Astrid Rieder trans-Art

Workshop about trans-Art

Invitation to experience and create trans-Art yourself

trans-Art performances intensify the perception of new music and abstract art through the stimulation of several senses. In a specifically dedicated workshop or a performance of the audience, trans-Art even goes one step further: I invite children, youth and adults to become trans-Artists themselves. They receive guidance to create and understand trans-Art. The participants can delve into the new music and bring their impressions to paper, whilst reflecting and unidirectionally creating.

At the beginning of an interactive trans-Art event, every participant receives a board (a resonance body), paper and pencil. The musician or the CD begins to play. The selected music corresponds with the title of the workshop, such as in the past “Aqua”, “The blue miracle of friendship” (Kunsthalle Schirn 2004/05), “The train enables the landscape to move” (Museum der Moderne, Mönchsberg, Salzburg 2011), “It's windy outside” (Museum der Moderne 2012) etc.

The participants can now visually and acoustically process and engage with the new music by drawing. If possible, I record and intensify the audience's drawing sounds using a microphone and speakers. The audience becomes a new part of the music through the sounds of their drawing! Sometimes, even bidirectional moments happen, where a short interaction takes place between the audience and the musician. Afterwards, the participants report a variety of impressions – but each and every one perceived the arts in a new and special way.

Both the workshop and the performance of the audience are suitable for children, youth and adults. I would be grateful for active interest on your part. Please send e-mail to:

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