Astrid Rieder, trans-Art
Astrid Rieder works as an international trans-Artist,
with studios in the Künstlerhaus Salzburg and the Stuwerviertel in Vienna. trans-Art is an interplay between different art forms, leading to an intensified aesthetic experience by the performers as well as the audience.
Since 1993, she has attended many courses in Salzburg and surroundings, including courses by Wolfgang Seierl (painter and composer), Johannes Ziegler (painter), and at the summer academy in Salzburg (e.g. Xenia Hausner and Hella Berenth). She participated in music theory seminars by Christian Ofenbauer (composer and professor at the Mozarteum Salzburg) and is a board member of the Maria-Anna-Mozart-Gesellschaft
Through stipends and cooperation with fellow artists, Astrid managed to organize trans-Art performances and workshops all around the world, e.g. the “Mid Atlantic trans-Art Tour 2014”, the electro acoustic festival in Seia/Portugal 2017, the NY Art Connection Gallery Long and the upcoming ONE MONTH FESTIVAL SEOUL. Other big projects include the “Studio concert for contemporary music”, a trans-Art event which Astrid organized in Salzburg for 20 years (1996 - 2016).
Currently, she performs live each month in the event series “do trans-Art” in her studio at the Künstlerhaus Salzburg. Together with a musician, she creates a Composition graphique musicale during this performance. It consists of three parts: the drawing, the recorded music, and the video documentary.
Astrid also hosts the "studio for contemporary music" at the local Radiofabrik, broadcasted by RadioFRO in Upper Austria and MICATONAL in Vienna.
Live trans-Art Performance in the Kleines Studio, Mozarteum, with Agustin Castilla-Avila: Astrid Rieder and Agustin Castilla-Avila work in a freely associative performance through reciprocal interaction. Listening to Agustin’s playing, Astrid is drawing in a sketchbook, which is projected on the wall and thereby enable the musician to react to the visuals. The dialogue takes about 40 minutes.
trans-Art Workshop the audience may draw to the music. The emerging drawing sounds are recorded and mixed to the live music. The audience becomes their own voice in the trans-Art ensemble.