© ORF musikprotokoll, Martin Gross
konfrontationen 9: music – common language (?)

Thu 5.10.2023, 15:00
Helmut List Halle
With students, musicians, and composers from Styria

Language connects people, and music is said to be a language that is understood all over the world – in other words, an ideal medium for being “interconnected | interdependent.” At the same time, it is often challenging for young people to find possible approaches to Neue Musik because of its unfamiliar sounds.

Together with musicians and contemporary music composers, students from the Musikgymnasium Graz, Stiftsgymnasium Admont, Musikmittelschule Großklein, Musikschule Vasoldsberg, ASO Fürstenfeld, and the social Vivaldi Project in connection with the string choir of the Johann-Joseph-Fux Conservatory, deal with the sonic language of Neue Musik.

They experiment with unusual sounds, relate them to spoken language, design musical structures, and create a piece from them. This creates a way of approaching the sonic language of Neue Musik and a basis for works that reflect the relationship between language and music.


A production by Conto musicale and Bildungsdirektion Steiermark. In cooperation with ORF musikprotokoll.