Current Activities of Trans-Art

do trans-Art 2024
with Astrid Rieder


On the 2nd Thursday of every month, I invite a contemporary musician of new music to my studio to engage in a transdisciplinary dialogue with them in front of an audience: for 40 minutes, in constant interaction, without rehearsal or score, two artists modulate, act and react - and along with them, two art forms: new music and abstract drawing. Neither the music nor the drawing has priority. We artists engage in a bidirectional dialogue based on mutual inspiration, in which the two art forms meet in constant interdependence and without hierarchy.


The performance series do trans-Art was developed in 2016 in my studio at Künstlerhaus Salzburg and later continued in my studio at Bundesstraße 37, Wals, Salzburg. Despite many obstacles, do trans-Art has since taken place every 2nd Thursday of the month without interruption.


Do. 11 January with Susanne Hehenberger, violin

Do. 08 February with Jordina Millà, piano 

Do. 14 March with Peter Arnesen, piano

Do. 11 April with Paul Eiser, saxophone

Do. 09 May with Lukas Lauermann, cello

Do. 13 June with Celina Hubmann, soprano & transverseflute

Do. 11 July with Christian Tschinkel, acousmatic music 

Do. 08 August with Sebastian Jolles, cello

Do. 12 September with Lisa Hofmaninger, saxophone

Do. 10 October with Elisabeth Moest, transverseflute

Do. 14 November with Annette Giesriegl, voice & electronics

Do. 12 December with Dominik Kreuzer, trumpet


Date: on the 2nd Thursday of every month 

Time: 19:30 Uhr

Place: trans-Art studio Astrid Rieder, Bundesstraße 37, 5071 Wals, 2nd floor.


Admission free

SUMMIT of trans-Art 2024

on the topic of "time"

on October 10 and 11, 2024

On October 10 and 11, I will be holding the scientific-theoretical symposium SUMMIT of trans-Art for the 3rd time. The theme of this year's SUMMIT of trans-Art is time. Ten speakers from in and outside Austria have been invited to talk about time from their respective perspectives. On the evening of October 10, we will open the symposium with the 100th performance of my performance series do trans-Art. On October 11, the lectures on the topic of time will be held and afterwards discussed on the podium.


Date: October 10 and 11, 2024

Location: trans-Art Studio Astrid Rieder, Bundesstraße 37, 5071 Wals, 2nd floor.


Admission free. Please register in advance:



do trans-Art_97

Thursday, 11th July at 7:30PM

with Christian Tschinkel, acousmatic music

in my studio at Bundesstraße 37, 5071 Wals

Christian Tschinkel is Astrid Rieder's guest in the 97th performance of the monthly series do trans-Art. Led by the idea of a "cinema for the ears," the music theorist, composer, and sound director has been working on acousmatic music since the middle of the 2000s, a type of sound design based on speakers, in which the origin and "meaning" of the sound are (mainly) inaccessible. At the Summit of trans-Art 2020, Christian Tschinkel spoke about acousmatic music in relation to the "concrete-abstract". The integrative "trans", he noted, transcends an additive "inter" and can soften boundaries between arts, genres and perspectives. In the do trans-Art_97, Christian Tschinkel and Astrid Rieder are now entering into a both visible as well as acousmatic interaction between drawing and sound.

trans-Art, the dialogue between abstract sounds and abstract drawing


artistic vision:

A trans-art performance explores the interplay between new music and abstract drawing. It is a regular exercise of an encounter in which two dialogue partners, coming from two different disciplines and thus also from two different worlds and everyday lives, engage in a dialogue in a shared "strangeness". In a constantly interactive, modulating, flowing process, without a score, without arrangements or rehearsals, a joint visual and auditory composition can be created - the Composition Graphique Musicale. The drawing process, like the musical process, is additive, i.e. what has already been drawn is overdrawn and thus expanded during the trans-art performance. The audience can perceive these processes simultaneously as movement that can sharpen the senses, as the phenomenologist Merleau-Ponty described Paul Klee's act of painting. The final product consists of the large drawing, a sound recording and a recorded video.


10th - 11th October

Review of SUMMIT of trans-Art 2022


EACH 2ND THURsday per month at 7:30pm

at Bundesstraße 37, 5071  Wals

Thursday, 13th June

do trans-Art_96 with Celina Hubmann, soprano and flute


Thursday, 11th July

do trans-Art_97 with Christian Tschinkel, acousmatic music

"trans-Art on the road"

scheduled dates 2024

Samstag,16. March at 4:00PM

trans-Art Performance with Agustín Castilla-Ávila, Gitarre

in Rovinj, Kroatien, Livestream via instagram @astridrieder


Friday, 31th May at 9:00PM 

trans-Art Performance with Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka, double bass

at Kulturkotter, Schillerstraße 53, 8010 Graz


Friday, 07th June at 7:00PM

trans-Art Performance with Elisabeth Moest, flute

at Galerie Lost Places, Metzgergasse 7, 5400 Hallein


Samstag, 6th July at 07:30PM

Frauenstimmen trans-Art Performance with Elisabeth Moest

at Atelier trans-Art, Bundesstraße 37, 5071 Wals

PODCAST: "Atelier für neue Musik/trans-Art"

each 1st and 3rd Saturday per calendar month at 11AM

Saturday, 01st June

acoustic part do trans-Art_95 with Lukas Lauermann


Saturday, 15th June

acoustic part trans-Art at Kulturkotter in Graz part 1

each 2nd and 4th Tuesday per calendar month at 11pm

Tuesday, 11th June

transfer of the broadcast: acoustic part do trans-Art_95 with Lukas Lauermann


Tuesday, 25th June

transfer of the broadcast: acoustic part trans-Art at Kulturkotter in Graz part 1

Here is the link to all the radio shows that have been broadcast so far:

Here you can find videos of individual trans-Art performances: