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February 10th, 2017


Helmut List Halle

Waagner-Biro-Straße 98a

8020 Graz




February 10th, 2017


Helmut List Halle

Waagner-Biro-Straße 98a

8020 Graz

Composers´ Talk


Adam McCartney | Carolyn Chen | Michalis Paraskakis | Diana Soh | Lorenzo Troiani

Enno Poppe moderation




impuls Opening Concert


Klangforum Wien | Enno Poppe conductor


Michalis Paraskakis: kama, 2016, impuls commission, world premiere

Adam McCartney: A way after remains and reflections, 2016, impuls commission, world premiere

Lorenzo Troiani: We are destroyed, 2016, impuls commission, world premiere

- intermission -

Carolyn Chen: We were dead and we could breathe, 2016, impuls commission, world premiere

Diana Soh: iota, 2016, impuls commission, world premiere


Vera Fischer flutes

Thomas Frey flutes

Olivier Vivarès clarinets

Arnold Plankensteiner clarinets

Markus Deuter oboe, heckelphone

Lorelei Dowling bassoon, contraforte

Gerald Preinfalk saxophone, tubax

Christoph Walder horn

Anders Nyqvist trumpet

Andreas Eberle trombone

Björn Wilker percussion

Lukas Schiske percussion

Krassimir Sterev accordion

Aurelie Saraf harp

Florian Müller piano

Fani Vovoni violin

Sophie Schafleitner violin

Dimitrios Polisoidis viola

Andreas Lindenbaum cello

Alexander Gabrys double bass


impuls promotes and supports young composers not only at its Academy, but also through the international impuls Composition Competition. Every second year impuls opens a call for its competition, commissions new works for ensemble from the composers selected and invites them to work with Klangforum Wien, one of the world´s leading ensembles, intensively at the impuls Composition Workshop. Tonight five of these newly written works will be premiered at the Opening Concert of the impuls Festival 2017 and of course all five composers will be present at this special event.

Anyone interested to find out more about the composers and their works has several chances to meet up with them beyond the concert itself: Already on February 8th a rehearsal will be opened up at the Proberaum of Klangforum Wien followed by a discussion of composers, conductor and also some of the interpreters (moderation: Philip Röggla, mica) and just before tonight´s concert you will get the chance to meet up with the composers for a half hour composers´ talk (moderation: Enno Poppe). And whoever takes an  interest in a more in depth analysis of the works is welcome to join again a presentation and discussion with the composers on 11.2.


Detailed information on the composers and their works you can find here


Thanks to AVL Cultural Foundation for the kind support of the composition commissions.


18.00: free admission | in English

19.30: admission: € 15.- / € 10.- (reduced)

€ 5.- (music students with identity-card at the box-office)