David Wagner on Tour

Kick-off for "Wagner cycles Bruckner" - Linz musician and composer on the road in the Bruckner country

It is certainly one of the most dynamic projects of the OÖ KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024. The musician and composer David Wagner gets on his bike and visits the inhabitants of Bruckner streets, alleys, paths and squares throughout Upper Austria to make music with them. There he collects sound donations of short motifs from the 9 Bruckner symphonies on video and creates a 9-minute music film from them.

Governor Thomas Stelzer and David Wagner in conversation

On April 11, 2024, the starting signal was given for the 1,700 km tour through Upper Austria. Governor Thomas Stelzer was there: "David Wagner is a reliable constant in the Upper Austrian cultural scene and always manages to combine humour and high culture in his projects, which alternate between music, cabaret and improvisational art. The participatory aspect of 'Wagner cycles Bruckner' is particularly appealing because, on the one hand, it reminds us of Anton Bruckner as a person, and on the other hand, it brings him back to the places from which he became a world-famous composer."

From Linz, David Wagner will undertake seven extensive tours in April and May 2024, and – like Anton Bruckner once did – completely non-motorized, equipped with a helmet camera and field microphone. The approximately 60 streets and squares in Upper Austria named after Bruckner are supplemented by locations such as the Bruckner Birthplace, the Anton Bruckner Private University, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz in the Musiktheater am Volksgarten and others, so that in the end exactly 72 musical stations are involved.

Some of the fellow musicians were found in advance and provided with simple sheet music. In the summer, the collected material will be underlaid with a sound carpet in the recording studio and edited into a 9-minute film in the film studio, in which all the residents of the Upper Austrian Bruckner addresses involved can be seen and heard making music.

Bicycle on Linz's main square


St. Florian's Day
Saturday, 4 May, from 9.00 a.m., St. Florian
→ recordings at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Brucknerstraße and Stifterstraße

Sunday, 5 May, 9.00 a.m., Kronstorf
→ recordings after the Mass at about 9.45 a.m. at Brucknerplatz

Wagner in Ansfelden & invitation to cycle along
Thursday, May 23, 2024
14.00, cycle with David Wagner to Ansfelden, start: Hauptplatz Linz Possibility to be present at all recordings in Ansfelden:
16.00, Anton Bruckner Centrum (Carl-Anton-Carlone-Straße 2)
17.00 hrs, Anton-Bruckner-Straße
18.00, Anton Bruckner Birthplace (Anton Bruckner Museum, Augustinerstraße 3)

Saturday, June 1, from 10.00 a.m., Vöcklabruck
14.00, meeting point church park and joint march to Brucknerstraße


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