Together with the 2024 European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut, the new programming format Kirch.Klang.Raum opens itself up to free spaces of improvisation: new perspectives on sound will be opened in Ausseerland with the star violinist Benjamin Schmid and his reflections about Johann Sebastian Bach. The season will also come to a close there with an open improvisation workshop and a concert.
In Bad Ischl, the newly restored Bruckner organ in the parish church will become the center and highlight of the programming: not only the Bruckner anniversary will be celebrated in an unusual harmony on this impressive instrument; the call for the first Orgel bewegt! (Organ Moves!) will also be given. Over the course of a three-day furious finale to an international competition, renowned jury members (Jeremy Joseph and Thierry Escaich) will improvise with old silent film classics just like the young finalists.