small forms




“Desire and love act at cross purposes. love is a net cast on eternity, desire is a stratagem to be spared the chores of net weaving.

True to their nature, love would strive to perpetuate the desire. Desire, on the other hand, would shun love’s shackles.”

― Zygmunt Bauman, Liquid Love: On the Frailty of Human Bonds.

Gitarrist und Komponist Burkhard Stangl, composer/performer, versteht sich als musikalischer Konzeptkünstler, der im Feld der freien Improvisation, Elektronik sowie der zeitgenössischen neuen Musik arbeitet. Für ihn ist die Nähe zur bildenden Kunst, zum Film/Video, zur Literatur und Architektur wesentlich, diese Schwesterkünste grundieren sein Werk und Wirken. Er hat über 100 Tonträger und drei Bücher veröffentlicht. Zuletzt: chesterfield (Castelló/Stangl): consuelo, mikroton records 2018(CD). Upcoming: Burkhard Stangl: Zwölf, Gitarre Solo, Bocian Records 2018 (LP). Lebt in Wien.

Isabella Forciniti is a Vienna based sound artist from Italy. Her work maneuvers within tensions evoked by the substantial aspects of sound and improvised music. Her intention is to explore deliberate states of sounds through examining relationships among interwoven sound surroundings, informal practice as well as their intrinsic abilities. Her work thrives to release streams of thoughts at the margins of the unknown.

She has created works for Austria’s radio station Ö1, such as for the art program Kunstradio and Radiokolleg. Isabella Forciniti has also gained experience with movies during her work with Kubelka’s „Arnulf Rainer“ film strips and scoring gender-critical silent movies from the early 20th century. She participated in workshops by Elliott Sharp, Tomomi Adachi, Antye Greie-Ripatti and Cedrik Fermont, among others.

Isabella Forciniti cooperated with Martin Siewert, Burkhard Stangl, Ingrid Schmoliner, Katharina Klement, Patrick K.H., Joni Void, Ryoko Akama as well as other artists. Forciniti was invited to different music festivals such as Wien Modern (AT), Time in Music (FI), Sonic Territories (AT), Klangfestival (AT), Literaturfestival-Schlierbach (AT) and Darmstädter Ferienkurse (GER). 

She holds a degree in communication sciences focused on sociology and multimedia. In 2019 she finished the university program Computer Music and Electronic Media (ELAK) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Currently she studies computer music and composition at the Anton Bruckner Private University focussing on digital music performance and improvised music

ArtWork by Martin Kollmann
Recorded in May 2018 at Château Rouge Vienna