Mozart in minor meets Archive

Spot On MozART
© Claudia Lehmann & Konrad Hempel

In two open workshop phases, students from the Department of Scenography and teachers from the Mozarteum University met with employees of the Red Bull Media House to examine and explore sounds in a minor key by W. A. Mozart and the fascinating visual worlds of the Red Bull Media House film and image archive.

Requiem in D minor, KV 626

A cooperation of the Mozarteum University and the Red Bull Media House.

Musical realization
students of the Mozarteum University

Extreme contrasts and surprising similarities, images and sounds were mapped onto each other in transformational processes. The approaches of this research started a creative process with an intentionally open outcome: the Great Fair meets dangerous descents, the Lacrimosa meets an energy drink from a can, discussions meet interpretations, emotions meet visions. A work-in-progress on: Transformations Installations Visions

  • Martin Brehm, Gudrun Gahleitner, Nina Hearland and Georg Linko (Red Bull Media House)
  • Selina Nowak, Selina Schweiger, Carla Schwering, Wanda Stigler, Claudia Lehmann and Stephanie Därr (Department of Scenography )
  • Thomas Ballhausen ( Spot On MozART / Department of Scenography )
  • Marcel Kieslich ( Spot On MozART )
  • Benadeta Czapraga (Department of Musicology )
  • Marcin Osiak (performer / guest musician)
  • Konrad Hempel (IXA)
  • Musical realization: Students of the Mozarteum University

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