As part of the project OFFENE FELDER – Kunst und Landwirtschaft (Open Fields - Art and Agriculture), the Institute for Art in Public Space Styria invited farmers to open their farms for art projects. In an open call, 12 projects by national and international artists were selected for realisation on various Styrian farms.
The project by Austrian composer Katharina Klement takes place in Altaussee. Klement spent several weeks at Eva Schartner's Mühlberghof (Fischerndorf 28) starting in August 2022, intensively studying agriculture in the region and the sound phenomena associated with it. On 13 May 2023, the result of this engagement, „Ecophony - Every Voice Counts. An acoustic soil investigation“, was presented in the form of a sound trail. This can be experienced until the end of the year.
With a total of 14 stations, the sound trail will soon make the farm in Altaussee, its past, present and future, as well as the surrounding landscape, audible and tangible for everyone. The topics range from the acoustic preoccupation with what is probably the most famous mountain in the region, the Loser, to the behaviour of bees, the history of the naming of the Mühlberghof and the experience of natural forces such as wind and water.
Katharina Klement put together a radio hiking trail for Ö1 Kunstradio.