Know-How

Know-How

The rehearsal room of the Klangforum Wien is located in the 5th district of Vienna, a district away from the established cultural scene, with a wealth of different cultures and talents, in which social exclusions quickly become visible. Diversity, dialogue and reflection characterize the work of the 24 musicians from ten different countries who rehearse, discuss and conceive here every day. Out of the artist collective’s need to make their work accessible to the broadest possible audience and thus to integrate new music sustainably into the musical life of the city and its residents, numerous mediation projects have emerged over the course of more than 20 years.

In its Klangforum Know-How program, the ensemble focuses primarily on long-term partnerships and encounters between different cultures. In addition to composition and interpretation workshops, rehearsals and introductions to works are offered for children and young people. Through the special training in Performance Practice in Contemporary Music as part of its professorship at the Art University Graz, the Klangforum ensures that its knowledge is passed on to the younger generation of musicians.

Performance Practice in Contemporary Music
(PPCM)

Professorship of the Klangforum Wien at the Art University Graz

As part of the professorship at the KUG, the Klangforum Wien offers a funding program for excellent musicians who are involved in the ensemble’s concert activities and are awarded to a maximum of three musicians per semester.

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Past projects:

In the Ears of the Others or:
How musicians listen to music

Immediately before the cycle concerts, members of the Klangforum Wien present their very personal approach to the music of the respective evening in an unorthodox way. Aiming at a tangible, sensual experience, we show what inspires us …

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Happiness Machine.
The school project

The Klangforum Wien offers an interdisciplinary teaching project on the connections between economy, ecology and society and the role of the arts in this context …

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Neighbors

When looking for encounters with the local population, the ensemble found what it was looking for in its immediate vicinity: Just a few meters from its rehearsal room is the Am Hundsturm elementary school, with which a long-term partnership has been agreed …

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Klangforumpassage

After an intensive discussion of the possibilities for the most efficient help possible, the Klangforum decided on an artistic work for the refugees and with the refugees, which will be implemented in the form of concerts, workshops, and joint musical projects …

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Impuls

Impuls offers high-quality experiences with contemporary music and, through often unusual formats, workshops and discourse programs create a wide range of access options for young musicians …

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Junge Musik

Together with musicians from the Klangforum Wien, children and young people from the Vienna Music School and the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School worked on a variety of ways to interpret contemporary music …

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