SUAL Archives | 2016
Sound|Architecture — adding sound to selected photographs by Daniel Pabst
Featuring: Students of the ELAK-Course (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna)
Martina Claussen | Salih Dursun & Frederic Stritter | Irradiation | Paule Perrier | Harald Stojan
Direction: Thomas Grill
Last year the Austrian singer, songwriter and guitarist Daniel Pabst presented his band project Pabst as part of SUAL 2015. This time we’ll focus on his photographic oeuvre (see photo exhibition) which in turn serves as inspirational source and starting point for compositional rapprochements. Students of the University Course for Computer Music and Electronic Media (ELAK) of the Viennese University of Music were invited to create electroacoustic works in response to selected photographs by Pabst. Five works will be premiered at SUAL 2016, the respective photographs being on display as part of the adjacent photo exhibition.
Born in 1971 (Vienna). Studies of Jazz guitar and Jazz composition. Involved in many music and art projects. 2011 debut of his band PABST where for the first time he appears as a singer and songwriter. Further permanent bands were Noisy Town Groove with the drummer and composer Lukas Ligeti, Trafo, an electric guitar quartet, and Tricsson, an Electronica band. Collaborations with Dezibel 6to 6 string and Bella Angora, a performance artist (production for the Donaufestival 2013). Started to work as a photographer at his father’s Gallery (Michael Pabst – Munich) Exhibitions: 2016 Dallas CAC Member Exhibition 2015, PhotoMonth London, photo::vienna 2015 at MAK – Vienna, New York City – EyeEm-Awards 2015, 2014 Lange Nacht der Museen – Klagenfurt/Austria, Kubatur des Kabinetts – Fluc/Vienna, a.o. EyeEm Award Finalist 2015, out 200.000 applications Top 100 and Top 10 of the category “The Architect”. Accordingly exhibited in New York City/Brooklyn/U.S.A 2015. Honorable mention at 2015 MIFA (Moscow International Photo Award).
Thomas Grill works as a technologist and researcher of sound and its perception. As a composer and performer, he focuses on concept-driven sound art, electro-instrumental improvisation and compositions for loudspeakers. He is a lecturer at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and a researcher at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
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