- Volkmar Klien: Im Sattel der Zeit. Rauminstallation (2018–2020)
Im Sattel der Zeit (In the saddle of time) takes place in a labyrinth of paper walls which function as speakers. The composition of the same name, for ensemble and electronics by Volkmar Klien, has not just the five musicians, but also the audience walking around the installation of paper wall speakers. The speaker membranes of the two-meter-high walls don’t grant an overview over the situation, but they do give the composer ample opportunity to play with them. They can be used to surround the audience, to layer sounds, to expand the instruments, to flood the room. A few volunteers from the audience will be instructed before the performance and will act as leaders. On small radios, they receive instructions and lead the way for their groups. The performance leaves the speaker labyrinth transformed and demolished over large parts. The musicians and the audience cut paths through the paper walls, change the sound of things and leave behind an enterable installation that lets the performance resonate and can still be visited in the following days at mumok. Im Sattel der Zeit will be played on the 22th November 2020 in its radiophonic version in ORF Ö1 Kunstradio. (Volkmar Klien)
The premiere of the music theatre composition and installation Im Sattel der Zeit by Volkmar Klien (12.–15.11.2020) sadly has had to be postponed on the 22nd October 2020. Despite everyone's best efforts to develop the production in accordance with current COVID-19 measures and the prevention concepts of mumok and Wien Modern, the minimum distance between the public and participants as well as the mandatory masks would not have been possible to enforce continuously. We are very sorry about this delay and are planning the premiere for November of 2021.
Produktion Volkmar Klien
Koproduktion Wien Modern, mumok und Gerald Hanisch