Hans Zender – composer in residence

3 – 16 September 2013

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, and Unsuk Chin.

In 2013 Hans Zender, composer, interpreter and music theorist, in collaboration with the instructors of the Ensemble Modern will rehearse several outstanding contemporary compositions. These works will be performed at three festival concerts – on September 14 and 15, 2013 and on September 8 as part of the wonderful event Rent a Musician in which private households, institutions, or companies can book a small concert to be performed on one‘s own premises. Special thanks are due to the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation as well as the Tourismusverband Innsbruck for supporting the Klangspuren International Ensemble Modern Academy.

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. Please find information on the program, the itinerary, and how to apply for KLANGSPUREN International Ensemble Modern Academy 2013 below.

The submission deadline is April 30, 2013.



The repertoire includes the following instruments:
Conductor // flute – oboe – clarinet – saxophone – bassoon – horn – trumpet – trombone – piano – percussion – harp – guitar – accordion – violin – viola – cello – double bass
The final master class program and the concerts will be scheduled once the applications have been processed.

Program KLANGSPUREN IEMA (conducted works and chamber music) Download (pdf)


03 Sept. Arrival until 4 p.m.
03 Sept. 5 p.m.Welcome reception, first rehearsals (compulsory attendance!)
08 Sept. Rent a musician – Short concerts in private houses
12 Sept. Attend the opening concert of the KLANGSPUREN Schwaz Tirol new music festival
14 Sept. Concert KLANGSPUREN International Ensemble Modern Academy 2013
15 Sept. Final concert KLANGSPUREN International Ensemble Modern Academy 2013
16 Sept. Departure

Stift Stams, Kirchliche Pädagogische Hochschule, Stiftshof 1, 6422 Stams / AUSTRIA

The responsibility for arriving in time for the master class 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.

€ 220 for full board, not including travel expenses.

The organizers will provide scores and parts.

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


- Legible, complete application form - Detailed CV with photo
- List of contemporary music works already performed
- CD (conductors: DVD) featuring your work: contemporary music is desirable but not necessary.
Other media cannot be accepted. Do not forget to label the CD/DVD! List of the pieces on the enclosed CD / DVD

Franz-Ullreich-Str. 8a
6130 Schwaz, Austria

Only completed applications will be accepted. Application documents will not be returned.
Deadline: April 30, 2013 (date of postmark)

Acceptance will be announced by the end of May; all applicants will be informed via email. A detailed timetable and the list of participants will be published at the beginning 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.

www.klangspuren.at, academy@klangspuren.at, t +43 5242 73582
International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt www.internationale-em-akademie.de, akademie@ensemble-modern.com


KLANGSPUREN IEMA broschure Download (pdf)
Application form KLANGSPUREN IEMA Download (pdf)



Further information and application:
t +43 5242 73582, f -20, academy(at)klangspuren.atwww.klangspuren.at
Klangspurengasse 1 / Franz-Ullreich-Straße 8a, 6130 Schwaz / Austria