Werner Raditschnig – Komponist und Klangkünstler

Welcome to my s(a)ite – Werner Raditschnig ist Komponist und Klangkünstler aus Salzburg. Er lebt und arbeitet in Salzburg.

„The Walls of Jericho“ – An Oratorio with Modern Music

This videoclip shows a part of an extra-ordinary music-theatre-project. The director Herbert Gantschacher combines in that project the visual art (soundsculptures by Gunter Demnig), the music and the performing art to a crossover artproject. In his composition Werner Raditschnig is working with the situation of sounds and echoes. „Very deep sounds about 16 Hertz could be not used at the first sight. You cannot hear a sound about 16 Hertz but You can feel it. You will get some strange feeling in your body. This situation were used by organists through the mass. They played the very deep pipes of the organ: it was not possible to hear the sound, but the people in the church could feel it. If 16 Hertz are useful in churches, so could be 8 Hertz for the musictheatre a fall to the knees“ (Gunter Demnig). Sounds and echos influenced some situations in history. The famous walls from Jericho were destroyed by the support of musicsounds. This story from the bible(the Joshua-Book) is the textmaterial for the scenic oratorio. In the project „The Walls of Jericho“ the soundsculptures are the symbol of power. The soundsculptures are on the border of an imaginary space. An empty place is existing in the centre. It is the space for the audience, which could be symbolized in this way as the people of the town. The story from the bible will get in the combination of voice, instruments and sound-sculptures a new dimension. The discussion between „organpipes“(soundsculptures as musical stage and space) and scenic performing musician(violins, woods and voices). The soundsculptures are set in the space especially for situation of the sound. The musical concept is equal to to the situation of the soundsculptures in the space. Musical performers: Hana Hegedusic (Soprano) and musicians of the „ensemble kreativ“. Performances happened in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium and The Nederlands as at amazing places like the cathedral „Kollegienkirche“ at Salzburg, the „Domforum“ of the cathedral at Cologne and the Engon-Schiele-Centre for Visual Arts in Cesky Krumlov. ARBOS-Company for Music and Theatre Director & Producer: Herbert Gantschacher Camera:...


„Beauty O’versnow’d, And Bareness Everywhere“ – William Shakespeare

A Choreographed Concert with Sonnets of William Shakespeare and Music by Werner Raditschnig / From English into Austrian Sign Language translated by Horst Dittrich Directed and produced by Herbert Gantschacher / Musical Director: Werner Raditschnig / Costume and stage design: Sanzaba Dimna / Light design: Bidpai / Sign Master: Horst Dittrich / Musicians: Fritz Kronthaler, Luka Kemperle, Theodor Burkali / Cast: Werner Mössler (deaf), Julia von Juni and Christine Scherzer In 1609 „The Sonnets“ of William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) were printed for the first time. They were written before 1598, maybe in from 1592 to 1596. The style how Shakespeare wrote his sonnets are unique and revolutionary in his time. They are totally different to the stereotypes often used (obsequious admiration of a platonic-idealistic beauty by a poet). The sonnets written by Shakespeare are presenting the whole spectrum of the human existence. They are singing from love and friendship, from living and dying, from sexual dependence to philosophical abstraction, from poetic description of nature to the human existence in the world, from peace to war and back to peace or they are telling us stories about the life-threatening reality. That spectrum makes the poetry of Shakespeare to a mirror of the reality also of the 21st century. In the artistic expression done by ARBOS in connection with contemporary music by the Austrian composer Werner Raditschnig the sonnets will be a current event. The elements of artistic expression as signs, language, dancing and singing bring the sonnets to a modern interpretation. ARBOS-Company for Music and Theatre Director & Producer: Herbert Gantschacher Camera & Editing: Olgierd Koczorowski Video Producer: Jerzy...


Auf dem Platz – Lichtpunkt M

PROJEKT FÜR EINE ERHELLUNG Idee / Lichtgestaltung: Andreas Feldinger Komposition: Werner Raditschnig Video: Petra Hinterberger in Zusammenarbeit mit SALZBURG MUSEUM & Stadt Salzburg


Club konzertierender Klangkünstler Part 1 + 2

IN DER MITTE DES AUGENBLICKS – eine zwischenlösung – Konzert des Club konzertierender Klangkünstler, Werner Raditschnig und Gerhard Laber am Freitag, den 26. Juni 2009 in der Fabrik BBK 600 in 5020 Salzburg,...


Woher kommt der Klang

REGIE / Directed by Hermann Peseckas.Dokumentation, A 1999, DV-Cam, Beta Cam, 45 min. BUCH / Script Hermann Peseckas KAMERA / Photography Hermann Peseckas SCHNITT / Editing Hermann Peseckas MUSIK / Music der in Salzburg lebenden Experimentalmusiker und Komponisten DARSTELLER / Cast Herbert Grassl, Gerhard Laber, Andor Losonczy , Werner Raditschnig und Wolfgang Seierl TECHNISCHE DATEN / Technical Credits Beta SP, 45 min. JAHR / Year A 1999 PRODUKTION / Production Studio West, ORF 3sat. FÖRDERUNGEN / Supported byLand Salzburg, Stadt Salzburg, Wiener Städtische Versicherung -Kultursponsering, Die Erste- Salzburger Sparkasse Kulturfonds, Austromechana – SKE Fonds TV-AUSSTRAHLUNGEN 3sat 2000. Das Videoprojekt ist eine Reise in die Welt der „schrägen“ Klänge, ihres Ursprungs und der Kunst ihrer Verknüpfung. Insofern handelt es sich natürlich auch um eine Expedition in das Reich der Innenwelt ihrer Erfinder, in die Klangzentralen. Der Film will den Zuschauer in eine Welt entführen, in der jeder Gegenstand potentiell Klangquelle ist. Durch verschiedene Impulse wie reiben, stoßen, Vibration etc. entstehen so , meist elektronisch bearbeitet, vielschichtige Sounds. Maschinen werden zu Instrumenten, Alltagsgeräusche zu Tonmaterial. Die fünf portraitierten Künstler Herbert Grassl, Gerhard Laber, Andor Losonczy, Werner Raditschnig und Wolfgang Seierl sind musikalisch und emotional äußerst unterschiedliche Persönlichkeiten. This video project is a journey into the world of „weird“ sounds, their origins and the art of combining them. Insofar it is, naturally, also an expedition into the inner space of their inventors, into the sound headquarters. The film wants to take away the viewer into a world, where every thing is a potential source of sound. Different impulses like friction, pushing, vibration etc. and the use of electronic editing give birth to many-layered sounds. Machines become instruments, everyday sounds become audio...