Collection, The

For the concert season 2021/22, projects were sought which explore the act of collecting as well as the state of a/the collection, with all historic, etymologic and possibly also personal significance.

September 26, 2021 – Elisabeth Flunger – play

A collection is an attempt to systematize the world or, on behalf of the whole, a section of the world, and to come to terms with the world through this practice. I have been collecting scrap as a musical instrument for about 25 years. In opposition to the obligation as a drummer for contemporary music to own, buy, transport and store a huge arsenal of percussion instruments with matching accessories, I have started to collect a new set of instruments that are easier to handle, take up less space, less costs and does not torment me with clichés, but always surprises me with new sounds and possibilities. The restriction to one material also met my desire for standardization and reduction.

The scrap as found, as a relic is a symbol of chance and transience. The objects are subject to a constant spatial change process: laying, leaning, spreading, piling, throwing, pushing, rolling, piling up, shaking and collapsing, arranging, shaping, pulling, shaking. Music is created as a by-product, improvisational, noisy and random.

Elisabeth Flunger – Objects

07. October 2021 – KNUSP

ATTENTION: Begin at 21:00 (!)

With KNUSP we – the curatorial team of Neue Musik St.Ruprecht – would like to establish a new format for encounters. Once a season we invite esteemed musicians of real-time music to exchange musical ideas with us.

At this gathering, different forms of synergies are to be cultivated and cultivated: The social networking, a commitment to each other, a handing out and recognition among colleagues and fellow campaigners. But even more important, creating and experiencing together, meeting each other in an open-minded manner, paying attention and respecting one another.

We have chosen a place of gathering for this, a sacred place, a place of silence and prayer and, appropriately.

Viola Falb | Saxophon

Judith Reiter | Viola

Gobi Drab | Flute

Klaus Haidl | String instruments

October 17, 2021 – Duo Montorfano & Arditto

Since 1997 Adriana Montorfano, flute and Cecilia Arditto, composition and objects (both originally from Argentina), work together in projects which explore the relationship between sound, image, objects, movement and architecture. All of them with a strong emphasis in music notation. The program “The attic” explores the sound quality of a collection of every day live objects: a dress, a pillow, pearls, tableware, pans, ventilators, old letters, a sewing machine, a pickup player and a mirror. All of them conform a unique a scene in counterpoint with the flute.
The contemporary flute explores a wide range of sound colors: subtle textures, spoken voice and breathing, all of them filtered by the flute tube and magnified by the acoustics of the church. 

This special collection of pieces for flute and objects, under the name “The attic“, reconstructs the identity of a woman that is gone through their belongings left behind.

Leftovers – for alto flute and objects: I. Clothing, II. Tableware, III. Pearls, IV. Letters
Música invisible#2 – for flute and a collection of small ventilators
The sewing machine – for sewing machine and sewing props.
Spiegeltjes – for flute, pickup player and a mirror: I. Cycle Spiegeltjes (WP), II. Zand, III. Snel (WP), IV. Tekening, V. Terug, (WP)

 Cecilia Arditto – composition, objects

Adriana Montorfano – flute 

November 7, 2021 – Double Solo with meeting rooms | Cooperation with Wien Modern

ATTENTION: Beginn at 21:30 !!

On this evening, the artists weave their solo programs five stones (for a.s.) and Frames of C into an evening and room-filling musical photo book. Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka dedicates her program to transience and the question of what remains. To do this, she dramaturgically expands her double bass playing by means of feeds and projections distributed throughout the room.

In his program, Thomas Berghammer deals with the interference between people and instruments, between instrumental sound and voice. He will examine the transitions and boundaries between the individual and the object in detail of the sounds and noises.

The perception is alternately guided via the surround sound to the instrument and from the instrument into the surround sound.

Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka – double bass, feed, projections

Thomas Berghammer – valve trumpet and slide trumpet, voice

March 27, 2022 – Duo Claussen / Klement

The two musicians freely use their pool of sounds, composed of field recordings, noises, vocal, instrumental and electronic sounds. Together they examine their collection for character, sound quality and possible combinations.

Martina Claussen – voice, objects, electronics

Katharina Klement – zither, objects, electronics

April 24th, 2022 – Antonietta Loffredo – Toy Piano

Signora Loffredo presents selected works from her large repertoire only for toy piano in a full-length concert. An instrument so small, intimate and fascinating – as if made for the fine acoustics of the Ruprechtskirche.

Diana Blom, Japanese Knitting – For toy piano and 3 knitting needles (2021)

Chris Adams, Diversions (2018)

Gaston Polle Ansaldi, Quasi rituale – For toy piano e toy percussion (2018)

Marco Pedrazzi, Tic-Tac-Toy (2018)

Alicia Sánchez Reyes, Direttore di latta – For toy piano and tin robot drummer (2018)

J.M. Block, Bâchage Prelude (2018)

Paul Smith, Constellations – For toy piano, toy xylophone and wrist bells (2021)

Mercedes Zavala, Toy Dance III (2018)

Mats O Hansson, Oceans of Time (2018)

Diana Blom, Cat’s Play – For toy piano, castanet, horn, bell (2019)

Gian Paolo Luppi, Toy,toy,toy! (2019)

Antonio Giacometti, Chorinho Sambado para o Schroeder – Toy piano e instrumentos de brinquedo (2021)

Antonietta Loffredo – Toy Piano

May 1st, 2022 – AiR | Artists in Residence

Duo Ar – Petra Stump-Linshalm – Christoph Herndler

AiR is the new networking program for New Music St.Ruprecht. For each season we bring together an existing ensemble with contemporary composers to promote exchange and expand the repertoire.

For the program premiere we were able to win the unique accordion duo Ar, which will premiere new works by Christoph Herndler and Petra Stump-Linshalm.

Duplicated solos for two accordions – Christoph Herndler (WP)

17 Versuche an eine Tür zu klopfen – Petra Stump-Linshalm (WP)

In that old light – Santiago Diaz-Fischer

DW29 Loops for Pawel Szymański – Bernhard Lang

Contra – Pedro Berardienelli

Maria Mogas Gensana – Accordeon

Mirko Jevtovic – Axxordeon

May 22nd, 2022 – Stump-Linshalm – contemplari

The contemplari program tries to unite the greatest possible diversity in the field of current music and to bring it into a common resonance through the subject of immersion. In the church you can feel the wordless invitation to be still, to pause and perhaps to get a more open perception.

Rafael Nassif – New work for two bass clarinets WP

Ulrich Drechsler – New work for two bass clarinets WP

Angelica Castello – New work for two bass clarinets WP

Petra Stump-Linshalm – bass clarinet

Heinz-Peter Linshalm – bass clarinet

May 23.-24., 2022 – Cooperation Wiener Festwochen – Souffle Continu

with Tarek Atoui, Uriel Barthélémi, Gobi Drab, Susanna Gartmayer and Vincent Martial

Inspired by the rich collection of historical instruments in the Musikverein, the Lebanese sound artist Tarek Atoui has created two new exhibits of his extraordinary musical instruments for Souffle Continu (continuous breath). These combine a special musicality with fascinating tactile and sculptural qualities. For the Wiener Festwochen, objects are created that use the air as a sound source. They invite you to play intuitively, so that the sound, completely raw, completely vibrating, can fall into your ears. Over the course of the festival weeks, the project moves out of the inner-city area of ​​Vienna in order to open up new horizons, both spatially and musically. Souffle Continu is an invitation to embark on a musical journey with the deaf, amateurs and professionals of classical music, improvisation, hip-hop and techno.

June 10th, 2022 – Long Night of Churches


Viola Falb | Saxophones

Gobi Drab | Recorders

Klaus Haidl | Stringed Instruments

June 12th, 2022 – Wolfgang Seierl & Claudia Pettrich – d´un vient cela

This program for string instruments and voice is based on various musical and literary collections, some of which have been forgotten, but to a certain extent can still be traced in the present. Works by Francesco de Milano, Peter Ablinger and Gerald Resch are also fragmented and defragmented, as are texts by Dante Alighieri. Many of the sources will only briefly light up, resonate, some alienated, augmented, cut up, transformed, merged with others, remixed …

Claudia Pettrich – soprano

Wolfgang Seierl – composition, string instruments