A Thousand Fuegos & Squalloscope
Heiligenstädter Kirche St. Michael, 2012
It was about time to catch up again with two inspiring Vienna-based artists. Some years have passed since we’ve last filmed and . Both musicians have been quite active since then and one of them has also founded a new music project with the euphonious name Squalloscope. On the occasion of their new album releases „The Treachery Of Things“ and „Soft Invasions“ the two artists gather at an impressive and traditional place for music: a church! In the imposing nave every sound is accompanied by a reverb that Anna and Matthias are tapping into their performance. Under colourful shafts of sunlight in front of the altar they combine A Thousand Fuegos’ „All We Get Is Everything“ with Alicia Keys’ „No One“ and continue with Squalloscope’s „Dust“ on a kid’s play-carpet encircled by soft toys.
Heiligenstädter Kirche St. Michael
We hardly ever get out of the city to Vienna’s 19th district, Döbling even though it is beautifully located next to the Wienerwald and has a long tradition of winegrowing. With its grand mansions it is a rather rich neighbourhood, yet with Karl-Marx-Hof also one of the biggest and best known Gemeindebauten is situated here. However, this time we are not coming to Döbling for a filming session at a Heuriger but for one at St. Michael’s Kirche in Heiligenstadt. The former Gothic church got destroyed during the Ottoman wars and was refurbished in the Baroque style in 1723. Yet at the end of the 19th century the building was so derelict that it had to be rebuild and thus finally turned out neo-Gothic. For a Catholic church the church appears pleasantly puristic, so that your attention is immediately attracted by the imposing altar illuminated through the stained-glass windows.