String Quartet in C major, KV 465 – Dissonance Quartet
A project in four containers by Anna-Sophie Ofner
Musical interpretation: Students of the Mozarteum University Salzburg
Idea & concept: Anna-Sophie Ofner and Hanna Schmaderer
Realisation: Anna-Sophie Ofner
Support technical realisation: FH Salzburg and Research Studios Austria FG
Research: Thomas Scherndl
Sound recordings: Sascha Tekale
Mozart Contained! is an interactive musical experience in several containers.
When one enters the first container, four light sculptures representing the four voices of the Dissonance Quartet (KV 465) by W. A. Mozart are illuminated. By approaching the sculptures, the separately recorded sound tracks are activated, which thus make the individual voices of the quartet sound. The volume of the individual sound tracks can be controlled by raising and lowering the arms. The movement in the room influences the volume and visualisation.
"With Mozart Contained! we want to take Mozart out of the concert halls and opera houses – not in the shape of a tastefully wrapped golden ball, but in form of containers. We want to create a space in which Mozart can be experienced and perceived in a completely new way." (Anna-Sophie Ofner)