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