concert 2012 (heim.art station, neufelden austria)
field recordings and instruments
wandelweiser composer collective
FLUSSAUFWAERTS / FLUSSABWAERTS : Project Description
FLUSSAUFWAERTS is a long-term exploration of the sounding environments along the Grosse Mühl river
in Oberösterreich, starting in Neufelden and working our way downstream to where the river joins
The locations are oriented around accessible spaces along the Grosse Mühl.
The yearly movement is downstream, but the movement from location to location in each particular
year is upstream.
The entire installation will last one week in the Summer each year.
Each year six locations will be selected within walking distance from each other.
At every station, we will set up a sheltered listening area with a pair of speakers.
Over the course of the week, the areas will be open for any listeners and also for exploration by
the invited performers.
Recordings at each location will be made every day.
In the late afternoon a walk upstream following all six stations will be
scheduled, with events at each station.(The events last 12 minutes at each station,
followed by eight minutes to arrive at the next location.)
The musicians involved are drawn from the Wandelweiser collective.
Over time each will be involved as performer and composer.
The artists work with the support of Joachim Eckl (Heim.Art) and the Hotel Mühltalhof.
In the first year (2011) there was compositions from Radu Malfatti in addition to Michael Pisaro.
In the second year (2012 / the video) there is a compositions from Antoine Beuger ("auch da") in addition to
This project is tightly connected to the sounding environment and thus the collective perception of the people of the region. It is an opportunity to experience discrete, but perceptible change in our environment through the lens of the Grosse Mühl.
Conception and Composition: Michael Pisaro
Co-conception and Production: Joachim Eckl
Installation, Desing and Artistic Advisor: Marcus Kaiser
Antoine Beuger, Jürg Frey, Marcus Kaiser, Radu Malfatti, André Möller and Kathryn Pisaro.