airborne extended

Photo of Airborne Extended by Fabian Schober
Airborne Extended (c) Fabian Schober


Genre(s): Classical Music, Contemporary Music, Electronic
From: Vienna, Austria
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airborne extended is a quartet for contemporary music consisting of flute, recorder/Paetzold, harp and harpsichord, with electronics, objects and performance.

The ensemble was founded in 2013 and its unique instrumental combination offers the possibility of creating a wide range of new sounds and colors, that in recent years has inspired several generations of composers from all over the world. Its constantly growing repertoire counts more than 80 premieres – working with both up-and-coming and established composers.
As a selected ensemble for NASOM 2018/19 – New Austrian Sound of Music airborne extended was official Austrian cultural ambassador and performed in international venues and festivals such as Wien Modern, musikprotokoll Graz, Stanislawsky Electrotheatre Moscow, Kalv Festivalen, Poznan Music Spring, Tempo Reale Festival, Vancouver New Music, National Opera Athen and many more.
Besides its concert activities, airborne extended offers regularly lectures and workshops for composers and instrumentalists and already collaborated with different academic institutions such as Kunstuniversität Graz, Bruckner Universität Linz, Tiroler Landeskonservatorium Innsbruck, Anadolu Üniversitesi Eskişehir, Bilkent University Ankara, State Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow, Royal Academy Aarhus, Academy of Music and Drama Gothenburg.


“Composition is a Cooperative Process” – airborne extended

Photo of airborne extended by Kyriaki Drakoti

airborne extended, an ensemble consisting of Tina Žerdin, Sonja Leipold, Elena Gabbrielli, and Caroline Mayrhofer, explores the unusual acoustic possibilities of their “double duo” instrumentation – harp, harpsichord, flute and recorder – in an ever-growing … read more »

An interview with airborne extended

Airborne extended (c) Luigi Opatija

With harpsichord, harp, flute and recorder, the ensemble AIRBORNE EXTENDED offers a unique tonal terrain for contemporary composers. New works by HANNES KERSCHBAUMER, ONUR DÜLGER, ELISABETH SCHIMANA and BRUNO STROBL, for example, were created around … read more »

Austrian Artists in The Hague

To kick-off the Austrian Focus in Rotterdam, Austrian artists are invited to the Austrian Residence in The Hague. On May 20, 2019 members of the ensemble Airborne extended will perform solo and duo pieces. The … read more »