shut up and listen! 2016
Interdisciplinary Festival for Music and Sound Art









Photographing and drawing musicians, composing visual artists. Music goes video goes performance goes film goes music. Audiogenealogical experiments, an androgynous John Wayne alias Marion Morrison. shut up and listen! — Interdisciplinary Festival for Music and Sound Art enters its eleventh edition, offering space|time for advanced music and sound-based visual art, as well as related artistic genres and transdisciplinary efforts. Under the festival theme ME, MYSELF OR I, creative side tracks and transformations are explored, and unfamiliar perspectives cast upon multi-layered artistic ideates.

With Unselfies, Swiss musician and photographer Martin Baumgartner shows 100 staged portrait photographies based on his own face. New York-based video artist Mandy Morrison transforms herself into a slightly disturbing version of John Wayne. The transdisciplinary project CARTE BLEU is a variation on Yves Klein’s Symphonie Monoton — Silence, realized by dancer/choreographer Aiko Kazuko Kurosaki and musicians Tiziana Bertoncini, Irene Kepl and noid. The same trio performs graphic scores from Franz Hautzinger’s work series Gomberg Scores. In Ur-Ur, Bernhard Gál presents compositional miniatures based on genealogical data.

Manon-Liu Winter performs early and late piano works by John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Franz Liszt und Erik Satie, compiled into an unannounced concert programme quizzing the audience. Belma Bešlić-Gál devises three parallel realities resp. states of consciousness based on Fellini’s filmic masterpiece La Dolce Vita. Students of the ELAK-Course (University of Music, Vienna) create new electroacoustic works inspired by photographies of the songwriter and musician Daniel Pabst (who is also featured with a photo exhibition). Last, but not least, a listening session presents Derek Jarman’s final cinematic document Blue and a subsequent brunch conclude this year’s festival edition.

Support: BKA Kunst, Stadt Wien (MA7), SKE-Fonds