What is a village, what is a province in the global context? What kind of community is created when a festival brings the whole world together? The “Klangspuren” (Traces of Sound) experiment began eighteen years ago in a building of the former “Austria Tabakwerke” (Austrian Tobacco Industries) in Schwaz in Tyrol. The aim was for children to pick up classical instruments and adults to break down their inhibitions to form a choir and instrumentalise their bodies. This documentary shows how it is possible to embed the difficult subject of “contemporary music” in local identity.