07.10.2020 19:30

Venue: Viewing platform, Radetzkybrücke, 8010 Graz

The new city balcony on the bank of the Mur near Radetzkybrücke became a stage: Josef Klammer and Seppo Gründler conceived a performance with sound, light, and text for this location. The artistic bridging of the Mur is also reflected in the name of the project, The riverbanks are projection surfaces; various urban spaces are linked with one another visually and acoustically. The libretto came from Volha Hapeyeva, Graz’s Writer in Residence in 2019/2020, and was interpreted by actor Ninja Reichert. With his “visual piano”, media artist Kurt Laurenz Theinert added live abstract light spaces.

Klammer and Gründler have been working with site-specific sounds and electronics in a live context since the 1980s. In their artistic practice, they also discover hidden sound treasures – be it the vanishing noises of iron mining in the town of Eisenerz or the background noises that arise in analogue and digital music production. For, they have also ferreted out “hidden sounds.” Latently audible material is used in a productive way.

To the artists, it was also important to bridge the Mur as a sociocultural threshold within the city. addressed and broke down boundaries between stage and stands, between right and left, and between east and west. The audience was also called upon and asked to disseminate sound and light with the aid of the “second screen” function of their smartphones. thus became a spectacle on the water and in the open air that connected cultural spaces in Graz.

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