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  • Austrian Cultural Forum New York 11 E 52nd St New York, NY, 10022 United States (map)

The ACFNY is proud to be teaming up with the Talea Ensemble to present the third installment of their annual American Immersion series, this year featuring Austrian composer Clemens Gadenstätter. Join us for the opening concert, an evening of contemporary chamber music, where the JACK Quartet will perform US premieres of Gadenstätter’s works for small ensembles and a special ACFNY commission from 2012.

JACK Quartet

Members of the Talea Ensemble
Yuki Numata Resnick, violin

Chris Gross, cello

Stephen Gosling, piano


moved by (2014)

bersten/platzen (Paramyth 4) (2012) *US premiere

haeuten (Paramyth 1) (2012) *Commissioned by the ACFNY
*in-concert discussion with Clemens Gadenstätter


Clemens Gadenstätter’s work revolves around the semantic aspects of sounds. Born in Zell am See, Austria in 1966, he studied composition with Erich Urbanner and Helmut Lachenmann and flute at the Music University in Vienna.

Gadenstätter has composed commissioned pieces for the Musikbiennale Berlin, the Südwestrundfunk Baden-Baden, Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart, Konzerthaus Berlin, Musik der Jahrhunderte – Stuttgart, Wien Modern, Austrian National Broadcaster ORF, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Recherche, the Salzburger Festival, and Ensemble Modern among others. He has collaborated with a host of orchestras such as RSO – Wien, SWR Orchestra Freiburg and Baden Baden, Hilversum Kamerorkest, RSB Berlin, Philharmonie de Luxemburg; Ensembles such as Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, ASAMISIMASA – Oslo, L'Instant Donné Paris, Ensemble Recherche, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Ensemble Ascolta Stuttgart and many more.

His interest lies not only in the sounds of new music, but more generally, all sounds that shape the human hearing experience: noises from everyday life, entertainment, music, and even sounds from advertisement or movies.

The JACK Quartet electrifies audiences worldwide with "explosive virtuosity" (Boston Globe) and "viscerally exciting performances" (New York Times). The Philadelphia Inquirer has proclaimed their performance as being "among the most stimulating new-music concerts of my experience."