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The Invisible Band

August 19, 2020
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Our durational installation, Minute/Year, is currently installed in bb15, in Linz, Austria, for the whole of 2020. Accompanying the work throughout 2020, there has been an ongoing program of events—interventions, micro-concerts, open minutes, and more—organised and curated by Gabriela Gordillo. The latest intervention in this series, The Invisible Band, occurred from August 3. to 9., at bb15.

To create this intervention, Gabriela invited seven different artists and improvisers to each be present in bb15 over the course of a week, one per day, and to each add a layer to Minute/Year in turn, each evening at 20:20.

This intervention allowed for a time-stretched collaborative process to unfurl over seven days—a form of distanced improvisation, in a year of enforced distance. Despite this spatial and temporal distance, The Invisible Band created a point of encounter between the participants in the resonance of layered sound. The story was being written each day, as the event occurred.


The first step in this process was undertaken by Adriana Torres Topaga, on Monday, 3. August.


Grid of images from The Invisible Band at bb15, August 2020
Daily glimpses of The Invisible Band at bb15, August 2020

The Invisible Band · Day 1
20:20 · Monday, 3. August, 2020 — Day 216, Minute/Year 2020 · bb15, Linz
Adriana Torres Topaga · Voice


Adriana Torres Topaga is a visual artist and designer based on Linz, Austria, and born in Bogotá, Colombia.

The Invisible Band, Day 1 (spectrogram and recording)
20:20 · Monday, 3. August, 2020 (Day 216, Minute/Year 2020) · bb15, Linz — Adriana Torres Topaga · Voice
The Invisible Band · Day 1 recording · Adriana Torres Topaga
The Invisible Band · Day 1 recording · Adriana Torres Topaga
The Invisible Band · Notes, day 1 · Adriana Torres Topaga

The Invisible Band · Day 2
20:20 · Tuesday, 4. August, 2020 — Day 217, Minute/Year 2020 · bb15, Linz
Gerald Harringer · Melodica played through “Spider-Man” mask


Gerald Harringer is a freelance writer, director and cultural worker, living and working in Linz.

The Invisible Band, Day 2 (spectrogram and recording)
20:20 · Tuesday, 4. August, 2020 (Day 217, Minute/Year 2020) · bb15, Linz — Gerald Harringer · Melodica played through “Spider-Man” mask
The Invisible Band · Day 2 recording · Gerald Harringer
The Invisible Band · Day 2 recording · Gerald Harringer
The Invisible Band · Day 2 recording · Notes by Gerald Harringer
The Invisible Band · Day 2 recording · Notes by Gerald Harringer

The Invisible Band · Day 3 — 20:20 · Wednesday, 5. August, 2020
Day 218, Minute/Year 2020 · bb15, Linz
Sam Bunn · Voice, objects, guitar (excerpt from ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston, sound of pop bottle opening, leafed pages from Critique of Everyday Life by Henri Lefebvre, book smashing FPÖ Jugend free sunglasses, E string of nylon-stringed acoustic guitar, ballpoint pen on guitar body)


Sam Bunn is an artist and independent scholar, working between installation, performance, and film to explore a missing strand of popular storytelling, the eutopian narrative. Focused on trying to imagine a more shared socio-political global norm, his practice is based on an experimental approach to making, and regularly involves working with others.

The Invisible Band, Day 3 (spectrogram and recording)
20:20 · Wednesday, 5. August, 2020 (Day 218, Minute/Year 2020) · bb15, Linz — Sam Bunn · Voice, objects, guitar
The Invisible Band · Day 3 recording · Sam Bunn
The Invisible Band · Day 3 recording · Sam Bunn
The Invisible Band · Day 3 notes · Sam Bunn
The Invisible Band · Day 3 notes · Sam Bunn

The Invisible Band · Day 4 — 20:20 · Thursday, 6. August, 2020
Day 219, Minute/Year 2020 · bb15, Linz
Aimilia Liontou and GG · Bike-guitar four-hands


Aimilia Liontou was born in Athens in 1991. She lives between Athens, Greece, and Linz, Austria.

The Invisible Band, Day 4 (spectrogram and recording)
20:20 · Thursday, 6. August, 2020 (Day 219, Minute/Year 2020) · bb15, Linz — Aimilia Liontou and GG · Bike-guitar four-hands
The Invisible Band · Day 4 recording · Aimilia Liontou and GG
The Invisible Band · Day 4 recording · Aimilia Liontou and GG
The Invisible Band · Day 3 notes · Aimilia Liontou and GG
The Invisible Band · Day 4 notes · Aimilia Liontou and GG

The Invisible Band · Day 5 — 20:20 · Friday, 7. August, 2020
Day 220, Minute/Year 2020 · bb15, Linz
Aron Hollinger · Electric guitar


The Invisible Band, Day 5 (spectrogram and recording)
20:20 · Friday, 7. August, 2020 (Day 220, Minute/Year 2020) · bb15, Linz — Aron Hollinger · Electric guitar
The Invisible Band · Day 5 recording · Aron Hollinger
The Invisible Band · Day 5 recording · Aron Hollinger
The Invisible Band · Day 5 notes · Aron Hollinger
The Invisible Band · Day 5 notes · Aron Hollinger

The Invisible Band · Day 6 — 20:20 · Saturday, 8. August, 2020
Day 221, Minute/Year 2020 · bb15, Linz
Rosa Fürpass-Netočný · Voice


The Invisible Band, Day 6 (spectrogram and recording)
20:20 · Saturday, 8. August, 2020 (Day 221, Minute/Year 2020) · bb15, Linz — Rosa Fürpass-Netočný · Voice
The Invisible Band · Day 6 recording · Rosa Fürpass-Netočný
The Invisible Band · Day 6 recording · Rosa Fürpass-Netočný
The Invisible Band · Day 6 notes · Rosa Fürpass-Netočný
The Invisible Band · Day 6 notes · Rosa Fürpass-Netočný

The Invisible Band · Day 7 — 20:20 · Sunday, 9. August, 2020
Day 222, Minute/Year 2020 · bb15, Linz
Christopher Haritzer · Bass clarinet (and dishwasher)

The Invisible Band, Day 7 (spectrogram and recording)
20:20 · Sunday, 9. August, 2020 (Day 222, Minute/Year 2020) · bb15, Linz — Christopher Haritzer · Bass clarinet (and dishwasher)
The Invisible Band · Day 7 recording · Christopher Haritzer
The Invisible Band · Day 7 recording · Christopher Haritzer
The Invisible Band · Day 7 notes · Christopher Haritzer
The Invisible Band · Day 7 notes · Christopher Haritzer

Christopher Haritzer provided the final layer of the process, combining intentional bass clarinet and unintentional dishwasher sounds, in the evening of Sunday, 9. August in bb15.


These were the traces created by The Invisible Band. We’re grateful to Gabriela for organising and overseeing the entire process, and of course to Adriana Torres Topaga, Gerald Harringer, Sam Bunn, Aimilia Liontou and GG, Aron Hollinger, Rosa Fürpass-Netočný, and Christopher Haritzer.


Here are all the days, combined, as a single one-minute video:


From today, this particular week-long intervention will begin to fade into the quietness of the late-summer bb15 space—somewhat similarly to its predecessor, Remote Voices, back in April 2020.

For more on Gabriela Gordillo’s work, take a look at her website here.

Below is the grid of the set of spectrograms created throughout the course of The Invisible Band.


The Invisible Band · All spectrograms, combined grid view