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SUN 13/09



Vier und Einzig Hallerstraße 41, Innsbruck


7.30 pm
Introduction: Michael Zwenzner, music journalist, in conversation with Beat Furrer


8 pm

Mark Andre riss
Beat Furrer Xenos
Philippe Manoury Strange Ritual
Beat Furrer La bianca notte for soprano, baritone and ensemble


Beat Furrer conductor
Kasper de Roo conductor

Tony Arnold soprano

Minsoo Ahn baritone

Since its founding in 2004, the KLANGSPUREN INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE MODERN ACADEMY (IEMA) has developed into one of the most important and successful projects of the Tyrolean Festival of New Music. In 2015 the KLANGSPUREN IEMA takes place for the twelfth time. The high level of the Academy is guaranteed by renowned personalities who have put their stamp on the individual editions 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, Hans Zender, Wolfgang Mitterer and Hans Abrahamsen. In 2015 Beat Furrer is the Composer in Residence and conductor – one of the most respected composers and conductors of his generation. He ensures an authentic approach to the performance practice and rehearsing of contemporary music. Many of the works the Academy performs in 2015 were chosen with this year’s focus on “alternative tonal systems, micro-intervals and extended playing techniques” in mind.  Together with docents from the Ensemble Modern, several works are rehearsed and performed at two concerts (September 12 & 13) and also as part of the extraordinary concert format RENT A MUSICIAN in private spaces (September 6). ACADEMY IN CONCERT II is conducted by Beat Furrer, who has also contributed a scene for soprano, baritone and orchestra from his new musical theatre work La bianca notte, which had its world premiere as recently as May 2015 in Hamburg, as well as the first part of the Xenos cycle, whose material is taken from the context of the musical theatre work Wüstenbuch. Mark Andre’s work Riss, featuring ethereal noise, uses extended playing techniques, while Philippe Manoury proves himself a master of subtle and colourful sounds in his Strange Rituals.