Towering Silence was created by Ingrid Schmoliner and Adam Pultz Melbye. The work was commissioned by Wien Modern and premiered on November 1st, 2021 in Kasematten—an underground medieval munitions storage in the centre of Vienna. It can be fitted to accommodate other large spaces.
The 12-channel work consists of two parts; a 40-minute sound installation and a 60-minute concert.


Ingrid Schmoliner: voice and electronics
Adam Pultz Melbye: FAAB (feedback-actuated augmented bass), electronics and audio programming
Composed by Ingrid Schmoliner and Adam Pultz Melbye
Commissioned by Wien Modern, 2021
Alexander Yannilos: live sound technician
Kira David: project coordinator
Markus Wallner: assistant sound technician
Gerd Schneider: light
Kevin Rieseneder: film documentation

Andrew Choate: additional text and voice

Towering Silence was premiered at Wien Modern, November 1st, 2021
Location: Kasematten – Palais Coburg, Vienna

Thank you to Bernhard Günther and the team at Wien Modern