Gottfried Martin :: Dieter Kaufmann :: Günther Rabl
April - September 1992, Austrian pavilion, EXPO '92, Sevilla
September - October 1992, Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria
Gottfried Martin (1944-2010)
Three composers (Gottfried Martin, Dieter Kaufmann and me) were
invited to create a collection of short pieces computermusic which
were intended to be played from CDs in a random shuffle mode for
six months every day. The CDs were produced by amadeo.
Dieter Kaufmann: Blech und Kehle / Schrott und Korn
Günther Rabl: Farewell Tempered Piano / Odyssee
According to the concept of the interior designerer Rainer Verbizh and my setup, Toni Schuster had built 24 fullrange loudspeakers in spheroid cases, which I distributed all over the pavillon in a topological chess-pattern.
The pavillion, however, was not mainly dedicated to our music.
The building was acoustically polluted by a lot of noise and 'musac'
(the air condition, the fridge and the rattle of the restaurant
inside the pavilion, the advertizings, an interactive grand piano
for everybody to play with, a virtuel ski racing and more falderal
the like). And so was the area outside. Thousends of nasty loudspeakers
were chirping the products of Western entertainment industry everywhere
and all day long; trains and cable cars; hundreds of booths selling
snacks and refreshments and gadgets with big ballyhoo ....
all fotos: Renate Porstendorfer www.porstendorfer.at