For the presentation of The Morning Line in Vienna guest sound curator Franz Pomassl invited Alexej Borisov (Russia), Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen (Finland), Christian Fennesz (Austria), Carsten Nicolai (Germany), Zsolt Olejnik (Hungary), Finnbogi Petursson (Iceland), Terre Thaemlitz (USA), Zavoloka (Ukraine) to conceive new acoustic works, commissioned by TBA21. These new compositions were presented as world premieres in Vienna during the Sound Festival that followed the opening on the 7th of June 2011. (Program Sound Festival 2011)
In addition, a symposium with an alternating series of panels, lectures and conversations not only addressed the program of new commissions in Vienna curated by Franz Pomassl by focusing on the participants’ practices but also refered to key aspects of the project and the relationship between sound, architecture, contemporary art and science in general. (Symposium 2011)
For the new summer season 2012, The Morning Line will be opened with live-performances soon.
The new compositions were added to the existing archive of music and soundscapes selected by the previous guest curators Florian Hecker, Bryce Dessner, Russell Haswell and Melih Fereli, Kamran İnce, and Cihat Aşkın (ITU – MIAM, Centre for Advanced Studies in Music, Istanbul). These include collaborative works by Bryce Dessner with David Sheppard and Evan Ziporyn, and Mark Fell with Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Jonsi & Alex, and Ghostigital, and solo compositions by Bruce Gilbert, Florian Hecker, Lee Ranaldo, Chris Watson, Thom Willems, Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Cevdet Erek, Batuhan Bozkurt, and Mehmet Can Özer, Jana Winderen, Peter Zinovieff, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Yasunao Tone.
More information on the compositions is available here.> >
DURATION: June 7 - November 30, 2011
THE MORNING LINE can be visited day and night.
Sound installation: from June 1, 2012, daily 9am to 10pm
LOCATION: Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna