The Austria album was put together with field recordings and performances done in Austria back in 2009. It was an emotional and timely trip that provided revelations and closure for family mysteries of the past. You can hear much of that intimate journey in the audio.
Some of my sound collage work was chosen to represent climate change:
—Dear Mr. Fratzl,
I have the pleasure to inform you that your work “Perspective” has been selected by the Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre and the international jury convened by the Electronic Arts Research Centre (CEIArtE) of the National University of Tres de Febrero from Argentina, in the sound art miniatures “art! ⋈ climate” 2012-2013 contest. This work has been selected by the Climate Centre in the “Mosquitoes” category. The Climate Centre will be using and disseminating your work in a number of actions that could range from participative workshops or educational videos to collaborative learning games to improve the understanding and prevention of disasters.This contest was launched by CEIArtE aiming to collaborate with the Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre in their efforts to reduce the impact of the consequences caused by rapid climate change and extreme weather events, through various humanitarian actions.Thank you very much for participating in “art! ⋈ climate”.