© Oleksandr Popenko
Organa Quadrupla

Do 5.10.2023 - 19:00
Dom im Berg

Heinali describes listening to early music as an almost transcendent experience. While you try to separate the individual voices of the complex polyphonies to give them all equal attention, consciousness seems to split. In his artistic work, the electronic musician builds a bridge to the present. In recent years, he has created a patch for his modular synthesizer he continually refines. At its core, it hearkens back to the organa of the Notre-Dame school. The modular synthesizer is ideal for a translation of these centuries-old compositional methods, Heinali says, because it can in principle generate an endless number of voices. Like acoustic instruments, the synthesizer reacts to environmental influences, such as temperature. This makes it an unpredictable partner that ensures constant tension.

During his performance at ORF musikprotokoll, Heinali will for the first time fulfill a long-held wish and distribute the individual voices over several audio channels. This also allows the audience to fully immerse themselves in the inner structure of his polyphonic music.


Heinali is an artist of the SHAPE+ platform for innovative music and interdisciplinary art, co-funded by the European Union. Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.


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