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Ringvorlesung Artistic Research - Knowing in Performing

Di, 05. Mai

Classical Improvisation as a Meeting Point of Structural Awareness, Spontaneity and Risk-Taking

While the ability of music “to improve our manners and our souls” (Aristotle, Politics book 8, chapter V) has been recognised throughout times universally, musical authorities from CPE Bach, through Chopin, Arthur Rubinstein to Robert Levin today, keep reminding us that for that to happen, performers must bring – in addition to mastery of their instrument and the works performed - authentic expression, spontaneity and attitude of presence and risk-taking.

Extemporising used to be a natural part of Western music making up until the 19th century (some significant performers continued this tradition into the early 20th century). Audiences back then were expecting to be surprised when listening to a piece even if they knew it well, as the performance culture treated the performer as a creator.
This session will open with an overview of improvisation in western art-music and propose how to revive this mode of music-making, both in solo and ensemble contexts. This, by combining the use of know-how (structural, stylistic, textural and harmonic awareness) with real-time flow, playfulness and spontaneity. Active listening, awareness of emotional expression and communication are also a part of the work.
We will introduce introductory exercises of improvising in classical & baroque stylistic languages as well as tonally-free. We will then move to work on repertoire works by searching for their harmonic/structural reductions and elaborating those reductions through extemporisations towards one’s interpretation of the actual score. Improvised repeats, preludes and interludes, as well as fermata points and cadenzas, will also be introduced.


Eintritt frei

Zeit & Ort der Veranstaltung


Michaela Baumgartner




Vergangene Veranstaltungen:



  6.5.2018 -   Tage der offenen Tür

10.5.2018     des Lehrgangs für Computermusik und elektronische Medien


Ort: Rienösslgasse 12 - 3.Stock, 1040 Wien

Zeit: zwischen 10:00 und 19:00 Uhr



22.6.2018/ KONZERT



Sommerkonzerte des Lehrgangs für Computermusik und Elektronische Medien 
22. / 23. Juni 2019 
Beginn: 19:00 Uhr 
1160 Wien / Steinergasse 8




4.6.2018 -   Tage der offenen Tür

8.6.2018     des Lehrgangs für Computermusik und elektronische Medien


Ort: Rienösslgasse 12 - 3.Stock, 1040 Wien

Zeit: zwischen 10:00 und 20:30 Uhr



26.1.2018   WORKSHOP

Die Studienvertretung Tonmeister und der Studiengang Tonmeister der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien lädt ein zum 


„Arbeitsweisen für aufwändige Beschallungen von Orchestern mit Band, Solisten, Chor – spektrales Panorama – Raumsimulation – Spiegelschallquellen“

Vortragende sind:

Diplom-Tonmeister Prof. Carsten Kümmel
Diplom-Tonmeister Prof. Ulrich Vette

Eingeladen sind alle Interessierte!

Besonderen Dank geht an
Yamaha Österreich, sowie
ProPerformace Soundsystems-Acoustics-Solutions


Ort: Schleiergasse 20, 1100 Wien

Zeit: 14:00 Uhr





26.1.2018   Werkstattkonzert

Studentinnen und Studenten des Lehrgangs Computermusik und Elektronische Medien
an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien präsentieren ihre neuesten Arbeiten.

Students of the University Course for Computer Music and Electronic Media (ELAK)
at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna present their latest works.


Ort: Echoraum, Sechshauser Straße 66, 1150 Wien

Beginnzeit: 19h