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Happy 60th birthday Beat Furrer!

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 06 December 2014

Beat Furrer (c) Universal Edition, Eric Marinitsch

Daniel Ender: Metamorphosen des Klanges; Studien zum kompositorischen Werk von Beat FurrerHappy Birthday Beat Furrer – composer, conductor, educator, and founder of Klangforum Wien and, together with Ernst Kovacic, “impuls” academy – and once more our warmest congratulations for winning the prestigious Grand Austrian State Prize [Großer Österreichischer Staatspreis]!

Also we’d like to make mention of Daniel Ender’s brand new book “Metamorphosen des Klanges”, a study of Beat Furrer’s compositional oeuvre that was presented on 4 December 2014 in Vienna.

Ö1 recently dedicated a programme titled “Beat Furrer - Der Alchemist” to the composer. Listen to almost 7 hours of music, most of which was composed by Beat Furrer, on Ö1.

Find out more about Beat Furrer on his website.

micatonal: portraits of Haas, Cerha and Furrer

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 04 July 2014


micatonal, music austria’s new webradio for contemporary music from Austria, will be broadcasting portraits on Friedrich Cerha, Beat Furrer and Georg Friedrich Haas within the next days. 

Tune in at the following times to listen to portraits on:

Friedrich Cerha: 5. July, 18:00
Beat Furrer: 8. July, 19:00
Georg Friedrich Haas: 11. July, 19:00

View the full programme on micatonal.

Beat Furrer receives the Grand Austrian State Prize

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 16 April 2014

Beat Furrer (c) Eric Marinitsch
Our warmest congratulations to Beat Furrer for winning the Grand Austrian State Prize [Großer Österreichischer Staatspreis].

Klangspuren Festival continues with Beat Furrer's Gaspra

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 24 September 2012

Beat FurrerGaspra for ensemble will be performed on 25 September by the TIMF Ensemble under Soo-Yeoul Choi at the Klangspuren Festival.

Other UE composers that are represented at the Klangspuren Festival are Wolfgang Rihm, Pierre Boulez, Georg Friedrich Haas and Johannes Maria Staud.

Vexations in Vienna

Posted on 15 February 2012

Klangforum Wien (Photo: Lukas Beck)

We’re off to the Konzerthaus in Vienna tonight for the latest concert in Klangforum Wien’s IKONEN series.

Under the title Vexations, Klangforum presents a rich programme of UE works:

Pierre Boulez: Mémoriale | ( ... explosante-fixe ... Originel)
Morton Feldman: Instruments 2
Beat Furrer: Time out 1 and 2
Friedrich Cerha: Bruchstück, geträumt

as well as Olga Neuwirth’s ... miramondo multiplo ...

Jean Deroyer conducts, Eva Furrer and Anders Nyqvist are the soloists.