Form & Sound
Christian BoltSculptor and painter
Wolfgang-Michael Bauer Composer
Antonia Rössler (Violin), Othmar Müller (Cello), Alexander Rössler (Piano), Andrin Schütz (Presenter)
Under the title “Shape & Sound”, two artistic practices that are harmoniously interconnected are consolidated in the setting of a matinee.
In an illustrative lecture recital, Swiss sculptor and artist Christian Bolt and Austrian composer Wolfgang-Michael Bauer will showcase the affiliation between sculpture, painting and music. Visitors also benefit from an introduction to the legacy of Swiss sculptor Kurt Oskar Weber, with an extensive exhibition of his work dedicated to him in the exhibition rooms.
Both artists give a fascinating insight into their creative process. An audience participation question/answer session will shed light on the fascinating worlds of these two very different artists. All the musical compositions of Wolfgang-Michael will debut in Switzerland. This will surely prove to be a memorable experience.
Initially a short musical theme is detected and transformed. Each of the instruments may equally contribute to shaping an ensemble larger than its constituent parts from this short phrase.
In sharp contrast, a lyrical, almost meditative middle section emerges.
Violin Sonata, 4th Movement
After a short, melodic introduction, a solo violin demonstrates the versatility of the theme that has been introduced, which is varied. Highly contrasting expressions, tempos and rhythms steadily alternate. As the final movement of a four-movement work, it is a decisively powerful ending.
An idea torn between the two instruments develops. Gradually, the cello and piano unite to manifest in an energetic result of this encounter, commissioned by the Viennese cellist Stefanie Huber.
“Das Fremde in Dir” (The Stranger in You)
A driving, powerful rhythm opens this work to be alternated with an entirely romantic passage. It appears foreign, but this passage, when listened to carefully, resembles a folk song, a Carinthian song. Commissioned by the Vienna Piano Trio Trikolon.
In addition, visitors will enjoy an introduction to the legacy of the Swiss painter Kurt Oskar Weber, an extensive presentation being dedi-
cated to him in the exhibition rooms.
Opening and introduction to the Kurt Oskar Weber exhibition by Andrin Schütz