Pia Grüter & Stefan Klein
Requiem Pro Lagopus Muta

Tyrol, valley station Patscherkofelbahn, Römerstr. 81, 6080 Igls

November 6, 2022
Start of the performance: 1.00 p.m followed by an open discussion with the ornithologist Dr. Reinhard Lentner
Location: valley station Patscherkofelbahn, Römerstr. 81, 6080 Igls

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Project description

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

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