The box set symbolizes and forces listeners to examine the loneliness that we all feel in this strange and tragic time. What is it like to long for something? What is it like to desire to be together again?
The result is monographic portraits of five composers who, like few others, have shaped the NEW in music over the past decades to this day and are connected to the Klangforum Wien.
Inspiration and the generous donation of a patron enabled us to put on a five-part CD box with 37 SOLO works by 5 composers for 17 different instruments – including five new compositions, conceived and written in monadic lockdown.
From their point of view, four outstanding intellectuals contributed to a consideration of the term SOLO and, in part, interlaced it with the music to be played by the respective composer.
Special edition Klangforum Wien 2020 with essay booklet
Composers: Olga Neuwirth, George Aperghis, Toshio Hosokawa, Salvatore Sciarrino and Rebecca Saunders
Essays by Clemens Sedmak, Thomas Macho, Susan R. Wolf and Isolde Charim.