Klangforum Wien, a collective of 24 fearless musicians from ten countries who perform balancing acts, undertake voyages of discovery and who pose questions. With leading composers of our time they constantly explore new horizons of artistic creativity. In 2020 the Klangforum Wien looks back on 35 years of uncompromising work on the NEW in music and aims to broaden its own repertoire with this invaluable experience. Besides presenting the newest works of our time the ensemble of soloists will increasingly analyse the past 100 years in search of what is new in music. The repertoire of the Klangforum Wien ranges from Abschied (Farewell) from Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) to the start of the new musical decade beginning in 2020. Today’s masterpieces were frequently the misunderstood works of the past, the highly energetic works of today will become the masterpieces of the future. It is undoubtedly exciting to be present at the moment of a world premiere of new music performed by the Klangforum Wien. Open minded, virtuoso playing, precision in listening – the Klangforum Wien has its own reservoir of unmistakeable sounds, forms spatial experiences and challenges its audiences. It is concerned with the event in the best sense of the word: a sensual experience with irresistible immediacy. The newness in the music of the Klangforum Wien speaks, acts and beguiles. This music concerns everyone!