Adagio in F minor, KV 594
Cooperation of the degree program Design: Technique. Textile and the Studio for Electronic Music of the university mozarteum with the Textile Center Haslach
Idea & Conception: Achim Bornhöft, Julia Burgholzer, Marco Döttlinger, Emma Ebmeyer, Lisbeth Freiss, Alfran Garcia, Pia Geisreiter, Thomas Gschoßmann, Frauke v. Jaruntowski, Julia Kirnich, Tibor Kovacs, Christina Leitner, Elena Lengauer, Leonie Lindinger, Valerie Magnus, Judith Musil, Susanne Roittner-Nething, Nicolas Speda, Lukas Stangl, Elisabeth Stötzler and Wen-Cheng Wei.
In collaboration with:
Video production: Feikind www.feikind.de
Textile production support and development: Textiles Zentrum Haslach
Research: Museum of Applied Arts www.mak.at
a textile/electro-acoustic project.
Shift KV 594 performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Adagio in F minor KV 594 for an organ work in a clock on a digitally controlled Jacquard loom. As an instrument, the loom interprets Mozart’s composition; at the same time, as a weaving machine, it produces a weaving piece designed by the composition. The weaving process thus organizes the ‘materialization’ of the sounds and translates the composition into a ‘textile score’.
shift KV 594 finds its continuation with shift+ in the textile reinterpretation of fabrics from Mozart’s era. The resulting textile designs are realized on the digital Jacquard loom. The compositions use the sounds of the loom to interpret the pictorial content of the woven fabric. The compositions thus organize the ‘sonification’ of the textile pattern.
The Jacquard loom becomes an instrument and enables with shift an experience of W.A. Mozart in sound, haptics, materiality and color.