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February 7th to 16th, 2011

daily from 15.00-16.30

KUG . 8010 Graz

Daily lectures, workshops, presentations, discussions ... 

by/with Pierluigi Billone, Pascal Dusapin, Beat Furrer, Reinhard Gagel, Maria Gstttner, Georg Friedrich Haas, Peter Oswald, Brice Pauset, Rainer Praschak, Rebecca Saunders a. o.


Advance reservation for external listeners for both events necessary!
Please contact office@impuls.cc or call +43 - (0)680 - 1287400

 

in English

 

 

 

Amongst others:

February 6th, 2011

15.00

KUG . room 3.06

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Quo Vadis Teufelsgeiger? Free Improvised Music and Coaching for Musicians

 

Lecture / Workshop by Reinhard Gagel and Maria Gstttner

At the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna a research project (financed by FWF Austrian Science Fund) has been established in 2010. Its central practical work deals with free improvisation. Free improvisation is less regarded as a certain style but rather as the freedom of exhausting the musicians own possibilities to invent music at the very moment, to develop music for oneself and together with others, and to perform it. Sounds and techniques deriving from contemporary music thereby play an equally important role as traditional sound material. The goal is to expand the experience of performing music for students of concert music and orchestra musicians in order to provide them with new sound experiences and competences, but also to strengthen both their self-confidence towards making music and their pleasure of being musicians. This project is designed as a pilot and research project and comprises improvisation classes in small and large formations and accompanying coaching interviews. In these interviews the musicians are questioned about their experiences in the current improvisation sessions, the statements are then analyzed in relation to the musicians education and their professional experiences. The qualitative study is supposed to record, collect and describe a broad field of characteristics in order to strengthen improvisation as an artistic method in cultural contexts and in education. The researchers are musicians as well as artistic explorers and understand their task as artistic research in which media, music and language, reflection and performance form a methodological combination. In the actual lecture the project will be introduced and discussed in an open artistic discourse; practical musical experiments and explorations are planned as well. For this reason instruments should be brought along.
www.quovadisteufelsgeiger.at

 

 

 

February 7th, 2011

15.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Sound, Form. Mani.Mono

 

Lecture by Pierluigi Billone

 

 

 

February 8th 2011

 15.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae. 15, 8010 Graz

Improvisation

 

Lecture by Manon-Liu Winter

 

 

 

 

February 8th 2011

 17.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae. 15, 8010 Graz

The Lupophone the new Wolf bass oboe

 

Workshop by Martin Bliggenstorfer

With this workshop I want to present the newly developed bass oboe built by the firm of Wolf. During the three years of development, the producer created an instrument that opens up completely new possibilities. So, for instance, the acoustic construction of the tube bore enables the player to get a broad range of dynamics, equality of the registers and a full round oboe sound. The builder also took care that the junction between the fingerings and the keys are working fluently, thus allowing to play in a virtuosic way. In comparison to other models of the low oboe family (Bariton oboe, Heckelphone) it is possible to play the Lupophone down to the low F2 a good reason, why the Lupophone is called base oboe.
During my master research at the Conservatory of Amsterdam I have been working on a study of the technical possibilities of the Lupophone, with special regard to contemporary and experimental play techniques. Therewith I want to give notice of this novelty and also motivate composers to write new compositions for this instrument.
With this Lupophone Workshop at impuls I will present and demonstrate the results of my research.

 

 

 

February 9th, 2011

15.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Visibility in the Internet

 

Lecture/Workshop by Rainer Praschak / mica music austria

 

This Workshop held by mica music austria deals with a variety of tools and possibilities the internet holds for both composers and interpreters to present themselves.The topics include Webmarketing, Internetradio, Newsletter Software, Download- and Streamingplattforms, Webpublishing


impuls in cooperation with mica

 

 

 

February 10th, 2011

11.00

KUG . room 3.06

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Jour Fix for Composers

 

Presentation of recordings and scores, exchange of ideas, discussions ...

 

 

 

February 10th, 2011

13.15

KUG . AULA

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Trumpet in New Music

 

Lecture/Workshop by Bill Forman

specially for composers and everyone else interested

 

 

 

February 10th, 2011

15.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

the breathing of time.

 

Lecture by Klaus Lang

 

 

Due to illness the following originally announced lecture had to be replaced:

The various ways to write contemporary music of academic style, while believing the opposite.

Or, how to confuse style and grammar.

(A reading of Gustave Flaubert's correspondence would be desireable ...)

 

Lecture by Pascal Dusapin

 

 

 

February 11th, 2011

11.30

MUMUTH . Proberaum 0.11

Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Viola in New Music

 

Lecture by Dimitrios Polisoidis

 

 

February 11th, 2011

16.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

Voice

Dialogue & Discussion with Petra Hoffmann & Beat Furrer

 

 

Due to illness the originally announced lecture for 3 pm had to be replaced:

Complexity Cosmologies Neuroscience New architecture and visions of Contemporary Music
 

Lecture by Peter Oswald

 

Edgar Varse was the first composer who already back in the 20ies demanded that (natural) sciences and advanced artistic thinking need to be brought together and combined. The titles of his works hereby already unfold his thinking that included mathematics, physics and even thermo-dynamics. During the last two decades implications of natural science grew in its importance also for the arts. Composers such as Hctor Parra or Richard Barrett are authorities on astrophysical and cosmological theories that also play an important role in their main compositional works.
A new topic, which is also of growing importance in general, is the knowledge about complex systems. It is evident, that complexity is not only bound to Ferneyhough, but also to composers such as Furrer, Neuwirth, Lachenmann, Posada and of course also Ligeti (Ligeti by the way was friend of the important mathematician Heinz-Otto Peitgen, who published a standard reference on fractal.
Also neurosciences do play a decisive role by now and we must name composers like Olga Neuwirth (miramondo multiplo and Lost Highway), Marcelo Toledo and Salvatore Sciarrino (Morte di Borromini) in this context.
The category of space again has gained importance through Gustav Mahler, later on through  Stockhausen, Berio, Boulez, Nono ... and nowadays also through advanced exponents of live-elektronics, but also composers such as Kyburz, Furrer and others.

 

 

 

February 12th, 2011

10.00 + 14.00

KUG . room E.37

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Percussion Workshop

 

with Christian Dierstein

specially for composers

 

 

 

February 13th, 2011

11.00

KUG . room 3.06

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Jour Fix for Composers

 

Presentation of recordings and scores, exchange of ideas, discussions ...

 

 

 

February 13th, 2011

12.00

KUG . room 2.06

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

The Techniques of Saxophone Playing

 

Bookpresentation by Marcus Weiss

 

 

 

February 13th, 2011

13.00

KUG . room 2.06

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Study Program in Contemporary Music in Basel

 

Presentation by Marcus Weiss

 

February 13th, 2011

15.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

Reality

 

Lecture by Peter Ablinger

 

Due to illness the following originally announced lecture had to be replaced:

Chant, Rhetoric and Space

(on basis of "Erstarrte Schatten - Symphonie VI")

 

Lecture by Brice Pauset

 

 

 

February 13th, 2011

17.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

New Composition for Flutes

 

Discussion with Eva Furrer & Beat Furrer

specially for composers

 

 

 

February 14th, 2011

8.30

KUG . room 2.06

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

... in progress

 

Development of form & Discussion with Georg Friedrich Haas

 

 

February 14th, 2011

9.30

MUMUTH . Proberaum 0.11

Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Information on PPCM - Performance Practice in Contemporary Music

 

Presentation by Dimitrios Polisoidis, Andreas Lindenbaum and other members of Klangforum Wien

specially for instrumentalists

 

 

 

February 14th, 2011

10.00
MUMUTH . room 3.04

Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Stringworkshop

for young musicians of Musikgymnasium Dreihackengasse Graz

 

Head of Workshop: Ernst Kovacic

 

 

 

February 14th, 2011

15.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

Finding Sounds - Distinguishing Sounds - Palette of Sounds - Notation

 

Workshop for Composers and Instrumentalists (Flute) by

Rebecca Saunders and Eva Furrer

 

 

 

February 15th, 2011

11.00

KUG . room 3.06

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Jour Fix for Composers

 

Presentation of recordings and scores, exchange of ideas, discussions ...

 

 

 

February 15th, 2011

13.30

KUG . room 3.06

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Viola dAmore

 

Presentation of the instrument and Meeting with Marco Fusi

specially for composers and everyone else interested

 

 

 

February 15th, 2011

15.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

Muted trumpet

 

Workshop with Rebecca Saunders & Bill Forman

specially for composers and everyone else interested 

 

 

 

February 15th, 2011

17.00

KUG . room 2.16

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Composition Workshop / Reading Sessions

for composers

 

with Ian Pace

 

February 16th, 2011

15.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae. 15, 8010 Graz

Stimme allein

 

Lecture by Beat Furrer

 

 

 

 

February 16th, 2011

15.00

KUG . room 3.06

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Inside Piano Playing Techniques

 

Workshop with Manon-Liu Winter

specially for pianists