March 10, 2022 Theresa Dlouhy

an artistic research project lead by Wei-Ya Lin and Johannes Kretz

sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund


Closing presentation at the Weltmuseum Wien on May 20, 2022

The Artistic Research Project Creative (Mis)Understandings is based on a collaboration between poet-singers of the indigenous Tao group from Taiwan and composers and sound creators trained in the tradition of European Art Music. The project aims to create strategies which on the one hand contribute to revitalizing Tao cultural practices in a sustainable way, and on the other hand redefine social roles of European, academically trained composers and sound creators.

As part of the „Long Night of Research (Lange Nacht der Forschung)“ we will present – in an extended happening – the encounter of culture and traditional songs of the Tao in performance-exhibition format. This includes performances of traditional Tao song and dance, compositions and improvisations transforming the songs into various contemporary contexts in styles of rock, experimental, European art music etc., complemented by sound and video installations. There will also be time for exchanges, meetings, dialogues with the audience, what may create a platform of sharing and encounters during this event.


Contributors on 5/20:

Voices of Lanyu – singers of the Tao community, Ensemble Extrakte Berlin, Band „Wild Thing“

Sandeep Bhagwati, Chiao-Hua Chang, Samu Gryllus, Johannes Kretz, Wei-Ya Lin, Wolfgang Liebhart, Si Pehbowen (Zheng Kuo), Siaman Vongayan (Chien-Ping Kuo), Ming Wang, Hui Ye



Already on April 19, 2020, there will be the opportunity to get a foretaste of the final presentation and to gain insights into the concepts and experiences of the team members at the Weltmuseum Wien.