Appearances

Appearances are deceptive. If an optician were to sell him such a sloppily made instrument, Hermann von Helmholtz wrote about the eye in the 19th century, he would feel justified in returning it to him. Optical illusions, afterimages, wrong/missing colours – the list of deficiencies established as a result of Helmholtz’s experiments is long. If we are talking about a dependable understanding of the visual stimulus as received by the eye, might we not be better advised to rely on our ears?

With music by Georges Aperghis, Carola Bauckholt, Friedrich Cerha, Franco Donatoni, Beat Furrer, Olga Neuwirth, Marko Nikodijević, Iris ter Schiphorst, Agata Zubel et. al.

© Maja Vukoje für das Klangforum Wien, 2018

29 September 2018
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall AugenSchein Bildbeschreibung EA

A man and a woman, captured in an image, enclosed by frozen time. Heiner Müller has put what is not easily descried in the picture into words. Agata Zubel goes a level deeper.

Agata Zubel — Bildbeschreibung Austrian premiere

Agata Zubel, Soprano
Frank Wörner, Bariton
Vera Fischer, bass flute

Eva Furrer, contrabass flute

Olivier Vivarès, contrabass clarinett
Anders Nyqvist, trumpet

Gerald Preinfalk, saxophon,tubax
Florian Müller, keyboard

Benedikt Leitner, violoncello
Aleksander Gabryś, doublebass
Peter Böhm & Markus Urban, sound design
conductor: Titus Engel 


The composer on her new work: Agata Zubel — Bildbeschreibung

Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

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Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2021. Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme and POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme celebrating the centenary of Poland regaining independence.


25 October 2018
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall AugenSchein Vedute

The ear is more receptive than the eye. That’s the way it is.  Audible images of very diverse scenes are received in Being and Time.

Beat Furrer — Konzert für Klavier und Ensemble
    — intorno al bianco
    — linea dell’orizzonte
    — studie II
– à un moment de terre perdue

Joonas Ahonen, piano
conductor: Beat Furrer

Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

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11 December 2018
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall AugenSchein Perspective

What we see and what we miss depends on our perspective; on the angle we adopt before the object.

Olga Neuwirth — Hooloomooloo
    — Un posto nell´aqua 
(Melville Skizze I)
    — Hommàge à Klaus Nomi

Andrew Watts, countertenor
Peter Böhm, sound design
conductor: Sylvain Cambreling

Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

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13 January 2019
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart Hall AugenSchein Triptichon EA EA EA

A Triptych both reveals and conceals. In the overview, the seemingly disparate becomes the meaningful new.

Francesco Filidei — Ballata Nr. 7 Austrian premiere
Eduardo Moguillansky — Resilienztraining
Austrian premiere
Jorge E. López — Triptychon op. 25
Austrian premiere

Christoph Walder, horn
Peter Böhm & Markus Urban, sound design
conductor: Ilan Volkov

 

Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

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4 March 2019
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall AugenSchein Happiness Machine. 3 Hours of Bliss with the Klangforum Wien 10 x EA

Listening is the best means of providing a fresh insight into the seemingly unalterable. The international economic system is put on trial by music.


Matthias Meinharter — Tiki Tiki Men
Elizabeth Hobbs/Carola Bauckholt — Die Flunder
Sven Hartberger
Rebecca Blöcher/Eva Reiter — Lickalike

Gerald Preinfalk
Eni Brandner/Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS

Vera Fischer
Joanna Kożuch/Ying Wang — Music Box

Andreea Dosa
Samantha Moore/Malin Bång — Bloomers


Vera Fischer
Vessela Dantcheva/Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch

Christoph Walder
Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine

Andreas Eberle
Susi Jirkuff/Joanna Bailie — Vermessung der Distanz

Mikael Rudolfsson
Andrea Schneider/Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator/ Operator

Anders Nyqvist
Michelle Kranot/Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance


Klangforum Wien
Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Staging: Jacqueline Kornmüller
Dramaturgy: Peter Wolf
Musical dramaturgy: Uli Fussenegger, Krassimir Sterev
Sound design: Peter Böhm & Markus Urban
Film projection: Martin Repka


Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

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The artists on their works:
Happiness Machine – The Movies and the Compositions

Happiness Machine is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women.
Funded by Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery of Austria with special funding from the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Interfaces/Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The commissions to Iris ter Schiphorst, Malin Bång, Eva Reiter, Carola Bauckholt and Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri are funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

The video projections for "Happiness Machine" were realized with the Isadora software programmed by Mark Coniglio.

8 April 2019
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal AugenSchein Self-portrait  EA

Portraits often reveal more about the painter than about their model. Perceived that way, the self-portrait surely represents the most perfect self-advertisement.

Franco Donatoni — Orts (Souvenir No. 2) Austrian premiere
Marko Nikodijević — music box / selbstportrait mit ligeti und strawinsky (und messiaen ist auch dabei)
Klas Torstensson — Self-portrait with percussion (Lantern lectures, Volume V)

Lukas Schiske, percussion
Markus Urban, sound design

conductor: Bas Wiegers

Notice:
Due to a major international conference, the Wiener Konzerthaus will be accessible on April 8, 2019, only to a limited extent via the main entrance on Lothringerstraße. We therefore ask you to use the entrance at Heumarkt 6. Thank you for your understanding.


Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

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10 May 2019
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal AugenSchein Gruppenbild EA EA

Klangforum concludes its auditory view to the present with a cross-generational group portrait.

Friedrich Cerha — Kurzzeit
Rebecca Saunders — New work*
Austrian premiere
Ying Wang — Schmutz
Austrian premiere
Georges Aperghis — Contretemp


Donatienne Michel-Dansac, soprano
conductor: Julien Leroy


*Commissioned by Festival Acht Brücken | Musik für Köln with financial support from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group & individual contributors to their 'Sound Investment Scheme', Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Casa da Música Porto & Festival d'Automne à Paris.


Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

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