musikprotokoll 2014 ... feeding the future

The musikprotokoll laboratory is opening its doors for the forty-seventh time. Artists, musicians, composers and experimenters from across the globe are coming to Graz to share the current results of their work: Klangforum Wien, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Arditti Quartet, Radian & The Necks, Andrey Kiritchenko, Klaus Lang and many more.
“Don’t exploit the past without feeding the future”, was opera director David Pountney’s comment on the online petition The festival sets out to tackle this task every year anew. The fact that Austria can refer to itself as a nation of music today is thanks not only to this country’s wonderful history of music, but equally has a great deal to do with those contemporaries who so uncompromisingly push the envelope of their art.
These artists must have the opportunity to showcase their works to a national and international audience: at festivals willing to take the risk of the unheard and in front of an audience willing to join them on their journey, to be surprised, touched or challenged by new music. After all, premieres can sometimes go amiss. Or the opposite. musikprotokoll has been taking this risk since 1968. At the same time, this festival was and is in danger – budgets have been axed, its right to exist called into question. But what no-one can take away from us is the conviction that festivals such as musikprotokoll will be needed for at least another 47,000 years to come. Because the future needs nourishment.

Sat 27/09 - Sun 12/10
Richard Mosse: The Enclave

Tue 07/10 - Thu 09/10
π node: In Search of the Future of Radio

Thu 09/10 - Sun 12/10, 12.00 - 20.00
Let's merry-go-round

Thu 09/10 & Sat 11/10
musikprotokoll has to be heard

Thu 09/10, 18.30
Sounding Servers

Fri 10/10, 19.30
Un concert grandiose - Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra & Klangforum Wien

Fri 10/10, 21.00 & Sat 11/10, 17.00
Personal Soundscapes

Fri 10/10, 21.30
Arditti Quartet: We're 40!

Fri 10/10, 23.00
Andrey Kiritchenko & Martin Brandlmayr: Meisterhafte Klangziseleure

Sat 11/10, 19.30
Klaus Lang: Schnelle Schnecken und träge Tanzfliegen [Fast Snails and Inert Dagger Flies]

Sat 11/10, 21:00
Jorge E. López: 1914/2014: Gebirgskriegsprojekt revisited [1914/2014: Mountain Warfare Project Revisited]

Sat 11/10, 22.00
Radian & The Necks: They finally come together!
Produced by steirischer herbst, ORF Radio Österreich 1 & ORF Landesstudio Steiermark
In cooperation with ECAS / ICAS – Networking Tomorrow’s Art For An Unknown Future, Europäische Union – Programm Kultur 2007-2013, Kunsthaus Graz, Landesschulrat für Steiermark, esc medien kunst labor, Auphonic,, .siacus), FutureEverything, TodaysArt, Insomnia, Skanu Mezs, CYNETART, Unsound, Cimatics, CTM Festival, Deutschlandradio Kultur, ORF Kunstradio, Radio Helsinki, Pd-graz & Realraum

Dates and Facts

09/10 – 12/10

Festival pass: 64 / 48 €
Day pass Fri 10/10: 28 / 24 €
Day pass Sat 11/10: 24 / 18 €

Ein weststeirsicher Wasserfall on Sun 12/10 at 16.30, is included in the musikprotokoll festival pass. Please get your reserved-seat ticket at any of the information and ticket offices while supplies last.

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Curated by Elke Tschaikner (AT), Susanna Niedermayr (AT) & Fränk Zimmer (AT/LU)