Tibor Hajas (1946-1980): W. A. Mozart: "HAFFNER" SYMPHONY (1976?)
The East-German RTF factory produced a radio in 1956 with the brand name Havel, which functioned on three bands: short-wave, long-wave and FM. The black-and-white photo of this radio received its title from Tibor Hajas, who - by this verbal gesture - transformed a visual trace of memory into an auditory one.
"Photography is the death-cult of the twentieth century.
In the city of Salzburg, in the families of both the aristocracy and the rich upper middle class, no birthday, name-day or wedding could pass without a serenade; even the end of academic years were celebrated with newly composed serenades. In July 1776, Mozart was commissioned to compose a serenade for the wedding of Elisabeth, the daughter of Salzburg's mayor, Siegmund Haffner. Seven years later, Mozart asked for the return of this serenade, which also included a march, for a performance in Vienna. He revised this piece, omitting the march (together with a minuet), so that the composition thus reduced to four movements was performed as a symphony.
sound of the acoustic space-installation