C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface



Annual report of the IGNM Austria -  2008


At the beginning of 2008 we recognized that the former board had run into great debt. In 2007 they organized a large festival in Vienna, but they lost the overview of the financial situation. Moreover, the advertising was very poor and the organisation sometimes chaotic. Many members of the IGNM were profoundly shocked by this situation and realised there was a need for change at the head of the IGNM. In April 2008 a new board was elected. Two teams of candidates ran for election, and with 66% of the vote, the election was won by the following team:


President: Bruno Strobl - composer, ensemble leader, chairman of the Carinthian section of the IGNM since 1977. (

Vice-president: Irene Suchy – musicologist, lecturer at the University of Music Vienna, ORF-Radio. (

1. Secretary: Simon Vosecek – composer. (

2. Secretary: Manon Liu Winter, pianist, university professor at the University of Music Vienna. (

1. Treasurer: Hannes Raffaseder – composer, media-artist, professor at the Fachhochschule St. Pölten. (

2. Treasurer: Johannes Kretz – composer, teacher at the University of Music Vienna.



Further members of the board are the chairmen of the federal IGNM offices.


Our main goal was to reduce, or better still, to eliminate the debt. We are happy to say that we were very successful, as at the end of the year 2008 our balance showed no debt.


We had, and have many ideas, which will be the content of the report for 2009. In general, we have set new goals for our society.

So in future we do not want to be a performer-only society. We want to look for possibilities for performances for our members in collaboration with other concert organisers.

We want to network with other organisations such as the Austrian Composers Society or the Music Information Centre of Austria.

We will have to make a great effort to reach a better situation for  Austrian composers on ORF-radio, the Austrian broadcasting service ( broadcast music of living Austrian composers has been reduced from 9.700 minutes  to 4.200 minutes per year during the last 10 years!). Therefore we are also networking with the platform

With mica-Austria we had a common project within the festival “wien modern” with the general subject “Changing Audiences”.  We also started some new projects such as “music in discourse”, a series of presentations prepared and lead by different composers or music-artists, each presentation having a special, individual note.


More about our new projects in the annual report 2009.


Bruno Strobl