As we know: music can be many things, and contemporary music sometimes is even more versatile. In this episode of Radio Schallfeld, we take a look beyond the pond and talk about music across artistic genres and forms – music bridging composition and improvisation, and music bridging text, speech and sound. A unique person to embody the crossroads of improvising and composing is Elisabeth Harnik, pianist and composer from Styria, who had a conversation with Maggie about her metier and shares her ideas. Then, Lorenzo presents “text im klang”, a project run in cooperation of Schallfeld and impuls, that challenges young composers to find new connections between literary texts and chamber music. As a sneak preview for the new “text im Klang” this September, we take a look back to past editions and talk to some participants.