“Sommer in Stuttgart” Festival with Beat Furrer and Peter Jakober

Sommer in Stuttgart, Stuttgart/DE
June 4 – 8, 2014

sommer_in_stuttgart_200The festival “Sommer in Stuttgart” was founded in 2007 by the association “Musik der Jahrhunderte” (in English: music of the centuries), a fusion of various local organizations and the central motor of the contemporary music scene in Stuttgart.The festival takes place every year at various local venues in the summer months and offers a stage for special productions of the participating organizations. Each year the festival focuses on a different theme, be it staged or thematic concerts, experimental music and performances, and music theater.
Link: www.mdjstuttgart.de/sommer

Featured Austrian Composers in 2014:

Beat Furrer

Date: Friday, June 6 | 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Theaterhaus T1, Stuttgart

  • ‘Linea dell’orrizonte’ for ensemble

furrer_portraitBeat Furrer was born in 1955 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and studied compostion with Roman Haubenstock-Ramati and conducting with Otmar Suitner in Vienna. In 1985 he laid the foundation for the highly acclaimed contemporary music ensemble, the Klangforum Wien, which performed under his artistic direction until 1992. Still strongly linked to this ensemble, Beat Furrer belongs to one of the most important Austrian composers of our time.
Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_Furrer

Peter Jakober

Date: Saturday, June 7 | 9:30 p.m.
Venue: Theaterhaus T1, Stuttgart

  • ‘stehende Zeit’ for soprano, viola da gamba and lute
    (world premiere)


Peter Jakober was born in 1977 and grew up in southern Styria. In 1998 he started studying composition with Georg Friedrich Haas and Gerd Kühr and graduated with distinction in 2006. So far, his works have been performed by numerous prestigious ensembles at many renowned contemporary music festivals.
Together with Erich Ranegger, Jakober founded the annual “Hörfest” event in 2003, which focuses on offering a performance platform for young composers. After stays in Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Cologne (Germany), Peter Jakober currently lives and works in Vienna.
Link: peterjakober.com

Photo Credits:
Beat Furrer: © Peter Oswald
Peter Jakober: © Eva M. Silberschneider