Let‘s merry-go-round! @ Höhenrausch 2015
The swing carousel offers music for bodies in motion, thus creating a unique listening experience. In addition to the eleven compositions that were performed for the first time at the ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst 2014, four composers from Upper Austria were commissioned by musikprotokoll to compose another four works that can be consumed while spinning around on the carousel at Höhenrausch 2015. The unusual listening situation presents the composers with a new kind of challenge: they have to take the motion of the listeners into account. In other words, only the persons who ride the carousel will hear the whole piece in its intended form. Let’s merry-go-round! is admission free and makes the world spin, because it presents the carousel riders with a contemporary concert at dizzying heights.
With new compositions by:
Christoph Herndler (AT), Josef Novotny (AT), Irene Kepl (AT), Werner Puntigam (AT)
and works from 2014 by Assimilation Process (DE), Maxime Denuc (BE), Electric Indigo & Pia Palme (AT), Callum Higgins (GB), Lars Kynde & Jeroen Uyttendaele (NL), Mental Overdrive (NO), Noid (AT), Martins Rokis (LV), Pierce Warnecke (US/DE), Zenial (PL) and a historical bonus ride by James Tenney (US).
The project Let’s merry-go-round! is a production of ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst (Radio Österreich 1, ORF Landesstudio Steiermark, steirischer herbst). It was developed as part of the project “Networking Tomorrow’s Art for an Unknown Future” (working period 4 – “Tools for an Unknown Future”) organised by the festival network ECAS/ICAS (European and International Cities of Advanced Sound). In co-operation with the festivals Skanu Mezs, Insomnia, Cimatics, TodaysArt, Unsound, CYNETART, FutureEverything & CTM.
Idea and realisation: Fränk Zimmer
musikprotokoll director: Elke Tschaikner
ECAS coordinator: Susanna Niedermayr
Speakers: Elke Tschaikner and Christian Scheib
Programmer: Thomas Musil
Translations & proof-reading: Friederike Kulcsar and Kimi Lum