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impuls 2020/21       

1.)   impuls . international Composition Competition . Front Row Seat . Alexander Kaiser

2.)   impuls . Front Row Seat . Graz Arts Festivals during the Pandemic – A Discussion

3.)   impuls . Festival Artists in Focus


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1.) impuls . Front Row Seat

With „Front Row Seat“, AVL Cultural Foundation, supporter and partner of impuls, offers a new channel to give voice and to promote artists and their activities.

After a film on Emre Sihan Kaleli, „Front Row Seat“ now presents another impuls composer with Alexander Kaiser, also nominee of the international impuls Composition Competition. Three more films of further nominees – all of them finding their impuls commissions premiered by Klangforum Wien at Helmut List Halle on August 16th this year as opener of the impuls Festival 2021 – are to follow still.


>>> Find out more about composer Alexander Kaiser´s work in this „Front Row Seat“-short film.




2.) impuls . international Composition Competition . Front Row Seat . Graz Arts Festivals during the Pandemic – A Discussion


One year ago, businesses around the globe were forced to adjust to a new reality. In this special episode of AVL Cultural Foundation’s « Front Row Seat » series, we will discuss these challenges with the directors of art and culture festivals in Graz, and learn how the pandemic has shaped their work.


Antonia Zangger-Kreuzer, AIMS – American Institute of Musical Studies

Sebastian Höglinger and Peter Schernhuber, Diagonale
Ute Pinter, impuls
Henriette Gallus, steirischer herbst
Mathis Huber, styriarte

>>> Find out more about the festival´s work during the pandemic in this film (for subtitles check CC at right corner of vimeo-frame)




3.) impuls . Festival Artists in Focus

mica – music Austria, cooperation partner of impuls, has published several interviews with impuls Festival artists, such as Ensemble in Residency Schallfeld, Alexander Kaiser, Emre Sihan Kaleli, Alfredo Ovalles, Alessandro Baticci/Nimikry, Matthias Kranebitter …
>>> Find out more about impuls Festival artists





Many thanks to our Cooperation-Partners 2020/2021 so far …


Many thanks for supporting impuls 2020/21


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Many thanks to our Partners 2020/21





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With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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founding & artistic board members: Beat Furrer + Ernst Kovacic

secretary general: Ute Pinter .




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