Reservoir – Festival for Experimental Music and Media Arts

Reservoir is a festival dedicated to experimental music and media arts at the Linachtalsperre (Linach Dam) in the Black Forest, organized by the Faculty of Digital Media of the Hochschule Furtwangen University in cooperation with the Kulturverein Global Forest. The Trossingen University of Music and the Landeszentrum MUSIK–DESIGN–PERFORMANCE have been intensively involved in the programming of the first edition in 2019 as partners of the festival.

After a successful premiere in 2019, a continuation of Reservoir is planned. The Landeszentrum MUSIK–DESIGN–PERFORMANCE will continue to participate intensively in the festival for experimental music and media art as a cooperation partner.

Further information on Reservoir, Festival for Experimental Music and Media Art will soon be published on this page.

Review 2019

On Saturday, 20 July 2019, the first edition of Reservoir, Festival for Experimental Music and Media Art took place at the Linachtalsperre in the middle of the Black Forest.

More than 100 years after the electric revolution, the Linach Dam – an extraordinary piece of architecture from the 1920s spanning the idyllic valley of the Linach creek at 143 meters – became the setting and resource of a festival for electric, electronic and digital arts. The evening program featured a selection of international artists performing electroacoustic music accompanied after sunset by projection mapping onto the dam. Since the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing module on the lunar surface took place at 10:17 pm on the night of the festival, this first edition of the festival was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

In the afternoon, the first edition of the festival began with a program of audiovisual installations and concerts, with free admission to the dam site. The Trossingen University of Music and the Landeszentrum MUSIK–DESIGN–PERFORMANCE installed the Trossinger Klangpavillon on the festival grounds. Sounds can be placed anywhere around the listener amidst the dome-shaped loudspeakers of the new Klangpavillon. The listener no longer perceives the sound frontally, but is enveloped by a complex immersive sound environment in which sounds move continuously and can lend even very abstract sounds an emotional gesture and spatial presence. The round tent construction of the Klangpavillon is equipped with 31 loudspeakers and a vibration channel (floor shaker) is built into the wooden floor.

Trossingen students from the Musikdesign course, from classical instrumental disciplines and from the Music & Movement department presented spatial sound compositions and performances in the Klangpavillon.

Program In The Trossingen Klangpavillon

Push & Pull, 9 min
TROLL Trossinger Laptop Ensemble, Leitung: Raphael Lott
Davide Bronder, Henry Brandstetter, Jens Haag, Luis Brunner, Jonas Lackmann
Naturtrompeten: Richard Gonzales, Jakob Karg, Lisa Werner

Chamber Noise, 15 min Ondrej Adamek
Kontrabass: Zacharias Fasshauer,
Cello: Anabel Kiraly

Dampfer, 3 min (2019)
Aaron Hammermeister

I’m Recording, 4.08 min
Davide Bronder & Jakob Walter

No Gravity, 9 min
Henry Brandstetter

Tiefes Gitter der Trockenheit, 2 min (2019)
Jonas Kröhnert

Lifetimelapse, 5 min (2019)
Komposition, Bass, Percussion: Ori Zylberstein, Henry Brandstetter

The Blue Machine, 8 min
Bass, Computer: Ori Zylbershtain

Künstlerisches Live Set, 15 min
Daniel de Jong alias Aron Stadtler

Trossingen Contribution On The Main Stage

Klanggewebe Iteration II, 8 min
Alexej Wieber
Quadraphonic Audio mit live Projektion


Technik: Joachim Goßmann
Organisation: Sven Reisch, Ludger Brümmer