In the Wörthersee in Austria, the lake shore is 83% occupied by private residences. The project, located on a campus for the Vienna Boys Choirs, uses the water as a sound facilitator to reclaim public access to the lake. The horn can face the land distributing the sound to an audience on the Wiener Sangerknaben semi-public plot, or rotate and face the lake spreading the sound to ‘accidental’ listeners around the lake.

The sound canon becomes an amplifier of the local music culture, providing an interaction point between the choir campus, local musicians, and the public. Performed as a ritual, the sound canon contributes to the soundscape of Wörthersee and allows musical experimentation.


Collaboration with AAnanotourism Visiting School
Photo credits: Paul Sebesta and Jakob Travnik