Klangschatten II - Music theatre project for a young audience, Vienna, 2013




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Klangschatten II

Intermedia Music Project for a Young Audience (2013)

For traditional Austrian instruments, sound projection and light choreography.

The intermedia music project Klangschatten II (German for 'Sound Shadows II') combines traditional Austrian music
with new compositions and improvisations for Austrian instruments and electroacoustic sounds.

Klangschatten II presents the instruments bagpipe, jew's harp, dulcimer and contraguitar within a music-theatrical scenario conceived by Bernhard Gál. Framed by a light choreography and performative elements, three musicians perform traditional Austrian music as well as compositions by Gál and improvised sections. The concert includes solo, duo, and trio performances. Each musician introduces his/her instrument to the young audience. These introductions are interlinked by a choreographed scenario where some of the performers are placed behind translucent screens and thus only visible as moving shadows within colored light.

Klangschatten I

Intermedia music project for a young audience

Featuring Albin Paulus (bagpipe, jew's harp) | Barbara Romen (dulcimer) | Gunter Schneider (contraguitar) | Bernhard Gál: artistic direction, live electronics, sound & light projection
Duration: 45-50 minutes | Premiere: Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, February 2013
Commissioned by Jeunesse Vienna | Photography: B. Gál

Klangschatten I is featured in Gal's book & DVD video Zwischenbrücken, edition spce | Gromoga, Austria 2015.