In the dynamic field between concrete and abstract, Andreas Trobollowitsch’s “composedconfusion” takes five performers to their limits.
Guitar-playing fans, melodica-playing compressors, bass-drum-playing lemon trees, drawing Walkmans – it is the boundary areas that interest Andreas Trobollowitsch in his artistic and musical work; those dynamics fields that open up when theory meets practice, concrete meets abstract, physical meets conceptual, and visual meets auditory. In “composedconfusion”, that Trobollowitsch developed during a residency in Buenos Aires for several weeks at the beginning of 2016, various techniques developed over the past few years now intermesh.
In search of common (sound) textures, he reviews the objects and materials he uses in terms of their resilience. Again and again, the five performers incorporated into a set of compositional rules in this semi-installative setting come up against their physical limits and the limits of their playing – among them is the composer himself, who plunges with verve into this composed confusion.
In cooperation with SHAPE – Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe. Promoted by the „Creative Europe“ programme of the European Union. Andreas Trobollowitsch is SHAPE Artist 2017.