Klanggestalten in Vienna, November 2017

This November, you can come “meet the makers” at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna!

The KlangGestalten/Con-Takt initiative invites you to come to Vienna in November 17th to 19th:

The initiative Con-Takt is an offer for conservatory students - in events tailored specifically for their needs and inquiries, music students have the chance to play extensively on a series of quality, handcrafted instruments and bows, thereby increasing their own awareness of the great variety of sonorities and playing features currently available. This initiative will start at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in the beginning of November 2017.

The group KlangGestalten invites all visitors to come admire the exhibition of contemporary violins and bows – all of which they can try out at their leisure on the weekend Nov. 17th to 19th.

Within the framework of our cooperation this year with the Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Institute, a number of recitals, open listening sessions and lectures will take place on the subject of bowed string instruments. This is a special treat to which you are cordially invited!
 

String instrument exhibition and recitals:

Friday, Nov. 17th., 2017 • Clara Schumann Saal
  19:00 Recital performed by students from the University (Initiative KlangGestalten/Con-Takt)
  Coordinator and artistic director: Prof. Lothar Strauß

  20:30 Opening reception • Clara Schumann Saal

Saturday, Nov. 18th., 2017

10:00 – 23:00 • Joseph Haydn Saal
   Exhibition of instruments and bows - all Instruments and bows can be played

19:00 • Recital in Clara Schumann-Saal :
   Auner Quartett (Students of Prof. Johannes Meissl)
   Recital on instruments from the exhibition

21:00– 23:00 • Joseph Haydn Saal:
  220 years – a celebration!
 We celebrate the 20th anniversary of the KlangGestalten group and the
 200th anniversary of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Sunday, Nov. 19th., 2017

10:00 – 19:00 • Joseph Haydn Saal
  Exhibition of instruments and bows - all Instruments and bows can be played

 

Lectures and open listening sessions during the exhibition

Saturday, Nov. 18th., 2017 • Clara Schumann-Saal

11:00 Take care of your instrument!
   Geigenbaumeister Jean Severin, Weimar

12:00 Franjo Kressnik –  A Viennese doctor and his influence on the evolution of the Cremonese Violin Making School.
   Presentation by Dr. Matej Santi, Institut für Musikwissenschaft
   und Interpretationsforschung (IMI), Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

13:00 Baroque bows, classical bows, modern bows: a progressive evolution?
  After a short theoretical introduction, we will try out several different bow models in an extended practical session.
  Bogenbaumeister Rüdiger Pfau, Plauen

15:00 Trying out violas and viola bows: open listening sessions.
   What does my ear hear while I‘m playing, how does it sound in the auditorium?
   Prof. Thomas Selditz

17:00 The sound post: the decisive element that “steers” the violin‘s timbre.
   An overview of the acoustic basics, including the live projection of a
   soundpost setting session captured via endoscope

  Geigenbaumeister Andreas Hampel, Hamburg
  Geigenbaumeister Andreas Hudelmayer, London
  Violinist David Frühwirth, Salzburg

 

Sunday, Nov. 19th., 2017 • Clara Schumann Saal

10:30 The wolf note in string instruments
   Causes, effects and avoidance with the use of different wolf mutes
   Geigenbaumeister Burkhard Eickhoff, München

12:00 Trying out violins and violin bows: open listening sessions.
   What does my ear hear while I‘m playing, how does it sound in the auditorium?
   Prof. Lothar Strauß

15:00 Trying out cellos and cello bows: open listening sessions.
   What does my ear hear while I‘m playing, how does it sound in the auditorium?
   Prof. Stefan Kropfitsch

17:00 „I love bows!“ A panel discussion with Ludwig Müller (member of the Aron Quartet and concertmaster of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra). Ludwig Müller will try out the violin bows from the exhibition during the presentation.