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Bad Goisern

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Anton Bruckner in Bad Goisern 

1863-1880 Visits to organist Perfahl. Organ playing in both local churches. Coffee at the Gosaumühle on Lake Hallstatt.

Bruckner G'schichten from Bad Goisern on YouTube

Program under development

Events in Bad Goisern

Notre Dame is known as the soul of Paris. A whole country identifies with this church. The tragic fire of 2019 silenced the church bells but they were not damaged by the fire and they listen secretly and silently to the sounds of the City surrounding Notre Dame. Silent Echoes: Notre Dame is a continuously live-streamed sound sculpture which lends a voice to the simple physical fact that these bells are constantly ringing in secret. The American sound artist, Bill Fontana, is expanding his artistic project for the 2024 Capital of Culture in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Parisian-based IRCAM Research Institute for Acoustics, the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024, the Ars Electronica Festival and the Goiserer Musiktage (Goiserer Days of Music) to create a "dialogue" between the glacial caves of the Dachstein and Paris. The sound of the melting glacier and the resonanting ring of the bells of Notre Dame create a duet which tells the tale of a European cultural monument that almost disappeared and a natural world that equally risks disappearing. Bill Fontana describes this extended version, in which the sounds of the glacier are "played back" live to Paris, as an artistic statement on the consequences of climate change.

The Parzival Dome in the ice caves of the Dachstein is a place that holds an "invaluable secret", as Anton Bruckner's composition Locus iste puts it: a secret that asks us humans how we want to live with nature in the future. In addition, OÖ KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024, in cooperation with the Goiserer Musiktage, will award a composition commission to young composers on this theme. The work will be premiered as part of the European Capital of Culture 2024 at the Goiserer Musiktage on the glass grand piano in the ice cave.

Date details:
- from September 2024 until the end of the season: Sound installation and live concerts
- September 4: Special performance with a live broadcast for Bruckner's birthday
- until the end of the season: Guided tours of the sound installation in the ice cave

A project of the European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl-Salzkammergut 2024 in cooperation with IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, OÖ KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024, Ars Electronica Festival, Goiserer Musiktage, Kunstradio Ö1. thanks to: OÖ Seilbahnholding GmbH, Planai-Hochwurzen Bahnen GmbH

Admission free!

Accessible for those with impaired mobility:
Tourism Association Dachstein Inneres Salzkammergut

A project of the European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl-Salzkammergut 2024 in cooperation with IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, OÖ KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024, Ars Electronica Festival, Goiserer Musiktage, Kunstradio Ö1. thanks to: OÖ Seilbahnholding GmbH, Planai-Hochwurzen Bahnen GmbH

International Master Classes Bad Goisern

Bill Fontana | Artist

Wolfgang Schlag | Curator

Peter Brugger | Co-Curator, Project Manager Goiserer Musiktage (Goiserer Days of Music)

Christian Haselmayr | Programme Director of Music, Youth, Community Building

Dachstein Giant Ice Cave, coordinates: 47° 32′ 5.4″ N, 13° 43′ 7″ E 4831 Bad Goisern, Bad Ischl, Obertraun Details & Tickets

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