Astrid Rieder trans-Art

Studio Concert 2010 in Salzburg

Greeting by Gottfried Franz Kasparek

Contemporary music needs openness of place and time. For several years now, Astrid Rieder’s Studio Concerts have been offering young composers the opportunity to present their music. Away from the solemnity of traditional concert halls and away from the so-called general public, in a workspace surrounded by visual art, the experiment finds its place and the new becomes an event.

This experiment is vitally important, as Giuseppe Verdi new already: “only one who creates something new is a composer”; and as Robert Schumann said, “without enthusiasm you cannot make music”. Creativity and enthusiasm are what makes the Studio Concerts so unique and valuable. Here, music is not instantly subject to strict and sometimes prejudiced critics; here, music in its current variety reaches an audience that is interested in the new and has open ears and hearts.

The atmosphere of the Studio Concerts is not like the heavy serious air of the temples of contemporary music. Also the culinary senses are not left unattended. Great music often needs intimate space to have ample effect. That is nothing new: the exciting and still new music by Franz Schubert was initially performed only to his circle of friends. In this circle, visual artists had an important role. Music paints with the colors of sound – Astrid Rieder paints with resounding colors. The arts are near relatives.

Studio Concert 2010
Program:

  • Francesca Cardone: Children Songs Chick Corea
  • Reinhold Kletzander, Georg Degenhardt: Improvisations with NEY, Persian flute and lute
  • Eva Roscher: piano improvisations „KLANG und FARBE“ (“SOUND and COLOR”) on the paintings by Astrid Rieder: OT 2004 and "Die Frau im Wirbel 1998" (“The woman in the whirl 1998”)
  • Manuel de Roo: Silkening. Christian Bauschke: Perpetual Tango, 1984 John Cage
  • Wolfgang Richter: Windspiel  (Wind chimes) DVD
  • Duo Messin/Skuta: Irmgard Messin and Nora Scuta: Presto for flute and piano, 1997  Beat Furrer


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  • Wolfgang Seierl: Zen-pieces and Fantasia by Luys Milán for Vihuela
  • Annette MÄSER reads part 1 of the prose text "Frau ohne Gesicht" (“Woman without a face”) by Wolfgang KAUER
  • Marco Alesi: Noktiurnas (Nocturne) in c sharp minor M. K. Ciurlionis
  • Author Wolfgang KAUER reads part 2 of the prose text from his new book MAGENTA VERDE
  • Occhio Quartett : „Momente III“ (”Moments III“)
  • Winemaker: Rainer Schuckert Poysdorf/Weinviertel