Season 2020/21

June 2020
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  • 09.Jun.2020 20:30

    Die Stadt ohne Juden (Cancellation due to COVID-19)

    Graz, Oper Graz

    Stummfilm: Die Stadt ohne Juden  (Österreich, 1924)
    Regie: H.K. Breslauer
    Musik: Olga Neuwirth (2017)

    Der Stummfilm DIE STADT OHNE JUDEN (1924), eine der wichtigsten österreichischen Produktionen der Zwischenkriegszeit. H. K. Breslauers satirische Dystopie zeigt die kulturelle und wirtschaftliche Verarmung einer Stadt, die ihre jüdische Bevölkerung austreibt und ist in ihrer Darstellung des mörderischen Antisemitismus in Wien im Gefolge des Ersten Weltkriegs beunruhigend irritierend und prophetisch. Für Kinobesucher oder jeden, der sich für die Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts interessiert, ist dieser österreichische expressionistische Film unverzichtbar. Die österreichische Komponistin Olga Neuwirth wurde vom Wiener Konzerthaus und weiteren Partner beauftragt diesen außergewöhnlichen Film um eine musikalische Dimension zu erweitern. PHACE wird neben der Welturaufführung im Wiener Konzerthaus auch die britische (London) und deutsche Erstaufführung (Hamburg) bestreiten.

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August 2020
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  • 14.Aug.2020 19:30

    Phantom - Wolfgang Mitterer (Cancellation due to COVID-19)

    Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie

    Silent Movie & live-music

    PHACE performs Wolfgang Mitterer's new composition for Murnau's silent film classic Phantom.

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  • 27.Aug.2020 19:30

    Modulations

    Vienna, Reaktor

    PHACE at Reaktor #1 (Konzert #2 am 16.9.)

    Works by Miguel Farias, Alessandro Milia, Sehyung Kim, Alexander Kaiser and Nuria Gimenenz Comas.

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September 2020
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  • 12.Sep.2020 10:00

    Klangspuren City Shorts

    Schwaz, Klangspuren
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  • 12.Sep.2020 20:00

    Billone Face Dia.De

    Innsbruck, Haus der Musik - Klangspuren Schwaz

    Voices & Ensemble

    Thrown back to its origin, its emptiness, the voice in Pierluigi Billone's FACE Dia.De is joined by a second one, in an energetic confluence, in the merging and exploration of various tonal-ritual constellations with powerful instrumental islands of the ensemble.

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  • 16.Sep.2020 19:30

    La fine è senza fine

    Vienna, Reaktor

    PHACE at Reaktor #2 (Konzert #1 am 27.8.)

    Works by Lorenzo Troiani, Bernhard Gander, Johannes Maria Staud, Joanna Wozny and Januibe Tejera.

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October 2020
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  • 06.Oct.2020 20:30

    Der Fremde

    Vienna, F23

    Music Theatre

    text: Martin Horváth | music: Gerhard E. Winkler

    in the frame of:  Die Verbesserung der Welt (1.9.-13.11.2020)
    by Sirene Operntheater

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  • 07.Oct.2020 20:30

    Der Fremde

    Vienna, F23

    Music Theatre

    text: Martin Horváth | music: Gerhard E. Winkler

    in the frame of:  Die Verbesserung der Welt (1.9.-13.11.2020)
    by Sirene Operntheater

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  • 08.Oct.2020 20:30

    Der Fremde

    Vienna, F23

    Music Theatre

    text: Martin Horváth | music: Gerhard E. Winkler

    in the frame of:  Die Verbesserung der Welt (1.9.-13.11.2020)
    by Sirene Operntheater

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  • 09.Oct.2020 20:30

    Der Fremde

    Vienna, F23

    Music Theatre

    text: Martin Horváth | music: Gerhard E. Winkler

    in the frame of:  Die Verbesserung der Welt (1.9.-13.11.2020)
    by Sirene Operntheater

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  • 14.Oct.2020 20:00

    Monadologie XVIII - Bernhard Lang (Cancellation due to COVID-19)

    Barcelona, L'auditori - Sampler Series

    Monadologie XVIII - Moving Architecture is conceptually based on the proportional implementation of the side view plans of the ACF (Austrian Cultural Forum) in New York City by Raimund Abraham. The temporal resolution of the architecture introduces the parameter of movement into the concept, as the movement of sound ...

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  • 18.Oct.2020 12:00

    Supermixen

    Vienna, MUMOK

    Various aspects of the current exhibitions at mumok (museum of modern art) inspired us for the program of „Supermixen“. Works by Alvin Lucier, Carlo Ciceri, Rebecca Saunders, Christoph Herndler, Juliana Hodkinson, Simon Steen Andersen, Stuart Saunders Smith, Magdalena Meitzner and Mikel Urquiza

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  • 30.Oct.2020 20:00

    Im Portrait: Johannes Maria Staud

    Innsbruck, Haus der Musik - Musik+

    Works by Johannes Maria Staud, Alessandro Milia and Mikel Urqziza.

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  • 31.Oct.2020 20:00

    La fine e senza fine - Osterfestival Tirol 2020

    Innsbruck, Haus der Musik - Osterfestival Tirol

    In the 32nd edition of the Easter Festival, we are particularly pleased about the joint commission to Johannes Maria Staud. Tōru Takemitsu's composition Between Tides is a game of awakening and passing away

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November 2020
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  • 13.Nov.2020 19:00

    Wechselwirkung - public performances cancelled due to Covid19 - check back for videostream!

    Vienna, Wien Modern - WUK Projektraum

    Bodies moving, in space. She sings, wheezes, breathes – standing, turning – she kneels, lies, rolls before my feet, her high voice walks along, I can hear it down to my soles. Get lost in these tense bodies crawling all over the dance floor. Trembling. So close to these people. Don’t stop singing now!

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  • 14.Nov.2020 17:00

    Wechselwirkung - public performances cancelled due to Covid19 - check back for videostream!

    Vienna, Wien Modern - WUK Projektraum

    Bodies moving, in space. She sings, wheezes, breathes – standing, turning – she kneels, lies, rolls before my feet, her high voice walks along, I can hear it down to my soles. Get lost in these tense bodies crawling all over the dance floor. Trembling. So close to these people. Don’t stop singing now!

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  • 15.Nov.2020 17:00

    Wechselwirkung - public performances cancelled due to Covid19 - check back for videostream!

    Vienna, Wien Modern - WUK Projektraum

    Bodies moving, in space. She sings, wheezes, breathes – standing, turning – she kneels, lies, rolls before my feet, her high voice walks along, I can hear it down to my soles. Get lost in these tense bodies crawling all over the dance floor. Trembling. So close to these people. Don’t stop singing now!

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  • 15.Nov.2020 20:00

    Wechselwirkung - public performances cancelled due to Covid19 - check back for videostream!

    Vienna, Wien Modern - WUK Projektraum

    Bodies moving, in space. She sings, wheezes, breathes – standing, turning – she kneels, lies, rolls before my feet, her high voice walks along, I can hear it down to my soles. Get lost in these tense bodies crawling all over the dance floor. Trembling. So close to these people. Don’t stop singing now!

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  • 27.Nov.2020 19:30

    PHACE Series 2020/21 #1 - TUNES - public performances cancelled due to Covid19 - check back for videostream!

    Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus - Wien Modern

    In the concert Tunes, lines and tracks, memories and meanings interweave to form mesmerising sound structures: Iris Ter Schiphorst’s Breaking for amplified ensemble, sampler and live electronics references the cult film Breaking the Waves by Lars von Trier, a love story of a dark and brutal beauty. The cry of the Phyllobates terribilis (golden poison frog), whose poison filled the blow dart arrows of the Columbian Embera, is the base material for the oboe section in Wolfram Schurig’s work; kokoi for oboe and ensemble paints a picture of the ambivalence of perfect beauty and death

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December 2020
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  • 03.Dec.2020 20:00

    Portrait Peter Ablinger - cancelled due to Covid19!

    Madrid, Auditorio Centro Centro

    From listening, and not so much from the sound itself; from our way of relating to sounds and their memory, and not so much from their materiality. These are some of the main starting points of the work of Austrian composer Peter Ablinger, one of the most singular and influential composers of the last 20 years, always questioning our listening habits and pointing towards new poetics of sound.

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  • 06.Dec.2020 20:30

    Die Stadt ohne Juden - Olga Neuwirth (cancelled due to Covid-19)

    Graz, Oper Graz

    The City without Jews (Austria, 1924)

    directed by: Hans Karl Breslauer
    music: Olga Neuwirth (2017)

    The silent film THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS (1924), one of the most important Austrian productions of the interwar period. H. K. Breslauer's satirical dystopia shows the cultural and economic impoverishment of a city that drives out its Jewish population, and in its portrayal of murderous anti-Semitism in Vienna in the aftermath of the First World War, it is disconcertingly irritating and prophetic. For moviegoers or anyone interested in the history of the 20th century, this Austrian Expressionist film is indispensable. The Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth was commissioned by the Wiener Konzerthaus and other partners to extend this extraordinary film to a musical dimension...

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January 2021
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  • 31.Jan.2021 19:30

    Hanni

    Linz, Brucknerhaus, Brucknerhaus

    Successful Austrian author Franzobel has made the real biography of Hanni Rittenschober - who will celebrate her 100th birthday on the day of the premiere - a monodrama for the prominent actress Maxi Blaha, Gerald Resch will compose the music for that performance...

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February 2021
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  • 05.Feb.2021 18:00

    Der Besuch vom kleinen Tod (Premiere)

    Vienna, Dschungel Wien

    Music theatre by Klaus Lang (composition) & Michael Scheidl (direction, libretto)

    In calm, poetic images, the fairy tale opera deals with topics such as loneliness, fate, farewell, loss, separation, ...

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  • 06.Feb.2021 16:00

    Der Besuch vom kleinen Tod

    Vienna, Dschungel Wien

    Music theatre by Klaus Lang (composition) & Michael Scheidl (direction, libretto)

    In calm, poetic images, the fairy tale opera deals with topics such as loneliness, fate, farewell, loss, separation, ...

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  • 07.Feb.2021 16:00

    Der Besuch vom kleinen Tod

    Vienna, Dschungel Wien

    Music theatre by Klaus Lang (composition) & Michael Scheidl (direction, libretto)

    In calm, poetic images, the fairy tale opera deals with topics such as loneliness, fate, farewell, loss, separation, ...

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  • 09.Feb.2021 10:00

    Der Besuch vom kleinen Tod

    Vienna, Dschungel Wien

    Music theatre by Klaus Lang (composition) & Michael Scheidl (direction, libretto)

    In calm, poetic images, the fairy tale opera deals with topics such as loneliness, fate, farewell, loss, separation, ...

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  • 10.Feb.2021 10:00

    Der Besuch vom kleinen Tod

    Vienna, Dschungel Wien

    Music theatre by Klaus Lang (composition) & Michael Scheidl (direction, libretto)

    In calm, poetic images, the fairy tale opera deals with topics such as loneliness, fate, farewell, loss, separation, ...

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  • 10.Feb.2021 14:30

    Der Besuch vom kleinen Tod

    Vienna, Dschungel Wien

    Music theatre by Klaus Lang (composition) & Michael Scheidl (direction, libretto)

    In calm, poetic images, the fairy tale opera deals with topics such as loneliness, fate, farewell, loss, separation, ...

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  • 11.Feb.2021 10:00

    Der Besuch vom kleinen Tod

    Vienna, Dschungel Wien

    Music theatre by Klaus Lang (composition) & Michael Scheidl (direction, libretto)

    In calm, poetic images, the fairy tale opera deals with topics such as loneliness, fate, farewell, loss, separation, ...

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  • 12.Feb.2021 10:00

    Der Besuch vom kleinen Tod

    Vienna, Dschungel Wien

    Music theatre by Klaus Lang (composition) & Michael Scheidl (direction, libretto)

    In calm, poetic images, the fairy tale opera deals with topics such as loneliness, fate, farewell, loss, separation, ...

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  • 16.Feb.2021 19:30

    PHACE Series 2020/21 #2 - STRATA

    Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus

    STRATA digs for moments of authentic, honest expression in overstimulated rooms. In “Situation II/Dialoge”, Anahita Abbasi creates a wide variety of situations in which the musicians enter into dialogue-like communication in an expanded instrumental context with sounds, sound sources and listeners. An exchange that is not only about language, but ...

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March 2021
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  • 16.Mar.2021 19:30

    PHACE Series 2020/21 #3 - HELL

    Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus

    The curious show "HELL" by Sarhan is feverish and sarcastic: Rhythmic off-screen voices meet contemporary sound phrases, mixed with set pieces from jazz, rock and pop. Neither a show nor a concert. More like a diverse set in the form of a Radio Sarhan studio. The set shows eight musicians and microphones, chamber music generously interwoven with rock music, computers, samples, words, bodies, ...

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May 2021
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  • 27.May.2021 19:30

    PHACE Series 2020/21 #4 - RECALL

    Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus

    How many faces do we meet without actually seeing them, without knowing their memories? With irony, strength and energy, RECALL tries to put us in the shoes of others, to look at their history, to discover them. In his work, Ondřej Adámek processes voice samples from friends and robotic aspects of Japanese ways of life into powerful, repetitive, machine-like collages ...

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