Journal Archive
New Release
Catch-Pop String-Strong: II
Jelena Popržan and Rina Kaçinari performed numerous concerts around the globe during the last two years, where they touched an excited audience. Although being busy on the road, they steadily worked on their second album. We expected a shoot for the moon and have been presented with even superior music! Find the album right here.
Ernst von Siemens Composers’ Awards
Four new CDs of the Award winners!
With great please we are releasing three new CDs in co-operation with Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation: Brigitta Muntendorf, Simone Movio, Samy Moussa and Luis Codera Puzo. 
New Release
Arditti Quartet: Pandora`s Box
Impressive listening experience guaranteed: the amazing Arditti Quartet performs John Zorn, Luke Bedford, Rebecca Saunders and Benedict Mason! Find the album right here.
New Digital Release
Dimitri Kourliandski: Negative Modulations
Sound as living, physiological phenomenon: composed by Dimitri Kourliandski. Find the album right here!
Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
Composer's Awards 2014!
On Saturday May 24th 2014 three young composers receive the Composers' Awards of Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation. As in previous years, a portrait CD of each composer is part of the awards. Read more ... 
Tiroler Festspiele in Erl 2014
Bruckner, Bluebeard, Carmina Burana
and the Ring
The Tyrolean Festival in Erl is treating us to a superb summer programme this year: between July 10th and August 3rd the quaint little village will be drowned in music once again, with countless performances in its two vast concert halls.

And with Catch-Pop String-Strong and Alma stepping out onto the stage, two col legno artists will be making their “Erl-Debut” this year! 
Diapason d’or 3/2014
Formenti's "Notturni" receives Diapason award
In March 2014, Marino Formenti’s WIEN MODERN recording "Notturni" has been awarded with the Diapason d’or.
Treating musicians and listeners with respect
Now it’s official: we play fair
The new col legno webshop has now been officially certified as a provider of music that does business in a fair and legitimate manner. “Why, of course,” one might think – but what exactly does this mean? Read more... 
The 2014 download subscription for
friends of col legno
New year, new luck: 9 releases for an unbeatable price, plus 20% discount on all other download items and lots of benefits more: The Worldwide Download Abo! Let us suprise you with new music and explore new sounds. With your subscription you play a truly vital part in the creation of today’s music. Welcome to our life enjoying club col legno! Further details → here.
col legno with 2 nominees!
International Classical Music Award 2014
Salvatore Sciarrino "Macbeth" and Pascal Dusapin "O Mensch!" nominated! 
Hat tip to John Cage
Pulsinger/Fennesz: In Four Parts
What a combination: Patrick Pulsinger, Christian Fennesz and John Cage! Upon invitation by the WIEN MODERN festival the two legendary electronic music protagonists invoked the spirit of John Cage for inspiration. Equipped with a modular synthesizer, a guitar and electronics they create an intense musical experience that stimulates the listener’s imagination in wondrous ways. Available as CD, in mp3 and 24bitFLAC format.
The German Record Critics’ Award
Alma on the list of best recordings!
"As the band Alma, four young women and one man achieve their ideas how Alpine folk tradition can be conveyed into present time and for the people now living. With violins, bass, accordion and vocals (mostly yodeling), and with lightness, passion and imagination they let grow multifarious sprouts and blossoms from the roots: creativity is king."
(For the jury: Mike Kamp)

-> The German Record Critics' Award
Ernst von Siemens composer prize winner CDs
The new recordings are available at col legno now! Young contemporary music! Check it out here. 
O Mensch!
Three questions to Pascal Dusapin
A short interview with Pascal Dusapin and col legno about his song cycle "O Mensch!". 
Art, architecture and acoustic sophistication: the winter festival in Erl!
The brand new Festival House is a symbol of a fruitful union between public and private convictions, a symbol of art and of the commitment to creating an environment for art that meets the highest standards.

The Erl Winter Festival: 26 Dec 2012 – 6 Jan 2013.
For Information about the program in english: tirolerfestspiele.at
Wien Modern
Beyond the waltz
In 2012 the WIEN MODERN festival celebrates its 25th anniversary: with four weeks crammed with events hosted by 16 different venues, a total of 37 projects and more than 480 artists taking part, it is Austria’s largest festival for contemporary music. And col legno is on board again. 
Burgtheater Wien
And the crowd goes wild: Fool of Love
Franui, Karsten Riedel, Shakespeare and col legno: the music from the celebrated Burgtheater production “Fool of Love” is finally available on CD, for you to take home and cherish. Musical entertainment at its very best. 
New releases!
A delicate scent and a fiery red sun
Two new releases document the work of contemporary composers in quite different ways: we proudly present our Clemens Gadenstätter “Portrait” CD, plus wonderful music by Elmar Lampson on the album “Mysterienszenen.” 
Salzburger Festspiele
Kontinent Rihm & Sciarrinos Macbeth
Two recent releases documenting performances at the 2010 and 2011 Salzburg Festivals provide further evidence of the exceptional interpretational skills of Klangforum Wien. 
new co-operation
Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
The co-operation between two institutions passionately devoted to music now bears tangible, audible, delicious fruit for the first time: works by five out of the six winners of the Composers’ Prizes have now been released by col legno. 
Our brand new website!
After having invested many months in extensive research, development and implementation efforts we are extraordinarily delighted to present our brand new and spectacular internet site! It is a truly miraculous feat of communication design, a feast for the eyes, and has been programmed especially for col legno, and therefore also especially for you. Have a good look at it, rummage around, and share our joy! 
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