Call for projects (September 2024 – June 2025)


The concert season 2024/25 of Neue Musik in St. Ruprecht is dedicated to

false stability | false fragility

We are looking for projects that examine and/or illuminate the (mis)conceptions and (mis)representati- ons of fragility and stability.

The Neue Musik in St. Ruprecht concert series is a place for presenting „peripheral“ music of Austrian and international provenance. Acoustic concerts as well as electronic music forms that honor the acoustic setting are desired. Special attention goes to premieres and music that is conceptualized specifically for the concert series of Neue Musik in St. Ruprecht and that is compatible to the contents of the manifesto (

Programs presenting real time music respectively music of the 21st century only are favored.

Submission categories

-) Concert / performance: bands, ensembles, soloists with a finished or fully planed program with a thematic reference. All genres of contemporary music and transdisciplinary projects are welcome (compositions, improvisations, electronics, drone, etc.).

-) AiR – Artists in Residence: Composers and existing ensembles can apply for “AiR” – Artists in Residence. Two composers and one ensemble will be selected from the applications. As part of a concert evening, the two new works will be premiered by the ensemble and juxtaposed with the ensemble’s selected contemporary repertoire. Submission is only possible for existing ensembles.

Technical possibilities

The Ruprechtskirche is a sacral building with the acoustics that come with such buildings.
We have a stereo PA system with a 12 channel mixer (but no subwoofer) are not available. Lighting (except for hall lights) is not available at the church. Additionally required equipment has to be rented, which has to be taken into account for the budget of the concert. You can ask the team of the Neue Musik in St. Ruprecht for suppliers and for an estimation of the costs.
Generally speaking, concerts with stereo PA but also multi-channel pieces that use the whole space are possible.

Important: There is no organ available in the church, only a (mostly untuned and untuneable) upright piano.

Financial matters

The budget for each concert depends on fundings and sponsoring and is not fully assured at the time of this call. We would like to point out that for this reason the chances of realization are typically higher for projects with modest costs and realistic calculations. As a principle, the concert series is more suitable for smaller line-ups.


January 20, 2024 (date of arrival)

This call is for the season of September 2024 to June 2025.

Submissions that we receive after the deadline will not be considered.

Project submission

PDF file format, 2 pages A4
German or English language

First page:
-) Your contact data (name, nationality, web site, email address, address, phone)
-) Project description
-) Duration of the performance (important if the project is not feature-length)
-) Line-up, including technician(s)

Second page:
-) Possible dates (concerts are always on Sundays)
-) List of past and planned presentations of the submitted project
-) Financial expectations
-) Technical requirements and space concept
-) Statement why the project should be part of the series, connection to the manifesto
-) Optional: Web links to concepts/scores/photos, video and audio recordings
(excerpt with max. 3 minutes duration)

Please don’t send media as email attachments.


Subject: NMR Call 2024/25