Welcome to Soundings – exploring the richly varied and vibrant world of contemporary music with a series of events. Soundings is a unique and groundbreaking enterprise organised by the Austrian Cultural Forum London that brings together composers, performers, students, administrators and scholars from Austria and the UK in a series of events in London.

Concerts, workshops and educational events will explore many facets of contemporary music. In May, six young composers are being profiled with performances given by the New Ensemble from the Royal Northern College of Music, together with outstanding young artists including Isabel Ettenauer, Lore Lixenberg, Richard Harwood, the Aurora Ensemble and the Choir of St.Paul’s, Knightsbridge. David Horne, one of our featured composers, will also be performing as pianist in several events.

The next part of the series will take place in November and will have a wider European focus. Events will include concerts given by Klangforum Wien and Chamber Domaine, a film composition project and a symposium exploring the issues and challenges facing contemporary music in the 21st century.

Many aspects of today’s music will be explored through this interaction between leading Austrian and British musicians in what promises to be a series of illuminating events.
We look forward to sharing them with you.


Elisabeth Kornfeind,
Director, Austrian Cultural Forum London