Search for Truth

Light – Space – Sound Installation 30th Anniversary of the university library building TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) November 13 – December 09 daily between 17:00 and 23:00 Karlsplatz/Resselpark/Wiedner Hauptstraße Vienna/Austria Truth and science – only in science we have well defined criteria to differentiate truth from lies as well as probability from improbability. … Continue reading

The Sound of Flying

for Shih The concept is based on the composition “Crossing the River” (1996). Inspired by the music, the scores are blown away into an uncertain space in a vague freedom while the composition is played in the same room. Inside the dark space boarders are not visible – only the sheets and the desk are enlightened. … Continue reading

Book: Prayer – 祈福

by Shih and Fabian Dembski Illustrations, plans and sketches describing the project “Prayer – 祈福” (centennial of Republic of China / Taiwan). (2011) 30 x 30 cm, offset-print on art paper, hardcover texts in German and partly in Chinese limited edition of 50 pcs. € 70,- (+ shipping costs) information and order per e-mail only … Continue reading

Proportions of Architecture and Music

At least since the Renaissance, architects and musicians have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio, believing this proportion to be aesthetically the best. The golden ratio has fascinated western intellectuals and artists from Euclid and Pythagoras to Bela Bartok and Le Corbusier for more than 2.000 years. For the design-process of architects in … Continue reading

11/19 and 11/20 Prayer – Homage to R.O.C. centennial

composition by Shih performed by National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra 11/19 (Sat.), 19:30-21:30 Xiangshan Visitor Center, Sun Moon Lake 11/20 (Sun.), 19:30-21:30 Kaohsiung National Performing Arts Center free admission “Prayer” is a large-scale work written by Shih. The work has been composed upon the invitation of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and is dedicated to devoting, persevering women who … Continue reading

ROC-Scarf

Designed for Shih’s „Prayer“ (homage to R.O.C. centennial) and part of the NTSO-festival-chorus’ costumes. Based on the national flag of Taiwan. As a limited edition, the scarf will be exclusively sold during the concerts at Sun-Moon-Lake (11-19-2011) and in Kaohsiung (11-20-2011). Orders per E-Mail will be forwarded.

Shih’s Prayer – Homage to R.O.C. Centennial

Nov. 19th (Sat.), 19:30-21:30 Xiangshan Visitor Center, Sun Moon Lake Performers: Conductor: 梶間聡夫 NTSO Festival Chorus Chorus Director: Chen Yun-Hung Stage Design: Fabian Dembski Visual Design:Sheng-Hsueh Wu Solo: Hsin-Han Chang Program: Shih: “Prayer” Description: Epic music “Prayer for Blessing” is a large-scale work written by Shih. The work has been composed upon the invitation of the National … Continue reading

just why 4’33”?

(excerpt from the lecturer “Endlessness and the Empty Space in Music and Architecture”) John Cage’s three movement composition for any instrument or combination of instruments (1952) is probably his most famous and at the same time most controversial piece. While it nowadays even hits the charts, it was an exciter at the premiere: 4’33” obviously … Continue reading

Endlessness and the Empty Space in Music and Architecture

The lecturer at NTSO symposium was about relevant themes to contemporary music and architecture as well as about similarities in the processes of creation. As examples for „empty“ architecture egyptian pyramids, Robert Rauschenberg’s „White Paintings“, John Cage’s composition 4’33“ and Daniel Libeskind’s jewish museum in Berlin were discussed. Endlessness was the second main topic – … Continue reading

Sun-Moon-Cloud revised

After a location-change for the presentation of Shih’s „Prayer“ (concert for 100th anniversary of Republic of China), the design for Sun-Moon-Cloud had to be revised. The new performance venue is located at the Sun-Moon-Lake visitor center. The pavilions design changed so that it is going to be a temporary plug-in to the building designed by Norihiko … Continue reading