The MYTHOS MOZART exhibition introduces visitors to the life and work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the form of a state-of-the-art immersive experience.
The exhibition consists of five different rooms (‘Mozart’s world’). ‘REQUIEM – MOZART’S DEATH’, is filled with 1,500 candles created by the British-German designer Moritz Waldemeyer.
‘VIENNA 1791 – MOZART’S CITY’ is a tour through historical Vienna in the form of 360° projections that combines cityscapes with a balloon ride.
The third room, ‘WORLD MUSIC – MOZART‘S LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC’, is defined by interactive elements.‘GENIUS – MOZART COMPOSING’, allows visitors to enter Mozart’s creative mind in the form of thousands of synaptic connections framed by light and music.
In the final room, the LA-based new media artist Refik Anadol used artificial intelligence and millions of data points to create ‘MAGIC FLUTE – MOZART FOREVER’, an evocative world of fantastical imagery.
The soundscape for the experience was composed and re-arranged by MYTHOS MOZART’s Musical Director, Walter Werzowa.
The first preparations for the epic project began in 2019 and combined artistic and technical know-how of the highest calibre.
Vienna-based music and digital media expert Christoph Widauer was responsible for the concept, content and realisation of MYTHOS MOZART.
The Austrian company PKE Electronics GmbH took on the role of technical service provider and installer.PIXERA media server systems from AV Stumpfl were employed as the main video playback system. A total of eight PIXERA two, and three PIXERA one servers were installed to handle the amount of video content and data.
PKE Project Manager, Martin Nikendei commented on the use of PIXERA: “We do ask a lot of the servers, since our content updates can be rather large. My team and myself like the general interface philosophy very much; it is an intuitive and very reliable system.”
AV Stumpfl MD, Tobias Stumpfl said: “To be able to contribute to the successful realisation of an exhibition with such a quintessentially Austrian topic is particularly wonderful for an Austrian family business like ours. During my youth, I learned to play the violin, but only play the piano these days. To be able to make Mozart’s legacy come to life with PIXERA is a great honour.”
“We hope that this wonderful exhibition will help people from all over the world to discover and explore the myth that is Mozart in manifold ways. Mozart in Vienna with cutting-edge technology made in Austria is a dream come true for us as an Austrian manufacturer,” commented AV Stumpfl Global Marketing Advisor, Hans Christian Stucken.