Composer Wolfgang Rihm has long enjoyed a close association with Lucerne Festival, and since 2016 he has been Artistic Director of the Lucerne Festival Academy. In March 2022, he celebrated his 70th birthday. We congratulate him with various concerts featuring his important works at the Summer Festival 2022. In our video series "Deep listening: New Music", Rihm talks about two of these compositions. Furthermore, we chat about the aspect of "Diversity" in Rihm's annual Composer Seminar.