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On December 10th 2013 Sofie Thorsbro Pedersen and John Popham, both former participants of the impuls academy in Graz, will present works by composer and performer Annie Gosfield (New York) and will work intensively with her on her music also in advance.

Additionally to the concert on December 10th, Annie Gosfield will hold a public workshop/lecture about her work on December 6th. Also a public lecture and a roundtable discussion on The Sonic Cosmos of Annie Gosfield will take place on December 9th (free entry).



December 6th, 2013, 16.00-18.00, Workshop, IEM CUBE, Inffeldg. 10/3, 8010 Graz:

Annie Gosfield: Presentation and discussion of her work



December 9th, 2013, 14.00, Public Lecture, IEM CUBE, Inffeldg. 10/3, 8010 Graz:

Eckhard Weber (musicologist, journalist, Berlin):

Schwermetall und Satellitenmusik. Die grenzberschreitenden Klangwelten von Annie Gosfield


December 9th, 2013, 16.00, Roundtable,IEM Cube, Inffeldg. 10/3, 8010 Graz:

Round Table with Annie Gosfield (pianist, composer, New York), Elisabeth Harnik (composer, pianist, Graz), Deniz Peters (musicologist, pianist, Graz), Danielle Sofer (musicologist, Graz), Eckhard Weber (musicologist, journalist, Berlin), moderation: Christa Brstle (musicologist, Graz)



December 10th, 2013, 20.00, Concert, IEM Cube, Inffeldg. 10/3, 8010 Graz:

The Sonic Cosmos of Annie Gosfield

Annie Gosfield (USA): piano, sampler, electronic devices

Sofie Thorsbro Pedersen (DK): violin

John Popham (USA): cello


Annie Gosfield: Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites (2003, for violin and electronics)

Annie Gosfield: The Harmony of the Body Machine (2003, for cello and electronics)

Annie Gosfield: Phantom Shakedown (2012, for piano and tape)

Annie Gosfield: Four Roses (1998, for cello and detuned piano)

Annie Gosfield: New Compositions for solo sampler (2013, UA)



With Talk and Round Table at the Zentrum fr Genderforschung and at the IEM at the KUG + in sound as guest at the open music series in Graz: Annie Gosfield, "a one woman Hadron collider, the queen of the detuned industrial noise warp musical universe that she inhabits"(BBC Radio, Max Reinhardt) und "major figure of the downtown scene? (The New Yorker)!

The New York City based composer, performer and theorist writes for many ensembles and soloists and is also internationally active performing on the piano and with sampler, with her own group as well as a soloist. Her work often explores and shows the beauty of non musical sounds and is inspired by various sources such as sounds of engines, broken pianos, deformed boards or detuned radios. Traditional notation, improvisation, extended techniques serve her to create a very specific universe of sounds, which does not distinguish between music and noise, but integrates consciously the specific qualities of the performers. 2012 she was stipendiate of the American Academy in Berlin, 2008 she received the very demanded Grants to Artists of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Her essays about composition are published in the New York Times and can also be read in the book Arcana II. Gosfield was a teacher at renowned institutions such as Princeton University, Mills College and California Institute of the Arts.


in cooperation with IEM, Open CUBE, GesFEMA, Zentrum fr Genderforschung der KUG and open music

concert fee: 15.- / 10.- reduced / 5.- for music students with identity card at the box office