musikprotokoll 2022: “Whodentity”

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(c) musikprotokoll 2022

“Whodentity” is an artificial word with which musikprotokoll 2022 wants to shed light on currently pressing questions about identities. The festival will once again take place in Graz, from the 6th – 9th October, 2022. For more information about this year’s theme and program, see below.

about the 2022 edition

“Whodentity” is an artificial word with which we at musikprotokoll 2022 want to shed light on currently pressing questions about identities. Who is “we”, what identity is attributed to whom in society in a certain context?

For musikprotokoll 2022 and its concerts with the Ensemble Modern, the vocal ensemble Cantando Admont and with the Vienna RSO, now also conducted by a female conductor, we wanted to turn things around completely after almost 55 years, especially in the structurally most conservative and still very male-dominated concert genre, and premiere music exclusively by female composers.

But interesting aspects are also hidden beyond the binary of female-male in contradictory, subtle, colourful, more radical configurations. Not simply a male supremacy, but the markers of belonging of “human beings” as such and “artificial intelligence”, for example, are at stake.

Alexander Schubert’s project “Unity Switch” and also his project with the AI programme “Av3ry” as a non-binary persona enrich the search for a “whodentity”.

(c) musikprotokoll 2022
(c) musikprotokoll 2022

Directed by: Elke Tschaikner

Curated by: Rainer Elstner, Susanna Niedermayr, Christian Scheib, Elke Tschaikner und Fränk Zimmer

Production: ORF Radio Österreich 1 and ORF Steiermark

In co-production with steirischer herbst ’22

the program


6.10. – 19:00 | Dom im Berg Zbigniew Chojnacki
6.10. – 19:30 | Dom im Berg Styrian Improvisers Orchestra
6.10. – 21:00 | Dom im Berg Spacial Adventures Katarina Gryvul, Aho Ssan, Isabella Forciniti
6.10. – 22:00 | Dom im Berg Why Frets?: Downtown 1983 Marko Ciciliani
7.10. – 19:00 | Helmut List Halle Kateryna Suprun I
7.10. – 19:30 | Helmut List Halle RSO Wien Shiva Feshareki, Margareta Ferek-Petrić, Olga Neuwirth, Luna Alcalay
7.10. – 22:00 | Helmut List Halle Ensemble Zeitfl uss Gerd Kühr
8.10. – 19:00 | Helmut List Halle Kateryna Suprun II
8.10. – 19:30 | Helmut List Halle Ensemble Modern Mirela Ivičević, Milica Djordjević, Petra Strahovnik, Juste Janulyte, Tania León
8.10. – 22:00 | Helmut List Halle Cantando Admont Adriana Hölszky, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Charlotte Seither, Elisabeth Harnik
9.10. – 16:30 | Dom im Berg Aleksandra Słyż
9.10. – 17:00 | Dom im Berg Goat Song Project Yalda Zamani, Rojin Sharafi, John Eckhardt, Nimikry, Shiva Feshareki,
Jorge Sánchez-Chiong
9.10. – 19:30 | MUMUTH Avatara Christof Ressi


6.– 9.10. | Slots* | Graz Museum Unity Switch Alexander Schubert

6.– 9.10. | 10:00-19:00 | Akademie Graz Why Frets?: Tombstone Marko Ciciliani

7.– 9.10. | Slots* | Die Grazer Märchenbahn Grotto Trails Memory Eva Ursprung, Seppo Gründler, Robert Lepenik, Follow the Rabbit

7.– 9.10. | Slots* | esc medien kunst labor Echtzeitkunstwelt Dominik Grünbühel, Norbert Unfug, Sebastian Pirch

*Reserve your slot:

exhibitions and art

From 1.9. | online: Av3ry Alexander Schubert

7.– 8.10. | 18:00-00:00 | Helmut List Halle 100 Jahre Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik

From 25.10. | online musikprotokoll dynamic streaming


7.10. – 14:30 | Theater im Palais musikprotokoll@ARTikulationen
7.10. – 17:00 | Dom im Berg Student 3D Audio Production Competition
8.10. – 10:00 | esc medien kunst labor Ö1 Klassik-Treff punkt Cordula Bürgi, Reni Hofmüller, Margareta Ferek-Petrić, Elke Tschaikner
8.10. – 14:30 | Palais Meran Sounding Fragilities Pia Palme
8.10. – 17:00 | MUMUTH Why Frets?: Requiem for the Electric Guitar Marko Ciciliani, Nico Couck
9.10. – 14:30 | esc medien kunst labor Sonic Exegesis Ulla Rauter, Yara Mekawei, Hui Ye