The interdisciplinary Festival for Music and Sound Art shut up and listen! enters its eighth season.  Indebted to a fundamentally transdisciplinary attitude, SUAL 2013 will include instrumental and  electroacoustic music, sound art projects, an architectural object, a sound sculpture, a lecture and a  listening room. In conjunction with this year's festival motto, END LESS NESS, the focus lies on long  enduring musical and artistic endeavors, in an attempt to grasp the, possibly illusionary, idea of an  infinite music. SUAL 2013 comprises sound continua and repetitive or quasi-static structures of the  most diverse makings and provenience, such as drones, clusters, textures, pulsations, silences, ...  Hermann Nitsch arguably (re )presents the exuberant, immoderate, and inexhaustible - he will give  one of his rare organ recitals at the Jesuit Church in Vienna's old center. The ingenious real time  musique concrète composition Mantra by Québecois Jean-François Laporte features an unchanged  recording of a nightly ride with a Zamboni (the machine cleaning the surface of ice hockey rinks).  The musicologist Wolfgang Gratzer reflects upon listening processes and the evolution of infinite  music, while Radu Malfatti merges pure tones with sounds of his trombone, leaving space for  silences, just as for the sounds themselves. Gunter Schneider and Barbara Romen transfer instrument sounds into a long cardboard tube, and in turn respond to the respective sonic output of these  natural sound filtering devices. One tube can also be experienced as a sound sculpture throughout  the festival.   Following the presentation of the price-winning works of the SUAL AWARD 2013, the violoncellist  Michael Moser recites works by Alvin Lucier and himself which both explore the 'psycho-physicality' of  sound in varying perceptual settings. With ASLSP, pianist Manon Liu Winter presents the very same  composition by John Cage, which in a reworking for organ received world-wide attention, through a  rather 'ambitious' interpretation, attempting to present the work over the course of 639 years.  ORGAN²/ASLSP has been performed in a church in Halberstadt for the past twelve years, and  supposedly will go on for another, quite eternal, 627 years. This project is also the subject of Sabine  Groschups experimental film (JC{639}). By sending us one of her Portable Infinity Devices, the  Japanese architect Yumi Kori captures infinity inside a small acrylic box. With Kyema, the first  chapter of Éliane Radigues opus magnum Trilogie de la Mort, and a subsequent brunch, SUAL 2013   ultimately reaches an ending.   Grenzenlose Höreindrücke wünschen Belma Bešlić-Gál und Bernhard Gál! 
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