review - near in the distance

13 March, 2013 | 8:00 pm CET

main venue:
mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna | Joseph-Haydn-Saal
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria

near in the distance was a production of the Austrian NREN ACOnet in cooperation with the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

– watch the videos

For the first time in the history of the Network Performing Arts Production Workshop, a performance in two full-length parts took place. Two different transmission technologies were used to realize this event: LOLA for the concert and UltraGrid for the dance performance.

the concert: Wien ⇆ Trieste

© Hermann Rothe

Franz Hautzinger - trumpet; Martin Brandlmayr - drums; Martin Siewert - guitars, lap & pedal steel, electronics; Dieb13 - turntables

Alliance Quartett Wien: Marko Radonic - violin; Armando Toledo - violin; Natalia Binkowska - viola; Johanna Kotschy - violoncello

Eight excellent musicians interacted with each other live from Trieste/Italy and Vienna/Austria. In Vienna, the event took place in the Joseph Haydn Concert Hall at mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In Trieste, the event took place at Conservatorio G. Tartini. Franz Hautzinger wrote a graphical score for 4 strings for this production. This score was further developed by the musicians during rehearsal. It was crucial during this multi-site concert to minimize the network latencies as much as possible, to an unnoticable level.

the dance performance: Wien ⇆ Barcelona

© Hermann Rothe

In their work, the dance company and platform "Kònic thtr" (Rosa Sánchez & Alain Baumann) focuses on the integration of art, new technologies and science. Together with the Austrian dancer and performer Dominik Grünbühel and the Spanish dancer Victoria Macarte they developed a new performance which was transmitted via UltraGrid software. Latencies were used on purpose, and the thusly transmitted images were visualized interactively and live.

University of Vienna | Universitätsring 1 | 1010 Vienna