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February 14th to 24th, 2015

daily

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15

8010 Graz

a.o.

 

 

 

 

 

 

amongst others

 

 

 

Besides daily Concerts and various other presentations (please check these festival offers day per day - dates to be found above) impuls also holds a daily program with

LECTURES, WORKSHOPS + DISCUSSIONS

by/with Pierluigi Billone, Chaya Czernowin, Beat Furrer, Clemens Gadensttter, Frank Gratkowski, Ulrich Mertin, Manon-Liu Winter and many others.


Advance reservation for external listeners for these offers are necessary! Please contact office(at)impuls(dot)cc

In English unless otherwise indicated.

 

 

updates on a permanent basis ...

 

 

 

 

February 14th, 2015

12.45-14.00

(or longer on demand)

KUG . room 2.06

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

Piano Preparation Workshop for composers and instrumentalists

Workshop with Andreas Orasch

 

Andreas Orasch, piano maker and piano tuner not only at KUG, but also for pianists such as Markus Schirmer, will first give an intro to preparation methods and possibilities on the piano and then answer all your questions. Please bring along your own works that ask for preparation or also works by other composers with similar needs.

Welcome to sign up in advance at the impuls office, office(at)impuls(dot)cc

 

 

February 14th, 2015

17.00-19.00

KUG . Aula

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

First Meeting and Presentation of the improvisation programs 

with Manon-Liu Winter and Frank Gratkowski

for registered participants of improvisation

 

 

February 14th, 2015

19.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstr. 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

Meet the Composers

Wojtek Blecharz | Ashley Fure | Raffaele Grimaldi | Marco Momi | Davor Branimir Vincze

Moderation: Clement Power

 

Presentations and discussions with the composers of the impuls commissions after their premieres at the Opening Concert on February 13th.

 

 

 

February 15th, 2015

10.00-12.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz


 

Free improvisation - instant composing

Lecture by and discussion with

Manon-Liu Winter and Frank Gratkowski

February 15th, 2015

15.00-18.00

KUG . MUMUTH . Ligeti-Saal

Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acoustical Visions and the Phenomenology of Sound

"A sound is all the possible ways there are to hear it." B. Fontana

Lecture and conversation with Bill Fontana

 

Bill Fontana is internationally known for his pioneering experiments in sound art. A student of John Cage, he has worked with environmental sounds to reveal the hidden characteristics of space and materiality. Recent projects include Sonic Mappings, a permanent sound sculpture at the MAXXI Museum in Rome (2014), Desert Soundings presented at the Abu Dhabi Festival 2014, recordings of the sounds of the Large Hadron Collider at Cern in 2013, Harmonic Bridges at the Tate Modern, London, Sound Island at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.

 

Powered by AVL Cultural Foundation in cooperation with impuls.

Free Admission (please register to secure your seat at info(at)avlcf(dot)com as seating is limited).

 

 

 

February 16th, 2015

10.00-12.30

room still to be confirmed

KUG, 8010 Graz

 

 

Notation seminar 

by Clemens Merkel

 

analysis of scores written for string instruments by participants and practical advice on:

- concept versus readability

- general and specific rules of string instrument notation

- notation of extended techniques, harmonics etc.

- production of score and performance material

- advice on efficient use of rehearsal time with ensembles

 

 

February 16th, 2015

15.00-17.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Words-Music-Theatre

Lecture by Beat Furrer

February 17th, 2015

10.00-12.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

Composer in Residency Benjamin Scheuer

talks about his work

 

The two Academies IKI/Opus XXI (Germany/ France) und impuls (Austria) decided to mutually invite young composers suggested by each Academy, in order to offer them a wider and international audience as well as the possibility to have their pieces performed by different ensembles.

After the young Austrian composer Matthias Kranebitter now Benjamin Scheuer from Germany has been selected to both participate and work at the impuls Academy in Graz in 2015.

Benjamin Scheuer will write a new work for baritone, flute, saxophone and accordion, to be worked on and premiered at the impuls Festival. In addition to that at least one more piece (kaleidoscope for vocal ensemble) shall be rehearsed and performed as well during his stay at impuls.

An impuls project within the EU-Network Ulysses.

February 17th, 2015

12.00-14.30

KUG

room to be announced still

 

 

Lecture and presentation by Uwe Dierksen + Bill Forman

brass instruments: specifics, notation, techniques, possibilities


 

February 17th, 2015

15.00-17.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

 

translucent spaces. Space_Sound_Performance

Presentation of and discussion about this Special Program and its implications

With Klaus Lang and the participants

 

 

February 18th, 2015

10.00-12.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

Composition beyond Music

Presentation of and discussion about this Special Program and its implications

With Georg Nussbaumer and the participants

 

 

February 18th, 2015

15.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

Self-marketing platforms and promotion

Lecture by Doris Brady and Rainer Praschak (mica)

 

Solely focusing on musicial abilities in not enough for surviving in the music market. Having sufficient web presence is almost as important as the presence on stage. Even with limited time and finances, it is possible to conquer the world via the World Wide Web. The question is: how can we reach the intended audience in this abundance of information?
Contents
- Dos and Don'ts on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and YouTube
- How to organize contacts for a newsletter
- Legal aspects of publishing content on the net
- Overview of the most important self-marketing platforms, their differences and the offered possibilities

 

impuls in cooperation with mica music austria

 

 

February 18th, 2015

19.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

Why (not) programming contemporary music?

The presence of contemporary music in todays concert halls

 

Discussion with Rainer Mennicken (director Landestheater Linz), Matthias Naske (director Wiener Konzerthaus), Matthias Osterwold (artistic director KLANGSPUREN Schwaz_Tirol), Elke Tschaikner (editor-in-chief for music of 1, Artistic Director musikprotokoll)

Christian Scheib, moderation

 

Further infos

impuls in cooperation with Krenek Forum

 

 

 

February 19th, 2015

10.00-12.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Composition and Context

Lecture by Isabel Mundry

February 19th, 2015

15.00-18.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

HIDDEN

Lecture by Chaya Czernowin on one of her latest pieces HIDDEN, written in 2014 for quartet and electronics (electronics done at IRCAM with RIM Carlo Laurenzi)

February 20th, 2015

10.00-13.00

KUG . Room 3.06

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

Double bass solo

Lecture and presentation by Dario Calderone

 

Lecture and presentation for composers and instrumentalists, where Dario Calderone will not only give comments on all the pieces handed in at the call for scores amongst them also the ones performed in concert the day before , but also explore specific problematics deeper, hereby referring also to issues such as notation, technical specifics, preparation

 

 

February 20th, 2015

10.00-11.00

KUG . Room 1.29

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

Contemporary Techniques on the Saxophone

Presentation for composers with Lars Mlekusch and his students

February 20th, 2015

15.00-17.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

How to release your music today?

Insights from a label's perspectives

Lecture by Andreas Karl


The CD as the primary medium for music is gone. Streaming and download platforms are gaining more of the share every month while the turnover for the labels and artists is declining rapidly. And this goes for classical and contemporary music as well. In this process traditional distribution partnerships collapsed but new opportunities appeared. It was never easier to promote your music to an international audience while at the same time it needs much more effort to get attention and to earn your living. This lecture will give you insights in how labels are handling this new situation and how releasing music nowadays works.

 

 

February 20th, 2015

18.00-19.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

Chaya Czernowin: Algea . A Monodrama for Bass and Piano

Workshop-Performance and Discussion with the composer

including not only a performance of Algea (2009, Text and collaboration with Wieland Hoban), but also of her piece fardanceCLOSE for piano solo (2012)

Andreas Fischer, voice

Ian Pace, piano

 

 

 

February 21st, 2015

10.30-13.00

17:30-20:00

MUMUTH . Studiobhne

Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz

 

 

Ensemble Nikel Reading Sessions

reading sessions with piece of Michele Sanna

reading sessions with piece of Djordje Markovic

February 21st, 2015

15.00-17.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

The left hand of Yaron Deutsch

An introduction to Pierluigi Billones Sgorgo, Y and N for e-guitar solo

With Pierluigi Billone and Yaron Deutsch

 

 

 

February 22nd, 2015

12.00-13.00

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

Positionen . Texte zur aktuellen Musik

Lecture by Gisela Nauck, the chief editor of this German music magazine

(please note that this lecture will be given in German)

February 22nd, 2015

15.00-17.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

Text & Visuals in Sound

Lecture by Clemens Gadensttter

February 23rd, 2015

10.00-12.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

means and meanings - mining music

Lecture by Georg Nussbaumer about his work

 

February 23rd, 2015

15.00-16.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

the daughters of mnemosyne are born free.
Lecture by Klaus Lang

February 23rd, 2015

16.30-17.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

 

New Music - Last bastion of 19th Century Hierarchy?

Lecture by Klaus Lang and Ian Pace

February 24th, 2015

10.00-12.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

 

 

Konstruktion und Intuition

Ein ungleiches Paar?

Betrachtungen anhand eigener Werke

Lecture by Dieter Ammann

(this lecture will mainly be held in English)

 

 

February 24th, 2015

11.30-12.30

KUG . Room E.17

Brandhofgasse 21, 8010 Graz

 

 

How to compose for Koto?

Demonstration of the instrument by Miyama McQueen-Tokita

February 24th, 2015

15.00-17.30

KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstrae 15, 8010 Graz

Without boundaries: Instruments - electronics - improvisation - notation

Lecture by Richard Barrett