Shut up and listen! 2017
The second festival evening takes off with the sound universe of filter coffee machines performed by Ernst Reitermaier, representing the institut für transakustische forschung. Peter Ablinger condenses Beethoven’s Symphonies into a 40 seconds long listening experience, yet not leaving away a single note. In his work RENATE FUCZIK, ‘historic’ voice recordings of the Austrian telephone speaking clock are combined in real-time with piano sounds, while In G juxtaposes the ‘sound object’ cello with subtle environmental sounds. Oliver Stotz realises Steve Reich‘s Pendulum Music, for four microphones and four amplifiers. On Saturday, an hour-long excerpt of Leif Inge's 9 Beet Stretch, a 24-hours long sound augmentation of Beethoven’s Ninth, is presented as a listening space / sound projection, being followed by the annual festival brunch.
Permanent festival contributions include Peter Ablinger‘s Hinweisstücke, a series of 'reference pieces' hinting at specific listening strategies. With a 'Duchamp Memorial Wall', Bernhard Gál comments on the ready-mades Bicycle Wheel, Bottle Rack and Fountain. Petra Sandner presents a new series of paintings and, last not least, the Viennese ‚street poet’ Helmut Seethaler is invited to occupy Echoraum’s staircase with his thoughts.
Peter Ablinger: Weiss/Weisslich 22 — Sound Projection
Ernst Reitermaier / institut für transakustische forschung: coffee — Performance
Peter Ablinger: RENATE FUCZIK | IN G — Concert | Featuring Peter Ablinger (sound direction), Matthias Lorenz (violoncello) and Jaime Wolfson (piano)
Steve Reich: Pendulum Music — Performance | Realisation: Oliver Stotz