Hannes Kerschbaumer, born in 1981 in Brixen (Italy). He studied composition with Gerd Kühr, Pierluigi Billone, Beat Furrer and Georg Friedrich Haas. His music has been performed in festivals worldwide. In 2009 he was awarded the Musikförderungspreis der Stadt Graz, 2012 the Startstipendium of the bm:ukk, 2013 the Hilde-Zach Förderstipendium der Stadt Innsbruck, 2014 the Andrzej-Dobrowolski Kompositionsstipendium des Landes Steiermark, 2015 the SKE Publicity Preis, 2016 the Staatsstipendium für Komposition, in 2017 he’s awarded the Erste Bank Kompositionspreis. Winner of the OPER.A 20.21 Composition competition of the Haydn Foundation (2017). He is co-founder of the ensemble chromoson, artistic director of “hörbar! tag der neuen music” and member of the electronik-trio “dark matter”. He lives as a freelance composer in Innsbruck (Austria).


2019 Calgary New Music Festival | Airborne Extended


Is there still something to discover in the sounding surface? Hannes Kerschbaumer answers this question with yes. He defines the exploration of microsounds as “sound-dissection” and analyses the sound electronically in order to transfer it again on instruments. In his piece not.to, he works with the sounds of piccolo-flute and Paetzold-Kontrabass-recorder, which are amplified and distorted through transducers on resonating instruments.