Euch sprechen die Steine

Bilder (C) Bernhard Müller 2019

Euch sprechen die Steine

12-Kanal-Audio-Installation / Mönchsbergtunnel / Salzburg

Fixed-Media 12 chn / 2 h loop
& Eröffnungsperformance

The Sigmundstor in the east of Salzburg, better known locally as the Neutor, links the narrow streets of the Altstadt with the more open regions beyond and forms a short cut that provides the most important link to the western sections of the city. The words Te saxa loquuntur (The stones speak to thee) above its eastern gateway commemorate its architect Sigismund Count Schrattenbach. The title of Marco Döttlinger’s multi-channel sound installation makes reference to this inscription but broadens it. Specific sounds, so-called field recordings that have been made especially for this work in a variety of locations close to the Neutor at different times of day or night, provide its basic material. This is enhanced with composed instrumental passages so that audiences and passers-by using the tunnel experience a form of acoustic poetry that is related to this unique place of passage and expresses its ambience. This condensed urban sonic event works as a stimulus and enables the tunnel to resonate within its own spatial frequencies.

Konzept & Realisierung: Marco Döttlinger
Assistenz Fieldrecordings: Matthias Leboucher, Alexander Bauer, Jan Fredrich
Kontrabass-Klarinette: Baptiste Rollet, Marco Sala
(NAMES – New Art and Music Ensemble Salzburg)

Im Auftrag von: SZENE Salzburg
Sommerszene Performing Arts Festival

Mo 17. Juni bis Sa 29. Juni 2019
permanente Installation 00.00–24.00 Uhr



Eröffnungsperformance (Video) | Baptiste Rollet (DB-Clar.)

Ein Ausschnitt dieser Arbeit ist Teil der Audio-Bibliothek des Projektes Hörminute
der Plattform Musikvermittlung Österreich / Music Information Center Austria (mica).


ORF-Zeitton 19.06.2019
Beitrag von Nicole Brunner


Instr.-Material 1 /2 /4 / 6 (excpts)
Marco Sala (DB-Klar.)

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