Klangspuren Schwaz
30.08.2018 16:07 Age: 263 days

SAT 09/08


4:00 p.m. Uhr, Musikpavillon, Hofgarten Innsbruck




Bernhard Leitner


Sound-space installation (2018) WP


Manfred Fox sound engineering

Daniel Salchner timber work

Lukas Leitner structural design


Greeting: Matthias Osterwold, artistic director of KLANGSPUREN SCHWAZ, and Günther Dankl, curator of post-1900 art and of the graphic works collections at the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum


Introduction: Eugen Blume, art historian, former director of the Nationalgalerie at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin


Admission free

On the occasion of his 80th birthday, the sound artist and architect Bernhard Leitner, whose family is from Innsbruck, was invited by KLANGSPUREN SCHWAZ in collaboration with the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck to create a sound installation for the music pavilion in the Hofgarten. Sound serves as the building material for the architect Leitner. This joint commission in the artist’s hometown is a recognition of his uniquely oriented artistic work, which can be found in many collections and museums in Europe and North America and has been represented in large international exhibitions like the documenta or sonambiente. After spending time abroad in New York and later Berlin, Bernhard Leitner has lived in Vienna for many years, where he held a chair in the Department of Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts. He himself selected the music pavilion, which is open on all sides, as the site of the new work. It was built in 1733 and is nestled amid rare trees and plants in the middle of the Hofgarten in Innsbruck and largely shielded from traffic noise. Leitner plans to install a cubic structure, a virtual-physical sound-space sculpture, in the music pavilion. Ton-Würfel 18 (Soundcube 18) creates its own moveable listening space with the help of a 24-channel loudspeaker-sound projection and sonically reinterprets the extant historical architecture of the pavilion. The sound-space installation can be visited free of charge during the opening hours of the Hofgarten and welcomes listeners to linger, listen, relax, or to pay closer attention and delve deeper.


Coproduced and co-commissioned by Klangspuren Schwaz and Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum 


Duration of the exhibition 09/08–11/04 Accessible during the opening hours of the Hofgarten