Transart 2015

Date: 16.09.2015
Location: Ex-Masten - Four Point by Sheraton , Bolzano | Bozen

Camera | Editing > Max Valenti (Visual Communication Project)

Barely audible at first. Afar, an indefinable noise is to be heard. Steadily, the noise grows louder, pounds and rattles. Slowly and menacingly the war rumbles along, with tanks and mounts, until the crisis explodes with shells and artillery. 392 beats later, the killing comes to an abrupt halt. Bang! This is what it sounds like when the band Die Einstürzenden Neubauten grapples with the outbreak of WWI. The concept is simple, but ingenious: a beat in four-four time conforms one day. Each nation is assigned a plastic tube; if the nation is involved in the war, the tube is hit. What in fact is nothing else than acoustic military history, invites people to move to the stoical progressing rhythms.

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Zuerst ist es kaum hörbar. In weiter Ferne ist ein undefinierbares Geräusch zu erahnen. Doch es schwillt an und wird lauter, dröhnt und rasselt. Langsam und bedrohlich rumpelt der Krieg mit Panzern und Lafetten heran, bis das Inferno aus explodierenden Granaten und Artillerie-Lärm plötzlich da ist. Nach 392 Taktschlägen endet das große Morden mit einem Peng. So klingt es, wenn sich die Einstürzenden Neubauten mit dem Ausbruch des 1. Weltkrieges beschäftigen.Das Konzept ist einfach, aber genial: Ein Schlag im Viervierteltakt entspricht einem Tag. Jeder Nation wird ein Plastikrohr zugewiesen, sobald sie am Krieg beteiligt ist, wird das Rohr angeschlagen. Was im Grunde akustische Militärgeschichte ist, verführt durch die beinahe stoisch fortschreitende und doch belebte Rhythmik zum Tanzen.

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Profeti dell’industrial e dell’avanguardia musicale tedesca, gli Einstürzende Neubauten presentano a Transart il nuovo disco LAMENT, un’opera interamente dedicata alla Prima guerra mondiale.Rumori dell’acciaio e di oggetti dell’epoca, registrazioni originali delle voci di vittime e carnefici, antiche forme musicali come il lamento e il mottetto, le canzoni del primo reggimento afro-americano, il Fighters Harlem Hell: LAMENT è un viaggio nelle atmosfere del conflitto che 100 anni fa scosse il mondo intero ed è frutto di una lunga ricerca sonora e documentaristica.Diversi anni di ricerche hanno portato la band a rintracciare materiale risalente al periodo del conflitto, recuperando registrazioni audio originali di prigionieri di guerra rinchiusi in uno dei primi campi d’internamento nei pressi di Berlino. La ricerca è stata condotta tra gli archivi sonori della Humboldt University nella capitale tedesca e quelli del Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv di Francoforte, ovvero l’Archivio Tedesco della Radiodiffusione.LAMENT ci presenta un universo bellico sonoro coinvolgendoci in una grande riflessione sulla nostra storia.

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Transart is a contemporary culture festival that offers to a curious and open audience music projects and contemporary art at atypical sites, within the range of experimentation joint to quality. The festival was born with a strong multi-disciplinary…


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Transart is a contemporary culture festival that offers to a curious and open audience music projects and contemporary art at atypical sites, within the range of experimentation joint to quality. The festival was born with a strong multi-disciplinary and multimedia character and has developed through a net of international work and thanks to a rich platform of sponsorships. The first edition of Transart took place in September 2001, entirely set in the new industrial area of Bolzano, from a bus garage to a metallurgical industry, from a space deputed to the rental of building machinery up to the spectacular glassed court of a business-center. The second edition of the festival – September 2002 – widened its field of intervention by its new structure with various settings dislocated on all the territory of Trentino and South Tyrol. Involved were therefore, besides the town of Bolzano - still nowadays the heart of the festival, Bressanone, Fortezza, Borgo Valsugana and Mezzocorona. That is how Transart runs, from north to south, along the axis of the Brenner transit with innovative music/artistic projects within the aim of creating an inter-regional and trans-border contemporary culture platform. In the following years the festival has continued within the same itinerant character in the entire region, up to reach today a line that goes from Innsbruck to Rovereto. The audience at the shows is seated, without expecting any particular comfort, in the midst of industrial spaces where the strong smell of steel or of mechanic oil is breathed, and the presence of the work of man is perceived: our intention is to involve the audience into a new emotional discovery of the most important and innovative contemporary culture projects installed in spaces that can enhance their experimental character. Every year the innovative character of the festival is reconfirmed again through the exclusive offer of new specifically created productions that see the partaking of artists coming from an international background, thanks also to the net of collaborations with the local organizations and to the by now consolidated collaborations with renown festivals in Europe.

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