Klangzeit Festival 2021

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IKLECTIK [off-site] and Klanghaus Sound Art Centre present,

Klangzeit Festival 2021
4 days of sound art, experimental music and transmedia art

Klanghaus Untergreith and IKLECTIK have joined forces again to present a multidisciplinary and miscellaneous series of concerts with the participation of international renown musicians and composers.

25-28 November 2021 | ONSITE – ONLINE – ONAIR

All 4 days are live streamed on IKLECTIK Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/iklectik) and Facebook Page, and ACOM ÖKB YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClJ-OdSFi_rzX4SAkrIFiHw) and Klanghaus Untergreith Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/klanghausuntergreith).

DAY 1 [Thursday 25th | 6:30pm UK time]
phonoECHOES competition – finalists performances
IKLECTIK YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://youtu.be/BxFJ1Q6rUqM
ACOM ÖKB YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://youtu.be/5_5_VsfxrAc

Day 1 is dedicated to present the performances of the finalist of the phonoECHOES competition. The audience is kindly invited to vote for the best performance through the following “voting poll link”: https://doodle.com/poll/7vtisgnprwmrmmbi?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

FINALISTS
Coma.
Johannes Feuchter, Stanislaus Pili
Elisabeth Kelvin
Tahere Nourani
Nos Incogniti – Guillermo Villegas Alemán, Juan Pablo Trad Hasbun, Álvaro Vallejo Larre

JURY
Annette Giesriegl
Miura Yoko
Vivienne Corringham
Richard Graf
Mia Zabelka

DAY 2 [Friday 26th | 6:30pm UK time]
IKLECTIK YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://youtu.be/QsxyI4VD5Us
ACOM ÖKB YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://youtu.be/QSvzIKGuCI8

Tibor Szemzo ‘Substance of a Dream’
Tracy Lisk ‘Day Night Mode’
Matthias Forenbacher ‘Poem Junkyard’
Astrid Rieder / Romana Kemlein-Laber / Hermann Stangassinger
Samo Kutin ‘Ritual S Kapucinkani’
Zahra Mani / Gavino Canu ‘Burnt Umber’

DAY 3 [Saturday 27th | 6:30pm UK time]
IKLECTIK YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://youtu.be/lugAA-ykBos
ACOM ÖKB YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://youtu.be/gq07gXKzlCU

Matthias Forenbacher (Live)
Lena Wicke-Aengenheyster – Monsterfrau / Herbert Lacina (Live)
Henrik Meierkord ‘Cello Drone Session’
Wolfgang Temmel Clarence Wolof & The Passengers ‘FRIDOM AELAN’
Mia Zabelka / Icostech / Katherine Liberovskaya

DAY 4 [Sunday 28th |6:30pm UK time]

IKLECTIK YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://youtu.be/hsE7IxV-WtQ
ACOM ÖKB YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://youtu.be/g6okzWj_aL0

Viv Corringham ‘New York Nightwalk’
Beba Fink / Anna Dian ‘Innerblue’
Carla Rees, Sarah Watts, Sohrab Udumann
Mia Zabelka & Arun Natarajan ‘Cryogenesis’
Tamara Obrovac & Matija Debeljuh ‘Synapses’



ARTISTS
Viv Corringham
Tracy Lisk
Wolfgang Temmel (Clearance Wolof)
Matthias Forenbacher
Tibor Szemzö
Samo Kutin
Astrid Rieder
Hermann Stangassinger
Romana Kemlein-Laber
Henrik Meierkord
Zahra Mani
Gavino Canu
Mia Zabelka
Paul Jonas Kinnunen
Katherine Liberovskaya
Beba Fink
Anna Dian
Tamara Obrovac
Matija Debeliuh
Carla Rees
Sohrab Udumann
Sarah Watts
Lena Wicke- Aengenheyster
Monsterfrau
Herbert Lacina

phonoECHOES finalists
Coma.
Elisabeth Kelvin
Feuchter Pili
Nos Incogniti
Tahere Nourani

ARTISTS BIO

Gavino Canu (IT) is a video and visual artist from Sardinia. The focus of his work is on portraits of the social change in places. Collaboration with composers such as Saffronkeira, Zahra Mani, Jaka Berger, Mia Zabelka Viv Corringham (UK/ US) is a vocalist, composer and sound artist. Her work includes concerts, soundwalks, workshops and installations, exploring people’s sense of place and the link with personal history and memory. She is certified to teach Deep Listening by Pauline Oliveros and received her MA Sonic Art from Middlesex University London. She is a 2012 and 2006 McKnight Composer Fellow through American Composers Forum. Work has been presented in twenty six countries and articles about her work appear in many international publications.

Matija Debeljuh (HR) exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Pula, Rijeka, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Skopje, Turin, Trieste, Athens, Vilnius, New York, Brussels. 2007. he participated at Sarajevo Talent Campus and 2008. at the Berlinale Talent Campus. Experimental films and video works of Matija Debeljuh screened at international festivals where they won significant awards. 2013. he opened Apoteka – space for contemporary art in Vodnjan (Istria, Croatia). Postgraduate studies in Movies-Moving Images Arts at the University of Architecture in Venice. Short filmography: K51, La cantina di ferro, Obsession, Contrada, Steel City, Scaffold.

Anna Dian (AT) is an artist working in the field of sound, performance, video art and installation.
She studies fine art at the academy of fine arts Vienna and lives and works in Vienna. Throughout her artistic activity since 2015 she exhibited and performed in Austria and abroad and collaborated with various artists for different performance, sound and dance projects. Currently she work on her diploma exhibition and her Music Project Ankadia, which tries to link different genres and explores personal themes as well as possibilities of electronic music in connection with organic sounds and field recordings. The project will be released in July 2022.

Beba Fink (AT) lives and works in Styria. Studied art history, media and graphic design in Graz, Friedl Kubelka school / class for artistic photography, as well as fine arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the class for art and photography with Martin Guttmann. In her artistic work, she deals with the topics of light + sound / nature + people and explores the inner monologues and outer dialogues of being by means of experimental photography, analog and digital lighting techniques, painting, graphics, sculpture, text and her own voice. Made visible in exhibitions, performances and workshops at home and abroad.Cooperation “Le Belledonne” with the Italian sound artist Patrizia Oliva, as well as with the performance artist Anna Dian, 2021 collaborative performance “Insection” with the Berlin author Hannah Zufall and the singer Irina Karamarkovic in Graz.

Matthias Forenbacher (AT) is an Austrian singer/songwriter, guitarist and composer who lived in the USA, Rome/Italy and Canada. Numerous appearances with his band and solo in Europe and North America. Musical interventions in literary and artistic projects. Compositions for theatre plays and film productions. His album LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE was published 2019, in February 2021 the new experimental DOGS.

The Viola-player Romana Kemlein-Laber (AT/ DE) made her studies in music at the Meistersinger- Conservatory in Nürnberg, at the Music -Highschool in Würzburg and at the Johannes- Gutenberg-University in Mainz. She teaches at music schools and has concerts in Austria and Germany. Musically influences through many concerts in early music, playing for long times in chamber- and symphonic orchestras, her love for special string quartet programs (for example with female composers), the search for a personal expression in free improvisation and playing with important persons come together in her music .

Paul Jonas Kinnunen (FI) describes himself as – “Chronically fueled, with adversities transforming into creative products — a driven individual.” With relentless determination and series of projects within – 2D animation, animation & mixed-media, music, screenwriting and business, Paul is morphing into live-action. The holy quadruple of creativity sparking subjects continues to be – originality, symbolism, philosophy and the unknown.

Samo Kutin (SI), born in Slovenia, is known for using unconventional instruments that have either
disappeared from everyday use or are made of wood, pumpkin, iron, stone, glass and garbage.
One of the traditional instruments he uses is a Hungarian medieval musical hurdy-gurdy. He is
concerned with the acoustic potential of hurdy-gurdy hurdy-gurdy using various preparations
using contact microphones and acoustic resonators such as springs and drums.

Herbert Lacina (AT) lives and works in Vienna, plays acoustic and 12-string bass. His musical career includes collaborations with colleagues such as Michael Fischer (Vienna Improvisers Orchestra), Reut Regev & Igal Foni, Marco Eneidi, Martin Wichtl, Simone Weissenfels, Isabel Duthoit, Yedda Lin, Ingrid Oberkanins, Andreas Eichhorn, Lieselotte Lengl, Eric & Vanessa Arn, Sylvi Bruckner, Angelina Ertel, Diego Mune, Andy Menrath, Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, Anna Anderluh, Stefan Heckel, Gloria Damijan, Mia Zabelka, Elisabeth Harnik and many more a. Herbert Lacina is a member of SFIEMA-Society for Free Improvisation and Experimental Music Austria and a member of the Kunstraum Ewigkeitsgasse with its own concert series. For him, music is “a stream of energy, free of forms and boundaries.“

Katherine Liberovskaya (US/CA) is a Canadian video artist and lives in New York and Montreal.
She is known primarily for he experimental video works. Her work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and Videographe, Montreal.

Tracy Lisk (US), born in Philadelphia, is a visual artist, curator and percussionist. She is working with dancers and musicians, such as Ryuzo Fukuhara, Andrea Pensado, Mia Zabelka. She has given concerts throughout Europe, America and Asia.

Zahra Mani (AT/ UK), born in London, is a composer and multi-instrumentalist and lives in southern Styria and Istria. From her archive of instrumental and found sounds, she creates soundscapes that question spaces between boundaries, aesthetic and cultural preconceptions. She takes noises out of the field and transforms fragments of natural and mechanical audio material into dynamic acoustic monuments in which voices, instruments, machines, sea, wind and landscapes sound instrumental and her electric bass guitar is transformed into raindrops, motors and pulsating monsoon winds. Zahra Mani plays live and creates installations and radio art.

As a composer, Henrik Meierkord (SE) creates vivid, full-bodied pieces, that draw as much from ambient music’s meditative qualities as they do from humanity’s rich history of classical styles. As a cellist, he injects emotion that is both relatable and intimate, across a diverse range of musical collaborations. With a work rate that is nothing short of astounding, Henrik continues to explore every possible expression of human feeling, from the heart-wrenching to the transcendental. And yet, a lightness and curiosity runs throughout his process, with the sole aim to bring true benefit to the listener.

The music of the Trio MUG (SI) is partly narrative, partly film music, partly melancholy; but above all it is atmospheric and able to shape space and open the senses – even those that may be hidden. Marko Brdnik, soloist, chamber musician, studio musician and composer, was also part of the award-winning Zero Hour Quintet. He plays as an accordionist in avant rock bands and works with the jazz singer Tjaša Fabjančič and the percussion ensemble of the Slovenian Philharmonic. Uroš Rakovec is u. a. Part of the internationally renowned Tamara Obrovac Transhistria Ensemble, which stands for Istrian ethnojazz. So far he has composed music for around 40 theater productions and five feature films. Gašper Peršl plays in numerous jazz combos, big bands, symphony orchestras, pop and rock bands. He studied classical music and jazz in Ljubljana.

Arun Natarajan (IN) is known in India for his work with extreme metal. His latest ventures include an old school death metal project called “Moral Collapse” with Hannes Grossman (ex Necrophagist / Obscura). Arun is also the founder and the lead A&R for subcontinental records. In 2018 he made his first set of electronic tunes and also played in a few festivals as a drum n bass/ambient/noise DJ under the moniker IcosTech, Since then, he has contributed in a ambient / noise / experimental releases named “KAZA” along-side Toshinori Kondo (Veteran Japanese Electric Trumpet player).

Tamara Obrovac (HR), composer, singer, flutist and bandleader, born in Pula, Croatia 1962.
She started her musical career in Zagreb in 1980-ies when she discovered jazz, having graduated flute at the music school in her native Pula. Her main expression is ethnically inspired contemporary jazz influenced by the particular musical and dialectal traditions of her homeland, the Croatian coastal region of Istria. She leads several international bands, and had many international collaborations and projects. She writes lyrics in her local dialect and sings in other ancient and endangered Istrian dialects, slavic and romanic origin. She wrotte around 200 compositions, has
published 12 CD’s in which she wrote all of the music and most of the lyrics, and she held more than 500 international concerts, highly praised by the audience and press. She has received numerous awards for her work; 11 awards for film and theatre music, including Golden arena for best film score on the National film festival, and among the others 9 Porin awards (Croatian’s Grammy) and she was nominated for BBC Radio 3 World Music awards (European music and Audience Award).

Carla Rees (UK) is a flautist and composer. Her career as an interpreter includes chamber music, solo work, numerous collaborations with composers and recordings, including a discography of 14 CDs, as well as a current project to create a contemporary repertoire for the baroque flute. She is Artistic Director of the contemporary chamber music ensemble rarescale, with which she has performed in the UK and internationally. She holds a PhD from the Royal College of Music, London, and is an Honorary Research Associate and Professor at the Royal Holloway University of London. She has given masterclasses and workshops for flutists and composers at some of the world’s leading institutions, including the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Juilliard School in New York and the USC in Los Angeles. She is the editor of PAN magazine for the British Flute Society and currently chairs the International Liaison Committee of the National Flute Association of America.

Astrid Rieder (AT) founded the do trans-Art series in her studio at the Künstlerhaus Salzburg in 2016. Since then, the series has been performed live in her studio every month. At trans-Art, the main focus is on the dialogue between the art genres and the opening of traditional, art-immanent barriers in the moment and without preparation. The Composition Graphique Musicale is based on the concept of an interactively modulating dialogue with a musician during the performance. The final product is the large-scale drawing, the recorded video and the sound recording.

Hermann Stangassinger (AT) Active in the field of improvisation since around 1990 – among others in groups with Michael Fischer and Hannes Schweiger (“Vienna 3”), Katharina Klement and Hannes Schweiger (“use”) or with Cordula Bösze and Hannes Schweiger (deescalation). Collaboration with other musicians, especially from the Viennese improvisation scene. Co-organizer of the monthly public session for free improvised music in Salzburg.

Tibor Szemző (HR) is a Hungarian composer, performer and media artist.
At the age of six he began studying music at the Kodály Method School and graduated from the Hungarian Music Academy. He founded his own trio (later a quartet) and in 1979 the minimalist ensemble !Group 180” (1978–1990). This was an influential ensemble known for its performances of Hungarian minimalism. Works by John Cage and Steve Reich were performed, among others.
In 1983 Tibor Szemzö began his solo career. He integrated spoken words and visual elements into projects. In 1987 he released his first solo recording, “Snapshot from the Island”. The fall of communist rule in Hungary enabled him to work with various artists across Europe and beyond.

Wolfgang Temmel (AT) studied painting in Graz/AT, long term stays in New York and London.
Now living in Wies in the south of Austria. Working as a multi artist using different media as drawing, installation, music, olfactics, painting, photography, sound, time, video.

Sohrab Uduman (UK) studied clarinet at Surrey University and composition with Vic Hoyland and Jonty Harrison at Birmingham University, where he received his PhD in 1993. Awards include an international award at the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music, The Bourges International Competition for Electroacoustic Music, the George Butterworth Award, the Oskar Back Foundation Prize for Young European Composers, and the Prix Annelie de Man. His music has been shown at many festivals, including the Oxford Festival of Contemporary Music, Spitalfields Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Cheltenham International Festival of Music, Darmstadt, Britten Festival Bruges and Agora Festival des IRCAM, Paris.

Sarah Watts (UK) studied clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music and solo bass clarinet at the Rotterdam Conservatory. At the end of her studies in Rotterdam, Sarah was awarded the Exxon Prize for the best classical music student. She won first prizes at the British Howarth Clarinet Competition 2000, Hawkes Clarinet Prize (RAM) 2001, Sir Arthur Bliss Chamber Music Prize (RAM) 2000, wind section of the UK Performing Australian Music Competition 2001 and was a finalist in the wind section of the Royal Overseas League Competition 2000.
Sarah teaches bass clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music and is Director of Performance at Sheffield University. She leads the Isle of Raasay Bass Clarinet Course in Scotland and performs with the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble, rarescale and SCAW. She has played and given masterclasses in Great Britain, Europe, Asia, North and South America and released recordings on various labels. Sarah published !Spectral Immersions”; A comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of bass clarinet multiphony. In 2016 she became an Associate at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

Lena Wicke-Aengenheyster – Monster Woman (AT/ DE) lives and works in Vienna. Studied applied theater studies in Giessen / D and Rennes / F with Heiner Goebbels, Helga Finter, Gerald Siegmund, Marina Abramovic, among others. She is a performance artist, musician and developer of portable electronic musical instruments. In 2013, Wicke-Aengenheyster developed the synthesizer suite, which has been part of the collection of wearable technologies at the Technisches Museum Wien since 2018. The sensor costume was created in 2015 – 2017. Five inclination sensors on the wrists, head, chest and pelvis read the performer’s movements. The further development
of the sensor costume in the form of the iPhone costume followed in 2019. Wicke-Aengenheyster plays musical instruments and effects using tilt sensors and touchpads from six to ten iPhones attached to the body.

Mia Zabelka (AT) brings an exquisite sensitivity to her music, creating an authentic sound that simultaneously honors and breaks the traditional rules of composition. She is an Austrian contemporary violinist, improviser, and composer of intercultural family background. Comprehensively educated in classical music from early age on she opened up the traditional understanding of the violin as solo and ensemble instrument towards improvisation, experimental music and sound art. Mia Zabelka is currently the artistic director of Phonofemme Festival Vienna and Klanghaus Untergreith in the region of South Styria.

phonoECHOES 2021 / ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

Coma. (AT) started out as a solo-project in 2012 and evolved into a full band at the end of 2014. Deeply rooted in Black Metal, their exploration of emotions and genres soon included Ambient, Industrial, various forms of Metal and Electronic as well as Rap… the main focus always stays on the emotion, the message of the song rather than limitations of expected genres. Over the years, “Coma.” also started to create visuals, short-movies and artworks to accompany the music.

Johannes Feuchter (AT), born in Tamsweg, grew up in Stadl-Predlitz, musically socialized with a brass band, pop band, piano. Studied in Graz, Madrid and in Bern with Ernesto Molinari; Participation in the impulse academy in Graz, the Darmstadt summer courses and the Lucerne festival academy. Lively activity as an interpreter of new music, with guest performances at the Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Schallfeld, Ensemble Zeitfluss, etc. During his studies in Bern he was able to distinguish himself as a soloist with bass and double bass clarinet and his repertoire and artistic spectrum as an improviser and multidisciplinary performance artist expand enormously.

Elisabeth Kelvin (AT/ AU)’s creative practice blends the visual with the aural – she paints what she hears and plays what she sees. Maintaining a diverse practice in performance, visual arts, and movement. Her interdisciplinary journey creates multiple innovative artistic paths as a consummate clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, improviser, and visual artist. Sensitive to the importance and potential of the collective in music-making, she embraces the role and meaning of place in cultural connectivity.

Nos Incogniti (AT/ MX) „Our music is characterized by its creative originality and versatility (when
playing). We incorporate modern artistic forms and concepts that break the boundaries between
styles. Although we create a different, very unique musical discourse, the creative process leads
us to unknown paths, that’s why we are Nos Incogniti. Through composition and improvisation,
our aesthetic is shaped by academic contemporary, as well as electronic, noise and avant-rock,
jazz and world music, among other genres.“
Álvaro Vallejo Larre | violin
Juan Pablo Trad Hasbun | bass
Guillermo Villegas Alemán | drums

Tahereh Nourani (AT/ IR) is a Vienna-Based composer and improviser, focusing mainly on electroacoustic experimental music, with a fondness for unconventional playing techniques. Her sonic pallette is a reflection of her musical journey from European classical music, through jazz and world, to ultimately free improvisation. Started as a flautist, Nourani played in various orchestras and ensembles in Tehran and later in Vienna. With electric bass, she entered the world of electroacoustic music and started composing. She has been performing both as a solo musician and in various constellations and collaborations (Vienna Improvisers Orchestra, Katharina Klement,
Matthias Loibner, Mona Matbou-Riahi, Jelena Popržan, Raphael Preuschl and many more).

Stanislav Pili (IT) was born in Sardinia and currently lives in Switzerland. He received his percussion diploma at the Turin Conservatory and specialized in orchestral repertoire at the Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia in Rome, then at the Maastricht Conservatory. He has worked with many European orchestras while also studying contemporary music. Participation in the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music, where in 2018 he appeared as a soloist in Martin Hirsti Kvam’s piece “Silence Resistance”, which was awarded the Kranichstein Music Prize. In 2019 he received a jury mention at the Nicati Open Space competition and won the Nicati de Luze Foundation scholarship. In 2020 he completed his master’s degree in composition and creative practice at the Bern University of the Arts under the direction of Pierre Sublet. There he specialized in musical theater, multimedia performances and contemporary repertoire.

„über.zeit“ (AT/ IT), created by Johannes Feuchter on contrabass clarinet and Stanislas Pili on percussion, features accoustic sounds that seem to evoke technoid, industrial and electric so- undscapes. You hear sounds concieved as allegory, or experience, their biographies being partly revealed as they succeed each other, over time, über.zeit.

Special thanks to:

phonoECHOES jury
Annette Giesriegl 
Miura Yoko
Vivienne Corringham
Richard Graf
Mia Zabelka

Festival Team:
Mia Zabelka
Zahra Mani
Claudia Schade
Isa Ferri
Eduard Solaz

On-site livestream sound and light technician [DAY 3]: Ludwig Frühschütz