Sonntag, 21. November 2021, 23:00 - 0:00, Ö1



In the saddle of time

A music-theatrical composition and installation for ensemble, electronics, radio and loudspeaker labyrinth

by Volkmar Klien



takes place in a labyrinth of paper walls which also function as speakers. In the beginning, there is the premiere of the composition of the same name, for ensemble and electronics by Volkmar Klien, which has not just the five musicians, but also the audience walking around the installation of paper wall speakers.

The speaker membranes of the two-meter-high walls don’t grant an overview over the situation, but they do give the composer ample opportunity to play with them. He can use them to surround the audience, to layer sounds, to expand the instruments, to flood the room.

The performance leaves the speaker labyrinth transformed and demolished over large parts. The musicians and the audience cut paths through the paper walls, change the sound of things and leave behind a traversable installation that lets the performance resonate and that can still be visited in the following days at mumok.

A co-production of Wien Modern, mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien and Ö1 art radio. With support of Gerald Hanisch.

  • Links:
  • Wien Modern
  • mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
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