The Logic of the Angels

Llullophone

30.09.-30.10.2016 10:00-17:00


Opening: 29th of September 2016, 6 pm

Production: musikprotokoll in cooperation with Kunsthaus Graz. 

Curated by: Fränk Zimmer
Co-Curator: Katrin Bucher Trantow
Price: Free entrance

Venue: Space05
Open House series


Based on a mediaeval logic machine that can even “prove” God, musikprotokoll builds an interactive sound installation at Kunsthaus. Vokalensemble NOVA deploys the Llullophone in order to marry very old with very new music. 

 

“Die Logik der Engel” is distant vocal music from the 13th and 14th century, is miniature premieres from the here and now in a cabinet of mirrors. The basis of this fascinating journey back in time with six male voices, is an idea devised by Majorcan philosopher and theologian Ramon Llull who died 700 years ago.

 

In his book “Ars magna” Llull describes a logic machine said to be able to distinguish between truth and lie. By rotating three mechanical disks, it was possible to combine concepts so as to form sentences supposed to serve as proof of God. Mathematicians and philosophers such as G.W. Leibniz ( 1646–1716 ) made reference to Llull’s logic machine, and modern computer science sees it as an early “generative system”, a precursor to modern computer systems based on algorithms.

 

At musikprotokoll, Llull’s conception is reinterpreted in the form of an interactive sound installation, a Llullophone that can be viewed, heard and operated at Kunsthaus Graz. The concert version will be staged at the Helmut List Halle by Vokalensemble NOVA, who specialise in very, very old and new music.

 

 

 

> More about steirischer herbst: Co-operation with Kunsthaus Graz and Neue Galerie Graz  

 

Kunsthaus Graz

Lendkai 1
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9200
F +43-316/8017-9212
kunsthausgraz@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours
Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm


Kunsthauscafé

Sun-Thurs 9am-11pm
Fri-Sat 9am-1am

T: +43-316/714 957
 

Guided tours

Sun 2pm (en), Sat 3:30pm (ger), Sun, public holidays 11am (ger), exceptions may apply. For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Guided tours also on advance notice.

 

1st January 2018 1pm - 5pm
2nd April 2018
21st May 2018
31st December 2018

24th/25th December
13th February 2018
24th/25th December 2018

steirischer herbst

Leitmotif 2016: We can do this. On the Shifting of Cultural Cartographies