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05 Oct 2011

Kontraste Festival: Imaginary Landscapes


Imaginary Landscapes


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

Klaus Moser
+43 2732 90 80 30 0
+43 2732 90 80 30 1

NÖ Festival GmbH
Minoritenplatz 4
3500 Krems

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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.

Soundscapes I
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.

Soundscapes I
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 György 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 François 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.