World-Wide Webern 2007

Sep 9, 2007 at 5:24pm

World-Wide Webern 2007

Dear Maxers!

On 15 Sep 1945, the composer Anton Webern was accidentially shot dead by an American GI. In memory of this tragic accident I wrote “WebernUhrWerk” – a generative music generator based on the row of Webern’s last work which he was unable to finish.

The program – written in MaxMSP – simulates a Carillon that generates a short musical phrase every 15 minutes. It is available as freeware for download (Mac/PC) from:

http://www.essl.at

Originally, this piece composed as an open-air sound installation for the 60th anniversary of Webern’s death which took place on 15 September 2005 on the market place at Mittersill. A loudspeaker placed into the open roof window of the city hall was connected to the audio output of this program. Every quarter of an hour, a short musical phrase was played which could be heard all over the city.

This action will be continued every year on September 15th. If you want to share the memory of Webern with us, you can join us by starting the “WebernUhrWerk” program and play its sound output over a loudspeaker system – privately at home, during a public event or even in open space.

Please spread the news!

Cheers from Vienna,
— Karlheinz Essl

#33604
Sep 12, 2007 at 7:58am

Karlheinz,

on 15th of september I will perform my last piece in a central place
(Ponte Rosso) in Trieste.

I will play “WebernUhrWerk” before my performance.

All the best


Alessandro Fogar

http://www.fogar.it

2007/9/9, Karlheinz Essl :
>
> Dear Maxers!
>
> On 15 Sep 1945, the composer Anton Webern was accidentially shot dead by an American GI. In memory of this tragic accident I wrote “WebernUhrWerk” – a generative music generator based on the row of Webern’s last work which he was unable to finish.
>
> The program – written in MaxMSP – simulates a Carillon that generates a short musical phrase every 15 minutes. It is available as freeware for download (Mac/PC) from:
>
> http://www.essl.at
>
> Originally, this piece composed as an open-air sound installation for the 60th anniversary of Webern’s death which took place on 15 September 2005 on the market place at Mittersill. A loudspeaker placed into the open roof window of the city hall was connected to the audio output of this program. Every quarter of an hour, a short musical phrase was played which could be heard all over the city.
>
> This action will be continued every year on September 15th. If you want to share the memory of Webern with us, you can join us by starting the “WebernUhrWerk” program and play its sound output over a loudspeaker system – privately at home, during a public event or even in open space.
>
> Please spread the news!
>
> Cheers from Vienna,
> — Karlheinz Essl
>
>
> –
> Dr. Karlheinz Essl
> composer/performer
> http://www.essl.at
>

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