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Ceremony II

Ceremony II


Concert, Immersive



  • Georg Friedrich Haasceremony II (2020 UA) - 240'
    Kompositionsauftrag von Wien Modern


  • MUK.ensemble.aktuell
  • Schola Cantorum Basiliensis FHNW
  • Johannes Keller: Arciorgano
  • Ana María Fonseca: Arciorgano
  • Marianna Angel Ramellli: Cimbalo Cromatico
  • Mauricio Silva Orendain: Clavemusicum Omnitonum
  • Vera Schnider: Barberini-Harfe
  • Cornelia Demmer: Theorbe
  • Niels Pfeffer: Theorbe
  • Étienne Asselin: Zink
  • Indré Kucinskaité: Zink

We use words like "experience" very sparingly, but this world premiere is a true exception: for a whole evening, the Picture Gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum will be transformed into a – freely explorable, of course – sound labyrinth. Instruments from six centuries will enter into dialogue with the paintings. Around 70 musicians will bring to life a giant three-dimensional, four-hour-long compendium of atmospheres and tunings, temporally and spatially intertwined. Georg Friedrich Haas spent many months perfecting the piece (with countless pitches, calculated up to 5–8 decimal points and 623 pages of score just for the pianos in the Dome Hall). Thanks to COVID, this is a supplement of enyclopaedic dimensions to last year's theme of "Stimmung" (tuning/mood/atmosphere) – which will be revolutionarily free to roam around in, and thus gives this year's theme a special colour. To be seen and heard for the first time in Vienna are the Basel reconstructions of microtonal keyboard instruments from the Renaissance, brought to the Picture Gallery by musicians from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis FHNW.

Die Veranstaltung wird verschoben, der neue Termin wird so bald wie möglich bekanntgegeben.

Produktion Wien Modern
Koproduktion MUK – Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis FHNW, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Kooperation ZeitRäume Basel – Biennale für neue Musik und Architektur