The opening week in April with exhibition opening, concerts and dialogue could not take place due to the corona lockdown. An occasion for us to end this extraordinary INN SITU project with a finissage in the BTV Stadtforum.

R.E.T Brass Band

Two short concerts in response to the exhibition of 30 minutes each.

The artistic director of R.E.T. uses the special acoustics of the foyer and concert hall in the BTV Stadtforum for a special sound experience.

For everyone interested:
Guided tour of the exhibition before the concert with the two Spanish reporters Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril and the artistic director Hans-Joachim Gögl. The tour takes place in English.

Finissage on Friday, August 7, 2020

  • 5 p.m. guided tour through the exhibition
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  • 6 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. concert with R.E.T. Brass Band
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  • 7 p.m. guided tour through the exhibition
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  • 8 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Concert with R.E.T. Brass Band
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This time we have a limited number of seats and look forward to your registration for the concerts and guided tours.

Please comply with the applicable distance rules and bring mouth-nose protection.

Admission to all events is free.


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INN SITU – music and photography in dialogue

For the INN SITU series, we invite international photographers to the region to develop a new exhibition that reflects their encounters with Tyrol and Vorarlberg twice a year. At the same time, for each exhibition we invite outstanding musicians and composers from Tyrol and Vorarlberg to stage a new concert which resonates with the photographer and his or her work. R.E.T. Brass Band, conducted by Andreas Lackner, will prepare a programme resonating with the graphic novel on the border between North and South Tyrol by Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril. The region has a vibrant brass music tradition of excellent quality in both the north and the south. R.E.T. Brass Band stands among the leading ensembles of this music genre.

This time the concert format in response to the graphic novel over the border between North and South Tyrol was taken over by the R.E.T Brass Band under the direction of Andreas Lackner. The region has a lively brass music tradition of exquisite quality in both the north and south. The R.E.T. Brass Band is one of the leading orchestras in this genre

Due to the corona virus situation, we had to cancel the concerts scheduled for April 1st and 2nd, 2020.

Three formations, three locations

The dramaturgical response to crossing borders in the exhibition by Artistic Director Andreas Lackner is captivating: in the course of the concert, R.E.T. Brass Band moves through three locations in three different formations. The programme starts with a short concert in the square in front of BTV Stadtforum with all members of the roughly thirty-strong band. Later, there is a smaller ensemble in the building’s foyer, and finally a fading-out in the form of a chamber music quintet in Ton Halle.

R.E.T. Brass Band

Founded in January 2014, this Tyrolean band has set out to perform sophisticated brass band literature at the highest level. Already in the first year of its foundation, the ensemble won its first Austrian brass band competition and represented Austria on a European competitive level. Moreover, it is important to R.E.T. Brass Band to promote young professional brass players in Tyrol. To this end, the Alpine Brass Band Academy was founded. Approximately 50 children and young people immerse in the brass band world on the grounds of Stams Abbey every summer. In 2019, the young musicians of R.E.T. Brass Band brought the European Brass Band Championship title from Montreux to Austria.

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Andreas Lackner,
Artistic Director

All image rights are with the represented or the photographer: Andreas Schretthauser, Werner Kmetitsch.