Werner Pirchner: Signation Collage Oesterreich 1#
Someone, who could succeed in front of a critical
audience as a Jazz musician in his youth (among others,
with the Oscar Klein-Quartet), is well-aware of the
subtle effect of musical material. Werner Pirchner (1940
Hall in Tirol) only started to write works for classical
concert-artists in 1981 and founded the production
company EU in 1989. In 1994, he won a contest for
Sound-Design of the cultural radio program
Österreich 1, which resulted in a new concept for
the Signations used to identify the various
programs: instead of just hearing a signal, the listener
is confronted with a variety of identifying melodies that
are played by the Radio Symphony Orchestra, enriched with
natural sounds and electronically prepared for
broadcasting. The emotional background of each program
should be announced and attract the listener's attention.
Pirchner (Illustration) achieves the aural identification
by means of his clear concept employing even the smallest
sound elements. The concept is perhaps more
understandable with his Signation-Collage. (M. Saary)
© Sound: 1996, Werner Pirchner, Collage für das Projekt A.E.I.O.U-Musik.
© Picture: Werner Pirchner.