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impuls . 8th Festival for Contemporary Music



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Already for the 8th time, the impuls Festival will offer a rich and versatile daily music and discourse program. Contemporary music, presented in diverse formats (such as MinuteConcerts, staged and installative concerts, or Late Nights beyond traditional settings) will hereby be brought to various venues throughout the City of Graz – from small informal ones, such as kunst.wirt.schaft, to diverse venues at KUG, Forum Stadtpark, esc medien kunst labor, and traditional concert halls, such as MUMUTH or Helmut List Halle.


In summer 2023 impuls once more welcomes internationally renowned top formations (amongst others Klangforum Wien, Quatuor Diotima, Cantando Admont) and furthermore Ensembles in Residence (hand werk, Decoder, a.o.), tutoring, rehearsing, producing and performing on spot. Besides, further young and rising ensembles (amongst others NEKO3, Ex-Sentia, a.o.), several of their sub-formations as well as individual musicians and artists, will offer an intense inside view in the richness and diversity of contemporary music presenting works composed in the 20th and 21st century, amongst them numerous world and Austrian premieres, and many of them produced specifically for and during impuls.


On top, lectures, discussions, composers´ talks and other music communication programs enhance the impuls Festival program and the Academy alike. This way new music, be it classical modern or most current one, can be experienced firsthand both in theory and practice, discourse and sound.

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