[in collaboration with Reaktor Wien]
During the first pandemic lockdown of 2020, REAKTOR Wien approached Alexander Yannilos with the concept for an event, conceived to be more than a concert: a celebration of live music, improvisation and the deep connection between artists, audience and architecture. The illustrious main hall would become a resonator of sound and emotion, safely providing an audience of a hundred with an hour of community and excitement during a time of isolation and uncertainty.
For this special occasion, Yannilos brought together an eclectic group of instrumentalists in four previously unheard formations, from Duo to Septet, to collectively translate these strange times into music.
A first contact after months of cultural silence, captured on this record.
Maria Frodl: Cello
Susanna Gartmayer: Bass Clarinet
Philipp Kienberger: Bass
Mona Matbou Riahi: Clarinet
Andreas Semlitsch: Violin
Elias Stemeseder: Piano
Alexander Yannilos: Drums
Recorded live on June 13th 2020 at Reaktor Wien
Recorded/ Mixed/ Mastered by Alexander Yannilos
Live-Sound/Recording Assistance: Vedran Mandic
Produced by Reaktor Wien & Alexander Yannilos
Artwork: Alexandra Warlits