articulations in space – installation art, composition, first performance

Elisabeth Harnik (composition, expansive grand piano, conducting), HeiDi Richter (installation art, design), Angelika Thon (installation art, technics

Foto (Detail): Angelika Thon

Elisabeth Harnik
(composition, expansive grand piano, conducting)
HeiDi Richter (installation art, design)
Angelika Thon (installation art, technics)

A discarded grand piano constitutes the “nerve center“ of the expansive installation. There, threads and wires converge. They connect the sounding box’s strings with anchor points in the surrounding space. Along those fragile junctions, gravity seems to lose itself, the massive grand piano appears to be light – hovering in air.
When the threads and wires are played by the perfomers, the vibrations spread to the piano strings, and the fact that we are in inside a greater body of sound and space becomes audible.
The participants move within the network and over the strings, change space and sound references, are themselves moveable parts of the score.

opening/first performance
articulations in space for expansive piano 
four players and violoncello
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7 p.m.

Elisabeth Harnik, Yvonne Hofmeister, 

Leo Kreisel-Strausz, HeiDi Richter (expansive grand piano)
Soizic Lebrat (violoncello)

September 24 to October 4, 2015
sound interventions through participation of visitors

Opening hours
daily, 4 to 7 p.m.

Palais Attems
Sackstraße 17
backyard, on the right
8010 Graz

With friendly assistance of Kulturamt/Stadt Graz, Kulturabteilung/Land Steiermark and Bundeskanzleramt – Sektion 2 Kunst