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


In accordance with the main theme of the festival 2016 – Young Stars. Comic. Cartoon. Graffiti. – the masterful German composer and conductor Enno Poppe will rehearse in collaboration with the tutors of Ensemble Modern a selection of remarkable contemporary compositions. These works will be performed at different festival concerts: KLANGSPUREN FESTIVAL opening concert on September 8, ACADEMY IN CONCERT on September 10 and on September 4 RENT A MUSICIAN – an exceptional event of short concerts in private living rooms and selected institutions.



All applicants must apply through the KLANGSPUREN International Ensemble Modern Academy online system by May 30, 2016: www.klangspuren.at/internationaleensemble-modernakademie/online-application-system/



- Complete application form

- Detailed CV with photo

- Short Bio with 500 characters

- List of contemporary music works already performed

- Audio file (conductors: video file) featuring your work: contemporary music is desirable but not necessary (other media cannot be accepted)

- List of compositions played in the audio files (video files)


The submission deadline is May 30, 2016. Only completed applications will be accepted. We look forward to your applications!



Acceptance will be announced in the beginning of June; all applicants will be informed via e-mail. A detailed timetable and the list of participants will be published by the middle of June. All participants will be provided access to the KLANGSPUREN International Ensemble Modern Academy online platform, where further information and scores will be made available for download.



KLANGSPUREN Schwaz_Tirol www.klangspuren.at/internationaleensemble-modernakademie/ academy@klangspuren.at t +43 5242 73582


INTERNATIONALE ENSEMBLE MODERN ACADEMY Frankfurt / Main www.internationale-em-akademie.de akademie@ensemble-modern.com



31 Aug           Arrival until 4 p.m. 5 p.m. Welcome reception, first rehearsals (compulsory

                      attendance!) at Paulinum, Große Aula, Schwaz

01–10 Sept    Masterclasses (EMO rehearsals 6-8 Sept)

04 Sept          Rent a Musician – short concerts in private houses

08 Sept          KLANGSPUREN FESTIVAL opening concert at Silbersaal, Schwaz

09 Sept          Attend the concert of IEMA Frankfurt at Kurhaus Hall

10 Sept          Academy in Concert at Vier und Einzig, Innsbruck

11 Sept          End of academy and departure. Optional attendance of dress rehearsal and concert of

                      Ensemble Modern (additional overnight stay at your own expense)



Hotel-Gasthof Goldener Löwe, Husslstraße 4, 6130 Schwaz



Paulinum Schwaz, Paulinumweg 1, 6130 Schwaz



The responsibility for arriving in time on August 31 and for arranging departure lies solely with the participant. More information and travel tips for arrangements will be made available to accepted participants on the KLANGSPUREN International Ensemble Modern Academy online platform.



€ 320 for full board, travel expenses not included. A cancellation fee of € 150 is levied up to one month before the start of the course, the full fee must be paid if the participant fails to deregister.



Academy participants receive free admission to all festival concerts. Each participant is entitled to two free tickets.




04 Sept   RENT A MUSICIAN Short concerts in private living rooms in Tyrol, featuring participants of the KLANGSPUREN International Ensemble Modern Academy


06 Sept   KLANGSPUREN CAFÉ Discussion around festival themes including a short rehearsal visit 7 p.m. Silbersaal / SZentrum, Andreas-Hofer-Str. 10, Schwaz


08 Sept   KLANGSPUREN FESTIVAL OPENING 2016 ENSEMBLE MODERN ORCHESTRA 8 p.m. Silbersaal / SZentrum, Andreas-Hofer-Str. 10, Schwaz


09 Sept   KLANGSPUREN & SPRACHSALZ Concert of IEMA Frankfurt Ensemble 7 p.m. Kurhaus Hall, Stadtgraben 17, Hall


10 Sept   ACADEMY IN CONCERT Participants of KLANGSPUREN International Ensemble Modern Academy (KLANGSPUREN IEMA) 5 p.m. Haus Vier und Einzig, Hallerstr. 41, Innsbruck


11 Sept   ENSEMBLE MODERN 8 p.m. Silbersaal / SZentrum, Andreas-Hofer-Str. 10, Schwaz


Conducting – flute – oboe – clarinet – bassoon – french horn – trumpet – trombone – piano – percussion – violin – viola – violoncello – double bas


The final program of the KLANGSPUREN IEMA and the academy concert will be scheduled after the applications have been sighted, on the basis of the pieces mentioned below.


ENSEMBLE MODERN ORCHESTRA PROJECT Together with Ensemble Modern most participants of this master class will take part in the concert of the Ensemble Modern Orchestra on September 8 during the Klangspuren Festival. The selection of participants for the concert will take place during the master course. Enno Poppe will conduct among others the new version of Blood Beat by Bernhard Gander (*1969) which will be premiered in Darmstadt in August 2016 and Keilschrift from 2008 by Enno Poppe (*1969) for big orchestra.


Program of KLANGSPUREN IEMA 2016 (download)

Conducted works and chamber music


Enno Poppe (conducting)

Johannes Schwarz (woodwind section)

Uwe Dierksen (brass section)

Hermann Kretzschmar (piano)

Rumi Ogawa (percussion)

Paul Cannon (string section)






Founded in 1993, KLANGSPUREN SCHWAZ – the annual Tyrolean festival of contemporary music – provides a stage for performances, encounters, and for the exploration and exchange of new musical ideas.


With a different thematic focus each year, KLANGSPUREN aims to present a survey of the fascinating, diverse panorama that the music of our time offers. KLANGSPUREN values open discourse, participation, partnership and actively seeks encounters with locals as well as visitors from abroad. The entire beautiful region of Tirol provides the festival’s playground. Here, the most cutting-edge and modern forms of music as well as many young composers and musicians are presented. In keeping with this year‘s festival motto “Young Stars. Comic. Cartoon. Graffiti“. KLANGSPUREN will pinpoint young stars in the heaven of new music, an upcoming generation of musicians with fresh concepts and provocative ideas. The KLANGSPUREN INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE MODERN ACADEMY is an offshoot of the renowned International Ensemble Modern Academy IEMA in Frankfurt and was founded in 2003, the same year as IEMA itself. It has developed into one of the festival’s most successful projects. By founding IEMA 13 years ago, Ensemble Modern, the world-famous specialist new music ensemble, has demonstrated its conviction that the next generation of professional musicians requires training and education in new music. From the beginning, KLANGSPUREN has been a partner in this endeavour with its two-week IEMA academy – more than a sufficient reason to present IEMA in a larger dimension than usual, in its full breadth and depth.


The 13th KLANGSPUREN IEMA will therefore extend its customary core activities by a large-scale concert, opening the festival on September 8, 2016 with the ENSEMBLE MODERN ORCHESTRA, which consists of the current fellows of the KLANGSPUREN academy – almost 40 from all over the world – as well as former and current participants of the IEMA course in Frankfurt, and Ensemble Modern itself. Following the opening weekend, these groups of musicians will be heard separately in concerts, many of which will feature works by very young composers – bringing a cosmos of young stars to the fore.


With Enno Poppe as a conducting Composer in Residence, a versatile and internationally esteemed artist personality takes the helm, an artist who can be considered a pioneer and figurehead of a generation of young “deconstructivists” and “neo-conceptualists”, who has extensive experience working with young ensembles and composers in numerous countries.


Our special thanks for supporting the KLANGSPUREN INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE MODERN ACADEMY go to Tourismusverband Innsbruck.


Let KLANGSPUREN take your ears and eyes on exciting adventures – we look forward to your applications!


Matthias Osterwold, Artistic Director








Since its founding in 2003, the International Ensemble Modern Academy IEMA has presented its own master course at the festival KLANGSPUREN SCHWAZ. With its diverse curriculum and resulting concerts, the KLANGSPUREN INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE MODERN ACADEMY has developed into one of the Tyrolean festival’s most successful projects. The high level of the master course is guaranteed by the tutors who include not only members of Ensemble Modern, but also great personalities who have put their mark on the different seasons as Composers 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, Hans Zender, Hans Abrahamsen, Wolfgang Mitterer and Beat Furrer. The Composer in Residence of the 2016 academy and festival is Enno Poppe. He is one of the internationally outstanding composers of his generation and is also widely acclaimed as a conductor of contemporary music and as the leader of Ensemble Mosaik.


The results of the work completed by the fellows of the academy in Schwaz will be presented in concert. For the first time in the history of the KLANGSPUREN INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE MODERN ACADEMY, the participants perform together with Ensemble Modern musicians, joining the Ensemble Modern Orchestra EMO in opening the festival KLANGSPUREN on September 8. The Ensemble Modern Orchestra was founded in 1998 as one of the world’s first orchestras devoted exclusively to 20th- and 21st-century music. The Ensemble Modern musicians form the backbone of the orchestra, complemented by additional experienced instrumentalists and new music experts. The opening concert in Schwaz features not only the participants in the Tyrolean academy, but also current fellows of the one-year master’s degree course which Ensemble Modern holds in Frankfurt am Main – IEMA Frankfurt.


The festival’s Composer-Conductor in Residence Enno Poppe will lead the Ensemble Modern Orchestra in his own orchestral work Keilschrift, in the world premiere of Blood Beat (Reloaded)


by the Austrian composer Bernhard Gander and a world premiere of Run Time Error (new version) by the Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen.

Works for chamber ensemble by Iannis Xenakis, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Raphaël Cendo, George Benjamin and Enno Poppe, which are the focus of the KLANGSPUREN IEMA, will be performed in the final academy concert in Innsbruck on September 10. The academy participants play additional smaller works on September 4 as part of RENT A MUSICIAN – a popular series of short concerts in Tyrolean family homes. On September 9 IEMA Frankfurt ensemble performs works by Enno Poppe, Hakan Ulus, Andreas Dohmen, Simon Steen-Andersen in the city of Hall as cooperation of KLANGSPUREN with SPRACHSALZ literature festival. On September 11 the extended KLANGSPUREN IEMA project concludes with ENSEMBLE MODERN in Schwaz, playing the famous peace Black Box by Simon Steen-Andersen and music by the young composers Johannes Motschmann, Martin Grütter and Steingrimur Rohloff.


The participation of the master course musicians and fellows of IEMA Frankfurt at Ensemble Modern Orchestra is made possible by funding from the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Germany.


With support of