Christoph W. Band
we are all connected… making the invisible visible
"Mental Health in an Unequal World" World Mental Health day , Oct 2021 “Good mental health is critical to the functioning of society at the best of times. It must be front and centre of every country’s response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.” United...
Christoph Band presented his living art installation „Mozart Doorsill 358“ as part of his exhibition „Morphic Fields“ at the Nagarro Art Forum 2016 and inspired our visitors. With his art, Christoph creates connections in all directions – connecting elements between people across all borders, but also the connection to a historical legacy, that tells a story for itself. The intensive exchange with people interested in art makes the connecting elements of a global society tangible and palpable. ”
I was very happy that the artist Christoph Band installed the “Mozart doorsill” 2013 at our Kultursalon Wasserzeile in Klosterneuburg Austria – famous for its monthly chamber concerts. For me as a composer its an everydays impuls and impact for me and my work.
The mystical number 358 assigned by Christoph Band can be interpreted in different ways. As a composer the number 358 established a connection between me and Mozart as a composer and musician – 3 corresponding to the 3rd letter of the alphabet , E to the 5th and 8 the symbol of infinity – the universal language.
It was a mystical symbiosis:
Christoph Band’s inspiring installation „Mozart Doorsill 358“ in the MuTh (concert hall of the Vienna Boys‘ Choir) and Mozart’s last chamber music work KV 617 for the Franklin glass harmonica.
Mozart’s doorsill vibrated in total harmony !
It is wonderful that Mozart doorsill 358 was exhibited for a few months in the Palais Palffy Vienna in the Figaro Hall.
In 1762 there was a splendid performance by six-year-old Mozart with his sister Nannerl before the Empress Maria Theresia and the elector of Bavaria. The hundreds of visitors and musicians of our Mozart concerts were very interested in this unique symbol of Austrian history.
UNESCO has a unique role to play in strengthening the foundations of lasting peace and equitable and sustainable development. Advancing cooperation in education, the sciences, culture, communication and information holds strategic stakes at a time when societies across the world face the rising pressures of change and the international community faces new challenges.“ Austrian artist, Christoph W. Band provokes exploration of the inter-connectedness of these challenges through his art. It can be a deeply disturbing as well as therapeutic experience to dive deep into the apparent child-like simplicity of his characteristic squiggles – into the collective consciousness, the cloud, the Akashic records we are co-creating.