Donaueschingen Festival 2013
For many years now the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation has acknowledged the Donaueschingen Festival’s special ability of rising to ever new challenges as a hub and focal pivot of contemporary music in Europe.
After 2009 when the traditional orchestra was questioned in aesthetic terms, 2010 which saw a focus on that “regal” discipline of chamber music, the string quartet, and 2011 when the emphasis was placed on vocal music, in 2012 the Donaueschingen Festival was focused on a new genre currently emerging – one based on our electrified and digitalized world. The next Donaueschingen Festival will run from October 18 to 20, 2013. Amongst others, composition compositions have been issued to Georges Aperghis, Raphael Cendo, Philippe Manoury, Ole-Henrik Moe, Bruno Mantovani, Bernhard Lang, Enno Poppe and Alberto Posadas. All compositions will be commissioned by the broadcaster Südwestrundfunk. Klangforum Wien will be the Ensemble-in-Residence. Also performing here will be Ircam, musikFabrik, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and the orchestra SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg.
October 18 – 20, 2012