The special philosophical quality of Hans Zender’s work was highlighted and recognized by the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Vienna in two multi-day symposia organized by University Professor Violetta Waibel in 2014 and 2017.
Since it was founded in 1985, Klangforum Wien has been closely friends with Hans Zender, and numerous works by the composer are an integral part of the ensemble’s repertoire and are documented on CD by the musicians. The most recent composition for the Klangforum Wien was Adonde? Wohin?, which Hans Zender wrote for the Klangforum on the occasion of the ensemble’s 25th anniversary.
The Klangforum Wien honors Hans Zender as an extraordinary person who has restlessly endeavored throughout his life to bring his many talents to blossom and fruit with great openness and tireless work. We share in the grief for our friend and will keep him an honorable and loving memory.
On behalf of the ensemble