Soccer World Cup Sound-Art Project

Sport and music – in the past, this has meant raucous fan chanting and national players’ attempts to sing. As of now, New Music will also play an important role.

Mexican sound artist Manuel Rocha-Iturbide has invited eleven composers from ten non-European countries to translate their thoughts on sport and space into sounds.

Javier Alvarez (Mexico), Rajivan Ayyappan (India), Dickson Dee (China), Christian Galarreta (Peru), Erdem Helvacioglu (Turkey), Suk-Jun Kim (Korea), Mario Marcelo Mary (Argentina), Manuel Rocha Iturbide (Mexico), Atau Tanaka (Japan), Nicolas Vaurchavsky (Argentina) and Edson Zampronha (Brazil).

The result is AUDIO:ELF. Eleven audio plays in 5.1 Surround format, a technology that is currently taking living rooms by storm, put listeners in the very midst of things.

All pieces are commissioned works. After their world debut at the opening event, they can be listened to in the specially equipped Surround room at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst. Via a control panel, the compositions can be selected and information retrieved about the composers and their music.


Museum für Angewandte Kunst
An der Rechtschule
Preview: 14th June, 19 h
Opening times: 15th June – 9th July
Closed on Monady
11 – 17 h
Admission: 5/3 EUR