Christopher Fox: Topophony (2015/2017)
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: In the Light of Air (2014)
The exxj, the soloist-ensemble, founded by Peter Burwik in 1971, guarantees the highest standards associated with ‘Viennese musical culture’ worldwide. Its aim is to make music of the 20th century known and to support contemporary creative work in the 21st century. For that purpose, several domestic and foreign composers have been and continue to be commissioned.
Next to the repertoire of the 2nd Viennese school – a permanent focus of the ensemble – its aesthetic range reaches from representatives of classical modernity to significant exponents of innovative contemporary music. Artists such as Steve Reich, Vinko Globokar, Morton Feldman, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Kaija Saariaho or Emanuel Nunes have been presented to the Viennese audience in portrait-concerts for the first time.
Austrian conductor, born in Hamburg / Germany, studied conducting with legendary teacher Hans Swarowsky, a student of Arnold Schönberg and Anton Webern, at the Vienna Music Academy.