By Bruckner Orchester Linz and Norbert Trawöger
Since 2003, the Bruckner Orchester Linz has been a persistent ally in exploring new terrains and formats together with Ars Electronica, sounding out and daring to build fascinating bridges between the analog and the digital, between music of the past and sounds of the present, between art and science, which appeals to and brings together very different audiences.
The new festival grounds, Kepler‘s Gardens on the campus of the JKU, offer many opportunities for this: In the last two years they have already become the real stage set and sound space for concerts by the Bruckner Orchester Linz under its chief conductor Markus Poschner, being always on the quest for new forms of encounter between the audience, the music and the orchestra.
This year, the Bruckner Orchester Linz will be heard in smaller manifestations, in ensembles and soloists. The big lies in the small. The inexhaustible instrumental range of the Bruckner Orchester Linz allows it to explore unimagined worlds of sound. Chamber music works composed by members of the orchestra will also be heard. Together with Norbert Trawöger, the artistic director of the BOL, the musicians have put together a three-hour program that will transform Kepler‘s Gardens into *chamber gardens of music*, into sounding chamber music gardens.
The musicians wander with the audience – moving between pieces, styles and epochs – and play open air, in the sound spaces of the magnificent new architectures of the JKU campus or under the mighty treetops of the old park.
This year, the Big Concert Night will become a garden of chamber music, and a unique opportunity for extraordinary, perhaps more intimate encounters.