Composer-Performer Music Lab

Annual program

Two semesters (September to June)

Sound Art – Improvisation – Ensembles – Composition

From Inspiration to Performance

Due to the positive experiences of the three previous CPM-Lab workshop weeks in Lunz am See and the feedback of participants of the last years, a 1-year program of the CPM-Lab will be developed from 2021 on, which enables to continue the creative process.
During the workshop week in Lunz am See, many creative doors will be opened, the development of new skills will be initiated and the participants will be given the opportunity to get in touch with their own musical voice, to realize it in an ensemble and to perform their new works on the wellenklænge festival stage.

Since creativity and artistic development are processual procedures, the next step is to accompany the workshop participants: starting from the workshop week in Lunz, the annual program continues with individual- and group-lessons for the participants over the period of a whole year. Ideally the outcome of the 1-year program is a joint final concert or performance.
Each semester, a guest speaker will give an impulse workshop on the topic of project development or improvisation.

Annual Program Timeline

Workshop week (July):
CPM-Lab week in Lunz am See. The week in Lunz am See can be taken either before or after the annual program. However, we suggest visiting it at the beginning of the period.

1st semester (September-January):
From September to January, each participant has 5 teaching units at the instructors’ disposal. These individual units will be combined and take place by the day, so that other participants also can listen or take part. Thus, there will be one day per month where the lessons will be held in blocks for everyone. The group-atmosphere of the summer week is thus recalled.
On two weekends the whole class will come together, rehearse the already existing material, and develop it further in the group. There will be one guest workshop per semester.

2nd semester (February-June):
The 2nd semester follows the same principle as the 1st semester. Furthermore, there will be an intensive preparation for the final concert, which probably takes place in Vienna or Lunz.

rehearsal weekends

The individual lessons and the ensemble weekends will be held in Vienna.

Time frame of the rehearsal weekends:
Fri. 14:00-20:00
Sat. 10:00-19:00


In general, all (instrumentation) possibilities, directions and formats are open to the participants.

As well as how many pieces of what kind are created is completely up to them. Impulses and possible directions will be given at the beginning of the period.The content of the workshop also aims to provide ideas on the topics of art & politics, deep listening, structures in the creative process (working modes) and personal artistic development. During the common weekends these topics will find their place in the form of impulse lectures as well as in common discussions. Rhythmic exercises in the group will frame the common sessions. The sessions will be concluded by dancing together to music that the participants have put on themselves.

Final Concert / Performance

The format of the final concert will be developed jointly by participants and presenters over the course of the year. Anything from a traditional concert format to a multimedia performance is possible, depending on the content and concept of the works.

Participant profile

The CPM Lab is aimed at instrumentalists, improvisers, electroacousticians and composers who are both active instrumentalists or performers and create their own musical works.
A music degree is desired but not required. Explicitly, participants from other courses of study or professions are also invited to take part in the CPM-Lab in order to allow for the highest possible diversity.

Maximum number of participants: 12 persons
Minimum number of participants: 5 persons


+ Angélica Castelló – composition, ensemble
+ Simon Zöchbauer
– workshop management, improvisation, composition, ensemble
+ David Six – guest instructor for improvisation

Guest Instructor:
+ Julia Lacherstorfer – project development


If an essential instrument is missing in the year group line-up, it is possible to bring an instrumentalist into the ensemble only for the rehearsal and performance weekends. In this way, an instrumentation that makes sense for the artistic work can be guaranteed.

Benefits of the CPM-Lab Annual Program:

+ high flexibility in your own design

+ individual support by experienced instructors

+ possibility to participate as an individual or with your own ensemble

+ low semester costs

+ framework for practical creation, experimentation and rehearsal is given

+ networking of electroacoustic music and instrumental music

+ multimedia implementation possibilities are supported

+ social component is very high, as a small, fixed group is on the road together for a year

+ high degree of personal participation and co-design possibilities for participants

+ ideal as an accompaniment and supplement to (music) studies

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