Concerts 2020

Thursday, 30.06.2020, 20:00
Muthsamgasse 3, 1140 Wien



Musicians of the ensemble XX. jahrundert performing works by:

Wenchen, Farmakis, Gubaidulina, Lechner, Scelsi, Vasks, Seidelmann, Hristiskov und Gordon

The concert is organised by the Office of Culture of the City of Vienna

Conductor: Peter Burwik
Monday, 23.03.2020 Postponed
MuseumsQuartier, Architekturzentrum


Christopher Fox
Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Christopher Fox: Topophony

"Improvisation and composition as forcefield. The conundrum remains: how can one combine these two approaches to musical forming without one or the other being compromised or diluted?"

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: In the Light of Air

"The work streams from one movement to the next through a flowing texture of sound materials and harmonies. The musical material is constructed with a focus on subtle nuances and poetic textures that form lyrical gestures throughout the work. Melodies are generated just as much by sounds, gestures and nuances as by pitched lyrical material." Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Conductor: Peter Burwik
Montag, 21. September 2020, 19:30 Uhr
MuseumsQuartier, Architekturzentrum


Toshio Hosokawa
Rebecca Saunders
Emre Sihan Kaleli
Chen Yusheng
Toshio Hosokawa: Drawing

Edvard Munch once said: "Painting means seeing." Toshio Hosokawa knows: "We will hear what we have seen."

Toshio Hosokawa: Drei Engel-Lieder
Rebecca Saunders: Fury II

"Fury means rage. An explosion of rage. Endeavouring to release an extreme energy. In a single breath." Rebecca Saunders

Emre Sihan Kaleli: NN (UA) 2020

Monads. Labyrinths. A puzzle of planned confusion.

Chen Yusheng: Heartbeat of the Earth

Listen to the heartbeat of the earth. Get to the bottom of the mystery of existence. Sounds of reflection. Only after hearing and seeing have passed will we understand.

Conductor: Peter Burwik
Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2020, 19:30 Uhr
Museums Quartier, ArchitekturZentrum


Misato Mochizuki
Francesca Verunelli
Alexander Kaiser
Franck Bedrossian
Misato Mochizuki: Etheric Blueprint

"I think that everyone, at least once in his or her life, has experienced anticipatory or telepathic perceptions. My trilogy Etheric Blueprint (2002–2006) is an observation of a possible cause of such a sensation: an invisible energy that surrounds us, connecting us with nature and space." Misato Mochizuki

Francesca Verunelli: Déshabillage impossible

The Italian-born artist closes the circle of history, tradition and present at the moment of feeling. Listening to Verunelli's music means learning to feel yourself.

Alexander Kaiser: NN (UA) 2020

Beats. Very fast and dense phases of great intensity.

Franck Bedrossian: IT

The philosopher Blaise Pascal once said that nothing that is already known should be redefined. Franck Bedrossian does it. And rightly so! Slightly shifted perspectives between free jazz and virtuosity reveal the view of abysses and paradises.

Conductor: Jean-Bernard Matter
November 2020
MuseumsQuartier, Architekturzentrum


Alexander Stankovski
Thomas Wally
Dmitri Kourliandski
Alexander Stankovski: Portraits of a Landscape (UA)

The basic idea of the piece is the instrumental replication of recorded landscape sounds, in particular excerpts from Bill Fontana's recordings from Hainburger Au, which he made for ORF in the 90s (released on the CD "Virtual Nature").

Thomas Wally: Caprice (VIII) pa[ren]thétique

Strindberg's casual, haphazard approach to the white canvas, the improvising act of painting (reinterpreting the self-created, leaving the result open) became the trigger for a “free” way of working as possible. In concrete terms this means: No plans, but "composing" from the very first minute, lack of concept as a concept.

Dmitri Kourliandski: White Concerto

The piece is composed in 2007 for Pythian games festival in St.-Petersburg. The material is balancing between informational overdensity and its absence, virtuosity and statics, creating a kind of "dense absence" and "virtuoso statics". In a way it corresponds to the qualities of white noise.

Conductor: Peter Burwik
23 – 27 November 2020
Bilkent University / Ankara


Workshops and concert at the Bilkent University, Ankara

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