Happiness Machine
Film still, © Ana Nedeljković — The Happiness Machine
Film still, © Michelle Kranot — Suggestion of Least Resistance
Film still, © Elizabeth Hobbs — The Flounder
Film still, © Samantha Moore — Bloomers
Film still, © Eni Brandner — PANTOPOS
Film still, © Joanna Kożuch — Music Box
Film still, © Andrea Schneider — Generator/Operator
Film still, © Rebecca Blöcher — Lickalike
Film still, © Susi Jirkuff — Measuring the Distance
Film still, © Vessela Dantcheva — Hierarchy Glitch
Film still © Joanna Kożuch - Music Box


Klangforum Wien does not offer any esoteric formulae for happiness, but negotiates reality. How do we live and how do we want to live?
(SWR)

…the ensemble-members’ short presentations regarding their everyday life and thoughts are droll, witty, philosophical.
(Südwest Presse)

After three hours, the audience leaves the hall refreshed and enriched.
(Stuttgarter Zeitung)

Every little group is as a mirror

Our current economic system is subject to review and with it the question: how happy are we under its influence?

In a cinematic performance comprised of animated films, musical compositions and testimonials, Klangforum Wien raises the question: How do we want to live?

Ten women filmmakers, ten women composers and ten musicians present Christian Felber’s Common Good Economy for discussion. Klangforum Wien will tell stories of consumption and greed, solidarity and competition, cohesion and revolt. The ensemble will open new pathways for musical interaction and create a space for reflection and participation.

The project was first conceived under the working title: “To the Common Good! 20 Women Animate a European Discussion about the Future of the World.”


Klangforum Wien
Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Staging: Jacqueline Kornmüller
Dramaturgy: Peter Wolf
Musical dramaturgy: Uli Fussenegger, Krassimir Sterev
Sound design: Peter Böhm & Markus Urban

Film projection: Martin Repka

Happiness Machine – The Movies and the Compositions

Happiness Machine is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women.
Funded by Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery of Austria with special funding from the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Interfaces / Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The commissions to Iris ter Schiphorst, Malin Bång, Eva Reiter, Carola Bauckholt and Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri are funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

The video projections for "Happiness Machine" were realized with the software Isadora programmed by Mark Coniglio.




In ten animated films and ten new compositions, women artists of eleven European countries propose an alternative to the prevailing capitalist economic system. Their work is based on a resolution which was adopted on September 17, 2015 by the Economic and Social Committee of the European Union with a voting majority of 90%, in which the Common Good Economy by the Austrian author Christian Felber was hailed as “a sustainable economic model for social cohesion” and recommended for incorporation “both into the European as well as the national legislative framework” of all member states of the European Union.

The Common Good Economy is based on the very same constitutional and civil rights that allow our personal relationships to flourish: consideration, trust, appreciation, cooperation, solidarity and sharing. The model provides for a revision of the legal conditions governing economic life. Current laws encourage and reward the egotistical pursuit of limitless profit, reckless consumption of resources and competition bent on displacement. In future, economic laws should promote considerations of the common good, cooperation, and the environment-friendly use of resources. Companies are rewarded for mutual help and collaboration. Competition is possible and allowed, but will result in the kind of disadvantages which are the result of policies that adhere to common good and cooperative standards in the economic field of today.

The music and the films for this project were created in close collaboration between two women artists each. New modes of interaction between screen and ensemble allow for fresh approaches to reflection and participation; music and film at times go their own way, separating the artistic forms which are usually combined in a musical film in order to reassemble them in a novel fashion.

Klangforum Wien does not offer any esoteric formulae for happiness, but negotiates reality. How do we live and how do we want to live?
(SWR)

…the ensemble-members’ short presentations regarding their everyday life and thoughts are droll, witty, philosophical.
(Südwest Presse)

After three hours, the audience leaves the hall refreshed and enriched.
(Stuttgarter Zeitung)

1 December 2019
5 p.m.
Luxembourg, Philharmonie Rainy Days Festival Happiness Machine EA

In a live performance, ten animated films, ten new compositions and ten women artists of eleven European countries propose an alternative to the prevailing capitalist economic system.

Elizabeth Hobbs/Carola Bauckholt — The Flounder
Rebecca Blöcher/Eva Reiter — Lickalike

Eni Brandner/Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS

Joanna Kożuch/Ying Wang — Music Box

Samantha Moore/Malin Bång — Bloomers

Vessela Dantcheva/Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch

Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine

Susi Jirkuff/Joanna Bailie — Measuring the Distance

Andrea Schneider/Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator/ Operator

Michelle Kranot/Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance


Klangforum Wien
Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Sound design: Peter Böhm & Markus Urban
Film projection: Martin Repka

Before the concert:
Sven Hartberger in conversation with Lydia Rilling (D)
4:45 pm, Grand Auditorium


Happiness Machine – The Movies and the Compositions


Happiness Machine is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women.
Funded by Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery of Austria with special funding from the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Interfaces / Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The commissions to Iris ter Schiphorst, Malin Bång, Eva Reiter, Carola Bauckholt and Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri are funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

The video projections for "Happiness Machine" were realized with the software Isadora programmed by Mark Coniglio.

25 October 2019
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, different locations Kraftraum / Optionales Zusatzkonzert* Happiness Machine. 24 Hours of Bliss with the Klangforum Wien

HAPPINESS MACHINE Animation Movies and Music

Theater an der Wien, October 25, 2019, 6.30 pm until 10 pm:

Matthias Meinharter — Tiki Tiki Men
Elizabeth Hobbs/Carola Bauckholt — The Flounder
Sven Hartberger
Rebecca Blöcher/Eva Reiter — Lickalike

Gerald Preinfalk
Eni Brandner/Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS

Vera Fischer
Joanna Kożuch/Ying Wang — Music Box

Andreea Dosa
Samantha Moore/Malin Bång — Bloomers


Vera Fischer
Vessela Dantcheva/Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch

Christoph Walder
Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine
Andreas Eberle
Susi Jirkuff/Joanna Bailie — Measuring the Distance
Mikael Rudolfsson

Andrea Schneider/Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator/ Operator

Anders Nyqvist
Michelle Kranot/Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance

Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Staging: Jacqueline Kornmüller
Dramaturgy: Peter Wolf
Musical dramaturgy: Uli Fussenegger, Krassimir Sterev
Sound design: Peter Böhm & Markus Urban
Film projection: Martin Repka

Semperdepot Prospekthof, October 25, 2019, 10.30 pm until October 26, 2019, 00.00 am:

Cornelius Cardew — The Great Learning
Chorus sine nomine/Johannes Hiemetsberger

Christian Felber, 2030 — Lecture

Dinner

Semperdepot, October 26, 2019, 00.00 am until 8 am:

Karlheinz Stockhausen — ludum stellae

   — Tierkreis (bearb. Mike Svoboda) for 2 Dancers
Morton Feldman — For Philip Guston
Acousmatic Music
James Tenney — Having Never Written a Note for Percussion
Dancers: Manaho Shimokava and Pavel Dudus

Gartenbaukino, October 26, 2019, 8 am until 9 am:

Breakfast

Gartenbaukino, October 26, 2019, 9 am:
Screenings
Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine
Coffee to go – Mit dem Geschmack der Vertreibung

Following a conversation with Melanie Ossberger, FIAN Österreich

Wiener Konzerthaus, Foyer, October 26, 2019, 11 am until 12 pm:

Combo / Happiness Happens

Wiener Konzerthaus, Schubert-Hall, October 26, 2019, 12 am until 1.30 pm:

Philippics (tba)

Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Hall, October 26, 2019, 1.30 am until 3 pm:

Georges Aperghis — Situations

Conductor: Yalda Zamani

Wiener Konzerthaus, Schubert-Hall, October 26, 2019, 3 pm until 4.30 pm:

Philippiken — What do economics know?
Sven Hartberger, On the touching narrow-mindedness

Fred Luks, opposing commentator

Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Hall, October 26, 2019, 4.30 pm:

Hans Zender — 33 Veränderungen über 33 Veränderungen

Joonas Ahonen, piano

Programme is subject to change.

5 May 2019
4.30 p.m.
Birmingham, The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Flatpack Festival Happiness Machine — cinema version

The film comprises ten short films by female animation directors, made in collaboration with ten female music composers from all over Europe. The films take as their starting point Common Good Economy an economic theory proposed by the Austrian Christian Felber.

Elizabeth Hobbs/Carola Bauckholt — The Flounder
Rebecca Blöcher/Eva Reiter — Lickalike

Eni Brandner/Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS

Joanna Kożuch/Ying Wang — Music Box

Samantha Moore/Malin Bång — Bloomers

Vessela Dantcheva/Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch

Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine

Susi Jirkuff/Joanna Bailie — Measuring the Distance

Andrea Schneider/Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator/ Operator

Michelle Kranot/Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance


Concept: Sven Hartberger

Producers: Abigail Addison, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Fabian Driehorst, Zuzana Mistríková
Production Manager: Martin Repka
Music: Klangforum Wien
Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Sound design: Peter Böhm & Markus Urban
Music Mix: Mischa Janisch
Sound Mix: Georg Tomandl
Distribution: Fabian&Fred

www.happiness-machine.de

After the screening:
Q&A with the filmmakers Samantha Moore and Elizabeth Hobbs, 6 pm

The artists on their works:
Happiness Machine – The Movies and the Compositions

Happiness Machine is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women.
Funded by Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery of Austria with special funding from the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Interfaces/Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The commissions to Iris ter Schiphorst, Malin Bång, Eva Reiter, Carola Bauckholt and Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri are funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

4 May 2019
8 p.m.
Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie, Recital Hall Internationales Musikfest Happiness Machine. 3 Hours of Bliss with the Klangforum Wien
Sold out

In a live performance, ten animated films, ten new compositions and ten monologues, women artists of eleven European countries propose an alternative to the prevailing capitalist economic system.


Matthias Meinharter — Tiki Tiki Men
Elizabeth Hobbs/Carola Bauckholt — The Flounder
Sven Hartberger
Rebecca Blöcher/Eva Reiter — Lickalike

Gerald Preinfalk
Eni Brandner/Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS

Vera Fischer
Joanna Kożuch/Ying Wang — Music Box

Andreea Dosa
Samantha Moore/Malin Bång — Bloomers


Vera Fischer
Vessela Dantcheva/Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch

Christoph Walder
Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine
Andreas Eberle

Susi Jirkuff/Joanna Bailie — Measuring the Distance
Mikael Rudolfsson

Andrea Schneider/Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator/ Operator

Anders Nyqvist
Michelle Kranot/Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance


Klangforum Wien
Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Staging: Jacqueline Kornmüller
Dramaturgy: Peter Wolf
Musical dramaturgy: Uli Fussenegger, Krassimir Sterev
Sound design: Peter Böhm & Markus Urban
Film projection: Martin Repka



Additional event
Common Good Economy - what is behind the "economic model with a future"?
6.30 - 7.15 p.m., Elbphilharmonie - Kaistudio 1, Hamburg


The artists on their works:
Happiness Machine – The Movies and the Compositions

Happiness Machine is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women.
Funded by Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery of Austria with special funding from the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Interfaces/Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The commissions to Iris ter Schiphorst, Malin Bång, Eva Reiter, Carola Bauckholt and Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri are funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

The video projections for "Happiness Machine" were realized with the software Isadora programmed by Mark Coniglio.

16 March 2019
8 p.m.
Vienna, Metro Kinokulturhaus Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Happiness Machine — cinema version

The film comprises ten short films by female animation directors, made in collaboration with ten female music composers from all over Europe. The films take as their starting point Common Good Economy an economic theory proposed by the Austrian Christian Felber.

Elizabeth Hobbs/Carola Bauckholt — The Flounder
Rebecca Blöcher/Eva Reiter — Lickalike

Eni Brandner/Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS

Joanna Kożuch/Ying Wang — Music Box

Samantha Moore/Malin Bång — Bloomers

Vessela Dantcheva/Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch

Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine

Susi Jirkuff/Joanna Bailie — Measuring the Distance

Andrea Schneider/Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator/ Operator

Michelle Kranot/Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance


Concept: Sven Hartberger

Producers: Abigail Addison, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Fabian Driehorst, Zuzana Mistríková
Production Manager: Martin Repka
Music: Klangforum Wien
Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Sound design: Peter Böhm & Markus Urban
Music Mix: Mischa Janisch
Sound Mix: Georg Tomandl
Distribution: Fabian&Fred

www.happiness-machine.de
www.trickywomen.at

The artists on their works:
Happiness Machine – The Movies and the Compositions

Happiness Machine is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women.
Funded by Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery of Austria with special funding from the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Interfaces/Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The commissions to Iris ter Schiphorst, Malin Bång, Eva Reiter, Carola Bauckholt and Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri are funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

4 March 2019
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall AugenSchein Happiness Machine. 3 Hours of Bliss with the Klangforum Wien 10 x EA

Listening is the best means of providing a fresh insight into the seemingly unalterable. The international economic system is put on trial by music.


Matthias Meinharter — Tiki Tiki Men
Elizabeth Hobbs/Carola Bauckholt — The Flounder
Sven Hartberger
Rebecca Blöcher/Eva Reiter — Lickalike

Gerald Preinfalk
Eni Brandner/Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS

Vera Fischer
Joanna Kożuch/Ying Wang — Music Box

Andreea Dosa
Samantha Moore/Malin Bång — Bloomers


Vera Fischer
Vessela Dantcheva/Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch

Christoph Walder
Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine

Andreas Eberle
Susi Jirkuff/Joanna Bailie — Measuring the Distance

Mikael Rudolfsson
Andrea Schneider/Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator/ Operator

Anders Nyqvist
Michelle Kranot/Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance


Klangforum Wien
Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Staging: Jacqueline Kornmüller
Dramaturgy: Peter Wolf
Musical dramaturgy: Uli Fussenegger, Krassimir Sterev
Sound design: Peter Böhm & Markus Urban
Film projection: Martin Repka


Before the concert:
In the Ears of the Others or: how musicians listen to this, 6.30 p.m.

Subscription Series 2018/19
Appearances

The artists on their works:
Happiness Machine – The Movies and the Compositions

Happiness Machine is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women.
Funded by Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery of Austria with special funding from the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Interfaces/Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The commissions to Iris ter Schiphorst, Malin Bång, Eva Reiter, Carola Bauckholt and Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri are funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

The video projections for "Happiness Machine" were realized with the Isadora software programmed by Mark Coniglio.

8 February 2019
7 p.m.
Stuttgart, Theaterhaus/T1 Eclat Festival Happiness Machine. 3 Hours of Bliss with the Klangforum Wien 10 x UA

In ten animated films and ten new compositions, women artists of eleven European countries propose an alternative to the prevailing capitalist economic system.


Matthias Meinharter — Tiki Tiki Men
Elizabeth Hobbs/Carola Bauckholt — The Flounder
Sven Hartberger
Rebecca Blöcher/Eva Reiter — Lickalike

Gerald Preinfalk
Eni Brandner/Misato Mochizuki — PANTOPOS

Vera Fischer
Joanna Kożuch/Ying Wang — Music Box

Andreea Dosa
Samantha Moore/Malin Bång — Bloomers


Vera Fischer
Vessela Dantcheva/Electric Indigo — Hierarchy Glitch

Christoph Walder
Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine

Mikael Rudolfsson
Susi Jirkuff/Joanna Bailie — Measuring the Distance

Günther Bernhart
Andrea Schneider/Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri — Generator/ Operator

Andreas Eberle
Michelle Kranot/Iris ter Schiphorst — Suggestion of Least Resistance

Anders Nyqvist
Rebecca Saunders — Sole


Klangforum Wien
Musical direction: Konstantia Gourzi
Staging: Jacqueline Kornmüller
Dramaturgy: Peter Wolf
Musical dramaturgy: Uli Fussenegger, Krassimir Sterev
Sound design: Peter Böhm & Markus Urban
Film projection: Martin Repka


The artists on their works:
Happiness Machine – The Movies and the Compositions

Happiness Machine is a project of Klangforum Wien, Musik der Jahrhunderte and Amour Fou Vienna in cooperation with Tricky Women.
Funded by Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery of Austria with special funding from the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Interfaces/Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The commissions to Iris ter Schiphorst, Malin Bång, Eva Reiter, Carola Bauckholt and Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri are funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

The video projections for "Happiness Machine" were realized with the software Isadora programmed by Mark Coniglio.

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