Text im Klang #5

Premieres of impuls composition commissions & Reading

5.11.2022, 20.00

Priesterseminar .  Barocksaal, Bürgergasse 2, 8010 Graz

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)

Ferdinand Schmatz text & reading: das gehörte feuer. orphische skizzen (2016)

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)



Ferdinand Schmatz text & reading



Schallfeld Ensemble

Szilárd Benes clarinet, bass clarinet

Mirko Jevtović accordion

Manuel Alcaraz Clemente percussion

Myriam García Fidalgo cello

Davide Gagliardi electronics

„Text im Klang" is already looking forward to its 5th edition this year. From the very beginning, the project has seen itself as a laboratory, where medial interlacings with a focal point on impulses are put into practice. In specific, literary texts as well as the active exchange between composer and author hereby provide the initial impulses for new compositions. The intention of the project hereby does not pursue a classical setting such as words to music, nor a simple translation of the words with voices, nor tonal representations of the texts – what is called for is rather texts functioning as movens with their, for example, rhythmic and syntactic qualities, in its tonal coloration, its timbre, in its atmospheric or thematic density, as semantic abutment, ...

The experimental setup of „Text im Klang" has always been slightly modified throughout the years: in 2014 and 2016, texts by various Austrian authors served the composers in various pairings as a source of inspiration; in the performances, music and text were sometimes intertwined, the latter read by actors or the authors themselves, sometimes being integrated directly in the composition itself live or f.e. as an edited or processed recording. In 2018 in turn, the focus for all composers was put on one specific short text, and in 2020, both text and music were created from scratch on a jointly developed theme.

Like in former years, with Ensemble Schallfeld also the musicians of course play an important role in the project, being included in the process from the very beginning and standing in close connection specially with the composers for the realisation of their new works. Throughout the different editions Ensemble Schallfeld has hereby presented itself in various line-ups.

For 2022, impuls has been able to interest Ferdinand Schmatz for the project, whose „das gehörte feuer. orphische skizzen“ (published in 2016) offers an ideal starting point for four new compositions commissioned by impuls not only thematically and in terms of sound language. The world premieres and the reading will again be presented in a dramaturgically developed evening on November 5th, which will conclude the following day with an open brunch, including reflections on the overall process of the project and an exchange with the audience on their impressions.

€ 16 | € 11* | € 6**

* Pupils, students, conscripts/civil servants and unemployed persons with valid identity card

** Music students with valid ID at the box office and children up to 10 years of age

*** Free admission for Hunger auf Kunst & Kultur at the box office from 15 minutes before the start of the concert.

Ticket reservation: office@impuls.cc


Ensemble Schallfeld as Ensemble in Residency at impuls is performing with co-funding by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union within the Ulysses Network.



Detailed Program