires us, we’d like to afford our audience a sensuously tangible experience.

With Alex Lipowski.

12 December 2019
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall Kraftraum In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this
Abonnement Free entry

Immediately before each concert, members of Klangforum Wien will present their very personal approach to the music of the evening in an unorthodox fashion. By sharing what inspires us, we’d like to afford our audience a sensuously tangible experience.

With Sven Hartberger.

8 November 2019
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall Kraftraum In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this
Abonnement Free entry

The space, within which music is made, has its own soul. What does it sound like?

The space, within which music is made, has its own soul. What does it sound like? And what kind of connection is there between the inner and the outer space, between the inside of an instrument and black holes out there?

The properties of these seemingly paradoxical spaces is what Alberto Posadas explores in his new, concert length cycle "Poética del espacio", a marvelously poetic work full of fascinating experiences of sound.

Gerald Preinfalk, saxophone, and Mikael Rudolffson, trombone, this evening's soloists, will take their instruments on stage and will talk with the composer about discoveries of new sonic spaces, their work process surging the rehearsals for this piece, the poetics of space and its philosophical background.

With Gerald Preinfalk, Mikael Rudolfsson and Alberto Posadas.

30 September 2019
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall Kraftraum In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this
Abonnement Free entry

31 Cent off!

Not a discount, but a performing instruction for a paradox: It has only been about 20 years that Georg Friedrich Haas composed "in vain", which almost instantly became a standard repertoire piece for the music for our time. That is how Klangforum Wien will open its new concert cycle with a work that is, at the same time, a classic and yet a newborn.

Together Bernhard Zachenhuber and Sylvain Cambreling will explore Haas' alchemist's workshop. In the face of such a masterpiece, is is guaranteed that they will do so with great inspiration.

The conversation partners will be announced shortly.

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