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summer MuseumsQuartier celebrates its tenth anniversary. For this
reason Tonspur started a special project. Swiss artist and
sound-architect Andres Bosshard has been invited to make an
installation at the main courtyard of the MuseumsQuartier.
Contributions come from renowned artists, authors and musicians.
Georg Weckwerth - curator of Tonspur - writes: "The great swiss sound-artist Andres Bosshard stretches his transparent loudspeaker-objects hanging on synthetic ropes above the main courtyard of the MuseumsQuartier up to the Klanghimmel MQ; for that purpose directional loudspeakers project punctual sound-images into the public space and in the area of Leopold Museum establishes another hidden listening situation for which contributions were made by fifteen different international artists and also by Andres Bosshard himself. It addresses people encountering the city with open eyes and ears just like the changing soundworks in the TONSPUR_Passage."
The radiopiece Bosshard produced parallel to his "Klanghimmel" in the MuseumsQuartier does not work with the audio-material of the sound-installation but with the sounds and noises audible in the building complex of the MQ. Together with sound engineer Martin Leitner who did the recordings with artificial head microphones Bosshard tracked through the area from the parking lot to the rooftop. The radio-piece "Von der Lärmhölle zum Klanghimmel" lives on Bosshard's experience and impressions of his preparatory work for the sound-installation. The arrangement of the piece follows the score of the MuseumsQuartier. It is almost like a walkway down to hell and back again structured by changing acoustical formats.