Nach der zweiten gelungenen Ausgabe wird die Zeitform erneut angewendet, könnte man sagen. Zur wohl offensten Bühne der Region sind alle eigenen Ideen willkommen, vom Reisebericht über kleine Theaterstücke bis hin zu Diakunst. Das herzliche Ambiente bietet im Anschluss wie immer Raum für den Austausch untereinander.
Following the second successful edition, Zeitform is going to be applied again, so to say. Any idea of one’s own is welcome to join the (supposedly) most open stage in the region, comprising travel journals, small theatre pieces as well as slide show art. As always, the warm-hearted atmosphere offers room for exchange afterwards.
After a vibrant pilot in June, I am launching more editions of the open stage event Zeitform in Laufen, Bavaria. From lightning presentations to experiments in music, from media art to readings, the stage offers a platform for any idea off the beaten track. Zeitform aims at empowering the creative potential that lies in everyone of us.
The next edition is going to be on Wednesday, 26 July at Café Contrast in Laufen.
Next to his alpine hut 2000 m above sea level, the owner uses his wooden sink to draw water from the nearby artificial lake. To make a long story short, you will hear water doing happy drumming, captured with two piezo mics. This posting is the only way to avoid publishing the beautiful silence up there, really, it could never be played back.
Recorded at Tauernmoosseealm, Hohe Tauern, Austria
How to react to movement with only sound? On 16 December 2016 I had the chance to accompany the improvised dance piece “Not Red” by Jennifer Ocampo and Jasminka Stenz. It was an inspiring evening of contemporary dance, also thanks to the open discussion afterwards at Lake Studios Berlin.
With its yelling whistle sound, this groundhog is telling his brothers and sisters to stay in their cave. None of the alpine hikers was aware of the fear they had caused to those almost invisible animals, until the alarm cut through the sonic scenery.
Stereo recording near Gaisstein, Hohe Tauern, Austria
Here goes a lovely video edit by Herman Koekkoek who filmed our gig at City Art Rotterdam in April 2016. The song is about the dark fate of a homeless man. The synth was entirely built out of samples blowing empty bottles, those items that he had once tried to make a living of.
During the residency program Ortung in Stuhlfelden, Austria, I developed a solo set, reflecting on the music and the stories in the village. On the musical level everyday objects were reinterpreted as rough instruments and recorded sounds were turned into virtual instruments in order to invent traditional music. Two analog instruments werde built during that period: the ”Pazifistenbogen“, a plucked bow for archery put on a resonating bucket, and the ”Uschindel“, a sort of marimba of shingles which were lined up according to the Arabic scale.
Here go some snippets of the solo set “Fremde Heimatfunde”.
Between August and September 2016 I had the pleasure to participate in the site-specific art project ”Ortung” in the Austrian Alps. Living between old staples, longing for mountain tops, watching traditional craftsmanship and last but not least sharing stories with the locals of Stuhlfelden led to productive weeks.
The interdisciplinary collaborations with choreographers Toshiko Oka and Karl Baumann, media-artists Maria Morschitzky and Thomas Hörl, plus painter Diala Brisly were fruitful and always warm-hearted.
The section “pieces” provides more information on the solo set which I developed alongside. Here go some snippets of ”Fremde Heimatfunde“.
Toy animals and toy soldiers crawling on the pavement, posh Siberian high heels, megaphones announcing the best deals in town, music and all other signs of a consumers’ mess. Ulitsa Uritskogo in Irkutsk, from one end to the other, binaural recording.
This recording is part of a larger series about the sound of Siberia.
sound design, compositions and recordings by Kathrin Grenzdörffer