melt in peace / when the music is over presents us with two human-sized figures made of ice, standing bent over two snare drums with frozen drumsticks, two music stands in front of them. The melting ice now drips onto the differently tuned snare drums until the drumsticks and whole limbs begin to come loose. This work is a "predicted composition", as Trobollowitsch himself says. The outcome of the piece is predictable. It is "a march to the tactless end -- man melts, silence remains".
Ice sculptures by Antti Pedrozo (FI)
One focus of Elevate Arts 2023 is the work of the Vienna-based artist and composer Andreas Trobollowitsch. He is represented at the festival with three installations. Trobollowitsch's artistic approach is conceptual and site-specific, often also playful and experimental. His compositions and sound installations are often based on self-developed or prepared musical instruments, modified everyday objects or changing aggregate states.
Interested in the dichotomy of the intellectual and the physical, he incorporates visual aspects, spatialities as well as movement and uses a playful practice that focuses on experimentation and timbre.