Spring String Quartet © Anna Wirth
Tu 13 Aug 24
20:00 Arcaded courtyard Landhaus Linz


The music of Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) and Henry Mancini (1924-1994) as well as the ideas of the French-American mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot (1924-201 0) may at first glance have little to do with each other. In the Bruckner anniversary year, however, they are making common cause: Bruckner's sound cathedrals are subjected to the "spring string metamorphosis" with Mancini's small song formats and viewed in the light of the fractal geometry and self-similarity formulated by Mandelbrot.
Fractals are not only found in geometric formations, but also in nature (in plant blossoms, coastlines, mountain formations, cloud shapes, river courses, etc.) and in art (the most famous example: The Great Wave off Kanagawa - a colour woodcut by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai). But they also exist in music in motifs and interval sequences, in rhythm patterns in the small range as well as in construction patterns of large musical forms. Number combinations and ratios, especially the golden section, have already played a major role in early music. In this unusual programme, quite astonishing and surprising correspondences will be discovered.


Spring String Quartet

Christian Wirth | Violin

Marcus Wall | Violin

Julian Gillesberger | Viola

Stephan Punderlitschek | Violoncello