Academy – Competition – Festival
impuls promotes and supports young composers not only within its Academy, but also through the impuls Composition Competition. impuls commissions up to 6 new works for ensemble every second year from young composers selected by a jury. Subsequently these composers are invited to take part in the impuls Composition Workshop in Vienna and Graz – where their new works are collectively rehearsed and discussed extensively with musicians of world-class ensembles such as Klangforum Wien – as well as to the premiere of their new pieces within the impuls Academy and Festival in Graz. impuls also intends to support the composers' works beyond that through recordings respectively broadcasting and additional concerts.
As prelude to the impuls Academy and the opening concert of the impuls Festival, five new pieces are premierèd which have been commissioned as part of the impuls composers’ competition. Klangforum Wien, conducted by prestigious conductors as Enno Poppe, proves to be a high-carat partner in this venture; and in addition they offer reading sessions for young composers under the title “Farblabor” (colour laboratory) in the context of the impuls Academy.