With uncompromising persistence and against all trends in art, the author, painter and composer Gerhard Rühm has now been working doggedly for almost half a century on a work that already gained him the ironic honorific “Professor of border crossings” some years ago. This year’s steirischer herbst programme presents an example of how fervently Rühm has been searching with equal emphasis – both in the field of music and in literature and visual art – for adequate forms of expression that refer and relate to each other reciprocally.
The festival is rounded off with an evening of chansons that presents yet another facet of this multitalented artist, who has long advanced from a one-time enfant terrible to a modern classic.
Inauguration of steirischer herbst 2001
VISUELLE POESIE VISUELLE MUSIK
Gerhard Rühm concert
Am Anfang war der Laut