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

© Albert Mayr für das Klangforum Wien, 2017

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.

10 May 2019
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal AugenSchein 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.

8 April 2019
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal AugenSchein 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.

4 March 2019
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal AugenSchein 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.

13 January 2019
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal AugenSchein 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.

11 December 2018
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal AugenSchein 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.

25 October 2018
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal AugenSchein 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.

29 September 2018
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal AugenSchein 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.

7 May 2018
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal grenz.wert In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this
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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 Sophie Schafleitner, Lukas Schiske and Lorelei Dowling.

12 April 2018
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal grenz.wert 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 Gerald Preinfalk and Lukas König.

16 March 2018
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal grenz.wert In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this
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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 Klaus Lang and Björn Wilker.

15 January 2018
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal grenz.wert In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this
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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.

Ionisation for 13 percussionists by Edgard Varèse lasts 7,5 minutes. We lengthen the composition to 25 minutes by isolating layers of the piece. The ears get enough time to perceive its complexity. (Björn Wilker)

11 December 2017
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal grenz.wert 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

5 November 2017
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal grenz.wert In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this
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This time it literally will be "In the Ears of the Others", as we invited a guest for the first time to present our pre-concert series. Bertl Mütter is musician, composer and a close friend. www.muetter.at

15 September 2017
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal grenz.wert In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this
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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.

In honour of Peter Oswald.

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