Gehende Musik aus allen Himmelsrichtungen / Music on the move
Parade abstract
Categories: Concept

Parade is music on the move in public space, a very special listening experience and entertainment in the best sense of the word. It is free sound which is sometimes isolated and sometimes comes together. There is no chaos but there are also no borders within which Parade operates. The musicians come with their own ideas of movement in space. The audience will find itself in new roles: taken by surprise, encircled, involved.

What will the antelope horns and percussion instruments of the Tonga sound like when they encounter Austrian brass music or the zumari horns from Zanzibar? How will the alphorns from Switzerland and the moving balaphones from West Africa respond to the master drums from the foothills of the Himalayas? How does the residential area of solarCity or a machinery hall echo the sounds from different directions, how the docks in the harbour or the battlements on Pöstlingberg?

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3 Comments to “Parade abstract”

  1. Brian says:

    the /parade/ sounds great - i love the reclaiming of cityspace by people and art!

    all best


  2. Keith Goddard says:

    Yes, the reclaiming of public space by Art is what Parade is all about. We want to move away from the muzak of cellphone ringtones and the plastic music fed into shopping malls.

    The geographical origins of the music are not important except in the sense that they represent different soundworlds which will come together and move apart in swirls of sound.

  3. Andrew Tracey says:

    Wishing you all success with the Linz parade! The idea looks to me like a good African-inspired event, with a multiplicity of things happening all at once.


    Andrew Tracey
    Grahamstown, South Africa

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