Call for Scores

New Music for Organ at Wien Modern 2020

Wien Modern is looking for new works for organ to be premiered on four special historical organs in Vienna as part of the upcoming festival, and invites composers to explore the organs and submit scores by the 17th August, 2020 at the latest.

The Wöckherl organ (1642) of the Franziskanerkirche Vienna © Norbert Kindermann

The 33rd edition of the Wien Modern Festival takes place from 29th October until 30th November 2020 around the festival theme Stimmung. »Stimmung« in the sense of mood and atmosphere will be just as present in the music as in the sense of unusual instrumental tunings / intonation and special musical instruments.

On the 7th November, 2020, for one evening and one night, the festival invites the audience to discover four extraordinary organs in central Vienna (Franziskanerkirche, Michaelerkirche and St. Ursula), whose fascinating, sometimes strange sound potential are asking to become heard through new, unusual and experimental works for organ. The call is made in cooperation between the Wien Modern Festival, the aforementioned Vienna churches and the Austrian music universities mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, KUG – University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, University of Mozarteum Salzburg and Anton Bruckner Private University in Upper Austria. Participation is open and not limited to students, however, accompanying presentations on the technical potentials for play and sounds of the organs in Graz, Salzburg and Vienna are meant to encourage students to see the historic instrument in a new light.

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Names + Numbers 2019

100 events
24 venues in 12 districts

80 premieres of works by Peter Ablinger, Afamia Al-Dayaa, Lera Auerbach, Pierluigi Billone, Laura Bowler, Gabriel Bramböck, Francis Burt, Santa Bušs, Lang Chen, Yuheng Chen, Jérôme Combier, Ehsan, Katharina Ernst / Martin Siewert / Christian Weber, Dominik Förtsch, Reinhard Fuchs, Beat Furrer, Clemens Gadenstätter, András Gelléri, Elisabeth Harnik, Dietmar Hellmich, Michael Hersch, Katrin Hornek / Judith Unterpertinger, Mirela Ivičević, Michael Jarrell, Reuben Jelleyman, Elias Jurgschat, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Katharina Klement, Hibiki Kojima, Annamaria Kowalsky, Herbert Lacina, Bernhard Lang, Klaus Lang, Han-Gyeol Lie, Liquid Penguin, Misato Mochizuki, Marco Momi, Theo Nabicht, Sarah Nemtsov, Sergej Newski, Gérard Pesson, Simeon Pironkoff, Robert Pockfuß, Gabriele Proy, Ari Rabenu, Gerald Resch, Lissie Rettenwander, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, Rebecca Saunders, Ingrid Schmoliner, Martin Schüttler, Kurt Schwertsik, Charlotte Seither, Daniel Serrano, Amir Shpilman, Alexander Stankovski, Johannes Maria Staud, Wolfgang Suppan, Germán Toro Pérez, Alessandro Traina, Tuğba Uçar, Juan Uribe, Oliver Uszynski, Brigitte Wilfing, Jaime Wolfson, Joanna Wozny, Kejia Xing, Mia Zabelka

29 Austrian premieres of works by Peter Ablinger, Mark Andre, Kaj Duncan David, Rhodri Davies, Peter Eötvös, Andreas Eduardo Frank, Clara Iannotta, Márton Illés, Kollektiv Mycelium, Anna Korsun, Matthias Kranebitter, Klaus Lang, Isabel Mundry, Phill Niblock, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Zeena Parkins, Alberto Posadas, Rebecca Saunders, Dieter Schnebel, Diana Soh, Johannes Maria Staud, Agata Zubel 



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