The Klangzeit Festival 2021, originally planned as part of four live events, will now take place as a four-day hybrid festival online, on site and on air due to the pandemic. We are pleased to have won IKLECTIK London, Radio Agora Leutschach and the Austrian Composers Association as cooperation partners.
IKLECTIK is a creative platform founded in 2014 that specializes in contemporary art, especially sound art, installation and interdisciplinary work. IKLECTIK OFFSITE is a virtual space in which interdisciplinary boundaries overlap in order to create projects that examine processes and techniques, address social, political, cultural and critical issues.
KLANGZEIT Festival (Online – On Site – On Air) 2021 is a transdisciplinary concert and performance series with the participation of internationally renowned musicians, sound artists, composers and visualists. It stands under the motto “Hybrid Sounds / Hybrid Beings” and will take place online from November 25th to November 28th, on site (at Klanghaus Untergreith) and on air (in cooperation with Radio Agora) on November 27th.
With the hybris of modern thinking, our culture speaks of hybrid forms of life of postmodern culture – what is primarily meant is the mechanical extension of the human being, the engine of movement. Music is a paradigmatic game with the hybridity of the physical – between music as the composition of codes for sounds according to relational thinking and making music as physical forms of sound. The culture of human nature is hybrid. Music is deeply hybrid culture of a hybrid nature. Aside from considering hybridity as a technological mixture of analog and digital sounds, hybridity means something fundamental for music: the mutual relationship of the human and mechanical body in its extensions. Is there an intelligent design of cultural forms without emotion, can humans and machines “be intelligent without any emotions”? While modernity set boundaries between the disciplines, the plurality of postmodernism juxtaposes the diversity of appearances – hybridity means: diversity in unity. This opens up a listening into the body as the acting designer of culture as a step towards a natural culture of hybridity, the consideration of the multiplicity of phylogenetic knowledge of the physical. The auditory opens up a variety of life possibilities – in hybridity it overcomes the hybris as the uniqueness of a rational western culture. (Werner Jauk)
The participating artists are: Gavino Canu (IT), Viv Corringham (UK / US), Matija Debeljuh (HR), Anna Dian (AT), Beba Fink (AT), Matthias Forenbacher (AT), Romana Kemlein-Laber (AT), Paul Jonas Kinnunen (FI ), Samo Kutin (SI), Herbert Lacina (AT), Katherine Liberovskaya (CA / US), Henrik Meierkord (SE), MUG Trio (SI), Tracy Lisk (US), Zahra Mani (AT/ UK), Arun Natarajan (IN), Tamara Obrovac (HR), Astrid Rieder (AT), Carla Rees (UK), Hermann Stangassinger (AT), Tibor Szemzö (HU), Wolfgang Temmel (AT), Sohrab Udumann (UK), Sarah Watts (UK ); Lena Wicke-Aengenheyster – Monsterfrau (AT/ DE) and Mia Zabelka (AT).
Finale „phonoECHOES Wettbewerb 2021“
The final round of the phonoECHOES competition, a cooperation between the Klanghaus Untergreith and the Austrian Composers Association (http://www.kompistenbund.at/), will also be broadcast as a live stream with the possibility of audience voting as part of the online festivals.
phonoECHOES is a competition for sound art and experimental music that was announced for the first time in spring 2020. Works from the fields of sound installation, sound sculpture, sound performance, transmedial / transdisciplinary concepts, free improvisation and electroacoustic composition can be submitted annually. An expert jury (Mia Zabelka (AT) – Chair (no voting rights), Viv Corringham (UK), Annette Giesriegl (AT), Richard Graf (AT) and Yoko Miura (JP)) selected the five finalists from the submitted works in 2021.
Finalists: Coma. – Reinhard “Vøid” Hirschauer (AT), Johannes Feuchter, Stanislaus Pili (AT, IT), Elisabeth Kelvin (AU / AT), Tahereh Nourani (IR / AT), Nos Incogniti – Guillermo Villegas Alemán, Juan Pablo Trad Hasbun, Vallejo Larre (MX / AT).
Date: November 25-28, 2021 | 6.30 p.m. (GMT) | 7.30 p.m. (CET)
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Date: 12. December 2021 I 6pm (CET)
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We look forward to your visit!
Zahra Mani, Mia Zabelka, Isa Ferri, Eduard Solaz. Klanghaus Untergreith / IKLECTIK London
Department 9 Culture, Europe, Sport – State of Styria, BMKOES Section Art and Culture, Municipality of Sankt Johann im Saggautal, Austrian Cultural Forum London, Austrian Composers Association (formerly the Austrian Association of Composers).
Many thanks to Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Werner Jauk, University of Graz, for scientific advice.
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