solo, Tulln, Austria, 2007 (photo: B. Gal)








































Sound and Light Experience Stations in Public Space, 2007-

Since 2007, Bernhard Gal's intermedia installation has been presented in site-specific adaptations in Austria, Germany, and Slovakia.
Old phone booths are transformed into sound and light experience stations, offering an intersensorial experience within public space.
All windows are covered with colour and transparency films, resulting in changing light, translucency and mirror constellations,
depending on the time of the day.
The title solo refers to the intimacy of this situation – being inside a phone booth,
the visitors get confronted with their own perception and state of awareness. Each phone booth shows a designated colour, accompanied with
corresponding sound works by Bernhard Gál, often relating to architectural, historical and socio-cultural characteristics of the respective site.


Transformed phone booths, colour and transparency films, light sources, motion sensors, timers, audio system, loudspeakers

Previous presentations

Festival Sound City Days | Košice 2013 - European Capital of Culture, Kosice, September 2012
Sound Art Exhibition 'stadtklaenge | klangstaetten', Braunschweig, Germany; May - June 2009

Lakeside Science & Technology Park,
Klagenfurt, Austria, November 2008 - February 2009

Gutenbrunn, Austria
(light installation), November 2007 - September 2008
Musik aktuell 2007, Gutenbrunn, Austria, June - September 2007
Musik aktuell 2007, Tulln, Austria, June 2007

For further information about the site-specific installation solo (Kosice) see

solo is featured in Gal's Book & DVD video Zwischenbrücken, edition spce | Gromoga, Austria 2015.

























































































































solo - Conceptual Details

With solo, Bernhard Gal
continues his artistic investigation of the perceptual potential and interactions of sound and light.

For other related works see a.o. RGB (2001), Klangbojen (2003), becuadro (2008), mil águas (2009), Sterngucker (2011)

The title of this installation does not refer to a solo performer, but to the intimacy of the percipient
– used phone booths are turned into such spaces, offering a rather private experience within the public sphere.
The visitors get confronted with their own perception and awareness.

Each phone booth displays a designated colour, for these four light spaces in red, green, blue, and violet Bernhard Gal
created corresponding musical compositions. The windows of the phone booths are covered with colour and transparency films,
resulting in different light and translucency constellations, depending on the time of the day.

The installation was realized with used phone booths kindly being provided by the Austrian phone company Telekom Austria.

Production details of the premiere presentations in 2007

1. Musik aktuell 2007, Tulln (Rathausplatz) June 2007, produced by Musikfabrik Niederoesterreich
Musik aktuell 2007, Gutenbrunn, July - October 2007, produced by Kulturinitiative Weinsbergerwald
Technical Director: Günther Bernhart
Supported by Musik aktuell 2007 and Telekom Austria.

Production details of the presentations 2008-2009

Klagenfurt - Lakeside Science & Technology Park, Austria; Nov. 7th, 2008 – Feb. 2nd, 2009
Producer: UNIKUM, Klagenfurt

Braunschweig – Part of the project 'stadtklaenge | klangstaetten', Lessingplatz; May 5th – June 28th, 2009
Producer: Allgemeiner Konsumverein, Braunschweig


mp3-excerpt 4 (red)
Press info (pdf file)
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solo - Light installation, Gutenbrunn, Austria, 2007, photo: Dieter Juster

[ solo (light installation), Gutenbrunn, Austria, October 2007 - October 2008, photo: D. Juster ]