Studio Dan

In a large, open space


15.9. - 13.10.2021, every wednesday

200828_ZONK5.jpg  Nik Hummer

In a large, open space

In his "In a large, open space", which has become a classic of 20th century music, James Tenney (1934-2006) does not focus on himself as a composer or the ensemble as an interpreter but solely on the listeners. The piece is based on an overtone sound that is held as long as possible, and which only develops its absorbing and overwhelming effect through through the act of listening – or better yet: active listening.

The playing instructions call for a large, open space in which musicians and listeners can move freely. In memory of the magical evenings of summer 2020 when we performed "In a large, open space" at ZONK!?!!, we declare the underpass of Friedrich-Engels-Platz (1200 Vienna) to be a cathedral for a faithful community of listeners and surrender to the ecstasy of sound.

On five Wednesdays in September (15th, 22nd, 29th) and October 2021 (6th, 13th), musicians of the ensemble pool are going to introduce the evening from 7pm ("Intro"), from 8pm "In a large, open space" will be sounding in all its glory.

In a large, open space (J. Tenney)