New artistic director duo in 2022

For its 29th edition, Klangspuren presents itself with a new artistic profile: For the first time, the programme will be curated by a director duo. With the Berlin-based Italian composer Clara Iannotta and the Tyrolean composer and musician Christof Dienz, Klangspuren 2022 presents a widely diverse programme of new and newly minted music. Indeed, of the works selected for the 18 festival events in Schwaz, Innsbruck and Rotholz nearly all are world or Austrian premieres (9 WP, 8 Austrian premieres).

“We are both excited about the incredible diversity of music, genres and artists the current international and Austrian music scene has to offer. This is one of the greatest challenges that organisers, festivals and curators have to face today,” so Clara Iannotta and Christof Dienz.

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Tyrolean festival for new music

Klangspuren Schwaz, the Tyrolean festival for new music, was founded in 1993 and has since developed into the largest and most successful festival for contemporary music in western Austria. Since 2019, the programming has been in the hands of the music curator and journalist Reinhard Kager, who succeeded Matthias Osterwold, Peter Paul Kainrath and festival founder Thomas Larcher as artistic director. The festival has been held annually in September since its foundation and is largely shaped by the changing composer in residence as a link between the festival and the International Ensemble Modern Academy. Since 2019, he has been accompanied by the improviser in residence, who leads the new, two-day format IMPROV # 1- # 6. In addition, Klangspuren Schwaz see themselves as sponsors of the contemporary music scene on a local and international level through the alternating inclusion of the music education projects Klangspuren Mobil, Klangspuren Lautstark and Klangspuren Barfuss in the festival program as well as through the awarding of composition commissions and the development of new projects.