|lx Q&A sessions: Impuls Neue Musik

Impuls Neue Musik

In anticipation of Kultur | lx’s collaboration with Impuls neue Musik starting in 2023, we invite you to a webinar with Sophie Aumüller, Director of the Fund, and Bernhard Günther, member of the Impuls Artistic Committee and Artistic Director of the Wien Modern and ZeitRäume Basel festivals.

This session, taking place on the 27th of June at 10:30 AM, will give you the opportunity to discuss with both speakers, who will present Impuls neue Musik and their call for projects for 2023.

About Impuls neue Musik

Founded in 2009, Impuls neue Musik is a fund that promotes exchanges between France, Switzerland and Germany in the area of contemporary music. It finances music projects that involve partners from the aforementioned countries, making the fund a Franco-German network. Project partners can be artists, ensembles, venues, festivals, universities, academies, research institutes, cultural associations and institutions.

To familiarize yourself with the funding criteria of Impuls neue Musik, we invite you to read this link carefully.

More information


Monday, June 27 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm


Online (A link will be sent to you)

Am I eligible to participate?

Luxembourgish citizens or residents

Since Impuls neue Musik is a network dedicated to creative music, this webinar is aimed at anyone with a connection to contemporary music. This can involve any art form (music, performance, visual art…etc.) or any type of project that has a strong connection to contemporary music (concerts, festivals, music theater, artist residencies, academies, sound installations).

The speakers

Bernhard Günther has been Artistic Director of the Wien Modern Festival since 2016. Between 2012-2022 he also directed the festival ZeitRäume Basel – Biennale for New Music and Architecture, which first came to public attention in 2015, as well as being the chief dramaturge of the Philharmonie Luxembourg from 2004-2016, where he was responsible for the festival rainy days, among others. After unfinished studies at the Musikhochschule Lübeck (violoncello) and the University of Vienna (musicology, theater studies, linguistics, etc.), he joined mica – music information center austria in 1994 as editor of the encyclopedia of contemporary music from Austria, where he served as curator and deputy managing director until 2004.

He has been intensively involved with new music and its environment for more than 25 years as a passionate visitor and organizer of concerts in a wide variety of genres and formats, as an author, editor, dramaturge and curator for various publishers, media and event organizers, as a jury member (including the Kranichsteiner Music Prize, German Music Council, Impuls neue Musik) as well as an occasional musician.

Sophie Aumüller, born in Munich, studied Romance philology in Freiburg, Berlin and Paris. She first worked as an editor, translator and reader in the field of literature and film, and has been active in the music sector since 2004. In 2008 she founded the Shared Sounds festival at Radialsystem V in Berlin, which ran until 2010. In 2011, she co-initiated and directed the Vokal¬fest chor@berlin.

Since 2011, she has been directing the Franco-German-Swiss Fund for Contemporary Music Impuls neue Musik. She also serves on numerous juries, most recently for the cultural support program of the Berlin Senate (until 2021), as well as the Ensembleförderung Musik program of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.