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 24 hour performance comprised of music, theatre and dance, animated and documentary films, Klangforum Wien raises the question: How do we want to live?

Happiness Machine. 24 Hours of Bliss with the Klangforum Wien is asking, what a better life could look like. After a cineastic performance at the Theater an der Wien, artists and audience will proceed into a musical night of dreams at the Atelierhaus der Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, going on with a morning at the Gartenbaukino with films and talks and eventually set the highlight of this iquiry into current social and economic questions with a day at the Wiener Konzerthaus, where there will be a foto exhibition, debates and the world premiere of a new composition by Klangforum Wien.


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)

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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.

1 November 2019
8.30 p.m.
Athens, Cultural Onassis Centre Athen Happiness Machine. 24 Hours of Bliss with the Klangforum Wien

HAPPINESS MACHINE Animation Movies and Music

November 1, 2019

Aristotelis Hall, 8.30 pm

The Economy of the Common Good
Lecture and Q & A, with Christos Carras and Sven Hartberger

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

Konstantia Gourzi, musical direction
Peter Böhm & Markus Urban, sound design
Martin Repka, film projection

Aristotelis Hall, 11.00 pm

Liza Lim — Wild Winged One
Anders Nyqvist, trumpet

Stéphane Hessel — A word on the current economic system
Christian Felber — 2030. A short lecture

Clara Iannotta — Il colore dell’ombra

Dinner

November 2, 2019

Exhibition Hall, 1.00 am

Morton Feldman — For Philip Guston
Acousmatic music
James Tenney — Having never written a note for percussion

Lobby, 8.00 am

Breakfast

Upper stage/Christina Hall, 4.00 pm

Diatribe. Part I
N.N., The Big Error: An Analysis of the Economy for the Common Good
N.N., There is an alternative. Why our current economical system doesn’t work and cannot work

Aristotelis Hall, 5.30 pm

Georges Aperghis — Situations, une convivialité musicale

Exhibition Hall, 7.00 pm

Diatribe. Part II

The Knowledge of Economics. What exactly does this science know?
N.N., The moving narrow-mindedness of the economics
N.N., Obscurantism. The replacement of scientifically proven knowledge through pleasant opinions

Main Concert Hall, 8.30 pm

Ludwig van Beethoven — Diabelli-Variationen op. 120
Hans Zender — 33 Veränderungen über 33 Veränderungen

Joonas Ahonen, piano

Programme is subject to change.


With the kind support of

25 October 2019
6.30 p.m.
Vienna, Theater an der Wien, Atelierhaus der Akademie der bildenden Künste, Gartenbaukino, Wiener Konzerthaus 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

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


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

Atelierhaus der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien Prospekthof, October 25, 2019, 10.30 pm

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

Christian Felber 2030
Performance: Peter Wolf

Dinner

Atelierhaus der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, October 26, 2019, 00.00 am

ludum stellae
Karlheinz Stockhausen
— Zodiac Music Boxes / 12 melodies of the star signs (arranged by Mike Svoboda) for 2 Dancers
Dancers: Manaho Shimokava and Pavel Dudus


Morton Feldman — For Philip Guston
Acousmatic Music
James Tenney — Having Never Written a Note for Percussion

Gartenbaukino, October 26, 2019, 9.00 am (breakfast from 8.00 a.m.)

Ana Nedeljković/Hanna Hartman — The Happiness Machine
Michael Enger — Coffee to go. With the Taste of Eviction

Following a conversation with Melanie Ossberger, FIAN Österreich

Wiener Konzerthaus, Foyer, October 26, 2019, 11 am

Combo

Wiener Konzerthaus, Berio-Saal, 26. Oktober 2019

Markus Sepperer — Beriotopia

Wiener Konzerthaus, Schubert-Hall, October 26, 2019, 12 am

Diatribe. Part I
Jutta Hieronymus — A Good Life for Everyone
Peter Rosner — The Big Mistake

Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Hall, October 26, 2019, 1.30 am

Georges Aperghis — Situations

Conductor: Yalda Zamani

Wiener Konzerthaus, Schubert-Hall, October 26, 2019, 3 pm

Diatribe. Part II
Fred Luks — Of Knowledge and of Mine
Sven Hartberger — Science or Counter-Enlightenment?

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

Ludwig van Beethoven — Diabelli-Variationen op. 120
Hans Zender — 33 Veränderungen über 33 Veränderungen

Conductor: Yalda Zamani
Joonas Ahonen, piano

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.

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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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