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Kontraste Festival Krems Austria / Imaginary Landscapes / 14. - 16. Oktober
Venues: Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche, Kino im Kesselhaus, public space
Performances, Installations, Symposium, Films, Soundwalks
With Christina Kubisch, Yutaka Makino, HC Gilje, Duncan Speakman & Emilie Grenier, Edwin van der Hei
Anthony McCall, Benjamin Thigpen, Christian Zanesi, Christina Kubisch, Daniel Teruggi, Dick Raaymakers, Douglas Kahn, Duncan Speakman, Edwin van der Heide, Eliane Radigue, Elke Groen, Emilie Grenier, Emmanuel Lefrant, Gert-Jan Prins, Gilles Aubry, Gottfried Michael Koenig, Greg Pope, HC Gilje, Hilary Jeffery, Iannis Xenakis, Ivo Malec, Jan Boerman, Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag, Jim O’Rourke, Joost Rekveld, Kees Tazelaar, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Luc Ferrari, Luke Fowler, Makino Takashi, Marcus Schmickler, Peter Foldès, Peter Kassovitz, Peter Rehberg, Piotr Kamler, René Blanchard, Rose Lowder, Ryohei Shimadi, Sarah Anderson, Stephen O’Malley, Thierry Vincens, Thomas Köner, Thomas Lehn, Tomonari Nishikawa, Valerian Borowczyck, Yutaka Makino
Kontraste Festival: Imaginary Landscapes
October 14, 2011
Kontraste will be begin under an open sky with an imaginative landscape of light and sound: LSP - a spectacular laser and sound performance from Edwin van der Heide.
October 14, 2011
The soundscapes are an extraordinary sound experience, created and spatialised through the Acousmonium, an orchestra of 80 loudspeakers invented in Paris in the late 1970's, in collaboration with the GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales). Simultaneously, HC Gilje's light pieces will permeate the church. Immerse yourself in the sounds of the pioneers of electronic music: Iannis Xenakis, Ivo Malec, Luc Ferrari, Gottfried Michael Koenig and Jim O'Rourke's piece 'What is cold is new again.' Eliane Radigue's composition promises to be a particularly intense and meditative sound experience. Finally, commissional works by Gilles Aubry and Keith Fullerton Whitman will carry you off to purely electronic worlds of sound as well as very real places.
October 15, 2011
Hilary Jefferey and Peter Rehberg / Stephen O'Malley have created commissioned works for Kontraste that make the various modulations and dimensions of spatial sound come alive. Thomas Lehn and Markus Schmickler explore the Acousmonium in a new configuration. Additionally, works from Dutch composer and contemporary composers from the GRM enrich the program. Listen to the sea, as it sounds in Jan Boehrman's recently restored classical electronic composition 'De Zee,' accompanied by a performance of Canon I of the eclectic Dick Raaijmaker, as well as multichannel-compositions of Kees Tazelaar, Daniel Terugi, Christian Zanési and Benjamin Thigpen.
Landscapes of light and fog
October 16, 2011
Immerse yourself in worlds of light, fog and sound, which can lead to almost transcendental experiences at total concentration. In Yutaka Makino's 'Conflux,' large and fluid landscapes of smoke and light transform the nave. 'Light Trap' by Greg Pope is live cinema of pure light with a soundtrack by Gert-Jan Prins. The light installation 'Line Describing a Cone,' a classic of Anthony McCall is both minimalist and magical.
Edwin van der Heide and Jan-Peter Sonntag's immersive installation 'Extended Atmospheres' - a reinterpretation of Gy?rgy Ligeti's composition 'Atmosphères' - can be experienced every day during the festival.
Film - abstract landscapes
October 5 and 16, 2011
Contemporary experimental film of the Celluloid Ecologies Programme with works by Rose Lowder, Makino Takashi, Emmanuel Lefrant, amongst others, are a perfect first taste of the festival. The experimental short films by the GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) from the 1960's present abstract visual landscapes with electronic soundtracks of Francois Bayle, Bernard Parmegiani and other leading composers of the musique concrète. Some of these films are being shown for the first time outside of France. This will be a rare opportunity to see them in Austria!
Symposium - Fictitious landscapes and the Aelectrosonic
October 15, 2011
This symposium is an intellectual journey with a keynote by Douglas Kahn on the 'aelectrosonic' and presentations of and interviews with artists of the festival.