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ISCM Sections' Reports 2005/2006:

ISCM's Austrian section: "IGNM Oesterreich" 

The Austrian section -IGNM - Oesterreich- - 1922 born from the composers own initiative, from innovation, from breaks with tradition, from the interplay between new musical trends and feedbacks with audiences, had during the first approximately forty years to deal with isolation, scepticism from the medias, the concert going public, the many barriers to its proper performance.

With the enormous effort from all the members and supporters, the position turned out to be better from year to year, allowing in particular throughout the last three decades the realisation of many new important and successful projects. 

In the period reviewed in this report, the section continued the activities developed in recent years. Besides the well established and since many years' popular concert series in Vienna and other cities, a number of special events and participations had been scheduled: All of them in the spirit of honouring these active members of the Austrian IGNM, who have enriched throughout the more than eight hard decades the world of music with many praised New Music works, all of them as well of celebrating ISCM as the today's major global music- cultural Society:

The 2006 status: 
Beside of the Viennese Headquarter-Section there are sections, chapters and attached groups of composers in all but one regional states of the nation. 

74th General Assembly, May 2006:

Some changes within the board: Honorary President: Prof. Friedrich Cerha; President: Maria Skodak, Vice-Presidents: Prof. Dr. Erwin Ortner and Stefan David Hummel; Secretarys: Prof. Hartmut Krones and Mag.Wolfgang Suppan, Treasurers: Thomas Heinisch and Monika Fuchs; Members: Wolfgang Danzmayr, Katharina Klement, Joachim Lieben; Representatives from the national chapters: Alfred Peschek, Bruno Strobl, Guenther Zechberger; Counselors: Dr.Gertraud Cerha, Prof. Lothar Knessl, Prof. Dr.Hans Landesmann;
Organization and Vienna Office: Monika Fuchs, Joachim Lieben; 

This board still chooses the yearly program and the works to be performed as premières. 
Principle: No account is taken of cultural policy or personal considerations.

2006: Again many new ideas, again many important efforts. 

During the period since the last ISCM-General assembly (2005 April, Zagreb) the number of members, concerts and events still increased. Cooperations with the Festivals of Bregenz, Linz, Vienna and Bolzano -wien modern-, the already eight State and Private Music-Universities, the Conservatories, Music-Schools and Radio-Stations, the local Sections of Jeunesses Musicales and of other musical institutions continue and increase as well. The wave of composers, students and musicians coming from countries from all over the world has brought many excellent performers and composers, residing in Austria for a while, a year or for ever. One of the main tasks of the Austrian section: To gather these people interested in the changing world of New Music, to promote discussions, to offer a creative exchange within the different styles of our day's music culture. The result of this task turns out to be more successful from year to year.

The Austrian Section represents today already more than three hundred seventy Austrian native and resident members from other countries. Since April 2005 about 160 concerts with all in all 122 First Performances had been organized.

These 83rd and 84th years of the Austrian IGNM offered and offers 2005 and 2006 again an occasion for a number of festivals and special events:

Without going into any analyses trying to formulate the existence of trends or aesthetic standpoints in the Austrian musical landscape, the following aspects will give an idea about the activities of the Austrian Section.

Some Highlights of the 2005/2006 Activities:

May 2005 to June 2006, Vienna, 
Seven concerts of -ensemble reconsil Vienna-, the specialized group of musicians interpreting new works of national and international composers only, for the most part as premieres, at the Vienna Stadtinitiative and at the Vienna Schoenberg-Center; 

May 2005 to June 2006, Vienna: Another series: -ElectronicProtocol-; 
Designed for young composers with no limits with regards to style or performance;

May 2005 to June 2006, Linz,
-Begegnungen- -Eight Events at the -Bergtheater-; 
featuring works of the local Upper-Austrian composers, 
among them twelve premieres; 
-neues Ensemble Linz- and -Bruckner-Orchester-: 
Six Performances at the -Bergtheater- and -Brucknerhaus-;

May 2005 to December 2006, Vienna.
Twelve Sunday-Evenings: -Newest Music in Vienna oldest Church- (1073); 

October 2005 to June 2006, Vienna,
Ten performances "Klangprojektionen" - 'Projections of Sounds'
at the Vienna Music-University; featuring works of students and their teachers;

November 2005, Villach and Spittal (Carinthia):
-AKZENTE-: Four Concerts: -Ensemble Kreativ-, -MusikFabrikSued-, -neues ensemble linz-;
Composers from Carinthia and the neighbour-countries around: Italy, Slovenia, Croatia;
Twelve Concerts at Art-Galleries;

November 18 to 20, 2005:
Main-Event 2005 of Austrians IGNM:
Performance-Highlight of new musics, sponsered by Siemens-Foundation, Austrian Government, Country and City of Salzburg, Austrian and Bavarian Television and Radio stations, the performing rights society and its sub-organisation ske, the Salzburg tourist-board, numerous other donators: 
3 orchestras, 8 chamber-groups, 12 concerts, 4 workshops, an -electronic-bar-, Round Tables, 32 composers with their 32 premieres from Austria and the neighbour-countries, several -Mozarteum-Students-Specials-, exhibitions and more and more. 
The audiences had occasion to approach contemporary music newest proposals and aspects:
Performances of contemporary works from resident- and international composers;

April 2006, Linz:
-musica incognita- - a festival of the unknown in the arts: recitals and ensemble concerts;

June 8 to 10, 2006: Hall/Tyrol,
-Hallakustika-: A Network-Project within the City of Hall,
in collaboration with the Vienna Musik-University
(Department of electro-acoustic music ELAK
and the University of Edinburgh, Dr.Martin Parker);

July 2006 to December 2006, Vienna,
-Experience and Adventure- - New Edition:
Concerts, workshops, multimedia performances, electronics, sound-tracks; 
Avantgarde, World Music, orchestras, ensembles, crossovers;

August 13 to 19, 2006, Southern Tyrol, Carinthia, Styria, Slovenia, Croatia: 
-Downstream the river Drau/Drava- 
from the source at Dobiacco until the Mouth to the Save-River in Croatia;
Concerts and events along the river-banks, composers and local works from the 5 Countries;

October 2006, Vienna, 
-The Two- Nights-Project of New Musics-,
An eight-hours event staged in the halls of Vienna's Konzerthaus, 
new Orchestra- and Chamber orchestra works;

November 2006, Salzburg,
-The 3rd Night of the Salzburg Composers-,
An eight hours performance, featuring the works of twenty two composers, 
among them 15 premières, performed by oenm- Austrian Ensemble of New Music, 
-Stadler-Quartet- and a number of famous soloists;

November 2006, Carinthia (Klagenfurt, Villach and Spittal):
The biennial regional Four Days-Festival: -EXPAN - open borders-:
-neues ensemble linz-, -Ensemble Kreativ-, -MusikFabrikSüd- ;
Works from fifteen young composers, born or living in and around the southern regions 
of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy;

2005/2006: IGNM- CDs and DVD:
Production of 5 CDs and a special DVD in Cooperation with ORF, 
the Austrian State-Radio-System:
Series -un-erhoert-: 
Composers from Tyrol; from Salzburg, from Carinthia, from Upper-Austria;
-Electronics from Vienna-;
DVD: -Performances at the Universities of Music and Arts-

Subsidies and Sponsors 2005/2006:

The primary source of subsidies for all of these events is still the Federal Department for Culture, other important donations come from the provincial governments, the Cities of Vienna, Hall/Tyrol, Innsbruck, Linz, Klagenfurt, Villach, Salzburg, Spittal/Drau and Dobbiacco, additional financial support from the performing rights society and its sub-organisations ske, Oestig, OEGFM, the Austrian Alban Berg- Foundation, the Ernst von Siemens-Foundation, the Austrian and Neighbour- Radio-Stations, the Music-Universities Vienna, Linz and Salzburg, the -Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft-, the Vienna -Musikverein-, the -Mozarteum Salzburg-, the -Mozart2005-funds-, from local banks and tourist organisations, from insurance companies and private sponsors.

However, all these donations do not cover all the costs of these events, but our Section manages to get through, although some ongoing 2006 - projects had to be downsized and can not start according to plan - instead of 45 only 28 concerts touched the stages until this June 2006, others to follow not before september. 

Orchestras, Ensembles, Groups 2005/2006:

Mozarteum-Orchester, Wiener Concert-Verein, -die reihe-, -Klangforum Wien- OENM- (Salzburg), -IEM-Group- (Graz), Tiroler Ensemble für neue Musik, -Aspekte- (Salzburg), -ensemble reconsil Vienna-, NewTonEnsemble (Vienna), -neues ensemble linz-, -ELAK Wien-, studio percussion (Graz), RSO-Radio- Symphony-Orchestra Vienna, Choir and Orchestra of the Musikum Salzburg, Cordula Bösze / Klaus Hollinetz, Almer Alphorn-Blaeser, -Carmen and Wozzeck-, Duet Ancuza-Aprodu (Paris), Duo Brence - Panhofer (Linz), Duo :not:a:bene: (Salzburg), Ensemble Cellissimo (Salzburg), -4 Saxess- (Vienna), Ensemble EMPIEM (Ljubjana), Ensemble Kaernfusion (Villach), Ensemble KREATIV (Carinthia), -Ensemble West-Ost, Ensemble Pierrot Lunaire, Ensemble Tiefes Blech (Innsbruck), Julean Simon/Seppo Gründler-Duo, Kammerorchester der Rudolf Steiner-Schule Salzburg, Mosz-art baend (Salzburg), -MusikFabrikSued-, R.Sound_Ensemble (Maribor), -Studio Avant-, Stadler-Quartett, Vokal-Ensemble Eibensteiner (Salzburg), -zeitkratzer- (Berlin), several electronic-groups:.

2005: Performed Works and First Performances from 162 in Austria born or resident Composers:

Kyoko Abe, Peter Ablinger, Klaus Ager, Michael Amann, Andreas Aigmueller, Thomas Amann, Alban Berg, Peter Androsch, Guenther Albrecht, Rainer Bischof, Florian Bogner, Francis Burt, Friedrich Cerha, Angelica Castello, Christoph Cech, Se-Lien Chuang, Fridolin Dallinger, Wolfgang Danzmayr, Eduard Demetz, Helmut Decker, Bernd R.Deutsch, Klaus Dorfegger, Monika Drucker, Helmut Eder, Erich Eder de Lastra, Engelbert Ecker, Michael Edwards, Moritz Eggert, Peter Engl, Michael Enzenhofer, Karlheinz Essl, Reinhard Febel, Roland Freisitzer, Reinhard Fuchs, Beat Furrer, Paul Walter Fuerst, Clemens Gadenstaetter, Bernhard Gal, Bernhard Gander, Florian Gessler, Herbert Grassl, Florian Gruber, Seppo Gruendler, Georg F.Haas, Arnold Haberl, Peter M.Hamel, Josef M.Hauer, Michael Hazod, Hannes Heher, Thomas Heinisch, Christoph Herndler, Rudolf Hinterdorfer, Hartwig H.Hochmair, Norbert Hoffmann, Klaus Hollinetz, Robert Hoeldrich, Adriana Hoelszky, Josef M.Horvath, Kurt Anton Hueber, Stefan David Hummel, David Johnston, Helge Jung, Joachim Jung, Rudolf Jungwirth, Guenter Kahowez, Dieter Kaufmann, Fritz Keil, Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin, Johannes Kern, Richard Kittler, Fritz H.Klein, Katharina Klement, Anders Koppel, Johannes Kotschy, Dieter Kovacic, Johannes Krall, Ernst Krenek, Johannes Kretz, Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter, Ernst Kubitschek, Stefan Kuehne, Gerd Kuehr, Sylvie Lacroix, Bernhard Lang, Klaus Lang, Ernst Ludwig Leitner, Martin Lichtfuss, Wolfgang Liebhart, Igor Lintz-Maues, Andor Losonczy, Hossam Mahmoud, Jutta Mairer, Alfred Maultasch, Peter Mechtler, Wolfgang Mitterer, Alexander Muellenbach, Bertl Muetter, Christian Muthspiel, Olga Neuwirth, Ludwig Nussbichler, Urban Oestlund, Wladimir Pantchev, Alfred Peschek, Werner Pirchner, Simeon Pironkoff jr., Anton Prestele, Johannes Prischl, Gerald Resch, Werner Raditschnig, Hannes Raffaseder, Hermann Regner, Peter Revers, Klaus Johns, Marcel Reuter, Wolfgang Rieger, Sigrid Riegebauer, Helmut Rogl, Billy Roisz, Martin Romberg, Wolfgang Roscher, Andre Ruschkowski, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong, Henrik Sande, Anselm Schaufler, Wilfried Satke, Adolf Scherbaum, Elisabeth Schimana, Thomas D. Schlee, Helmut Schmidinger, Hartmut Schmidt, Arnold Schoenberg, Gerhard Schwaerzler, Kurt Schwertsik, Wolfgang Seierl, Alexander Stankovski, Johannes M.Staud, Norbert Sterk, Bruno Strobl, Balduin Sulzer, Tomas Svete, German Toro-Perez, Laurence Traiger, Viktor Ullmann, Erich Urbanner, Christian Utz, Klemens Vereno, Michael Wahlmueller, Ming Wang, Wolfram Wagner, Alexander Wagendristel, Anton von Webern, Andreas Weixler, Egon Wellesz, Roman Weyand, Gerhard Winkler, Manon-Liu Winter, Heimo Wisser, Gerhard Wimberger, Guenther Zechberger, Alexander Zimmermann.





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