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Klangforum Wien, founded in 1985 by Beat Furrer as an ensemble of soloists for contemporary music, is a democratic forum with a core of 23 members. The members are involved in all important artistic decisions. Since 1997, Sylvain Cambreling has been the first guest-conductor of Klangforum Wien.
Crucial components of the ensemble's concept is an equal position of musicians, conductors, and composers within professional collaborations that replace the traditional hierarchical structures generally found in everyday musical practice. Through the intensive confrontation with the varying aesthetical facets of new works, Klangforum creates a platform for authentic performances of contemporary compositions.
The ensemble's repertoire covers a great stylistic variety: It includes presentations of all central aspects of the music of our century - ranging from the important works of classical modernism, especially of the Second Viennese School, to the works of rising young composers, experimental jazz, and free improvisation.
Klangforum regularly hosts composers' workshops and persues musical didactic activities. More than 80 performances each season worldwide - with focal points in the important European music centers as well as in the USA and Japan - and an annual prolific concerts series at the Vienna Concerthouse have made Klangforum one of the top ensembles for contemporary music of our time.
Klangforum has contributed to a broad number of music theatre-, film- and TV-productions. CD-recordings have been released on accord, cpo, durian, Grammont, Musikszene Schweiz, pan classics, Wergo, Kairos.
Musicians: Annette Bik, violin, Markus Deuter, oboe, Lorelei Dowling, bassoon, Sasa Dragovic, trumpet, Andreas Eberle, trombone, Vera Fischer, flute, Marino Formenti, piano, Eva Furrer, flute, Uli Fussenegger, double-bass, Gunde Jäch-Micko, violin, Andrew Jezek, viola, Benedikt Leitner, violoncello, Andreas Lindenbaum, violoncello, Ernesto Molinari, clarinet, Florian Müller, piano, Dimitrios Polisoidis, viola, Sophie Schafleitner, violin, Lukas Schiske, percussion, Donna Wagner Molinari, clarinet, Christoph Walder, horn, Björn Wilker, percussion, Bernhard Zachhuber, clarinet.

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