Klangspuren Schwaz 2014

2013 marks a special anniversary for the KLANGSPUREN International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA): it is the tenth edition of KLANGSPUREN International Ensemble Modern Academy, which has since its inception in 2004 developed into one of the most relevant and most successful projects of the Tyrolean festival for new music. The high standards of the Academy are vouched for by prominent figures who have each left their mark during their terms as Composer in Residence: György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, Steve Reich, Benedict Mason, Michael Gielen, Wolfgang Rihm, Martin Matalon, Johannes Maria Staud, Heinz Holliger, George Benjamin, Unsuk Chin and - last year - Hans Zender. In 2014, in accordance with the main theme of the festival – music from the Nordic countries and from Austria – the masterful Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen and the outstanding Austrian composer and performer Wolfgang Mitterer act as Composers in Residence. In collaboration with the instructors of the Ensemble Modern and the conductor Brad Lubman they will rehearse a selection of remarkable contemporary compositions.

The call for applications is aimed at young musicians who are close to finishing up their studies and are interested in taking on the special challenges of twentieth and twenty-first century music.

Here you can find more information!