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February 12th, 2019


KUG . Florentinersaal

Leonhardstraße 15

8010 Graz

Surviving as a composer?

Doris Weberberger (mica - music austria) in conversation with composer, ensemble and festival director Matthias Kranebitter.


Working as a composer not only takes place behind closed doors, but also requires a high degree of self-organization and networking in order to bring one's own pieces to performance. How do composers approach organisers and how important are (informal) networks? Doris Weberberger (mica - music austria) talks to Matthias Kranebitter, who is not only a composer himself, but also the founder and director of the Ensemble Black Page Orchestra and the Unsafe + Sounds festival. He also held the IGNM presidency (Austrian sectioin of the ISCM) in 2018. With his diverse functions and experience, he provides practical and helpful information.


free admission | in English

impuls in cooperation with mica - music austria




February 12th, 2019




Lichtenfelsgasse 14

8010 Graz

CinemaScope Music

New Compositions for Peter Tscherkassky´s CinemaScope Trilogie


Ensemble Nikel

Yaron Deutsch electric guitar

Patrick Stadler saxophones

Brian Archinal percussion

Antoine Françoise piano


Alfred Reiter sound

Aaron Holloway Nahum technical director


Peter Tscherkassky CinemaScope Trilogie

L´Arrivée, 1998

Outer Space, 1999

Dream Work, 2001


Simon Løffler Dream Work, 2018, Austrian premiere

Joan Gómez Alemany L´Arrivée, 2018, world premiere

Clara Iannotta Outer Space, 2018, Austrian premiere

Mirela Ivičević Dream Work, 2018, impuls commission, world premiere

Yoav Levy L´Arrivée, 2018, world premiere

Julien Malaussena Outer Space, 2018, impuls commission, world premiere *



Evening program


This multistage project was initiated by impuls within the frame of the EU-Ulysses-Network involving several partners and enjoying invitations already beyond this circle. The young, but internationally emerging composers Mirela Ivičević and Julien Malaussena (impuls), Javier Elipe Gimeno and Ariadna Alsina (IRCAM), Boris Bezemer and Mikołaj Laskowski (Gaudeamus) as well as Clara Iannotta and Simon Løffler (IMD) are commissioned by impuls and its partners to write new compositions for experimental films of Austrian filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky – in specific for his internationally praised CinemaScope Trilogie, for which he also received multiple awards.

After a kick-off meeting for all artistis involved in this project in Graz back in 2017, which included also a symposion on film and music, meetings with Yaron Deutsch of Ensemble Nikel as representative of the future interpreters, and coaching by Wolfgang Mitterer and Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, impuls is now heading towards the realization of its own commissions, the premiere of further compositions contributed by participants of the impuls Academy 2017 as well as two more compositions, which were premiered already at an Ulysses-partner institution before.

All composers involved will be present at impuls, and also meet for a discussion of the project on February 13th, 10 am.


* Julien Malaussena´s piece includes (bar 240-253) the audio diffusion of an excerpt of the book by Simone de Beauvoir Le deuxième sexe, tome II - l’expérience vécue ©Editions Gallimard.


admission: € 16.- / € 11.- (reduced)

€ 6.- (music students with identity-card at the box-office)

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union