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Annual Report

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    Annual Report 2019

    The ISCM – Austria organized a lot of interesting and innovative activities with important partners both in Vienna and whole Austria. Most of the activities where single concerts, but also whole festivals and symposiums.

    airborne extended was founded in 2013 and is a female quartet for contemporary music consisting of flute, recorder/Paetzold, harp and harpsichord, with electronics, objects and performance. Its unique instrumental combination offers the possibility of creating a wide range of new sounds and colors that in recent years has inspired several generations of composers from all over the world.

    Tina Žerdin, harp
    Sonja Leipold, harpsichord
    Elena Gabbrielli, flutes
    Caroline Mayrhofer, recorders

    Concert tour to Denmark and Sweden
    March 3-7, 2019: Masterclass and residency at the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus (DK) intensive work with (current and former) students of the composition department on their newly created pieces

    March 6, 2019: Panorama festival Aarhus in the Kammermusiksalen, Musikhuset Aarhus.
    Works by students of the composition classes of the Royal Academy of Music: Manuel Zwerger, WP by Aya Yoshida, Pawel Malinowski, Frederik Zeuthen, Monika Spyrka

    March 8, 2019: Masterclass at Gothenburg University
    March 8, 2019: Concert at the GEIGERfestival, Gothenburg, Theater "Atalante"
    Works by Matthias Kranebitter, Malin Bang, Alexander Kaiser, Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi, Alisa Kobzar, Arturo Fuentes and Esaias Järnegard

    Concert tour to Greece
    April 9, 2019: Masterclass for composers / composition students at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki
    April 10, 2019: Concert in the “Solon Michaelides” hall of the Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra
    Works by Hannes Kerschbaumer, Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi, Bruno Strobl, Panayotis Kokoras, WP by Dimitri Papageorgiou, Michalis Lapidakis, Panos Iliopoulos, Dana Probst

    Concert tour to Kalv / Sweden
    August 8, 2019: Kalv Festivalen, Sweden: Concert 1, Kalver Church. Works by Alexander Kaiser, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Matthias Kranebitter, Margareta Ferek-Petric, WP by Nikolai Worsaae, Malin Bang
    August 10, 2019: Kalv Festivalen: Concert 2, Kalv garage
    Works by Rebecca Saunders, Malin Bang, Onur Dulger, Manuel Zwerger, Salvatore Sciarrino, WP by Maurizio Azzan (for harp and electronics)

    Concert tour to Kiev / Ukraine
    August 25, 2019: Festival Bouquet Kiev Stage "Sound of the City"
    Works by Bernhard Lang, Ned McGowan, Marina Poleukhina, Manuela Kerer, WP by Maxim Kolomiiets, Anna Arkushyna

    Concert tour to Canada / Latvia
    October 18, 2019: Concert at the Vancouver New Music Festival "Artistic transformation"
    Works by Mattias Kranebitter, Aya Yoshida, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Alexander Kaiser, Dmitri Kourliandsky, Onur Dülge

    October 24, 2019: Concert at New Works Calgary
    New works by Canadian and Austrian composers
    Works by Mattias Kranebitter, Aya Yoshida, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Alexander Kaiser, Peter Hannan, Margareta Ferek-Petric, Manuela Kere

    October 29, 2019: Arena Contemporary Music Festival Riga
    Works by Margareta Ferek-Petric, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Ann Cleare, Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi, Roberta Lazuo Valenzuela, WP by Oskars Herlins

    April 16, 2019 | Alte Schmiede in Vienna
    A concert with works for clarinet instrument with / without electronics by Klaus Ager, Hannes Heher, Andor Losonczy, Enrique Raxach, Petra Stump-Linshalm and Ming Wang
    Performers: Petra Stump-Linshalm and Heinz-Peter Linshalm

    May 4. & 5., 2019 | Brick 5 in Vienna
    This year motto of aNOther festival was border-line. In a wide variety of performances borderline experiences in remote and isolated locations as well as the dramatic moments at Keleti train station during the flow of refugees in 2015. The program included also transformation and liminality, schemes of perception in relation to discontinuity of geometries and languages beyond nature and culture as well as connections between mental states, reflections and healing powers of herbs. Improvisations and compositions were moving in a state of tension between banality, archaism and expression and their sound realization.

    June 6, 2019 | echoraum
    Losing Control is project by media artists Philip Leitner and Dario Sanfilippo. The evening began with a discussion on the main principles of complex adaptive systems, their applications in artistic practice, which were compared with other artificial intelligence technologies used today. Two members of the Heinz von Foerster archive were also present and found the discussion stimulating. The evening continued with the performance of the piece Order from Noise - Homage to H. von Foerster by Dario Sanfilippo, who presented a work on solo improvisation using autonomous algorithms. Philip Leitner followed with Optimal Brain Damage # 8372, his human-machine interaction performance using electronics, resonance bodies (piano) and space as elements of an ecosystem. The final performance was a quartet with two humans operating as perturbations on two autonomous digital systems. The feedback from the audience was generally very positive.

    June 22, 2019 | Kongressbad in Vienna
    The association czirp czirp – sonic and experimental arts realized the CLUB RADIOKOJE on June 22, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Vienna Congress Bath. In cooperation with the IGNM – Austria and the MA44 Städtische Bäder Wien, the Kongressbad 2019 once again became an experimental field to the musical form, to liquefy it, to distort it, to transfer it to other aggregates and to receive stimulating and emancipating impulses for pulling out artists and the audience.
    A rich program included sound performances by Elisabeth Schimana, Hui Ye, Benjamin Tomasi and Magnetoceptia as well as a historical radio program (with a conversation) under the title #radioresistance about the history of the Kongressbad with the district historian Ferdinand Kovarik and the historian Maximilian Hartmuth (University of Vienna).

    September 13, 2019 | Steinergasse 8, 1170 Vienna
    In cooperation with God’s Entertainment and DREISECHSFUENF

    The program of this year's one-day festival was dense and heterogeneous. The concert contributions tried to cover a stylistically broad spectrum of musical forms of expression, from the visual extensions of the concert program to the performances and the parallel exhibition program with pictures, sculptures, video works and interactive installations. Right at the opening of the evening, Elisabeth Schimana’s world premiere Virus # 2.5 - a piece for 5 musicians assigned around the room. This was followed by a second world premiere, Ulla Rauter's Euphonia, a work in the best DIY style. Audiovisual constribution with the Black Page Orchestra were on the program in the second part of the evening. While in Mirela Ivicevic’s composition Dream Work, the visual level constituted the starting point of the artistic work - the composition was created in spring 2019 as a new live musical setting of the experimental film Dream Work (2001) by Peter Tscherkassky. Here the composition Wolfgang Mitterer's networds 14 # 2 from 2014 was visually reinterpreted by Patrik Lechner. The Black Page Orchestra program ended with the performance This Is Not Soap Opera? with God’s Entertainment. After the foam had settled a bit, spherical transcendental ambient sounds flooded through the hall, caused by the gripping duo Oliver Johnson (Dorian Concept) on the synthesizer and Pamelia Stickney on her theremin. Then it got louder again, crackling noise sounds, but also repeatedly surprising beats and rhythmic loops, Stefano D'Alessio elicited from his desk lamp, whose light he tracked with a webcam and with this input produced live electronic sounds in addition to the actual lamp sounds - another visual and sound highlight at a late hour. With Tomasz Vollmann’s performance Pointless Performance 3 – a grotesque audience confusion with lots of accessories, chaos and coincidence, the concert-performative part of the festival came to an end.

    /// AUGMENTED REALITY - Series # 1, Studio Dan & guests
    October 12, 2019 | Porgy & Bess in Vienna| In cooperation with Jeunesse

    The Augmented Reality - Series # 1 project is the first round of a multi-part experimental set-up to expand the ensemble's repertoire. For the first series, 10 world premieres were given, seven of them were curated by the ensemble, and the other three were chosen by the artistic team of musikprotokoll Graz. In a rigorously formal principle, the duration of each piece was extended by one minute (from one to ten minutes) and the cast was extended by one player (from solo to tentet). In addition, strictly in accordance with the principle, one piece was given to a male composer and the next one to a female composer, so that exact gender quotas prevailed in the total number of authors. The program consisted of works by Austrian and international composers: Arash Azadi (IR), Cynthia Zaven (LB), Clemens Wenger (AT), Oxana Omelchuk (BY / GE), Matthias Kranebitter (AT), Maja Osojnik (SLO / AT ), Christof Dienz (AT), Bushra el-Turk (LB / UK), Vincent Pongracz (AT) and Susanna Gartmayer (AT).

    November 11, 2019 | Reaktor in Vienna | In cooperation with Wien Modern
    November 24, 2019 | mumok in Vienna

    As part of the IGNM's project cooperation with the music schools of the City of Vienna and the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School Vienna, two concerts took place in 2019, both as part of the Wien Modern festival:
    • Monday, November 11, 2019 Junge Musik in the Reaktor Vienna
    • Sunday, November 24th, 2019 Matinee petite at mumok Vienna
    The concert in the Reactor was attended by 70 pupils who were supervised by more than 20 teachers. Cordula Bösze led the program of ten performances by the following composers: Tom Johnson, Michael Kinn, Christoph Herndler, Frederic Rzewski, Antun Tomislav Saban, Alexander Kaiser, Petra Stump-Linshalm, Heinz-Peter Linshalm, Yassen Vodenitcharov.
    On November 24th there was a small matinee in the Alfred Schmeller’s exhibition in mumok, where a composition was premiered by 14-year-old student Niklas Chroust. A workshop was held to accompany this concert, in which children were prepared for the concert experience and were able to work out a piece for this matinee that was immediately performed.

    IGNM Carinthia
    March 21, 2019 | Schloss Porcia in Spittal an der Drau

    Works by Eduard Demetz, Gabriel Melancioiu, Fernando Riederer, Oliver Weber, Bruno Strobl

    September 30, 2019 | Gemeindezentrum St. Ruprecht, Klagenfurt

    Works by the Composer in Residence from 2012 – 2019 (selection): Peter Jakober, Thomas Amann, Elisabeth Harnik, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Matthias Kranebitter

    at vernissages

    Works by Fredrik Schwenk, Bruno Strobl, Thomasz Skweres, Luciano Berio, Otto Wanke, Jean-Baptiste Marchand

    IGNM Upper Austria

    June 15, 2019 | Seitelschlag, Beretschlag / Ulrichsberg

    Landscape opera by Peter Ablinger. Short concerts were played at 4 stations during a hike through the beautiful upper Mühlviertelat, which together with the wind integrated into the concept brought exciting listening experiences.

    September 7, 2019 | Stift St. Florian, cellar
    In the framework of the ars electronica festival Linz

    An extensive program was played throughout the day in the basement of St. Florian Monastery in Linz.
    Part 1: Early Visions of Virtual Music: Halim El – Dabh: Wire Recorder Piece (1944) - Pierre Schaeffer: Quatre etudes de bruit (1948, 1971 revision) -Étude Violette, Étude aux Tourniquets, Étude aux Chemins de Fer, Étude Pathétique -İlhan Mimaroğlu: Agony (1965), - Anestis Logothetis: Colored noise (1962-64)
    Part 2: Music of the Spheres: Laurie Spiegel: from The Expanding Universe: Kepler's Harmony of the worlds 1977- Elisabeth Schimana: from star dust "Solar winds" 2009
    Part 3: The Additive Color Mixture and Others: John Chowning: Turenas: the realization of a dream 1972-Anestis Logothetis: Wellenformen EMS Stockholm 1981
    4th part: Particle music: Iannis Xenakis: Diamorphoses 1958-Barry Truax: Riverrun 1986
    Thomas Gorbach: Four Variations with ribbed sounds 2014
    Part 5: Ephemeral dynamically moving sound sculptures: Beatriz Ferreyra: Echos 1978, Elsa Justel: Cercles et Surfaces 2013-Rocio Cano Valiño: Astérion 2018, Daniel Mayer: Matters 2019
    Part 6: Virtual - Current - Acousmatic: Anton Iakhontov: Scothae 2004-8-Martina Claussen: Cri - Schwebungen II 2018-Thomas Gorbach: Shots & Curls 2018/19

    September 14, 2019 6:00 p.m. | Gallery Artemons, Hellmonsödt

    DYAS - Andrej Serkov and Yova Drenska - new music on the accordion

    December 3-5, 2019 | Anton Bruckner Private University Linz (ABPU)
    In the framework of the festival LEICHT über LINZ
    Cooperation with the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz

    The concerts of the Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgarter on the 3rd, 4th, 12th and the concert on December 5th were collaborations with the IGNM-O.Ö. / Linz. All concerts were very well attended, especially by students, which suggests that the path taken by the ABPU and the IGNM is promising. It is very nice to observe that works by many students were performed, in combination with "established" composers this resulted in a well-rounded program. The fantastic Stuttgart Vokalsolisten devoted themselves to the numerous world premieres. Many professors at the Institute for Composition, Conducting and Computer Music work together with IGNM-O.Ö. / Linz and they can look forward to LEICHT über LINZ 2020.

    December 5, 2019 | Anton Bruckner Private University Linz (ABPU)
    In the framework of the festival LEICHT über LINZ
    Cooperation with the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz

    Andrej Serkov (bayan), Judith Ramerstorfer (soprano) and Bertin Christlbauer (violoncello)interpreted 4 world premieres by Rudolf Jungwirth, Till Alexander Körber, Bernd Preinfalk and Michael Hazod.
    Moderation: Guntram Zauner

    IGNM Salzburg

    /// "SOUND SPACES X.O" (new concert format)
    August 10, 2019 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Start: Mozartplatz, Salzburg

    Open air actions in downtown Salzburg with two composers from Salzburg - Werner Radtschnig and Wolfgang Seierl

    /// Remembering for the future: IN MEMORIAM MARCO FEINGOLD
    November 17, 2019 15:00

    Concert project together with the Israeli community
    Moderation: Rector Prof. E. Gutjahr
    Compositions by composers Viktor Ullmann, Wolfgang Seierl, Klemens Vereno, Wolfgang Danzmayr, John Wang, Franz Richter-Herf, Norbert Sprave, Stefan David Hummel, Johannes Krall as well as Getraud Steinkogler-Wurzinger

    /// ZEIT aud ZEIT 2019
    December 2,09,16, 2019 | Bösendorfersaal of the Mozarteum University in Salzburg
    Alternative concert series on three December Mondays at 1 p.m.
    Works by Johannes Krall, Getraud Steinkogler-Wurzinger, Sebastiana Ierna, Katrin Klose and Stefan David Hummel, Werner Raditschnig, Hartmut Schmidt

    IGNM Styria
    June 4, 2019 8:00 p.m. | Kultum [in the Cubus], Graz
    Cooperation of the IGNM Steiermark with the Ensemble Schallfeld and the cultural center at the Minoriten Graz

    This concert # 1 was conceived as a "mediation concert". The concert brought to the stage in Vienna by Ensemble Schallfeld, also explicitly presented in Vienna as a cooperation with the IGNM Styria.
    Works by Andres G. Martinez, Davide Gagliardi, Agostino Di Scipio, Luc Döbereiner, Lula Romero and Daniela Fantechi were performed by Schallfeld Ensemble.
    The approaches of the various composers share an understanding of technology that does not aim at the virtuoso realization of already existing ideas, but understands technology as a possibility to create exploratory dynamic links between people, machines, spaces and things. The title of this project is a formulation by the composer Agostino Di Scipio, who shaped a system-theoretical view of live electronic music. Di Scipio describes an approach according to which the interactions between components of a system, which can be instruments, microphones or sound processing, always take place in the medium of sound itself.

    June 12, 2019 | echoraum, Vienna

    Works by Liza Lim, Maurizio Azzan, Andrés Gutiérrez Martínez, Luc Döbereiner and Davide Gagliardi were performed by Schallfeld Ensemble.

    /// O, I SEE
    November 29, 2019 20:00 | Theater am Lend, Graz
    Cooperation with the Ensemble Schallfeld and the Theater am Lend, Graz

    This concert evening turned out to be a special experience for everyone present.
    Works by Carola Bauckholt, Nick Morrish, Giuliano Bracci and Hannes Kerschbaumer were performed on the evening of the concert.
    During the break a stimulating and informative conversation took place between Elfriede Reissig, Lorenzo Derinni (I), Nick Morrish Rarity (GB) and Giuliano Bracci (I) in the foyer of the Theater am Lend Graz.
    The audience clearly enjoyed this evening. The performance and program were also very well received by the media.



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