The impuls Academy 2021 is welcoming composers and – for the first time exclusively – already existing ensembles and chamber music formations as participants this year. Furthermore impuls also calls sound and multimedia artists, performers, individual musicians, actors, dancers, instrument designers to participate in some Special Programs, that explicitly follow interdisciplinary topics and approaches. The impuls Academy is closely interlinked with the impuls Festival, which will see its 7th edition in 2021.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19-pandemic, impuls needs to move its Academy (and also its Festival) into August in total. An international team of renowned tutors will coach participants from all over the world, and offer various Special Programs beyond individual training. Daily group lectures, discussions, talks and other forms of discourse programs as well as daily Festival concerts and presentations (partly also of Academy participants) enrich the Academy offers.
Peter Ablinger, Mark Andre, Franck Bedrossian, Pierluigi Billone, Beat Furrer, Clara Iannotta, Giorgio Netti, Alberto Posadas, Stefan Prins, François Sarhan, Marco Stroppa will be among professors conducting the Composition Course.
Founded by Beat Furrer and Ernst Kovacic impuls, the International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music and Association for the Communication of Contemporary Music has developed into one of the internationally leading institutions in this field within shortly. Chamber music and ensemble coaching, composition classes and various special programs, reading sessions amongst others with Klangforum Wien, various calls for scores, electronic workshops …: Every second year the impuls Academy offers young musicians and composers – from Austria, but also from all over the world – an intense training and holistic approach to contemporary music, both in a theoretical and practical way. For 12 days impuls hereby builds an important platform for joint working, mutual learning and international exchange in Graz, Styria. An international team of renowned musicians and composers as lecturers guarantees highest quality and builds the basis for excellently educated, highly motivated and internationally interlinked young musicians and composers as competent and authentic messengers of contemporary music.