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NÖ MUSIKEDITION

LOWER AUSTRIAN MUSIC EDITION

The Lower Austrian Music Edition allows composers from Lower Austria to publish their compositions of various styles of so-called Serious Music (E-Musik). These editions are produced, published and marketed by INÖK.

 

 

NETZWERK NEUE MUSIK...

 

THE NEW MUSIC NETWORK OF LOWER AUSTRIA (NNM)

At the end of 2009 Richard Graf launched “The New Music Network of Lower Austria” to facilitate the communication among cultural initiatives and provide contemporary music in Lower Austria with new ways of collaboration. A “Round Table Discussion” is being hosted twice a year together with “Musikfabrik” (Music Factory) and Gottfried Zawichowski.

 

 

TAGE DER NEUEN MUSIK

 

DAYS OF NEW MUSIC IN LOWER AUSTRIA

 

In 2010 Richard Graf initiated the first staging of the “Days of New Music in Lower Austria”. The event takes place annually in collaboration with the Centre of Contemporary Music Krems (an affiliate of the Danube University Krems) and “Musikfabrik” (Music Factory).

 

Various focal topics spotlight the limits of new music and are theoretically and practically explored within the context of a symposium by internationally renowned scholars, artists and composers.

 

MAX BRAND Ensemble...

 

The MAX BRAND Ensemble – The New Music Ensemble of Lower Austria

 

INÖK honours and celebrates the memory of the great Lower Austrian composer MAX BRAND, who died in Langenzersdorf in 1980. Initiated by Richard Graf and in artistic collaboration with Christoph Cech, The New Music Ensemble of Lower Austria - The MAX BRAND Ensemble was founded during a ceremony in Klangraum Minoritenkirche Krems during the “Days of New Music in Lower Austria 2012”. The ensemble strives to create and promote innovative art and facilitate new forms of musical perception and appreciation in the spirit of MAX BRAND. The concept of  “New Music” comprises a wide spectrum of musical modes of expression. It is characterized by such terms as: experimentally condensed sound acoustics of tonal language enriched by rhythmic languages of the world, parametric and free improvisation, contemporary jazz, electronic media, communication experiments, unorthodox instrumentation and vocalization. These modes are to serve as a forum for new ways of progressive lateral thinking in the art of composition.

 

Art directors: Christoph Cech and Richard Graf