Astrid Rieder, trans-Art
Astrid Rieder works as an international trans-art artist in her studios in Salzburg and Vienna.
It is her vision to create a synergy for the simultaneous perception of different artistic processes and therefore enables a more intense art experience. The main focus of her work lies on dialogue and the overcoming of traditional, encrusted art-immanent barriers.
She gained important experience from 1993 onwards, among others with Wolfgang Seierl (painter and composer, Vienna), Johannes Ziegler (painter, Salzburg) and the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg (Xenia Hausner, Hella Berent and Kimberly Bradley). She deepened her theoretical knowledge in the seminar with Christian Ofenbauer (composer and music theorist, Mozarteum Salzburg). In addition to this, she is on the advisory board of the Maria-Anna-Mozart-Society and is a member of the IG Composers Salzburg.
Through international scholarships and collaborations with various artists, Astrid Rieder gives trans-Art performances and workshops worldwide, such as at the “Mid Atlantic trans-Art Tour 2014”, the electroacoustic festival in Seia, Portugal 2017, the NY Art Connection Gallery Long Island, the Riga Performance Festival STARPTELPA 2018, the ONE MONTH FESTIVAL SEOUL 17/18. In September 2018, trans-Art was presented with a lecture, exhibition and live performance at the Galleria Kookos in Helsinki.
On the occasion of Musica Femina at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, a trans-Art live performance with Mia Zabelka took place in 2018 as well as a presentation in the show reel.
In 2019, Astrid Rieder cooperated with the Queens University Belfast, where she performed with the cellist Dave McCann, an ensemble member of the HardRainEnsemble at the SARC, Sonic Lab.
Other large projects include the „Atelier Concert for New Music “, a trans-Art event in which Astrid Rieder taught new music in Salzburg for 20 years and actively participated as an artist (1996-2016).
She is currently performing on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the series “do trans-Art” in her studio at the Bundesstraße 37 in Wals-Siezenheim with different musicians. Together they create a Composition Graphique Musicale, which consists of three specific parts: the drawing, the sound recording and the documentary video. As a presenter Astrid Rieder is also active in the radio show „Studio of contemporary music/trans-Art” which is broadcasted on the free radio station “Die Radiofabrik” and subsequently taken over by Radio FRO.
The trans-Art Workshops/audience performances
enable the gradual acquisition of trust in this time-based art form. The noises are recorded, amplified and integrated into the live music. The audience gets their own voice in the ensemble of trans-Art.