musikprotokoll festival: Klangforum Wien featuring a new work by Karen Power

6 October 2023 19:30

Helmut List Halle

Klangforum Wien

Ellen Ugelvik, solo piano.

The acoustic landscape of a spruce forest and the subterranean communication network of trees inspired Norwegian composer Kristine Tjøgersen to write her piano concerto, in which the interior of the instrument itself is transformed into a forest landscape. Composers Madli Marje Gildemann and Karen Power also use biological processes as a source of inspiration and have each written new works for this concert.

Canada-based composer, artist, curator, and author Sandeep Bhagwati has shaped current postcolonial discourses with his essays. For Klangforum, he has conceived a work that places musicians in a nonhierarchical spatial arrangement. They do not follow a score but instructions received via headphones—a work weaves a fine-mesh textured entanglement of composition and improvisation.

The compositions by Karen Power and Madli Marje Gildemann were commissioned by ORF musikprotokoll with the support of VGR–Verwertungsgesellschaft Rundfunk. The composition by Sandeep Bhagwati was commissioned by ORF musikprotokoll with the support of Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ). 

The performance of Karen Power composition is supported by Culture Ireland.


Kristine Tjøgersen - Piano Concerto

Karen Power - …if left to soar on winds wings…*Commission

Sandeep Bhagwati - L’animal que donc je suis

Madli Marje Gildemann - Nocturnal Migrants *Comission


Access to this concert is included in the Day Pass, visit musikprotokoll for tickets and more information.


Helmut List Halle

Waagner-Biro-Straße 98a, 8020 Graz,

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