„Young ensemble in residency“ – Ensemble Nikel

02/2015 impuls – AT

After previous residencies in 2013,  impuls invites also in 2015 a young ensemble to work intensively with composer participants and tutors at its Academy in Graz. Hereby the ensemble is given the possibility for extensive rehearsals and artistic cooperation, taking advantage also of other offers: meet up with tutors, attend lectures, meet and exchange, interlink and work with different instrumentalists, build up new repertoire… and present the results in public concerts.
In 2013 the Stockholm based ensemble Curious Chamber Players was selected, for 2015 Ensemble Nikel will be Ensemble in Residency at impuls.

Through a call for scores amongst young composers being also present at impuls in February, new works are written for the Ensemble. They will be discussed and worked on at reading-sessions on spot and at least partly also intensively rehearsed and then also performed in concert. Besides some members of Ensemble Nikel will also meet up, interlink and work with other young instrumentalists and composers at impuls and prepare also some more concert presentations.


Ensemble Nikel ©Markus Spepperer

©Markus Sepperer



Patrick Stadler: saxophone
Yaron Deutsch: e-guitar
Brian Archinal: percussion
Rei Nakamura: piano

+ Alfred Reiter: sound


impuls: 13.-25.2.2015
Location: KUG, 8010 Graz
Concert February 20th, 2015, 20h – MUMUTH, Ligeti-Hall



Concert Program


Composers selected through call:

# Jorge Diego Vázquez Salvagno: Reptiles (2014) – World Premiere

# Facundo Llompart: Toba (2014) – World Premiere

# Oliver Thurley: whose veil remains inscrutable (2014) – World Premiere


Additional program:

# Chaya Czernowin: Sahaf (2008)

# Marco Momi: Almost Nowhere for quartet and electronics (2014)



THe same day, reading sessions will be organised with:

Michele Sanna (10:30 – 13:00)

Djordje Markovic(17:30 – 20:00)


organized in partnership with Gaudeamus - NLIMD - DETime of Music - FI