Pia Grüter & Stefan Klein
Requiem Pro Lagopus Muta


Saturday, October 8, 2022   postponed!

Meeting point: 12 pm | top station Patscherkofelbahn
Joint hike with the ornithologist Dr. Reinhard Lentner to the performance

Start of the performance: 1.30 p.m

Location: ca. 30 minutes walk from the top station
GPS 47.2122083, 11.4729694

Reduced tickets at the ticket office (password: “Künstler:innenschaft”)

Alternative date: Sunday, October 9, 2022 | 1.30 p.m

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Project description

In large areas of the planet, the undisturbed development of many animal species is now critically endangered due to climatic change as well as advancing tourism. Among others, the Alpine Ptarmigan ― whose habitat is also in the Tyrol ― is on the Red List of endangered species. The two artists Pia Grüter & Stefan Klein are responding to this and developing a requiem based on the call of the rock ptarmigan together with local ptarmigan experts, a composer, and a regional choir. The requiem will be performed for the first time in autumn 2022, close to the ptarmigan’s natural habitat. Subsequently, the piece will be performed regularly on a specific day each year. Instead of a physical monument in public space, the aim is to create a living monument that is not characterised by materiality, but exists as lived memory in repeat performances.

Composition: Manuel Durão
Costume/Set Up: Salha Fraidl
Choir: Vokalensemble Stimmen, Leitung Thomas Waldner
Special thanks to Reinhard Lentner, Maria Lentner, Ursula Oberwalder