Opening Reception |
i>Homages: Rooftop Reception and Concert Featuring the Talea Ensemble
With the Talea Ensemble performing works by influential contemporary Austrian and American composers, Homages, a sound exhibition, will be on view.Curated by Christian Scheib and designed by Fränk Zimmer of musikprotokoll, Homages features 15 newly composed or arranged recorded pieces by contemporary Austrian musicians, each paying tribute to one particular pivotal artist whose work was influenced by New York. The 15 commissions are spread throughout the unique architectural structure of the building, inviting visitors to explore all public spaces of the building, which was designed by Austrian architect Raimund Abraham in 1992 and completed in 2002. Aided by sensory receivers and LED light boxes, the sound pieces are installed to be experienced privately through audio devices and headphones. Curator Christian Scheib describes Homages as "a quiet display of fireworks" in a city always on full volume; "a kaleidoscope of references emerges, relating as much about the Austrian artists as the artists to whom the reference is dedicated." Between each installation, soundscapes from NYC and Graz, Austria will be audible, emphasizing the bridge between the two cities.
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