aspekteFESTIVAL für zeitgenössische Musik | Salzburg | Podiumsdiskussion mit Buchvorstellung (in German):

Gender und Neue Musik

Sonntag, 20.3.2022, 16 Uhr, ARGE Kultur Salzburg, Studio

Since around 1980, the topic of "women in music" has been promoted through research, artistic and publishing activities. In 2016, triggered by a heated gender debate at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music, it became highly topical again and shook up the scene. Since then, much more current music has been programmed by female composers and relevant ensembles are working on their casts. Rebecca Saunders is "Composer in Residence" at the AspekteFESTIVAL 2022. The highly acclaimed book “Gender und Neue Musik” (transcript) was published in 2021 for the 2018 symposium in Hamburg (directed by V. Grund & N. Noeske). These explosive topics will be discussed on the podium.

Simone Heilgendorff, Moderation (Musicologist UdK Berlin, violist Kairos Quartett/Berlin)
Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin (composer)
Nina Noeske (Professor of musicology, HfMT Hamburg)
Ludwig Nussbichler (composer and artistit director of the aspekteFESTIVAL)

Öffentlicher virtueller Workshop:

Kooperation, Kollaboration, Kokreation: unsichtbare Autorschaften und pluralisierte Werke


Am 21.5. und 22.5.2021 findet der zweite Workshops zu dieser interdisziplinären Publikation statt, die herausgegeben wird von Ines Barner, Anja Schürmann und Kathrin Yacavone.


Ich stelle meinen Beitrag am 21.5. um 16:45 Uhr vor:

Zur Entwicklung des Ensembles für zeitgenössische (Kunst-)Musik „Klangforum Wien“, eine Innenperspektive


Anniversary Concerts of the Kairos Quartet


The Kairos Quartet turns 25 in 2021!


We celebrate with our own series of performances and workshops in the Spreehalle Berlin and in several venues in the state of Brandenburg.

This all happens with support of the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin, the Verein für den ausgefallenen Klang Brandenburg, and the Ministery of Science, Research and Culture in Brandenburg.

Check out the project website:

New edited book, published in April 2020. Have a look:

Vermittlung zeitgenössischer Musik. Mediating Contemporary Music

edited by Katarzyna Grebosz-Haring, Simone Heilgendorff, and Martin Losert

Mainz: Schott Music, 2020

You can order directly on Schott's website


Today, the mediation of contemporary (art) music offers a large, interdisciplinary field for activities and research, which in terms of institutions and methodology is particularly heterogeneous. It encompasses the work of cultural agents in institutions and music ensembles as well as at schools and music schools and it includes diverse concepts, pre-conditions, goals and certain courses of action.
This collection documents work and results of the programme area “ConTempOhr. Mediating Contemporary Music” in Salzburg and consists of papers on elementary music pedagogy, dance and choreography, composition und improvisation, psychology and cultural sociology and intermedia artistic work. It also contains papers referring to music mediation for leadership development in businesses, at festivals of contemporary (art) music, as part of work in music ensembles, at general schools, music schools, universities, and in instrumental pedagogy.

Second trip to Asia with the Kairos Quartet:

Nov. 11 to Nov. 23, 2019

Guangzhou (China) to teach and perform at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia): SoundBridge Festival, two concerts and a workshop

This trip is supported and co-financed by the Goethe Institut (Munich) and its branch in Kuala Lumpur

Starting in October 2019:

I am a new member of the

Guest Faculty of the Sound Studies program for future sound artistis at the

University of the Arts in Berlin (Germany).

My public habilitation lecture is scheduled:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019


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University of Salzburg, Austria

Auf der Suche nach einer zeitgemäßen Kultur der „alten Musik“.

„Originaltöne“ des 18. Jahrhunderts in der aktuellen Mainstream-Klassik

Presentation at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Music (UK):

Study Day of the RMA on May 23, 2019

The Classical Musician in the 21st Century

My talk there will be about my research on the contemporary music ensemble Klangforum Wien, founded in 1985, based on extensive interviews with ensemble members in 2015/16:

Becoming Klangforum. An Inside Perspective

More info:

Trip to Shanghai (China) to teach at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2018



New Music for String Quartet: Composition, Aesthetics, and Performance

Workshops for composition students and a performance with the Kairos Quartet (Ferneyhough, Georg F. Haas, Kurtág, Xenakis)

+ my lecture for students in music theory and music anlysis:

Projected Resonance: Tonal Dimensions of Microtonal Composition in Music by Georg Friedrich Haas

Hören ohne Sehen  Eine Grenzerfahrung
Workshop  at the contemporary music festival Dialoge in Salzburg (Austria) on Dec. 2nd, 2016, 9:30 to 13 o'clock
Marco Döttlinger, composer
Guides of the society for visually disabled and blind Salzburg