A collective of risk-takers, explorers, and revolutionaries.

24 musicians from ten countries constantly explore new horizons of artistic creativity together with the most important composers of our time. Imaginative, virtuosic, and perceptive – Klangforum Wien draws from an unmistakable sound and creates spaces for experiences that challenge audiences.

The ensemble initiates extraordinary dimensions: sensual experiences with an intensity that one cannot escape. Klangforum Wien’s repertoire speaks, acts, and inspires.


Founded by Beat Furrer in 1985, Klangforum Wien is a contemporary music ensemble comprised of the world’s finest soloists.

With more than 80 performances annually worldwide, the 24-member ensemble can be seen throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. At the beginning of the 2018/2019 concert season, Bas Wiegers became Klangforum Wien’s Principal Guest Conductor. The position’s predecessor, Sylvain Cambreling, will remain with the ensemble as Principal Guest Conductor emeritus. Klangforum Wien has its own annual concert series at the Wiener Konzerthaus. Every year, the ensemble commissions composers and gives numerous world and territorial premieres. Honorary members of Klangforum Wien are Friedrich Cerha, Sylvain Cambreling, and Beat Furrer.


—22 new works

—Musiktheater: Happiness Machine (20 artists propose alternatives to the prevailing financial capitalist economic system in 10 animated films with 10 new compositions) – First performance at the Éclat Festival Stuttgart, encore performances at the Wiener Konzerthaus and at the Hamburg International Music Festival

—Projects: Symposium – A frenzy in eight chapters performed four times in the Museums Quartier

—Guests / festivals: Éclat Festival Stuttgart, Beat Furrer Portrait at the Musica Viva Festival in Munich, Acht Brücken Festival (with works by Alberto Posadas, Georg Friedrich Haas, Rebecca Saunders, and Ying Wang), Georg Friedrich Haas’ “Hyena” at the Diaghilev Festival Perm, Festival Brücken_19 in Mürzzuschlag, Xenakis’ Kraanerg, and a portrait of Pascal Dusapin at the Salzburg Festival

—Klangforum Concert Series: Kraftraum at the Wiener Konzerthaus (from Autumn 2019)

—Education projects: PPCM at the Kunstuni Graz (SCAN project with Gerd Kühr), impuls Academy in Graz, Delian Academy for New Music in Mykonos

—Winner of the Erste Bank Composition Prize: Mirela Ivičević

—CDs: Clemens Gadenstätter, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Klaus Lang, Bernhard Lang (Kairos), Stefan Prins – Augmented (CD & DVD Kairos)


—30 new works

—Music theater: XXX_Live_Nude_Girls !!! by Jennifer Walshe (new version for the Kabinetttheater Wien) and premiere of Call me: 0666/666 666 by Bernhard Gander in Grenoble, Third Space (premiere) by Stefan Prins and Daniel Linehan at the Munich Biennale with encore performances at Rainy Days (Luxembourg), monodrama Carlotas Zimmer by Arturo Fuentes premiered at Klangspuren-Festival (Schwaz)

—Projects: Festliche Tage alter Musik, Das Tuch – Ein Zweifelsfall (dialogues by Martin Mosebach, with Dörte Lyssewski and Hermann Schmid), Schönberg and the Schrammelbrüder in Hamburg, Agata Zubel’s Bildbeschreibung (premiered at the Transart Festival (Bolzano) with encore performances at Warsaw Autumn and in Vienna, Symposion – Frenzy in eight chapters in Brussels and Greatest Hits Festival Hamburg

– Guest performances / festivals: Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik (World Premieres by Liza Lim, Franck Bedrossian, Ashley Fure), Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation prize winners concert in Munich (Clara Iannotta, Timothy McCormack, Oriol Saladrigues), Festival for New Music Forum Wallis, Prague Spring Festival, Hyena at the Holland Festival Amsterdam, six concerts at the Salzburg Festival (Zeit mit Ustwolskaja, Zeit mit Furrer), musikprotokoll, International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival in Cyprus, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Wien Modern, Slowind Festival Ljubljana, and additional concerts in Barcelona, Paris, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, s’Hertogenbosch, and Beat Furrer Portrait at the Wiener Konzerthaus

—Klangforum Concert Cycle: AugenSchein at the Wiener Konzerthaus

—Education projects: Fremde Ohren: Pre-concert discussions before the Klangforum Concert Series about how musicians perceive music, PPCM at the Kunstuni Graz (SCAN project with Georg Friedrich Haas), Projekt Nachbarn, with the elementary school Am Hundsturm, Vienna 5 – The Art of Neighborhood, Young Performers Repertoire Projects, seminars and masterclasses in Larissa (Greece), participation in mukato workshops

—Winner of the Erste Bank Composition Prize: Agata Zubel

—CD: Eva Reiter Portrait


—16 new works

—Music theater: Opera based on Richard Wagner by Bernhard Lang and Jonathan Messe (direction, stage and costumes) ParZeFool – Mondparsifal Alpha 1-8 (world premiere at the Wiener Festwochen) as well as part 2 Mondparsifal Beta 9-23 by someone who moved out of the Wagnerians of the Horrible to teach the horror of horniness … (premiere at the Berliner Festspiele), world premiere of Philippe Boesmans’ opera Pinocchio at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (encore performance in Dijon)

—Projects: Festliche Tage alter Musik

—Guests / festivals: “Zeit mit Grisey” at the Salzburg Festival, Traiettore Festival in Parma, Transart in Bruneck, Internacional Cervantino Festival in Mexico, Peter Eötvös Portrait at Greatest Hits in Hamburg, Rainy Days in Luxembourg, Wien Modern, additional concerts at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Athens, Graz

—Klangforum Concert Series:: Grenz.wert at the Wiener Konzerthaus

—Education projects: Fremde Ohren: Pre-concert discussions before the Klangforum Concert Series about how musicians perceive music, PPCM at the Kunstuni Graz (SCAN project with Beat Furrer), Projekt Nachbarn with the elementary school Am Hundsturm, KlangforumPassage (concert and workshops with refugees)

—Honorary membership in the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft

—Winner of the Erste Bank Composition Prize: Hannes Kerschbaumer

—CDs: Peter Jakober Portrait, Alberto Posadas

—New member: Mikael Rudolfssohn (trombone)


—20 new works

—Music theater: Kurt Weill’s Dreigroschenoper at the Theater an der Wien (directed by Keith Warner), children’s opera Das kleine ICH BIN ICH by Georg Friedrich Haas in Salzburg

—Projects: Festliche Tage alter Musik (5 evenings with music from the beginning of the 20th century at the Wiener Konzerthaus), Das Tuch at the Imago Dei Festival Krems (dialogues by Martin Mosebach, music by Joseph Haydn, Olivier Messiaen, Salvatore Sciarrino, and Bernhard Lang with Dörte Lyssewski and Hans-Michael Rehberg), Echotecture with Anna Viebrock’s stage design class (Academy of Fine Arts), Hyena by Georg Friedrich Haas with Mollena Lee Williams-Haas in Vienna (World Premiere) and Huddersfield

—Guests / festivals: Eclat Festival Stuttgart, Cairo Contemporary Music Days, Wiener Festwochen, ManiFeste Paris, Klang Festival Copenhagen, world premieres by Bernhard Gander and Michael Wertmüller together with Steamboat Switzerland in Donaueschingen, portraits by Peter Eötvös and Friedrich Cerha at the Salzburg Festival, video concert Fallen Falls in Florence (video: Erwin Wurm), KlangSpuren Schwaz, musikprotokoll, Affekt Festival Tallinn

—Klangforum Concert Series: science? Fiction! at the Wiener Konzerthaus

—Education projects: first edition of pre-concert discussions before the Klangforum Concert Series about how musicians perceive music, PPCM at the Kunstuni Graz (SCAN project with Klaus Lang), benefit concert and workshop with refugees (in cooperation with the Brunnenpassage)

—Winner of the Erste Bank Composition Prize: Eva Reiter

—CDs: Reinhard Fuchs, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati Portrait


—15 new works

Musical theater performances: world premiere of El Publico by Mauricio Sotelo at the Madrid Opera, Luci mie traditrici by Salvatore Sciarrino with production by Achim Freyer at the Wiener Festwochen

—Projects: SCAN with the composer Bernhard Lang and PPCM students from the Art University Graz, continuation of the project “ein Tag und eine Stunde” in URBO KUNE with 25-hour concerts in experimental forms at the Wiener Konzerthaus, in Cologne (Acht Brücken) and Amsterdam (Holland Festival), symposium at the Transart Festival in Brixen, Echotecture with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, world premiere of Sciarrino’s complete work Carnaval 1-12 at Pollini Perspectives as well as in Stuttgart, Zurich, and Wien Modern

—Guest performances: first guest performance in China as part of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Bai Chuan Award International Composition Competition, portrait concerts Aureliano Cattaneo at the Venice Biennale, Michael Pelzel at the Ultrasound Festival (Berlin), Ondrej Adámek at Ars Nova Donaueschingen, and Alberto Posadas in Vienna, memorial concert for Gerard Mortier at the Ruhrtriennale

—Guest performances: first guest performance in China as part of the Bai Chuan Award International Composition Competition of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, portrait concerts Aureliano Cattaneo at the Venice Biennale, Michael Pelzel at the Berlin Ultrasound Festival, Ondrej Adámek at Ars Nova Donaueschingen and Alberto Posadas in Vienna, memorial concert for Gerard Mortier at the Ruhrtriennale

—Klangforum Concert Series: Generationen at the Wiener Konzerthaus

—Education projects: PPCM (Performance Practice in Contemporary Music) at the Kunstuni Graz, Projekt Nachbarn with the elementary school Am Hundsturm

—Winner of the Erste Bank Composition Prize: Peter Jakober

—CDs: Christian Mason Portrait, Mark Barden Portrait, Bernd Richard Deutsch


18 new works – music theater performances: Bluthaus by Georg Friedrich Haas at the Wiener Festwochen and in Hamburg, Enno Poppe’s IQ, Testbatterie in eight acts, directed by Anna Viebrock in Berlin (MaerzMusik) – the premiere of ein Tag und eine Stunde in URBO KUNE, a utopian city of the arts, with performances at various locations in Vienna, and the Mikulovice art collection – continuation of the Scelsi REVISITED project with concerts at the Aldeburgh Festival, International Music Institute Darmstadt, Ultima Festival (Oslo), Transart (Brixen), and an eight-hour symposium in Hellerau / Dresden – world premieres by Beat Furrer and Aurelio Cattaneo at musica viva (Munich), as well as Salvatore Sciarrino’s Carnaval 1-10 in Donaueschingen, 8 world premieres at the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik – participation in Pollini Perspectives at La Scala (Milan) – additional concerts at Ars musica (Brussels), Paris, Sion, Pannonhalma, Frankfurt and Wroclaw – Klangforum Concert Series: ImmigrantInnen at the Wiener Konzerthaus – concerts and KlubNACHT at Wien Modern, including a Georg Friedrich Haas portrait – Galina Ustwolskaja portrait concert at the Wiener Festwochen, concerts at the Salzburg Festival and together with the RSO at musikprotokoll – continuation of the education projects and cooperation with the Viennese music schools – Reinhard Fuchs is the winner of the Erste Bank Composition Prize – New CD release: Erin Gee


23 new works – Scelsi REVISITED with four commissioned works (premiere in Cologne, Acht Brücken) – Enno Poppe’s Speicher as well as Georges Aperghis’ Situations in Donaueschingen and Vienna – Parole die settembre by Aureliano Cattaneo with the visual installation by AROTIN & SERGHEI – Unirsi al cielo with six new works by young composers (Premio San Fedele) in Milan and Graz – Written on Skin by George Benjamin under the direction of Kent Nagano at the Wiener Festwochen and Munich Opernfestspiele- Klangforum Concert Series: Langstrecke at Wiener Konzerthaus – Opening concert of impuls 2013 in Graz with four new works – concert performance of Bruno Maderna’s Satyricon at the Theater an der Wien – two appearances at the Salzburg Festival as well as concerts in: Paris, Toulouse, Berlin, Pannonhalma, Bruges, Brixen and others – WIEN MODERN KlubNÄCHTE – Education projects: PPCM – “Young people create young music” with the Vienna Music Schools – Pure percussion at the KinderuniKunst- Der Kaiser von Atlantis – Bernd Richard Deutsch is the winner of the Erste Bank Composition Prize – CDs: VORWÄRTS|RÜCKWÄRTS CD / DVD Box – Bernhard Lang – Monadologie XII CD / LP – Stefan Prinz – Portrait: Gerald Resch


17 new works – Music theater world premieres: Andrea Molino Three Mile Island in Karlsruhe and Rome – Enno Poppe IQ (production by Anna Viebrock) in Schwetzingen – Claudio Monteverdi / Philippe Boesman’s Poppea e Nerone at the Teatro Real, Madrid – Additional concerts: Tokyo, Buenos Aires , Oslo, Hamburg, Cologne, Lucerne, Krakow, Milan, Madrid – Klangforum Concert Series:, GLOBAL at the Wiener Konzerthaus – Wien Modern, opening concert with Olga Neuwirth’s Hommage à Klaus Nomi – two appearances at the Salzburg Festival as well as concerts in: Alpbach, Graz, Bludenz , Linz (Brucknerfest), Graz (musikprotokoll), Schwaz (Klangspuren) – Education projects: Professorship at the Kunstuni Graz (PPCM course) – Two school projects for children to learn to compose, Percussion workshop for young people – Winner of the Erste Bank Composition Prize: Beat Furrer – New CD releases: Aperghis – Kalitzke – Rihm – Resch – Sciarrino


18 new works – Project Oskar Serti goes to a concert! Why? Directed by Markus Kupferblum in Vienna, Luxembourg and Cologne – 3 performances of Giorgio Battistelli’s Der Präparator at the Out of Control Festival in Vienna – Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with Angelika Kirchschlager at the Theater an der Wien – Wüstenbuch by Beat Furrer at the Wiener Festwochen – Concert performance of Salvatore Sciarrino’s Macbeth at the Salzburg Festival – 3 concerts of Festliche Tage alter Musik at the Theater an der Wien – Klangforum Concert Series: IKONEN with 7 concerts at the Wiener Konzerthaus – 3 concerts as part of Wien Modern – impuls Graz – musikprotokoll – Klangspuren Schwaz – Salzburg Biennale – Bregenz Festival – Honoring Friedrich Cerha on his 80th birthday in Vienna and Salzburg – additional concerts: Amsterdam, Athens, Belgrade, Berlin, Cologne, Krakow, Linz, Mürzzuschlag, Trieste, Vill and Weimar – teaching activities at the Kunstuni Graz (PPCM) and at the Mürzzuschlag Summer Academy – the Finnish pianist Joonas Ahonen becomes a new member of the ensemble – Winner of the Erste Bank Composition Prize: Gerald Resch – CDs: Joanna Wozny, Friedrich Cerha (KAIROS)


19 New Works – World Premiere of the opera Die Besessenen by Johannes Kalitzke at the Theater an der Wien – World Premiere of the opera Wüstenbuch by Beat Furrer, directed by Christoph Marthaler in Basel and Berlin at MärzMusik – World Premiere of the opera Les Boulingrin by Georges Aperghis staged by Jérome Deschamps at the Opéra Comique in Paris – appearances in Amsterdam – Kiel – Witten – Parma – Krakow – Alicante – Darmstadt – Strasbourg – Eppan – Prague – Porto – Salzburg – Arcana Festival St. Gallen / Gesäuse – Trieste – Salzburg Festival – Festival Pannonhalma – Wien Modern – Summer Academy isa Mürzzuschlag – Performances at the International Music Institute Darmstadt – Klangforum Concert Series: Schluss mit traurig at the Wiener Konzerthaus – Professorship at the Kunstuni Graz – Winner of the Erste Bank Composition Prize: Joanna Wozny CDs: Bernhard Lang Portrait – Philippe Boesmans


25 years of Klangforum Wien – 25 new works by 25 composers – 27 hour festival – World Premiere of the opera Yvonne by Philippe Boesmans, staged by Luc Bondy in Paris, encore performances at the Wiener Festwochen – Die Dreigroschenoper by Kurt Weill in Hamburg, London, Paris, and Wiener Kammeroper, Die große Bäckereiattake at Out of Control 2009 in Vienna – Progetto Pollini in Cologne, Milan, and Paris – tour to New York with three appearances including Free Radicals at Lincoln Center – Spain tour – Brussels – Hamburg – Venice – Berlin – Krakow – Brixen – Parma – Belgrade – Amsterdam – Symposium Tonlagen in Dresden – Klangforum Concert Series VORWÄRTS|RÜCKWÄRTS>at the Wiener Konzerthaus – Salzburg Festival – Wien Modern – impuls and musikprotokoll – Festival 4020 Linz – Feldkirch – Klangforum Wien receives a professorship at the Kunstuni Graz – Winner of the Erste Bank Composition Prize: Bernhard Lang CDs: Helmut Lachenmann Portrait – Olga Neuwirth Portrait


World premiere of Melancholia, music theater by Georg Friedrich Haas, Opéra National de Paris, additional performances at steierischer herbst – Ensembliade with the Ensemble Modern and Ensemble Intercontemporain as well as garbage by Dror Feiler at the Donaueschinger Musiktage – Jakob Lenz, music theater by Wolfgang Rihm with staging by Frank Castorf at the Wiener Festwochen – Luci mie Traditrici by Salvatore Sciarrino with staging by Rebecca Horn at the Salzburg Festival and at the Theater an der Wien – The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten, Philharmonie Köln and Wiener Konzerthaus – Witten – Stockholm – Basel – Munich – Huddersfield – Klangforum Concert Series: Die 7 Todsünden der Neuen Musik at the Wiener Konzerthaus – Salzburg Festival – Wien Modern – Interdisciplinary school project about Jakob Lenz (13 school classes) – Elementary school project teaching children to compose – CDs: Bernhard Lang (2CDS + DVD) – Klaus Lang Portrait – Schönberg und die Schrammelbrüder


World Premiere of Sauser aus Italien with works by Giacinto Scelsi directed by Christoph Marthaler at the Salzburg Festival and the Ruhrtriennale – opera Da Gelo a Gelo by Salvatore Sciarrino at the Opéra Nacional de Paris – Free Radicals, music and film in condensed form, in Cooperation with Amour Fou Film Vienna, La Biennale di Venezia – FAMA at the Holland Festival and in the Stanislavsky Music Theater, Moscow – Portugal tour – Musiktriennale Köln – Ars Musica, Brussels – Warsaw Autumn – Klangforum Concert Series: Aliens at the Wiener Konzerthaus – Mozart Week in the Mozarteum, Salzburg – Out of Control Festival 2007, MuseumsQuartier – final concert impuls 2007, Graz – Wiener Festwochen – Impulstanz, Semperdepot – Wien Modern CDs: Bernhard Gander, Dror Feiler, Gerd Kühr, Olga Neuwirth – Virginie Tarrete (harp) and Oliviér Vivarés (clarinet) become members


I hate Mozart, music theater by Bernhard Lang and Michael Sturminger at the Theater an der Wien as part of the Mozart year – La passion de Simone by Kaija Saariaho, staged by Peter Sellers at the Wiener Festwochen – Theater der Wiederholungen by Bernhard Lang at the Opéra Nacional de Paris – La philosophie dans le labyrinthe by Aureliano Cattaneo at the Munich Biennale – FAMA at the Opera National de Paris and at the Biennale di Venezia – Ensemble in Residence at the Biennale di Venezia – Budapest Autumn Festival – Territory Festival, Moscow – Klangforum Concert Series: Monumente at Wiener Konzerthaus – Salzburg Festival among others with symposium on the Perner Insel (farewell concert for Peter Ruzicka) – Progetto Pollini at Wien Modern – studio for new music, annual lectures at the Kunstuni Graz – CDs: Roland Dahinden, Drori Feiler, Beat Furrer, Bernhard Lang, Wolfgang Mitterer, Olga Neuwirth, Jacques Offenbach, Enno Poppe, Hans Zender Portrait


World Premiere of FAMA, “audio theater” for large ensemble by Beat Furrer with staging by Christoph Marthaler at the Donaueschinger Musiktage – Spain tour (Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Seville) – Japan tour (Tokyo, Takefu) – Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik – impuls composition competition concert in Graz – Wolf at the Opéra Paris – Symposium at Transart – Cologne – Berlin – Stuttgart – Ars Musica, Brussels – Agora Festival, Paris – Philharmonie Luxembourg – Klangforum Concert Series: Fluchtpunkte at the Wiener Konzerthaus – Salzburg Festival – Forum Alpbach – musikprotokoll – Steirischer Herbst – Wien Modern – CDs: Enno Poppe, Salvatore Sciarrino, Wolfram Schurig Portrait


27-hour opening party at the new Klangforum-Haus in Diehlgasse 51 (12 premieres of young composers). Three-year contract with the Opéra National de Paris – Anton Webern Fest (complete works) under the direction of Friedrich Cerha and Sylvain Cambreling at the Wiener Festwochen – Berenice, music theater by Johannes Maria Staud at the Munich Biennale and at the Berliner Festspielen – Wolf von Alain Platel in Amsterdam, Zurich, Avignon, London, Vienna – netzzeit project Out of Control at the MuseumsQuartier – Klangforum Concert Series: Feste feiern at the Wiener Konzerthaus – Ars Musica, Brussels – Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival – Venice Biennale – Budapest Autumn Festival – Berliner Festspiele – Klangspuren Schwaz – Wien Modern – steirischer herbst – CDs: Peter Eötvös, Clemens Gadenstätter, Michael Jarrell – Anders Nyqvist (trumpet) becomes a member


International engagements: Stuttgart, Eclat-Festival – Montreal, Societé de musique contemporaine du Québec – Andrea Molino’s project on the death penalty, Those who speak in a faint voice in Milan and New York – Wolf, a staged project by Alain Platel at the Ruhr -Triennale in Duisburg as well as in Berlin, Avignon, Ghent, London, Brussels and Amsterdam – Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik – Saarbrücken – Projects in Austria: World Premiere of Drift by Wolfgang Suppan in a concert version and a choreographed version by Rose Breuss – four concerts in Graz 2003, European Capital of Culture – Festival 4020 Linz – Wiener Festwochen – Bregenz Festival – Salzburg Festival – Music theater performances: Georg Friedrich Haas’ Die schöne Wunde at the Bregenz Festival – Bernhard Lang’s Theater der Wiederholungen and Olga Neuwirth’s Lost Highway at steirischer herbst – CDs : Pierluigi Billone, Peter Eötvös, Georg Friedrich Haas, Mistato Mochizuki, Olga Neuwirth, Johannes Maria Staud Portrait – Krassimir Sterev (accordion) becomes a member


International engagements: Music theater project in vain by Georg Friedrich Haas – Reproduktion verboten with Anna Viebrock at the Zurich Schauspielhaus – Pollini project in Paris (with Brian Ferneyhough’s The Doctrine of Similarity) – Opening of the new Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City on April 18 – Ruhrtriennale: George Lopez’s Gebirgskriegprojekt as well as encore performances of the Salzburg Festival production of Pierrot Lunaire/Quatuor pour la fin du temps by Marthlaer/Viebrock – concert for the opening season of the Dortmund Konzerthaus – concert project with the fanfare Cioçarlia in Berlin – guest appearances in Bruges, Dijon – Projects in Austria: Birthday concert for Hans Landesmann at the Wiener Konzerthaus – Black Friday project at the Radiokulturhaus, Konzerthaus, and Porgy & Bess with live and remixed music by Beat Furrer and Bernhard Lang – Klangtheater As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams by Peter Eötvös at the Wiener Konzerthaus – the opera The Drei Schwestern by Peter Eötvös at the Wiener Festwochen – Homage to Helmut Lachenmann at the Salzburg Festival – the opera Macbeth by Salvatore Sciarrino in Graz – Project Klangwege 2003 together with the Kunstuni Graz – Symposium encore performances in Vienna – Klangforum Concert Series: Wozu Musik? is almost sold out for the first time (500 subscribers) – CDs: Peter Ablinger, Pierluigi Billone, Clemens Gadenstätter, Georg Friedrich Haas Portrait, Olga Neuwirth


Concerts in Ravensburg, Cologne, Madrid, Wiesbaden, Bonn, Berlin (including with Jost Meier’s Jandl cycle An diesen sonnigen Tagen and a Schönberg / Schrammel program; also at the Musikmonat Basel), Lucerne, Boswil, in Takefu (Japan), Huddersfield – Vivace, project by Beverly Blankenship with netzzeit at the Schauspielhaus Wien – appearances at the Hörgängen, the Long Night of the IGNM, the Wiener Festwochen (first Austrian performance of the opera Gute Miene, Böses Spiel by Karl Wieland Kurz), the Salzburg Festival / Zeitfluss, Klangspuren Schwaz, Bludenzer Tage Zeitgemäßer Musik, and musikprotokoll – for the first time, symposium is produced together with netzzeit at Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier / Halle E (new music experienced while relaxing on futons with breaks for food and wine) – CDs: Clemens Gadenstätter, Georg Friedrich Haas, Franz Koglmann, Jorge E. López Portrait, Olga Neuwirth, Hans Zender, Gérard Grisey, Salvatore Sciarrino, Helmut Lachenmann (2), Misato Mochizuki, Hans Zender Portrait, Giacinto Scelsi Portrait, – Giovanna Reitano (harp) and Gerald Preinfalk (saxophone) become members


Spain tour (Seville, Granada, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela) – additional appearances in Hamburg, Saarbrücken, Regensburg, Darmstadt, Lucerne, Parma, at the Expo 2000 in Hanover, at the WDR in Cologne (World Premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’ in vain for 24 Instrumentalists) – Sciarrino’s opera Luci mie traditrici in Lisbon and Paris – Concerts in Austria: Bregenz, Salzburg Festival (Gerd Kühr Portrait concerts), at the Long Night of the IGNM in the Konzerthaus (with World Premieres by Oskar Aichinger, Dirk D’Ase and Olga Neuwirth) – premiere of Wolfram Schurig’s Augenmaß at musikprotokoll – premiere of The Long Rain (music: Olga Neuwirth; film: Michael Kreihsl) at steirischer herbst – Peter Eötvös’ Klangtheater As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams together with netzzeit at Wiener Schauspielhaus – Stodt from Staa by Christian Muthspiel with Kurt Ostbahn at the Wiener Konzerthaus and at the Brucknerhaus Linz – Klangforum Concert Series: 100 Jahre Neue Musik – Film und Musik at the Wiener Konzerthaus (Martin Matalon: Music for the film Metropolis) – International composition workshop in Vienna – CDs: Peter Eötvös, Bernhard Lang , Peter Ablinger, Salvatore Sciarrino, Beat Furrer, Hanspeter Kyburz, Wolfgang Rihm


Ernst Krenek Portrait Concert in Vienna – concert performance of Friedrich Cerha’s stage work Netzwerk at the Wiener Festwochen – World Premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s Bählamms Fest at the Wiener Festwochen – Peter Eötvös-Project in Vienna, Basel and Stuttgart – Robert Suter birthday concert in Vienna – World Premiere of Luciano Berio’s Azione musical, written especially for Klangforum Wien, at the Salzburg Festivalat – Cronaca del Luogo and concert engagements (Progetto Pollini) – Festival concert 100 Years of Graz Opera – additional concerts in Austria at musikprotokoll, Hörgängen, and Wien Modern – revival of La Vie Parisienne von Offenbach in Berlin – appearances at the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, in Weimar, Bremen, and at the Boswil Composers’ Forum – CDs: Furrer, Scelsi, Rihm, Neidhöfer, Lopez, Gadenstätter, portraits by Klaus Lang and Matthias Pintscher; first CD productions on the KAIROS label: Hans Zender: Schubert’s Winterreise and Morton Feldmann For Samuel Beckett – Vera Fischer (flute) becomes a member – Sven Hartberger takes over the management of Klangforum Wien in November


International engagements: Seville, Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, Zurich, Wiesbaden, Budapest, Brussels, Lisbon, at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and at Octobre en Normandie – La Vie Parisienne by Jacques Offenbach in an arrangement by Sylvain Cambreling and Christoph Marthaler at Wiener Burgtheater, Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin, and the Bonn Opera as well as a CD production – Additional CDs: Barraqué, Scelsi, Mundry, Lachenmann, Kyburz – Portrait concert and CD of music by Georg Friedrich Haas at ORF in Vienna – Additional concerts in Austria: Schönberg Festival in Vienna, the Long Night of the IGNM at the Wiener Konzerthaus (conductor Dominique My leads Klangforum for the first time), Osterklang, at Klangspuren Schwaz, musikprotokoll, Bregenz Festival (concert and encore performance of Nacht by Georg Friedrich Haas; additional performances at Wien Modern) and the Salzburg Festival featuring an Olga Neuwirth portrait concert – international composer workshop in the Arnold Schönberg Center


Gösta Neuwirth portrait concerts in Berlin and Graz – appearances in Rome, New York, Moscow, St. Petersburg (Petersburg Spring Festival with a focus on Austria), Bielefeld, Biennale New Music, Hanover, Tonhalle Zurich, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Bregenz Festival, Salzburg Festival, and the Zeitfluss Festival (including a Karlheinz Essl portrait concert), Schleswig Holstein Festival, musikprotokoll (including the 30 year anniversary of musikprotokoll), in Krems, Bludenzer Tage Zeitgemäßer Musik and Wien Modern – Japan tour (Tokyo, Osaka; Akiyoshidai Festival, topic: Austria 1897–1997) – Sophie Schafleitner (violin) becomes a member


Klangforum Festival in the Odeon with works by Michael Jarrell, Heinz Holliger, Isabel Mundry, Wener Dafeldecker, Hanspeter Kyburz, Björn Wilker, Wolfram Schurig, Jürg Wyttenbach and Burkhard Stangl – birthday concert for Friedrich Cerha and György Kurtág at the Wiener Konzerthaus – International engagements: Berlin, Seville, Geneva, Zurich, Lucerne, Stuttgart, Oslo, Venice, Antwerp, Schleswig Holstein, Saarbrücken, Hombroich, Jerusalem, and Witten – Austrian concerts: Hörgängen, IGNM Festival Vienna, musikprotocoll, Bruckner Festival Linz, International Summer Academy Mozarteum (Cerha Portrait), Bregenz Festival (premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’ Nacht) – Salzburg Festival Concerts and Music Theater: Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps in a production by Christoph Marthaler and Anna Viebrock – Sasa Dragovic (Trumpet) and Andrew Jezek (viola) become members of the ensemble CDs: Beat Furrer Narcissus and Furrer Portrait CD


Klangforum’s tenth anniversary is celebrated with special projects at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Graz and Witten – Festival French Forays at the Wiener Konzerthaus with works by Jean Barraqué, Pierre Boulez, Tristan Murail, Olivier Messiaen and Maurice Ravel; In addition to Jürg Wyttenbach and Beat Furrer, Sylvain Cambreling conducts Klangforum Wien for the first time – Olga Neuwirth Portrait in Bremen (Bremer Podium) – turned matters – into sound at the Kunst.Halle.Krems – Zemlinsky project at Salzburg Mozarteum – Additional appearances: Schaffhausen, Brussels, Ferrara, Berlin, Gotha, Jena, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Strasbourg, Frankfurt, Bludenz, Donaueschingen, Witten, Essen, Royaumont, Milan, Warsaw, Zurich, Stuttgart, Trieste, Huddersfield, Reggio Emilia, Prague, Bregenz Festival, Zeitfluss / Salzburg Festival, musikprotokoll and the Venice Biennale – Lorelei Dowling (bassoon) and Markus Deuter (oboe) become members of the ensemble CDs: Olga Neuwirth Portrait, Klangforum Wien – Live at the Wiener Konzerthaus


78 international concerts – Varèse Festival (Direction: Arturo Tamayo; Klosterneuburg (Schömerhaus), Vienna, Graz, Bratislava) – Concert in the Centre Pompidou – Roman Haubenstrock-Ramati 75th birthday concert – Project Second Viennese School with Friedrich Cerha – Composers’ seminar “Mouvements – Composition and Interpretation” in Vienna with Sylvano Bussotti, Peter Eötvös, and Helmut Lachenmann as lecturers – Austrian premiere of Zender’s Schubert’s Winterreise at the Wiener Festwochen; Tour: Wiesbaden, Berlin, and Amsterdam – three concerts at the International Music Institute Darmstadt – Salzburg Festival / International Mozarteum Summer Academy: Mauricio Kagel conducts Klangforum Wien for the first time – Two concerts at the Bregenz Festival – Lucerne International Music Festival – Warsaw Autumn – steirischer herbst – Zürich Tage für Neue mMusik – Tage für Neue Musik Stuttgart – Premio musicale Città di Trieste – Wien Modern: Furrer, Rihm, Feldman – Huddersfield Festival: HK Gruber’s debut as conductor with Klangforum Wien – Bernhard Zachhuber (clarinet), Dimitrios Polisoidis (Viola) and Marino Formenti (piano) become members of Klangforum Wien


More than 60 appearances at home and abroad – Klangnetze project at the Wiener Konzerthaus – Concerts in Cuenca / Spain, Barcelona, ​​Venice (Biennale), Stuttgart (Kammertheater, Rome (Nuovi Spazi Musicali), Salzburg (Zeitfluss / Salzburg Festival), Frankfurt (Alte Oper), Graz (musikprotokoll; first collaboration with Arturo Tamayo at the Festival Farben der Seelen), Bologna, Triest, Lugano, Berlin (Insel Musik) – world premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s Lonicera Caprifolium – Austrian premiere of George Lopez’s Blue Cliffs – Scelsi tour: Brucknerfest Linz, Bludenzer Tage Zeitgemäßer Musik, Graz, and Bratislava – Zender tour: Hans Zender conducts Klangforum Wien for the first time in Bratislava, Vienna, and Brussels with works by Boulez, Essl, Zimmermann, and Zender – Johannes Kalitze makes his debut at the podium of Klangforum Wien in the Wiener Konzerthaus with works by Lachenmann, Billone, and Kalitzke – Christoph Walder and Björn Wilker become members of Klangforum Wien


22 concerts at home and abroad – beginning in August, Peter Oswald will lead Klangforum Wien; the foundation for a year-round and internationally operating soloist ensemble is established – world premieres or Austrian premieres of works by Wolfgang Rihm on the occasion of the Kocherscheidt exhibition in the Secession – guest performance in Budapest – participation in the Graben Festival under the motto Entartete Musik with works by Toch, Krenek, Schulhoff, Eisler, Schmidt, Hindemith, David and Webern) – three concerts at Wien Modern (Kühr, Schwertsik, Henze) – guest performance in Duisburg with pieces by Cerha, Apostel, Ligeti, Schreker, Essl, Haubenstock-Ramati, Winkler, Furrer, Webern, Schönberg, Stankovski, Gadenstätter, Neuwirth, Schurig, Haas, Ligeti, Ablinger, and Herndler – Florian Müller (piano) becomes a member of the ensemble – CD: Beat Furrer Die Blinden


20 concert appearances and two opera productions (Beat Furrer, Olga Neuwirth) -Klangforum Wien establishes itself as an association with Roman Haubenstock-Ramati and Beat Furrer as presidents – Spain debut in Madrid – Eva Zwicker (later Furrer, flute) makes her ensemble debut – Concert performance of Furrer’s opera Die Blinden at the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik; later released on CD- two one-act operas by Olga Neuwirth / Elfriede Jelinek (Körperliche Veränderungen/Der Wald) at the Wiener Festwochen


16 concert appearances in the Secession andat the Wiener Konzerthaus, in Klangforum’s own concert series starting in the 1990/91 season – premiere of Beaubourg Musique by Haubenstock-Ramati – first performances of works by Gerhard E. Winkler, Christoph Herndler, Roland Faber and Mathias Spahlinger – Guillermo Büchler (violin ), Roberto Fabbricciani (flute), Lucas Fels (violoncello), Ernesto Molinari (clarinet), Philippe Racine (flute) and Marcus Weiss (saxophone) play works by Mauricio Sotelo, Peter Böhm, and Luigi Nono – guest performance in Erlangen Ensemble debut by Andreas Lindenbaum (violoncello), Dimitrios Polisoidis (viola) and Andreas Eberle (trombone) – Primavera Gruber starts as the manager of Klangforum Wien in June 1990


The name “Klangforum Wien” appears on a program for the first time on January 30, 1989; Annette Bik (violin) as well as Donna Wagner (clarinet) and Reinhold Brunner (clarinet) make their debut at this concert – concerts in the Secession, in Schubert and in Brahms Hall at the Wiener Konzerthaus as well as in the Odeon -festival for Roman Haubenstock-Ramati on February 27th – Der magische Klang – a festival Giacinto Scelsi’s music at musikprotokoll – ensemble debuts by Gundelind Micko (now Jäch-Micko, violin) and Benedikt Leitner ( Violoncello)


Five concerts in the Wiener Secession, one in the Theater Gruppe 80 – Lukas Schiske makes his debut in a percussion program with pieces by Essl, Liberda, Richard, Cage and Haubenstock-Ramati – Marcus Weiss plays a piece by Mauricio Sotelo for saxophone solo for the first time – Sylvie Lacroix (flute) debuts with the ensemble – Marian Vasile (oboe) debuts in Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Kreuzspiel in December


A total of nine concerts, all in the Wiener Secession – for a concert on June 18, musicians from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, at that time guest in Vienna, are invited to play Octandre by Edgard Varèse and Palimpsest by Iannis Xenakis – Additional composers performed in 1987: Ablinger, Berio, Birtwistle / de Machaut, Delz, Furrer, Glaus, Globokar, Haubenstock-Ramati, Hölderle, Huber, Ibarrondo, Juon, Kagel, Lachenmann, Lehmann, Liberda, Ligeti, Nono, Roque d ‘ Alsina, Scelsi, Sciarrino, Stravinsky, Tower, Varèse, White, Wildberger, Xenakis – ensemble debuts by Lila Brown (viola), Uli Fussenegger (double bass) and Marcus Weiss (saxophone)


For the first time at the Wiener Secession on March 21st: Works by George Crumb, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, Beat Furrer and Kazuo Fukushima – two more concerts in the Palais Palffy – a concert as part of the Swiss Music Days in the Schubert Hall of the Konzerthaus


In March 1985, first personnel meetings and program discussions – debut concert of the so-called “Société de l’Art Acoustique” on June 13th in Palais Liechtenstein; the program features Bagatelles for wind quintet by György Ligeti, Trakat by Peter Ablinger, Limericks by Pawel Szymanski, Rest zweier tragischer Szenen by Bruno Liberda and Music for Mallets by Beat Furrer; Performers: Alexandra Bachtiar and Florian Kitt (violoncello), Christiane Hellmann (flute), Nancy Wu (violin) and the Mallet Trio – October 8th in Schubert Hall at the Wiener Konzerthaus: works by Szymanski, Varèse, Furrer, Haubenstock-Ramati and Birtwistle; performers include: Anne Tedards (soprano), Dieter Flury (flute), Mathias Dulack (violoncello), Christian Ofenbauer (harpsichord), Ernst Reiter (clarinet) – November 14th at the Palais Liechtenstein: music by Liberda, Berg, Webern, Debussy and Feldman, December 12th: music by Scelsi, Furrer, Huber, Messiaen and Feldman

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