Academy Second Modernism
No excuses anymore I & II
Concerts
EUR 28 (combined price EUR 45)
Dates
8 June
Saturday
Time 7.30pm
Compositons by Monthati Masebe, Marina Lukashevich, Shasha Chen, Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis, Du Yun
 
9 June
Sunday
Time 7.30pm
Compositions by Dilay Doğanay, Aida Shirazi, Bushra El-Turk, Mirela Ivičević, Brigitta Muntendorf
 
8 June
Saturday
Time 7.30pm
Compositons by Monthati Masebe, Marina Lukashevich, Shasha Chen, Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis, Du Yun
 
9 June
Sunday
Time 7.30pm
Compositions by Dilay Doğanay, Aida Shirazi, Bushra El-Turk, Mirela Ivičević, Brigitta Muntendorf
 
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Did you know that only 7,7% of the works performed by orchestras worldwide are by female composers?

The Academy Second Modernism aims to increase the visibility of female creators of music, in particular by calling on theatres, opera houses and concert venues as well as festivals to commit themselves to increasing the share of works by womxn composers in their programmes. After all, even after a century of modernism still only 7.7% of works performed by orchestras worldwide stem from female composers.

Each year from 2024 onwards, ten womxn composers from across the globe will come together with local and international figures of inspiration at Wiener Festwochen in order to develop strategies for greater visibility and present their own compositions – performed by Klangforum Wien. The womxn composers chosen for 2024 by an international jury include Pulitzer Prize winner Du Yun, Bushra El-Turk – named one of the 100 most inspiring women by the BBC –, Monthati Masebe from South Africa and Brigitta Muntendorf.

  • 8 June, 7.30pm NO EXCUSES ANYMORE I

    Monthati Masebe
    MERARO

    Marina Lukashevich
    LULLABY

    Sha Sha Chen
    401 BLOWS (UA)

    Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis
    TÍNIG

    Du Yun

    WHERE WE LOST OUR SHADOWS

  • 9 June, 7.30pm NO EXCUSES ANYMORE II

    DilayDoğanay
    ÖLULLABY(E)

    Aida Shirazi
    CRYSTALLINE TREES

    Bushra El-Turk
    MURMURATIONS

    Mirela Ivicevic
    CASE BLACK

    Brigitta Muntendorf
    NEKROPOLIS

Credits

Concept Jana Beckmann With Du Yun, Bushra El-Turk, Shasha Chen, Dilay Doğanay, Mirela Ivičević, Marina Lukashevich, Monthati Masebe, Brigitta Muntendorf, Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis, Aida Shirazi Ensemble Klangforum Wien
Jury* Jana Beckmann, Barbora Horáková Joly, Sofia Jernberg, Sophie Schafleitner, meLê yamomo

*In case of a close relationship between a jury member and an applicant composer, the jury member abstained from voting.
Production

A project by Wiener Festwochen In Cooperation with Arnold Schönberg Center, ORF Radiokulturhaus, Ö1

Academy Second Modernism

To find out more about the womxn composers and the Academies background please click here.

Combined price

Tickets for the two concerts of the Academy Second Modernism on 8 and 9 June are available at a combined price of EUR 45 at advance ticket sales and subjet to availability.

Project partner

A project by Wiener Festwochen In Cooperation with Arnold Schönberg Center, ORF Radiokulturhaus, Ö1

Acknowledgment

We would like to thank Barbara Ludwig | Hotel Beethoven and the German Embassy in Vienna for their support of the project.

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