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Klangspuren Schwaz
Tyrolian festival
of new music

TRANSITIONS
09/10–09/26/2021

Transitions, as a concept, has many levels of meaning, and so it is no coincidence that it has been chosen to be the motto of Klangspuren Schwaz 2021. If there is one thing the pandemic has made painfully clear to us, it is that a continued relentless exploitation of nature and human beings will inevitably lead to new catastrophes. Shifting from a general to a purely musical level, this year’s programme should kindle the idea of fertile change, of constructive synergy between seemingly disparate elements, whether this be through bold combinations of various musical genres like rock and classical, through the integration of Arabic music into contemporary compositions, or through artistic transformations of everyday sounds and noises into electroacoustic works. Exciting diversity at its best!

Transitions, as a concept, has many levels of meaning, and so it is no coincidence that it has been chosen to be the motto of Klangspuren Schwaz 2021. If there is one thing the pandemic has made painfully clear to us, it is that a continued relentless exploitation of nature and human beings will inevitably lead to new catastrophes. Shifting from a general to a purely musical level, this year’s programme should kindle the idea of fertile change, of constructive synergy between seemingly disparate elements, whether this be through bold combinations of various musical genres like rock and classical, through the integration of Arabic music into contemporary compositions, or through artistic transformations of everyday sounds and noises into electroacoustic works. Exciting diversity at its best!