Matteo Haitzmann with Arthur Fussy & Judith Schwarz

Make it count

brut nordwest
Performance / concert Austrian premiere without spoken words
imagetanz 2024
{Skipping rope} {Extended percussion} {Modular synthesiser}

Make It Count is a concert format for skipping rope, extended drums, and modular synthesizer. In this piece, musician/performer Matteo Haitzmann creates sound bodies and body sounds – and not at all the artsy concert event one would expect.

, © Franzi Kreis

Matteo Haitzmann – Make it count

, © Franzi Kreis

Matteo Haitzmann – Make it count

, © Franzi Kreis

Matteo Haitzmann – Make it count

, © Franzi Kreis

Matteo Haitzmann – Make it count

, © Franzi Kreis

Matteo Haitzmann – Make it count

, © Franzi Kreis

Matteo Haitzmann – Make it count

, © Franzi Kreis

Matteo Haitzmann – Make it count

, © Franzi Kreis

Matteo Haitzmann – Make it count

 In Make It Count, violinist and performance artist Matteo Haitzmann searches for new concert formats and instrumentations. While at first these may seem odd and raise suspicions of artificiality, once one decides to lean into them, they make sense, almost like a logical consequence. It is exactly what happens with the three instruments employed in Make It Count: skipping rope, extended drums, and modular synthesizer. Individually and jointly they wallop away on stage, standing for themselves as equals while at the same time working as a sound collective. Together with musicians Judith Schwarz (extended drums) and Arthur Fussy (modular synthesizer) and sound designer Lukas Froschauer, Haitzmann creates an acoustic realm, where the body produces sound and the sound assumes a body. Make It Count is not an artsy concert, and all those smiling sceptically at this claim are kindly invited to convince themselves that it’s true. Because whatever it is, it doesn’t stop.

Matteo Haitzmann is a musician, a performer, and a composer. He studied jazz violin at the Anton Bruckner Privat University in Linz and performance art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and he finished the Berlin UDK’s SODA master’s programme. Matteo Haitzmann is the founder of several musical ensembles and has made appearances at such venues as the Vienna Musikverein, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Centre National de la Danse in Paris and Gessnerallee Zurich. matteohaitzmann.com

Arthur Fussy (*1979 in Vienna) is a sound designer, sound engineer and composer. After training as a pianist, he studied Audio Engineering and Recording Arts Honors at the SAE Vienna. As a composer, he has realized numerous theater productions for theatres such as the Vienna Burgtheater, Thalia Theater Hamburg or Schauspielhaus Zurich as well as several film documentary productions for ORF. Through his intensive involvement with electronic sound synthesis, Fussy is also active as a live performer on the modular synthesizer, including as part of the improv collective 'other:m:other'. Most recently, Fussy completed a course in electroacoustics and experimental music at the MDW Vienna.

Judith Schwarz (*1989 in Vienna) is known nationally and internationally as a drummer and composer with various projects. These include chuffDRONE, other:M:otherLittle Rosie’s KindergartenBeyond the BeatSchülande Engalig und Duo Hofmaninger / Schwarz. As a sidewoman she is featured in projects such as Christian Muthspiel Orjazztra Vienna und Gina Schwarz Pannonica Project, as well as in the Burgtheater production Mephistowww.judithschwarz.at

Credits

Concept, composition, performance Matteo Haitzmann Percussion, composition Judith Schwarz Modular synthesizer, composition Arthur Fussy Sound design Lukas Froschauer Lighting design Hanna KrittenTangsoo Costume design Elena Scheicher Production management mollusca productions

A co-production of imagetanz 2024/brut Wien and Matteo Haitzmann/Verein OUT THERE.

With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, Civil Service and Sport.

Dates & Tickets

The performance on March 22nd will be followed by an artist talk (moderated by Claudia Heu). 

March 2024

Thu. 21.03.2024, 20:00 - 21:00
Choose your price category € 22/€ 16/€ 11

Fri. 22.03.2024, 20:00 - 21:00
Choose your price category € 22/€ 16/€ 11 / *Followed by an artist talk (moderated by Claudia Heu)

Sat. 23.03.2024, 21:00 - 22:00
Choose your price category € 22/€ 16/€ 11

brut nordwest
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna

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