Extended Atmospheres (2011)
Jan-Peter Sonntag & Edwin van der Heide
Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche – Kapitelsaal
As a deep listening space the ‘re-staging’ of György Ligeti’s Atmosphères (1961) spatially and compositionally opens up this radical response to serialism. Atmosphères became famous overnight as film music in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Fifty years later, Van der Heide and Sonntag enter into a sonic discourse with Ligeti’s futuristic audio icon.
Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag (DE, 1965) is an artist, researcher and composer, focusing mainly on spatial works with sound and electromagnetic waves. Edwin van der Heide (NL, 1970) is an artist and researcher in the field of sound, space and interaction. He extends the terms composition and musical language into spatial, interactive and interdisciplinary directions. His work comprises installations, performances and environments.