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Front Row Seat

nominees of the international impuls Composition Competition

With Front Row Seat, AVL Cultural Foundation, supporter and partner of impuls, offers a new channel to give voice and to promote artists and their activities.


In the first episode of Front Row Seat for 2021, Emre Sihan Kaleli, one of the nominees of the international impuls Composition Competition, is presented, and four more nominees all of them finding their impuls commissions premiered by Klangforum Wien at Helmut List Halle on August 16th this year as start of the impuls Festival 2021 are to follow.



Find out more about composer Emre Sihan Kalelis work in this short film.


Find out more about composer Alexander Kaisers work in this short film.




Front Row Seat

Graz Arts Festivals during the Pandemic

In 2020, businesses around the globe were forced to adjust to a new reality. In this special episode of AVL Cultural Foundation's "Front Row Seat" series, we will discuss these challenges with the directors of art and culture festivals in Graz, and learn how the pandemic has shaped their work.



Antonia Zangger-Kreuzer, AIMS - American Institute of Musical Studies

Sebastian Hglinger and Peter Schernhuber, Diagonale
Ute Pinter, impuls
Henriette Gallus, steirischer herbst
Mathis Huber, styriarte


Find out more about the festivals work during the pandemic in this film (for subtitles check CC at right corner of video frame).