Chronicle of the house/ Studio Concerts since 1996
1996 The concerts started in our living room, (Gaglhamerweg in Salzburg Itzling) on 38 m2 in a small circle. Siegfried
Strasser, Michael Batka and Michael Zajc played the E-piano, and Wolfgang
Seierl the guitar.
1998 November 9th The Zajc family bought a Kawai grand piano on advice of Alfred Blüthl, piano tuner of
the Mozarteum. Since then Mr Blüthl tunes the piano before every concert.
1999 Celebrating Astrid Rieder’s 40. birthday – Eva Roscher improvised on the piano while Barbara Lepschi read from
essays by Astrid Rieder.
2000 The performers of the 5th house concert were Eva Roscher, Rudolf Pillinger, Jenö Haydu, Reiner
Buland, Anna Maria Zajc, Dr. Michael Zajc, Christian Bauschke and Wolfgang
2002 February 23rd:Despite a vigorous snowstorm, 48 guests came to the 6th house concert.
Pianist Per Rundberg got his concert shoes the next day.
2004 The 7th house concert offered a curiosity: Wolfgang Seierl played his piece “They paint
me red” from his notebook. Astrid Rieder had found Abraham Company as sponsor,
who provided us with 60 cherry-red crayons and 60 A6 sketch pads. The audience
drew to the 25 minutes musical piece and was thrilled by the idea. The only
complaint was about lack of space. Enough space was there at a later
performance in the New Arge in October 2005: a life performance with the title
“They paint me red”.
2005 Among others, members of the OeNM (the Ensemble for Contemporary Music) contributed to the 8th
house concert. Guests were Frank Stadler, Predrag Katanic and Peter Sigl; they
played string trios by Anton Webern and Arnold Schönberg.
2006 A record number of 74 visitors came to the 9th house concert on 25. February. Katalin
Fittler, musicologist at radio Bartok 3, played the pieces “Haiku” and “Cages
Notes” for piano by István Láng, professor for composition at the Franz Liszt
Academy of Musik in Budapest, both of whom had come from Hungary. Irmgard
Messin, flutist and member of the OeNM, played “Flute Solo” by Giantino Scelsi.
Petra Stumpf and Heinz-Peter Linshalm (both bass clarinetists) played
“Apoklisis” by Beat Furrer. Ernst Buchbauer improvised on the piano, and
Friedrich Ladinig and Reinhard Pscheidl, both teachers at the Musikum Salzburg,
played “3 short exercises for the guitar” and “2 old tunes”.
2007 On 2. February, the concert took place in my studio for the first time. Eva Roscher improvised
on Günthere Uecker’s paintings “Fingermalerei1956” (“Finger painting 1956”) and
“Sturz 1991” (“Downfall 1991”). Wolfgang Seierl showed his video “Wiatr” that
he had shot during his time of study in Poland 2005. Christian Bauschke
interpreted “In a landscape” (1948) by John Cage. The preceding three musicians
had already performed at earlier house concerts.
Seiko Yamada, who holds a piano class in contemporary music on the Mozerteum, played “Sequenza
IV” (1965) by Luciano Berio. Irmgard Messin played “Dreisam-Nore” (1975) for
flute solo by Youngi Pagh-Paan. With the piece “Abtastungen, Prozess 4” (2002),
Werner Raditschnig painted images of with two electric guitars.
Studio Concert for Contemporary Music 2007
„Abtastungen, Prozess 4" 2002
for two electronic guitars and elektronic modulations
„In a Landscape" John Cage 1948
Luciano Berio Sequenza IV 1965
Improvisations on the paintings by Günther Ücker: Fingermalerei 1956 (Finger painting), Sturz 1991 (Downfall)
„Wiatr" Film Poland 2005
Dreisam-Nore (1975) for flute solo by Younghi Pagh-Paan Dreisam: River in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany Nore (Korean): Song
Younghi Pagh-Paan writes about this piece:
In my flute piece “Dreisam-Nore”, I try to express my experience with the river Dreisam in music. I tried to harmonize the flowing, lively and enlivening element with the peace one can experience through the continuous movement of the water.
One could compare the message of this piece with what the Taoist philosopher Chuang-tzu wrote: The cosmos holds the highest beauty, But do not speak a word about it. Four seasons govern the year; they do not ask for their meaning. Nature lives through consent, But it does not reveal itself to us.
2008 Another high point in the history of the Studio Concerts: 100 people were sitting not only
on chairs on the aisle but also directly in front of the “stage”. The audience
was alive with crackling alertness, even though the air was so thick you could
have cut it with a knife. For the first time, there was a break in between, and
a wine tasting afterwards with the winemaker Schulz from Dobermannsdorf in the
Weinviertel, which is also where Astrid Rieder was born. You can find the
program of this year further up the page.
Studio Concert for Contemporary Musik 2008
Canzona di Ringraziamento
by Salvatore Sciarrino
Gerhard Laber and Romy Kemlein
Improvisation „Gattin" (“Wife”)
piano improvisation „Vier Elemente" (“Four elements”)
Werner Raditschnig and Sina Moser
„Eating by Glockenspiel"
Canon for 4 glasses and objects – video installation (2003)
Alessandro Casagrande - from "I segni dello Zodiaco" (“The signs of the zodiac”)
The composition „Klangspuren“ (“Traces of sound“) to J. S. Bach for prepared guitar and playback refers to a cycle of images by the artist Christian Schwetz from Lower Austria, who played Bach’s pieces for lute with colored fingers and thus transferred them to paper in spots of color. Reinhold Kletzander takes up this manner of touching and painting with sound, and creates a kaleidoscope of unusual guitar sounds with Bach’s electronically altered pieces for lute in the background.
Wolfgang Richter and Fritz Moshammer
Wasserpendel / Improvisation (Water pendulum)
ChiemseeLandart 25.Juni 2006
contribution from her piano class
Piotr Grelowski plays: "Non stop" by Buguslaw Schäfer
Gwendolyn Fisher and Romy Kemlein
1. A duo by Stefan Poetzsch (*1963), a musician and composer from Erlangen, who works especially with string instruments, visual media und dance.
2. "Nigunim v' T' filot" (“Melodies and prayers”), by Russel Nadel, 2004
I.. Nigun (Melody)
II. Zam' ri Li (Sing to me)
III. Nigun (Melody)
IV. M' chorati (My native country)
V. Nigun (Melody)
VI. Leilot kayitz heim adirim (Great summer nights)
VII. Nigun (Melody)
VIII. Gamal, g'mali (Camel, my camel)
IX. Nigun (Melody)
The group members of Orientstamp are Hasan Yavuz (percussion), Irena Popovic (vocal, piano), and Nikola Dragovic (bass guitar, violin).
Their performance focuses on oriental rhythms, traditional harmonies and new symbioses between the cultures! The compositions are based on classical rhythms of oriental and Turkish music, which do not depend on any rules of time but only on the inner impulses of the musicians. The name “Orientstamp” also stands for “Orient”-ation. In this sense, the experimental enthusiasm of Orientstamp always leads us onto new shores and bypasses time and space with new musical improvisations.
Studio concert 2009:
Ana MAS, Frank Jacob (efjay): "Primordial Odyssey"
Piotr Grelowski, piano:"2nd Sonata in one movement" by Valentin Silvestrov
Florian Tiefenbacher and Eva Roscher: a piece for bugle and piano
Sina Moser: >raindrops 23/08< original composition. A piece for harp and toys video live performance out of tyrol (acoustic examination of echo and subjektive visualization through video recordings)
Eva Roscher: Improvisation on the clavichord
Christian Bauschke: „For Alina" by Arvo Pärt
Sylvia Carlson - piano, Hari Klaffenböck – contrabass: „FeuerHolzAtem" (“FireWoodBreath”) accessed through Fritz Moßhammer
Volker Staub: „Kurin" (2000) for a steel string and weather instruments (on CD)
Paul Jaeg, accordion: "lizenziös"
Horst Hufnagel: piano improvisation
Wolfgang Seierl from the series of „Portraits Videos" (2008)
A video by Katharina Klement, composer/pianist
Nils Urban Östlund, Roland Faust – bass: Urban Oestlund, piano: „kurtág - liegeti: hungarian songs for voice and piano" · GYÖRGY KURTÁG: „three songs to poems by jános pilinszky - op. 11a" for voice and piano. 1. ALKOHOL 2. IN MEMORIAN F. M. DOSTOJEWSKI 3. HÖLDERLIN · GYÖRGY LIEGETI: „Három Weöres-dal” (“Three Weöres songs”) Text: Sándor Weöres, for voice and piano. 1. Táncol a Hold fehér ingben. (The moon dances in a white shirt.)2. Gyümölcs-fürt ingatja a szél. (Fruit bunch swinging in the wind.)3. Kalmár jött nagy madarakkal. (A grocer kame with large birds.)
Winemaker Dachauer from the thermal region