impuls Commissions

impuls does not only commission pieces in the framework of the impuls Composition Competition, but also commissions new works from other young composers for specific projects. For several years also impuls Academy composer participants profited from Ernst, a cooperation with the Ernst Krenek Institute and Klangforum Wien coming along with both a commission, a residency and a premiere of the new pieces.


impuls . Composition Competition Commissions

Since 2005 impuls commissions new pieces from composers selected through the impuls Composition Competition every second year.
Please check names of composers from this program below:


Text im Klang


premiere on November 5th, 2022, Priesterseminar, Graz

For the fifth edition of this project impuls commissions four new compositions from

Manuel Zwerger SPLIT-GADGET SKETCH, for cello, clarinet, timpani, performer (2022, world premiere)

Víctor Morató Ribera im kopf, for clarinet, accordion, percussion, cello (2022, world premiere)

Sinan Samanlı der leier flirren, for clarinet (+ bass clarinet), accordion, percussion, live-electronics (2022, world premiere)

Alexander Bauer LAMENT (augen gefieder), for bass clarinet, accordion, percussion, cello, media (2022, world premiere)





premiered on September 18th, 2020, Priesterseminar, Graz

For the fourth edition of this project impuls commissioned four new compositions from

Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis embora, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello (2019/20)

Yulan Yu Z, for flute, clarinet and 2 musicians/tape-recorders (2019)

Joan Gómez Alemany eros - tans - tngi - ugog - celö - esel, for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello (2019)

Pedro Berardinelli por em, for flute, clarinet, cello (2019/20)





premiered on June 1st, 2018, Großer Minoritensaal, Graz
For the third edition of this project impuls commissioned five new compositions from

Francisco José Domínguez Robles Sehnsucht, for piano, percussion, saxophone and doublebass (2018)

Jinwook Jung Urmeer, for saxophone, percussion and piano (2018)

Anna Korsun Geheime Sehnsucht der Zellen, for quintet (2018)

Elena Rykova a message from a world in which we are absent, for amplified doublebass, percussion and objects (2018)

Diego Jiménez Tamame jeder Hinsicht indirekt..., for baritone saxophone, piano, percussion, doublebass and live-electronics (2018)





premiered on April 22nd, 2016, Großer Minoritensaal, Graz
For the second edition of this project impuls commissioned four new compositions from

Andrés Gutiérrez Martínez Draht, for violin, violincello and double bass (2016)

Mauro Hertig Vektoren, for bass-flute, clarinet, violoncello and double bass (2016)

Alexander Kaiser Choke, for 4 musicians (2016)

Marina Poleukhina war nichts, worin man Ihre Füße baden hätte dürfen., for violoncello, piano and double bass (2016)





premiered on November 8th, 2014, Großer Minoritensaal, Graz

Tamara Friebel Wind up your desire, for clarinet, violin, cello, double bass and a gramophone

Martin Hiendl tonus, for violin, cello and electronics

Eun-Ji Lee Map / Satellite-Hybrid du, for clarinet, saxophone, violin and cello

Sehyung Kim Ignition, for bass flute, bass clarinet, cello and double bass


Further commissions


Premiere in July 2023, Forum Stadtpark, Graz
impuls commissions new compositions for the project In Situ, realized by hand werk, in the framework of the EU-project Ulysses

Loïc Destremau

Mauro Hertig

Georgia Koumará

Julian Siffert





premiered on Februrary 12th, 2019, KUG . Florentinersaal, Graz
impuls commissioned new compositions for experimental films by Peter Tscherkassky in 2017 to be premiered on February 12th 2019 by Ensemble Nikel in the framework of the EU-project Ulysses

Mirela Ivičević

Julien Malaussena





premiered on February 19th, 2015, KUG . MUMUTH, Graz
impuls commissions by Oliver Thurley and Tomoya Yokokawa as part of the project Dario Calderone - Solo Double bass within the Ulysses Network


premiered on February 23rd, 2015, KUG . Aula, Graz
Another impuls commission for Impulsive Lieder was given to Benjamin Scheuer.

The premieres took place at Gaudeamus Muziekweek and the impuls Festival 2015.


Ernst .

As part of a cooperation with impuls the Ernst Krenek Institut Privatstiftung commissions a composition to a participant of the composition classes of the impuls . Academy. After a three-week visit at the Institute in Krems and in-depth study of composer Ernst Krenek, a piece for chamber music ensemble is written. This new work is then to be premiered by Klangforum Wien, the third partner of this cooperation.