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.
Wolfgang Bankl, Eivind Berg, Thierry Escaich, Jeremy Joseph, Paul-Boris Kertsman, Benjamin Schmid Jazz Trio, Jarkko Riihimäki, Vienna Academy Brass, Orchester Wiener Akademie, ORGANic WOODWINDs, Christian Wendt, finalists of the international improvisation competition “Orgel bewegt!”, Johannes Ebenbauer, Susanne Ebenbauer, Georg Gratzer (artists)
Martin Haselböck (concept, project manager)
A cooperation of European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 and KIRCH’KLANG Festival and Brucknerhaus Linz.
Christian Haselmayr (Head of Programme Music, Youth, Community Building)