Text im Klang #6

Premieres of impuls composition commissions

18.10.2024, 20.00

KUG . Palais Meran . Florentinersaal, Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz

Katharina Roth New work for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, piano (2024, world premiere)

Daria Scia New work for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, piano (2024, world premiere)

Hristina Šušak New work for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, piano (2024, world premiere)

Lorenzo Troiani New work for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, piano (2024, world premiere)



Schallfeld Ensemble

Lorenzo Derinni violin

Francesca Piccioni viola

Myriam García Fidalgo violoncello

Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka double bass

Maria Flavia Cerrato piano



Claus Philipp Introduction to the work of Elfriede Jelinek

„Text im Klang" is already looking forward to its 6th edition this year. From the very beginning, the project has seen itself as a laboratory, where medial interlacings with a focal point on impulses are put into practice. In specific, literary texts as well as the active exchange between composer and author hereby provide the initial impulses for new compositions. The intention of the project hereby does not pursue a classical setting such as words to music, nor a simple translation of the words with voices, nor tonal representations of the texts – what is called for is rather texts functioning as movens with their, for example, rhythmic and syntactic qualities, in its tonal coloration, its timbre, in its atmospheric or thematic density, as semantic abutment, ... Hereby the experimental setup of „Text im Klang" has always been slightly modified throughout the years: in 2014 and 2016, texts by various Austrian authors served the composers in various pairings as a source of inspiration; in the performances, music and text were sometimes intertwined, the latter read by actors or the authors themselves, sometimes being integrated directly in the composition itself live or e.g. as an edited or processed recording. In 2018 in turn, the focus for all composers was put on one specific short text, in 2020, both text and music were created from scratch on a jointly developed theme and in 2022 Ferdinand Schmatz´s „das gehörte feuer. orphische skizzen“ was the starting point for the new compositions, which partly included fragments of the text both in acoustic and visual ways aside from other parts being read by the author.


Like in former years, with Schallfeld Ensemble also the musicians of course play an important role in the project, being included in the process from the very beginning and standing in close connection specially with the composers for the realization of their new works. Throughout the different editions Schallfeld Ensemble has hereby presented itself in various line-ups.


For 2024, Elfriede Jelinek agreed that any of her numerous texts could function as impuls and starting point for new musical works, which this time will be written for the very classical line-up of Schubert´s Forellenquintett. The world premieres will hereby come along with an introduction to Elfriede Jelinek by Claus Philipp, who also accompanied the project as an intermediary to the writer and her literary work as well as to her musical background and (social-)political role. Once more „Text im Klang“ offers a dramaturgically coherent program on October 18th, and concludes the following day with an open brunch, allowing reflections on the overall process of the project and an exchange with the audience on their impressions.

€ 18 | € 12* | € 7**

* 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


Note: We are pleased that the program will also be performed on October 22nd, 8 pm, at echoraum in Vienna.