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 Sebastian Jolles, cello
Do. 08 August with Christian Tschinkel, acousmatic music
Do. 12 September with Masimba Hwati, electronics
Do. 10. October with Elisabeth Moest, transverseflute
Do. 14 November with Annette Giesriegl, voice & electronics
Do. 22 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.
Thursday, 14th March at 7:30PM
with Peter Arnesen, piano
in my studio at Bundesstraße 37, 5071 Wals
Peter Arnesen is the guest artist in the 93rd performance of the performance series do trans-Art. The pianist and composer lived in London for a long time and worked with various musicians and bands from rock, pop and jazz. He toured America with Mick Ronson, David Bowie's guitarist, and went on a world tour with Graham Nash and the Hollies. In 1987, an advertisement from the Mozarteum finally brought him back to Salzburg, where he co-founded the department for jazz and popular music and improvisation.
For the third time now, Peter Arnesen enters into a dialog between music and visual art, piano and abstract drawing with the artist and trans-art performer Astrid Rieder. What the artists have in common is improvisation, letting things happen. In trans art, this means: an interaction between two artists without any prior rehearsals or agreements and without hierarchies. What happens unfolds over 40 minutes in constant dialog.
trans-Art, the dialogue between abstract sounds and abstract drawing
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.
PERFORMANCESERIES: "do trans-Art"
EACH 2ND THURsday per month at 7:30pm
at Bundesstraße 37, 5071 Wals
Thursday, 08th February
do trans-Art_92 with Jordina Millà, piano
Thursday, 14th March
do trans-Art_93 with Peter Arnesen, piano
"trans-Art on the road"
scheduled dates 2023
Saturday, 18th November at 7:30PM
trans-Art Performance with Sebastian Jolles, Cello
at Appendix Art Hub, Künstlerhaus Salzburg
Hellbrunner Str. 3, 5020 Salzburg
Saturday, 9th December at 7PM
trans-Art Performance with Dominik Kreuzer, trumpet
at Atelier 12, Münzgrabenstraße 24, 8010 Graz
Friday, 31th May
trans-Art Performance with Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka, double bass
at Kulturkotter, Schillerstraße 53, 8010 Graz
Samstag, 06. Juli um 19:30
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, 17th February
trans-Art Performance with Karlheinz Essl at Ewigkeitsgasse, Vienna
Saturday, 02nd March
acoustic part do trans-Art_92 with Jordina Millà
each 2nd and 4th Tuesday per calendar month at 11pm
Tuesday, 13th February
transfer of the broadcast: acoustic part do trans-Art_91 with Susanne Hehenberger
Tuesday, 27th February
transfer of the broadcast: trans-Art Performance with Karlheinz Essl at Ewigkeitsgasse, Vienna
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: