June 20 – September 30/2021 Online exhibition
Pia Palme’s performance Fern Bowl Piece is shown in the hybrid Öres 21 Exhibition at the Örö Island and online. The piece was also part of the performances of DUSK SONGS in 2019.


August 11/2021, 19:20 Reichenau/Rax Austria and online
Pia Palme @IsaSCIENCE 2021 Summer Academy of the mdw Vienna
Feministing the ZKM or how to establish a musical ecosystem beyond the canon. [Lecture performance]
Read the abstract here >>>
Link to isaSCIENCE >>>

In a three-part series, the Austrian Radio OE1 presented an extended feature about the composer Pia Palme and the artistic research project, and interviews with Christina Lessiak and Pia Palme, also featuring music by Christina Lessiak.

July 18/2021, 22:05 – 23:00 (MESZ)
Zeit-Ton extened Radio OE1 & online presented by Astrid Schwarz
On the Fragility of Sounds (2)
Christina Lessiak empfiehlt.
Music by Christina Lessiak, Crush, Juliet Fraser, and many others.
Listen under https://oe1.orf.at/programm/20210718/645270/On-the-Fragility-of-Sounds-Teil-2

July 16/2021, 23:03 – 24:00 (MESZ)
Zeit-Ton Radio OE1 & online presented by Astrid Schwarz
On the Fragility of Sounds (1)
Ein Rückblick auf das künstlerische Forschungsprojekt “On the Fragility of Sounds”
With Pia Palme, Christina Lessiak, and music by Elisabeth Schimana, Séverine Ballon, Elaine Mitchener, Electric Indigo (commissioned by On the Fragility of Sounds) and an excerpt of Wechselwirkung by Pia Palme. With, among others, the ensembles Schallfeld, Phace, and soprano Juliet Fraser.
Listen under https://oe1.orf.at/programm/20210716/645189/On-the-Fragility-of-Sounds-Teil-1

July 15/2021, 23:03 – 24:00 (MESZ) available online until July 22
Zeit-Ton Radio OE1 presented by Marie-Therese Rudolph
Composer’s Portrait Pia Palme. Auf vielseitig verschlungenen Wegen.
With music performed by Sonja Leipold, Ute Wassermann, Rosie Middleton, Ensemble Kontrapunkte, Pia Palme.
Listen under https://oe1.orf.at/programm/20210715/645135/Pia-Palme-Auf-vielseitig-verschlungenen-Wegen

July 15/2021, 22.15 – 23.30 (MESZ), online
LIGNA: On how not to forgetTalk by Irene Lehmann
Irene Lehmann presents on the performance group LIGNA at the conference of the International Federation of Theatre Research (IFTR) https://www.iftr.org/conference. In this talk on LIGNA’s performance Schafft zwei, drei, viele Gänge (Hamburg 2019) Irene Lehmann will investigate how local knowledges of a nearly vanished city quarter can be approached with the means of an audiowalk / performance. The Hamburg Gängeviertel (a quater with small alleyways) was a quarter where, in former times, a mixed bunch of people lived – from small merchands to day laborers, from sex-workers to the Swing Youth – and where the first Jewish reformist temple was built. Most of this quarter has been destroyed throughout the last 100 years, so how can the barely visible traces and hidden stories be remembered and connected to the lives of today’s audiences?
(see also: http://www.ligna.org/2019/10/schafft-zwei-drei-viele-gaenge/)

June 30/2021, 19:00 Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz
8020, Puchstrasse 41 

The Fragility of Sounds Concert Night >>> Link

Musiktheater auf den Bühnen der Innenwelt

Uraufführungen mit Séverine Ballon, Pia Palme und dem Ensemble Schallfeld
Lorenzo Derinni, Violine | Francesca Piccioni, Viola | Myriam Garcia Fidalgo, Violoncello | Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka, Kontrabass

Nach dem Konzert gibt es ein Gespräch mit den Künstler*innen, moderiert von Dr. Irene Lehmann.

Eintritt frei

June 16/2021 02:00 – 04:00 PM London
CRiSAP UAL Zoom class Pia Palme 
WITH – Towards an ecology in music
@ Sound Arts, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

Saturday, May 29/2021 at 18:00 Tunings of the World. KNM’s Salon #2 – Historical Instruments in Contemporary Music (Online)
Stream aus KNM’s Garage 51 | Fahrbereitschaft Berlin
Moderation: Dr. Liam Cagney
Guests: Dr. Pia Palme, Komponistin (AUT)  |  Chao-Ming Tung, Komponist (TWN)  |  Matthew Conley, Musiker (USA/DEU)
Pia Palme: KREIDEBLEICH. Harpsichord performance as music theatre.
Video and talk about a piece for harpsichord featuring performer Sonja Leipold.

Attend the Live event here https://www.kammerensemble.de
See the video and text here >>>

Thursday, May 13/2021 at 20:00 online
Irene Lehmann @ACG Galerie Weimar
Politik und Ästhetik in Luigi Nonos experimentellem Musiktheater
Find the link here https://acc-weimar.de/veranstaltungen/ksr/politik_und_aesthetik_in_luigi_n-1710.html?&t=event

Saturday, April 24/2021 – 5:50 – 6.10 PM [CET/UTC+1]
Lecture Pia Palme @eavesdropping symposium London
WITH. The significance of a preposition in music and practice.
On YouTube and Zoom at

Thursday, March 18/2021 – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1] Online Event
The Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series | Summary & Lecture #9
Pia Palme: WITH. The significance of a preposition in my practice.

Sunday, March 14 – 21/2021 – Radio OE1 Zeitton extended features
with Rainer Elstner, among others:
Elisabeth Schimana: Virus 3.5 Schatten (2020)
performed by Schallfeld Ensemble, recording Stefan Warum
commissioned and produced by On the Fragility of Sounds

Tuesday, March 16/2021 – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1] Online Event
The Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series | Lecture #3 (new date)
Elisabeth Schimana: Sound as Score
Susanne Kogler: Hannah Arendt and ‘The Fragility of Sound’ – Aesthetics and Politics in the 21st  Century

March 8 to 14/2021 – online
Radio OE1 Radiokolleg – Jobprofil: Komponistin
with Marie-Therese Rudolph, featuring an interview with Pia Palme

Thursday March 11/2021 – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1] Online Event
The Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series | Lecture #8
Veza Fernandez: Tremor – Video performance and artist talk
Chikako Morishita: Composing ‘Narrative Dissolution’: Framing Subjectivity in Music Composition

March 04/2021 – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1] Online Event
The Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series | Lecture #7
Aistė Vaitkevičiūtė: Emerging in the Process: Alternative Musical Thinking Recalling Archaic (Female) Existence
Sarah Weiss: Precarious Resistance: On Women Singing Transgression in Ritual Contexts

February 26/2021 – 8 PM [CET/UTC+1]
Streaming concert @echoraeume
New works by Elaine Mitchener, Elisabeth Schimana & Electric Indigo
+ Meet the Artists live on zoom afterwards
More information here >>>

February 25/2021 – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1] Online Event
The Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series | Lecture #6
Darla Crispin: Fragile sounds, robust text and the mediating potential of mutually-attentive listening
Flora Könemann: The silent draw: exploration of the void through embodied listening and drawing – an exercise lecture

February 18/2021 – 5 PM [CET/UTC+1] Online Event
The Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series | Lecture #5
Malik Sharif: Composition and Musicology as Artistic Research: The Case of Ruth Crawford and Charles Seeger
Christina Lessiak: How Feminism Matters: An exploration of listening

February 13/2021 – 7 PM [CET] Online Event
WECHSELWIRKUNG Dernière + Meet the artists live on zoom

February 11/2021 – 5 PM [CET] Online Event
The Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series | Lecture #4
Irene Lehmann: On the theatricality of experimental listening situations
Susanne Kirchmayr aka Electric Indigo: From Idea to Realisation – Susanne Kirchmayr speaks about her artistic process
Join the lecture here >>>

February 11/2021 – 7:30 PM [CET] Online World Premiere
BRITTLE (Electric Indigo 2021)
Join the event here >>>

Wien Modern and Fragility of Sounds present
WECHSELWIRKUNG – an experimental music theatre
The film of the piece by Michaela Schwentner was available from 13 January until 13 February.

WECHSELWIRKUNG – the trailer
Music theatre 2020 in coproduction with Wien Modern
The trailer is available here >>>

January 28/2021 – 5 PM [CET] Online Event
The Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series | Lecture #2
Georgina Born: Listening after Whitehead: Nonhuman Sound, Fragility, and Care
Juliet Fraser: In the thick of it: further reflections on the mess and the magic of collaborative partnerships

January 21/2021 – 5 PM [CET] Online Event
The Fragility of Sounds Lecture Series | Lecture #1
Germán Toro Pérez: Instability and Contingency. Some thoughts about the performance of live electronic music.
Paola Bianchi: ELP – An artistic research project

January 19/2021 – 8:00 PM Online Event @echoraum Vienna
Livestream unter https://echoraeume.klingt.org
entfernte freund*innen
oder: mit objekten zu sich an instrumenten für andere im raum durch einander >>>

An evening of sonic explorationsand new works with
Pia Palme bass recorder, video performance & electronics
Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka double bass & electronics
Sonja Leipold harpsichord & preparations & objects

Songs from a Distance (Palme 12/2020)
A piece for mezzo, ensemble, and electronics
Watch the performance here >>>

December 9/2020 – Streaming Concert 7:30 PM
Songs from a Distance
Portrait Concert Pia Palme >>>
at the OENB Austrian National Library, Musiksammlung
with Anna C. Hauf, Molly McDolan,
ensemble airborne extended (Caroline Mayrhofer, Tina Zerdin, Elena Gabbrielli, Sonja Leipold)

13.-15./11/2020 WUK Projektraum Vienna
in cooperation with Wien Modern festival and ensemble PHACE
A montage for the Anthropocene

A piece for singer, dancer, electronics and instrumental ensemble
world premiere 60’ 
by Pia Palme, Paola Bianchi, Juliet Fraser, Irene Lehmann, Christina Lessiak − an artistic research collaboration group as part of the PEEK Project »On the fragility of sounds«.

More information here >>>

October 9/2020
Lecture Christina Lessiak
at Lange Nacht der Forschung, Kunstuniversität Graz

September 2020
Gallery 12-14 Contemporary
12-14 Schleifmühlgasse, 1040 Vienna
Pia Palme’s video Forest#1 (2020) is part of an installation by Molly McDolan

September 24/2020 at 7 PM
Hasenherz: Performance during the exhibtion (Des)Orientierung
Molly McDolan und Ana Inés Feola perform Eins & Doppelt by Pia Palme.
Discussion with Ruth Anderwald & Leonhard Grond.
Location: in the small park in front of the Gallery 12-14 Contemporary,
12-14 Schleifmühlgasse, 1040 Vienna

August 26 – 29/2020
Themed panel & performance
with Dr. Irene Lehmann, Dr. Pia Palme, & Christina Lessiak
Interferences of Writing, Researching, and Composing
@ Symposium Performing, Engaging, Knowing Online
hosted by Lucerne School of Music,
Sursee Campus, Luzern, Switzerland

August 21/2020, 5 PM
Giardino Casa Hasler
Trio performance PLS @UNCOOL
Pia Palme/Thomas Stempkowski/Matthias Loibner
Poschiavo, CH

Wednesdays August 12,19,26/2020, 4 PM
Oratorio St. Anna/Poschiavo
Series Pia Palme | Contrabass Recorder Solo
Mixing J. S. Bach and Improvisations @UNCOOL

August 2020
Pia Palme @UNCOOL Artist Residency
Poschiavo (CH)
“All through August, I will work as Artist in Residence at the Uncool Residency in Poschiavo, in the Swiss mountain district Bernina. In a year like this, I very much enjoy this unique opportunity – and I hope that everybody stays healthy and everything will work out, including travel.”

August 2/2020, 23:00 and online until August 8/2020
Radio composition Pia Palme @ OE1 series KUNSTRADIO
Isolation Island – Reisebericht von einer Dämmerungslinie
presented by Elisabeth Zimmermann
Until August 8 online at Webradio oe1

May 14/2020 – 9:00 to 10:00 AM GMT via Zoom
Online Workshop Pia Palme
Auralizing the Anthropocene: How to Compose with a Polluted Planet
@Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University

May 8/2020
Lecture Christina Lessiak
at Lange Nacht der Forschung, Kunstuniversität Graz

May 7/2020 – 23:05 an online until May 13/2020
OE1 Radio series ZEITTON feature about Fragility of Sounds
Astrid Schwarz talks with Pia Palme about the project, about artistic research and distance, music theatre and the body, performance, gender, and feminisms. With music by Electric Indigo, Elisabeth Schimana, and world premieres by Pia Palme and Séverine Ballon.
Listen under:

April 29/2020
Portrait concert Pia Palme
@ONB Austrian National Library, Musiksammlung
with Anna C. Hauf, ensemble airborne extended, Molly McDolan

April 1/2020
Workshop Pia Palme @ University of Sydney, Australia
and research collaboration with the programme Composing Women and Prof. Liza Lim at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

March 26/2020
Workshop Pia Palme @ Monash University, Melbourne
and collaboration with Prof. Cat Hope, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

February 10 – 15/2020
Research period Wechselwirkung #1
Juliet Fraser, Paola Bianchi, Pia Palme in Vienna

December 14/2019 – 20:00
Theater im Palais, Graz
music-theatre performance MATTETOLINE

December 12 & 13/2019 – 20:00
off-Theater, Vienna
music-theatre performance MATTETOLINE

December 9/2019
Guest Lecture by Dr. Irene Lehmann
How to get away with/out Gender?
Genderdiversität auf der Bühne im Lichte der Institutionskritik

University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz
in cooperation with the Centre for Gender Studies
Dr. Lehmann also presents her new book Staging Gender.
more information here >>>

November 17th/2019 – 15:00
Pia Palme performs MORE RADICALLY #2 (Palme 2019)
solo for spoken text and bass recorder
Paris, Cathédrale Américaine
Concert à l’occasion du 30ème anniversaire de la fin de la guerre froide et de la libération de l’Europe centrale

November 14-16/2019
Christina Lessiak presenting and participating @ GRINM Network Conference 2019
Zurich University of the Arts

November 11-15/2019
Pia Palme presenting and participating @ Orpheus Research Summit
Including a presentation of the research project On the fragility of sounds.
Orpheus Institute, Ghent

Festival Fragility of Sounds >>>
was open until 4 November 2019 and is now closed.
Read the full CfP here >>>

October 31/2019
Royal Holloway Concerts
Trio Atem with Nina Whiteman performs

October 28-30/2019
Christina Lessiak ist participating @ …through practices, an artistic research conference
KASK & CONSERVATORIUM School of Arts, Ghent

October 18/2019
Banff centre of the Arts, Canada, Rolston Hall
@ Participants Concert
Skinpaperfragility (Palme, Banff 2019)
for spoken text, bass recorder, a membrane paper score & silent video
with Pia Palme, bass recorder, voice & Jane Gowan, paper performance

October 4/2019
Banff Centre of the Arts, Canada, Rolston Hall
MORE RADICALLY (Pia Palme, Banff 2019)
for voice, bass recorder, spoken text, and silent video
with Pia Palme, bass recorder, texts and Rosie Middleton, mezzo soprano
@ Participant’s Concert Banff Centre of the Arts

September-October 2019
Pia Palme @ BANFF Centre of the Arts
Musicians in Residency, Canada

September 27/2019
Banff Centre of the Arts, Canada, Rolston Hall
The Drum and the Sampler (Palme & Gingras, Banff 2019)
Performance by Pia Palme (conception, composition, bass drum)
and Eric Gingras (composition, sampler)
@ Participant’s Concert Banff Centre of the Arts

Radio OE1 Zeitton Fokus Komponistinnen im 21. Jahrhundert
Marie-Therese Rudolph reports on the
UNESCO conference Être Compositrice in Paris 2019
and features an excerpt of the
lecture-performance Pia Palme & Elisabeth Harnik.
Also, listen to Ute Wassermann performing in
Patterns to punctuate song, with darkness (Palme 2016).
Link to the entire programme

Performing a Feminist Utopia: Music Theatre as Democratic Practice | Joint lecture by Pia Palme and Christina Lessiak
@ Music and Democracy: Beyond Metaphors and Idealisation at University of Huddersfield

Dusk Songs #2 | music theatre performance with Anna Clare Hauf, ensemble airborne extended, Molly McDolan, Ana Inés Feola. Lecture with Christina Lessiak and Pia Palme
@ Mumuth Graz

We say we sound | a performative experiment with
voice students of the KUG Jazz department
Performers: Johann Seitinger, Laura Zöschg, Ana Čop, Urban Pfeifer, Svitlana Varava.
Workshop: Pia Palme
@ V:NM Festival Graz IEM / KUG http://vnm.mur.at

Mattetoline | multimedia performance Pia Palme solo
@ aNOther Festival, Brick 5, Wien

Pia Palme: Dusk Songs #1 oder lieder im morgengrauen |music theatre performance with Paola Bianchi, Anna Clare Hauf, ensemble airborne extended, Molly McDolan
@ echoraum Wien

Book presentation Dr. Irene Suchy and Dr. Susanne Kogler:
Partituren des Körpers
with solo performances by Pia Palme and Mia Zabelka.
Pia Palme: The Womb Manifesto
version for solo performer and video (2019).
@ Forum Stadtpark Graz

Colloque être compositrice
Wednesday 13/03/2019
Performing the Compositional Practice
lecture performance with Elisabeth Harnik & Pia Palme
@ Paris Unesco

The Womb Manifesto | solo performance Pia Palme
@ WIR HABEN EINE WAHL festival, IMA Institut für Medienarchäologie, St. Pölten