Program 2022

Klangzeit Winter

Online Workshop Program “Global Kids”

March 10, 11, 12, 2022, 2 p.m


Klangzeit Spring

June 17, 18, 2022, 5 p.m


Klangzeit Summer

August 5th, 6th, 2022, 5 p.m


Klangzeit Autumn

November 11th, 7:30pm UK time , 12th, 2022, 4:30pm UK time

in cooperation with IKLECTIK London




IKLECTIK and Klanghaus Sound Art Centre present,

Klangzeit Festival 2022 Autumn

2 days of sound art, experimental music and transmedia art


Klanghaus Untergreith and IKLECTIK have joined forces for the third time to present a multidisciplinary and miscellaneous series of concerts with the participation of international renown musicians and composers.


11-12 November 2022 – ONSITE – ONLINE


All 2 days will be streamed live:
IKLECTIK Youtube Channel , Twitch und Facebook Page,
sowie YouTube Channel Austrian Composers
and Klanghaus Untergreith Facebook Page.


DAY 1 [Friday 11th | 7:30pm UK time – 9:00pm UK time]


phonoECHOES competition – finalists’ performances



Austrian Composers YOUTUBE CHANNEL


Day 1 is dedicated to present the performances of the finalist of the phonoECHOES competition. The audience is kindly invited to vote for the best performance via a voting link.




Antonia Manhartsberger „Gýro“

Bernhard Hadriga „The Way Into The Flybottle“

Martin Simpson/Luca Kozlovacki „Parastasis“

MMEZAJ (Emanuel Križić, Artem Sivashenko, Martin Simpson, Joseph Böhm, Zlata Zhidkova, Max Reiner) „Feedback Reality“

Patrik Lechner „That Fireball On the Horizon Looks Like Your Ice Cream“




Elisabeth Zimmermann

Hannes Kerschbaumer

Marco Döttlinger

Mia Zabelka (chair)

Special thanks to:

phonoECHOES jury


DAY 2 [Sat 12]


Saturday 12th – First Part [ONSITE FROM KLANGHAUS + ONLINE]

Austrian Composers YOUTUBE CHANNEL


4:30pm UK time [5:30pm AT time]

Jure Tori & Bogdana Herman (SI)


5:00pm UK time [6:00pm AT time] – Videos:

Christina Ruf 5’21”

Katarina Grywul 10’17’

Zabelka/ Icostech/ Meierkord/ Trinidad/ Zenk 9’


5:30 pm UK time [6:30pm AT time]

Mascha Dabelka (RU/AT)


7pm UK time [6pm AT time]

Mascha Dabelka (RU/AT)


Saturday 12th – Second Part [ONSITE FROM IKLECTIK + ONLINE]


Tickets: £6 Students / £11.50 Advance / £14 OTD




Austrian Composers YOUTUBE CHANNEL


8:30pm UK time [9:30pm AT time]

Artist TBC


9pm UK time [10pm AT time]

25 minutes Videos:

Katarina Grywul 10’17’

Electric Indigo 13’33’

Temmel/ Vrabic 7’30”


9:30pm UK time [10:30pm AT time]

Alice Kempf


10:30pm UK time [11:30pm AT time]




Mia Zabelka

Claudia Schade

Isa Ferri

Eduard Solaz

On-site Austrian livestream sound and light technician Ludwig Frühschütz

On-site UK livestream technician: Prashant / Surplus Sound

Flyer design: Lisa McKendrik


Supported by

Austrian Cultural Forum

Austrian Composers

State of Styria




Klangzeit Festival - Sommer

August 5th and 6th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

KLANGZEIT Festival 2022 – Summer
in cooperation with CHIGIANA International Festival – radioarte (IT)

2 days of sound art, experimental music and transdisciplinary art


Klanghaus Untergreith
Untergreith 216
8443 Sankt Johann im Saggautal


(In case of bad weather, the event will take place in the Buschenschank Strohmeier, Eichberg 71, A- 8453 Sankt Johann im Saggautal on August 6th.)



The title of this festival edition refers to artistic visions that start from a special spatial condition and are presented in cooperation with the CHIGIANA International Festival – radioarte (Siena, IT).


We come from a period of silence yet of great sound production by the authors and we look out of a window of silence into a new landscape.


Coming out of the pandemic situation, the world is again looking out of a window from silence into a scenario that is yet to be discovered. What sounds from silence? What sounds will we hear?


A broad field opens up for international and local artists to approach this topic from their own perspective, from poetry to ecology. At present, however, it is the terrible noise of war that can be heard not far from our national borders.


The artists present their works in performances, talks and installations in an atmosphere of openness. The open-air venue, located in the vineyards directly in front of the Klanghaus, becomes a meeting place where artists and visitors can also exchange ideas personally. The artistic presentations are accompanied and documented by our project partner CHIGIANA International Festival – radioarte radiophon.


CHIGIANA – radioarte is dedicated to the topic “A Window from Silence” in various radio and sound art broadcasts as part of the CHIGIANA International Festival, which takes place in July/August in Siena, and cooperates with Klanghaus Untergreith and many other international partners: e.g. – 60 seconds (Canada), -Sunset Sound 2021 Festival of Avantgarde Music and Sound Art (China), -Radio Aporee (Germany), -Radioprhenia (Great Britain), -Dot unlimited, -Uradio-University of San Paulo (Brazil), – ZKM (Germany), -Fair Play (France-Belgium).


The Klangzeit Festival – Summer takes place as part of “MiCS” (Music in the Countryside/ Enterprise Klanghaus Untergreith).“MiCS” is one of 22 projects selected as part of the international call for proposals MusicAIRE – An innovative recovery for Europe/ European Music Council, co-funded by the European Union.


MusicAIRE Logo  


August 5, 2022


Young people from the region develop collaborative site-specific artistic works together with the artists Mia Zabelka, Miki Yui and Kateryna Kostrova (Burning Woman).

August 6, 2022





Balázs Pándi (Hungary)
Fried Dähn (Germany)
Epitatas (Austria)
Katarina Juvancic (Slovenia)
Kateryna Kostrova – Burning Woman (Ukraine)
Dejan Lapanja (Slovenia)
Zahra Mani (Great Britain/ Austria) – moderation
Thomas Maos (Germany)
Nos Incogniti – Guillermo Villegas Alemán, Juan Pablo Trad Hasbun, Vallejo Larre (Austria, Mexico) – winner of the phonoECHOES competition 2021 (in cooperation with the Austrian Composers Association)
Katja Sulc (Slovenia)
Wolfgang Temmel (Austria)
Saso Vrabič (Slovenia)
Miki Yui (Japan)
Mia Zabelka (Austria)


Höret die Zeichen im dunkel der Nacht



17. & 18. June 2022 Hrelji 45 Zminj / Istrien / HR

SLOW LIGHT – SEEKING DARKNESS is a trans-disciplinary artistic project developed by the cultural organisation Klanghaus Untergreith for the Alps-Adriatic Region. Slow Light was among the four winning projects funded through the first open call of the Carinthian Cultural Foundation KKS.


Since May 2021 events have taken place at Sajeta Festival in Slovenia, Stazione Topolò in Italy and in collaboration with the art organisation Innenhofkultur in Carinthia in Austria, showing a wide range of artistic and socio-cultural works related to the topic of the lack of darkness in the Alps-Adriatic region in the form of residencies, performances, podcasts, broadcasts, hybrid digital workshops and publications. 


The next major Slow Light event is taking place at Hrelji 45 in Istria, in synergy with the “Klangzeit Spring” (Sound Time) festival, which took place online in 2020 and 2021 because of Covid-19. The Istrian event is a return to Live. Project partner Radio Agora will broadcast the event on air and online. 


International and local artists present their work in performances, discussions and installations in an atmosphere imbued with familiarity and openness. The location, set between acacia and olive trees in the Istrian countryside, becomes a meeting place where artists and visitors can engage with one another.


Conceptually, the project is dedicated to all aspects of darkness. This offers artists a broad field to approach the topic from their own unique perspective. The events and artistic approaches to poetical and ecological facets of darkness are completely overshadowed, though, at the moment by the war in the Ukraine. In that sense, HEAR THE SIGNS IN THE DARK OF NIGHT is a call for peace, and for solidarity. 


On the 18th June 2022, the next Slow Light event (free entrance) will take place in the intimate ambience of Hrelji 45 in Zminj, Istria that invites artists and visitors to consider the meaning and value of darkness. 


On the 17th June, Hrelji 45 will host workshops for school children from the St. Martin School Villach, Austria and from across the Alps-Adriatic region, where they will develop collaborative site-specific works together with artists from Croatia, the UK, Italy and Germany that they will present and perform live the same day.


Workshops 17th June 2022 17:00 – 20:00

Goran Farkaš & Myriam de Bonte, Roberto Paci Dalò, Viv Corringham


Performances 18th June 2022 17:00 – 22:00



Crown Quartet – Zahra Mani, Roberto Paci Dalò, Tibor Szemző, Mia Zabelka (international)

Sainkho Namtchylak (Tuva – Siberia/ Austria)

Zavaloka (Ukraine)

Werner Diermaier – Zappi (Germany/ Austria)

Anja Kreyisng (Germany)

Tamara Obrovac & Žiga (Croatia)

RadioIronieOrchster (Austria)

Shaded Explorer (Italy)

Viv Corringham (UK)

Mia Zabelka (Austria)





KLANGZEIT Festival 2021

on YouTube

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4


on Air



Radiothek der Freien Radios Österreich

Mix 1
Mix 2


CBA (cultural broadcasting archive)

Mix 1
Mix 2


4 days of sound art, experimental music and transmedia art
November 25th to November 28th, 2021, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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 (, 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)
IKLECTIK YouTube Channel
IKLECTIK Facebook Page


Date: November 27, 2021 I 7:30 p.m. (CET)
Online – Live Sets: Recording studio TU Graz
IKLECTIK Youtube Live-Stream
ACOM ÖKB Youtube Live-Stream


Date: 12. December 2021 I  6pm (CET)
AGORA Special Radio Agora

Radio Agora


We look forward to your visit!


Zahra Mani, Mia Zabelka, Isa Ferri, Eduard Solaz. Klanghaus Untergreith / IKLECTIK London


Funded by:

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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Es treibt Blüten SA 18.05. 2019 17:30 Uhr

Das Klanghaus Untergreith präsentiert am Samstag, dem 18. Mai 2019 um 17.30 Uhr das Festival Klangzeit / Frühling unter dem Motto „Es treibt Blüten“.

Der Titel in all seiner Zweideutigkeit lässt Spielraum für Interpretation in viele mögliche Richtungen.

Er bezieht sich einerseits auf den Frühling, die Knospen und Blüten der Natur. Jahr für Jahr beobachten wir aber, wie das Blütentreiben früher beginnt und die gewohnten landwirtschaftlichen Rhythmen durcheinanderbringt. Seltsame Blüten also, die Nachdenklichkeit und vielleicht auch Besorgnis erregen.

Die „seltsamen Blüten“ sind auch in gesellschaftlichen und sozio-politischen Spaltungen spürbar, und der Titel deutet auf kreative Reaktionen auf den Status Quo hin.

Außerdem treibt es, im Sinne der künstlerischen Momente, die das Klanghaus Untergreith seit über 10 Jahren mehrmals jährlich bietet, kreative Blüten. Eine spannende Kombination aus heimischen und internationalen KünstlerInnen kommt am 18. Mai zusammen. Die AkteurInnen reflektieren im intimen Ambiente des Klanghaus Untergreith das „Blütentreiben“ in ihrer Musik und in ihren Texten.

TeilnehmerInnen sind die Schriftstellerin Dragica Rajcic (HR), die Klangkünstlerin Andrea Sodomka (AT), der Sprachperformer und Komponist Tibor Szemzö (HU), der Schlagwerker Jaka Berger (SI), die österreich-britische Klangkünstlerin Zahra Mani (UK/AT), die steirische Komponistin und Klangkünstlerin Mia Zabelka (AT), der Videokünstler Gavino Canu (IT) und die Elektronikmusikerin Svetlana Maras (RS).

Ab 18h überträgt Radio Agora das Programm live.

Andrea Sodomka

Dragica Rajicic (c) Yves Noir

Tibor Szemzö (c) Jelena Vojinovic

Zahra Mani (c) Severin Dostal


Klangzeit Winter
8th – 9th March 2019, motto “Global Brass”

Klangzeit Spring
18th – 19th May 2019, motto “Es treibt Blüten”

Klangzeit Summer
26. – 27. July 2019, motto “Greither Kantate”

Klangzeit Autumn
12th – 13th October 2019, motto “Invisible Landscapes of the Alps-Adriatic Region”

March 9, 2019, 7pm
Musikheim St. Johann im Saggautal, A- 8453 St. Johann im Saggautal

Motto “Global Brass”

“Working together with the Klanghaus Untergreith is very valuable for the village of Sankt Johann in the Saggautal. Our inhabitants, pupils and participants of the brass band are getting new, exciting artistic perspectives. ”
Johann Schmid, Mayor Sankt Johann im Saggautal

The workshop program of the Klanghaus Untergreith has already been established over several years. In 2019, it will also be supported by the village of Sankt Johann i.S. the first time. Young people from the region, music students and members of the brass band St. Johann i.S. will be involved in the line up of Klangfest Winter 2019. From highly qualified artistic workshop leaders they experience completely new artistic approaches, contents and perspectives. Following the workshop on March 8, 2019, the public presentation will take place on March 9, 2019, at 7pm, at the Musikheim Sankt Johann im Saggautal.

The following workshop programs will take place:

1 New brass music Interpretation: Siegmund Andraschek (AT), Franz Koinegg (AT)

2 Jazz Interpretation and Improvisation: Annette Giesriegl (AT)

3 Sound Art & Trans Art: Mia Zabelka (AT), Astrid Rieder (AT)

In cooperation with the village of Sankt Johann in the Saggautal and the Landesjugendreferat Steiermark

Annette Giesriegl

Astrid Rieder

Musikkappelle St. Johann im Saggautal

Franz Koinegg

Siegmund Andraschek

Mia Zabelka

18. – 19. Mai 2019, Motto „Es treibt Blüten“

ECHOES ON AIR 23.9.2018 23:03 CET

ECHOES ON AIR   23.9.2018 23:03 CET

curated by Mani d.o.o.
in the context of
Echoes from invisible Landscapes, a smaller scale cooperation project co-funded by the EACEA with the kind support of the Alp-Adriatic Alliance

ECHOES ON AIR is a live simultaneous radio network project that will be broadcast in realtime on four major national radio stations (ORF, HRT, Radio Slovenija ARS and Radio Serbija / Radio Belgrade 3). Associate radio stations that will broadcast the stream and / or document the event include Radio Agora (AT), Usmaradio (IT).
ECHOES ON AIR is part of the Alp-Adriatic initiative Echoes from Invisible Landscapes, a smaller scale cooperation project co-funded by the European Union.
ECHOES ON AIR is an artistic and cultural bridge, built of sonic particles from across the region in all its linguistic, musical and historical diversity, bringing the region together in a large-scale radio event with broad audience outreach.
ECHOES ON AIR is both a metaphor and a phenomenon. The Alp-Adriatic region is made audible in a collaborative live radio event, bringing together regional partners and their trans-disciplinary expertise.
ECHOES ON AIR was developed  by Mani doo (Istria). Project partners are project leader Enterprise Z (Styria), the University of Klagenfurt and Wieser Verlag (Carinthia) and Zveza Mink Tolmin (Slovenia).

In each of the four studios, one artist will be performing and one artist will be mixing the live broadcast. The performances will be sent via live stream to each of the other participating studios. The live sounds will be mixed with the incoming signals from the other 3 studios. The mix of these four channels is broadcast to listeners. Four different versions of the same piece emerge, simultaneously, in the ether.

Vienna ORF Elisabeth Zimmermann (editor)
Live music Tibor Szemzö , Mixing Andrea Sodomka
Pula-Zagreb HRT Bruno Krajcar (editor)
Live music Mia Zabelka , Mixing Zahra Mani
Ljubljana ARS  Gregor Pirs (editor)
Live music Samo Kutin , Jure Tori , Mixing tbc
Belgrade Radio Belgrad 3 Ksenija Stevanovic (editor)
Live Music, Thomas Köner , Mixing Svetlana Maras

Radio Agora Angelika Hödl (editor)
Usmaradio Roberto Paci Dalo (editor)

ALARM! 22.9.2018 5 pm Hrelji 45, Zminj, HR

ALARM!    22.9.2018 5 pm Hrelji 45, Zminj, HR
A reflection on Echoes from invisible Landscapes

co-funded by the EACEA Creative Europe programme (smaller scale cooperation projects)
with the kind support of the Alp-Adriatic Alliance

Art, culture, performance, sound and language have the power not just to reflect society but also to instigate change and thus to shape it.
Europe in 2018 is far from the liberal role model many want it to be, and thought it was.
Society is fragmented and fundamental principles of living together in a respectful and democratic, diverse and shared community are being called into question, indeed undermined.
Fear-mongering and ignorance in the face of human need are being imbued with political acceptability as right-wing nationalist parties are elected into governments across Europe.
The flood of migrants, whose reasons for fleeing their countries are often rooted in Western colonial exploitation and failure to help in time, is seen as a threat.
Threatening, though, is the separation, the “us – and – them” mentality, the endorsement of differences in rights and privileges based on where you were born.

ALARM! The evening and its underlying concept are a reminder, a discourse, a call to the most basic elements of humanity and society.
The situation we are in should not be marked by political preference or allegiances but by the most basic, fundamental facts of living together that make society possible.

ALARM! Art, culture and discourse can and do instigate change. As practices and platforms, individual instances of creativity with broader resonances, they can reflect, distill, formulate and emanate not just their immediate context but also collective histories and future possibilities.

ALARM! The evening will commence with a reception, followed by a podium discussion between Dragica Rajcic and Johann Pätzold, hosted by Colette Schmidt, a cultural journalist who writes for the Austrian Der Standard and lives in Vienna. She also specializes in reporting on far-right extremist movements, human rights and the politics and culture of remembrance. As an author, she is a member of the Austrian theatre collective Theater im Bahnhof. Dragica Rajcic is a Croatian poet and thinker who lives between Austria, Switzerland and Croatia. She writes in the German she learned when she moved to Switzerland; the title of her first published volume of poetry reflects the linguistic and semantic background: Halbgedichte einer Gastfrau. Her work moves intellectually in the frictional space between syntax and semantics, between the expected and the other, between foreignness and the concept of home. Her partially autobiographical writing illuminates the concept of the generality that can grow out of an own trajectory and the shared elements inherent in individuality. Johann Pätzold is a musician and composer and an active member of Sea-Eye, an organisation dedicated to saving migrants from the Mediterranean sea. He worked on a lifeboat and recently published a number of statements online, answering questions posed to him during and after his time at sea. His stories and language reflect the potential brutality in our societies and nonetheless shine with the hope of an absolute imperative amongst some of us to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Sandra Kocuvan is an EU project advisor and represents the cultural department of the Austrian state of Styria in its external and foreign relations. She is also a member of the Alp-Adriatic Alliance committee.

ALARM! Art, music, discourse and social change are incredibly broad concepts and the evening does not intend to cover comprehensively any single aspect of any of the greater spheres. The evening brings audiences and participants together in a reflective space combining dialogue and performance.

ALARM! Following the live conversation and audience conversations, there will be a short break followed by musical performances by Tamara Obravac with Uroš Rakovec, Tibor Szemzö, Juri Tore, Roberto Paci Dalo, Benjamin Finger, Mia Zabelka and Zahra Mani.

PROGRAMME 22.9.2018

Podium discussion hosted by Colette Schmidt, journalist Der Standard
Dragica Rajcic, poet
Johann Pätzold, Sea-Eye
Sandra Kocuvan, Land Steiermark Kultur and Alp-Adriatic Alliance

Jure Tori
Tamara Obrovac  & Uroš Rakovec
Tibor Szemzö
Roberto Paci Dalo
Benjamin Finger , Mia Zabelka  & Zahra Mani
Darla Smoking

ALARM is hosted by Mani d.o.o. in the context of Echoes from invisible Landscapes in cooperation with Klang.Haus Untergreith


ECHOES ON THE ROAD/ ECHOES FROM THE ALPS-ADRIATIC REGION is one of Enterprise Z’s major contributions to the smaller scale cooperation project “Echoes from Invisible Landscapes”, 2016 – 2018, co-financed by the EACEA.

Our interpretation of the invisible landscapes are the sounds of the Alps-Adriatic region. We are collecting sounds, which are very typical, specific items / signals of the area, for example the sounds of Klapotetze in South Styria or the special dialects in Carinthia.

An especially for this project developed interactive sound map makes the sounds related to the locations, where we have found them, hearable.

Sound and performance artists are invited to participate in the project, develop and present on the basis of the collected sounds sound performances, installations and intermedia projects. Thus, they create Echoes from the Invisible Landscapes, a new reflection or interpretation of the cultural heritage of the Alps-Adriatic region.

In the project ECHOES ON THE ROAD, the artists bring back the collected ‘echoes’ to the places in the Alps Adriatic region, where the sounds were found. They present to audiences in the public spaces sound installations, sound performances and intermedia projects, which they have developed on the basis of the collected sounds. They travel in camping buses specially rented for this project through Styria, Carinthia, Slovenia and Istria. Thus, they bring back the sounds to the inhabitants of the Alps Adriatic region, in new developed forms, therefore creating new resonances of the collected echoes. In the sense of the audience development, completely new audiences can be reached on the road. The artists enter into dialogue with the audience during the presentations in the public space. In addition to the echoes from invisible landscapes, the project ECHOS ON THE ROAD also creates ‘sound loops’ that run through the Alps Adriatic region and connect its places and its population with the resonances of the echoes transporting the rich diversity, which is reflected in the sounds, of this region.


Echoes from the Alps-Adriatic Region


The first contribution of the Klanghaus Untergreith to “Echoes from invisible Landscapes” is the project “The Sound of Europe”. The multilayered European landscape of experimental art is made visible here. On several journeys across Europe, sounds were collected and assembled into a “sound map” of Europe. These recordings taken in various cities, such as London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Bucharest, Warsaw, St. Petersburg, Lisbon, Brussels, reflect the cultural and social diversity of Europe. “The Sound of Europe” is a sound installation presented in the Klanggalerie of Klanghaus Untergreith. Artists and cultural workers, who have met on these journeys, present their works. Current, artistic and cultural creation is presented that is largely undiscovered by the general public and therefore “invisible”. The Klanghaus itself acts as a resonator, amplifying the echoes generated by the “agents of cultural reflection”.


“Echoes from invisible Landscapes“ is in the hands of the newly founded Echo Kollektiv Netzwerk (comprising Enterprise Z, Wieser Verlag publishers, the University of Klagenfurt, Zveza Mink Tolmin and Mani doo) with the support of the EACEA Creative Europe programme and covers the period from 2016 to 2018. The 2-year project challenges the local population and international artists as “agents of cultural reflection” to consider and rethink the status quo of social structures against the background of our relations to our environment in the Alpine Adriatic region between Austria, Slovenia and Croatia.
“Landscapes” stands for tangible and intangible heritage, for culture as the basis for individualism and group identity. “Echoes” emanate from individual and collective histories of people and their natural or designed surroundings. Artists and scientists are invited to listen to these echoes, to record and process them. They develop new projects that will then in turn become objects or ideas of resonance themselves and send out their own echoes to a wider audience across local and national borders. This means that the festival serves as a catalyst for further investigation of echoes. ECHOES is a practical and artistic approach to broadening the awareness of culture in society with a view to the Alpine Adriatic region and offering a network model that can be extended to other regions.