Goisern Music Days for Contemporary Music

Music and ecology

Within the scope of the newly conceived Goisern Music Days, the state music school, which successfully conducted master classes and workshops for three decades, is placing a focus on contemporary music for the first time.

(Original title: Goiserer Musiktage für zeitgenössische Musik)

Subject to change
Anna Maggý
© Anna Maggý

Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir (Island, Composer in Residence)
Bill Fontana (USA, Composer in Residence)
Christian Zehnder (Switzerland, musician, accordionist)
Iphigenia Taxopoulou (Greece, expert in sustainable art production)
John McCowen (USA, musician)
Vasko Atanasovski (Slovenia, MusicVille – The European Green Opera)
Karola Sakotnik (Austria, MusicVille – The European Green Opera)
Hanna Simons (Austria, Music Declares Emergency, WWF)
Richard Eigner (Austria, musician, electronics)
Elisabeth R. Hager (Austria, author and musician, text and reading)
Martin Mallaun (Austria, musician, zither)
Wolfgang Schlag (moderator, curator)
Peter Brugger, International Masterclasses Bad Goisern and Christian Kapun (project organiser)
in co-operation with Landesmusikschule Bad Goisern

Christian Haselmayr (programme management music, youth, community building)

3/9 to 8/9/24

About the project

A focus will be placed on the topics of ecology, sustainability and music. Young musicians, composers and mediators are increasingly confronted by aspects of climate change. On the one hand, these are practical questions that come up within the music industry. What does a “green event” mean? How do I shape my work as a musician in a more sustainable manner, e.g., in reference to traveling? In terms of content, however, as well, the areas of ecology and sustainability offer new opportunities for the shaping of programming, such as in collaboration with scholars or visual artists, as well as new starting points for compositions. The composer in residence for the year 2024 is the Icelandic composer Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir. She will develop performances in the region with the students.

Course fees

For daily lessons, workshops, work in the recording studio, lectures, collaboration with ensembles:
For active participants: 490€
For pupils and students from music schools and universities: 390€
For passive participation: 180€

Registration by e-mail: Subject “Goiserer Musiktage” with name, address, phone no., e-mail, year of birth, previous education to: peter.brugger@landesmusikschulen.at