International Festival and Academy for New Composition and Audio-Art

13th – 17th December 2014

avantgarde tirol - new music on a high level

Festival programme


Wed. 18th Aug.
Rattenberg am Inn
Inn-Arche
of Inn Promenade
17.00 (5pm)

Raoul Schrott
Raoul Schrott, 2009
© Lena Däuker / Carl Hanser Verlag

PRELUDE TO AVANTGARDE TIROL 2010

OPENING of the Literary Path between the former toll house and the Inn Gate (Inntor) by the Mayors of Rattenberg and Kramsach and the poet Raoul Schrott.

"PANTA RHEI" ..everything is in a state of flux.. ..art on the river ..ARTRIVER...RIVERART.



WORD

Poetry-promenade with a sell-by date on the river path - on the Inn - in Rattenberg.

Short texts (kindly donated by the Tirol poet RAOUL SCHROTT) are drawn like road markings onto the asphalt of the path. Literature with a short shelf-life: within a short time it will be worn away by the shoes of its readers..

PICTURE

Vis-á-vis on the riverbank stands a new sculpture by ALOIS SCHILD: RUFEZEICHEN AUS DER SCHEINWELT - EXCLAMATION(MARKS) FROM AN IMAGINARY WORLD, like an anchor that secures art to Rattenberg - so that it will not flow away from our cultural region, but rather towards it!

Footnote: the Greek philosopher Heraklit von Ephesos taught that all being is realised within the flow of emergence and passing (pantha rhei): in this „war” of opposites lies the latent intelligence of the world (logos).
Heraklit conceived of the world as eternal, not created, not passing. He expressed this theory of the essence of being partly in mysterious formulae, partly in images: the most well known is the picture of the river that remains always the same, though its water is constantly changing (from Lexikon für Österreich in 20 volumes - Duden - ORF).

18.30 (6.30pm)
Rattenberg am Inn
Platzbräu

REFRESHMENTS IN THE 'HERRENSTUBE' OF THE INN 'PLATZBRÄU' FOR INVITED GUESTS ONLY

20.00 (8pm)
Rattenberg am Inn
Malerwinkel
Saal Schlossberg

POETRY READING WITH RAOUL SCHROTT
love lyrics from the Ancient Egyptians to Sappho: with verses of the Nile ..from the canal of the field of the beloved one, to the flood and river bathing.

Love poems from four millenia:
We meet the first love poems in the history of literature in Egyptian Thebes - today Luxor - around 1300 BC. Hardly known until recently, they show astounding modernity in their display of subjective feelings, open eroticism and the emancipation of women. From here the arch stretches from Sappho, Catull and Properz to the troubadours, the arabic poets and the Italian inventers of the love sonnet, to verse of our own time. Raoul Schrott reads in the original languages and from his own translations, juxtaposing these verses chosen from four millenia with his own poems and personal commentary.

Book Table

Book signing with Raoul Schrott after the reading.

Sculpture park
Kramsach

Permanent

Sculpture park Kramsach

Sculpture park Kramsach

Sculpture park Kramsach
Sculpture park Kramsach

sculptures by:

Christophe Doucet (F)

Egon Scoz - Egone - (A)

Marco Szedenik (A)

Stefan Einberger (A)

Ursula Beiler (A)

Ludwig Frank (D)



Steel sculptures by:

Alois Schild (A)

Thurs. 19th Aug.
Rattenberg am Inn
Malerwinkel
Saal Schlossberg
20.00 (8pm)

Erhard Busek
Erhard Busek
Photo: Europäisches Forum Alpbach

Rohan de Saram
Rohan de Saram
Foto: Keith Wynn

Max Engel
Max Engel

Robert Zorn
Robert Zorn

FESTIVE OPENING OF avantgarde tirol 2010, Festival for New Music and Audio-Art


MUSICAL WELCOMING

  • Max Engel: „A Bit of Engel Inbetween the Speeches”
  • Rohan de Saram: "A bit of Bach for Busek"


WORDS OF WELCOME

  • Festival Director Marianne Penz-van Stappershoef for avantgarde tirol
  • Mayor Franz Wurzenrainer for the town of Rattenberg
  • Dr. Siegfried Kratzer, Director of the Raiffeisen Bank Reith i. A. and Mittleres Unterinntal


OPENING

The President of the Tirol Schulrat (Regional Department of Education) Dr. Hans Lintner has been invited to open avantgarde tirol 2010


FESTIVAL SPEECH

Dr. Erhard Busek, President of the European Forum Alpbach, former Vice-Chancellor and former Austrian Minister for Culture will give the opening Festival Speech.


FESTIVAL CONCERT

Performers:

Rohan de Saram, London: cello
Max Engel, Innsbruck: cello
Robert Zorn, Mieders, Tirol: marimba, percussion

On the programme:

  • Mauricio Kagel, Argentina/D; „Match”, for 2 cellos and percussion
  • Arturo Fuentes, A (Tirol)/Mexico; „Rabbiduck” for cello and marimba (premiére)
  • Boguslaw Schaeffer, PL/A: „Marimbcello” for cello and marimba (premiére)

Max Engel is Tirolean musical bed-rock. In 1995 he acted as tutor in the avantgarde academy and played as soloist in the festival.

Robert Zorn is percussionist in the Tirol Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the ensemble Éclatant (cond. MD Georg Schmöhe), he participated in our festival 2002.

For 25 years Rohan de Saram was the cellist of the Arditti Quartet, London. He appeared in our festival for the first time in 1997 - on the occaasion of the 5 year Jubilee of the avantgarde-Academy - with the Arditti Quartet. In 1999 and 2006 he was engaged as cello teacher and soloist. De Saram will be employing his great abilities and knowledge in the 14th Academy for New Composition and Audio -Art. This will be held in 2011, once again in the Region of Rattenberg am Inn.

Fr 20th Aug.
Reith im Alpbachtal
Galerie Schmidt
20.00 (8pm)

Duration of the exhibition:
21st Aug. - 15th Oct.

ARNULF RAINER - Mask, without title, without date, acrylic paint on laser print, 59.4 x 42 cm
ARNULF RAINER - Mask, without title, without date, acrylic paint on laser print, 59.4 x 42 cm

ARNULF RAINER - Mask, without title, without date, acrylic paint on laser print, 59.4 x 42 cm
ARNULF RAINER - - Mask, without title, without date, acrylic paint on laser print, 59.4 x 42 cm

Arnulf Rainer:
"I never wanted to destroy, only to complete"


Opening of the exhibition
ARNULF RAINER
> MASKS <


Official exhibition of the European Forum Alpbach

The gallery is open from 7pm.

At 8pm Herr Prof. Peter Weiermair will address the visitors, followed by words of greeting from Dr. Günter Unterleitner, vice chairman of Hypo Bank Tirol.

The exhibition will be opened by former vice-chancellor Dr. Erhard BUSEK, President of the European Forum Alpbach.


GALERIE SCHMIDT

Neudorf 40
A-6235 Reith im Alpbachtal
Tel. 05337/63666, Fax 63635, Mobile 0664/3523358

E-Mail: info@galerie-schmidt.com
www.galerie-schmidt.com

Duration of the exhibition:
21st of August until the 15th of October 2010
Monday - Friday 10am - 12am and 3pm - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 12am, or by prior telephone arrangement.

Family Schmidt looks forward to your visit!

Sat 21st Aug.
Rattenberg am Inn
Malerwinkel
Malerwinkel Hall
10am - 12am
12am - 2pm Lunch
2pm - 4pm

Helmut W. Erdmann, President ECPNM
Helmut W. Erdmann
President ECPNM

Henk Heuvelmans, Secretary General ECPNM
Henk Heuvelmans
Secretary General ECPNM

MEETING OF THE ECPNM, THE EUROPEAN CONFERENCE OF PROMOTERS OF NEW MUSIC

Not in a European metropolis, but in the smallest town of Austria!

When the ECPNM (European Conference of Promoters of New Music) was founded in 1981 it was a self-help organisation of small festivals. Since then the ECPNM has grown to represent over 70 festivals and New Music organisations of various sizes.

Whereas in recent years meetings have been held in cities such as Salzburg, Heidelberg, Oslo, Amsterdam or Stockholm, we are delighted that the annual general meeting of the ECPNM will be held this year in Rattenberg, the smallest town in Austria.

The ECPNM accepts the invitation of "avantgarde tirol", that in 2010 will be held within the entire region of Rattenberg am Inn under the dedicated directorship of Marianne Penz-van Stappershoef. The central concept of the avantgarde tirol of allowing young composers to develop new works and explore new techniques under professional guidance - a concept that has proved successful for many years - will this year be "replaced" by the final round of the 3rd European competition for live electronic projects of the ECPNM. As the "grand finale" of the festival week, an international jury will choose the winning works. These may be presented by its member organisations in their own festivals.

In the present precarious financial situation throughout Europe, this solidarity between people and organisations dedicated to the furthering of culture - in this case contemporary music - on a regional, national and European level, takes on an existential importance. The ECPNM sees itself as a long-term partner of the activities of the avantgarde tirol. Thus the cultural region Rattenberg am Inn - alongside the European Forum Alpbach for Science, Economics and Politics, now in its 65th year - becomes the European centre of new developments in music.

We are delighted to be part of this - as we hope also other-ECPNM member organisations will be!

Helmut W. Erdmann, President ECPNM

Henk Heuvelmans, Secretary General ECPNM

Sat 21. Aug.
Rattenberg am Inn
Malerwinkel
Malerwinkel Hall
19.00 (7pm)

Barbara Lüneburg | Violin, Viola | ©Boštjan Lah
Barbara Lüneburg
Violin, Viola
©Boštjan Lah

Arturo Fuentes | Photo: Julien Bourgeois
Arturo Fuentes
Photo: Julien Bourgeois

Concert 1
Presentation of the 5 compositions selected from works submitted by young composers from all over Europe. 5 first performances for violin or electric violin, other insruments and electronics.

Category A: works for violin or electric violin and live electronics

1 - Andrea Vigani (Italy): Policromia 1

2 - Jon Aveyard (UK): VVE, for violin and multi-effects pedal

3 - Malle Maltis (Estonia): New Work for violin


Category B: works performed by the composers themselves

4 - Arturo Fuentes (Hall in Tirol/Mexico): „Hymne 80” for narrator and sensors

5 - Stelios Manousakis (Greece / U.S.A.): L'Hypothèse de L'Atome Primitif Sonore


Performers:

Barbara Lüneburg (D/NL); violin, electric violin

Arturo Fuentes A/Mexico); electronics

Stelios Manousakis (Gr); electronics


After the concert (begin: 7pm) a final prize winner will be chosen by an international jury:

Miguel Azguime (Portugal), Giovanni Trovalusci (Italy), Helmut Erdmann (Germany) and Henk Heuvelmans (Netherlands).

Sat 21. Aug.
Rattenberg am Inn
Town centre
Sparkassenplatz
Open Air
21.00 (9pm)

Marek Choloniewski: dark&lightZone
Marek Choloniewski: dark&lightZone

Concert 2

First Performance


Choloniewski Retrospectiva

including

Wysyg, dark&lightZone, face and iPhonic

Interactive works with light sensors, face performance and video. Kinetic audiovisual reflecting shimmering rotating blinking - all live !!!

Until 1st Oct. 2010
Rattenberg am Inn
Augustine Museum
10am - 5pm



EXHIBITION

VER-WANDLUNGEN
(TRANS-FORMATIONS)

METAMORPHOSES OF SCULPTURES DURING THE PASSAGE OF TIME


An exhibition of sculpture in the Rattenberg Augustine Museum attempts to show ways in which works of art undergo transformation during the course of time.
Transformation has become a theme in itself for the arts of the 21st century, which in the field of wood sculpture goes to show that wood - in itself a malleable material - has lost none of its fascination. Aron Demetz illustrates this impressively with his sculptures.
Examples of contemporary wood art: works by Aron Demetz, participant in the Biennale 2009 in Venice.

Sun 22nd Aug.
ALPBACH
Congress
Erwin-Schrödinger Hall
20.00 (8pm)

Piotr Grodecki
Piotr Grodecki

Mariusz Pedzialek
Mariusz Pedzialek

Jan Pilch
Jan Pilch

Marek Choloniewski
Marek Choloniewski

EUROPEAN FORUM ALPBACH: „CONSTRUCTION AND REALITY”

TIROL DAY IN CONGRESS ALPBACH

The internationally renowned and successful ensemble Muzyka Centrum from Krakow gives a guest appearance with a concert focussing on modern classics and music of the third millenium.


The concert offers an exciting view on the music of the last century, a music that knows no boundaries between countries or nations, but was created for the whole world. This music is interpreted by musicians who belong to the best of their speciality and who work in constant collaboration with centres of New Music, as they have done with avantgarde tirol for many years.

ENSEMBLE MUZYKA CENTRUM

Piotr Grodecki; piano

Mariusz Pedzialek; oboe

Jan Pilch; percussion

Marek Choloniewski; computer

Tues. 24th Aug.
Reith im Alpbachtal
Galerie Schmidt
17.00 (5pm)

ARNULF RAINER Mask – without title, 2006, acrylic paint on laser print
ARNULF RAINER Mask – without title, 2006, acrylic paint on laser print

SPECIAL GUIDED VIEWING OF THE EXHIBITION „MASKS” OF ARNULF RAINER

The gallerist Gottfried Schmidt leads a guided viewing of the exhibition „MASKS” of Arnulf Rainer. This special viewing is open free of charge exclusively to members of CLUB-TT of the Tiroler Tageszeitung newspaper.


Arnulf Rainer:

„I never wanted to destroy,
only to complete.”





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