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mica – music austria

Stiftgasse 29

1070 Wien


Composition – Interpretation


What the extraordinary of contemporary music is? For example the possibility of asking the composers now and then about their works and their ideas concerning interpretation. While the fields of fixation and realisation of a musical work seem to be clearly separated between the two professions, both sides can benefit from a direct interaction.





Wojtek Blecharz (*1981, Poland), composer

Ashley Fure (*1982, USA), composer

Raffaele Grimaldi (*1980, Italy), composer

Marco Momi (*1978, Italy), composer

Davor Branimir Vincze (*1983, Croatia), composer

Andreas Lindenbaum – cello, Klangforum Wien

Doris Weberberger: moderation


Discussion in english

Admission free


On the one hand, composers have been inspired for centuries by musicians to create new ways of form and structure, on the other hand the thoughts of composers can become more clearly for the interpreters in a direct discussion. What synergies, but also which problems result in the exchange between composers and performers, are the topics composer and conductor Enno Poppe and Andreas Lindenbaum, cellist of the Klangforum Wien, will discuss with Wojtek Blecharz, Ashley Fure, Marco Momi and Davor Branimir Vincze, who were selected for the international composition competition and subsequently assigned with the impuls composition commissions, as well as composer Raffaele Grimaldi. The discussion round will take place on February 11th, 2015, in the premises of mica - music austria and is part of the impuls composition workshop (February 6th-12th, 2015). The impuls composition workshop will be concluded with the premieres of the newly created compositions and an additional work by Raffaele Grimaldi on February 13th, 2015, in the Helmut List Hall in Graz, as the opening of the impuls Academy and impuls Festival.

impuls supports young composers not only within the impuls academy but also by means of the impuls composition competition. Every second year impuls awards up to 6 composition commissions for ensemble to composers who are nominated through the impuls composition competition. These composers are then invited to the impuls composition workshops in Vienna and Graz where their new works are collectively and intensively worked on, discussed and finally rehearsed for approximately one week by star ensembles such as the Klangforum Wien. In addition to that the composers are invited to the premieres of their new compositions at the impuls festival and the impuls academy in Graz.

The Klangforum Wien represents the artistic idea to give back to art what it has lost during the 20th century: A place in the present and in the midst of the community for which it was composed and by whom it wants to be heard. The profile of the Klangforum Wien has strongly been influenced by deep artistic friendships in the same way as it has sustained and formed the work of artists as well. Throughout the last years, individual members and the ensemble as a whole made an effort to pass on ways of musical expression and playing techniques to a new generation of musicians and composers. Since 2009 the Klangforum Wien ows a teaching assignment at the University of Performing Arts Graz.


impuls in cooperation with mica – music austria and Klangforum Wien