The piece Liquid Contra for six speakers is presented at 137 Brompton Rd, London in a sound installation collaboration with the designer Michael Anastassiades and Bang & Olufsen. The duration of the exposition is September 15 – 23, with opening times all throughout the day.

The piece is an interactive sound installation composed for the speakers which are placed in the three different rooms of the venue – an old bank building. With sounds recorded at Question de Son studios in Paris.

Articles:

Tank Magazine (with Interview and Videos)

Corriere della Sera

14 Septembre

Designboom

Wallpaper

Video excerpts from Tank Magazine:

 

With a custom built 7-meter-long instrument built by Jonas Hertig, which is played by rolling suitcases over it, we premiered Die Perfekte Passivität on August 17 and 18 at the Festival Rümlingen 2018. It is a landscape opera played by four musicians plus a model airplane pilot.

Musicians on board were: Noëmi Schwank (Saxophone, objects), Antonio Jiménez-Marín (Trombone, objects), Miguel Ángel García Martín (percussion, objects), and myself (objects).

Other operas at the festival included premieres by Clara Ianotta, Manos Tsangaris, Peter Ablinger, Barblina Meierhans, Ruedi Häusermann and Mischa Käser. Artistic directors are Sylwia Zytynska and Daniel Ott.

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Festival Rümlingen

Amazing graphic designer and photographer Lydia Perrot has created an interactive viewing and listening experience for my solo guitar piece Ping Pol. Among graphical scores and illustrations representing the movements of the piece there is a virtual reality mode, which enables the viewer to listen to passages of the piece while a video is playing along with it.

The book is printed in luxurious silver and also includes several of my texts from the last years, all concerning the idea of listening analysis and indepence from the score in musical discourse.

Austrian magazine for music culture skug published an article about my work, compositional approaches und tonality from behind. It was a big pleasure talking to Monika Voithofer for this.

Find the article here.

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… with embedded videos of Ping Pol, Flugmagnet and a photo by Christian Kettiger

In a collaboration between ORF Radiokulturhaus (Austrian national broadcast) and Jeunesse Vienna I had the privilege to stage and record a portrait concert, which has been broadcast on Ö1 radio May 14, 2018.

The program consisted of a range of pieces from 2011 to today, including the premiere of new ensemble piece Triad Hihat. Other pieces performed were Stift & Papier I, Stift & Papier II, Vektorium, Tandem Trapez, Ping Pol, Flugmagnet, Slope Motion, Triad Hihat.

Performing ensemble was the Viennese Platypus Ensemble under musical direction of Yalda Zamani, and with several guest musicians, among them Jon Heilbron, Alvaro Collao León, Matej Bunderla-Havaj, Manuel Alcaraz Clemente.

Leading up to the concert skug magazine published a super nice article about my work in general and this concert in particular: Mille Structures – Zum Schaffen Mauro Hertigs

Concert program: Jeunesse Portrait Mauro Hertig