Heidelinde Gratzl feat. Surin Karu

artists in residence
25. 05 - 31. 08. 2020

coordination: Peter H Schurz

Accordion meets Electronic

Analyse + Studio

The sound dimensions of the accordion are carefully analyzed and recorded in the studio set up in Krastal. The versatile instrument contains a very large spectrum of frequencies which gives the possibility that not only one or more tones and chords are audible, but also noisy signals. Various techniques such as vibrato, tonglissando, clusters, bellowshake (balgtremolo) as well as various percussion effects will be used in the studio. Only selected accordions are used, nothing else!

„work in progress“ between composition and improvisation

The sections of the studio recordings of different lengths are selected in a “handcrafted and playful” manner and put together again. The usually rather cool strength of electronic beats will be expanded and enriched by unfamiliar timbres of the accordion. The danceable rhythms create a fresh look at genre boundaries and in the end there are 2 human voices ...

Heidelinde Gratzl
accordion, singing, composition

Surin Karu
electronics, singing, composition

Roland Wörndl
technical support

saturday, 22 august at 7pm
modre stone quarry - Bergstein, Völkermarkt

music from all directions of the spheres

sunday, 30 august at 8pm
ossiach abbey

Luftwandlerin Heidelinde Gratzl
plays the première of her composition for accordion

thrilling rhythms meet on intense soundscapes with vocals
and music from all directions of the spheres