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Young Ensembles: Black Page Orchestra – impuls

08/2021 impuls – AT

 Young Ensemble in Residency: Black Page Orchestra

Black Page Orchestra is one of the ensembles benefitting from the Young Ensembles program of the ULYSSES Network. The musicians of the ensemble take the position of junior-tutors at impuls, offering workshops for young composers, and profiting themselves from the support of senior academy tutors on site.

The ensemble members have the chance to connect with young composers through a call for scores, reading/feedback-sessions, and partly more intense rehearsals, leading to performances of selected pieces as well as other works as typical for their own repertoire and profiles.

Black Page Orchestra is featured with two concerts, working closely with François Sarhan for example, one of the academy´s composition tutors, to premiere a selection of pieces from his „Log Book 2020“ at the impuls Festival.

Besides several presentations of their workshops, dealing with „21st Century Piano Virtuosity“ for example, are scheduled and so is a solo and duo concert with musicians of the ensemble as well as a talk, where the ensemble shares its knowledge about how to create a recognizable ensemble-profile, the art of programming and many other practical issues.

Concert 1:
18.8.2021, KUG .
TIP . Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz, Austria

Programme Black Page Orchestra:

Peter Ablinger: from Black Series: Mondrian-Serie (2013)

Sarah Nemtsov: White Eyes Erased (2014/15)

Mirela Ivičević: The F SonG (Dominosa VII) (2014)

Matthias Kranebitter: Combative Music and Its Algorithmic Demystification (2020, premiere)

Stefan Prins: Fremdkörper # 2 (2010)

Alexander Kaiser: Mechanical Dogs (2019)




Concert 2:
27.8.2021, KUG .
TIP . Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz, Austria


Programme Black Page Orchestra:

Antonis Rouvelas: Of that which already began (2018 / 2nd version, 2021, world premiere) / Video by Yasaman Hasani 

Rakhat-Bi Abdyssagin: Graz-i-A (2020, world premiere)

Beltrán González: Dynamic Effects of Diverse Argentine Macroeconomic Variables in the Period 1989-2002 (2021, world premiere)

François Sarhan: Log Book 2020 (selection, world premiere)




Special Programs with Black Page Orchestra
at impuls academy and festival (16.- 27.8.2021)

Black Page Orchestra . Call for Scores + Feedback

Black Page Orchestra. Alessandro Baticci . On Flute

Black Page Orchestra. Alfredo Ovalles . 21st Century Piano Virtuosity . Call for Scores + Feedback

Black Page Orchestra. Samuel Toro Pérez . Call for Scores for E-Guitar + Feedback


Workshop presentation . Works for e-guitar with Samuel Toro Pérez e-guitar

24.8.2021, 18.30, KUG . Palais Meran, Florentinersaal, Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz

Iván Adriano Zetina Ríos Grattos of Netanya (2021, world premiere)

Itziar Viloria – Schematic Chart of Nothing vs Everything (2021, world premiere)


19.8.2021, 11.00-13.00, KUG . Florentinersaal, Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz

Case study Black Page Orchestra.
Presentation + Discussion with Matthias Kranebitter

On top of that two more concerts (within the framework also of NASOM, New Austrian Sound of Music) took place with individual musicians of the Black Page Orchestra during the impuls period


17.8.2021, 11.00 + 12.00, KUG . TIP . Theater im Palais, Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz
Alfredo Ovalles piano

Gérard Pesson Vexierbilder II (2003)

Margareta FerekPetrić I repeat myself when under stress (2018)

Bernhard Lang Intermezzo II (2015)

Matthias Kranebitter 3 nihilistische Etüden über eine Liebe der Musikindustrie (2013)


17.8.2021, 15.00-18.00, KUG . TIP . Theater im Palais, Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz


Alessandro Baticci amplified flutes, live-electronics

Rafał Zalech digitalized viola, live-electronics


Nimikry Dichotomy II (2021), installative performance for digitalized viola, amplified flutes and live-electronics


© Black Page Orchestra


Black Page Orchestra

Alessandro Baticci, flutes

Florian Fennes, saxophones

Samuel Toro Pérez, e-guitar

Alfredo Ovalles, piano/keyboard

Igor Gross, percussion

Fani Vovoni, violin

Rafał Zalech, viola

Matthias Kranebitter, electronics

François Sarhan speaker


Organized in partnership with :
Divertimento Ensemble - IT, Ircam - FR, Mixtur - ES, Warsaw Autumn - PL