The concert hall functions as both laboratory and stage for a broad spectrum of processes that bring together artistic foci on in-between states and realms of possibility: Sound fragments from the urban environment of Graz give rise to 3D soundscapes. An ensemble plays from animated musical scores that are created in real time. We see the resurrection of Alois Hába’s sixth-tone harmonium. A young string quartet travels with us through musically (re)constructed spaces in Azerbaijan, Lebanon, and Ukraine. An aquarium is transformed into an instrument and an underwater stage. Musical interstices are studied in minute detail through drone music and microtonal compositions. Visitors can explore sound objects while lying on wheel boards. Musicians from the SHAPE (Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe) Network test the limits of spatial composition in Graz’s Dom im Berg.
This new music will be interpreted by top Austrian and international ensembles, many of which are appearing here for the first time this year. The musikprotokoll program will be framed by onsite lectures and discussions, documented in multiple Österreich 1 (Ö1) radio broadcasts, and transmitted via special dynamic audiovisual streaming.
Some highlights from the program include performances by Hüma Utku / KMRU / Gischt, MOPCUT – Audrey Chen / Julien Desprez / Lukas König / Bernhard Rasinger, Black Page Orchestra, Phill Niblock; and compositions by Nina Fukuoka, Georg Friedrich Haas, Klaus Lang, Anna-Louise Walton, Arash Yazdani, Karlheinz Essl, Martina Claussen, Veronika Mayer and Andrea Sodomka.
For the full program, go here.