© Reiner Pfisterer

Musicbanda Franui & Nikolaus Habjan But Nowhere am I – Alas! – At home

Pilgrimage as a topic for life: “But nowhere am I—alas!—at home.” Franui, the music band with origins in East Tyrol and of unspoilt instrumentation, and the puppet master Nikolaus Habjan send the wanderer on a life’s journey. Details

Saturday
14. March 2015

19:00

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

© Promo

Hossein Alizadeh & Madjid Khaladj The mecca at heart

With the composer, instrumentalist and musicologist Hossein Alīzādeh, today’s indisputable ostad (master) of Persian music is coming to the Easter festival Imago Dei. Details

Friday
20. March 2015

18:30

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

© Promo

Sabri Brothers Qawwal The Prophets' Chants

Qawwali unites Persian and Indian musical traditions. The Indian Amir Khusro Dehlvi of the Chisti order of Sufis is credited with fusing the two traditions to create the dedicated chants of prophetic words. The roots of Qawwali can be traced back to the 8th century. Details

Saturday
21. March 2015

19:00

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

© Klaus Rudolph

Ensemble Musikfabrik Music from the world tomorrow

At the ninth hour, Jesus‘ hour of death, and within his cycle “Klang” (“Sound”), Karlheinz Stockhausen composed a string trio entitled “Hoffnung” (“Hope”) based on the liturgy of the hours. Details

Friday
27. March 2015

19:00

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

© Eric Richmond

The Tallis Scholars Metamorphosis

“The sound coming from the Tallis Scholars nearly transcends the humanly possible.”—This borderline experience, as the paper “The Telegraph” phrased it, can be expected when today’s most famous vocal ensemble takes sacral music on a pilgrimage through past and present times and through three religious denominations. Details

Saturday
28. March 2015

19:00

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

© C. Michaillard

Les Percussions de Strasbourg & Ensemble Arcantus The bread of death and the bread of life

Music is taking over the journey. The sounds in Iannis Xenakis’ “Persephassa” move through the space of the Minorite Church. The ritual with the musicians from Les Percussions de Strasbourg transitions into the Easterly cycle of death and resurrection, in Klaus Lang’s composition “Das Brot des Todes und das Brot des Lebens” (“The bread of death and the bread of life”) symbolized by the wandering sun. Details

Thursday
02. April 2015

19:00

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

© Alessandro Cavana

Marino Formenti Lo(o)se

The “Glenn Gould of the 21st century”, as the Los Angeles Times called Marino Formenti, eliminates time. In the Minorite Church, on the keys, he wanders through centuries of music, from Machaut, Bach and Liszt to Cage, Feldman, Ecno and Pärt. Details

Friday
03. April 2015

19:00

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

© Promo

Resonet The pilgrimage songs of Santiago de Compostela

The consecration celebrations of the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in the year 1211 was also a big party of music – to the then Galician king Alfonso IX, music was the highest expression of divinity. Details

Monday
06. April 2015

19:00

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche