echoraum Vienna


Rundfunkorchestra | Photo: Konrad Behr

The festival Klangmanifeste – „sound manifestos“ – has been active in the field of sound art at the interface of media art, visual art and contemporary music since 2010.

The festival presents various works that deal with the materiality of sound in the border zone of visual and sculptural art, music, conceptual works and research. It is located in areas where current music and visual arts overlap, complement, but also question each other.

The guideline of the festival´s program is to focus on the moment when oscillation gets into a physically perceptive event and approach this process in a visible, touchable, sensorable way.

image: Ulla Rauter


Klangmanifeste is curated by Veronika Mayer, Ulla Rauter, Christine Schörkhuber and Stefan Voglsinger.

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More than networks –
Nodes in Sound Art

Convinced that art is never created in a vacuum, but is always a synergetic process of countless influences, moments of inspiration, connections to existing and non-own things, we dedicated Klangmanifeste 2024 to the theme of nodes in sound art: the volatile and solid connections and their manifestations - between human and human, between human and material, between human and machine, and so on. We contrasted and connected interpersonal collaborations in sound art with cooperation between man and machine.

echoraum Vienna, Sechshauserstraße 66















Photo: Klaus Erika Dietl
The Small & the Many | Klaus Erika Dietl, Stephanie Müller & Mucho Pitchu:

Musical performance by 3 artists and a colony of bees: In the performance, Klaus Erika Dietl and Stephanie Müller communicate musically across the distance with a colony of bees and the beekeeper Mucho Pitchu. Rhythms and moods of the colony flow into the music. The two performers in the echoraum use beekeeping tools as musical instruments to the “bio-sounds” of the bees and Mucho Pitchus' working sounds on the colony.

Rundfunkorchestra, Funkstern Plus | Photo: Konrad Behr
Rundfunkorchestra: Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka, Konrad Behr, Max Arsava, Mohammad H. Javaheri & Leon Goltermann

During their performance, the musicians use the self-developed device “Funkstern Plus” to transmit their sound live via FM to radio devices in the concert room, but often also to connected local radio stations. In the experimental session setup, the performance collective invites the audience to improvise. Various musical instruments and noise sources, texts and field recordings are played, spoken and triggered by the orchestra. The 'Funkstern' as the center distributes the signals to different frequencies, which are played back by radios in the room and create new acoustic effects.

Photo: Luka Radek
Digital Doppelgänger | Ivar Roban Križić

In the performance, the artist interacts with his "digital mirror image" - an AI with improvisational behavior that he has trained over several years with his own double bass playing. He questions our understanding of free improvisation by turning a co-creative software into a collaborative counterpart. The sounds of the AI are embedded in his own instrument with contact speakers and a mutated projected image of the artist.

Photo: Petra Leisentritt
Dirty spaces – Entangling | Thomas Grill & Ivar Roban Križić

The performance “Entangling” works with acoustic feedback and an AI counterpart that is fed with concrete sound material from field recordings. The domains permeate each other and intertwine the space of the performance and the external spaces from which the field recordings originate. The AI component is a sample-based synthesizer that listens and contributes, sometimes imitating, sometimes contrasting, sometimes disrupting. The interplay creates a complex network of sound-content associations that is developed with and against the AI counterpart during the performance.

This research was funded in whole or in part by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) [Grant DOI: 10.55776/AR821]“.

Photo: Senlay
The Sound of Paella | Oliver Deutsch, Ulla Rauter & Stefan Voglsinger

Cooking as a collective sound performance: the cooking of a paella is amplified and musically interpreted with the help of microphones and electronic effects devices. In the laboratory "The Making of the Sound of Paella", the instruments, microphones, electronic circuits and effects will be built, tested and rehearsed together in an open working session. At the subsequent evening concert performance, the paella is prepared and the live soundtrack is brought to the stage as a sound performance. Concept: Oliver Deutsch, sonification: Ulla Rauter & Stefan Voglsinger

image: Pablo Torres Gómez
Seismic Topologies: walking on a long thin layer | Pablo Torres Gómez

A string stretched through the room vibrates audibly as a real-time seismograph in the echoraum. The seismographic data modulate the frequency and amplitude of the sound. Inspired by Alvin Lucier's "Music on a Long Thin Wire", the work deals with environmental influences and site-specific conditions as integral components of the sound installation.

Photo: Marina Poleukhina
Become an Expression | Marina Poleukhina

The installation is an object-like score and becomes a piece of music in interaction with the audience. Various objects on a panel can be touched by visitors in a specific order. Via headphones, the sound results are perceived in their sequence as a piece of music, which in turn is shaped and influenced by the sensations of the players.

Photo: Alexander Till
The Spirits of Things | Alexander Till & Thomas Nagl

The audiovisual and tactile qualities of plants are examined stroboscopically by stimulating their resonance frequencies. The synchronization of light and sound invites the non-human to dance.

Photo: Ralf Schreiber
Singende Saiten - poor montage | Ralf Schreiber

Several monochords made of thin pinewood sticks and taut piano strings form a disordered spatial structure. Electronic circuits stimulate the strings to play independently. The smallest string vibrations are amplified and condensed into long-lasting drones. Some strings are also prepared with lightweight materials, which expands the range to include noisy sounds.

Photo: Mucho Pitchu
The Small & The Many | Klaus Erika Dietl, Mucho Pitchu & Stephanie Müller

A bee colony with multiple internal microphones is located on a deserted farm in Großhub, Upper Bavaria. From there, the artists transmit the live sounds into the echoraum around the clock. In the exhibition room there is a beehive with the honeycombs from the previous year's colony which is equipped with loudspeakers into which visitors can stick their heads. Smell and sound - the animals' forms of communication - are made tangible.

Photo: Konrad Behr
Funkstern plus | Rundfunkorchestra

The "Funkstern plus" is a musical instrument, living audio archive and near-field radio transmitter. It contains an audio mixing console for up to 7 inputs that broadcasts on different radio frequencies. It embodies all the characteristics of a sound collective - collaborative, experimental, preserving and transmitting.

Photo: Ralf Schreiber
Singing seismographs workshop | Ralf Schreiber & Pablo Torres Gómez

In the workshop, visitors can build their own DIY musical seismographs: Ralf Schreiber's self-built monochords will be equipped with seismographic capabilities by Pablo Torres Gómez. Together with the artists, the workshop participants build sounding objects that respond to earth and environmental vibrations by vibrating at special frequencies.

Registration for the workshop:
material contribution: 15,- (for your own 'seismochord')

Photo: Senlay
The Making of the Sound of Paella Laboratory | Oliver Deutsch, Ulla Rauter & Stefan Voglsinger

In the laboratory “The Making of the Sound of Paella”, instruments and techniques for setting a cooking process to music are experimentally presented, tested and put together into a musical set-up. With contact microphones on cutting boards, directional microphones in pans and temperature sensors above pots, we will get to the bottom of paella acoustically and musically. Participants will learn about the technical and acoustic basics as well as the professional preparation of paella.

Photo Gioti: Lucia Novak | Photo Brandlmayr: Selbstportrait
AI und pataphysics – Art & Philosophy Speed dating & Lecture performances |
Artemi-Maria Gioti & Peter Brandlmayr

The Art & Philosophy Lecture Performances on the topic of AI & pataphysics bring together what at first glance appear to be different concepts, in order to explore interesting connections and parallels and to illuminate their potential and role in creative processes. The Art & Philosophy Speed dating is an experimental new format (as an alternative to our annual talk) that invites you to ask experts from art and science individual questions on their topics in informal discussions in small groups.

Klangmanifeste was founded in 2010 by Christine Schörkhuber and Ulla Rauter and since then presented over 300 positions as well young as established artists.


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