Panting A. Bruckner © Huber - Wien | bearb.Terri Frühling
Mo 5 Sep 18:00
City Centre Linz

Art works are to be created in a public space to the sound of the five Bruckner symphonies to be heard at the International Bruckner Festival Linz 2022. Each of the artists, working in one of five selected genres, will have exactly the duration of the symphonic movement allotted to them to complete their art work. Symphony No. 1 in C minor will accompany four works using Action Painting techniques.  During the Adagio of the 3rd Symphony in D minor photographic images of the impression Bruckner's music makes on contemporary listeners will be captured. During the 5th Symphony in Bb major four graffitti will be sprayed onto portable walls. To the sound of the 7th Symphony in E major the Austrian/French artist Martin Tardy will draw four pictures with both hands in large format without putting down his pens. Symphony Nr.9 in D minor will be the musical inspiration for four sculptures. Some of these these performances can be experienced only once, others on several days. Among the locations are the Domplatz (Cathedral Square), the OK Square, the Hauptplatz (Main Square) and a large space in the Lentos Art Gallery Linz. The results of the transformation of Bruckner's sounds into visual art works created in front of interested bystanders will be exhibited during the festival at the performances of the five symphonies.


Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)

Symphony Nr. 1 in C minor WAB 101 (1865–66, rev. 1877, 1889–91) „Vienna Version“

„Adagio Nr. 2“ in  Eb major from the  Symphony Nr. 3 in D minor, WAB 103 (1876)

Symphony Nr. 5 in Bb major, WAB 105 (1875–76, rev. 1877–78)

Symphony Nr. 7 in E major, WAB 107 (1881–83)

Symphony Nr. 9 in D minor, WAB 109 (1887, 1891–94)

Fragmentary Last Movement  of the  Symphony Nr. 9 in D minor, WAB 109 (1895–96)


Martin Tardy

Students from the  Linz Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies