ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
At certain times, the Klanghaus is available to artists in residence who are invited to work in the Klanghaus studio and develop pieces for the klang.haus, sometimes also leading workshops and seminars for local inhabitants, children at the local schools or musicians from the area. We place particular emphasis on encouraging cooperation between artists from Austria and from neighbouring and Alpe-Adria countries including Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Serbia.
Beba Fink (AT), Gregor F Waltl (AT), Philippe Petit (FR), Nusch Werchowska (FR),
Mopomoso (GB), Elliott Sharp (USA)
Mopomoso (GB), Elliott Sharp (USA)
Sound- & media installation by Svetlana Maras
Nymphaea is one in a set of works made under the title Ethereal Information. These works are Pure data patches, and they are generative sound works functioning by the rules of partially fixed algorithms. Each of the patches leaves the space for user’s input that will influence certain aspects of the work. Patches can be used under the Creative Commons Attribution license, as part of other works, in installations, galleries, public spaces or wherever you find them suitable. These works are highly minimalistic. They praise the simplicity of production and effectiveness of realization. They are to be appreciated for their audible but as well visual content that is in this case the structural element of the work that reveals work’s internal characteristics.
SONIDOS DEL SUBCONSCIENTE
Sound installation by Alex Gamez aka Asferico
Asferico presents the first part of „Sonidos oft he Subconscious). A series of pieces based on the combination of massive manipulations of field recordings, captured around the world since 2007 and also around the local area of Klanghaus Untergreith, and analog synthesizer sounds designed specifically for this project. „Sounds del Subconsciente“ is an imaginary soundtrack of a timeless, deep, dark, blurred and noisy world with millions of files and unknown connections and process constantly running.
Sound installation by Zahra Mani
In the winter of 2014, southern Styria and neighbouring Slovenia were caught in an exceptional weather front when a 2 to 3 inch layer of ice formed overnight and covered the snowy landscape. The region was cut off for a number of days with power cuts, un-passable roads and very limited energy supplies. The ice remained for over a week and transformed the landscape profoundly. It was incredibly quiet.
As the ice began to melt, icicles plunged to the ground and trees cracked under the weight of the melting snow and ice. My recordings of these ice avalanches in Styria early in 2014 form the basis of this piece. The ice fall and vast quantities of snow thundered in ominous crashes into the valley. In sizzling crackles, larger and smaller icicles and sheets of ice crashed down from trees and rooftops. The field recordings also recreate the curious notion of silence so unique to a snowy landscape and the melodic drops of melting snow and ice.
The piece is also about the element of water in its formal diversity and natural independence of movement. The listener is outside this natural phenomenon and the transformation processes but at the same time present and integral to the piece in his / her perception.
The sounds of nature are underscored with tones emanating from my bowed double bass and electro-acoustic sounds from my archives, whereby the frequencies and pitches of the recorded sounds are taken up by the instruments and spread, stretched, expanded through the soundscape.
Most of the field recordings were made in the immediate vicinity of Klanghaus Untergreith, where I was in residence during this unusual weather phenomenon.
Premiere at norklanglicht Klangfest / Winter on the 14th February 2015.