Auf Reisen


Even the journey to the Helmut List Halle, Außenansicht in gelb Helmut List Halle is part of the new piece that Denovaire spielt das indische Streichinstrument Esraj, auf einem Teppich sitzend Denovaire will premiere at the opening of the Styriarte Festival.


Opening of the Styriarte festival 2022

Four groups come to the opening of the Styriarte 2022, travelling to and through the city of Graz from different regions of Styria and by different routes: they improvise and make music on the way, play the host, participate themselves, occupy and transform public spaces and then move on. Getting around by bus, train, tram, bicycle and on foot, they are each accompanied by a group of fellow travellers who contribute to the enjoyable process of creating musical places. They all make their way to the Helmut List Halle, where musicians and audience meet to mingle and create music together.  

The participating groups and their departure times:

  • 05.51 pm: Train station Kapfenberg:
    collegium vocale, Kapfenberg (arrival by train)

  • 06.00 pm: Augarten-Pavillon: (arrival by bike)

  • 06.00 pm: Main square Graz (in front of the city hall):
    Herzogenberg Kammerchor (arrival by tram line 6)

  • 06.00 Uhr: Main railway station Graz (at the "Zeiger"):
    Beautiful Gate Choir (arrival by foot)

Tickets for the performance at the Helmut List Halle are available (EUR 6). Tickets for train and tram have to be purchased by the passengers themselves.


Denovaire: die sternfahrt zu graz  
Commissioned piece for the opening of the Styriarte festival 2022 (World premiere)

Irina Karamar­kovic

Singer, composer, arranger, author

Irina Karamarkovic completed her studies in jazz singing at the University of Arts in Graz. As a singer, she moves from a cappella to electronics to collaborations with big bands. She also works as a composer and arranger and is successful as an award-winning author.

Katharina Klement

Composer, Pianist

Katharina Klement treads innovative paths as a “composer performer” of improvised, electronic and instrumental music and creates cross connections between music, text and video. In addition, the Graz-born artist is intensively involved with the piano and its extended playing techniques.

Ali Asaad

Oud, Gitarre & Gesang

Nach einem Zwischenstopp in der Türkei studierte der Syrer Ali Asaad Musikwissenschaft in Graz. Seine Eigenkompositionen, die er als Gitarrist und Sänger zum Leben erweckt, repräsentieren seine Reise durch Europa und den Orient.


Composer and live musician

After studying Indian music in Delhi and Benares, the composer and live musician Denovaire devoted himself to non-European sounds as well as to the European avant-garde tradition. His live performances are also extraordinary, moving between the styles of instant composing, noise, world and ambient.


Under the direction of Maria Fürntratt, the singers of the, consisting of students of the HIB Graz-Liebenau, have been offered comprehensive vocal training since 1995. In numerous international performances from Norway to South Africa and Shanghai to San Francisco, the choir's repertoire ranges from Austrian choral tradition to contemporary music.

collegium vocale


For more than 25 years, the chamber choir collegium vocale from Kapfenberg has dedicated itself to demanding programs, which have already caused enthusiasm on concert tours in Israel, Italy and France, among other places. The focus here is clearly on a cappella literature, but the more than 50 singers also work on large choral-orchestral works on a project-by-project basis.

With us you are sure to get into the concert :)