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Dedicated to bringing adventurous new music to Tirol, Klangspuren Schwaz, the annual Festival for New Music, is now in its 24th year. Apart from performances of leading ensembles, it offers instrumental workshops for students of all ages.
Since its foundation in 1994, the Tirol Festival for New Music has become one of the most refreshing, innovative and comprehensive festivals of its kind. The proven concept to combine international high-level contemporary music with local customs is the foundation of its programming. In the year 2017, the Tirol Festival for New Music revolves around the theme of “Noch Fragen? Any questions?” and brings top national and international musicians and prestigious contemporary artists and ensembles to Schwaz. This year, the emphasis is on female artists. Outstanding Russian-Tatarian composer and expert in the field of new music Sofia Gubaidulina is Composer in Residence of the 2017 Festival.
In addition to performances of leading ensembles, the festival will offer music and composer workshops, concerts, and more. There will also be an instrument exploration session named “Klangspuren Lautstark” for children and young adults, in which participants learn about the extraordinary variety of sounds (applications required). The young members of the 14th Klangspuren International Ensemble Modern Academy will present the results of their work with Sofia Gubaidulina in various concerts.