Back to the Black Forest, a Commission for the Danube Festival, Klangraum Krems

In the second weekend of the Danube festival, 30 April - 2 May, Touch presented Thomas Ankersmit, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay and Jana Winderen.

Jana made a new commissioned piece and were working in the Klanraum Krems 3 days with this site specific performance.

Back to the Black Forest – Jana Winderen was working on site in the Minoritenkirche in Krems by the Danube with a live multichannel audio piece, commissioned by The Danube Festival 2015. She was working with the acoustics in the church and made a piece specifically for this sound space. Jana has through the years followed several rivers in the world and listened to and recorded the smallest creatures, like the use of sound by underwater insects and fish to protect their habitats and call for mates. Jana has not only travelled far into warm equatorial waters but also to the freezing arctic regions to make underwater recordings of environments often previously unheard by humans. These sounds are not easily available to listen to on site, deep in a river, in a glazier crevasse, deep under the sea ice or on a dying coral reef. Back to the Black Forest will reflect on her experience of the underwater sound environments and her interest in the well-being of underwater ecosystems.