5 May 2018

For the third Project Presentaion at San Serriffe we have invited Stefan Fraunberger (AT) to share the music of and discuss his exceptional Quellgeister project.

Fraunberger developed Quellgeister during extensive travels in Transylvania. He seeks out 300-year-old organs in abandoned churches and frees them of their long-gone service to the institution. The region plays host to a number of small villages which lost the majority of their German population to migration after the fall of communism. In an area currently largely inhabited by Roma and Sinti, these fortress churches built during the Ottoman Wars have been transformed into vacant monuments. 

Fraunberger understands these time-worn church organs as a pre-modern, forgotten future. Far removed from modern political and industrial norms, these brittle Baroque machines, running on wooden mechanics and bundled air, make room for new concepts of radical and individual sonic possibilities. Quellgeister is “sonic archaeology” on the fringe of European contemporary culture - Fraunberger deals with desolate space and the present re-contextualisation of it.

Stefan Fraunberger is a composer-performer-artist transforming things since 1980. His music engages in electro/acoustic dialogue with uncanny states and instruments such as dulcimers or decaying baroque church organs, reshaping the liminal conditions of culture and perception while inhabiting „sonic ambiguities and touching the void." (The Wire)

Doors open: 20:00
Entrance: €5 suggested donation

San Serriffe
Sint Annenstraat 30,
1012 HE Amsterdam

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