Thu 3.9. – Tue 8.9.
13:00 – 14:00
17:00 – 18:00

Thu 3.9.

Sat 5.9.
20:00 – 20:30

Pfarrkirche Urfahr

Andres Bosshard (CH)

Based on the fundamental concepts of Baroque “trompe-l’oeil” painting in general and particularly its cunningly stylish way of producing starkly multi-layered depth of field effects that are still capable of eliciting expressions of astonishment from modern viewers, the sound architecture designed by Anders Bosshard aims to conjure up a “sound heaven” within the local parish church in Linz’s Urfahr neighborhood.

The main elements situated within the church’s reverberating vault are eight resonating ceramic bodies created by David Fuchs that display extraordinary acoustic radiation qualities. The sounds emanating from the loudspeaker system are first filtered through these ceramic balls and then radiated ball-shaped into the interior space. Moreover, the spatial constellation of the eight balls forms an intentionally implemented network configuration that makes it possible to produce clear and astoundingly multi-layered tonal imagery in the church’s long and quite diffused resonating space. Of particular importance are apparent tonal space movements that glide through the church’s nave. Andres Bosshard spent several nights in the church before composing a tonal space choreography consisting of musical modules played live on an eight-channel stereophonic sound instrument. The sound coming directly from the balls, the reflections off the vault, interior walls and floor, and the almost inaudible sounds of the city that penetrate the church nave’s walls from outside blend together with virtual sound space projections into a very fine choreophony.

With support by Stadtpfarre Urfahr

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