Boa Baumann / Fritz Hauser
Its been a number of years now that Boa Baumann and
Fritz Hauser realize projects in which architecture and music directly
New building Polyblox 1-4 / 2000-03
Steeply situated high up above Lake Zurich, 4 privately
commissioned single family homes were built. Planning and designing objectives
were a disciplined modesty with the building volumes, rigorous simplicity
as to the design of façades and the choice of material, clearly
defined outside rooms and generous open spaces. Rhythmicized structure,
running all the way through to the last detail, and a clear attitude of
design join to form a project which creates a counterpoint in the settlements
Conversion of Casa delle Masche / 1990 - 2008
The Piedmont country house bought in 1990 is one of Fritz Hausers two places of residence and work. In a number of steps and over a period of almost 20 years restructuring and conversion, ideas by Boa Baumann and Fritz Hauser were realized which were being made possible like that only through an intensive attempt to come to terms with the landscape, the light, the existing structures and the musicians needs.
Fotos Andreas Fahrni
Schallmaschine / 2002
Musical processes for drum-orchestra
Since quite a number of years Fritz Hauser puts the
percussion family into new contexts by means of his compositions and concepts,
pushes pure rhythm functions into the background, in order to give way
to these instruments range of timbre and dynamics.
Foto Ute Schendel
Klangstein 5 / 2002
The Zurich Arsenal 5 served, in December 2001, as a research location for the sound of stones. Bettina Meyer and Boa Baumann designed a room which permitted associations with museums, archeological sites, archives, libraries etc. In there, the four musicians Joanna Dudley, Barbara Frey, Fritz Hauser, Rob Kloet and lighting designer Brigitte Durbach tackled sculptor Arthur Schneiters sounding stones.
on time and space / 1999
Fritz Hausers solo project on time and space, realized in 1999, has been conceived together with Boa Baumann from the beginning. Already the selection of instruments and how they should be used was discussed together. The conclusive form of the concert in two parts on different instruments and with altered interior design essentially is due to the stage setting. Lighting: Brigitte Dubach.
Fotos Christian Lichtenberg
Fundus / 1998
Fundus is a permanently developing sound installation for Castel Burio in Piedmont, Italy. As a commissioned work for the video and performance festival Medienkörper 1999 [Media Body 1999] Fundus develops its musical patina at a revealing location right at the bottom of the medieval castles toilet facilities which has had its day a long time ago. Based on stratifications of recordings which have not been used in Fritz Hausers productions, here, an attempt at musical composting is being made. For visitors, the room designed by Boa Baumann is not passable, but only audible and suspectible through a shaft grating from above.
Foto Andreas Fahrni
A manca di Orione / 1998
Starting from an excerpt from Homers Odyssey actress Lorenza Zambon and Fritz Hauser worked out a reading accompanied by music. They interlarded the original text with fragments from texts by Hemingway, Pavese, Joyce, Broch, Bradbury, and Beckett. Hausers continuous metamorphosis of sound played on a series of 20 cymbals created the sound space for Lorenza Zambons speaking voice. Boa Baumann made a stage setting which produced surprising perspectives and depths of space with the simplest means. Lighting: Brigitte Dubach.
Fotos Christian Lichtenberg