28.7.2023, 20.00

hand werk

MUMUTH . György-Ligeti-Saal, Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz

hand werk

Daniel Agi flute
Heni Hyunjung Kim clarinet
Jae A Shin violin
Niklas Seidl cello



Natacha Diels 2.5 nightmares for Jessie, for cello, 2 assistants (2015)
Simon Steen-Andersen Asthma, for bellows, clarinet, cello, speaker (2017)
Hugo Bell The Emptiness That Is Also Not Emptiness, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello (2021, world premiere)
Love Carbin Lys, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello (2023, world premiere)
Lisa Streich ASCHE, for clarinet, cello (2012)
Francesco Filidei I Funerali dell’Anarchico Serantini, for 3 performers (2006)

After its appearance in the brand new In-Situ/Graz production, commissioned by impuls for this year´s impuls Festival (24.-26.7. at Forum Stadtpark), hand werk is back with premiering two more brand new pieces by impuls Academy participants, selected through a Call and worked on in person with the composers in Graz.

At this year´s impuls Academy, the Cologne based ensemble is hereby invited as Young Ulysses Ensemble in Residence, engaging also in tutoring, exchange and presenting itself with its specific ensemble profil, championing new works at a high artistic level and augmenting the general instrumentation by everyday objects, self-made or electronic, performance elements and other means coming along with interdisciplinary projects as well as music theatre productions.


hand werk, ensemble for contemporary music, was founded in 2011 and has since been championing new works at a high artistic level, with a focus on the “sustainability” and “reusability” of the works they commission. They dedicate themselves to working on, refining, and keeping alive new compositions which are otherwise often played once and then forgotten in our fast-paced society. “handwerk” means craft, and the ensemble places their craft, as well as care for the composition and quality of the interpretation in the foreground of their work. In this way, ensemble hand werk serves the long-term maintenance of contemporary music. The Pierrot plus percussion instrumentation of the ensemble is often augmented by everyday objects, self-made or electronic, enabling the six musicians to perform a wide range of compositions, from the standard contemporary repertoire to new creations, experimental interdisciplinary projects, and music theatre.

hand werk has been heard at renowned festivals such as the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, the Festspiel Bayreuth, Ultraschall Berlin, the Ruhrtriennale, NOW! Festival, the Münchener Biennale, Acht Brücken in Cologne, Muzički Biennale Zagreb, Crossroads Salzburg, dem Transart Festival Bolzano, China Shanghai International Arts Festival and Warsaw Autumn and has recorded several CDs and been featured on numerous radio broadcasts: Timothy McCormack: Apparatus / Myunghoon Park: Seeds (Wittener Tage Für Neue Kammermusik, Kulturforum Witten 2012), kurzwelle (ON – Neue Musik Köln, 2017) und Lisa Streich: Pietà (Wergo, 2018). Their performances have taken the ensemble to the US, Australia, Israel, and many cities in Asia and Europe.
Since its inception, hand werk has been working intensively on developing new concert experiences, such as their home concert series in Cologne: hwXXc_.

€ 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


co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union within the Ulysses Network