10.06.2011 to 02.11.2011
KLANGHIMMEL MQ: John Oswald - Eislaufen
LEISURE & OUTDOOR, FILM & DIGITAL CULTURE, ART
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MQ KLANGHIMMEL: John Oswald - Eislaufen
Datum: 10.06. bis 02.11., täglich 0-24h
Ort: MQ Haupthof
2010. TONSPUR 34.
8-channel composition. 14min
TONSPUR is a popular pedestrian passageway. And most people traverse the space without any specific desire to hear more sound. But my TONSPUR environment whispers and calls out to these pedestrians, in many voices, in many languages: with both salutations and farewells. And to this I've added, as an occasional musical interlude, the most famous and recognizable of Viennese tunes; although the melody is so slow as to be unrecognizable by most fast-walking urban passers-through. A more up-tempo version of this music is also played, or so I've heard, here in Vienna to say goodbye to an old year and hello to a new one. When I hear it I think of skating, hence the title Eislaufen.
- John Oswald
Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in 1953. Lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Composer, saxophonist, media artist and dancer. TONSPUR-Artist-in-Residence in Feb 2010.