TONSPUR E • Chaz Underriner • Context Collage Vienna

The concept of the piece is to collage images and sounds that I think create energy or harmony together. The sounds of my playing the guitar juxtaposed with the sounds of the birds calling at 0400 outside the window of my MQ studio, the sounds of the gospel choir rehearsing my new composition after a long period of sort of ‘architectural’ sounds—the sounds of stairways in large buildings with sustained pitches of the guitar, and violin.
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TONSPUR E
Chaz Underriner
Context Collage Vienna

Selected by and in cooperation with Fulbright Austria
TONSPUR für einen öffentlichen raum 2024

location
TONSPUR_passage | Micro Museum for Sound
Museumsquartier Wien
Museumplatz 1
1070 Wien

opening
Sun 28.4.2024, 17:00 h

introduction
Georg Weckwerth – TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien
Hermann Agis – Fulbright Austria
Marko Ciciliani – Kunstuniversität Graz

duration
29.4.–15.6.2024, daily 10–20 h

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TONSPUR for a public space

Tonspur (literally soundtrack) is a classical German term used in talking about visual and acoustic media, it is also the title of a truly unique project situated since 2003 in the Museumsquartier Wien as well as a temporary presence at other international locations.
The white cube is to the visual arts what urban public space is for sound art — that crossover between fine art, media art and music. The TONSPUR_passage in the Museumsquartier Wien (since 2006) or, venue for a while, Schlossplatz in the centre of Berlin (2009–2012), or the passage at the old Town Hall in Maribor in Slovenia (2016–2020) are just such public spaces. These locations are regularly passed as people traverse town, or during their exploratory forays through the metropolises. Artists from all disciplines and from around the world are developing and realising computer-controlled sound works in the TONSPUR series specially for these transitory locations. Their multi-channel compositions take sound well beyond the usual stereophonic experience, creating captivating acoustic architectures and sound spaces.
But TONSPUR offers more: a varied and interdisciplinary engagement with sound as a sculptural and malleable medium in contemporary art is broadened by concerts, sound performances and live streams, lectures and book presentations, workshops and guided tours, the TONSPUR_expanded series of exhibitions, the TONSPUR_library and the TONSPUR_display as well as special projects with art in public space or the TONSPUR_tribute show “Membra Disjecta for John Cage” and, last but not least, international guest appearances with the TONSPUR_collection.
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Georg Weckwerth
founder, chairman, artistic director
TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien

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