Josef Klammer (AT) Drumming is an elastic concept

staged concert for percussions and electronics

Drumming Is an Elastic Concept, a staged concert for percussion and electronics by the Austrian artist Josef Klammer. His first full-length solo program “Trommeln ist ein dehnbarer Begriff” (Drumming Is an Elastic Concept) is an anthology of his intensive efforts and their realization under the direction (stage design) of Ernst M. Binder. The project’s title is based on the Kunstradio broadcast “Membran”, which Klammer created live together with Seppo Gründler for the Austrian national radio station Ö1 in 2008. Instead of the usual plastic drumheads, Klammer used latex skins. As a result, the drumbeats were slowed down and stretched, until only the “breathing” of the drum was audible. Thus, the title not only stands for the visual illustration of the process, but also as a metaphor for the adaptation and enhancement of instruments by using analog and digital aids.

stage design: Ernst M. Binder
light design and sound engineering: Geari Schreilechner
co-production: dramagraz
supported by: Styrian State Government, the City of Graz, SKE Fund.
thanks to: ZKM, Liquid Music, Werkstadt Graz & StockwerkJazz

Josef Klammer (AT)

Josef Klammer, Austrian musician and media artist, since the mid-1980s continuously working on the tonal enhancement of his instrumentarium, as well as the exploration and transformation of media-immanent music potentials. Klammer has presented exhibitions, sound installations, and music projects in Vienna, Hong Kong, Seville, New York, Karlsruhe, Berlin, Darmstadt, Katzow, Rimini, and Paris. He has composed music for TV and movies; radio plays and radio programs for the ORF (Austrian Broadcast Corporation); and stage music for theatre productions in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Schwerin, Gera, Ljubljana, Klagenfurt, Linz, and Graz. He performs with a wide variety of ensembles playing new, improvised electronic and experimental music, and is the curator of diverse festivals and inventive music projects and workshops in schools. In 2015, he received the Award of Distinction for the project “Drumming Is an Elastic Concept” at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.



20—23 h

Pogon Jedinstvo (Zagreb)