Musica Mobile

The Musicalized Country

The music and sound art festival "Was hören wir? Das musikalisierte Land" [What do we hear? The Musicalized Country] is a musical highlight that takes place every year in the rural region between Leipzig, Dresden and Chemnitz. Between 2009 and 2011 the festival experimented with new performance venues and forms based on different types of movement. The theme in 2009 was the "musicalized city" during which visitors explored the city of Grimma on a musical walking tour. In 2010, visitors participated in a musical cycling tour on the "musicalized cycle route", and in 2011, festival goers travelled down the "musicalized river" by boat.
This mobile form posed a challenge to audiences and artists alike. The featured works had to be concretely tailored to the landscapes. The musicians had to be able to acoustically deliver the pieces to a moving audience. Therefore, the dramaturgical sequence of the concerts, performances and (sound) installations was extremely challenging. The project was directed by the renowned sound artist Erwin Stache.

Artistic director: Erwin Stache
Sound artists: Atonor, Roswitha von den Driesch, Jens-Uwe Dyffort, Frauke Eckardt, Christina Kubisch, Giuliamo Modarelli (IT), Mia Zabelka (AT), Iñigo Zibikoa (ES)
Composers: Peter Abilnger (AT), Wolfgang Heisig, Berlind Preinfalk (AT), Oliver Schneller

Venues and schedule:
Musical walking tour: Grimma 12 September 2009
Musical cycling tour: Muldental bicycle route 11 September 2010
Musical boating expedition: Mulde near Grimma 11 September 2011


Denkmalschmiede Höfgen

Teichstraße 11-12

04668 Grimma / Kaditzsch (external link, opens in a new window)