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Opening Ceremony

On Sunday the 18th of August 10.30 to 12.00 the opening ceremony of the European Forum Alpbach 2019 takes place in front and in the Congress Centrum of Alpbach.

A brass band stands high up on the scaffolding of “Under Construction: Conditio Humana”. At this height, next to the sculptor Lois Anvidalfarei’s powerful creations, the band is in danger. Why doesn’t this system of steel pipes offer any security? But the pipes, played like an instrument, connect the art installation with the composition “Framework – Piece for brass band and scaffolding”. Sound engenders trust: the source of danger becomes a sound body, and all resonate together on a single wavelength.

In front and even on top of the installation „Under Construction: Conditio Humana“ by Lois Anvidalfarei, the R.E.T. Brass Band will premiere the commissioned work “Framework” by Christof Dienz.

Briefly before her sudden death, Ágnes Heller wrote the opening speech, which will be delivered by the philosopher Josef Mitterer.

Free admission to the Opening Ceremony, we are looking forward to welcoming you!