[ DEUTSCH ]
SONNTAG, 2. Oktober 2005, 23:05. - 23:45, Ö1

KUNSTRADIO - RADIOKUNST





Vindobona Blues

by Alvin Curran

PLAY

http://stream.sil.at:7562/content/2005B/02_10_05.mp3


A CASSETTE OF THIS PROGRAM CAN BE ORDERED FROM THE "ORF TONBANDDIENST"


"VINDOBONA BLUES" is essentially a personal sound-portrait of contemporary Vienna and its rich musical life. Through a condensed process of "musical-psychoanalysis" I will first gather the basic materials for this work by listening to, interviewing, recording the ambient sounds of and briefly performing with a number of musical artists whom I consider, for their  musical diversity and  their unique skills, an actual representation of the current new-musical life of the city.
For the radio piece as well as the sound installation at the Museumsquarter, I will generally feature sounds and will reconstruct up to 10 different "performances" based on my own live-performances using the original recorded materials; these will each be "marked" by a distinct set of digital transformations.  In normal circumstances, maybe only a few of these artists would possibly find themselves performing with any of the others. Here in this work,  I bring them all into the same space. I do this by creating 10 individual spontaneous compositions, which when played-back and sounding at once, will produce a constantly shifting texture of sonic clouds, determined more by the substantial silences that separate them than for the unforseen collisions of multiple channels that could from time to time create dense walls of sound.

Artists who participated in this project include: Mia Zabelka, Olga Neuwirth, Franz Hautzinger, Erdem Tunakan, Attwenger, Andrea Sodomka, Georg Nussbaumer, Bernhard Leitner, Diether de la Motte, Christian Fennesz, Uli Fussenegger, and Robert Adrian.

The sound installation is presented within the framework of the "Tonspuren"-series curated by Peter Szely and Georg Weckwerth at the Quartier 21 of the Museumsquarter in Vienna.


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