Mozart Contained!

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© Christian Schneider

Mozart Contained! is an interactive musical experience in several containers. When you enter the first container, four light sculptures light up, representing the four voices of the Dissonance Quartet (KV 465) by W. A. Mozart. By approaching the sculptures, the separately recorded sound tracks are activated, which thus make the individual voices of the quartet resound ...

A project by
Anna-Sophie Ofner

Mozart Contained! 1

String Quartet in C Major, KV 465 - Dissonance Quartet Musical

Students of the Mozarteum University

Mozart Contained! 2

Rondo in A minor, KV 511

Musical interpretation
Maya Purdue and Thiago Kondo

The volume of the individual sound tracks can be controlled by raising and lowering the arms. The movement in space influences volume and visualisation.

The Rondo in A minor (KV 511) by W. A. Mozart is the framework for the second container - the circuit, the organism into which we invite. Repetition changes perception - with each further repetition, with each further movement, more space is opened up, like layers that are slowly peeled away. Sequences of sounds are listened to without expectation until the ear recognises and anticipates a rhythm, a melody.

A is not equal to A, A is A plus, A is A varied, A is A ornamented according to the sheet of music - the piece does not change, but the observer does.

Anna-Sophie Ofner | © Christian Schneider

With Mozart Contained! we want to take Mozart out of the concert halls and opera houses. And not in the form of a beautifully packaged golden ball, but in the form of containers. We want to create a space in which Mozart can be experienced and perceived in a new way.

— Anna-Sophie Ofner

Mozart Contained! 1

  •     Idea and concept: Anna-Sophie Ofner and Hanna Schmaderer
  •     Realisation: Anna-Sophie Ofner
  •     Musical interpretation: students of the University Mozarteum Salzburg
  •     Support technical realisation: Research Studios Austria FG
  •     Research: Thomas Scherndl
  •     Sound recording: Sascha Tekale

Mozart Contained! 2

  •     Idea and concept: Anna-Sophie Ofner, Thelonious Hamel and Johannes Madl.
  •     Musical interpretation: Maya Purdue パデュー麻耶 and Thiago Kondo
  •     Visualisation: Luca Mathies
  •     Research: Cobi Ashkenazi (Royal College of Music)
  •     Wood construction: Kevin Klinger
  •     Sound engineering: Constantin Hemetsberger
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