Olaf Nicolai, Carillon

Carillon di Olaf Nicolai

Olaf Nicolai


Premiere performance: 05/05/2018, 11h
Finissage: 30/09/2018

The heart of Olaf Nicolai’s (1962, Halle/Saale, DE) project is a musical composition for cowbells that will be performed for the very first time in Museion – each cowbell is different and has its own unique sound. While this special concert is being played inside the museum, outside it the banks of the Talvera will play host to a small herd of cows. Once the performance is over, each bell will be attached to a cow, meaning that a freeform, random version of the concert will therefore continue throughout the summer in the alpine pastures around Bolzano, coming to a close at the end of the September with a musical walk.
The project links Museion to the agriculture of the surrounding area and the landscape, shaped by cultural and economic developments.

Also part of the project is a hiking map and an LP of the compositions.


Ph: Karl Zöggeler, courtesy Südtiroler Rinderzuchtverband