impuls@< rotor >

27.5.2023, 14.00-17.00

< rotor >, Volksgartenstrasse 6a, 8020 Graz

With its MinuteConcerts, impuls has been a regular guest at < rotor > for many years, presenting small gems of contemporary music literature. impuls@< rotor > takes up this idea and will again establish lines of connection between visual art and contemporary music at three current exhibitions in 2023. Hereby fantastic musicians of the younger generation are presented aside from conventional concert stages.

Within the finissage of the exhibition:

Beings & Creatures. Chapter 4: Beyond the Tangible



Sophia Goidinger-Koch violin



Matthias Pintscher Study III for Treatise on the Veil, for solo violin (2007)

Salvatore Sciarrino from 6 Capricci: Caprice No. 2, for solo violin (1976)

Pauline Oliveros from the Anthology of Text Scores (2013): Pauline's Solo


Sophia Goidinger-Koch (1987) lives in Vienna and works as a freelance musician in contemporary and improvised music. Ms. Goidinger-Koch is violinist and violist  of Studio Dan. She is also cofounder of  strings&noise (with Maiken Beer) and Hedda (with Klaus Haidl). She is a frequent guest with many other ensembles and orchestras including Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Schallfeld and Ensemble Phace. She has had the opportunity to work with musicians and composers including Vinko Globokar, Michel Doneda, Elliott Sharp, Gunter Schneider, Burkhard Stangl, Renald Deppe, Frank Gratkowski, Clemens Wenger, Maja Osojnik, and Daniel Riegler; and she has attended masterclasses and workshops with Christian Wolff, Pierluigi Billone, Francesco Filidei, Georg Friedrich Haas, Ernst Kovacic as well as with Klangforum Wien.

Ms. Goidinger-Koch has played numerous concerts in Austria and abroad. Highlights have included the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Vienna Musikverein, Porgy&Bess, Wiener Festwochen, Salzburger Festspiele, Kampnagel Hamburg, Zappanale Bad Doberan, and EXPO Mailand (2015).

She studied violin and viola at the Mozarteum Innsbruck with Christos Kanettis, at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Univ.-Prof. Thomas Fheodoroff. 2015 she graduated with honors from "Performance Practice in Contemporary Music" with Klangforum Vienna at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.



Beings & Creatures. Chapter 4: Beyond the Tangible

Participating artists:
Vero Córdoba & Marina Stiegler | Otto Oscar Hernández Ruiz | Nina Markart | Adéọlá Ọlágúnjú | Mariel R. Rodríguez | Ádám Ulbert | Arnold Reinisch | Susanne Wenger | Dardan Zhegrova

This exhibition concludes the four-part series "Beings & Creatures". It started in March 2022 with endangered species "On Damaged Earth", among others. Chapter 4 is dedicated to the sphere of the intangible, the transcendental and the spiritual.
The works of the participating artists trace the forces that influence the course of the world, situate deities of past times in the present, reproduce mythological figures, lend ritual practices a contemporary face or expose figures in free-flowing forms.

Exhibition period: 11.3.–27.5.2023
Opening hours: Mo–Fr, 10.00–18.00 (Wednesday until 22.00) | Sa, 12.00–16.00 | closed on Sundays and holidays