About the Lichtfestival
From 27 December 2021 to 30 January 2022, the audiovisual production “The Voice of a Fortress” is about more than just visual and acoustic experiences at the Kufstein Fortress. In the truest sense of the word, it raises its voice, takes visitors on a multimedia tour through its eventful history and creates impulses to learn from the past. The castle breaks its silence. And it’s not just a voice, it’s going to be a surprising multimedia experience. The “Light Festival – The Voice of a Fortress” offers visitors an unusual, multi-sensual experience. “The castle takes interested people by the hand, guides them on a tour of particularly important and emotional places and lets them share the lessons of history”, says Kufstein’s concept developer Klaus Reitberger, describing the approximately 50-minute audiovisual foray through the fortress. The Viennese agency Lumine Projections is responsible for the technical implementation, which specializes in large-format panoramic projections and 3D video mappings adapted to the architecture, with which buildings and spaces are artistically staged.
Concept and Script
Klaus Reitberger About the person: Born in Kufstein, studied physicist and philosopher, well-known theatre maker and author, municipal councilor and cultural consultant. More information: klaus-reitberger. com”When I was asked to come up with a narrative for the light festival at the Kufstein fortress, it was clear to me that I didn’t want to create an artificial story for our castle. Reality is fascinating enough. Our castle is a complex structure of rocks, walls and rocks that is up to 1000 years old. What has happened around it in all that time? Could the castle speak, it knows a lot to tell. So let’s give it a voice! As a timeless observer, as a compassionate witness of the centuries, the castle speaks to us humans as part of the Festival of Light. It tells us about the changes that have taken place in the city and country around it. In large-scale projections, accompanied by organ music, the castle takes us on a journey through the past into the future. In this way it gives us hope and confidence, but also awakens a spirit of departure and courage to change. Our light festival “The Voice of a Fortress” an emotional departure into the new calendar year. “
The Castle and her Voice
Well-known Voice Actor lends her Voice to the Castle.
As "Voice of the Castle" we found a truly fascinating Voice, who be familiar to many visitors. She is known as the German Voice of Hollywood Celebrities and Screen-Legends: Regina Lemnitz.
Sience-Fiction Fans know her as the Voice of Guinan in Combination woth Captain Picard on board of the Enterprise or as Maz Kanata in the new Star Wars Trilogy. Those who like Comedy will be reminded of the Singer Doloris in the Blockbuster "Sister Act". The Main Character Celie Johnson in Spielbergs masterpiece "The Color Lilac" or Molly Brown on the sinking Titanic - all these filmcharacters, portraied by Hollywood Celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg or Kathy Bates do share more than the German Voice Actress. All of them radiate a certain wordly wisdom and trust.
Therefor Regina Lemnitz is the perfect Cast as storyteller - also in the eyes of the Creative Team - Kufsteins Klaus Reitberger and the Viennese Creative-Company Lumine Projections. She portrays the Fortress as sympathetic Contemporary withness and empathic companion of the people in the cross-border region between Bavaria and Tyrol.
The Hero's-Organ and her Organist
The hero’s organ is played every day at noon over Kufstein and can be heard in appropriate weather conditions as far as neighbouring Bavaria and the peaks of the Kaisergebirge. Johannes Berger, curator of the Hero Organ Kufstein, has come up with something very special for the light festival.
About the Event
Organizer is Standortmarketing Kufstein GmbH
The core project team is composed as follows:
Project Management, Finance: Thomas Ebner, Standortmarketing
Stv. Project Management, Interfaces: Sabine Mair, Tourismusverband Kufsteinerland
Event Management Processes: Birgit Berger, Standortmarketing / City of Kufstein
Event Management Locations: Emanuel Präauer / Thomas Holzer, Fortress Kufstein
Event Management Technology: Gabriel Hirner, TR Events
Communication: Lena Landwehr, Standortmarketing
Artistic Direction: Klaus Reitberger
Project Management and Assistant: Katharina Reisinger, Standortmarketing
Project Sponsors and Partners
City of Kufstein Tourismusverband Kufsteinerland
Künstlerischer und technischer Umsetzungspartner
Artistic and technical implementation partner