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October 2017, “Philosophische Anthropologie und Analogia Entis. Erich Przywaras Beitrag zur kritischen Anthropologie.” In: Philokles. Zeitschrift für Populäre Philosophie, Leipzig, forthcoming (text publication)

20th May 2017, 8pm, Paine Hall, Harvard Music Building, Cambridge, MA (USA)  (premiere)

“Die Tränen der Aphrodite” and “Eurydike” from “Totenfest” for Ensemble (2016/17), Elision Ensemble

29th April 2017, Harvard Arts First Festival, Sanders Theater, Harvard, Cambridge, MA (USA) (concert)

Du Bois Orchestra at Harvard. Program: W. A. Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute, Silvestre Revueltas: Oxo x radio, Kai Johannes Polzhofer (Conductor)

7th April 2017, 8pm, Harvard University Lutheran Church, Cambridge, MA (USA) (concert)

Du Bois Orchestra at Harvard. Program: C. M. v. Weber: Overture to Freischütz, Hans Krása: Overture for Small Orchestra (1943), L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, op. 60, Kai Johannes Polzhofer (Conductor)

22nd February 2017, Columbia University, Department of Music, New York, presentation and discussion of current compositions (presentation )


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(interview) 9th December 2016, Interview with the Harvard Office for the Arts Harvard Blog about the mission of the Du Bois Orchestra Harvard and social inclusivity through classical music. http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/blog/Du-Bois-Orchestra-on-a-mission

(concert) 9th December 2016, 8pm, Harvard University Lutheran Church, Cambridge, MA (USA), Du Bois Orchestra at Harvard. Program: W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 30 Eb-flat, Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 2, Fanny Hensel: Lobgesang (Cantata). Felicia Chen (Soprano), Kai Johannes Polzhofer (Conductor)

(concert) 30th October 2016, 5pm, Harvard University Lutheran Church, Cambridge, MA (USA), Du Bois Orchestra at Harvard. Program: S. Revueltas: Oxo, A. Copland: Appalachian Spring, L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (“Pastorale”). Kai Johannes Polzhofer (Conductor)

(book release) October 2016, ”Perspectives for Contemporary Music in the 21st Century.” (Hofheim: Wolke Verlag) http://www.wolke-verlag.de/polzhofer.html

(text publication) October 2016 “Ästhetische Autonomie als soziale Aufgabe”,  in D. P. Bíro, K. J. Polzhofer (eds.), ”Perspectives for Contemporary Music in the 21st Century.” (Hofheim: Wolke Verlag)

(premiere) 22nd October 2016, 8pm, Paine Hall, Harvard Music Building, Cambridge, MA (USA),”Totenfest. III. Minotauros” for two Trombones, RageThormbones (Matt Barbier and Weston Olencki)

(conference presentation) 15th October 2016, Leucorea, Martin-Luther-Universität Wittenberg-Halle,  “Philosophische Anthropologie und Analogia Entis – Erich Przywaras Beitrag in der Diskussion um die Möglichkeit einer positiven kritischen Anthropologie.”

(radio broadcast) 27th September 2016, 10:05 pm (CET), Bayern Klassik (BR Klassik): Horizonte: Stimmen zur Zukunft des Komponierens, Interview about the future of composing and excerpts from my string quartet “Totenfest. I. Echo”

(published works) July 2016,  “Totenfest, I. Echo” (2015) for string quartet, “Totenfest, II. Endymion” for Bass Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Violoncello http://www.editiongravis.de/verlag/index.php?manu=m136_Polzhofer–Kai-Johannes.html

(text publication) July 2016 “Karl Kraus in Coney Island. Zu Steven Kazuo Takasugis Sideshow“, in: Musik und Ästhetik 79, no. 3, Stuttgart (Klett-Cotta), 2016.

(concert) 9th July 2016, 7pm, Jaani Kirik, Tallinn (Estonia),  J. Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2, Cello: Theodor Sink, Järvi Akadeemia Sinfonietta, Kai Johannes Polzhofer (Conductor), listen here: http://klassikaraadio.err.ee/v/kontserdisaal/saated/373da7b7-b613-4481-bfd7-4f61397d6687/tana-kontserdisaalis-jarvi-akadeemia

(performance) 21th May 2016, 8pm, Paine Hall, Harvard Music Building, Cambridge, MA (USA), “Tombeau” (2010), Ensemble Recherche

(concert) 30th April 2016, 8pm, Harvard University Lutheran Church, Cambridge, MA (USA), Du Bois Orchestra at Harvard. Program: L. v. Beethoven: Coriolan (Overture), J. Boulogne: Symphony op. 11. No. 1, G. Scelsi: Pranam II, F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”). Kai Johannes Polzhofer (Conductor)

(concert) 30th April 2016, 1:30 pm, Sanders Theater, Harvard, Cambridge, MA (USA),  Du Bois Orchestra at Harvard. Program: L. v. Beethoven: Coriolan (Overture), Joseph Boulogne: Symphony op. 11, 2 Kai Johannes Polzhofer (Conductor)

(presentation and discussion) 19th April 2016,  of “Echo” for String Quartet, Boston University, Kai Johannes Polzhofer in discussion with Beat Furrer

(concert) 16th April 2016, 8pm, Sanders Theater, Harvard, Cambridge, MA (USA),  Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra: Alban Berg: Symphony Fragment (premiere), Kai Johannes Polzhofer (conductor)

(premiere) 2nd April 2016, 8pm, Paine Hall, Harvard Music Building, Cambridge, MA (USA), “Endymion” for Bass Clarinet and String Trio, Ensemble Distractfold

(performance) 5th March 2016, 8pm, Paine Hall, Harvard Music Building, Cambridge, MA (USA), “Amen dico tibi: hodie mecum eris in paradiso” for string quartet, Parker Quartet

(premiere) 6th February 2016, 8pm, Paine Hall, Harvard Music Building, Cambridge, MA (USA), “Echo” from “Totenfest” for String Quartet (2015), Jack Quartet

(concert) 19th November 2015, 8pm, Sanders Theater, Harvard, Cambridge, MA (USA), Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra: Sergei Prokofieff: Ouverture “War and Peace”, op. 91, Kai Johannes Polzhofer (conductor)

(concert) 24st October 2015, 8pm, Sanders Theater, Harvard, Cambridge, MA (USA), Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra: Igor Stravinsky: “Feu d’artifice”, op. 4, Kai Johannes Polzhofer (conductor)

(text publication) September 2015,  “Die Autonomie des Hörens als gesellschaftliche Praxis. Understanding Music. Philosophy and Interpretation von Roger Scruton”, in: Musik und Ästhetik 76, no. 4, Stuttgart (Klett-Cotta), 2015. http://www.klett-cotta.de/ausgabe/Musik_&_Aesthetik_Heft_04_Oktober_2015/65667

(prize) May 2015, Blodgett Compositon Prize for “Amen dico tibi: hodie mecum eris in paradiso” for string quartet

(premiere) 16th May 2015, 8pm, Paine Hall, Harvard Music Building, Cambridge, MA (USA), “Keiner kennt seinen eigenen Namen, keiner kennt sein wirkliches Antlitz” (Léon Bloy), for Violin, Chamber Orchestra and Electronics (2014), Ensemble Dal Niente

(concert) 3rd May 2015, 9pm, Sanders Theater, Harvard, Cambridge, MA (USA), Dudley Orchestra (Symphony Orchestra of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Science) and Dudley Choir, Spring Concert. Program: F. Schubert: Rosamunde, O. Messiaen: Les Offrandes Oubliées, A. Dvorák: Symphony No. 8. Kai Johannes Polzhofer (conductor)  

(performance) 16th April 2015, University of California, San Diego (USA), “Keiner kennt seinen eigenen Namen, keiner kennt sein wirkliches Antlitz” (Léon Bloy), Four Improvisations after a Poem from “grenzland” by Anja Kampmann for Guitar and Electronics (2014/15), Nico Couck (Guitar)

(performance) 15th April 2015, Carlsbad Music Guild, Carlsbad (USA), “Keiner kennt seinen eigenen Namen, keiner kennt sein wirkliches Antlitz” (Léon Bloy), Four Improvisations after a Poem from “grenzland” by Anja Kampmann for Guitar and Electronics (2014/15), Nico Couck (Guitar)

(performance) 10th April 2015, University of California, Berkeley (USA), “Keiner kennt seinen eigenen Namen, keiner kennt sein wirkliches Antlitz” (Léon Bloy), Four Improvisations after a Poem from “grenzland” by Anja Kampmann for Guitar and Electronics (2014/15), Nico Couck (Guitar)

(premiere) 2nd April 2015, ChampdAction – deSingel, Antwerp (Belgium), “Keiner kennt seinen eigenen Namen, keiner kennt sein wirkliches Antlitz” (Léon Bloy), Four Improvisations after a Poem from “grenzland” by Anja Kampmann for Guitar and Electronics (2014/15), Nico Couck (Guitar) 

(conference presentation) 1st March 2015, Harvard University, Cambridge / Goethe Institut Boston, USA, “Music Without Content And Some Other Confusions” http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/bos/ver/de13900323v.htm

(curator,moderator panel) 4th August, 47. Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany, “New Conceptualism: A Dead End or a Way Out?” (disputants: Dániel Péter Biró, Max Murray, Ashley Fure, Harry Lehmann and Martin Schüttler) http://www.internationales-musikinstitut.de/04-08-2014/1047-forum_i.html

(text publication) July 2014, „Commemorative Composition. Analytical Remarks on “Trauermusik im Gedenken der Völkerschlacht 1813” (2012/13), In: F. Cox, W. Schurig, C.S. Mahnkopf: Substance and Content in Music Today, Hofheim (Wolke), 2014. http://www.wolke-verlag.de/substance-and-content.html

(prize) May 2014, FRANCIS BOOTT PRIZE for “Trauermusik im Gedenken der Völkerschlacht 1813”, Dyptichon für gemischten Chor, einen Knaben, Dirigenten, Kammerorchester und fünf Lautsprecher nach Texten von Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Hölderlin und der Heiligen Schrift

(radio broadcast, interview)16th January 2014, 9:45 am (CET), Österreich 1 (OE1): Radiokolleg – Pause, Stille, Fermate (radio editor: Nikolaus Scholz). Interview about silence in music and excerpts from my string quartet “Amen dico tibi: hodie mecum eris in paradiso”, Karmusik für Streichquartett. http://oe1.orf.at/programm/360870

(text publication) January 2014,  “Die Vermittlung von Expressivität und Introversion. Zu Mark Andres iv 2 für Violoncello Solo”. In: Musik und Ästhetik 69, no. 1, Stuttgart (Klett-Cotta), 2014. http://www.klett-cotta.de/ausgabe/Musik_&_Aesthetik_Heft_01_Januar_2014/39873

(published work) October 2013 “Tombeau” für Ensemble, Brühl/Köln (Edition Gravis), 2013.

(journal article) October 2013 (journal article by Kreuzer about my piece “Tombeau”), “Die Neuschreibung des Alten Testaments” In: Kreuzer, no. 10, Leipzig, 2013.