steirischer herbst ’71

Program Advisory Board

Festival dates

Posters for steirischer herbst were artistic contributions in their own right from the very beginning. However, while the first three posters were abstract, Karl Neubacher’s 1971 design was provocative due to its image of a fourfold self-portrait, each with only one sensory organ in an otherwise empty face. This year’s musikprotokoll was dedicated to an extensive retrospective on Hanns Eisler, which honored him as one of the most important Austrian composers of the 20th century, and the Oper Graz dedicated itself to the “gigantic task” of a mounting a production of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Die Teufel von Loudun (The Devils of Loudun), with a set designed by Ernst Fuchs.

trigon 71: Intermedia Urbana focused on the intermedial expansion of art in public space—of the 104 proposals submitted to the ideas competition, the jury nonetheless deemed none of them worthy of a prize. The Festival des chansons was new to the program of steirischer herbst. As a result of the legal and statute-related instability, 1971 was a critical year on the whole for steirischer herbst: Mayor Gustav Scherbaum cast doubt on the continued financial support of the festival by the City of Graz, whereupon Emil Breisach stipulated that the festival should distance itself from political entities—which happened some years later.


trigon 71

visual arts


festival des chansons


Festival opening

8.10., 10:00
Opening of steirischer herbst and trigon 71


Basilika Seckau

Festsaal der Pädagogischen Akademie Graz-Eggenberg

Festsaal der Stadtgemeinde Murau

Forum Stadtpark


Hotel Steirerhof


Neue Galerie Graz

Neue Galerie Graz, Pädagogische Akademie

Oper Graz


Schauspielhaus Graz

Schloss Eggenberg

Sporthalle der Hauptschule Weiz

Stefaniensaal (Grazer Kongress)


Universität Graz, Pädagogische Akademie, Schloss Eggenberg


Program booklet of steirischer herbst 1971: steirischer herbst executive secretary’s office, steirischer herbst ’71 (Graz: steirischer herbst executive secretary's office, 1971)

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Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, trigonpersonalaustellung 4. Josef Pillhofer (Graz: 1971)

Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, trigonpersonalausstellung 5. Rudolf Pointner (Graz: 1971)