aims to develop
interactive sound installations and electronic instruments for
animals held in captivity. The project's target is to improve the
animals’ quality of life, by designing an interactive musical
environment that takes the specific needs and skills of the animals
metamusic, developed by the artists' group
in collaboration with the zoologists and animal keepers of the ARGE Papageienschutz,
centers its attention on grey parrots.
Video metamusic 2012-2017
The video is a ramble through the various stages of metamusic, featuring our parrot musicians at:
- ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst Graz 2013
- Kittenberger Erlebnisgärten Schiltern 2014
- CYNETART Festival Dresden 2014
- Höhenrausch Linz 2015
- ARS Electronica Linz 2015
- Salzamt Linz 2017
also featuring the human guest musicians
- Roger Eno
- Irene Kepl
- Helmut Wolferstetter
- Heidelinde Gratzl.
The video was presented at mp 1968/2017. 50 x stolen goods and finds - anniversary exhibition Diese Wildnis hat Kultur 50 x steirischer herbst, GrazMuseum, Sep 23 2017 - Jan 8 2018
The project metamusic is accompanied since 2012 by Susanna Niedermayr for Ö1 Zeit-Ton. Listen on Soundcloud
musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst 2013
The first public presentation of the project, starring five grey parrots.
Phase II: Kittenberger, CYNETART, ARTE Creative Commision 2014
One-month public lab with parrots, presentation at CYNETART Dresden, award by ARTE Creative Commision.
Main project of Höhenrausch 2015, organized by OÖ Kulturquartier in Linz. Large scale installation featuring 20 parrots, open
for five months.
PEEK 2016 - 2019
metamusic is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) programme for Arts-based Research (PEEK). A three-years collaboration
of alien productions, the University of Art and Design Linz (Interface Culture Programme) and ARGE Papageienschutz.
FWF Project Page
Animal Music Symposium