WalterFahndrich  
 
Country:   Switzerland
URL:   http://www.musicforspaces.ch/
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Studied in music theory and viola at Lucerne. Composition of music for radio plays, theaters, ballets. Since 1973 concerts with improvised chamber music and since 1981 also with his own compositions for viola solo. Since 1980 musical projects and music installations in selected interior and exterior spaces (MUSIC FOR SPACES). Composition and production of electroacoustic music. Since 1985 professorship for improvisation at the Musik-Akademie (University School of Music) Basle. Planning and direction of the INTERNATIONALE TAGUNGEN FÜR IMPROVISATION, LUZERN (International Conferences for Improvisation, Lucerne). Lives in Brissago.MUSIC FOR SPACES Music conceived as interior design, as a conscious musical and acoustic shaping of rooms. The objective of this musical design consists in a (sound) room giving the impression that the music is generated by the room itself. The installed music – consequently - is very restrained, it is not imposed to the room by force! It is completely open from the formal point of view, has no typical beginning or end and also lacks any extensive (dramatic) evolution. For this reason, entering and leaving the room as well as the duration of a hearing segment can be chosen freely by every visitor. In addition to its function of making audible and shaping a specific room with musical/acoustic means, the music is an impulse for the evolution of imaginary spaces: MUSIC FOR SPACES.
10 Selected Statements
      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
EINE VIERTELSTUNDE C (A Quarter of an Hour C) Interior Installation Kunsthalle and Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel 1983 Switzerland Edit
EINE VIERTELSTUNDE B Exterior Installation Melchseefrutt 1983 Switzerland Edit
Music for Spaces, Giannozzo VI and VII Installation Gallery Giannozzo 1985 Italy Edit
DOCE HORAS (Twelve Hours) Exterior Installation Cueva de los verdes; Cabildo Insular de Lanzarote 1986 Spain Edit
KLANG BEWEGUNG RAUM (SOUND MOVEMENT SPACE) Exterior Installation Hannoversche Gesellschaft für Neue Musik, Kulturamt der Stadt Hannover. 1990 Germany Edit
MUSIK FÜR RÄUME (MUSIC FOR SPACES) Exterior Installation ground monument of Haskenau; WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk). 1993 Germany Edit
Zuger Kunsthaus Interior Installation Zug 1997 Switzerland Edit
MUSIK FÜR DEN WUNDERBURGGRABEN Exterior Installation Kunsthalle Krems 1998 Germany Edit
MUSIC FOR A QUARRY Exterior Installation MASS MoCA; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art 1999 USA Edit
Musica per il Sacro Monte Installation Brissago 2000 Switzerland Edit