For some 20 years now, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz has produced its own CD series, “Klangdebüts”, with recordings performed just by students. Through this project we offer our young artists the opportunity to gain experience with professional recordings already during their studies. So, when leaving university and entering the job market they have already a documentation of their skills in hand. In the main, those projects are realized which focus primarily on the aspect of arts-based research (including interdepartmental and interdisciplinary projects) and, therefore, can hardly be produced by record labels in this form. When it comes to contents, the respective booklets are designed with scientific background information and by including also students (e.g. through interviews). In the future, “Klangdebüts” shall appear not only on CD as usual but they shall be released also as Surround productions and DVDs, depending on the respective project.
Copies of the CD series Klangdebüts are available via klangdebuets(at)kug.ac.at