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impuls . 11th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music 2019

Instrumental and Ensemble Classes


impuls offers students and young professionals the rare opportunity to intensively work with, learn and profit from the various experiences of internationally renowned musicians being active both as soloists as well as performing with some of the most outstanding ensembles of contemporary music such as Ensemble Modern, ensemble recherche, Ensemble MusikFabrik or Klangforum Wien.
Individual instruction as well as working within an ensemble context will help overcome anxiety and unacquaintance deriving from being unfamiliar with contemporary music and supply the knowledge of special performance techniques and interpretation that contemporary music requires.
The participants will explore classical modern as well as recent ensemble literature, new forms of notation, frequently unconventional tonal structures and the vast variety of forms and expressions in modern and contemporary music.

Besides instrumental classes and ensemble work, chamber music, solo works and also literature brought along by the participants themselves, discussions and cooperations of instrumental and composition participants through various Calls for Scores will intensify a mutual and necessary exchange of knowledge between composer and interpreter.


At the moment instrumental classes are offered for the following instruments:
violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone and other brass instruments, piano, accordion, (e-)guitar, percussion and voice (also vocal ensemble).

In addition to that impuls also offers classes for improvisation on a daily basis and an electronic program.

Of course also other instruments are welcome to join and can be included in classes as well as programs. Please check further details and possibilites with the impuls office: office(at)impuls(dot)cc


The Department of Voice at the impuls Academy 2019 offers a wide range of activities to each participant. Amongst others solo lessons with both tutors for voice to benefit also from their very specific additional know-how (Agata Zubel is also a renowned composer, Andreas Fischer has longtime-experience also as member of the famous Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart), working together with instrumentalists and as vocal ensemble and participating in special programs such as Voice_Noise_Toys and Tierkreis by Karlheinz Stockhausen.



The number of students selected for these classes will be limited (from a minimum of about 3 to a maximum of about 12 per teacher).



A selection of individually trained solo, as well as chamber and ensemble pieces will be presented in public at different concerts and in various locations during and at the end of impuls 2019 in Graz ... and of course all participants are invited to attend all other public programs of the impuls Festival 2019 for free.