For more than the quarter of a century, the annual Klangspuren Schwaz Festival has been dedicated to bringing adventurous new music to Tirol.
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 2020, the Tirol Festival for New Music revolves around the theme of “Transitions”.
The 27th Klangspuren Festival brings top national and international musicians and prestigious contemporary artists and ensembles to Schwaz, along with two Artists in Residence: German-Romanian composer Adriana Hölszky and German saxophone player Frank Gratkowski as Improviser in Residence. They both will be present during the entire master course of the annual International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) to rehearse their works with the students.
In addition to performances of leading ensembles, the festival will offer music and composer workshops, concerts, and more. There will also be instrument exploration sessions named “Klangspuren Lautstark” (‘Klangspuren Loud’) and “Klangspuren Lautstärker” (‘Klangspuren Louder’) for children and young adults, in which participants learn about the extraordinary variety of sounds (applications required).