Artist
Title
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Description
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AUINGER, Sam

(Austrian)

Sam Auinger, born in 1956, lives and works as a composer in Berlin and Linz. He occupies himself with composition, installation, computer music, sound design and psychoacoustics. He has a long-standing cooperation with Bruce Odland (O+A), the bassist and composer Hannes Strobl (tamtam) and the architect Dietmar Offenhuber (Stadtmusik).

Sam Auinger has received numerous scholarships and awards, including the Cultural Award of the City of Linz in 2002, and the SKE Publicity Prize in 2007. In 1997 he was a guest of the DAAD Berlin Artists Programme, he was a scholarship holder at the Cité International des Arts in Paris in 2008/2009 and "Bonn City Sound Artist 2010". In 2012 he received a honorable mention at the Prix Ars Electronica together with Bruce Odland (O+A).

In addition to his artistic activity, he is since 2009 'Visiting Professor for experimental sound design' as part of the 'Sound Studies' master's program at Berlin University of the Arts.


STROBL, Hannes

(Austrian)

Hannes Strobl is a bass player and composer, born in 1966, who lives in Berlin. The starting point for his music is the sound-based potential of the electric bass. Focus of his work on the instrument as well as his compositional work in recent years, has been in particular in the forms of musical expression against the background of the urban world of sounds. Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl work together as a duo under the name TAMTAMCLUB.


10439 Berlin
2004
00:53:02
Description

"Berlin is not a city of dreams, too loud, too rough, too much energy!", according to the two musicians Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl. Originally from Austria, both of them have lived in Berlin for a long time, the last three years in the district of Prenzlauer Berg. For six months, the musicians listened into their city more closely, captured sounds which usually pass us all by unnoticed, and conducted a very special kind of field research into urban rhythms and city sounds. The result was a completely subjective view of Berlin and also the realisation that the border between East and West is still recognisable, particularly through the sound of the road surface.

Deutschlandradio
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BERGER, Ludwig

(German)

Ludwig Berger was born in 1986 in Bad Bergzabern, Germany and was raised near Wissembourg, France. In 2012 he received a Master’s degree with distinction in musicology, art history and literature from the Eichstätt-Ingolstadt University (Germany). While studying there he began composing music for film and theatre and performed spokenword-projects throughout Europe. In this context he was awarded a “Netzresidenz” from the Literaturhaus Bremen and the “Poetry-Clip Prize” from the 3Sat / ZDF Theatre Channel. He is currently studying electroacoustic composition under the direction of Robin Minard at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar (Germany).


1959
2012
00:19:59
Description

1959 sounds out the relationship between recording and remembering,

between the fixed time of the medium and the fluent time of memory.

Different scenes and reflections gel in an in a “theatre of the past that is

constituted by memory” (Gaston Bachelard).

The composition includes sounds of a harp, a piano, flute, electronics,

cassettes, telephones, wind, water, my family, my family home, my

hometown and Henry Purcell. The recordings were taken the past

six years and the first eight years of my life.

The piece came into being in the second half of 2012 and was composed

inbetween moving from my old apartment in Erfurt and my new

apartment in Weimar, at my family home in Alsace und the SeaM studio

in Weimar.

Harp: Veronika Ehrensperger.

The work is dedicated to the memory of my mother (born 1959).

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


280, Rhône
2002
00:13:34
Atelier Kaye Mortley
ISHIGAMI, Kazuya

(Japanese)

Kazuya Ishigami, born in Osaka in 1972, is a composer, sound artist and sound engineer, who lives and works in Europe and Japan. Since 1997 he has worked intensively with "Noise Music" and is a member of the worldwide "Noise" movement. He became known through his performances for "Acte Kobe" in Marseille in 1999 and in Berne in 2000, as well as through his work with Johannes Sistermanns. Ishigami's compositions alternate between contemplative spirituality, personal emotionality and political sarcasm. What these pieces have in common is his radical aesthetic of sound and his feeling for suggestive sound pictures which are beyond all categories. Kazuya Ishigami has his own label "NEUS-318", which represents various artists.


2nd 49
2006
00:49:48
Description

"2nd 49" is a speech-sound composition, in which Kazuya Ishigami comes to grips with a very personal experience – the death of his father. 14 years would pass before he could listen to his father's voice on tape without difficulty and could create a composition with it. The Buddhist "Tibetan Book of the Dead" teaches that the transition between death and rebirth takes 49 days. Ishigami reconstructs this cycle of 7 x 7 days once again to music: His composition is as a result structured by the number 49. 49 music tracks of sounds and voices – prayers and original sound recordings on tape – are consistently divided into time periods lasting 0.49 secs., 4.9 secs., 49 secs., and 49.49 minutes. A performance in thoughts of a man on his way from his past life into his new life.

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BECKER Hannes

(German)

 


VORKEFELD Julia

(German)

 


31 mechanische Tiere treten auf
2011
00:03:37
Description

 

Experimentelles Radio
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DUMAS, Chantal

(Canadian)

Chantal Dumas, born in Quebec in 1959, sound artist, composer and author of radio plays. She has won a number of awards including the Hungarian Sound Art Prize EAR 1997 and the French Prix Phonurgia Nova in 1997 and 2001. "Les petits riens" was awarded the Prix Bohemia 2010.


40° Nord – 73° West
2012
51'23
Description

The city of New York was both home and laboratory for John Cage. The composer found plenty of like-minded people and stimuli for his radical innovations in the exuberant art scene.
The Canadian sound artist Chantal Dumas follows John Cage's traces in the Big Apple. While doing so she combines the background noises of his places of activity with the sounds of his favoured instruments: Piano, turntables, voice and percussion blend as if by chance into the sound image of the city.

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BOSETTI, Alessandro

(Italian)

Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan in 1973. He lives in Berlin, the USA and Italy, and works as a musician, writer for radio, composer and sound artist. Many of his works deal with the sounds, irregularities and "errors" of speaking and translating. Most recently he was awarded the Phonurgia Nova prize 2012 for his composition “636″ (RTBF 2010) and the IDAF prize 2013 for his performance “Mask Mirror” an instrument and software that reorganizes speech for musical purposes enacting an electronic ventriloquism.


636
2012
00:24:44
Description

 

Prix Phonurgia Nova
BEHRENS, Marc

(German)

Marc Behrens was born in 1970 in Darmstadt. His works mainly consist of concrete electronic music, installations, the occasional photograph or video. Recent activities include field recording trips to remote western China and the Amazon rainforest, founding an incorporated company as a social art work, and staging a rite of passage for an investment banker.

Awards

  • 2013 Atmosphären, ZKM | Institut für Musik und Akustik, Karlsruhe
  • 2010 Production Prize from WDR 3 Kulturradio (as part of the German Sound Art Award 2010)
  • 2006 «Broadcasting Art I» (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, MUSAC & Radio Nacional de España – Radio 3) for “Architectural Commentary 5: Some Models for Resonant Behaviour”

A Narrow Angle
2008
00:18:16
Description

During the last ten years I occasionally recorded at subwaytrains and stations in various places, but in A Narrow Angle: Taipei Metro Easycard 500 NT$ I focused on a very particular aspect encountered in the Taipei Metro (hence ‘narrow angle’). This piece is the second of three parts: part one focuses on recordings from crowded urban game parlours; part three on recordings from around a Taoist temple at the edge of the forest north of Taipei.

"A Narrow Angle" was also published on CD: Entr'acte (http://www.entracte.co.uk).

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STRAEBEL, Volker

(German)

Volker Straebel, born in 1969, is a musicologist and lives in Berlin as a freelance writer, curator and composer (he has composed realisations of indeterminate works by John Cage as well as his own pieces). He focuses on electro-acoustic music, the American and European avant-garde, performance, intermedia and sound art.
He is a research associate at the Electronic Studio of the Technical University of Berlin and teaches in the Sound Studies course at the University of the Arts (UdK).


Aachen, 1181
2006
00:51:40
Description

John Cage set a milestone of modern music history in 1958 with "Fontana Mix". For the first time a composer was not writing directly for musicians, but in the first instance for other composers. Cage's graphic guidelines first have to be musically worked out before they can actually be heard.Volker Straebel created a realisation of the "Fontana Mix" for his new version of Cage's "Europeras" at Aachen Theatre in 2006. In addition to Cage's own audio tape realisation, he primarily used sounds which he found at his workplace: sounds of the city of Aachen and the surrounding area, recordings from rehearsals in the theatre, from the workshops, the public foyers and so on.He processed these sounds, 1181 in number, on the basis of Cage's score to create a separate audio tape composition.

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NALEPPA, Götz

(German)

Götz Naleppa, born in 1943, director, media artist, translator and author, was sound art editor at Deutschlandradio Kultur until December 2008. Responsible for well over 100 radio drama productions, works for theatre and opera. Own sound art work since 1983. Numerous awards for radio drama productions (Prix Europa, Prix Marulic, "Gold Award" at the New York Festival 2008, Prix Italia 2009, etc.).


Abschiedssendung für Götz Naleppa
2008
00:26:16
Description

Götz Naleppa, founder and long standing director of Deutschlandradio's sound art slot, reitred in 2008. For his farewell, he received sonic presents from all over the world.

With contributions by Andreas Bick, Hervé Birolini, Colin Black, Alessandro Bosetti, Frieder Butzmann, Christian Calon, Rilo Chmielorz, Francis Dhomont, Thomas Doktor, Chantal Dumas, Stephan Froleyks, Stefano Giannotti, Heiner Grenzland, Hanna Hartman, Ricardo Haye, José Iges, Arsenije Jovanovic, Kaye Mortley, Georg Klein / Steffi Weißmann, Felix Kubin, Wolfgang Peter Menzel, Cathy Miliken, Kaye Mortley, Norbert Walter Peters, Proton Sonic Arts Group, Lucia Ronchetti / Thomas Seelig, Sabine Schäfer / Joachim Krebs, Mario Verandi.

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KREBS, Joachim

(German)

Joachim Krebs, born in 1952, is a pianist, composer and sound space artist. He lives in his hometown of Karlsruhe. He has been working with electro-acoustic sound composition since 1995. His successes as a composer and sound space artist include the award of the Beethoven Prize and the fellowship at the Villa Massimo in Rome. At the end of the 1990s, he developed the procedure of sound microscopy, the so-called "EndoMicroSonoScopy". The process permits a virtual investigation of the interior molecular structure of sounds and noises, allowing the previously inaudible to be heard. Joachim Krebs and media artist Sabine Schäfer together form the artist-couple <SA / JO>


SCHÄFER, Sabine

(German)

Sabine Schäfer, born in 1957, works as a composer in Karlsruhe, and has developed computer-controlled sound installations and multimedia spatial scenarios. Since 1998, productions by the artist-couple . One of her main fields of activity is the spatial-sound-microscopics of natural sounds and animal noises ("EndoSonoMicroscopics"); since 2007 development of so-called "AUDIO-BIOSPHEREs". Since 2004 Member of the board of the German Society for Electroacoustic Music (DEGEM).


AerAquaAngelusVox
1998
00:53:05
Description

The sound composition "AerAquaAngelusVox" is an imaginary auditory journey. Created as an acoustic meditation, it is intended to make it possible to experience the relationship between man, nature and the cosmos. The four sound layers air, water, angel and voice form a symbiotic sound structure. The beginning is made with the "life-generating" element air. This is followed by the "prima materia" water and the "spirits of the air", the birds. The fourth sound layer VOX is primarily shaped by the responsory of "De Angelis" by Hildegard von Bingen sung a capella. Together, the four sound levels form a holistic and immediate auditory experience.

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CORDIER, Eric

(French)

Eric Cordier, born in France, is a sculptor and composer. His works have won several awards, including the International Competition of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges. He is also active as an artist in the field of electronic music under the name NOL.


GUIONNET, Jean Luc

(French)

Jean Luc Guionnet, born in Lyon in 1966, is an artist, musician and composer.


LA CASA, Eric

(French)

Eric La Casa, born in 1968, lives and works in Paris. 1991 first works in the field of 'musique concrète'. His main interest is in soundscapes and sound sculptures. He works regularly for France Culture and has been repeatedly distinguished, among other awards he received first prize at the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges in 2002.


NALEPPA, Götz

(German)

Götz Naleppa, born in 1943, director, media artist, translator and author, was sound art editor at Deutschlandradio Kultur until December 2008. Responsible for well over 100 radio drama productions, works for theatre and opera. Own sound art work since 1983. Numerous awards for radio drama productions (Prix Europa, Prix Marulic, "Gold Award" at the New York Festival 2008, Prix Italia 2009, etc.).


Afflux
1998
00:51:48
Description

Influx – Afflux. Sounds from three different places flow into one other; nature, civilization and musical elements form themselves into a listening stream of water, wind, scraps of speech, radio signals and ambient noise. Three sound artists each record one location, out of sight and earshot from each other, only connected through their recordings which are broadcast through headphones. The material flows back and forth between the three of them electronically, integrating itself with the current recording and thus transforming the subsequent acoustic events. A musical language is created, which helps the various sites to an interaction of sound.

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BOSETTI, Alessandro

(Italian)

Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan in 1973. He lives in Berlin, the USA and Italy, and works as a musician, writer for radio, composer and sound artist. Many of his works deal with the sounds, irregularities and "errors" of speaking and translating. Most recently he was awarded the Phonurgia Nova prize 2012 for his composition “636″ (RTBF 2010) and the IDAF prize 2013 for his performance “Mask Mirror” an instrument and software that reorganizes speech for musical purposes enacting an electronic ventriloquism.


African Feedback
2006
00:45:38
Description

Through a process of listening and speaking, African Feedback documents an exchange between artist Alessandro Bosetti and residents of villages throughout West Africa. Playing music by various experimental and avant-garde composers to people met in villages, Bosetti records their responses, asking them what they are hearing, and how they relate to the music and sounds. Composing their responses, with field recordings made throughout his travels, African Feedback is a musical portrait of cultural translations, misunderstandings, different voices and languages. Including an audio CD and the transcriptions of the listening sessions, along with an introduction by the artist, African Feedback is a beautiful and beguiling work cutting across the ongoing questions of cultural difference.

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CEE, Werner

(German)

Werner Cee, born in 1953, lives in Allendorf near Giessen, and works as a sound artist and composer. He has won numerous prizes at international festivals, most recently the Prix Italia 2010 for "Featuring Schuberts Winterreise". "Maschinerie der Polarlandschaft" (Machinery of the Polar Landscape) received a special commendation at the "Palmarès" in Bourges in 2005.


Agón
2010
00:45:10
Description

»Falls ich noch einen letzten Film drehen würde, dann über das Zusammenspiel von Wissenschaft und Terrorismus.« (Luis Buñuel)
 Kurz vor seinem Tod zieht sich Luis Buñuel gemeinsam mit Jean-Claude Carrière zum letzten Mal in sein mexikanisches Lieblingshotel zurück, um an einem Drehbuch zu arbeiten. Enttäuscht stellen beide fest, dass die Bar des Hauses verschwunden ist. Der Film wird nie gedreht.
 30 Jahre später konfrontiert der Klangkünstler Werner Cee das apokalyptische Skript mit dem Sound der Karfreitagsprozessionen aus Buñuels Heimatstadt Calanda: »Dieses Trommeln, ein unglaubliches, mächtiges, kosmisches Phänomen, das das kollektive Unterbewusstsein anrührt, lässt den Boden unter den Füßen beben.« (Luis Buñuel)

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BUTZMANN, Frieder

(German)

Frieder Butzmann, born in Konstanz in 1954, is a composer, musician, sound and performance artist as well as a writer of features and radio plays. He lives in Berlin. He collects sounds, music, noises and impressions, yet mostly does not know whether he should use them to make compositions, film music, recitations, radio plays or entire operas. He tirelessly widens, cuts and transposes analogue and digital sound recordings beyond recognition.


Alethes Soundbeams
2006
00:51:09
Description

Frieder Butzmann likes to go to the cemetery. When there he visits the grave of Baron de la Motte-Fouqué, whose novel "The wonderful events befalling the Earl Alethes von Lindenstein" is full of spirits and strange phenomena. Alethes has a lot of adventures with ghosts and tries to solve all of the mysteries, but in doing so conjures up strange new dangers once again. Frieder Butzmann continues this conjuring up of spirits acoustically. Sound was once considered to be disembodied, the first sound transmissions using electromagnetic waves were regarded as materialisations of the invisible. In "Alethes Soundbeams" these techniques are used to make other disembodied entities sound and speak.

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BLACK, Colin

(Australian)

The Australian composer Colin Black works for radio, film, TV, theatre and video. His work has won a number of awards. In 2003 he received the Prix Italia in the category of "radio music" for "The Ears Outside My Listening Room". "Alien in the Landscape" forms a diptych with "Kilian's Antipodean Dream" (2010), Black's subsequent work for Deutschlandradio Kultur.


Alien in the Landscape
2007
00:40:37
Description

The story of the German scientist Ludwig Leichhardt, who disappeared on his third expedition in the Australian bush in 1848, becomes allegorical for Colin Black. The Australian composer takes it as an example of the European conqueror who, in an osmotic process, is defeated by the landscape and eventually devoured. Text, sound and music are equally important in this sound composition and respond to each other like echoes in this soundscape. Black also uses his "extended enviro guitar" with additional three to 15 metre long strings attached to the landscape and which is played by the wind or the rain.

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AUGST, Oliver

(German)

Oliver Augst, born in 1965, is an author, vocalist and composer. Since 2005 he has been responsible for the Audio Art Series at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt.


Alle Toten 1914
2014
00:52:58
Description

Collective memory is undergoing a boom in 2014: It is the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the 1st World War.
On March 4th, Oliver Augst and John Birke take the culture of remembrance and anniversaries to the extremes. In a concert at the Berliner Volksbühne, accompanied by eight musicians, they commemorated all the dead of 1914 – from Christian Morgenstern to Bertha von Suttner up to Pope Pius X.
Individual fates were evoked, curious anecdotes unearthed, connections between biographies conjured up from scratch. An acoustic-fantastic satire has arisen from the recording.

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FROLEYKS, Stephan

(German)

Stephan Froleyks, born in 1962, is a composer and musician (drums), and also a designer of new types of musical instruments. Stephan Froleyks has received numerous scholarships and art awards; his compositions, installations, radio plays, multimedia works and theatre music were also created as commissioned works for the WDR, Radio Bremen and Deutschlandradio; they have been performed at numerous festivals (Donaueschingen, Witten, Dresden, London, Amsterdam...). He is professor of drums and percussion at the Music Academy in Munster.


Alter Klang
2002
00:38:35
Description

Wooden clogs / clock mechanisms / rattling trains / the ice cream man's bell / a beetle crunching / jet fighters / milk churns / spades in the garden / Granny Möcker calling...The list of sounds from our childhood seems endless. The musician and composer Stephan Froleyks quotes examples from his own personal archive of sound memories. From a multitude of specific sounds and verbal descriptions of sounds, he has composed a purely acoustic life story. As subjective and self-occupied these audio recordings are, all those born in the 60s will also recognize many things: a squeaking dummy / the school bell / the theme song of a radio show / spoons in dessert bowls / Keith Jarrett's Köln Concert / reggae by Bob Marley...

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HEMINGWAY Ernest Miller

(United States of America)

1899-1966 is claimed to be one of the most famous and praised  writer and journalist of the 20th century in America.


WEISSBACH Wendelin

(Germany)



Alter Mann an der Brücke
2013
10:00
Description

A radio dramatization of Ernest Hemingway's short story "Old man at the Bridge" (1938).

Experimentelles Radio
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CEE, Werner

(German)

Werner Cee, born in 1953, lives in Allendorf near Giessen, and works as a sound artist and composer. He has won numerous prizes at international festivals, most recently the Prix Italia 2010 for "Featuring Schuberts Winterreise". "Maschinerie der Polarlandschaft" (Machinery of the Polar Landscape) received a special commendation at the "Palmarès" in Bourges in 2005.


Am Anfang der See
2008
00:50:40
Description

The Hardangervidda in southern Norway is a rugged plateau, which was eroded by glaciers. Here is where the early polar explorers trained for their expeditions; here was where water power first made possible the production of heavy water, needed for making atomic bombs. A power plant built by Norwegian scientists in Rjukan was hard-fought over during the Second World War and destroyed.Werner Cee uses this tension between elemental nature and short-lived human intervention for an acoustic land art project. The Norwegian percussionist Terje Isungset places artificial sounds in the landscape, plays materials found there, communicates with the existing soundscape.

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GIANNOTTI, Stefano

(Italian)

Stefano Giannotti, born in Lucca, Tuscany in 1963.
He has produced international award-winning radio compositions and radio plays since 1989.
Winner of the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize for the second time for "Geologica" (following "Il tempo cambia" in 2002).


Amore mio, love songs und anderer kram
2013
00:53:22
Prix Phonurgia Nova
VETTER, Michael

(German)

Michael Vetter, born in 1943, studied theology and music. He is a master of overtone singing. His interest is in using different media (language, painting, photography, theatre, music) for the realisation of what he refers to as "Transverbal": Language is movement is music.
After thirteen years in Japan living primarily as a Zen monk, today he lives withdrawn for the greater part of his time, painting, writing and gardening in the middle of his olive grove on the Monte Amiata. He founded his Accademia Capraia here in 1991, a "school in the art of living" operating according to his concepts.


An Baches Rand
2009
00:48:17
Description

Michael Vetter, trained in contemporary composition and Asian sound traditions, turns to European classical music for the first time in his most recent work. In doing this he has selected a reference, which is particularly closely related to his experience as an overtone singer: Johann Sebastian Bach's sonatas for solo violin are a milestone in the history of music when it comes to making sound developments for several voices audible on a single voice instrument. What Bach made possible with elaborate arpeggios, Michael Vetter has been realising for decades through exceptional vocal and instrumental techniques. Vetter is now reverently approaching the great Baroque master in a two voice improvisation with his partner Natascha Nikeprelevic. The musical core from "An Baches Rand" (At the periphery of J.S. Bach) is made up of the Grave from the Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor. Michael Vetter interpreted this highly-concentrated movement on the recorder and framed it with two meditations for voice, recorder and piano.

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Anne- Marie (portrait n° 2, réaliste)
2011
00:09:00
Atelier Kaye Mortley
RIESSLER, Michael

(German)

Michael Riessler, born in Ulm in 1957, lives and works in Munich. He is a composer and one of the most important German jazz musicians (clarinet and saxophone). He has worked with world-renowned composers (John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Morton Feldman and others) and musicians and also composes for radio plays and films. He has received numerous awards.


Aponivi
2003
00:53:32
Description

"apónivi" – in the language of the Hopi Indians means "wind that blows down the canyon", the wind that passes through the huge canyons in their reservations. It carries with it the spirits of the invisible powers of life, the "Kachinas". But these are only visible in the dance wearing elaborate masks.
The play is an acoustic exploration of the ritual mask dances of the Kachinas, whose symbolic importance is reflected in musical pictures. Embedded into the rhythm in particular of the virtuoso drummer Terry Bozzio, the libretto plays with the sound of the Hopi language, with associations, meanings and misinterpretations of their culture.

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WILLIAMS, Christopher

(USA)

Christopher Williams was born in San Diego in 1981 and studied music at the University of California. He lives and works in Berlin as a composer, bassist and curator.


MORROW, Charlie

(USA)

Charlie Morrow was born in 1942, and is a composer, media artist and developer of the MorrowSound surround sound system.


Arcanum 17
2013
42:11
Description

Rocher Percé is an arched rock formation off the coast of Quebec, home to tens of thousands of seabirds and a repository of remarkable fossils. André Breton visited the natural monument in 1944 and was inspired to write his book 'Arcane 17'. In this he combines reflections on Canadian fauna, the myth of Melusine, fascism and the ecstasy of new-found love.

Christopher Williams, Charlie Morrow and Robin Hayward translate this surreal mind game into sound: Natural sounds from the Rocher Percé mix with instrumental notes and text fragments from Breton. Please have your headphones ready.

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JOVANOVIC, Arsenije

(Serbian)

Arsenije Jovanovič was born in Belgrade in 1932 and has worked since the 1960s as a composer, photographer, writer, audio artist and director in theatre, radio and TV. His audio art pieces have won numerous awards at radio festivals, including the Prix Italia, Premio ondas (Spain), Acustica international (WDR), Grand Prix (Rust), Bienalderadio (Mexico City). In addition, some of his works were selected for film soundtracks, including films by Terrence Malick.


Archipelago Prospero
2006
00:42:01
Description

The composition is based on Shakespeare's "Tempest" – however not on the text and the story, but the stage directions, which evoke music and sound, and especially on the numerous passages where people describe sounds that they hear: "out of the air – from somewhere". Jovanovič regards this information and passages from Shakespeare's text as a score for an independent composition, the sorcerer Prospero making the sounds which are inaudible in Shakespeare audible to us on his sound archipelago.

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BEHRENS, Marc

(German)

Marc Behrens was born in 1970 in Darmstadt. His works mainly consist of concrete electronic music, installations, the occasional photograph or video. Recent activities include field recording trips to remote western China and the Amazon rainforest, founding an incorporated company as a social art work, and staging a rite of passage for an investment banker.

Awards

  • 2013 Atmosphären, ZKM | Institut für Musik und Akustik, Karlsruhe
  • 2010 Production Prize from WDR 3 Kulturradio (as part of the German Sound Art Award 2010)
  • 2006 «Broadcasting Art I» (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, MUSAC & Radio Nacional de España – Radio 3) for “Architectural Commentary 5: Some Models for Resonant Behaviour”

Architectural Commentaries 4 & 5
2004
00:50:59
Description

An architectural commentary is a form of ‘reviewing’ architecture, in which functional, symbolic and aesthetic aspects of a building or a bigger architectural structure are analyzed.Inspiration for this cycle of compositions is drawn from architectural criticism, structures, buildings, involuntary cityscapes (‘architecture without architects’), and technological noise within buildings.Together they cover three different areas of work: 80 minutes of sound, a catalogue of photographs, and line graphs that stem from volume and stereo pan settings in the multitrack composition software.

"Architectural Commentaries 4 & 5" has also been published on CD: Entr'acte (http://www.entracte.co.uk).

Deutschlandradio
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BOSETTI, Alessandro

(Italian)

Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan in 1973. He lives in Berlin, the USA and Italy, and works as a musician, writer for radio, composer and sound artist. Many of his works deal with the sounds, irregularities and "errors" of speaking and translating. Most recently he was awarded the Phonurgia Nova prize 2012 for his composition “636″ (RTBF 2010) and the IDAF prize 2013 for his performance “Mask Mirror” an instrument and software that reorganizes speech for musical purposes enacting an electronic ventriloquism.


arcoparlante
2009
00:51:28
Description

"Good evening ... we're playing 'Telephone' on air." These words opened a four-hour broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur's medium and long wave frequencies on 21 March 2009. On the World Day of Poetry the sound artist Alessandro Bosetti transformed the medium of radio into a gigantic sound poetry generator. Broadcast messages on the edge of intelligibility were received by listeners around the world, transcribed, and returned to the radio station from where they were broadcast once again until this became an abstract, musical, mysterious and humorous sound composition.Arcoparlante is a "speaking arc". An international electromagnetic festival of language games, absurdities, creative transmission errors.

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BOSETTI, Alessandro

(Italian)

Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan in 1973. He lives in Berlin, the USA and Italy, and works as a musician, writer for radio, composer and sound artist. Many of his works deal with the sounds, irregularities and "errors" of speaking and translating. Most recently he was awarded the Phonurgia Nova prize 2012 for his composition “636″ (RTBF 2010) and the IDAF prize 2013 for his performance “Mask Mirror” an instrument and software that reorganizes speech for musical purposes enacting an electronic ventriloquism.


Arcoparlante
2009
00:51:28
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"Good evening ... we're playing 'Telephone' on air." These words opened a four-hour broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur's medium and long wave frequencies on 21 March 2009. On the World Day of Poetry the sound artist Alessandro Bosetti transformed the medium of radio into a gigantic sound poetry generator. Broadcast messages on the edge of intelligibility were received by listeners around the world, transcribed, and returned to the radio station from where they were broadcast once again until this became an abstract, musical, mysterious and humorous sound composition.Arcoparlante is a "speaking arc". An international electromagnetic festival of language games, absurdities, creative transmission errors.

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Arles : quartier d'été/passages
2009
00:32:54
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KREBS, Joachim

(German)

Joachim Krebs, born in 1952, is a pianist, composer and sound space artist. He lives in his hometown of Karlsruhe. He has been working with electro-acoustic sound composition since 1995. His successes as a composer and sound space artist include the award of the Beethoven Prize and the fellowship at the Villa Massimo in Rome. At the end of the 1990s, he developed the procedure of sound microscopy, the so-called "EndoMicroSonoScopy". The process permits a virtual investigation of the interior molecular structure of sounds and noises, allowing the previously inaudible to be heard. Joachim Krebs and media artist Sabine Schäfer together form the artist-couple <SA / JO>


Artificial Soundscape No. 4
1999
00:52:10
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Joachim Krebs has been working on the project series ARTIFICIAL SOUNDSCAPES for more than five years. All of the compositions in this cycle represent artificial soundscapes between pure naturalness and pure abstraction. Their sound elements are without exception of "natural" origin, the artificial aspect of the composition is created through the digital editing of all of the parameters of the organic sound sources used. Inaudible sounds become audible, the inner life of the individual noise-sound-particles is laid bare. In these organic artificial intermediate milieus, the focus is not least on a "development of transitions", the sounds of people, animals and nature becoming clean lines, pure color, clear sound, absolute rhythm. We recommend the use of stereo headphones.

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LINDSAY, Arto

(American)

Arto Lindsay, American guitarist, singer, producer and composer, founder of the No Wave band DNA and a former member of the Lounge Lizards, kindles infernal noise on his instrument, yet countering his often violent and noisy playing with his very soft voice. He sings in English and Portuguese, his second homeland of Brazil always finding musical reverberation in his compositions. The list of his collaborations is incredibly long, ranging from Animal Collective right up to the Einstürzende Neubauten.


Art´s Birthday 2011 - Arto Lindsay Solo
2011
00:42:35
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DEE, Dickson

(Chinese)

Dickson Dee, alias Li Chin Sung, has been working as a producer, composer and music blogger in Hong Kong for over 20 years. He has collaborated among others with Zbigniew Karkowski, Otomo Yoshihide, Werner Dafeldecker and Tetsuo Furudate. He runs the Noise Asia and Dicksonia Audio labels.


NAMTCHYLAK, Sainkho

(Russian)

Born in Tuva in 1957, Sainkho Namtchylak has been studying Siberian ritual music styles since her childhood. She has worked with musicians such as Peter Kowald, Werner Lüdi, Shelley Hirsch and Jan Garbarek.


WEI, Wu

(Chinese)

Wu Wei is considered to be the world's leading virtuoso of the sheng, a Chinese mouth organ. He has performed traditional, contemporary and improvised music with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ensemble Modern, Peter Kowald and Gunter Baby Sommer among others. He has been commissioned for compositions by Musica Viva in Munich, the Fondation Royaumont and the Slought Foundation, Chicago.


Art´s Birthday 2011 - Ch’a Ching
2011
00:42:52
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Dickson Dee, alias Li Chin Sung, has been working as a producer, composer and music blogger in Hong Kong for over 20 years. He has collaborated among others with Zbigniew Karkowski, Otomo Yoshihide, Werner Dafeldecker and Tetsuo Furudate. He runs the Noise Asia and Dicksonia Audio labels.

Born in Tuva in 1957, Sainkho Namtchylak has been studying Siberian ritual music styles since her childhood. She has worked with musicians such as Peter Kowald, Werner Lüdi, Shelley Hirsch and Jan Garbarek.

Wu Wei is considered to be the world's leading virtuoso of the sheng, a Chinese mouth organ. He has performed traditional, contemporary and improvised music with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ensemble Modern, Peter Kowald and Gunter Baby Sommer among others. He has been commissioned for compositions by Musica Viva in Munich, the Fondation Royaumont and the Slought Foundation, Chicago.

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ZOTT, Veronika

(Austrian)

Veronika Zott studied at the London Contemporary Dance School (1996-99). Dance theatre work with Milli Bitterli, Christine Gaigg, Felix Kubin, tomato and Inge van Bruystegem. Member of "O is not a Company", Linz.


KUBIN, Felix

(German)

Felix Kubin, born 1969, graduate psychotronician. Experimental musician and radio artist. Composes futurstic chamber music and performs live throughout the whole of Europe. He explores the effects of noise phenomena, specializing in Dadatronic and Sci-Fi Pop for his own label "Gagarin Records".


Art´s Birthday 2011 - testest
2011
00:26:41
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Test signals are not exactly popular among people. Until the present day, they are associated with lunchtime intermissions and with fixed colour bars. Their sound characteristics range from static white noise through sweeping frequencies, rustling, hissing and interval signs up to vocal sounds and classic soundcheck signals. They are almost always experienced as unpleasant and irritating . They remain in an eternal condition of "before", their destiny the waiting loop of optimization.

In time for Art's Birthday, the Hamburg sound futurist Felix Kubin and the Viennese dance performer Veronika Zott release the test signals from the prison of their functionality and condense them into a composition of interval signs, extreme frequencies, voicing methods and sound movements.

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BUTZMANN, Frieder

(German)

Frieder Butzmann, born in Konstanz in 1954, is a composer, musician, sound and performance artist as well as a writer of features and radio plays. He lives in Berlin. He collects sounds, music, noises and impressions, yet mostly does not know whether he should use them to make compositions, film music, recitations, radio plays or entire operas. He tirelessly widens, cuts and transposes analogue and digital sound recordings beyond recognition.


GAMMEL, Marcus

(German)

Marcus Gammel, born in Bremen in 1975, studied musicology, literature and philosophy in Berlin, Paris and New York. Works as radio producer, dramatruge and music journalist. Since 2009, he directs the sound art programme of Deutschlandradio Kultur. Prix Phonurgia Nova 2005 for "Europas Wahn" (with Viktoria Tkaczyk).


UNRUH, Endruh

(German)

Endruh Unruh (actually named Andrew Chudy) was born in New York, USA, and grew up in Berlin, where he still lives and works today. In 1980 as a drummer, with singer and guitarist Blixa Bargeld, he founded the band "Einstürzende Neubauten". Since then, he has preferred to use objects for his music that are found, invented or were designed for another purpose. From 2003, he has developed the Drum Karaoke "Gott sei's getrommelt" (Beating the drum!).


Art’s Birthday 2008 – Forever Young Radialsystem
2008
00:00:00
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She is 1,000,045 years old, and yet is reborn every day: Art has always lived on the tension existing between tradition and freshness. No one knew this better than the Fluxus artist Robert Filliou, who declared 17th January 1963 to be the 1000000th birthday of art. Following this, the art world has celebrated the planet's oldest child every year.For Art's Birthday in 2008, the Ars Acustica Group of the European Broadcasting Union proclaimed the motto "Forever Young". Many radio broadcasters across Europe dedicate their birthday celebrations to the interaction of sound art and pop culture. Deutschlandradio Kultur confronts a veteran of the German underground with a central formation from the modern electronic scene: The percussionist Endruh Unruh from the Einstürzende Neubauten, the group Rechenzentrum and the composer Frieder Butzmann together explore pop as the eternal fountain of youth for sound art.
Art's Birthday 2008: Forever youngOrganized by the art of sound art department of Deutschlandradio Kultur with Radialsystem and the 2008 Ultraschall-Festival

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GAMMEL, Marcus

(German)

Marcus Gammel, born in Bremen in 1975, studied musicology, literature and philosophy in Berlin, Paris and New York. Works as radio producer, dramatruge and music journalist. Since 2009, he directs the sound art programme of Deutschlandradio Kultur. Prix Phonurgia Nova 2005 for "Europas Wahn" (with Viktoria Tkaczyk).


Art’s Birthday 2009 – Safe and Sound
2009
00:55:23
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Safety sounds. Like lullabies, familiar voices, the ticking of an old pendulum clock. Insecurity is transmitted by sirens, bells, shouts, claps of thunder. "Sound" in English does not only mean "sound" as in noise, but also "well-built and in good condition". The connection between acoustics and human well-being could hardly be deeper and more complex.For the 1,000,046th birthday of art, the Ars Acustica group of the EBU, as every year, is organising a European-wide sound art event. On Art's Birthday 2009, artists from Madrid to Moscow are going to 'make the airwaves unsafe' via satellite, antenna and cable. Real and unreal threats, genuine and illusory home ports, ivory towers and underground guerrillas penetrate their way through to a disorienting sound art night.

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SOBRALASOLAS!

(Various)

On the initiative of Jérôme Joy, "Sobralasolas!" is a network collaboration of sound artists that began in 2007. Together they are developing a series of episodes from improvised scripts and musical scores. The project combines networks, live performances, studio work and field recordings.


Art’s Birthday 2010 – Sobralasolas!
2010
00:50:49
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On 17 January, the Ars Acustica group of the European Broadcasting Union establishes a European-wide sound art network for Art's Birthday as they do every year. Deutschlandradio Kultur contributed with the network opera SOBRALASOLAS! The title is taken from the novel Finnegans Wake by James Joyce.SOBRALASOLAS! does not have a preestablished scenario, tells no story and is not a documentary. It is rather a place for glossolalies and echolalias, on-the-fly recordings and collected improvisations.SOBRALASOLAS! combines collected and improvised sounds, with the aim of creating a new listening and auditory environment, which is both fictional and real, time-specific and site-specific. The participating artists are all located at different places around the world. They improvise from there, orienting themselves only to a jointly developed score. Jérôme Joy mixes the sound event live in pfefferberg house 13 in Berlin.

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FURUDATE, Tetsuo

(Japanese)

Tetsuo Furudate, born in 1958, lives in Tokyo and is one of the most important composers and musicians of the Japanese NOISE movement playing numerous concerts in Europe. "The Auditory Sense of Mr. Roderick Usher" (DLR, Berlin 2004) received a prize in the Dresden competition "Blaue Brücke".


KLEIN, Georg

(German)

Georg Klein was born in Öhringen in 1964 and lives as a composer and sound artist in Berlin. He has won several prizes including the 1999 Gustav Mahler Composition Prize and the 2002 German Sound Art Award.


Art’s Birthday – 06 Dadayama CD1/ CD2
2006
00:51:51
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On 17 January, the Ars Acustica group of the European Broadcasting Union celebrated the 1,000,043rd Art's Birthday, the birthday of art, and simultaneously the 90th anniversary of Dadaism. Large numbers of sound artists and radio stations networked via satellite for an international birthday party under the motto TransDADA Express. The sound art department of Deutschlandradio Kultur congratulated with a live event from the TESLA in Berlin. Tetsuo Furudate and Georg Klein were commissioned to deal in their own way with the legacy of Dadaism: DADAyama.Marcus Gammel presents the highlights of the live concert from 17 January 2006 in this summary.

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GAMMEL, Marcus

(German)

Marcus Gammel, born in Bremen in 1975, studied musicology, literature and philosophy in Berlin, Paris and New York. Works as radio producer, dramatruge and music journalist. Since 2009, he directs the sound art programme of Deutschlandradio Kultur. Prix Phonurgia Nova 2005 for "Europas Wahn" (with Viktoria Tkaczyk).


Art’s Birthday. 1.000.042 Samples für die Kunst
2005
00:46:15
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On a 17th January one million years ago, someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water. Art was born. At least that is what the Fluxus artist Robert Filliou claimed in 1963. Since then, artists and art lovers around the world have regularly celebrated the birthday of art on 17 January. For this year's "Art's Birthday", the Ars Acustica Group of the European Broadcasting Union networked numerous sound artists and radio stations across the whole continent to celebrate with art its 1,000,042nd year. The radio drama workshop at DeutschlandRadio Berlin congratulated belatedly with a remix of the festivities. For this, Marcus Gammel, along with Lutz Pahl, segmented the sound material into 1,000,042 individual samples. These blocks, or multiples or parts thereof, served as building blocks for the composition. Their arrangement closely follows the concept of "autrisme" (other-ism) that Robert Filliou established in the 60s: "Whatever you're doing, do something else!"

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WYSOCKI Jules

(French)

 


Ascenseur, Tour Sapporo
2012
00:11:25
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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Attentes
2010
00:05:04
Atelier Kaye Mortley
MEYLAN Yves

(Swiss)

 


Au revoir, merci
1997
01:11:43
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BAGHDASSARIANS, Serge

(German)

Serge Baghdassarians, born in Fürth in 1972, and Boris Baltschun, born in Bremen in 1974, live and work as musicians and artists in Berlin. They have been working together for more than ten years and have exhibited their works, among other places, at the Donaueschingen Music Festival, the Diapason Gallery, New York, the Moderna Museet show in Stockholm and the Bridge in Osaka.


BALTSCHUN, Boris

(German)

Boris Baltschun, born in Bremen in 1974, and Serge Baghdassarians, born in Fürth in 1972, live and work as musicians and artists in Berlin. They have been working together for more than ten years and have exhibited their works, among other places, at the Donaueschingen Music Festival, the Diapason Gallery, New York, the Moderna Museet show in Stockholm and the Bridge in Osaka.


Audioguide
2010
00:44:39
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"I'll just take the rubbish out." – An everyday act is observed, ends up in the background and disappears. It is replaced by an acoustic, artificial course, which is run through again and again. Reconnaissance is based on speculation. Orientation goes out the window.Serge Baghdassarians and Boris Baltschun break well-known acoustic spaces into pieces with their microphones. Acoustic details define an apparently logical sequence, are taken out of their surroundings and start to become independent. A chronology topples in schizophone sceneries."To walk is to lack a place." (Michel De Certeau)

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HAUMANN Ludger

(Germany)

 


NETTER Maximilian

(Germany)

 


Aufkröppen in Gelsenkirchen
2012
04:41
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HARTMAN, Hanna

(Swedish)

Hanna Hartman, born in Sweden, lives and works in Berlin. Studied dramatics and literature at the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm, as well as Radio and Interactive Media at the DI and Electro-Acoustic Music at EMS in Stockholm.

Numerous awards, including Prix Europa (1998), Karl Sczuka Prize (2005), Prix Phonurgia Nova (2006), Swedish Music Publishers' Annual Award (2007) and Rosenbergpriset (2011).


Auf’s Glatteis – Sonic Arts Lounge 04
2004
00:00:00
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The work “auf’s Glatteis” (on thin ice) by Hanna Hartman shows how you can generate unfamiliar noises and unexpected sounds with only a hot plate and a little ice.

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SISTERMANN, Johannes S.

(German)

Johannes S. Sistermanns, born in 1955, is an internationally renowned composer, installation and performance artist, and lives near Cologne. Numerous awards, including the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize in 1997 and the WDR German Sound Art Award in 2008. From 1997 to 2010, he was vice-president of the DEGEM, German Society for Electroacoustic Music.


Ausculta
2013
00:47:29
Description

Production SWR - Short List Phonurgia Nova Awards 2013
Selected for Ars Acustica EBU broadcasting.

On the outskirts of Baden Baden lies the Convent of Lichtenthal. Cistercians nuns have been praying and working here since 1245. Their life is conditioned by working for their living. In earlier times, this was only agriculture, but today the sisters have their own school and artists' workshops, or they accommodate guests for a temporary stay. How can this life be "heard" via the media of microphone and sound mixer technology, how can that be artistically represented which can not be said but only shown?

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WEIS Tristan

(Germany)

 


SETZEPFAND Bärbel

(Germany)

 


Ausgenommen
2012
01:43
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SETZEPFAND Bärbel

(Germany)

 


HEIM Stefanie

(German)

 


Ausgenommen
2012
00:41
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SPELTEN Claudius

(Germany)

 


SETZEPFAND Bärbel

(Germany)

 


Ausgenommen
2012
00:34
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VÖLKERT-MARTEN Jürgen

(Germany)

 


WEIS Tristan

(Germany)

 


Ausklinken
2012
00:58
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VÖLKERT-MARTEN Jürgen

(Germany)

 


FÜGER Florian

(Germany)

 


Ausklinken
2012
01:14
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CARVALHO Ric

(South African)

Ric is part of factory house, an art and design collective based in Porto

www.factoryhouse.org


Avolition
2010
00:02:39
Description

The listener eavesdrops on a strange conversation between two computers asking about each other's "problems" as if they were psychoanalysts.

Prix Pierre Schaeffer
CONCARI, Sheila

(Italian)

Sheila Concari studied visual arts and singing in Italy, and today lives and works as a composer, lyricist and sound artist in Paris and Como. In her multilingual works that revolve around the border areas of the psyche, the electro-acoustically transformed voice is usually in the centre. Her works have been broadcast worldwide and performed at festivals. In 2004 she was a finalist at the Prix Italia.


Bad Children
2008
00:34:39
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"Childhood as a black mirror, from which appear dreamlike beings from a hidden life, visionary beings, called the 'bad children' because they see what no one else can see. They make life hell, because they foresee everything and forget nothing. The composition is structured as a suite. In each movement the children's voices tell different stories in a cryptic, yet understandable language. Black theatre, in which the scenery comes and goes and sounds and voices appear as visions from the dark." (Sheila Concari).

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GIANNOTTI, Stefano

(Italian)

Stefano Giannotti, born in Lucca, Tuscany in 1963.
He has produced international award-winning radio compositions and radio plays since 1989.
Winner of the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize for the second time for "Geologica" (following "Il tempo cambia" in 2002).


Battaglia navale – Schiffe versenken
2000
00:46:33
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The media world is becoming ever more brutal and free of taboos. Compared with the range of computer games or cinema and television, the old game of "Schiffe versenken" (Battleships) seems harmless, in which children imitate the "dangerous" combat sounds. Stefano Giannotti has taken the structure of "battleships" as the basis for a composition that tells of real brutality, of chaos, war, relentless destruction: a sound composition on the theme of power. The sounds for this piece come from different genres, from the world of politics - past and present, as well as from our media environment. The imaginary players make their moves eager for victory, yet guessing coordinates at random, and they all lose to Giannotti. ...a hit!

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D'OLIVIER Irvic

(Belge)


Birdless
2013
00:18:09
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JOVANOVIC, Arsenije

(Serbian)

Arsenije Jovanovič was born in Belgrade in 1932 and has worked since the 1960s as a composer, photographer, writer, audio artist and director in theatre, radio and TV. His audio art pieces have won numerous awards at radio festivals, including the Prix Italia, Premio ondas (Spain), Acustica international (WDR), Grand Prix (Rust), Bienalderadio (Mexico City). In addition, some of his works were selected for film soundtracks, including films by Terrence Malick.


Birds in Rifle Barrels
2005
00:47:05
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Entry in the logbook on 5 October 1991. Location: far out in the Adriatic Sea on a sailing boat. Time: 7.30 a.m., in the middle of the Balkan war. A composer and a deserter are steering their boat across the almost motionless sea, when suddenly a little bird, seemingly from nowhere drops out of the sky, settles down next to the sailors and falls asleep. A magic moment – and now there are three on board and all seemingly with the same objective: to escape the war, the borders, the human madness. The passionate sailor and composer Arsenije Jovanovič personally experienced this moment and has kept the memory of it in this sound composition.

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HARTMAN, Hanna

(Swedish)

Hanna Hartman, born in Sweden, lives and works in Berlin. Studied dramatics and literature at the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm, as well as Radio and Interactive Media at the DI and Electro-Acoustic Music at EMS in Stockholm.

Numerous awards, including Prix Europa (1998), Karl Sczuka Prize (2005), Prix Phonurgia Nova (2006), Swedish Music Publishers' Annual Award (2007) and Rosenbergpriset (2011).


Black Bat (Turgor)
2014
00:07:44
Description

A study of smashes - and maybe some splashes ...

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Blank
2011
00:08:27
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YENCKEN, Andrew

(Australian)

Andrew Yencken, born in Australia in 1963, is a composer, writer and producer of dance, theatre and film projects. He lives in Melbourne. He travelled through Brazil from 1999-2000 for "Boats of Paper".


Boats of Paper
2000
00:20:46
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A "journey on paper": The long distance from Australia to Brazil, covered in letters. Two countries lying far away from each other, two languagesthat are alien to each other, become audible, converge and dance together. The fantasy of the "boats of paper" creates a place where language, sounds and images interact with each other, without having to pass through cultural or political boundaries. The result is a "Terra Incognita", released from logical time and space information, in which poetry and songs become the means of sensual and musical communication.

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BAGHDASSARIANS, Serge

(German)

Serge Baghdassarians, born in Fürth in 1972, and Boris Baltschun, born in Bremen in 1974, live and work as musicians and artists in Berlin. They have been working together for more than ten years and have exhibited their works, among other places, at the Donaueschingen Music Festival, the Diapason Gallery, New York, the Moderna Museet show in Stockholm and the Bridge in Osaka.


BALTSCHUN, Boris

(German)

Boris Baltschun, born in Bremen in 1974, and Serge Baghdassarians, born in Fürth in 1972, live and work as musicians and artists in Berlin. They have been working together for more than ten years and have exhibited their works, among other places, at the Donaueschingen Music Festival, the Diapason Gallery, New York, the Moderna Museet show in Stockholm and the Bridge in Osaka.


Bodybuilding
2011
00:55:51
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Largo do Guimaraes, a three-road plaza in the centre of Rio de Janeiro. An imagined body whose profile is slowly modelled in the course of muscle-building measures. Serge Baghdassarians and Boris Baltschun subject the name, the architecture and the acoustic appearance of the plaza to a tonal triangulation. At the end of their acoustic training, the plaza is in ideal condition, an artificial sound body which makes the unusual appear unfamiliar and thereby strangely familiar.

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PASCOAL, Hermeto

(Brazilian)

Hermeto Pascoal, born in Lagoa de Canoa (Brazil) in 1936, is one of the most popular and most avant-garde composers, multi instrumentalists and sound artists in Brazil.


Brasil Universo
1998
00:45:11
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The composition is an acoustic journey into the heart of Brazil. It includes characteristic sounds from the city Rio de Janeiro as well as human and animal voices and music. Whereas for Hermeto Pascoal the meaning of the texts or words is of less importance, compared with the acoustic variations attainable with the sound material. His compositions are characterized by a love of experimentation: he combines the sound of conventional instruments for example with the sounds of pots and pans, animal sounds and the human voice.

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GIANNOTTI, Stefano

(Italian)

Stefano Giannotti, born in Lucca, Tuscany in 1963.
He has produced international award-winning radio compositions and radio plays since 1989.
Winner of the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize for the second time for "Geologica" (following "Il tempo cambia" in 2002).


Bürotifulcrazy
2014
00:45:14
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Everything in the sound laboratory of musician and composer Stefano Giannotti is kept in strict order. A pig sounds like a pig, a printer like a printer. But his own soundscapes slip away from the composer and begin to proliferate. Animals become machines and vice versa.
Acoustic bureaucracy as a tightrope walk: Between structure and chaos, original sound form and excessive sound cascade. Composition meets autopoiesis.
At the end everything comes full circle, and 'Bürotifulcrazy' leads the listener through orchestral soundscapes and text collages back to form in itself.
"Could bureaucracy be beautiful? Can we live at all without bureaucracy?" (Stefano Giannotti)


Players: Ilka Teichmüller, Stefano Giannotti, Mariola Krajczewska, Matilde Giannotti, Petra Winkler

Ensemble OTEME - OSSERVATORIO DELLE TERRE EMERSE

 Valeria Marzocchi: Flutes
 Nicola Bimbi: Oboe, English Horn
 Lorenzo del Pecchia: Clarinet
 Leonardo Percival Paoli. Bassoon
 Maicol Pucci: Trumpet
 Valentina Cinquini: Harp

String section of the SCUOLA DI MUSICA SINFONIA ORCHESTRA

 Sarah Fanucci, Diana Gaci Scaletti, Nicoletta Olivati, Sofia Cesaretti,
 Gianluca Chelini, Andrea del Gratta: Violins
 Angela Landi:  Solo Violin
 Rachele Nucci, Lorenzo Phelan: Cello

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BUTZMANN, Frieder

(German)

Frieder Butzmann, born in Konstanz in 1954, is a composer, musician, sound and performance artist as well as a writer of features and radio plays. He lives in Berlin. He collects sounds, music, noises and impressions, yet mostly does not know whether he should use them to make compositions, film music, recitations, radio plays or entire operas. He tirelessly widens, cuts and transposes analogue and digital sound recordings beyond recognition.


Burtt’s Family Combo
2011
00:50:17
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Without him, E.T. would not have been able to telephone, Luke Skywalker's lightsaber would never have hummed and "Wall-E" would have walked through a mute future: Ben Burtt is one of the old masters of cinematic sound design.

Over the last 30 years he has brought entire families of strange creatures to life.

The Berlin composer and noisemaker Frieder Butzmann now uncovers the traces of this life like the fossils of a lost world. He separates them out of the debris of significance and into their own time.

There short scenes, dramas and symphonies develop between the most diverse creatures. Speeder bikes, extraterrestrials and natural disasters develop a sound world of their own.

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


C'est moi qui pars
2010
00:08:29
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(Australian)

 


C'est un secret
2010
00:12:45
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AUINGER, Sam

(Austrian)

Sam Auinger, born in 1956, lives and works as a composer in Berlin and Linz. He occupies himself with composition, installation, computer music, sound design and psychoacoustics. He has a long-standing cooperation with Bruce Odland (O+A), the bassist and composer Hannes Strobl (tamtam) and the architect Dietmar Offenhuber (Stadtmusik).

Sam Auinger has received numerous scholarships and awards, including the Cultural Award of the City of Linz in 2002, and the SKE Publicity Prize in 2007. In 1997 he was a guest of the DAAD Berlin Artists Programme, he was a scholarship holder at the Cité International des Arts in Paris in 2008/2009 and "Bonn City Sound Artist 2010". In 2012 he received a honorable mention at the Prix Ars Electronica together with Bruce Odland (O+A).

In addition to his artistic activity, he is since 2009 'Visiting Professor for experimental sound design' as part of the 'Sound Studies' master's program at Berlin University of the Arts.


CUSACK, Peter

(English)

Peter Cusack, born in 1948, lives in London as a radio producer, musician and lecturer. Works on the effect of voice, tone, sound and music in public places.


ODLAND, Bruce

(American)

Bruce Odland is a composer, and sound artist. He is known for his large scale, public space sound installations which transform city noise into harmony, real- time. Honorable Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2012 together wirth Sam Auginger (O+A) for "Sonic Vista".


LUNCKE, Stella und SCHÄFERS, Josef Maria

(German)

Stella Luncke and Josef Maria Schäfers live and work together in Berlin. Several radio features and radio plays for ARD institutions have come into being since 2000. In their work they have a particular interest in the mixture of fiction and reality.


CHATTOPADHYAY, Budhaditya

(Indian)

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is a sound artist and composer, primarily engaged with experimental music and electro-acoustic composition based on digital manipulation and multi-channel spatialization of sound for installation and live performance. Budhaditya studied Cinema specializing in Audiography at national film-school SRFTI, India, and received Master of Arts in New Media with emphasis in Sound Art from Aarhus University, Denmark. Since studying at film-school he has been involved with practice in experimental music and sonic arts; his works have been widely published and performed. Currently he is engaged with a PhD project at Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, working on sound in Indian cinema.


STROBL, Hannes

(Austrian)

Hannes Strobl is a bass player and composer, born in 1966, who lives in Berlin. The starting point for his music is the sound-based potential of the electric bass. Focus of his work on the instrument as well as his compositional work in recent years, has been in particular in the forms of musical expression against the background of the urban world of sounds. Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl work together as a duo under the name TAMTAMCLUB.


Cage100 - Slouch Hat Comeback 1
2012
58:00
Description

John Cage received his first big commission in 1942 to compose a soundtrack for a radio play: 'The City Wears a Slouch Hat' was written by the Beat poet Kenneth Patchen. An omniscient, omnipotent character called 'The Voice' wanders through the streets of Chicago.

Cage wrote an ambitious score for big city noises and electronic sounds - only to receive a harsh rebuff a few days before the broadcast: The Columbia Broadcasting Studio told him that his ideas were not feasible, and so Cage quickly wrote a more modest substitute score.

The original manuscript has been lost, but has frequently given rise to speculation: It could be that with it Cage laid the foundation stone for his subsequent work with silence and chance.
Commissioned by Deutschlandradio Kultur, seven contemporary audio artists imagine the path of 'The Voice' through cities such as New York, Berlin and Bangalore.

1. Vorübergehend aufgenommen (Temporarily recorded)
by Stella Luncke and Josef Maria Schäfers
Voice: Katia Guedes and Günter Papendell
Production: Deutschlandradio Kultur 2012
Length: variable / broadcast length: 7’23

2. Will we miss the planes when they are gone?
by Peter Cusack
Production: Deutschlandradio Kultur 2012
Length: 9’43

3. Cityhack Alexanderplatz
by Sam Auinger / Bruce Odland
Production: Deutschlandradio Kultur 2012
Length: 8’31

4. Tokyo Tanka
by Hannes Strobl
Production: Artist's production 2012
Length: 7’40

In collaboration with Sam Auinger, developed in the tamtam project through the engagement with the urban world of sounds and individual musical language, which finds its expression in this piece.

The source material for the piece " tokyo tanka " is an audio recording of a crossroads in the district of ikebukuro (tokyo) from the year 2009. The changing of the traffic lights results in a tonal pattern, which is characterised by a wave-like progression.

5. Eye Contact with the City
by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
Production: Artist's production 2012
Length: 9’59

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GIANNOTTI, Stefano

(Italian)

Stefano Giannotti, born in Lucca, Tuscany in 1963.
He has produced international award-winning radio compositions and radio plays since 1989.
Winner of the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize for the second time for "Geologica" (following "Il tempo cambia" in 2002).


Calendario – Klänge für 12 Monate
2002
00:49:02
Description

This radio play is the third part of a trilogy that Stefano Giannotti began in 1999. "Fine del messaggio" (DLR 1999) deals with communication, "Battaglia Navale" (DLR 2000) addresses the themes of power and violence. The composition "Calendario" now devotes itself to time and its memories."The protagonists of Calendario could actually be the survivors of the last battle in 'Battaglia Navale', who have sought shelter on a lonely mountain and want to leave something behind from there for the next generation." (S. Giannotti)"Calendario" musically lists events that have shaped, shocked and delighted mankind: Verdi's birthday, the bombing of Hiroshima, the first birthday cake, the first step on the moon...

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NALEPPA, Götz

(German)

Götz Naleppa, born in 1943, director, media artist, translator and author, was sound art editor at Deutschlandradio Kultur until December 2008. Responsible for well over 100 radio drama productions, works for theatre and opera. Own sound art work since 1983. Numerous awards for radio drama productions (Prix Europa, Prix Marulic, "Gold Award" at the New York Festival 2008, Prix Italia 2009, etc.).


Cantus Apium
2013
00:40:12
Description

On a day in May in the Westerwald, the sound artist Goetz Naleppa made acoustic recordings of 15 colonies of bees. The 'Song of the Bees' builds up to a crescendo in the course of the day:
From early in the morning (few, isolated bees) to the flight of the drones (low frequencies) reaching its culmination at midday. The common thread running through the composition is a text dealing with bees from Virgil's 'Georgics'.
Around this Goetz Naleppa spins seven musical variations from the song of the bees. He spans an arch from Vergil's idyll of the bee community passing over the war dances of the drones up to contemporary bee mortality.
The purpose was to "to find structures within the chaos of thousands of simultaneous sounds, to filter out frequencies, to discover rhythmic elements – to make patterns and 'beauty' audible". (Götz Naleppa)

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BABA-ALI, Younes

(Morocco)

Younes Baba-Ali was born in 1986 in Oujda, Marocco.
Graduating from l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg in 2008, and from l’Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence in 2011, he was recently rewarded by the prize “Léopold Sédar Senghor“, during Dak’Art 2012, 10th Biennial of contemporary African art. He has participated in several international exhibitions and biennials among them “Not a group show“, Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Brussels (Be); “L'MAR9A“, Voice Gallery, Marrakech (Ma); “Traduction, tradition, trahison“, Le Cube, Rabat (Ma); “Travail, mode d’emploi“, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels (Be); “Transaction Complete“, FaMa Gallery, Verona (It); “Arrivi e Partenze“, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona (It); “Dak’Art“, 10th Biennial of contemporary African Art, Dakar (Sn); “A5x2“, MAAC, Brussels (Be); “Regionale 12“, Haus für elektronische Künste, Basel (Ch); “Higher Atlas“, 4th Biennial of Marrakech (Ma); “BJCEM“ Biennial, Thessaloniki (Gr); “WRO 09“ New Media Art Biennial, Wroclaw (Pl); “Taverna Especial", Sketch Gallery, London (Uk); “Brick & Mortar International Video Art Festival“, Greenfield (Usa); “Loop“ Video Art Festival, Barcelona (Es); “3 days exhibition concept“, CEAAC, Strasbourg (Fr); “No Signal Found", Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Brussels (Be); “Flowers, Animals, Urbans, Machines", Appartement 22, Rabat (Ma) and “Desencuentros", Sabrina Amrani Art Gallery“, Madrid (Es).


RAIMONDO, Anna

(Italy)

Anna Raimondo was born in 1981 in Naples, Italy. She completed the MA Sound Arts at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London) with distinction in 2012. Since then, she has participated in several international exhibitions and festivals including the festival “Espace (Im)Media” in Sporobole Art Center in Shorebrooke (CA), the collective sound exhibition “Dirty Ear” organized by Brandon LaBelle at “Errant Bodies” during “Transmediale” in 2013 (Berlin) as well as “Paraphrasing Babel “ in Maastricht, at “Nouzah Fenia – Festival de Casablanca” curated by Geraldine Paoli in 2012, etc. Her radiophonic works have been broadcast internationally (Kunst Radio in Vienna, Deuthschlandkultur in Berlin, Resonance fm in London, Arte Radio, Mobile Radio Bsp, Radio Grenouille and many others).
Her curatorial projects are mainly focused on sound and radio art and have been presented in different venues, including the “V&A Museum” (London) and “Le Cube- Independent Art Room” (Rabat). She is co-editor with the artist Younes Baba-Ali on the radio and sound art’s platform Saout Radio, based in Morocco. She also initiated Echoes with Amélie Agut, an itinerant pedagogic and artistic project about radio art and sonic memories.


Carroussa Sonore
2013
51:53
Description

A stereo system is fastened to a cart that has been cobbled together. Verses from the Koran and Islamic music ring out from the speakers: In this way the Carroussa proceeds through the streets of Morocco.
This form of mobile radio inspired the artist and curator Younes Baba-Ali to an unusual project: In June 2012, he drove his 'Carroussa Sonore' through Rabat, laden with experimental music, radiophonic plays, soundscapes and text compositions.  The cart pulls a soundtrack along behind itself, which is soon lost in the dusty streets. For a brief moment, the 'Carroussa Sonore' creates a previously unknown cartography of the city. Younes Baba-Ali and Anna Raimondo trace their paths for the radio.

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WEIS, Ward

(Belgian)

Ward Weis was born in Antwerp in 1956. He is a filmmaker, sound engineer, sound artist and visual artist.
He sees his latest projects as exploring the limitations of various media and artistic objects, fields and forms of expression such as radio, music, theatre, dance, video, film, etc.


Cartoons oder: Das Raunen der Erde
2000
00:52:00
Description

The Belgian composer and radio artist Ward Weis describes his sound compositions as "cartoons". His pictures are put together from many small fragments which originate from his own pen and are imaginary. "In this way it is possible to create improbable things, reality can be called into question by all kinds of ideas." (Ward Weis)Weis' sound cartoons tell stories. For this he collects the sounds of landscapes and cities, visits animals at night or listens to the interiors of steel structures.The author has assembled excerpts from old and new works for this programme in order to present himself to the German radio public for the first time.

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BASTIN Caroline

(Belgian)

 


Casa Nostra
2009
00:37:48
Description

 

Prix Pierre Schaeffer
Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Ce jour-là
2011
00:27:42
Atelier Kaye Mortley
HUBER, Rupert

(Austrian)

Rupert Huber, born in Baden / Austria in 1967, lives in Vienna. He is a composer, musician and media artist. He has received several awards, including in 1995 and 2002 at the Ars Electronica Festival.


Censoratorium
2000
00:42:29
Description

In the so-called fight against terrorism, multilingual language recognition programmes are being used worldwide to search telephone, fax and email connections for suspicious "emotive words".Rupert Huber examines the phenomenon of "censorship", the character of which is transformed in the course of the piece from a specific prohibition into a fighting machine fearfully lashing out around itself.Thus the catalogue of stimulus words, once drawn up from the fear of possible consequences, has to grow continuously, as paraphrases and synonyms are used to help. Ultimately, everything is forbidden, and the censor himself becomes suspect.

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MÜLLER Ludwig

(Germany)

 


Chanson im Jahr 2014
2013
3:28
Description

 

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GRENZLAND, Heiner

(German)

Heiner Grenzland, born in 1964, lives in Munich. Piano and composition studies in Cologne and New York. Various scholarships and awards. Numerous orchestra, stage and chamber music works as well as experimental and intermedia works. Heiner Grenzland is a member of the Ars Acustica Group of the EBU and, among other things, artistic consultant to the International Antonin Dvorak Society.


Chat Lines
2002
00:52:51
Description

Sphex, in his early 20s, meets Sunshine, a 17-year-old student in a chat room. They flirt, but then Sunshine submerges back into the cybercosmos. Fortunately, there's a lot happening in the party room, Sphex mingles with the distinguished guests... He immerses himself with the listener into the anarchic float of the Internet chat room and encounters an oscillating word-sound-world. In the style of the medieval musical form of the motet, which uses different texts, melodies, languages and rhythms simultaneously, the sum of the different forms of communication in the chat sound space becomes a listening experience. Dialogues, small stories, truths and lies are hidden beneath the chaotic surface. Heiner Grenzland traces these and musically sounds out the transition between anonymity and intimacy.

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HANNES, Tom

(Belgian)

Tom Hannes, born in Antwerp in 1970, studied English literature and painting. Since 1993, author and director of theatre and radio plays.


WEIS, Ward

(Belgian)

Ward Weis was born in Antwerp in 1956. He is a filmmaker, sound engineer, sound artist and visual artist.
He sees his latest projects as exploring the limitations of various media and artistic objects, fields and forms of expression such as radio, music, theatre, dance, video, film, etc.


Chauncecleer – A Medieval Circus on the Canterbury Tales
2001
00:52:06
Description

John Cage and his famous "Roaratorio, the composition on "Finnegans Wake" by James Joyce, inspired Ward Weis to this radio play. Its literary source is the unfinished text by English poet Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400), "The Canterbury Tales", a collection of stories in verse that tells of a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas of Canterbury.Tom Hanna approaches Chaucer's medieval English text in the spirit of the master Cage, seeking the sounds, noises, images and places in the words and setting them to music.The title "Chauncecleer" results from the connection with a character from Chaucer's tales, "Chauntecleer": a rooster, who pluckily repels imminent death and sends it away for the time being...

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HARTMAN, Hanna

(Swedish)

Hanna Hartman, born in Sweden, lives and works in Berlin. Studied dramatics and literature at the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm, as well as Radio and Interactive Media at the DI and Electro-Acoustic Music at EMS in Stockholm.

Numerous awards, including Prix Europa (1998), Karl Sczuka Prize (2005), Prix Phonurgia Nova (2006), Swedish Music Publishers' Annual Award (2007) and Rosenbergpriset (2011).


Cikoria
1999
00:35:42
Description

Hanna Hartman collected material for her "Sounds of the Month" on many journeys. From the finds of the year 1998/99, which come from Sweden, Russia, China and America, a composition has emerged. The short pieces are never determined by the recording's location. Something completely new and geographically unbound comes into being in Hanna Hartman's work.In this way this sound image also leads what are in part familiar elements from the "Sounds of the Month" through landscapes, countries, cities and rooms - and yet still leave a wide area for associative listening.
The Swedish sound composer Hanna Hartman received a commission in 1997 from the radio drama workshop of DeutschlandRadio Berlin to compose every month the so-called "Sound of the Month" - a kind of "musical gap filler" following our radio plays up to the news, an independent, about 5 minute sound composition. To our surprise, this proved to be "all the rage" with the audience - we have never received as many enthusiastic requests for our pieces as we did for these miniatures. This programme idea brought Hanna Hartman the Prix Europa in autumn 1998 in the "Marketplace of Ideas" category. Back then, the idea came about of creating a large, continuous sound composition with the sound material from all of the previous sounds of the month - "Cikoria" was the result.

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BEUMER, Isabeella

(German)

Isabeella Beumer, born in Herford, currently lives in Düsseldorf. Sound poet, vocal artist, composer and author. A voice of new music in the most extreme vocal ranges on the international stage and with an extremely broad overtone spectrum.


BORDONI, Isabella

(Italian)

Isabella Bordoni, lyricist, actress and composer, born in Rimini in 1962, founded the "Giardini Pensili" theatre group with Roberto Paci Dalò in 1985 and is also known outside Italy for her live performances. "Da wo der Schatten erscheint" was based on the eponymous performance they staged in Italy.


Circonferenze Kreislinien
2000
00:51:14
Description

The sound artists Bordoni and Dalo imagine an acoustic space, characterised by a centre and their (personal) environment – a circle. This space becomes audible through their following the traces of sounds and voices, and thereby themselves move ever further from the centre towards the periphery. The "physical state" of this sound image remains circular, as does the wave which is carried further and further away from the origin and whose meaning comes alternately from the original and the echo, from the present and the memory, from the centre and from the circumference.

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Clarines
1990
00:14:39
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BHAGWATI, Sandeep

(Indian)

Sandeep Bhagwati, born in India in 1963, a classically trained composer and developer of computer-based stage projects. He lives and works in Montreal and Quebec in Canada.


DRAESNER, Ulrike

(German)

Ulrike Draesner, born in 1962, lives in Berlin as a writer, lyricist, and translator 


Cliff!
2004
00:26:45
Description

Ulrike Draesner's poem "Cliff" is about two lovers who come together in an impressive, but also rugged countryside. Through the poet's delivery their written words find an appropriate acoustic form. Cries and whispers, the spoken and the heard, sounds and images come together as passionate linguistic music. The composer Sandeep Bhagwati traces the music in this poetry, picks up the rhythm of the music of the words and continues to play around with it musically.

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LABELLE, Brandon

(American)

Brandon LaBelle, born in the USA in 1969, is a radio artist and media scientist. Sound installations. Numerous publications on sound art and radio theory. Lives in Berlin and Bergen (Norway), where he is a professor in New Media at the National Academy of the Arts.


NILSEN, Benny

(Swedish)

Benny Nilsen, born in Sweden in 1975, performs as a musician in collaboration with Chris Watson, Stilluppsteypa, Fennesz and Hildur Gudnadottir among others. His play "Storm" received a special commendation at the Ars Electronica Festival in 2007.


Configurations
2009
00:47:20
Description

On 16 January 2009 the radio artist Brandon LaBelle and the electronic musician Benny Nilsen constructed a radiophonic experimental set-up comprising music, electromagnetic waves and human bodies: In the "Maria am Ostbahnhof" club in Berlin they staged a silent disco where the dance music was heard only through wireless headphones. They had previously located a series of microphones The dance floor of the club, so that the sounds of the dancing bodies could be recorded, processed and fed back into the room. From the resulting material, LaBelle and Nilsen have created a radiophonic 'Performance Lecture' on virtual sounds and physical control.

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KORN, Christoph

(German)

Christoph Korn, born in 1965, is a musician, composer, co-curator of the "pol" Festival of New Music, and lecturer in Aesthetics and Improvisation at the University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt. Prizes: 2005 honourably mentioned at the international radiophonic sound art competition Phonurgia Nova (Arles/France) for the audio work "Volkslied" (Folk song) 2008 Phonurgia Nova Award in the Intermedia category for "series invisible" with Lasse-Marc Riek 2009 Prix Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention (Digital Musics) for the intermedia work "Waldstueck" (Section of a forest)


Consolamini
2006
00:51:14
Description

"Consolamini (St. Paul, the Apostle: 'Comfort ye one another with these words'!) is a work about death. My first compositional concern was 'time'. Consolamini does not only move in sound and the language itself, but essentially in the time proportions, in the gap, into which the symbolic yet extends ... If there is mention of death in Consolamini, I could nothing but perceive the earthquake, which is pushing over from the last century, muffled and inevitable, so that death cannot be discussed without speaking of the concept of 'destruction' " (Christoph Korn)

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STAPLETON Russel

(Australian)

 


DELYS Sherre

(American)

 


Containers
2001
00:15:34
Description

 

Prix Phonurgia Nova
CALON, Christian

(Canadian)

The Canadian composer and sound artist Christian Calon came to Berlin, where he now lives, on a DAAD scholarship. The subject of his radio works and sound installations which are broadcast in many countries is, in many different ways, time. He received the "Grand Prix Marulic" in 1999 for "The Ulysses Project".


Continental Divide
2012
00:51:23
Description

"What does a continent sound like?" Sound artist Christian Calon pursued this question on a long journey through North America. During this time he oriented himself towards the "Continental Divide", the watersheds between the rivers that drain into the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Arctic Oceans.

On large-scale maps, such structures only appear as areas of abstract colour and cryptic signs. For this reason, Christian Calon views his passage through the mountains and plains as a temporal flow.

His map is formed acoustically: He combines textures and contours, the rhythmic and the material variations of the landscape to a musical form between soundscape and sonification.

Organization of the tables

Each watershed comprises several ecosystems/ecozones. The sound cutting in tables corresponds to these zones. Names of the tables and type of ecozone.

1 - Atlantic watershed
the zones are located in the province of Quebec between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Main rivers/hydrographic network  :
    Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River

1. Lower St. Lawrence    Atlantic maritime - Mixedwood Plains
2. Lower North Shore    Boreal Shield (forest)
3. Charlevoix    Boreal Shield mountains
4. St. Lawrence River valley    alluvial plains of the St. Lawrence
5. North Shore    tundra of the Boreal Shield (subarctic) (Gulf of St. Lawrence)
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2- Arctic and Hudson Bay watershed
the zones overlap the central Canadian provinces (Manitoba (MB), Saskatchewan (SK), Alberta- (AB))
Main rivers/hydrographic network  :
    Bow River + Oldman River > South Saskatchewan River
    Saskatchewan Glacier > North Saskatchewan River
    Qu'Appelle River, Assiniboine River
    Lakes of Manitoba
    Nelson River   

1. Hudson Bay (MB)     Hudson Plains and Boreal Shield
2. The Prairies (MB-SK-AB)     Prairies
3. The Rocky Mountains (AB)    Montane Cordillera
4. Arctic (Ogilvie Mountains, Yukon)    Taiga Cordillera
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3 - Pacific watershed
All of these zones are included in the province of British Columbia (BC)
Main rivers/hydrographic network  :
    Fraser River
    Skeena River
    Thompson River
    Columbia River

1. Prairie        Prairie (north of BC)
2. Cassiar    Boreal Cordillera (forests and mountains (within the Coast Mountains) north of BC)
3. Skeena    Pacific Maritime (Skeena River and Coast Mountains, (North BC)
4. Thompson    semi-arid zone - Montane Cordillera (interior of BC)
5. Pacific Rim    littoral, Coast Mountains and rain forest

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KROUCHI Floy

(Française)


Couvre-Feux 56
2013
00:57:42
Prix Phonurgia Nova
AMMER, Andreas

(German)

Andreas Ammer, born in Munich in 1960, works as an author and television journalist and lives on Lake Starnberg.


FM Einheit

(German)

F.M. Einheit, born in Dortmund in 1958, is a composer and musician who lives near Lake Chiemsee in Upper Bavaria. He has influenced many musical projects, including "Einstürzende Neubauten", "Abwärts" and "Stein" and has also composed for many theatre productions.


Crashing Aeroplanes
2001
00:51:00
Description

To fly is mankind's greatest dream, to crash its greatest disaster.The authors Andreas Ammer and FM Einheit have dedicated their play to the brief descent before the airflow under the wings stops and the plane disappears from the monitors. What remains is the black box, which records everything that is spoken in the cockpit right up to the end. Authentic protocols form the centrepiece of the documentary radio play.

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HARTMAN, Hanna

(Swedish)

Hanna Hartman, born in Sweden, lives and works in Berlin. Studied dramatics and literature at the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm, as well as Radio and Interactive Media at the DI and Electro-Acoustic Music at EMS in Stockholm.

Numerous awards, including Prix Europa (1998), Karl Sczuka Prize (2005), Prix Phonurgia Nova (2006), Swedish Music Publishers' Annual Award (2007) and Rosenbergpriset (2011).


Cratere
2003
00:26:54
Description

Volcanoes: bound, sleeping power. Years of silence, soundlessly slumbering. Then suddenly the concentrated energy is discharged in a roaring concert of sound: along with the bursts of fire, threatening sounds emanate from the earth, mingling with the muffled sound of the massive boulders and leaving behind desolate cratered landscapes. "Cratere" is what the Italians call the huge holes left behind by the eruption of Mount Etna and other volcanoes. In her sound piece, Hanna Hartman has collected and processed recordings of the eruptions of Mount Etna and other volcanoes, especially in Italy and Costa Rica, and assembled them to a sound composition.

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BERGER, Ludwig

(German)

Ludwig Berger was born in 1986 in Bad Bergzabern, Germany and was raised near Wissembourg, France. In 2012 he received a Master’s degree with distinction in musicology, art history and literature from the Eichstätt-Ingolstadt University (Germany). While studying there he began composing music for film and theatre and performed spokenword-projects throughout Europe. In this context he was awarded a “Netzresidenz” from the Literaturhaus Bremen and the “Poetry-Clip Prize” from the 3Sat / ZDF Theatre Channel. He is currently studying electroacoustic composition under the direction of Robin Minard at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar (Germany).


Cuyo
2013
10:00
Description

Steppes, deserts, and high mountains dominate the region of Cuyo in west Argentina. It is as if this quiet landscape were playing itself: hunks of earth fly through canyons, ebbing water crackles across salt deserts, small wood chips fall on cactuses, sand trickles down heaps of metal. Where water runs, fertile valleys and oases, rich with vegetation, pose a fascinating contrast to the barren landscape.
The condensed soundscape moves between these extremes. All composed sounds are unprocessed (except panning and equalization) and were only produced on location.
For Lea.

Winning piece of the 14th Electroacoustic Composition Competition Música Viva 2013.

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BORDONI, Isabella

(Italian)

Isabella Bordoni, lyricist, actress and composer, born in Rimini in 1962, founded the "Giardini Pensili" theatre group with Roberto Paci Dalò in 1985 and is also known outside Italy for her live performances. "Da wo der Schatten erscheint" was based on the eponymous performance they staged in Italy.


Da wo der Schatten erscheint (Lì dove l’ombra appare)
2005
00:44:34
Description

Isabella Bordoni's artistic work is on the borderline between different disciplines, in the transition from writing to sound, to image, to space. "I'm interested in this technology, which preserves the poetic memory of modern man. I can add something to this, which includes a space of'not knowing' and can view the technical capabilities of the machine as a miracle of nature. In this intersection of different worlds, a new world has been created, a place where all things are at once feeling and logic, poetry and number. Yet this place is also moving (...) and I can only find it, by moving myself. Like an instant and perpetuity it lies in the mystery of the shadow."

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ERICKSON, Stephen

(American)

Stephen Erickson, born in Sacramento, California in 1948, is an audio art artist, feature writer, and producer of radio plays for many international radio stations. Moreover, he is a lecturer in Radio Art and coaches trainees in the EBU Master School on Radio features. He lives in New York and Berlin.


Dancing River – Crying Dragon
2006
00:49:40
Description

China - that is a sunset on the shore of a lake,a group of pensioners practising Tai Chi, the rhythmic brushing of cotton, and finally Chinese hip-hop music from a car radio and the underground announcements in Beijing. Stephen Erickson travelled through China and found himself facing a overcrowded, complex Chinese painting in which the past, present and the future, religion, and ideology are united.His soundscape "Dancing River - Crying Dragon" captures many of the details of contemporary China, connects these sounds with classical Chinese music, and tells the story of more than 5000 years of Chinese history.

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DUMAS, Chantal

(Canadian)

Chantal Dumas, born in Quebec in 1959, sound artist, composer and author of radio plays. She has won a number of awards including the Hungarian Sound Art Prize EAR 1997 and the French Prix Phonurgia Nova in 1997 and 2001. "Les petits riens" was awarded the Prix Bohemia 2010.


Danse – Tanz nach einem Text von Chantal Neveu
2005
00:50:20
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A sound artist and a writer dedicate themselves to dance, in order to capture some of its complex aura acoustically. Chantal Dumas accompanied four dancers during rehearsals and at first recorded the clearly physical aspects of dance: Breathing, movement in space, walking, falling, rigidity, and gravity. Into these images she weaves voices which reflect on their own bodies. "Danse" (Dance) is a composition of the elements of body, word and music that oscillates between the presence of the human body and its abstraction in a line, an arc, movement, sound, volume.

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AVAR, Peter

(German)

Peter Avar, sound engineer at the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. Various sound art projects in collaboration with Radio Educación, Mexico.


DISSE, Iris

(German)

Iris Disse, born in Lüneburg in 1956, has lived in Ecuador since 1994. She has produced documentaries, theatre projects and radio plays, including "Screaming Mamas" (SFB-ORB 2000).


Das Herz der Tänzer – El corazon de los bailarines
2003
00:54:00
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The heart is not just a bodily organ, the heart is a mythical place. Many cultures attribute a significance to the heart which refers to feelings, beliefs or the supernatural. The Aztec warriors tore open their prisoners' chests at the top of the pyramids and held the twitching hearts in the sun. A heart for the Gods. What the conquering Spaniards considered to be the height of barbarity, was for the victims nothing more than a religious rite. They died cheerfully and calmly: "This is the blissful death, that our ancestors proclaimed and praised for us." The cruelty of the Europeans was of a different nature. Wilhelm Hauff recorded it symbolically in his fairy tale "Das steinerne Herz" (The Heart of Stone): "Such a heart feels neither anxiety nor terror, neither foolish compassion nor other grief."Iris Disse (Story and direction)has embarked on a journey into the heart of two worlds. With the sound engineer Peter Avar (Direction), she has visited ritual festivals in Mexico and contrasted them with European perceptions of the heart.

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ERTL-SHIRLEY, Christina

(Austria)


Christina Ertl-Shirley was born in Vienna in 1981. She is a sound researcher, author and curator. Her works deal mainly with the interface between art and science.


Das Pflanzenorchester
2013
00:54:10
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Do plants produce sounds? Do they possibly even possess musical potential? On the lookout for talented members of a plant orchestra, Christina Ertl-Shirley trawls through a wide variety of disciplines: from the fields of botany, via biochemistry, esotericism, floristics, interactive electronics right up to musicology.
As with the majority of casting shows, the actual question and at the same time also the most difficult one to answer is: Which candidate remains at the end? And who has to go? To top it all off, the best sounding plants perform a composition together.

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JOVÉ, Rafael

(German)

 


Das Radio ist nicht Sibirien
2011
00:47:35
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MATALONI, José

(Argentinian)

José Eduardo Mataloni, born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1965, is a sound artist and composer of electro-acoustic music. He also composes for dance, theatre, performances and sound installations. He has lived in Germany, is now in Spain.


Das Schicksalsrad
2004
00:49:39
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The Arcana, the picture cards of a Tarot deck, already inspired José Mataloni to a first composition ("Die Arcana", DLR Berlin, 2002). Now he once again takes up the motif of randomly selected card reading musically and in so doing questions the Arcana as the source of divination. Nine further picture cards are laid, nine acoustic symbols can be freely interpreted by the listener: The Devil, Death, The Wheel of Fortune, The Tower, Temperance, Justice, Judgement, Strength and The Hanged Man. "The dealer is imaginary and thus sows the seeds for the subjective perception of the listener as well as that of the composer – so that a dialogue can develop between the two." (J. Mataloni)

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BUTZMANN, Frieder

(German)

Frieder Butzmann, born in Konstanz in 1954, is a composer, musician, sound and performance artist as well as a writer of features and radio plays. He lives in Berlin. He collects sounds, music, noises and impressions, yet mostly does not know whether he should use them to make compositions, film music, recitations, radio plays or entire operas. He tirelessly widens, cuts and transposes analogue and digital sound recordings beyond recognition.


Das Spunkkrachlexikon – Vom, zum und über das Hören
2001
00:53:24
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In the Spunkkrachlexikon by and with Frieder Butzmann – like in every dictionary – it's a question of hard facts – only more fun: Sorted solely by the sequence of letters (Z-A), information is given on the subject of hearing. Under keywords such as "Zirbeldrüse" (pineal gland), "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah", "Ohrensausen" (tinnitus), "Maulwurf" (mole), "Geräusch" (noise), "fühlen" (feel), and "dröhnen" (booming) you can look up or listen to what Frieder Butzmann associates with it. Find out about acoustic illusions, the chemical toilet on an ICE train, the big bang or information about musical quantum leaps, harmonies and cacophonies. The Spunkkrachlexikon was put on the "www" from its broadcast date and can be heard letter by letter in Real Audio format on the DLR website.

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NIKPRELEVIC, Natascha

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VETTER, Michael

(German)

Michael Vetter, born in 1943, studied theology and music. He is a master of overtone singing. His interest is in using different media (language, painting, photography, theatre, music) for the realisation of what he refers to as "Transverbal": Language is movement is music.
After thirteen years in Japan living primarily as a Zen monk, today he lives withdrawn for the greater part of his time, painting, writing and gardening in the middle of his olive grove on the Monte Amiata. He founded his Accademia Capraia here in 1991, a "school in the art of living" operating according to his concepts.


De Profundis (Rocca)
2000
00:09:30
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"Soto Voce" plays with the name of the South American sculptor Soto. Soto has created a vast sound tube sculpture in Tuscany which stands outdoors on a small hill. Michael Vetter and his colleague Natasha Nikprelevic have improvised to connect their voices with the sounds from the sculpture generated by the wind, and have thus composed a piece out of the sounds of the tube sculpture, voices and the sounds of nature in the Tuscan landscape.

The overtone improvisation "De Profundis" lets the voices of both artists sound in an old tank which is to be found in Rocca, also in Tuscany.

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NEGATIVLAND

(American)

The American artists' collective Negativland originated in 1980. In conjunction with their own material, they use quotations from mass culture thus creating works of art, books, recordings, CDs, films and live performances that change the original messages of the rearranged materials. They refer to this working method as "cultural jamming" (a term they coined themselves) or "cultural archaeology".


Deathsentences / No Business
2003
00:52:33
Description

The handling of and playing with existing material, the free processing of tones, words, sounds and images form the focus of the performances and CD projects by the band Negativland from San Francisco (USA). Negativland incorporates found fragments of previously published music into their compositions and has been demonised for this by copyright representatives, declared heroes by like-minded people. NEGATIVLAND "steals" music from other people, but rebuilds it into something that appears to the group as a more honest statement. NEGATIVLAND takes the attitude that a refusal to be original in the traditional sense is the only way to make art with any depth in a world of commodity capitalism.

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Débordement(s)
2012
00:16:19
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VELASCO, Daniel

(German)

Daniel Velasco, born in 1958, is a sound engineer for New Music, audio art pieces. He composes for film and television. "Der Humboldt Effekt" (The Humboldt Effect) was his first composition.


Der Humboldt-Effekt
2001
00:42:55
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The scientist, naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt is the focus of this composition by Daniel Velasco. 200 years ago Humboldt travelled to Cuba and there - quite in keeping with his cross-disciplinary science - went on a quest for insights about nature and man. He recorded many of his experiences and thoughts in writing. Acoustic images from Havana, Trinidad and the Alejandro de Humboldt national park appear in Velasco's composition: Places that Humboldt visited and where he researched in the early 19th century are made "audible" here. The texts from Humboldt's travel diaries are quoted in four languages and form the musical counterpoint to Cuba's rich and diverse soundscape.

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NALEPPA, Götz

(German)

Götz Naleppa, born in 1943, director, media artist, translator and author, was sound art editor at Deutschlandradio Kultur until December 2008. Responsible for well over 100 radio drama productions, works for theatre and opera. Own sound art work since 1983. Numerous awards for radio drama productions (Prix Europa, Prix Marulic, "Gold Award" at the New York Festival 2008, Prix Italia 2009, etc.).


SCHAFFNER, Gabi

(German)

Gabi Schaffner (aka raw audio), born in 1965, lives and works between Frankfurt and Berlin, Helsinki and Lobo, Texas. She works as a writer, photographer and audio artist. Studies of German and American literature as well as Ethnography and Visual Communication.


Der Klang des Schnees – Finnish Snowwalks and Dances
2007
00:54:22
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Recordings of Snow Music are rare, and even more rarely are they presented to a greater public. The Hamburg artist Gabi Schaffner and the Finnish music anthropologist Sisukas Poronainen spent three years collecting material in Finland and Lapland. In our programme Gabi Schaffner presents some of their finest examples of Finnish "Lumimusikki": Field recordings from North Karelia and Lapland are mixed with modern pieces from Helsinki, Turku and Tampere. For a new generation of musicians has committed itself to the task of reinterpreting the older traditions of ritual tunes and word magic. The impact of Snow Music has grown with the increasing need for a musical identity incorporating the poetic universe of snow.

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VÖLKER Ludwig

(German)

 


Der repetitive Struwwelpeter
2010
00:24:42
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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Des murs
1992
00:18:07
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GERWIN, Thomas

(German)

Thomas Gerwin, born in 1955, is a composer and sound artist focussing on radio composition and sound installation. He is involved in acoustic ecology. Winner of numerous awards, including the Karl Sczuka Prize 1999. Chairman of the "Gesellschaft für multisensoriale Kunst" (Institute for Multisensorial Arts IfMK) since 2001. Since 2004, founder and director of the International Sound Art Festival Berlin.


Die Alchemie der 4 Elemente
2005
00:53:36
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This radio piece is about the four elements, their nature, their outer and inner sound and their archaic power to transform. Since the pre-Socratics, philosophers have dealt with the doctrine of elements, mostly derived from the "One", the primordial matter, which is differentiated into earth, fire, water, air. Their specific composition accounts for the form of all beings and things. Alchemy in particular took to these teachings. On this basis, the composer Thomas Gerwin has tried to establish an "alchemy of sound": His musical elements arise from a primary matter, which differentiates, spreads, and transforms itself. His goal: "To recognise the sublime in the everyday, the practical in principle and the playful in the important."

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MATALONI, José

(Argentinian)

José Eduardo Mataloni, born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1965, is a sound artist and composer of electro-acoustic music. He also composes for dance, theatre, performances and sound installations. He has lived in Germany, is now in Spain.


Die Arkana
2002
00:52:58
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The Arcana, the picture cards from the card game Tarot, serve as a source of inspiration and can offer suggestions for lifestyles in a playful way. The "Juggler" stands for inspiration, the "Popess" for knowledge, the "Emperor" for philosophy, the "Empress" for magic, the "Pope" for the idea of divine incarnation in man, the "Lovers" for temptation, the "Chariot" for the triumph over temptation... Each Arcanum in the Tarot counts as a universally valid psychological and spiritual archetype. José Mataloni's composition sketches the path of an "Initiation into Magic". "In this sound piece I adopt the attitude of the Hermetic philosophers, who are open for all ideas and religions, in order to combine them to form a whole." (J. Mataloni)

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GAMMEL, Marcus

(German)

Marcus Gammel, born in Bremen in 1975, studied musicology, literature and philosophy in Berlin, Paris and New York. Works as radio producer, dramatruge and music journalist. Since 2009, he directs the sound art programme of Deutschlandradio Kultur. Prix Phonurgia Nova 2005 for "Europas Wahn" (with Viktoria Tkaczyk).


GRÖNING, Philip

(German)

Philip Gröning, born in Dusseldorf in 1959, has worked as a filmmaker since 1982. In all his films, he assumes responsibility – unique in Germany's film industry - for directing, script, editing and part of the camera work. His films have won many awards.


Die große Stille
2007
00:49:34
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"Die große Stille" (Into Great Silence) is a film about "La Grande Chartreuse", the head monastery of the legendary silent order of Carthusian monks. 19 years after the first meeting between the director Philip Gröning and the prior of the monastery, he created the first film that was ever permitted to be made about life behind the monastery walls. A strict, almost silent meditation on monastic life in its purest form. No music, no interviews, no comments, no additional material. Only the passage of time, the change of seasons and the recurring element of the day: prayer. In this wordless silence every noise is significant. That is why the director has made a radio version of the soundtrack on behalf of Deutschlandradio: Listening to silence.

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BLAKE, William

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GREHN, Kai

(German)

Kai Grehn, born in Grevesmühlen in 1969, studied theatre direction and cultural studies in Berlin, founded the Theatre "fleur du mal", has written plays and radio plays, performance projects with the rock group SANDOW.


Die Hochzeit von Himmel und Hölle
1998
00:52:10
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"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is - infinite". The English poet William Blake attempted in his prophetic texts to describe the existential extremes of good and evil as essential antagonisms. The 20th Century is approaching Blake's writings musically, as Allen Ginsberg invokes: "I hope now that the musical articulation of Blake's poetry will be heard from the electronically illuminated democratic place of rock pop music mass media and will set an eternal standard for poetry"

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HARTMAN, Hanna

(Swedish)

Hanna Hartman, born in Sweden, lives and works in Berlin. Studied dramatics and literature at the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm, as well as Radio and Interactive Media at the DI and Electro-Acoustic Music at EMS in Stockholm.

Numerous awards, including Prix Europa (1998), Karl Sczuka Prize (2005), Prix Phonurgia Nova (2006), Swedish Music Publishers' Annual Award (2007) and Rosenbergpriset (2011).


Die Mysterien finden im Hauptbahnhof statt
2000
00:45:16
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The author has taken the train from Berlin to Romania. The journey took her one week. On her route she passed the stations of Prague and Budapest, Bucharest was the end of the line. Hanna Hartman eavesdropped on these three stations with a microphone. There are similarities, but each station has it's own sound. In the feature these three stations meet acoustically across borders and over distances in a space that the author has composed for them. The feature is a sound collage of travellers and people waiting.

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BOHLEN, Hermann

(German)

Hermann Bohlen was born in Celle in 1963 and lives in Berlin. He is an author and producer of radio plays.


BUTZMANN, Frieder

(German)

Frieder Butzmann, born in Konstanz in 1954, is a composer, musician, sound and performance artist as well as a writer of features and radio plays. He lives in Berlin. He collects sounds, music, noises and impressions, yet mostly does not know whether he should use them to make compositions, film music, recitations, radio plays or entire operas. He tirelessly widens, cuts and transposes analogue and digital sound recordings beyond recognition.


Die Wauwautheorie
1995
00:52:28
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Bernhard and Ferdinand, two dog experts have determined that a dog doesn't go "bow-wow" in Chinese, but "Wangwang". Bernhard and Ferdinand listen raptly to the mutts, as does Joe, a postman, who compensates the unbelievable monotony of his life with 15 different types of bark.In the search for fundamental clarification of the problem both dog experts demonstrate true inquiring minds. They storm the scientific institutions and demand exact information. All the stops are pulled in the high and low barking sector. The dialogues are interwoven with the signs and sounds of dog language. A number of hilarious musical structures of animal onomatopoeia are created.

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SANI, Nicola

(Italian)

Nicola Sani, was born in Ferrara in 1961, is a composer, director of opera and dance theatre projects, as well as a music editor and author. He lives in Rome.
In many of his pieces he combines electronic and traditional instruments. He has collaborated with Michelangelo Antonioni, Nam June Paik, and Fabrizio Plessi. He was awraded the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in 1990 for his video film Footprint (with Mario Sasso).


Diotima e Euridice
2004
00:50:45
Description

Diotima, the female character from Holderlin's "Hyperion", and Eurydice, the wife of the mythical Orpheus, represent the crisis in the relationship between men and women in this piece. In both narratives, the male heroes prefer to mourn their dead wives rather than live with them lovingly. Quotes from Plato, Rilke or Eliot as well as a free adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's "Scenes from a Marriage" complete the text layer of this piece. Nevertheless the focus is on the music: Flute, electric guitar and lute are the protagonists - like the three human voices. "The instruments, voices and electronic material jointly interpret the sound storyline of an unreal, hallucinatory scenario."

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JOHNSON, Bernadette

(Swiss)

Bernadette Johnson was born in St. Gallen in 1955 and today she lives and works in Basel. Since 1980 autodidact, she produces soundworks for Radio and other acoustical spaces. Bernadette Johnson was awarded the Karl Sczuka Promotion Prize 2007 for the piece: "3 acoustical poems" and also received further awards such as the Prix Phonurgia Nova.


Drehungen und Windungen u. a. akustische Gedichte
2007
00:53:10
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Drehungen und Windungen (CD1, Track 1) – 00:06:44
Segeln mit Schubert (CD1, Track 2) – 00:04:21
Die Kammer des Kranken (CD1, Track 3) –  00:08:52
Corpo libero (CD2, Track 2) – 00:09:41
Body in Music (CD2, Track 3) – 00:11:04
Le bonheur / Glück – 00:07:44

The Swiss composer Bernadette Johnson is a master of the small form which she calls "acoustic poetry", associative sound structures of noises, instrumental sounds and language elements. The goal is to create certain volatile moods with minimal resources. She herself says: "In my acoustic works, I am interested in finding other layers of reality, the imaginary, the ambivalence of a mood. When everyday things are surprisingly linked together, something mysterious is discernible for a few moments." 

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CEE, Werner

(German)

Werner Cee, born in 1953, lives in Allendorf near Giessen, and works as a sound artist and composer. He has won numerous prizes at international festivals, most recently the Prix Italia 2010 for "Featuring Schuberts Winterreise". "Maschinerie der Polarlandschaft" (Machinery of the Polar Landscape) received a special commendation at the "Palmarès" in Bourges in 2005.


Dry Haze - Das Jahr ohne Sommer. Nach dem Gedicht „Darkness“ von Lord Byron, Auszügen aus dem US Patentregister, und „Cloud Songs“ von Juna Robin
2013
00:47:31
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In 1816, following the outbreak of an Indonesian volcano, dry fog obscured the sky over large parts of Europe, screening off the sunlight. The overcast atmosphere also had literary consequences, and inspired Lord Byron to his famous poem 'Darkness'. Today, the experience gained from this 'Year without a summer' serve as an example for representatives of geoengineering, when they are thinking of cooling down the atmosphere with the aid of an artificial volcanic eruption.
'Dry Haze' (Part II of the triptych "The Anthropocene") is the soundtrack to this shaded world.


I had a dream, which was not all a dream.

The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars

Did wander darkling in the eternal space,

Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth

Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air.

(Lord Byron)



Players: Rachel Unthank, Becky Unthank, Adrian McNally, Neville Tranter
Electric guitar:  Alf Terje Hana
E-chin:  Werner Cee

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(Français)


Dry, wet, evergreen
2013
00:15:27
Prix Phonurgia Nova
CARL, Rüdiger

(German)

Rüdiger Carl (vocals, accordion), born in East Prussia in 1944, is one of the most important musicians to have emerged from European free jazz. He is also an improvisation artist and composer.


JOHANSSON, Sven Åke

(Swedish)

Sven-Åke Johansson (vocals, percussion), was born in Mariestad (Sweden) in 1943 and has lived in Berlin since 1968. Composer and musician, poet and artist, author and initiator of various musical productions.


Dschungelmusik mit Perkussion und Gesang
2004
00:54:22
Description

Sonic Arts Lounge revisited 1
Jungle music with percussion and vocals
by Sven Åke Johansson and Rüdiger Carl

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FERVERS, Andreas

(German)

Andreas Fervers, born in 1957, composer and musician, lives near Freiburg/Breisgau. Winner of various international composition competitions. Has also produced work for the radio since 1989.


WATERHOUSE, Peter

(Austrian)

Peter Waterhouse, born on 24 March 1956 in Berlin, is an Austrian writer.


E 71 – Etüde für große Trommel und drei Sprecher -
2001
00:45:05
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The "E 71" is a road through a destroyed border area. The eponymous volume of poetry by Peter Waterhouse is a document of the helplessness and speechless in the face of the devastation wreaked by the war in the area around the long besieged city of Bihać in the former Yugoslavia. The text is characterized by pauses that speak more than words about the terror. Andreas Fervers reproduces this brittle writing space musically. In his sound room, three speakers and a large drum act fragmentarily, disconnectedly, and always - individually. Neither dialogues nor comments, nor polyphonic structures can emerge where human life belongs to the past.

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ANKERSMIT, Thomas

(Dutch)

Thomas Ankersmit, born in 1979 in Leiden, saxophonist and sound artist, lives in Berlin.


TRICOLI, Valerio

(Italian)

Valerio Tricoli, born in 1977 in Palermo, composer and sound artist, lives in Berlin.


Echelon Teufelsberg
2010
00:48:34
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The American 'National Security Agency' has operated a worldwide intelligence monitoring network for decades under the name of 'Echelon'. Its antennas and sensors are usually concealed beneath large white domes. Thomas Ankersmit and Valerio Tricoli enter into the decommissioned listening complex on Teufelsberg (Devil's Mountain) on the outskirts of Berlin and play with the metaphoric and acoustic resonances:
 
"The radar building in the espionage facility in Grunewald forest is the most fascinating acoustic background I have ever experienced. The dome is made out of fibreglass hexagons, the floor out of concrete. This results in spectacular reverberation, as well as a complex arrangement of strongly focussed echoes. The place becomes a real being, which responds immediately to musical stimuli." (Thomas Ankersmit)

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WEISER, Marc

(German)

Marc Weiser (Rechenzentrum), born in Dusseldorf in 1967, is a media artist.
1999: Establishment of the international festival for electronic music and new media: Club Transmediale, Berlin
1997 – 2009: Creation of the Audio / Video – Duo Rechenzentrum.
2003: Joined the international ensemble for contemporary music Zeitkratzer.
Marc and Nicolas Weiser experimented together with new aesthetic practices within the liturgy in the Canisius Church in Berlin-Charlottenburg.


WEISER, Nicolas T.

(German)

Nicolas T. Weiser, born in Dusseldorf in 1968, is a former Jesuit and art theologian. He is a member of the Laptoporchester Berlin.
Marc and Nicolas Weiser experimented together with new aesthetic practices within the liturgy in the Canisius Church in Berlin-Charlottenburg.


Ekstatische Konfessionen
2009
00:41:56
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Inspired by Martin Buber's anthology of mystical writings, the brothers Marc and Nicolas T. Weiser draw up an acoustic liturgy. Inner states are transmitted to the outside as if through a membrane where they are condensed into associative soundspaces."The concept of mysticism is often explained with a reference to the Greek word 'myein', which means with eyes and ears closed. We are trying to approach the topic of the inaudible, attempting to bring to sound that which strictly speaking cannot be made audible. This has to do with the presence of the absent, with the silence in the sound itself. In the moment a melody is heard, it is has already passed. Every note and every sound has this transitory quality, the property of transition." (Weiser)

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RINGOOT Sonia

(Belgian)

 


En quête de terre
2011
00:51:10
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Prix Pierre Schaeffer
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En suspension
2013
00:19:13
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BUMSTEINAS, Arturas

(Lithuanian)

Arturas Bumšteinas is a composer of acoustic and electronic music (graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater), founder-member of ensembles Quartet Twentytwentyone, Zarasai and Works and Days, visual artist with various projects presented in dozens of exhibitions around Europe. The festivals where Bumšteinas participated with his music and audiovisual projects among others include The Holland Festival, Sensoralia/Romaeuropa, Angelica, Avanto, Jauna Muzika, Sonic Circuits, Cut & Splice, Skanumezs, Wundergrund, Full Pull etc... Since the year 2000 Arturas has collaborated with artists as Laura Garbštienė, Jesse Glass, Anton Lukoszevieze, Piotr Kurek, Jeff Surak, Borut Savski, Pure, Max Reinhardt and others. Amongst the publishers of Bumšteinas' music are such labels as Bøłt, Zeromoon, Con-v, NUUN, Cronica Electronica, Nexsound etc... His exhibition-related work is represented by Galerie Antje Wachs in Berlin. Arturas lives and works in Vilnius and Warsaw.


Epiloghi - Sei modi di dire Zangtumbtumb
2013
00:44:18
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In 1913 Luigi Russolo published the Futurist manifesto "L'arte dei rumori" ('The Art of Noises'). In this he proclaimed the age of noise-sounds: The machine has created "such a variety and such a contention of noises that pure sound in its slightness and monotony no longer provokes emotion".
100 years later, Lithuanian composer Arturas Bumšteinas goes looking for signs of Futurism. He finds what he is looking for in the Baroque era, where noise machines arrived in theatres, René Descartes described the human body as a machine, and equal temperament was not yet alone in determining the tonal system.
Bumšteinas combines recordings of old theatre machines with sounds from the harpsichord and prepared harpsichord:
Emotive Baroque music meets futuristic effect noises.

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Et où s'en va la nuit
2013
00:19:04
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ALMOGUERA, Pablo Sanz

(Spanish)

 


GIOMI, Francesco

(Italian)

Composer and sound projectionist. He is mainly interested in live electronic music and acousmatic music.

In the last year he has collaborated with several musicians as David Moss, Uri Caine, Jim Black, Sonia Bergamasco, Jonathan Faralli, Elio Martusciello, Giovanni Nardi and Francesco Canavese, also by founding the SDENG duo and the ZUM trio projects for electroacoustic music improvisation.

Since 2001 he regularly collaborates with the Italian choreographer Virgilio Sieni; in 2003 and 2009 he obtained commissions for new musical works from GRM of Paris. In 2007 he won the International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music held in Lisbon while in 2011 he has been one of the winners of the Europe Sound Panorama Workshop at ZKM in Karlsruhe . His works are regularly performed in festivals and concerts all over the world.

He is professor of Electronic Music at the Music Conservatory in Bologna; he is also director of Tempo Reale, the centre for music research based in Florence, where he has collaborated with Luciano Berio and other relevant composers, musicians, choreographers and directors besides orchestras and ensembles in Italy and abroad.


katrinem

(German)

katrinem was born in Augsburg in 1969 and lives and works in Berlin (studio) and Linz.
She studied violin/viola at the Musikhochschule Köln (Cologne University of Music) and at the Kärtner Landeskonservatorium (Carinthian State Conservatorium). Until 1998 she was a member of the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra. Her interest in various forms of contemporary music and performance art was already strong during her studies. She has worked on numerous performances (predominantly cross-disciplinary) in different constellations with ensembles and artists. She worked in the field of cultural management from 1998 to 2005, among other things as a producer of the Ars Electronica festival in Linz, Austria. Recently she completed a Master's degree in composition at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. Since 2004, under the theme 'go your gait!', a series of projects have come into being which occupy themselves with the impressions of our patterns of walking in public.
In addition to her own works, cooperation with Bruce Odland, Sam Auinger (since 2007) and Penelope Wehrli (since 2008).


KORABIEWSKI, Konrad

(Dutch)

Born 1978 – self-taught audiovisual artist and performer

Konrad Korabiewski is originally from Poland but has living in Denmark since 1991.

Not only is he crossing borders nationally, in his music as well he is joggling with, and mixing elements from electro-acustic composition-music with soundinstallation and experiments with classical instruments and other soundmakers, resulting in international collaborations with other artists and pieces of work ranging from audiovisual opera variations to experimantal multimedia projects, concerts and installations.


LA COSA PREZIOSA

(Italian)

La Cosa Preziosa (Susanna Caprara) is a sound artist originally from the south of Italy and based in Dublin, Ireland. Her commitment is to produce original work in the form of aural dreamscapes, soundscapes and experimental organic tracks by exploring the intersection between the realism of field recording and the possibilities of dramatic staging.


MALESEVIC, Stefan

(Serbian)

 


SOFTDAY

(Irish)

Since 1999 Softday, the art-science collaboration of artist Sean Taylor and computer scientist Mikael Fernström, have engaged with issues relating to natural cycles in time, climate change and its global effects.

Both artists are interested in exploring the cracks between various media and creative genres such as expanded theatre, sound art, socially engaged practice, sculpture, music, dance and the application of new technologies.


NOISEAU, Etienne

(French)

 


ÖZGÖNENC, Tamer Fahri

(German)

 


ŽELEZNY, Ladislav

(Czech)

 


KÖNER, Thomas

(German)

Thomas Köner, born in 1965, is a media and sound artist. He has received numerous awards, including the "New Media Prize 2000" (Montreal), "NORMAN Prize 2004" (Stuttgart), German Sound Art Award 2004 (WDR), "Goldene Nica" at Ars Electronica 2004, Transmediale.05 Award, International Media Art Festival, Berlin 2005 and was artist in residence at the Villa Aurora, Los Angeles in 2006.


Europa – ein Klangpanorama (2)
2011
00:25:56
Description

How does your Europe sound? Over the last year, Deutschlandradio Kultur, the Goethe Institute in Belgrade and the Institute for Music and Acoustics of the ZKM in Karlsruhe put this question to prospective sound artists from Gibraltar to the Ural mountains. The response was more than 180 contributions from 25 countries. The ten best artists were invited to a workshop at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. There they were able to develop a joint concept of the sound panorama of Europe with the media artist Thomas Köner. The result was premiered in Karlsruhe on 22 October.

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TKACZYK Viktoria

(German)

Dr. Viktoria Tkaczyk, born 1976 in Lindenberg (Allgäu), is Assistant Professor for Arts and New Media at Amsterdam University, and researcher at Max Planck Institut for the History of Science Berlin. She has studied theater science in Munich, Berlin and Madrid, and she has worked for major German newspapers as a journalist and theater critic.


GAMMEL, Marcus

(German)

Marcus Gammel, born in Bremen in 1975, studied musicology, literature and philosophy in Berlin, Paris and New York. Works as radio producer, dramatruge and music journalist. Since 2009, he directs the sound art programme of Deutschlandradio Kultur. Prix Phonurgia Nova 2005 for "Europas Wahn" (with Viktoria Tkaczyk).


Europas Wahn
2005
00:13:53
Description

Prix Phonurgia Nova 2005

„Europas Wahn“ (Europe's Craze) is translating the European continent’s founding myth into the sounds of present-day life. The Rape of Europe – the ancient story of Zeus transforming into a bull in order to capture the Phoenician princess – is retold with the voices of European women who work with bulls: peasants from southern Germany, a French bull breeder, and a German butcher. Their statements are interwoven with the ancient calls and hollers that have always accompanied the encounter of (wo)men and animals. The only male voice of the piece is reciting the myth’s earliest existing version, written by Moschos in the 2nd century BC.

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BUTZMANN, Frieder

(German)

Frieder Butzmann, born in Konstanz in 1954, is a composer, musician, sound and performance artist as well as a writer of features and radio plays. He lives in Berlin. He collects sounds, music, noises and impressions, yet mostly does not know whether he should use them to make compositions, film music, recitations, radio plays or entire operas. He tirelessly widens, cuts and transposes analogue and digital sound recordings beyond recognition.


RÖHRER, Wolfgang

(German)

Wolfgang Roehr, born in Freiburg in 1942, has lived in Berlin since 1965. He studied philosophy and media studies. A writer of radio plays, he has been making his own independent productions since 1980.


Ewigkeitsendeteufelgott Walla
1997
00:55:18
Description

August Walla lives in the "Haus der Künstler" (House of Artists) belonging to the Gugging state psychiatric clinic near Vienna. He is a world-famous representative of "art brut", art by the so-called "insane". But for him and his admirers, his mind extends far beyond the cosmos that is known to us: here he paints and describes the "Ewigkeitsendeland" (Eternity's end country), which begins at the end of eternity, but is now already connected to our universe through "worm holes" (as modern theoretical physics refers to it)...

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Faîtes venir le piano
2006
00:19:40
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FERRARI, Luc

(French)

Luc Ferrari, born in France in 1929, composer, radio play and film producer. An important representative of the French musique concrète. He combined elements of literature with electroacoustic and instrumental music in many compositions. Numerous awards and prizes, including the Prix Italia in 1987 and 1991.


Far West News
2001
00:51:56
Description

The composer Luc Ferrari undertakes an aleatory trip to the southwest of the United States. Day by day, the route unfolds, day by day, encounters in sound are made, people encountered, day by day life is woven from coincidences."This is neither a documentary nor a soundscape, nor a radio play, nor an electro-acoustic work, nor a portrait, nor an exposé of true-life recording, nor is it... It's a composition! What else can I say? Perhaps that the subtitle could be: Sound poem from life." (Luc Ferrari)

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VETTER, Michael

(German)

Michael Vetter, born in 1943, studied theology and music. He is a master of overtone singing. His interest is in using different media (language, painting, photography, theatre, music) for the realisation of what he refers to as "Transverbal": Language is movement is music.
After thirteen years in Japan living primarily as a Zen monk, today he lives withdrawn for the greater part of his time, painting, writing and gardening in the middle of his olive grove on the Monte Amiata. He founded his Accademia Capraia here in 1991, a "school in the art of living" operating according to his concepts.


Faust Drei – Hörstück für Stimme und Gong
2000
00:51:32
Description

Faust, following moving and shocking events nevertheless accepted into heaven, desperately tries to justify his way of life on earth and is no longer able to understand what he himself is saying. Not on account of the loud singing of the angels, but because of the different nature of heavenly language. Nonetheless he overindulges his speech and his "Faustian vitality" and forgets himself in the depths of the moment, which turns out to be exactly what he had been arduously seeking in the first two parts of J.W. von Goethe's tragedy.This composition for voice and gongs originated during the work on "Die Gesetzestafeln" (The Tablets of the Law), a piece from 1999 that was produced in Michael Vetter's "Academia Capraia".

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CUSACK, Peter

(English)

Peter Cusack, born in 1948, lives in London as a radio producer, musician and lecturer. Works on the effect of voice, tone, sound and music in public places.


VOJTECHOVSKY, Milos

(Czech)

Miloš Vojtěchovský, born in Prague in 1955 and lives there as a freelance writer and radio producer, curator, media theorist. Co-founder of independent media art projects.


Favourite Sounds of Prague
2009
00:46:47
Description

"What is your favourite sound in Prague? And why?" Between March and October 2008 this question was answered by citizens of the Czech capital, from all age groups and classes.Miloš Vojtěchovský and Peter Cusack interviewed suburbanites and city dwellers, schoolchildren and students, children and elderly people, blind and sighted people, workers and politicians. From sounds and interviews arose a polyphonic sound topography of Prague life. The piece was created as part of "Zipp - German-Czech Cultural Projects", an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Fil blanc
2003
00:15:37
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GIANNOTTI, Stefano

(Italian)

Stefano Giannotti, born in Lucca, Tuscany in 1963.
He has produced international award-winning radio compositions and radio plays since 1989.
Winner of the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize for the second time for "Geologica" (following "Il tempo cambia" in 2002).


Fine del messaggio
1999
00:46:32
Description

Matilde, the baby, is having a restless night. Between waking and dreaming three fantasy worlds open to her.In her first waking dream, the only inhabitants of the Earth are a man and a woman. They have to imitate birds, in order to communicate because they do not speak a language. It is a world without words.In her second vision, the world is being listened to from the Moon: Voices, bells, war cries and machines can be heard; electronic instruments mimic Morse code.Speechlessness once again prevails in her third waking dream. Only isolated computer voices break the silence to announce: "Fine del messaggio" (End of the message).

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BICK, Andreas

(German)

Andreas Bick, born in Marl in 1964, lives and works as a film and radio composer in Berlin. His sound composition "Dripping" was awarded the Prix Ars Acustica 2000 by the WDR. His piece "Windscapes" produced for Deutschlandradio Berlin received the Karl Sczuka Prize in 2002. In 2006 and 2007 the two radio plays fire pattern and frost pattern were created with which Bick won the Phonurgia Nova Award in 2008. The composition Chronostasis received the Silver World Medal for best sound at the New York Festivals Awards in 2009. Andreas Bick also wrote the music for the dance theater choreography The Waste Land by Ismael Ivo, which premiered at the Biennale in Venice in 2009.


Fire Pattern
2007
00:25:55
Description

"The two related sound compositions fire pattern and frost pattern listen to the sounds of fire and ice, and, through their identical structure, emphasize the acoustic relationship between the two temperature poles. Fire pattern deals with the sound phenomena that occur during combustion processes and high temperatures. Centre stage is given to sound recordings of volcanoes and geysers from Vanuatu, Costa Rica, Iceland and Sicily. Besides this, the prolonged tones of the singing flames and a spectrum of the quietest heat and fire noises, recall the role of fire as man's constant companion throughout the course of civilization." (Bick)

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BICK, Andreas

(German)

Andreas Bick, born in Marl in 1964, lives and works as a film and radio composer in Berlin. His sound composition "Dripping" was awarded the Prix Ars Acustica 2000 by the WDR. His piece "Windscapes" produced for Deutschlandradio Berlin received the Karl Sczuka Prize in 2002. In 2006 and 2007 the two radio plays fire pattern and frost pattern were created with which Bick won the Phonurgia Nova Award in 2008. The composition Chronostasis received the Silver World Medal for best sound at the New York Festivals Awards in 2009. Andreas Bick also wrote the music for the dance theater choreography The Waste Land by Ismael Ivo, which premiered at the Biennale in Venice in 2009.


Fire Pattern
2008
00:25:55
Description

"The two related sound compositions fire pattern and frost pattern listen to the sounds of fire and ice, and, through their identical structure, emphasize the acoustic relationship between the two temperature poles. Fire pattern deals with the sound phenomena that occur during combustion processes and high temperatures. Centre stage is given to sound recordings of volcanoes and geysers from Vanuatu, Costa Rica, Iceland and Sicily. Besides this, the prolonged tones of the singing flames and a spectrum of the quietest heat and fire noises, recall the role of fire as man's constant companion throughout the course of civilization." (Bick)

Prix Phonurgia Nova
VOWINCKEL, Antje

(German)

Antje Vowinckel lives as a sound composer, radio playwright and director in Berlin. She has received numerous awards for her works, including the Karl Sczuka Prize and the Prix Europa.


Folgen Sie mir pausenlos - Ein Speakview mit automatischen Sprechern
2011
50:06
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Nine people walk across Berlin's former Tempelhof Airport. With headset-mikes and an individual audio guide they follow the same route one after the other. At the same time they speak continually. They 'film' their route by speaking, disassembling it into single images. The radio artist Antje Vowinckel assembles a auditory panorama of 'Tempelhof Freedom' from these currents of speech. Different perspectives overlap, a kind of acoustic squint emerges. 
In this way Vowinckel presents a place in upheaval. No longer an airport, not yet a park, the area as a construction of many becomes audible, as a transition between the times. A projection surface for visions.
Contributors: Dave Ball, Clarisse Cossais, Axel Dörner, Fernanda Farah, Shelley Hirsch, Sven-Åke Johansson, Annette Krebs, Chico Mello, Antje Vowinckel

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JOVANOVIC, Arsenije

(Serbian)

Arsenije Jovanovič was born in Belgrade in 1932 and has worked since the 1960s as a composer, photographer, writer, audio artist and director in theatre, radio and TV. His audio art pieces have won numerous awards at radio festivals, including the Prix Italia, Premio ondas (Spain), Acustica international (WDR), Grand Prix (Rust), Bienalderadio (Mexico City). In addition, some of his works were selected for film soundtracks, including films by Terrence Malick.


Four Winds
2004
00:00:00
Description

For many years, Jovanovič and his tape recorder have recorded the different moods and atmospheres around a wall, which protects his property from the powers of the sea, the Adriatic near the Croatian city of Rovinj.The examination of the sound material confronted him more and more with his own history. At the same time, the wind shifted in the diversity of its appearances into the centre of his attention. He had traversed many seas as a sailor and the wind regulated his life in exile on the Adriatic coast. The four-part composition is like a four-time approach, which penetrates ever deeper into the element of wind and into his subjective perception. It is a confrontation with the force of nature, the moods, but also the significance of wind.

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BICK, Andreas

(German)

Andreas Bick, born in Marl in 1964, lives and works as a film and radio composer in Berlin. His sound composition "Dripping" was awarded the Prix Ars Acustica 2000 by the WDR. His piece "Windscapes" produced for Deutschlandradio Berlin received the Karl Sczuka Prize in 2002. In 2006 and 2007 the two radio plays fire pattern and frost pattern were created with which Bick won the Phonurgia Nova Award in 2008. The composition Chronostasis received the Silver World Medal for best sound at the New York Festivals Awards in 2009. Andreas Bick also wrote the music for the dance theater choreography The Waste Land by Ismael Ivo, which premiered at the Biennale in Venice in 2009.


Frost Pattern
2006
00:26:48
Description

The forbidding barrenness and beauty of Arctic deserts are the starting point for the sound composition "Frost Pattern". Sounds produced only by ice are the focus of an acoustic journey. It leads from Greenland's enormous glaciers to the barely audible tinkling of ice-covered trees in native climes. A permanently frozen world is acoustically described, beneath the surface of which enormous tensile forces are acting. In fascinating original recordings, the action of these forces can be imagined: with glaciers calving, icebergs rolling and bursting and cracks forming in the icy surfaces of frozen lakes. This extremely loud explosive sounds are contrasted with the microscopic sounds made during the formation of frost structures.

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BICK, Andreas

(German)

Andreas Bick, born in Marl in 1964, lives and works as a film and radio composer in Berlin. His sound composition "Dripping" was awarded the Prix Ars Acustica 2000 by the WDR. His piece "Windscapes" produced for Deutschlandradio Berlin received the Karl Sczuka Prize in 2002. In 2006 and 2007 the two radio plays fire pattern and frost pattern were created with which Bick won the Phonurgia Nova Award in 2008. The composition Chronostasis received the Silver World Medal for best sound at the New York Festivals Awards in 2009. Andreas Bick also wrote the music for the dance theater choreography The Waste Land by Ismael Ivo, which premiered at the Biennale in Venice in 2009.


Frost Pattern
2008
00:26:48
Description

The forbidding barrenness and beauty of Arctic deserts are the starting point for the sound composition "Frost Pattern". Sounds produced only by ice are the focus of an acoustic journey. It leads from Greenland's enormous glaciers to the barely audible tinkling of ice-covered trees in native climes. A permanently frozen world is acoustically described, beneath the surface of which enormous tensile forces are acting. In fascinating original recordings, the action of these forces can be imagined: with glaciers calving, icebergs rolling and bursting and cracks forming in the icy surfaces of frozen lakes. This extremely loud explosive sounds are contrasted with the microscopic sounds made during the formation of frost structures.

Prix Phonurgia Nova
WESTPHAL Markus

(German)

 


SAHACIC Haris

(of Bosnia and Herzegovina)

 


Gattschaft Bericht
2008/09
00:16:25
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Gegenalbum
2011
00:12:32
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GIANNOTTI, Stefano

(Italian)

Stefano Giannotti, born in Lucca, Tuscany in 1963.
He has produced international award-winning radio compositions and radio plays since 1989.
Winner of the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize for the second time for "Geologica" (following "Il tempo cambia" in 2002).


Geologica
2007
00:48:29
Description

"Paris, 50 125 before Christ. In a café, a couple of Neanderthals are chatting with some representatives of the species Homo sapiens. Suddenly, the waiter reveals himself to be a not quite extinct Australopithecus and blows himself up. The tremendous explosion opens the door to an imaginary landscape of atoms and elementary particles. The clock is put back 14 billion years, to the time of the Big Bang." "Geologica" transposes the different periods of the Earth's history into a playful and ironic sound composition. Quite incidentally, the piece reflects on the smallness of man in the face of the gigantic expansion of the universe.

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SIKORA, Elzbieta

(Polish)

The composer Elżbieta Sikora, born in Lvov, Poland, is one of the best-known composers of electro-acoustic music at the international level. Originally a pianist, she became a sound engineer and subsequently studied electro-acoustic music with Pierre Schaeffer and François Bayle in Paris. She has created more than 30 works, including two operas, three ballets, several symphonic works, chamber music and electro-acoustic pieces. She has lived and worked in Paris since 1981.


WIGGER, Friederike

(Polish)

Friederike Wigger, born in Berlin in 1965, read Slavonic studies and Comparative Literature. She lives and works as a freelance director and writer in Berlin.


Géometries variables
2002
00:52:45
Description

The composer Elżbieta Sikora, born in Lvov, Poland, is one of the best-known composers of electro-acoustic music at the international level. Originally a pianist, she became a sound engineer and subsequently studied electro-acoustic music with Pierre Schaeffer and François Bayle in Paris. From then on she was able to combine her musical and technical skills. She has composed numerous works for instruments and tape. Elżbieta Sikora's works are performed in many countries and at festivals of contemporary and electro-acoustic music. She has lived and worked in Paris since 1981 and since 2000 also in Hamburg and Ulm.
Fred Wiggins spoke with Elżbieta Sikora and has selected various compositions from her complete oeuvre for this portrait.

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STECKEL, Ronald

(German)

Ronald Steckel, was born on the isle of Sylt in 1945, and has lived as a freelance writer and radio playwright in Berlin since 1969. He has published several books and numerous radio features and audio works.


Gesang der Massen
2001
00:40:28
Description

One need only visit Berlin's Olympic stadium once during a Bundesliga football match in order to experience truly impressive worlds of sound. Tens of thousands of people shouting, ranting, clapping, booing, singing or forming choruses. Weekly ecstatic mass concerts. These mass voices - in all their diversity - form the foundation, the orchestra, this composition. The musical counterpoint are two singing voices. They stand up against the crowd and sing to texts by Walt Whitman the irreplaceability of the individual.

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BOSETTI, Alessandro

(Italian)

Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan in 1973. He lives in Berlin, the USA and Italy, and works as a musician, writer for radio, composer and sound artist. Many of his works deal with the sounds, irregularities and "errors" of speaking and translating. Most recently he was awarded the Phonurgia Nova prize 2012 for his composition “636″ (RTBF 2010) and the IDAF prize 2013 for his performance “Mask Mirror” an instrument and software that reorganizes speech for musical purposes enacting an electronic ventriloquism.


Gesualdo Translations
2007
00:45:11
Description

For this project, Bosetti "translates" madrigals by his compatriot, the brilliant composer and murderer of his wife, Prince Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613) into the diversity of voices from the underground in present-day Naples. "Gesualdo's vocal music is courtly, aristocratic and abstract. Naples' voices are extreme, loud and theatrical. Naples is aristocratic and degenerate. Gesualdo and Naples are very emotional beings. Gesualdo killed his wife. Naples is killing its children. Gesualdo's emotion is burning and cold – pale blue and green. Naples' emotion is burning and hot like the inside of its volcano – red velvet. (Bosetti)

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WEISS, Allen S.

(American)

Allen S. Weiss, born in 1953 in New York, is a Professor of Performance Studies and Cinema Studies at New York University. He has written numerous publications about radio and avant-garde art.


Glissando
2010
00:48:37
Description

Vilified and disappointed by the German world of music, the composer Stefan Weisz emigrated to New York in 1933. In search of new sounds he meets colleagues who are keen to experiment, such as Edgar Varèse and Henry Cowell. He notes: "Manhattan is big, wide, fast, and above all lonely. Can this be the future of the music?"
Shortly before the outbreak of the war, Weisz returns to Berlin, where he makes an astonishing musical discovery. His last diary entry in 1945 reads: "Make a list of the voices."
Allen S. Weiss combines historical compositions, facts and fiction to create a radio essay between philosophy and phantasm.

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ERLMANN, Veit

(German)

Veit Erlmann is Professor of Musicology at the University of Texas. He is author of the book 'Reason and Resonance. A Cultural History of the Ear'.


Glücksmaschinen
2011
00:36:41
Description

The philosopher Denis Diderot was actually only looking for a harpsichord teacher for his daughter Angélique. Her classes with music teacher Anton Bemetzrieder however, regularly ended up in rambling discussions between the teacher and the father on the theory of music. These finally led to the 'Leçons de Clavecin' - a bizarre tract between harmony and sound philosophy. The musicologist Veit Erlmann has re-imagined the dialogues of the music enlighteners and has added a further figure: The physiologist Claude-Nicolas Le Cat mixes himself knowledgeably into these intellectual games concerning the resonating structure of body and spirit.

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HANUSHEVSKY, Janko

(Austrian)

Janko Hanushevsky, born in Linz in 1978, lives in Cologne. Electric bass player predominantly within the field of contemporary jazz and free improvisation. Since 2001 he has been intensively involved with "extended techniques", the exploration of alternative methods of sound production on the electric bass by mechanical means. He composes music for the theatre and radio plays and is a permanent member of numerous bands. He has worked with Eva Pöpplein in the Duo Merzouga since 2002.


PÖPPLEIN, Eva

(German)

Eva Pöpplein, born in Munich in 1978, lives in Cologne. She works as a computer musician and sound engineer: freely improvised concerts and composition of electro-acoustic music for intermedia productions in the fields of opera, theatre and radio/radio plays, as well as radiophonic sound art. Since the end of 2006, she has also worked as a sound engineer for Deutschlandfunk in the areas of music production/live broadcasts/artistic features and radio plays.


Good Morning, Rickshaw
2008
00:48:24
Description

The sound material for this composition are recordings by the two composers of two extended trips to India. Without passing judgement, they examine the different qualities of acoustic energy and the broad dynamic range in large cities, in bazaars or livestock markets: It is an exuberant noise, which allows the old town streets of Delhi to sink in a gigantic noise concert before sunset; at night there is a ghostly stillness at the same place. It does not have to do with a realistic picture of the places, but rather with the dynamic and tonal richness: a complex blend of spices - "spicy"!

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FURUDATE, Tetsuo

(Japanese)

Tetsuo Furudate, born in 1958, lives in Tokyo and is one of the most important composers and musicians of the Japanese NOISE movement playing numerous concerts in Europe. "The Auditory Sense of Mr. Roderick Usher" (DLR, Berlin 2004) received a prize in the Dresden competition "Blaue Brücke".


Goya
2008
00:52:15
Description

"A bright morning. While I am having breakfast, I sense something behind my back which drives me crazy. It seems as if there is a locked room on the rear side of the wall behind me. As if there was a pitch-black room there that the morning sun does not reach. There, a father is devouring his son." The Japanese noise artist Tetsuo Furudate translates Francisco de Goya's black paintings into an oppressive sound collage of linguistic and musical visions of horror.

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COFRECES, Joaquin

(Argentinean)

Joaquin Cofreces, born in 1975 in Buenos Aires, lives as a composer and writer for radio in Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego). Numerous awards, including Prix Phonurgia Nova 2009.


Hamoni Lapude Anan
2008
00:47:48
Description

The Yaghan were nomads of the seas. They navigated their canoes between the islands around Cape Horn and lived by hunting sea lions. Their language was closely connected with nature. It is considered the most concise idiom in the world. "Hamoni lapude anan" means something like: "In the past I also used to build canoes - today I don't do that any longer."
Joaquin Cofreces visited the last two Yaghan spokeswomen. With the help of anthropologists he reconstructs the everyday sounds of the Yaghan. And he wanders through their natural habitats with his microphone.
 Today Tierra del Fuego is characterized by immigrants of many different origins. Cofreces creates an acoustic meditation on old and new nomads at the southernmost tip of the world.

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HINMAN, Tim

(English)

Tim Hinman, born in London in 1968, film and sound engineer. Since 1997 works for radio, most recently in collaboration with the musicians Lars and Ole Tesch. He lives in Copenhagen. In 2009 he founded the online magazine "Third Ear".


Hansel and Gretel
1999
00:39:11
Description

"Once upon a time...The idea for this project came from the desire to create a composition that can be understood by a large audience. We therefore wanted to give the piece a clear narrative structure as a basis, and so we chose the most universal and simplest narrative genre we could find, the fairy tale". (Tim Hinman)Tim Hinman's version of the Grimm's fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel" retells the old story: Historical radio and record recordings, modern storytellers, sound images from the fantasy world of the Brothers Grimm and fragments of today's fast media world continually revolving around the story itself.

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GERWIN, Thomas

(German)

Thomas Gerwin, born in 1955, is a composer and sound artist focussing on radio composition and sound installation. He is involved in acoustic ecology. Winner of numerous awards, including the Karl Sczuka Prize 1999. Chairman of the "Gesellschaft für multisensoriale Kunst" (Institute for Multisensorial Arts IfMK) since 2001. Since 2004, founder and director of the International Sound Art Festival Berlin.


Hausmusik
2001
00:53:00
Description

For this project, the term "Hausmusik" (house music) was taken literally: The composer Thomas Gerwin and the sound engineer Lutz Pahl were out and about in the DeutschlandRadio Berlin broadcasting studio to capture sounds both typical and unusual for the place: Fragments of music recordings, spoken word and studio atmospheres, or even just the silence of an empty cellar.In the sense of "Musique Concrète", Thomas Gerwin isolates the tones recorded in reality, fanning them out tonally and thus freeing them from their original meaning.This composition is a very personal, subjective and idiosyncratic musical portrait of our broadcasting studio in Berlin-Schöneberg.

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(Australian)

 


Herbier sonore
2009
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AUINGER, Sam

(Austrian)

Sam Auinger, born in 1956, lives and works as a composer in Berlin and Linz. He occupies himself with composition, installation, computer music, sound design and psychoacoustics. He has a long-standing cooperation with Bruce Odland (O+A), the bassist and composer Hannes Strobl (tamtam) and the architect Dietmar Offenhuber (Stadtmusik).

Sam Auinger has received numerous scholarships and awards, including the Cultural Award of the City of Linz in 2002, and the SKE Publicity Prize in 2007. In 1997 he was a guest of the DAAD Berlin Artists Programme, he was a scholarship holder at the Cité International des Arts in Paris in 2008/2009 and "Bonn City Sound Artist 2010". In 2012 he received a honorable mention at the Prix Ars Electronica together with Bruce Odland (O+A).

In addition to his artistic activity, he is since 2009 'Visiting Professor for experimental sound design' as part of the 'Sound Studies' master's program at Berlin University of the Arts.


HUBER, Rupert

(Austrian)

Rupert Huber, born in Baden / Austria in 1967, lives in Vienna. He is a composer, musician and media artist. He has received several awards, including in 1995 and 2002 at the Ars Electronica Festival.


Herzschlagsonate
1998
00:49:50
Description

Rupert Huber and Sam Auinger compose music from language, linguistic processes and sounds. Vocal sounds from discussions with and between the composers are assembled to form a polyphonic fictional character, which is the result of the musical, sonic and personal evolution of Sam Auinger and Rupert Huber. The heart beat serves as a basic human rhythm and base reference for any time and musical perceptions. Through the division of the "Herzschlagsonate" (Heartbeat sonata) into five movements, the different stages of life are represented.

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Histoires de clefs 1,2,3,4
2007
00:16:08
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BRETSCHNEIDER Frank

(German)

Frank Bretschneider works as a musician, composer and video artist in Berlin. His work is known for precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach. Described as „abstract analogue pointilism“, „ambience for spaceports“ or „hypnotic echochamber pulsebeat“, Bretschneider‘s subtle and detailed music is echoed by his visuals: perfect translated realizations of the qualities found in music within visual phenomena.


RITSCHEL Thomas

(German)

Thomas Ritschel, born in Jena in 1967, is an artist and adult educator.


RAPPARD von, Moritz

(German)

Moritz von Rappard, born in 1965, works as a curator and dramaturg. Co-curator of 'radio tesla'. A number of events series since 2002 about radio in the FRG and the GDR.


Hörgang Bautzen II
2012
51'53
Description

Bautzen II, the GDR's dreaded special prison: This is where the Stasi imprisoned its particularly dangerous 'public enemies' between 1956 and 1989. For the political prisoners this often meant solitary confinement. Frank Bretschneider, Moritz von Rappard and Thomas Ritschel query to what extent this sensory deprivation may have influenced and changed the prisoners' auditory perception. In 'Hörgang Bautzen II' they process acoustic and personal impressions of the memorial site. They undertake an auditory expedition along the narrow border between the inner and the outer world of sound.

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BIROLINI, Hervé

(French)

Hervé Birolini, born in Metz in 1969, is a French sound artist and composer, sound engineer, and member of the INA-GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) in Paris. His works for concert and radio are increasingly also being played outside France. He has received a number of international awards including at the 2004 Radiobiennale in Mexico. In 2005, he was a winner of the "La Muse en circuit" radio art contest (Now known as the Luc Ferrari Competition). In 2008 he was a winner of the Grand Prix de Lorraine. Since that year he has been the artistic director of Studio Césaré (National centre for musical creation).


Hudson Street
2008
00:34:39
Description

"'Hudson Street' came into being in 2005 / 2006 between New York and Nancy. At first I had no other interest than simply to record the sounds of New York by systematically walking from street to street. Later I naively searched for the music in the sounds and composed a musical fiction – something between folk, rock and noise music. 'Hudson Street' is the starting point for an even longer as yet unfinished piece on the memory of sound." (Hervé Birolini")

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PINTER, Gyula

(Hungarian)

Gyula Pintér, born in 1954, is a composer with a focus on electro-acoustic music.


SARY, Lászlo

(Hungarian)

Lászlo Sáry, born in 1940, is a Hungarian composer, pianist and music teacher. Her is a co-founder of the New Music Studio Budapest, and a representative of minimal music. Sáry developed the Sáry method in the mid-1970s, which he called "Creative Music Activities". The method is designed to sensitize students to their acoustic and musical environment and attempts to convey the concepts of New Music in an intuitively accessible way. Sáry has composed more than eighty works, including three chamber operas. He received the Kassák Prize in 1979, the Erkel Prize in 1986 and the Bartók Pásztory Prize in 1993 for his compositions.


SUGAR, Miklós

(Hungarian)

Miklós Sugár, born in Hungary in 1952, is a conductor, music teacher and composer.


Hungarian Soundscapes I
1996
00:54:09
Description

In the first part of the "Hungarian Soundscapes" the composers play back their impressions of the atmosphere of Hungarian landscapes: In his composition "Wasser, Täler, Glocken" (Water, Valleys, Bells), Miklós Sugár associates the lapping of Lake Balaton with the sounds of bells, folk songs and harp music. In his "Bildern vom Örség" (Pictures of Örség), Gyula Pintér traces the acoustic landscape of western Hungary, from the chirping of crickets to cloudbursts up to fragments of a conversation. The "Etüden auf Dampflokomotiven" (Studies of steam locomotives) by Laszlo Sáry explore the range of sounds surrounding the whistling and groaning of old steam locomotives.All of the compositions were produced by the Hungarian Radio HEAR studio.

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BANKÖVI, Gyula

(Hungarian)

Gyula Bánkövi, born in 1966, composer, works in the music department of Hungarian Radio.


DECSENYI, Janós

(Hungarian)

Janós Decsényi, born in 1927, composer, employed by Hungarian Radio since 1951.


Hungarian Soundscapes II – Klanglandschaften aus Ungarn
1996
00:54:29
Description

In the second part of "Hungarian Soundscapes", we introduce the composers Gyula Bánkövi and Janos Decsényi with their sound compositions. Gyula Bánkövi's tone poem "Die Stimme der Seele" (The Voice of the Soul) is based on the "funeral oration" and Gaspar Károli's translation of the Bible, which made the Holy Scriptures accessible to Hungarians in their native language for the first time. Janós Decsényi's symphony "Should I rather leave with the cranes?" combines original recordings from the "Hortobágy" puszta with Hungarian folk songs, violin melodies and a rhyming chronicle from the 16th century.Both compositions were produced by the Hungarian Radio "HEAR study".

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PALMER, John

(English)

John Palmer, born in 1959, lives in Stuttgart and London. In the seventies John Palmer was very active as a pianist in the field of improvisation and experimental music. Since 1980 he has composed many works for orchestra and various chamber music ensembles, as well as instrumental, choral and electro-acoustic music. Performances and concert activities as a composer, pianist, sound projectionist and conductor have taken him to Europe, America and Asia.


I Am
2003
00:51:58
Description

John Palmer collected the acoustic material for his radio piece on a four-week tour of Japan in October 2001. Besides the everyday life on the noisy streets of the cities what interested him above all were the places of retreat: Buddhist monasteries and Zen temples.In the recording studio, he transformed his recordings into a metaphorical journey into the world of Zen Buddhism and into our inner selves. Buddhist prayers and chants, temple bells and poems in which Palmer captured his emotional and spiritual experiences during his stay - the exploration of Eastern philosophy seen from a Western-oriented perspective.

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Icke Homo
2009
00:71:51
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RONCHETTI, Lucia

(Italian)

Lucia Ronchetti, born in Rome in 1963, is a composer of electro-acoustic music, and was the recipient of a DAAD scholarship in Berlin in 2005. Her works range from orchestral works to chamber music with live electronics to vocal music and has won numerous awards.


Il castello di Atlante
2007
00:53:15
Description

"This work is a musical portrait of Rome through the sound of its old doors. Their sound gives a shadowy report of the lives once lived behind them. I have tried to listen to each door in order to describe the complexity of this noisy city with its overlapping centuries of sound. The opening of each individual door involves music, shouts or dialogue. Not unlike Ariosto's 'Castello di Atlante' (Atlas' Castle), to which all those are drawn who are seeking a loved one, I have tried to capture the life on the other side of the door by mixing a sound spectacle of personal memories and realistic projections." (Lucia Ronchetti)

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BOSETTI, Alessandro

(Italian)

Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan in 1973. He lives in Berlin, the USA and Italy, and works as a musician, writer for radio, composer and sound artist. Many of his works deal with the sounds, irregularities and "errors" of speaking and translating. Most recently he was awarded the Phonurgia Nova prize 2012 for his composition “636″ (RTBF 2010) and the IDAF prize 2013 for his performance “Mask Mirror” an instrument and software that reorganizes speech for musical purposes enacting an electronic ventriloquism.


Il fiore della bocca – Mundblume
2003
00:48:58
Description

"During my community service I worked a lot with people with speech impediments. I was fascinated by these voices, their extreme sound and their expressiveness and decided to dedicate a piece to them." (A. Bosetti) In Bosetti's composition, the voices of spastics, aphasia patients and laryngectomees become musical material. From this language, commonly perceived as deformed and ugly, he creates a unique abstract musical aesthetic. Due to the extreme slowness we hear the voices as if through an acoustic magnifying glass and develop a sensitivity for the emotional quality of details that we would otherwise ignore. "Il Fiore della Bocca" is a composition of speech.

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(Australian)

 


Il y a quelque chose qui cloche
2003
00:13:23
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SISTERMANN, Johannes S.

(German)

Johannes S. Sistermanns, born in 1955, is an internationally renowned composer, installation and performance artist, and lives near Cologne. Numerous awards, including the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize in 1997 and the WDR German Sound Art Award in 2008. From 1997 to 2010, he was vice-president of the DEGEM, German Society for Electroacoustic Music.


im klangrand
2009
00:48:32
Description

The composition "im klangrand" (in the edge of sound) examines various aspects of the acoustic events at the horizon of perception: Auditory thresholds, transitions and passages, playing with sound in the foreground and background as well as with the distant sources of sound which reach the edges of the universe. Johannes S. Sistermanns found the material for this work in the Australian Outback, the Rhine valley, the Atlantic Ocean of France and in the movement of the stems of a corn field. He listened to the Deutzer bridge spanning the river Rhine in Cologne, New York's Times Square, a Chinese pedestrian tunnel between bustling main streets, and the spacious district around the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Sistermanns composes with everyday items and everyday actions, text margins, edges of voices, with extensive interior spaces and not least with the sounds of pulsars. These distant stars emit radio waves which can be converted into audible noise signals.Sistermanns does not use any artificial reverb and echo effects in the processing of his recordings. A part of his composition is created directly in the recording process by the spatial relationship between the microphone and the sound source. In the studio Sistermanns allows these sounds to become porous and frayed, rupturing and merging into new mixtures. In this way he creates a play of identity, self-assertion and constantly newly emerging sound passages.

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BEUMER, Isabeella

(German)

Isabeella Beumer, born in Herford, currently lives in Düsseldorf. Sound poet, vocal artist, composer and author. A voice of new music in the most extreme vocal ranges on the international stage and with an extremely broad overtone spectrum.


Im Ton des Wassers
2008
00:53:11
Description

"What does that mean? It's hard to say because I am always an observer, collecting information, and in this way creating a story in which I only recognise that which I consider to be possible … Physical reality is an illusion of our senses … ." (Beumer) The meeting, overlapping and the interfaces between perception, subject and sensation, between reality and its disintegration, between electronic, artificial sounds and the sound variations that are generated in the human vocal apparatus form the basis of this composition for Electronic Sounds, Digital Piano, Noise and Voice Art.

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(Australian)

 


Impressions
2010
00:08:14
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PALMER, John

(English)

John Palmer, born in 1959, lives in Stuttgart and London. In the seventies John Palmer was very active as a pianist in the field of improvisation and experimental music. Since 1980 he has composed many works for orchestra and various chamber music ensembles, as well as instrumental, choral and electro-acoustic music. Performances and concert activities as a composer, pianist, sound projectionist and conductor have taken him to Europe, America and Asia.


In the Temple
2007
00:51:45
Description

In the spring of 2003, the composer John Palmer discovered a temple dug into the rock at the foot of the Alps. This experience reminded him of the first words from Dante's Divine Comedy: "When I had journeyed half of our life's way/I found myself within a shadowed forest,/for I had lost the path that does not stray."Palmer spent a year researching these unusual spaces. His composition follows the colours, lighting conditions and sounds of the temple, it transforms the temple's architecture, symbolism and acoustics into music. "A journey through mystical worlds of knowledge, a path to a lost holy heritage." (Palmer)

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SISTERMANN, Johannes S.

(German)

Johannes S. Sistermanns, born in 1955, is an internationally renowned composer, installation and performance artist, and lives near Cologne. Numerous awards, including the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize in 1997 and the WDR German Sound Art Award in 2008. From 1997 to 2010, he was vice-president of the DEGEM, German Society for Electroacoustic Music.


Jacob Räume Zen
2007
00:52:02
Description

"Jacob Räume Zen" (Jacob Spaces Zen) combines the texts and visionary pictures from Jacob Boehme (1575-1624) with the experience and statements of Zen Buddhism. Johannes S. Sistermanns uses the spiritual closeness of these geographically distant worlds to bring the respective sound spaces in contact with each other. Boehme's texts are transferred from his home town of Görlitz into Japanese everyday places and monastery rooms. Words from the Zen monks journey acoustically from Japan into the living spaces occupied by Jacob Boehme. In the course of the piece, the sounds gradually interweave with each other. They create an atmosphere of non-conceptual recognition, into which Boehme's experiences are silently absorbed.

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NALEPPA, Götz

(German)

Götz Naleppa, born in 1943, director, media artist, translator and author, was sound art editor at Deutschlandradio Kultur until December 2008. Responsible for well over 100 radio drama productions, works for theatre and opera. Own sound art work since 1983. Numerous awards for radio drama productions (Prix Europa, Prix Marulic, "Gold Award" at the New York Festival 2008, Prix Italia 2009, etc.).


Jam Session
1998
00:50:18
Description

In October 1997, the Ars Acustica Working Group came together, an international working group of representatives of broadcasting and radio artists, at the Literary Colloquium in Berlin. The hosts of this annual conference were DeutschlandRadio Berlin and the SFB. On the first evening a "session" took place, where many of the participants introduced themselves with short examples of Ars Acustica from their own countries.In jazz, a "Jam Session" is a meeting where various musicians spontaneously improvise with each other. This is what Götz Naleppa's remix attempts to achieve. Different vocal improvisations, soundscapes and sound compositions are mixed, relationships with each other and new contexts added: a tribute to the art form of radio-art itself...

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Jonathan (portrait n° 1, en creux)
2011
00:11:12
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BUTZMANN, Frieder

(German)

Frieder Butzmann, born in Konstanz in 1954, is a composer, musician, sound and performance artist as well as a writer of features and radio plays. He lives in Berlin. He collects sounds, music, noises and impressions, yet mostly does not know whether he should use them to make compositions, film music, recitations, radio plays or entire operas. He tirelessly widens, cuts and transposes analogue and digital sound recordings beyond recognition.


juHrop
2009
00:52:06
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"The Klingons are belligerent and stubborn. They are known as a warlike people from the planet Qo'noS from the TV series Star Trek. But the Klingons also love music and poetry. Their greatest poet was Shakespeare from Earth, who was allegedly one of their own.The Klingon opera "juHrop" (pronounced tschuch-rop, in German: homesickness) plays timpani and trumpets without restraint in a heroic monumental orchestra, which is supplemented by synthetic Gregorian and electronic hi-fi and lo-fi effects. The story is as bloodthirsty and heart-rending as is its setting to music. The singing is in Klingon and Chinese." (Frieder Butzmann)

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DROSS, Marcus

(German)

Marcus Droß, born in 1968, director. Michael Wolters, born in 1971, composer. In their collaborative works Dross and Wolters have been creating art projects together since 1996. Their approach is situated between the genres of opera, music theatre and live art. Based on site- and context-specific observations and research they combine scientific knowledge and everyday-life experiences with strategies of sound production.


WOLTERS, Michael

(German)

Michael Wolters, born in 1971, composer.
Marcus Droß, born in 1968, director.
In their collaborative works Dross and Wolters have been creating art projects together since 1996. Their approach is situated between the genres of opera, music theatre and live art. Based on site- and context-specific observations and research they combine scientific knowledge and everyday-life experiences with strategies of sound production.


Kathryn und Peter durchqueren die Antarktis
2003
00:52:53
Description

Kathryn and Peter are crossing Antarctica is a radio opera. As a conceptional journey it involves the stories of the English-Australian recorder duo Kathryn, Peter and their son Tim, Sir Robert Falcon Scott‘s tragic race for the South Pole, microtonal recorder music, a song cycle, scientific information and a dramatic acusmatic storm. All these elements are interwoven to create a sonic event that places the listener somewhere between facts and fiction, between sound art, music and drama.
with Kathryn Bennetts und Peter Bowman (recorder), Tim Bowman, Claudia Kemmerer (soprano), Lutz Gillmann (piano), Anja Gough, Made in Britain, Chor der Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf, Moseley Shoals, Oliver Clark, Joachim Datko, Geraldine Dufour, Dr. Kerstin Evert, Boris Michael Gruhl, Keith Homer, Adam Hopkins, Chris Sangwin, Felix Störtzer, Alexandra Taylor, Klaus Thomas, Susannah Wilson wind: Dugal McKinnon music: Michael Wolters Sound Recordist (recorders): Davis Holmes Sound Editor: Peter Batchelor concept, composition, text, realisation: Marcus Droß und Michael Wolters

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Katia
2013
00:46:04
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BLACK, Colin

(Australian)

The Australian composer Colin Black works for radio, film, TV, theatre and video. His work has won a number of awards. In 2003 he received the Prix Italia in the category of "radio music" for "The Ears Outside My Listening Room". "Alien in the Landscape" forms a diptych with "Kilian's Antipodean Dream" (2010), Black's subsequent work for Deutschlandradio Kultur.


Kilian’s Antipodean Dream
2010
00:51:42
Description

The Sorbian Pastor Jan Kilian (1811-1884) had a dream: In order to keep his Old Lutheran faith from the clutches of the Prussian authorities, he decided to seek salvation in a foreign land. His initial emigration plan, was to go to a continent of which he could have only have had a very vague idea: Australia. The Australian composer Colin Black travelled to Jan Kilian's homeland in Upper Lusatia. He made location recordings of Kilian's churches, interviewed Sorbs who live there today, and researched historical documents. From this material he reconstructs an acoustic phantasm of his own homeland: Australia becomes a shimmering sound space between imagination and reality. - Jan Kilian never set foot on Australian soil. He emigrated to Texas in 1854 with 550 other Sorbian Lutherans.

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SINGER, Nathalie

(German)

Nathalie Singer, born in 1969, studied musicology, communication sciences and psychology in Berlin and Paris. She additionally completed courses in composition for electro-acoustic music at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in Paris and with Beatriz Ferreyra.
Since 1995 she has worked as a radio drama and feature writer, composer, director and producer for radio, has composed music for radio plays, stage and film and has published on the subject of electro-acoustic music and sound art.
Alongside her freelance work, she also worked from 2002 to 2007 as an editor for Deutschlandradio Kultur: Radio Drama Workshop/Sound Art (2002), Radio Drama/Free Play (2003), Project Management Wurfsendung programmes (2004-2007). She received the 2005 RadioJournal broadcast prize for developing the new mini-radio play format "Wurfsendung". At the end of 2006 she was appointed Professor for Experimental Radio at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.


Kindertonkunststudio
2002
00:53:22
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What does white sugar sound like when it is poured into a bowl? How dull is the "plop" when an inverted plastic cup is plunged into water? In February 2002, two Berlin school classes had a unique opportunity to experiment with sound art in the Radio Drama Studio at DeutschlandRadio Berlin. Yves Coffy from the imeb (Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique) in Bourges has run this special project for children since 1972, in the framework of which the "Cybersongosse" was invented: a network of several small desks with microphones and various mixing and playback functions. These devices make playing with sounds and noises "child's play". In this programme, Nathalie Singer documents how the "true newcomers to sound art" learn how to compose.

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AUGST, Oliver

(German)

Oliver Augst, born in 1965, is an author, vocalist and composer. Since 2005 he has been responsible for the Audio Art Series at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt.


CARL, Rüdiger

(German)

Rüdiger Carl (vocals, accordion), born in East Prussia in 1944, is one of the most important musicians to have emerged from European free jazz. He is also an improvisation artist and composer.


JOHANSSON, Sven Åke

(Swedish)

Sven-Åke Johansson (vocals, percussion), was born in Mariestad (Sweden) in 1943 and has lived in Berlin since 1968. Composer and musician, poet and artist, author and initiator of various musical productions.


Kippenberger hören
2008
00:51:59
Description

In the art carousel of the 80s, Martin Kippenberger's bizarre performances were the cream of the crop within the scene. The nights were his, and he was inexhaustible on his journey as an impresario, dancer and entertainer. There was silence and solitude in front of the screen. "Aufstehn / Stuhl kaputt machen / you / yellow / you" (Martin Kippenberger).The radio play collages texts, poems, music and original recordings of Kippenberger with music by Augst, Carl and Johansson.

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VERANDI, Mario

(Argentinian)

Mario Verandi, born in Buenos Aires in 1960, is a composer and sound artist. His oeuvre encompasses electro-acoustic music, audiovisual installations, radio art as well as music for dance, short films and theatre. His works have received numerous distinctions, such as the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Award, the ZKM Composition Prize (European Bell Festival 2004), the Musica Nova Award in Prague, the CIEJ Musics Electronics Award in Barcelona, the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz and the Stockholm Electronic Art Award.


Klangbuch der imaginären Wesen
2006
00:51:13
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With his "Book of Imaginary Beings", Jorge Luis Borges created a handbook of the zoological mythical creatures, which have stirred the imagination of people of all ages: from the Dragon and the Unicorn, from the Sphinx, Salamander and Shadow Eater to the Squonk and the Phoenix, everything that can be dreamed of is there. Such a "bestiary" provides us with descriptions and pictures of these mythical beasts.But what do they SOUND like?This is the starting point for Mario Verandi's work, which, with the help of the Stuttgart New Vocal Soloists, makes the transformed sounds of the imaginary beings audible. "A humble tribute to the imagination of my great countryman Borges" (Mario Verandi).

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SINGER, Nathalie

(German)

Nathalie Singer, born in 1969, studied musicology, communication sciences and psychology in Berlin and Paris. She additionally completed courses in composition for electro-acoustic music at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in Paris and with Beatriz Ferreyra.
Since 1995 she has worked as a radio drama and feature writer, composer, director and producer for radio, has composed music for radio plays, stage and film and has published on the subject of electro-acoustic music and sound art.
Alongside her freelance work, she also worked from 2002 to 2007 as an editor for Deutschlandradio Kultur: Radio Drama Workshop/Sound Art (2002), Radio Drama/Free Play (2003), Project Management Wurfsendung programmes (2004-2007). She received the 2005 RadioJournal broadcast prize for developing the new mini-radio play format "Wurfsendung". At the end of 2006 she was appointed Professor for Experimental Radio at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.


Klango-Nacht
2003
00:54:37
Description

For the duration of the MaerzMusik festival (14.3. to 23.03.2003) DeutschlandRadio Berlin was a guest in the SONIC ARTS LOUNGE of the Berlin Festival House, or Haus der Berliner Festspiele, to perform sound art live as part of the night programme. The motto for one of the evenings was: KLANGKUNST (SOUND ART) meets TANGO = KLANGO. Therefore a tango, which for once does not require a bandoneon, but instead is composed of noises, electro-acoustic elements and concrete sounds. Many internationally renowned sound artists were invited by the Radio Drama Workshop, to compose 3 to 5-minute "Klangos". Very different compositions were created – with one thing in common: You can dance tango to them. That is precisely what the dancers from the tango scene in Berlin, who were in the SONIC ARTS LOUNGE, did until late in the night.

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RAPPARD von, Moritz

(German)

Moritz von Rappard, born in 1965, works as a curator and dramaturg. Co-curator of 'radio tesla'. A number of events series since 2002 about radio in the FRG and the GDR.


Kleiner Grenzverkehr
2011
00:54:49
Description

Düsseldorf 1979. The artist Moritz Reichelt founds the band "Der Plan" with two friends. The first sessions are recorded with a dictation machine and released on his own label "Ata Tak". The Neue Deutsche Welle (German New Wave) is rolling on to its peak.

Chemnitz 1985. The artist Frank Bretschneider gathers a group of like-minded people. None of them can really play an instrument, but they all want to move on to pastures new. AG Geige releases its first cassette one year later.

Berlin 2011. More than 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and 50 years after its construction two German artists meet. They have much in common, but have never actually spoken about it.

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

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L'arlésienne
1996
00:16:57
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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


L'habitation
1998
00:22:33
Atelier Kaye Mortley
Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


L'heure du bain
1994
00:21:01
Atelier Kaye Mortley
Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


La bergère
2006
00:14:24
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JOHNSON, Bernadette

(Swiss)

Bernadette Johnson was born in St. Gallen in 1955 and today she lives and works in Basel. Since 1980 autodidact, she produces soundworks for Radio and other acoustical spaces. Bernadette Johnson was awarded the Karl Sczuka Promotion Prize 2007 for the piece: "3 acoustical poems" and also received further awards such as the Prix Phonurgia Nova.


La chambre du malade
2007
00:08:54
Description

This acoustical poem confronts us with the fragility and mortality of the body, with the subtle signs which it radiates, as
well as with hidden beauties, which appear unexpectedly.
Audio point of departure is the Theme of the E-flat major Variations by Robert Schumann.  The singer heard the melody through headphones and improvised upon it.
Speaker: David Johnson
Singing voice: Carla Johnson

Prix Phonurgia Nova
BLAKE, William

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JOVANOVIC, Arsenije

(Serbian)

Arsenije Jovanovič was born in Belgrade in 1932 and has worked since the 1960s as a composer, photographer, writer, audio artist and director in theatre, radio and TV. His audio art pieces have won numerous awards at radio festivals, including the Prix Italia, Premio ondas (Spain), Acustica international (WDR), Grand Prix (Rust), Bienalderadio (Mexico City). In addition, some of his works were selected for film soundtracks, including films by Terrence Malick.


La Parata
1997
00:20:46
Description

"La Parata is a psycho-acoustic composition of phrases and words from European politicians of the 20th century. The speeches are reassembled according to tonal and rhythmic aspects in the form of a march, disengaged from their original meaning, so that they transform themselves into a "danse macabre" – a dance of death.

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GIANNOTTI, Stefano

(Italian)

Stefano Giannotti, born in Lucca, Tuscany in 1963.
He has produced international award-winning radio compositions and radio plays since 1989.
Winner of the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize for the second time for "Geologica" (following "Il tempo cambia" in 2002).


Labirinti
2005
00:51:38
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The composer writes of his new work for Deutschlandradio Kultur: "Many different doors hide many different landscapes. Someone opens and closes them until finally he reaches the labyrinth. A melancholy melody is there – played by the viola – hidden, guarded by a monster. The melody is freed from the labyrinth – but in the meantime everything outside has changed. The real labyrinth is outside…'Labirinti' is a parable about the loss of the centre and of certainty. Everything which appeared to be safe becomes unsafe, things change positions in a kind of surreal journey – a dangerous game in which we may get lost."

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ALBERTS Armeno

(Dutch)

born 1959 in Deventer, Holland. He studied piano at the Conservatory of Arnhem and later studied composition.
He became artistic director of the CEM-Studio (Centre for Electronic Music) in 1999.
He is also working as editor / producer, for the department of contemporary music at VPRO Radio's Channel 4.


Le chant du cygne
2003
00:05:09
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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Le cri de la tarasquette
2004
00:07:55
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DESALMAND René

(Swiss)

René Desalmand, born in 1972, lives as a saxophonist and composer in Berlin.


Le miroir qui revient qui revient
2012
50'18
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»... all reality is indescribable, and I know instinctively: Consciousness is structured like our language (and for good reason!), yet not the world, and not the unconscious.« (Alain Robbe-Grillet)

With his book 'Ghosts in the Mirror' (1985) Alain Robbe-Grillet reflects and breaks the genre of autobiography. He exposes memory as a construction, whose references to what is remembered move around in a dream-like fashion. On the 90th birthday of the pioneer of the Nouveau Roman, two musicians follow the traces of his automythography. René Desalmand collects sounds from Robbe-Grillet's home in Brittany. With the drummer Michael Wertmüller, he develops musical structures which are derived from Robbe-Grillet's texts. Music is to noise as fiction is to sensory perception.

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DUMAS, Chantal

(Canadian)

Chantal Dumas, born in Quebec in 1959, sound artist, composer and author of radio plays. She has won a number of awards including the Hungarian Sound Art Prize EAR 1997 and the French Prix Phonurgia Nova in 1997 and 2001. "Les petits riens" was awarded the Prix Bohemia 2010.


Le parfum des femmes
1997
00:52:49
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"Der Duft der Frauen" (The Perfume of Women) is a sound study of the major migratory movements in civilizations and in nature. It correlates the mysterious cyclical movements of the waters of the Atlantic with the emigration of Europeans to America. Part Two is a kind of parody of the longing for "Elsewhere" and the new Part Three deals with crossing and respecting every sort of boundary. This third part was awarded the "EAR 97" at the end of 1997, the Hungarian Radio's Prize for acoustic art. And the entire three-part work received another award in January: Chantal Dumas won the "Palmarès", the most important French radio play prize, awarded annually in Arles, in the Acoustic Art category.

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DUMAS, Chantal

(Canadian)

Chantal Dumas, born in Quebec in 1959, sound artist, composer and author of radio plays. She has won a number of awards including the Hungarian Sound Art Prize EAR 1997 and the French Prix Phonurgia Nova in 1997 and 2001. "Les petits riens" was awarded the Prix Bohemia 2010.


Le parfum des femmes
1997
00:52:49
Description

 

"Der Duft der Frauen" (The Perfume of Women) is a sound study of the major migratory movements in civilizations and in nature. It correlates the mysterious cyclical movements of the waters of the Atlantic with the emigration of Europeans to America. Part Two is a kind of parody of the longing for "Elsewhere" and the new Part Three deals with crossing and respecting every sort of boundary. This third part was awarded the "EAR 97" at the end of 1997, the Hungarian Radio's Prize for acoustic art. And the entire three-part work received another award in January: Chantal Dumas won the "Palmarès", the most important French radio play prize, awarded annually in Arles, in the Acoustic Art category.

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FERRARI, Luc

(French)

Luc Ferrari, born in France in 1929, composer, radio play and film producer. An important representative of the French musique concrète. He combined elements of literature with electroacoustic and instrumental music in many compositions. Numerous awards and prizes, including the Prix Italia in 1987 and 1991.


Les Anecdotiques
2002
00:54:26
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The composer Luc Ferrari travels with a tape recorder. He has brought back original sounds and atmospheres from almost everywhere around the world and woven them together as compositions in numerous radio plays. For his new piece "Les Anecdotiques", he has used recordings from Japan, Spain, France, Mexico, California and Berlin.Luc Ferrari coined the term "anecdotic music" in the '60s to describe his "acoustic photos", his minimalistically composed soundscapes and travel portraits."Les Anecdotiques" now closes a circle ranging from Ferrari's early works in anecdotic music up to his mature work.

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FRICKE, Ellen

(German)

Ellen Fricke, linguist, actress, speaker, and performer of contemporary music, writer of radio and voice compositions. Her artistic production and theoretical reflection apply to the areas of language, music and all of the forms between them.
She has also held the Chair for Germanic Philology at the University of Freiburg since October 2010. Main areas of research: multimodal grammar, syntax, pragmatics, word semantics, language theory, semiotics, deixis, gestures, language and cognition, culture and media semiotics.


MORGENROTH, Inge

(German)

Ingeborg Morgenroth, literary scholar and saxophonist, lives in Berlin. From 1993 compositions of electro-acoustic music. Guest in the electronic studio of the Technical University of Berlin. Saxophonist and performer from 1995 to 2000 in the "Zwischentöne" (Nuances) Ensemble for New Music Berlin.


Les jeux a deux
1999
00:50:18
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The manuscript "Les jeux à deux" by the Berlin writer and artist Unica Zürn serves as the basis for this radio play. The two actors in "Les jeux à deux" are Norma and Flavio from Bellini's opera "Norma". They have a secret relationship, which runs according to strict and intuitively accepted rules. The playmates may not be physically close to each other, it may that there is not even a desire to see each other in private. The aim of the game is to practise meditation, distance and concentration.Inge Morgenroth and Ellen Fricke stage the "jeux à deux" as a voice-music-sound composition with female and male voices, choir and instrumental passages from Bellini's "Norma", percussion improvisations and their own music composition.

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DUMAS, Chantal

(Canadian)

Chantal Dumas, born in Quebec in 1959, sound artist, composer and author of radio plays. She has won a number of awards including the Hungarian Sound Art Prize EAR 1997 and the French Prix Phonurgia Nova in 1997 and 2001. "Les petits riens" was awarded the Prix Bohemia 2010.


Les petits riens
2010
00:35:31
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"Small discrete sounds. Chants which are too subtle to attract our attention. Sounds on the edge of the auditory threshold. Noises that we take no longer take any notice of, because we are continually surrounded by them. This is the material of 'Les petits riens'." In her new work, the French-Canadian composer Chantal Dumas guides our hearing through a suite of acoustic spaces, through a cabinet of curiosities with precisely selected sound objects. She calls our listening habits into question and turns conventional sound structures upside down. "In 'Les petits riens' I would like to bring to light a poetic rhythm of everyday life which we have missed out on up to now." (Chantal Dumas)

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Letztermomentaufnahme
2011
00:11:42
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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Liberté Lumière
2005
00:12:08
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HANNES, Tom

(Belgian)

Tom Hannes, born in Antwerp in 1970, studied English literature and painting. Since 1993, author and director of theatre and radio plays.


WEIS, Ward

(Belgian)

Ward Weis was born in Antwerp in 1956. He is a filmmaker, sound engineer, sound artist and visual artist.
He sees his latest projects as exploring the limitations of various media and artistic objects, fields and forms of expression such as radio, music, theatre, dance, video, film, etc.


Liffey
2003
01:00:05
Description

Based on James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake," the radio play tells the story of a woman who is weary of the banality of everyday life in the Irish city of Dublin. She throws herself into the River Liffey and dies. She then floats out on the river into the vastness of the sea, from which she returns as gentle Irish rain.Sound compositions, text and music play with the surreal moments of the story, and make what is not rationally comprehensible nevertheless acoustically audible: Feelings of being excluded, sadness, resignation and yearning for a better world.

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MINARD, Robin

(Canadian)

Robin Minard was born in Montreal in 1953. He studied music composition and electroacoustic music in Canada and Paris. Since the early 1980’s his work has focused in the area of electroacoustic composition and sound installation art. From 1992-1996 he was lecturer on sound installation at the Electronic Studio of the TU Berlin. Since 1997 he has been professor for electroacoustic composition and sound design at the Liszt School of Music and the Bauhaus University in Weimar, where he is also director of the Studios for Electroacoustic Music (SeaM Weimar). He has been artist-in-residence of the DAAD Berlin Artists Programme; the Canada Council Studio (Paris); the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada); Künstlerhof Schreyahn and Schloss Wiepersdorf (Germany); the Institut für Elektronische Musik, Graz (Austria); the Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven (Holland); the Villa Serpentara, Olevano Romano (Italy); the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh (USA) and IRCAM / Centre Pompidou (Paris). His works have been presented in festivals, museums and public spaces worldwide.


Listening to Australia
2008
00:40:09
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"The Aboriginals believe that an unsung land is a dead land, for when the songs fall into oblivion, the land itself dies."

Bruce Chatwin's bestseller "Songlines" made the musical culture of the Aboriginal world-famous. The Canadian sound artist Robin Minard now approaches this unique connection between music, landscape and everyday life with the microphone. Field recordings, interviews, songs, history and archival recordings are woven together into many-layered narrative levels. Minard's radio composition uses the resources of modern sound processing to sing the interpenetration of culture and nature.

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KÖNER, Thomas

(German)

Thomas Köner, born in 1965, is a media and sound artist. He has received numerous awards, including the "New Media Prize 2000" (Montreal), "NORMAN Prize 2004" (Stuttgart), German Sound Art Award 2004 (WDR), "Goldene Nica" at Ars Electronica 2004, Transmediale.05 Award, International Media Art Festival, Berlin 2005 and was artist in residence at the Villa Aurora, Los Angeles in 2006.


Lithosphères (Studiofassung)
2009
00:51:42
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"Sonic X-radiation" is how Thomas Köner refers to the instruments with which he tirelessly shines through the stone shells covering modern cities. He has composed a "sound letter" from a different global metropolis every month since January 2008 for Deutschlandradio Kultur. These five-minute miniatures can be heard regularly as the "Sound of the Month" in the radio drama and feature programme. As opposed to simple "Cityscapes", Köner's compositions penetrate deep below the surface of tonal and social daily life. They expose sounding archetypes, which are localized and placeless, primitive and highly modern at the same time. In "Lithosphères" (Lithospheres) the media artist combines the horizontal movement from time to time, from city to city with a vertical drift through the sound sediments of urban life.

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KÖNER, Thomas

(German)

Thomas Köner, born in 1965, is a media and sound artist. He has received numerous awards, including the "New Media Prize 2000" (Montreal), "NORMAN Prize 2004" (Stuttgart), German Sound Art Award 2004 (WDR), "Goldene Nica" at Ars Electronica 2004, Transmediale.05 Award, International Media Art Festival, Berlin 2005 and was artist in residence at the Villa Aurora, Los Angeles in 2006.


Lithosphères live
2009
00:46:58
Description

"Sonic X-radiation" is how Thomas Köner refers to the instruments with which he tirelessly shines through the stone shells covering modern cities. He has composed a "sound letter" from a different global metropolis every month since January 2008 for Deutschlandradio Kultur. These five-minute miniatures can be heard regularly as the "Sound of the Month" in the radio drama and feature programme. As opposed to simple "Cityscapes", Köner's compositions penetrate deep below the surface of tonal and social daily life. They expose sounding archetypes, which are localized and placeless, primitive and highly modern at the same time. In "Lithosphères" (Lithospheres) the media artist combines the horizontal movement from time to time, from city to city with a vertical drift through the sound sediments of urban life.

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MORGENROTH, Inge

(German)

Ingeborg Morgenroth, literary scholar and saxophonist, lives in Berlin. From 1993 compositions of electro-acoustic music. Guest in the electronic studio of the Technical University of Berlin. Saxophonist and performer from 1995 to 2000 in the "Zwischentöne" (Nuances) Ensemble for New Music Berlin.


Little Connections
2006
00:48:07
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"Little Connections" is based on the text "Lifting Belly" (1915-17) by Gertrude Stein. She dedicated the erotic poem to her great love Alice B. Toklas. "Lifting Belly" is light and rhythmic love talk, a many-voiced dialogue and statement – the entire cosmos in a Stein manner, linking the private and public together. - The composition "Little Connections" takes the tonal connections of the text as its own. Two voices dance together, come close to each other, get muddled, interrupt and attack each other. The space opens itself for the intimacy between two people.

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CURRAN, Alvin

(American)

Alvin Curran, born in the U.S. in 1938, is an important composer of live electronic music. He teaches composition at Mills College in California and lives in Rome.
Numerous awards, including 1986 Prix Italia, 1988 WDR Prix Ars Acustica, Leonardo Award for Excellence 1995, Ars Electronica 2004, Phonurgia Nova 2005 ("I Dreamt John Cage Yodeling in the Zurich Hauptbahnhof").


Living Room Music
2009
00:51:27
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The living room is a special room. Nowhere else is the private and intimate as strongly intermingled with the public and universal. That's good to hear: From chamber music to radio reception, living room sounds constantly reflect the tension between the internal and the external world.For his composition "Living Room Music", Alvin Curran invites a number of musician and artist friends over to play in his living room in Rome. Built on the ruins of Nero's Domus Aurea, with a view of the Colosseum, filled with musical instruments, sheet music, books and objects from around the world, this place becomes a resonance space for meetings, conversations and musical improvisations.Curran processed this material into a radiophonic room composition. "I want the sound of my living room to be the sum of all of the sounds that can ever be heard in this room." (Curran)

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BERGER Sophie

(Française)


Loire
2013
00:50:44
Prix Pierre Schaeffer
HARTMAN, Hanna

(Swedish)

Hanna Hartman, born in Sweden, lives and works in Berlin. Studied dramatics and literature at the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm, as well as Radio and Interactive Media at the DI and Electro-Acoustic Music at EMS in Stockholm.

Numerous awards, including Prix Europa (1998), Karl Sczuka Prize (2005), Prix Phonurgia Nova (2006), Swedish Music Publishers' Annual Award (2007) and Rosenbergpriset (2011).


Longitude 013°26'E
2006
00:17:52
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SISTERMANN, Johannes S.

(German)

Johannes S. Sistermanns, born in 1955, is an internationally renowned composer, installation and performance artist, and lives near Cologne. Numerous awards, including the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize in 1997 and the WDR German Sound Art Award in 2008. From 1997 to 2010, he was vice-president of the DEGEM, German Society for Electroacoustic Music.


loshören
2012
50'11
Description

»We transfer a knowledge to something, attribute meaning and importance to it: In this way everything is degraded to carriers of meanings, substances, mere materials and projection surfaces.«(Franz Xaver Baier)

'start listening' is a rejection of the meaning, the importance and of the motivated form. The musician and composer Johannes S. Sistermanns wants neither to mediate nor to relate. He gathered his acoustic starting material together without a specific objective and edited it using an automated procedure. For him it is not nonsense that lies beyond sense, but rather ambiguity. A piece that remains hanging in the balance and it is precisely because of this it can be experienced directly and in all its facets.

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(Australian)

 


Lost property
2010
00:11:44
Atelier Kaye Mortley
Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Lucien C. (portrait n° 3, ironique)
2011
00:11:16
Atelier Kaye Mortley
WILLMS Mario

(German)

 


Luxusdiskussion
2009
00:50:25
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HAMM, Wolfgang

(German)

Wolfgang Hamm, born in 1944, studied composition, piano, violin, musicology and cultural studies, has worked as a jazz pianist and theatre musician. Since 1974, he has worked as a composer, author and music producer in Cologne. Numerous scores for film, theatre and radio plays. A productive tension between music and other media (film, radio, literature, theatre, multimedia) as well as non-European cultures characterise Wolfgang Hamm's musical work.


Magische Momente
2008
00:49:52
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"A forest in Bali at dusk: Thousands of rhythmically chirping crickets create a magical harmony... A village in eastern Senegal at dawn: women's voices whispering, water splashing, a child crying, every so often the sound of a wooden pestle pounding the millet ... Santiago de Cuba at midnight: Tens of thousands of fans in the street celebrating the baseball victory over arch-rivals Havana ... Sounds, like I have recorded them in various places around the world. My composition for an ensemble of selected musicians sends us on a journey, makes distance and convergences audible, traces the acoustic secrets of past sound experiences." (Wolfgang Hamm)

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Many Roads
2007
00:16:13
Atelier Kaye Mortley
MAUERMANN, Karl Heinz

(German)

Karl-Heinz Mauermann, born in 1958, works in the border areas between visual art, music and literature.
Karl-Heinz Mauermann und Frank Niehusmann have appeared live as the duo "khmfn" with video-sound performances for some years now.


NIEHUSMANN, Frank

(German)

Frank Niehusmann, born in 1960, is an author and composer for theatre and film, video and sound installations, concerts and CD productions. He worked as a radio and television author before he became known internationally as a composer of electronic music and a live performer on open reel analogue tape machines. Winner of numerous awards, including 2002 at the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges for "Untertagemusik Nr. 1" (Underground music No. 1). "Maschinen - ein Hörspiel" (Machines - a radio play) which he produced with Karl-Heinz Mauermann won the 2006 Phonurgia Nova competition.


Maschinen – ein Hörspiel
2005
00:51:59
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Engines rattle, pile drivers thunder, electric beepsaccompany mechanic, hydraulic and pneumatic sounds. Karl-Heinz's Mauermann's fragments of text mix themselves into Frank Niehusmann's symphonically compacted sound space. Grim machine haters have their say as do emphatic future optimists. The reports are of loud machinery from an almost bygone age, but also of new and different equipment. All of the sounds are original 20th century. Although some are already extinct, the last generation machines scrapped, the spirits of "our" machines continue to haunt us.

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MAUERMANN, Karl Heinz

(German)

Karl-Heinz Mauermann, born in 1958, works in the border areas between visual art, music and literature.
Karl-Heinz Mauermann und Frank Niehusmann have appeared live as the duo "khmfn" with video-sound performances for some years now.


NIEHUSMANN, Frank

(German)

Frank Niehusmann, born in 1960, is an author and composer for theatre and film, video and sound installations, concerts and CD productions. He worked as a radio and television author before he became known internationally as a composer of electronic music and a live performer on open reel analogue tape machines. Winner of numerous awards, including 2002 at the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges for "Untertagemusik Nr. 1" (Underground music No. 1). "Maschinen - ein Hörspiel" (Machines - a radio play) which he produced with Karl-Heinz Mauermann won the 2006 Phonurgia Nova competition.


Maschinen – ein Hörspiel
2006
00:51:59
Description

Engines rattle, pile drivers thunder, electric beepsaccompany mechanic, hydraulic and pneumatic sounds. Karl-Heinz's Mauermann's fragments of text mix themselves into Frank Niehusmann's symphonically compacted sound space. Grim machine haters have their say as do emphatic future optimists. The reports are of loud machinery from an almost bygone age, but also of new and different equipment. All of the sounds are original 20th century. Although some are already extinct, the last generation machines scrapped, the spirits of "our" machines continue to haunt us.

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CEE, Werner

(German)

Werner Cee, born in 1953, lives in Allendorf near Giessen, and works as a sound artist and composer. He has won numerous prizes at international festivals, most recently the Prix Italia 2010 for "Featuring Schuberts Winterreise". "Maschinerie der Polarlandschaft" (Machinery of the Polar Landscape) received a special commendation at the "Palmarès" in Bourges in 2005.


Maschinerie der Polarlandschaft – Radiokomposition
2004
00:46:11
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Caspar David Friedrich's famous painting "The Sea of Ice" provided the impetus for this project. The painting has been cited over and again as an icon of the scepticism of progress. For the composer Werner Cee a similar symbolism clings to an industrial ruin in Bitterfeld, a never-used water tank - particularly evident during the flood disaster in the summer of 2002. Werner Cee confronted musicians with the image of Frederick in the resonant "sound tank" and lets the piece arise as part of the improvisational processes. The unifying sound element is the e-Ch'in, his electronic Chinese zither. It's long reverberations lead to paralysis and "deceleration" like the floes drifting in Caspar David Friedrich's Sea of Ice.

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CHMIELORZ, Rilo

(Spanish)

The composer and visual artist Rilo Chmielorz (born in 1954) currently lives in Berlin and Madrid. For more than ten years, she has occupied herself with scratched notes and characters and their musical deformation through the use of electroacoustics. She received the Production Award from the WDR Acoustic Art Studio in 2002.


Maze
2009
00:46:29
Description

The original meaning of the labyrinth is as a sign of change and transformation. Only he who turns back too soon can get lost there. Some 3000 year-old Cretan coins exhibit perfectly planned figures with only a single path to the centre. The Hopi Indians refer to the labyrinth as the cradle of life and speak of a thread that is never interrupted. Mythologists even see in dance the origin of the intricate paths, which are there to transfer spatial patterns into choreographed movement.Rilo Chmielorz and Pedro López track the renewing aspect of the labyrinth in a "performative field test". A fictitious person moves through a sound space that makes it possible to experience acoustically the risk of change and the ambivalence of life.

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HANUSHEVSKY, Janko

(Austrian)

Janko Hanushevsky, born in Linz in 1978, lives in Cologne. Electric bass player predominantly within the field of contemporary jazz and free improvisation. Since 2001 he has been intensively involved with "extended techniques", the exploration of alternative methods of sound production on the electric bass by mechanical means. He composes music for the theatre and radio plays and is a permanent member of numerous bands. He has worked with Eva Pöpplein in the Duo Merzouga since 2002.


PÖPPLEIN, Eva

(German)

Eva Pöpplein, born in Munich in 1978, lives in Cologne. She works as a computer musician and sound engineer: freely improvised concerts and composition of electro-acoustic music for intermedia productions in the fields of opera, theatre and radio/radio plays, as well as radiophonic sound art. Since the end of 2006, she has also worked as a sound engineer for Deutschlandfunk in the areas of music production/live broadcasts/artistic features and radio plays.


Mekong Morning Glory
2009
00:49:00
Description

On an extended trip, Eva Pöpplein and Janko Hanushevsky followed the lower reaches of the Mekong River through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam down to the delta where the river empties into the South China Sea.
The Duo Merzouga counterpoint the acoustic landscapes of this enormous water world with electronically processed electric bass sounds.
"You can hear the trickle of the pebbles in the riverbed, the peaceful chugging of an outboard motor and the occasional call of a water bird, while the trickle slowly changes colour, the cool, small-scale clicking of the pebbles accelerates into the unreal, the diesel engine suddenly develops a droning sound"

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PERRY Nina

(English)

 


Melting Point
2010
00:28:16
Description

 

Prix Phonurgia Nova
DASKE, Martin

(German)

Martin Daske, born in 1962, studied composing in the USA, Kràkow and Salzburg. He has written chamber music, tape pieces, sound installations, theatre and film music, and created a form of three-dimensional notation. Radio compositions are a focus of his work. He lives and works on the outskirts of Berlin. 1990 and 1999 awarded a composition fellowship by the Berlin Senate.↵1993 Special commendation at the Prix Europa for "Abfahrt" (Departure). 1990–1993 "Artist in Residence" fellowships at the ZKM Centre for Art and Media Technology.


Mémoires d’un siècle I – Der verlorene Horizont – Hörstück zum Jahr 2000
1998
00:52:17
Description

3500 European original sound recordings from 1900 to today make up part 1 of the two-hour radio composition by Martin Daske, with which DeutschlandRadio Berlin opened its series of programs for the millennium. The radio play works though the 20th century as a collage of digitised original sound recordings, which were composed throughout according to the strict pattern of a noise-music score. "Sound souvenirs" of the different decades of the past century are created from the multi-layered, complex materials.The 2nd part will be broadcast in one year for the turn of the millennium

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DASKE, Martin

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Martin Daske, born in 1962, studied composing in the USA, Kràkow and Salzburg. He has written chamber music, tape pieces, sound installations, theatre and film music, and created a form of three-dimensional notation. Radio compositions are a focus of his work. He lives and works on the outskirts of Berlin. 1990 and 1999 awarded a composition fellowship by the Berlin Senate.↵1993 Special commendation at the Prix Europa for "Abfahrt" (Departure). 1990–1993 "Artist in Residence" fellowships at the ZKM Centre for Art and Media Technology.


Mémoires d’un siècle II – Totale Zerstörungen – Hörstück zum Jahr 2000
1999
00:41:28
Description

In the second part of the "Memoirs of a century", hundreds of digitised original sound recordings from 1900 to today will be "destroyed". Each of these decompositions however, leads to new sound material, which now in its own way tells stories - and not just history.The memory of the original material remains.

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BAGHDASSARIANS, Serge

(German)

Serge Baghdassarians, born in Fürth in 1972, and Boris Baltschun, born in Bremen in 1974, live and work as musicians and artists in Berlin. They have been working together for more than ten years and have exhibited their works, among other places, at the Donaueschingen Music Festival, the Diapason Gallery, New York, the Moderna Museet show in Stockholm and the Bridge in Osaka.


BALTSCHUN, Boris

(German)

Boris Baltschun, born in Bremen in 1974, and Serge Baghdassarians, born in Fürth in 1972, live and work as musicians and artists in Berlin. They have been working together for more than ten years and have exhibited their works, among other places, at the Donaueschingen Music Festival, the Diapason Gallery, New York, the Moderna Museet show in Stockholm and the Bridge in Osaka.


memorandum of understanding
2013
00:38:57
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EFSF - a string of letters which has dominated European fiscal policy since 2010. The communicability of the ESFS is subjected to a radical review in the radio play "memorandum of understanding" (ger.: "Absichtserklärung")

Serge Baghdassarians and Boris Baltschun have filtered out the letters E, S, and F from the Wikipedia article on the Stability Mechanism. They then had the resulting cloze text spoken by ten synthetic voices. They recruited their speakers from an online translation programme using various pronunciation algorithms.

Baghdassarians and Baltschun have composed a sequence of solo pieces and choral interludes from the voices of the countries participating in the EFSF. They take the incomprehensibility of a highly technocratic language to the extreme, eliciting from it the unexpected potential of sound poetry.

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GERWIN, Thomas

(German)

Thomas Gerwin, born in 1955, is a composer and sound artist focussing on radio composition and sound installation. He is involved in acoustic ecology. Winner of numerous awards, including the Karl Sczuka Prize 1999. Chairman of the "Gesellschaft für multisensoriale Kunst" (Institute for Multisensorial Arts IfMK) since 2001. Since 2004, founder and director of the International Sound Art Festival Berlin.


Metamorphosen
2002
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The composer Thomas Gerwin constructs a virtual landscape of sounds."I am populating this landscape with large and small acoustic beings, which appear individually, in pairs or in droves. These beings live in this soundscape, they are born, grow and evolve, some also die during the piece." (T. Gerwin)The composer builds his virtual world of sound in the computer chapter by chapter; the beings are created and further developed - however: the further the process advances, the more independent the sound creatures become. They increasingly decide themselves on the metamorphoses they undergo...The composer allows you to "look over his shoulder" during this piece. The listeners accompany him in his deliberations on the construction of the sound labyrinth up to editing in the sound studio.

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KYON

(German)

Kyon, born in 1953, works as a writer, performance artist and painter.


Metatron
1998
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The play traces the path to knowledge of the lonely Metatron from Greek mythology to modern times. Metatron lives in varying incarnations of different historical figures. A vortex of noises leads him to various places where he discovers his respective shape, from Odysseus to Michelangelo to the central computer. Each of the stages of incarnation embodies a principle of life, which attempts to make it possible to ascertain and experience reality.

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STECKEL, Ronald

(German)

Ronald Steckel, was born on the isle of Sylt in 1945, and has lived as a freelance writer and radio playwright in Berlin since 1969. He has published several books and numerous radio features and audio works.


Mindscape / Mentale Landschaft
1999
00:45:05
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Human conscious activity is one of the discoveries of the 20th century. This phenomenon has been approached in literary terms by the "monologue intérieur" or "stream of consciousness". The composition "Mindscape" is an acoustic representation, which follows on from the multidimensional sound continuum in our heads. External stimuli such as noises, snatches of conversations, muffled noise and sounds ceaselessly penetrate into our consciousness and mingle with our feelings and memories. This constantly changing chaos is what makes up consciousness before the perceiving "I" is able to arrange the individual sensory impressions and feelings into proper order. "Mindscape" is an expedition into the "Babylon inside the skull".

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BOSETTI, Alessandro

(Italian)

Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan in 1973. He lives in Berlin, the USA and Italy, and works as a musician, writer for radio, composer and sound artist. Many of his works deal with the sounds, irregularities and "errors" of speaking and translating. Most recently he was awarded the Phonurgia Nova prize 2012 for his composition “636″ (RTBF 2010) and the IDAF prize 2013 for his performance “Mask Mirror” an instrument and software that reorganizes speech for musical purposes enacting an electronic ventriloquism.


Minigolf
2014
00:47:56
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A peep-hole both narrows and sharpens a view equally. How could an acoustic counterpart to this sound? Alessandro Bosetti set off in search of one and found what he was looking for at the beginnings of radio culture with all its limitations: In the 1930s there were no effects, no cuts and, above all, no stereophony.
In a carefully rehearsed choreography, Alessandro Bosetti lets six members of the 'Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart' group dance around a single microphone: Their goal is to give spaciousness to the mono signal.
The radio as a peep-hole. We are broadcasting the adaptation of an experimental arrangement on the stage.

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DASKE, Martin

(German)

Martin Daske, born in 1962, studied composing in the USA, Kràkow and Salzburg. He has written chamber music, tape pieces, sound installations, theatre and film music, and created a form of three-dimensional notation. Radio compositions are a focus of his work. He lives and works on the outskirts of Berlin. 1990 and 1999 awarded a composition fellowship by the Berlin Senate.↵1993 Special commendation at the Prix Europa for "Abfahrt" (Departure). 1990–1993 "Artist in Residence" fellowships at the ZKM Centre for Art and Media Technology.


LIMELOH, Thoma

(German)

 


mit-ihm-zig-hosen oder Mollys Wortwanderung
2001
00:53:15
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Molly Bloom, protagonist of the final episode of "Ulysses" by James Joyce, scans through all the threads of the story in her soliloquy and weaves them back together again. Divided into eight sentences without punctuation, the text provokes a kind of hypnosis, a loss of sense, caused by the overlapping and collision of ideas. This loss of sense can however create a free space which activates the imagination. Disjointedness is no longer an obstacle, but rather the door to more open perception. The two composers have tracked down all of the words that make one think of tones and sounds in Joyce's original English text and in the German and French translations. An odyssey develops through Joyce's text, through a woman's sea of thought.

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NALEPPA, Götz

(German)

Götz Naleppa, born in 1943, director, media artist, translator and author, was sound art editor at Deutschlandradio Kultur until December 2008. Responsible for well over 100 radio drama productions, works for theatre and opera. Own sound art work since 1983. Numerous awards for radio drama productions (Prix Europa, Prix Marulic, "Gold Award" at the New York Festival 2008, Prix Italia 2009, etc.).


VETTER, Michael

(German)

Michael Vetter, born in 1943, studied theology and music. He is a master of overtone singing. His interest is in using different media (language, painting, photography, theatre, music) for the realisation of what he refers to as "Transverbal": Language is movement is music.
After thirteen years in Japan living primarily as a Zen monk, today he lives withdrawn for the greater part of his time, painting, writing and gardening in the middle of his olive grove on the Monte Amiata. He founded his Accademia Capraia here in 1991, a "school in the art of living" operating according to his concepts.


Mokrutufflumieräk
1995
00:52:00
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Michael Vetter, born in 1943, makes music, pictures, texts, theatre - and all these closely interrelated. He is popular as a master of overtone singing, but he himself is even more interested in what he refers to as "transverbal language". This radio play is an example of this. The audible, reflected through the ear and the voice, plays together. Reflecting for Michael Vetter means: The whole complex apparatus of human understanding with all its possibilities of association directed towards the interplay between ear and voice. A wordless language such as is heard in this radio play is extremely ambiguous. Everyone will have heard another story at the end.

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CEE, Werner

(German)

Werner Cee, born in 1953, lives in Allendorf near Giessen, and works as a sound artist and composer. He has won numerous prizes at international festivals, most recently the Prix Italia 2010 for "Featuring Schuberts Winterreise". "Maschinerie der Polarlandschaft" (Machinery of the Polar Landscape) received a special commendation at the "Palmarès" in Bourges in 2005.


Monochrom
2002
00:48:11
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"If I as a painter design a surface, I have to work in shifts. The application of a single layer paint would simply lead to a lifeless coating. If I however build up the colour from a variety of different, loosely overlapping areas, so that the respective undercoat always shows through and has its say, then I can create a complex colour, which shimmers and oscillates in itself." (W. Cee)In "Monochrom", the composer Werner Cee draws on his experience in painting. The focus of the composition does not lie in its temporal structure, but rather in the stratification of a noise surface. The sounds overlap each other without covering each other. They form a shimmering, dazzling web of sound moving within itself.

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SØNDERGAARD, Morten

(Danish)

Morten Søndergaard, poet and sound artist, was born in Copenhagen in 1964, where he studied at the "writers' school". He has published numerous volumes of poetry. He has made programmes for Danish radio, in which he examines the relationship between language and sound.


Monte Altissimo – Falling off the White Mountain
2004
00:00:00
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In his radio play Søndergaard works with recordings made in a marble quarry close to the Italian "Marble City" of Carrara. He builds an acoustic bridge between two poles of absolute soundlessness: the stone in its pristine form - heavy, static, mute - and the carved stone, the sculpture, which in turn is surrounded by a dignified silence. Between them stone which is also picked up acoustically: Blasting, the heavy impact of tumbling rocks, cranes which load the piles of rock, noise. Then the noises - in artists' hands - become increasingly finer. Sawing, hammering, sculpting, polishing. Marble - silent matter - made audible in human hands, brought together as a sound image and then falling back to its original silent condition.

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FURUDATE, Tetsuo

(Japanese)

Tetsuo Furudate, born in 1958, lives in Tokyo and is one of the most important composers and musicians of the Japanese NOISE movement playing numerous concerts in Europe. "The Auditory Sense of Mr. Roderick Usher" (DLR, Berlin 2004) received a prize in the Dresden competition "Blaue Brücke".


Motome Zuka – Der Grabhügel
2005
00:52:06
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For his composition Tetsuo Furudate used a story from the Japanese Noh theatre from the 13th century: On a pilgrimage to the capital of Kyoto, a young monk meets the spirit of a woman at a burial mound who was condemned to hell because she was responsible for the death of two lovers. The noise musician Furudate, using a motif from his own culture for the first time here, found the relentlessness of her conviction by God in the story interesting, and the sharp contrast that is generated musically between the idyllic opening scene and the report from hell. In addition, he was fascinated by the Noh theatre's blurring of the boundaries between life and death, I and you, past and future.

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MOHR, Marcus

(German)

Marcus Mohr, born in Giessen in 1964, studied English in Konstanz and Bristol and has worked in broadcasting in Berlin since 1997.


Muoi – Zehn
2006
00:50:04
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On a trip through Vietnam, Marcus Mohr collected the source material for his sound piece "muoi (zehn)", which is based on the concept of the five elements: metal, earth, wood, water, fire. Marcus Mohr assigns each of his recordings to one of the five elements and treats them in the same the way a DJ plays his records: from the sounds of an element, he generates a track and then combines this with the tracks of the other elements. Gradually more and more elements are added, at first running synchronously, then offset, and finally alternating. Ten different combinations are created in this way, in which each element is mixed with one of the other four elements. "Muoi (zehn)" tells of the balance and interplay between the five elements.

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ROTH, Dieter

(Switzerland)

Dieter Roth (1931-1998) was a Swiss action and object artist and an important representative of concrete poetry.


YOON, Grace

(Korean)

Grace Yoon, born in 1952 in Korea, studied from 1969 until 1974 at the Central Saint Martins College of Arts und Design in London. She has lived and worked in Germany since 1975. She works as an author, director, composer, performance artist.


Murmel
2014
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"Mumble Mumble Mumble Mumble Mumble Mumble Mumble Mumble Mumble Mumble Mumble Mumble Mumble Mumble Mumble Mumble ( ... ) ." In 1974, action artist Dieter Roth wrote a 176 page play with one single word: Mumble. Pure minimalism.
The performance artist Grace Yoon has now adapted the 'most boring play in the world' for radio. In doing so, she explores the vestiges of semantically empty language and develops a new universe out of six letters.
" ... for the words of the people, when they approach each other, are mumbles ... " (Husayn insisted ibn Mansur al-Hallaj, 8th century)
Players:  Martin Engler, Meike Schmitz, Hans Peter Hallwachs, Linda Olsansky, Bo Wiget, Arne Fuhrmann   
Choir: Capella Vocale München

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MENZEL, Wolfgang Peter

(Swedish)

Wolfgang Peter Menzel, born in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, emigrated to Sweden in 1974, where he works as a visual and sound artist


MOEN, Ola Eseth

(Norwegian)

Ola Eseth Moen, born in Oslo in 1970, ia a violinist and composer of electro-acoustic music for stage and concert.


My father, the sea
2007
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This sound poem is the result of a more than one-year collaboration between the German sound artist W. P. Menzel and the Norwegian composer Ola Eseth Moen. "My Father, the Sea" has a personal background for Menzel: his father found his watery grave in the spring of 1945 as a sailor on board a German U-boat which was sunk by Allied warships. But over and above the biographical, the steel body of the U-boat becomes a sound metaphor for the existential loneliness of the person trapped in the ocean and for our fragile existence today.

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KOLLER, Károly

(German-Hungarian)

Károly Koller, born in Transylvania in 1968, is a German-Hungarian writer, translator and filmmaker. He has been researching unknown caves since 1998. His book of poems "Nachtkarst" (Night Karst) published in 2000 addresses the experiences gathered during these expeditions.


POGATSCHAR, Helga

(German)

Helga Pogatschar, born in 1966, is a conceptual artist and composer of film and theatre music, as well as of electro-acoustic music. She lives in Munich. She has carried out numerous multimedia music theatre projects.


Nachtkarst
2001
00:52:26
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The world above ground opens itself to us through our eyes, the world below through our ears. Inside a cave, drops break their way into the silence and take us further and further down... In the cycle of poems enitled "Nachtkarst", Károly Koller undertakes a lyrical "advance into the depths", fragments of an expedition become visible: the ascent to the cave entrance, the descent into the depths where fissures and narrow places block the path. Silence, cold, night and time are the recurring themes of the radio play. The labyrinth below ground becomes audible in the maze of sounds and words, the expedition develops into an advance into the depths of man's inner self.

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Ne toquer pas trop fort
2012
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SEIZEW, Jürgen

(German)

Jürgen Seizew, born in 1967, has played from pop to experimental music in various bands. A trained bookbinder, he studied electronic media at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Since 1994 he has dedicated himself to sound art.


Nektarrauschen
2008
00:51:03
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"Following hours of silence in nature, I came to know a kind of listening, in which all sounds merge into a single noise. I also listen for this noise in the city, in a park, in my backyard."With"Nektarrauschen" (nectar noise), the composer Jürgen Seizew has added an inner level to these soundscapes. He calls the result "Stratascapes"."Stratascapes are sounds which are exclusively developed through the cutting and mixing (in part billionfold stratifications) of noises or series of field recordings. Accents from the original soundscapes play a narrative role in the piece. Conversely the Stratasounds describe an inaudible level of the soundscapes." (Jürgen Seizew)

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MILLIKEN, Cathy

(Australian)

Cathy Milliken, born in Australia, is a musician and composer, and founding member of the "Ensemble Modern", where she has worked with Heiner Goebbels, Peter Eötvös, Frank Zappa, György Ligeti, George Benjamin and Karlheinz Stockhausen among others. She composes for theatre and opera. Since 1990, sound pieces and radio compositions. She was awarded the Prix Marulic for her radio play in 2003, and in 1999 she received the Prix Italia jointly with Hermann Kretzschmar and Dietmar Wiesner.


New Looks
2002
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The composer Cathy Milliken collected her auditory information with a microphone: Construction sites, rehearsals, walks, music and recordings of nature. In "New Looks" she lets these sounds encounter piano music and vocals. Shakespeare's sonnets tell of timelessness and the passage of time, at the same time they organize and structure the acoustic material by intonation and metre. "The processing and setting into relation of these acoustic impressions and elements recall photographs that permit a very personal reality to be experienced through cross fading, inversion, magnification, repetition, solarization and snapshot." (C. Milliken)

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GRENZLAND, Heiner

(German)

Heiner Grenzland, born in 1964, lives in Munich. Piano and composition studies in Cologne and New York. Various scholarships and awards. Numerous orchestra, stage and chamber music works as well as experimental and intermedia works. Heiner Grenzland is a member of the Ars Acustica Group of the EBU and, among other things, artistic consultant to the International Antonin Dvorak Society.


New York, 48th floor
2000
00:32:26
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"Staying alone in a room... and movement interferes, the noise-lessness grows, stays, until the surroundings panic and collapse in your mind."
The poem "New York 48th Floor" tells of loneliness. The voices are locked in a New York skyscraper and look down on the relentless hustle and bustle of city life. This silence transforms itself into an associative space: Sounds of imagination and reality compete with and disturb each other, until painful dissonance comes into being. The protagonists of isolation are voices, noises, texts and instruments such as the double bass or piano: They set the psychic borderline situation of solitariness in music.

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KÖNER, Thomas

(German)

Thomas Köner, born in 1965, is a media and sound artist. He has received numerous awards, including the "New Media Prize 2000" (Montreal), "NORMAN Prize 2004" (Stuttgart), German Sound Art Award 2004 (WDR), "Goldene Nica" at Ars Electronica 2004, Transmediale.05 Award, International Media Art Festival, Berlin 2005 and was artist in residence at the Villa Aurora, Los Angeles in 2006.


Niemandsbucht
2005
00:51:22
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With the sound composition "Niemandsbucht" (No man's bay) the composer Thomas Köner follows the trail of a hero. Keuschnig, the protagonist in Peter Handke's 1994 novel "My year in no man's bay", documents the course of a year in a Parisian suburb. Thomas Köner spent more than a year visiting the places whose acoustics Handke describes in detail, looking for sounds that portray "No man's bay" acoustically. Through the musical composition of recordings made at the specific locations, a sound space was created which tells of many places and everyone's "No one's bay".

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DASKE, Martin

(German)

Martin Daske, born in 1962, studied composing in the USA, Kràkow and Salzburg. He has written chamber music, tape pieces, sound installations, theatre and film music, and created a form of three-dimensional notation. Radio compositions are a focus of his work. He lives and works on the outskirts of Berlin. 1990 and 1999 awarded a composition fellowship by the Berlin Senate.↵1993 Special commendation at the Prix Europa for "Abfahrt" (Departure). 1990–1993 "Artist in Residence" fellowships at the ZKM Centre for Art and Media Technology.


no barking at any time
2005
00:51:31
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In 2004, Martin Daske created a 5-minute noise composition every month for Deutschlandradio Kultur, the "Animal of the Month". Each of these compositions only used animal sounds as source material (crocodiles, fish, boars, koalas, frogs, etc.). This material was then partially electronically strongly distorted, made "playable" and interwoven to form multi-layered music. In the hour-long composition "no barking at any time", all of the animal sounds used in 2004 appear once again as a polyphonic body of sound, the white crocodile, the wolf-killing hyena, the savage electric ray, the diabolical koala, the grazing wild sow, the erudite penguin, the howling larva, the contemptuous elephant, the frog's grandson, the albatross, the trotting hippo-not-amus or the bees and bugs.

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ROSS ADAMS, Franco

(English)


Nord Rute
2012
00:43:10
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Nord Rute, is the first of four ambisonic projects, inspired by the literary works, drawings and soundscapes of the Sámi multi-artist Nils Aslak Valkeapää. "Nord Rute" takes the Norwegian Sámi as its central thème. They are the only ethnic group in the European Union classified as an indigenous people. They are a minority that inhabit four countries – Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia and have their own language and culture in which music and art have emerged as influential tools in the process of maintaining community and identity.

Part docu-poem, part music score, part folk tale and part sound montage, Nord Rute captures the events of a reindeer migration to their spring birthing pastures on the shores of Porsangerfjord, northern Norway. Ross travelled 450 kilometres across vast plateaus, through valleys and over frozen lakes with Klemet Amund Eira and his ‘siida’ – a collective of Sámi herding families – and their reindeer. Klemet’s family have been travelling with the reindeer from time immemorial. Ross recorded the age-old journey together with mountain recordings of Ingor Antte Ailu Gaup Joiking – an improvisational expression of self and nature intended to translate the ‘essence’ of a person or place into song – and his contemplations on the Noaide (Sámi Shaman).

Incorporated into the narrative is an interpretation of Valkeapää’s poem ‘No.272’, from his book ‘The Sun, My Father’, with spoken word by Synnøve Persen and processed Mbira performed by Ross. Synnøve was recorded in woods near her homeplace in Porsanger. Poem No.272 is about a reindeer herd on the move examining the Sámis’ complex terms for describing reindeer and sounds of the arctic tundra.

Amidst the dense, gritty field recordings and sound design, poet Ánde Somby travels between city soundscapes, tundra and underworld offering thoughts on his connection to the tundra, dreamtime, the gift of the reindeer from the ‘underground people’ and what the hunted animal has to say to the hunter, whilst echoing Valkeapää’s message on the importance of traditions, the bringing together of cultures and what people and industrialisation can learn from indigenous, ancient knowledge systems.

Nord Rute was performed live through a 12 speaker ambisonic array at the Barents Spektakel Festival in Norway from the centre of a giant ice maze beneath the northern lights. A stereo version was adapted for radio on Deutschlandradio Kultur.

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PETERS, Norbert Walter

(German)

Norbert Walter Peters, born in Aachen in 1954, is a composer who creates sound installations and radio compositions.


nota.thion – Nach der Flut
2005
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The composition "nota.thión" - the "ideography" - dedicates itself to the experience of disaster and entropy. Norbert Walter Peters lets three voices – an old man, a child, a woman – quote from the epic of Gilgamesh, an anonymous Babylonian poem, which originated around 1800 BC and comments on the Flood. Peters only quotes ancient oriental languages: Akkadian, Old Assyrian, proto-Hattic, Hittite, Hurrian, ancient Egyptian, ancient Hebrew, Arabic. Languages,in which words and what is named are still consonant, attuned with each other. In the composition they are spoken by three voices and, as it were, enter into in a dialogue with the cello.

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ROUX Sébastien

(French)

 


Nouvelle
2012
00:43:09
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PERRET, Nicolas / PLONER, Silvia

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Nicolas Perret, born 1978 in Nizza, and Silvia Ploner, born 1982 in Innichen/San Candido/Italy – Islands Songs – work since 2011 with recording technologies to sound out mysterious acoustic environments, remote territories and unknown phenomena.


Nýey
2014
00:35:29
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In 1963, off the coast of Iceland, Surtsey emerged after an underwater volcanic eruption. The birth of a volcanic island is a rare event that occurs on average twice a century. Unlike Surtsey most of these islands disappear quickly. After 50 years of existence, Surtsey is still tenacious, but its days are numbered due to the rough tides of the North Atlantic that will erode the island sooner or later. Closed to the public, only a few scientists have access to the island since its emergence, to observe and study the explosion of life on an a priori sterile ground.

 

Scientists envision the island as a time capsule. As the youngest member of the Westman Islands, Surtsey is a window to the past of the older islands of the archipelago. Reciprocally, those older islands are a window to what Surtsey might become like in the future. Lending the approach of science, Nýey orchestrates an abstract conversation between the sound environment of the island – past, present, future – and the community exploring it.

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Oedipos (portrait n° 4, pêle-mêle)
2011
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SCHEFFNER, Philip

(German)

Philip Scheffner, born in 1968, has lived and worked in Berlin as a filmmaker, video and sound artist since 1986. From 1991-99 he was a member of the Berlin authors' group and production company "dogfilm". In 2001 he founded the media platform and production company "pong" with Merle Kröger.


off season / binocular view
2006
00:50:07
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"A field, a meadow, wind, a distant car, bird calls. Waiting. An unusual event, a brief fluttering to the right of the electric pylons. Grabbing the binoculars. The jacket rustles – much too loud... Now hold that view, and slide the eyepiece into your field of vision: There he is. He's looking right in your direction, as if your eyes would meet. A sudden movement, your lose your point of focus. A brief feeling of dizziness. He's gone."
Philip Scheffner has been watching birds since he was eight. In recent years, he has increasingly exchanged his binoculars for a microphone and observes: "If you try to avoid making noises, the relationship between foreground and background blurs. A rustling jacket is perceived as a little hurricane, a small click becomes a sound event. "

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VETTER, Michael

(German)

Michael Vetter, born in 1943, studied theology and music. He is a master of overtone singing. His interest is in using different media (language, painting, photography, theatre, music) for the realisation of what he refers to as "Transverbal": Language is movement is music.
After thirteen years in Japan living primarily as a Zen monk, today he lives withdrawn for the greater part of his time, painting, writing and gardening in the middle of his olive grove on the Monte Amiata. He founded his Accademia Capraia here in 1991, a "school in the art of living" operating according to his concepts.


Okyo
2003
00:44:30
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"Okyo" is the name of the prayer texts which Zen monks in the Far East recite as a spoken song. They are sung on a tone to visualise they are beyond all emotions. Here, the Okyo is understood primarily as a phonetic experience, as a sound event which puts the meaning of the texts in the background. "For years my Okyo meditations consisted of improvisational drill processes concerning the inner life of the tones. For many hours every day, while singing I observed the tone, how it went into and came out from within itself." (M. Vetter) Traditional Zen music forms the starting point for this audio piece, in which Michael Vetter and Natasha Nikeprelevic reinterpret the Okyos while adding instruments. They demonstrate in particular their ability to masterfully produce harmonics.

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BERTHIER Julie

(Française)


On ne va pas épiloguer
2013
00:25:22
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CURRAN, Alvin

(American)

Alvin Curran, born in the U.S. in 1938, is an important composer of live electronic music. He teaches composition at Mills College in California and lives in Rome.
Numerous awards, including 1986 Prix Italia, 1988 WDR Prix Ars Acustica, Leonardo Award for Excellence 1995, Ars Electronica 2004, Phonurgia Nova 2005 ("I Dreamt John Cage Yodeling in the Zurich Hauptbahnhof").


On the Roads
2007
00:47:52
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"The ancient Romans are my neighbours in Rome. ON THE ROADS (with a wink to Jack Kerouac) is my impossible attempt to capture the illusory presence of ancient Rome. The remains of the old Roman roads are a type of 'score' with everything that goes, rolls or is dragged over these stones. Not far from my house is the Via Appia, and I have started to record horses, tourists, birds, dogs, archaeologists as well as my own instruments, in open countryside, bordered by time-worn tombs and the ruins of ancient country houses. A number of Latin texts greet the travellers, as do ram horns, lyres and zithers, drums and perhaps the sounds of elephants and lions, who were paraded through these streets. This ancient concoction of sounds is transposed into a contemporary language." (A. Curran)

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GIANNOTTI, Stefano

(Italian)

Stefano Giannotti, born in Lucca, Tuscany in 1963.
He has produced international award-winning radio compositions and radio plays since 1989.
Winner of the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize for the second time for "Geologica" (following "Il tempo cambia" in 2002).


Organi
2011
00:51:34
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"My organ has many stops. I play the world with its keys. Between choral music and ship's horns, between animal organs and human machines, between toys and gods, my fingers mellotronise and hammondise all the sounds of this earth. The organ as a world - the world as an organ." (Stefano Giannotti)
In his new work, the Italian radio composer Stefano Giannotti records the old dream of a universal sound machine.

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Où est passé Gaspard?
2005
00:16:29
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WINDEREN, Jana

(Norway)

Jana Winderen is an artist educated in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London, and with a background in mathematics and chemistry from the University in Oslo. Since 1993 she has worked as an artist, curator and producer. She currently lives and works in Oslo.
Jana Winderen researches the hidden depths with the latest technology; her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath. The audio topography of the oceans and the depth of ice crevasses is brought to the surface. She is concerned with finding and revealing sounds from hidden sources, like blind field recording. In 2011 she received the Goldene Nica of the Ars Eletronica Festival.


Out of Range
2014
00:39:57
Description

"Out of Range" is an audio work based on ultrasound and echolocation used by bats, dolphins and other creatures who operate beyond the range of human hearing - 'seeing' with sound, or perhaps 'hearing' objects.

Sound is invisible. Ultrasound is inaudible. Of course, many species have a greater range of hearing than us humans and also more specific and specialised with complex combinations of the different senses… Creatures on both land and under water produce and/or perceive very high sound frequencies. Some species of insects, birds, fish, and mammals can emit and hear ultrasound, which is used for communications, hunting and orientation. These creatures operate on a different level of perception to us, in an inaudible range above 20kHz...

Many animals also use the acoustic properties of space; a bat, for example, can use the echo from a tower block to amplify their calls for mates in the autumn; toadfish use caves to amplify their calls to protect their habitat. Whales use the different acoustic properties at different depths of the ocean at different pressure levels to send their long distance calls. An astonishing fact about moths is that they have a reflex action using their wings to shut down when they hear a bat's echolocation calls… That we think, this to be astonishing, does that say something about us?

The mix for the piece is based on ultrasound, hydrophone recordings below the water and also of echolocation sound in audible range. The recordings were made at various locations in Central Park and on the East River in New York, USA, a forest outside Kaliningrad in Russia, Regents Park in London, UK, and various locations in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The ultrasound recordings are time-stretched to bring them into a frequency range audible for humans.

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LANGGUTH, Svann

(French)

Svann Langguth, born in Talence in 1966, has been working with electro-acoustic and synthetic sound manipulation since 1985. Various individual works and collaborations.


SPECHT, Dirk

(German)

Dirk Specht, born in Aachen in 1968, is a composer and sound and media artist. Has been a part of the electronic ensemble "Nook" with Gerriet K. Sharma since October 2004.


Paranoise
2009
00:42:50
Description

Instrumental Transcommunication, ITC for short, is a collective term for technical procedures with which the voices of dead people are to be made audible. Tape recorders, radio receivers, sinusoidal tone generators and other devices are used by a large research community in order to make contact with paranormal beings.Dirk Specht and Svann Langguth have transformed these devices into musical instruments. Their focus is not on the transcendental messages of so-called "Electronic Voice Phenomena", but rather on the tonal richness of the EVP research.

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DATHE Julia

( )

 


HEIM Stefanie

(German)

 


Parkour 1
2011
00:05:54
Description

 

Experimentelles Radio
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ANDRIEU Elise

(French)

 


Parmi les oiseaux
2009
00:28:20
Description

 

Prix Pierre Schaeffer
Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Pas nés en 68
2008
00:14:07
Atelier Kaye Mortley
MAHÉ, Alain

(French)

Alain Mahé, born in 1958, is a French saxophonist and composer, plays improvised music and composes for theatre and dance, multimedia projects and radio art projects.


MORTLEY, Kaye

(Australian)

Kaye Mortley, born in Australia in 1943, lives in France and is an independent radio producer. Her sophisticated sound features have won many awards, for example Prix Futura  (1979, 1983, 1985, 1991) Prix Europa (1998, 2001) and Prix Italia (2005). She is running a lot of radio documentary workshops in France and abroad - notably at the "université de la radio d'Arles".


Paso Doble
2009
00:51:41
Description

"Paso Doble" is the meeting of two artists and two media based with the aid of one and the same material: The Catalan sculptor Miquel Barcelò and the Hungarian dancer/choreographer Josef Nadj handle, record, orchestrate a room full of clay. From transient images, living sculptures and forming gestures, they create with their performance a very personal and universal cosmogony of art.
Alain Mahé composed the soundtrack for this performance. Together with the documentary producer Kaye Mortley, he has now transposed the stage event into the world of radio. An ephemeral sound sculpture which unfolds behind closed eyes and targets the ears.

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FERREYRA Beatriz

(Argentina)

 


Petit Poucet Magazine
1987
00:18:40
Description

 

Prix Phonurgia Nova
WEBER, Peter

(Swiss)

Peter Weber, born in 1968, is a Swiss author and writer; he has collaborated with various musicians, writes novels and short stories.


WERTMÜLLER, Michael

(Swiss)

Michael Wertmüller, virtuoso Swiss drummer and composer, plays worldwide in jazz bands and new music ensembles. Numerous awards and scholarships.


Pilzfuge
2007
00:50:46
Description

"This composition is the musical version of the television tower at Alexanderplatz from the perspective of a mushroom lover from Switzerland. Three narrative strands are spliced together in a stereo image. (...) A stuttering revue, a faltering ballet, a suffering illustrated broadsheet of voices and scraps of action. One hour of music: crazy, imaginative, informative, entertaining, magical, enchanted, and above all surprising. The piece should sing and be silent, create moods, bring back memories, make us prick up our ears – and remain mysterious." (Michael Wertmuller)

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Plein comme un oeuf
2004
00:11:02
Atelier Kaye Mortley
NALEPPA, Götz

(German)

Götz Naleppa, born in 1943, director, media artist, translator and author, was sound art editor at Deutschlandradio Kultur until December 2008. Responsible for well over 100 radio drama productions, works for theatre and opera. Own sound art work since 1983. Numerous awards for radio drama productions (Prix Europa, Prix Marulic, "Gold Award" at the New York Festival 2008, Prix Italia 2009, etc.).


Popol Vuh – Das Buch vom Ursprung der Maya – Deutsch
2006
00:48:22
Description

After the plants and the animals, the first humans were made out of clay. But they were too soft and dissolved. The second humans were made out of wood. But they forgot to honour their creator and were destroyed again. The third humans were made entirely from corn, they thanked their creators and founded families and nations... So it is told in the Popol Vuh, the unique Maya book of creation, which was passed on to a missionary in the 16th century in the Mayan language "so that the lore of our people will survive". Götz Naleppa has created a sound composition combining German and Mayan text, jungle sounds from Mayan temple sites and music played on pre-Hispanic instruments, in which the cruel and cosmic-comic aspects of creation become tangible.

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NALEPPA, Götz

(German)

Götz Naleppa, born in 1943, director, media artist, translator and author, was sound art editor at Deutschlandradio Kultur until December 2008. Responsible for well over 100 radio drama productions, works for theatre and opera. Own sound art work since 1983. Numerous awards for radio drama productions (Prix Europa, Prix Marulic, "Gold Award" at the New York Festival 2008, Prix Italia 2009, etc.).


Popol Vuh – Das Buch vom Ursprung der Maya – Spanisch
2006
00:47:43
Description

After the plants and the animals, the first humans were made out of clay. But they were too soft and dissolved. The second humans were made out of wood. But they forgot to honour their creator and were destroyed again. The third humans were made entirely from corn, they thanked their creators and founded families and nations... So it is told in the Popol Vuh, the unique Maya book of creation, which was passed on to a missionary in the 16th century in the Mayan language "so that the lore of our people will survive". Götz Naleppa has created a sound composition combining German and Mayan text, jungle sounds from Mayan temple sites and music played on pre-Hispanic instruments, in which the cruel and cosmic-comic aspects of creation become tangible.

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NIKOLAIEV Dimitriy

(Russian)

 


Préceptes silencieux
1996
00:11:27
Description

 

Prix Phonurgia Nova
BEHRENS, Marc

(German)

Marc Behrens was born in 1970 in Darmstadt. His works mainly consist of concrete electronic music, installations, the occasional photograph or video. Recent activities include field recording trips to remote western China and the Amazon rainforest, founding an incorporated company as a social art work, and staging a rite of passage for an investment banker.

Awards

  • 2013 Atmosphären, ZKM | Institut für Musik und Akustik, Karlsruhe
  • 2010 Production Prize from WDR 3 Kulturradio (as part of the German Sound Art Award 2010)
  • 2006 «Broadcasting Art I» (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, MUSAC & Radio Nacional de España – Radio 3) for “Architectural Commentary 5: Some Models for Resonant Behaviour”

Progress
2013
00:52:00
Description

"He who seeks to approach his own buried past must conduct himself like a man digging." With these words Walter Benjamin describes a time which moves forward synchronously, preserved in many layers lying on top of one another rather than chronologically.

In 'Progress', the musician Marc Behrens gently uncovers fragments of his family history in Germany and Poland. The various layers of time interfuse and overlap each other continually: both field recordings as well as speech are recorded using contemporary and historical devices. They merge with original sound recordings of his father, a telecommunications engineer, who maintained the listening facilities at the East / West German border among other things.

'Progress' questions the concept of progress, whether historical, genealogical or technical in nature. For the actual, almost magical potential of history lies not in its course, but in the productive interleaving of layers of time in the here and now.     

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ABLINGER, Peter

(Austrian)

Peter Ablinger, born in Austria in 1959, studied composition in Graz and Vienna. Since 1982 he has been living in Berlin, where he founded the ensemble "Zwischentöne" in 1988. In cooperation with programmers, acoustic specialists and instrument makers, he conceptualises his series of works.


NALEPPA, Götz

(German)

Götz Naleppa, born in 1943, director, media artist, translator and author, was sound art editor at Deutschlandradio Kultur until December 2008. Responsible for well over 100 radio drama productions, works for theatre and opera. Own sound art work since 1983. Numerous awards for radio drama productions (Prix Europa, Prix Marulic, "Gold Award" at the New York Festival 2008, Prix Italia 2009, etc.).


Quadraturen-Annhäherungen an Peter Ablinger
2005
00:51:16
Description

The Austrian composer Peter Ablinger does not direct his attention at "Art" but rather at "what-is-there", and above all at how we assimilate or perceive "what-is-there" at all.The programme introduces various works from different creative phases: "Weiss/Weisslich" is a digression on noise, for instance the noise made by different species of tree; the "Quadraturen" is about the transmission of acoustic reality (such as sound recordings of city noise or speech) onto instruments - including a computer-controlled piano. The creative work of one of the great inquiring minds of sound art is situated in this area of tension.Story and directing: Götz Naleppa

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Quatremobetdemie
2009
00:04:06
Atelier Kaye Mortley
GRENZLAND, Heiner

(German)

Heiner Grenzland, born in 1964, lives in Munich. Piano and composition studies in Cologne and New York. Various scholarships and awards. Numerous orchestra, stage and chamber music works as well as experimental and intermedia works. Heiner Grenzland is a member of the Ars Acustica Group of the EBU and, among other things, artistic consultant to the International Antonin Dvorak Society.


RadioEtüden
2004
00:53:29
Description

In this work the composer looks closer at the fundamentals of sound art, of history and the music of the 20th century. The five "thematic areas" of the composition each reflect a particular period of the 20th century: Prologue and epilogue set the time frame, TANZ (DANCE) reflects the destructive energy of turmoil, which discharged itself in the two world wars, ZEIT (TIME) the traumatic horror of Auschwitz and Hiroshima - and SCHWEIFUNG (UPSWEEP) the forsakenness of the last third of the century in the increasingly unreal search for something new.

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ERICKSON, Stephen

(American)

Stephen Erickson, born in Sacramento, California in 1948, is an audio art artist, feature writer, and producer of radio plays for many international radio stations. Moreover, he is a lecturer in Radio Art and coaches trainees in the EBU Master School on Radio features. He lives in New York and Berlin.


Rainforest – 24 hours
1998
00:49:17
Description

"Rainforest" is an acoustic meditation on the rainforest. The arrangement of percussion, recordings from the rainforest, poems and street surveys reflects the different facets of the topic. The course of a day in the rainforest serves as the structure for the composition: Just before dawn, insects and frogs, start with a few isolated sounds, in the course of the day gusts of wind and rain, at dusk and nightfall the animal calls getting ever quieter.

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CEE, Werner

(German)

Werner Cee, born in 1953, lives in Allendorf near Giessen, and works as a sound artist and composer. He has won numerous prizes at international festivals, most recently the Prix Italia 2010 for "Featuring Schuberts Winterreise". "Maschinerie der Polarlandschaft" (Machinery of the Polar Landscape) received a special commendation at the "Palmarès" in Bourges in 2005.


Repercusión – Die Hände des Ché
2003
00:40:21
Description

Cuba - a dream destination for travellers, the myth of the socialist revolution, and a longing for Caribbean simplicity. When Werner Cee travelled to Cuba in 1998, his impression was out of focus. For three weeks he explored the islands with his tape recorder. He stumbles upon the story of "Che" Guevara's hands, which were chopped off by the Bolivian army as proof of their victory. Sounds and noises lead us to a world between times, where horse-drawn carts drive along motorways and the splendour of the past has long since decayed.Werner Cee condenses the original sounds into a poetic composition, assembles sounds from the streets of Havana to create a surrealistic painting and allows specific noises to become sound metaphors.

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Rien que des rues
1993
00:23:34
Atelier Kaye Mortley
HANUSHEVSKY, Janko

(Austrian)

Janko Hanushevsky, born in Linz in 1978, lives in Cologne. Electric bass player predominantly within the field of contemporary jazz and free improvisation. Since 2001 he has been intensively involved with "extended techniques", the exploration of alternative methods of sound production on the electric bass by mechanical means. He composes music for the theatre and radio plays and is a permanent member of numerous bands. He has worked with Eva Pöpplein in the Duo Merzouga since 2002.


PÖPPLEIN, Eva

(German)

Eva Pöpplein, born in Munich in 1978, lives in Cologne. She works as a computer musician and sound engineer: freely improvised concerts and composition of electro-acoustic music for intermedia productions in the fields of opera, theatre and radio/radio plays, as well as radiophonic sound art. Since the end of 2006, she has also worked as a sound engineer for Deutschlandfunk in the areas of music production/live broadcasts/artistic features and radio plays.


Rootless
2012
51'32
Description

Home has a sound: The folk song celebrates the connection between people and places with a particular potency. In this age of globalisation, people's yearning for acoustic roots is particularly large – and it leads us between the 'Musikantenstadl' and world music into the absurd. "Home is utopia", says Bernhard Schlink. "You experience it most intensely when you are away and you are missing it; homesickness is the actual sense of home." The Merzouga duo takes an old Ukrainian folk song and puts it in the mouths of modern musical nomads. They stage field recordings in container ports and freight terminals. They disassemble the melody into its individual components electronically and then reassemble them. At the end they are left with the substrate of a yearning.

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JOHNSON, Bernadette

(Swiss)

Bernadette Johnson was born in St. Gallen in 1955 and today she lives and works in Basel. Since 1980 autodidact, she produces soundworks for Radio and other acoustical spaces. Bernadette Johnson was awarded the Karl Sczuka Promotion Prize 2007 for the piece: "3 acoustical poems" and also received further awards such as the Prix Phonurgia Nova.


Sailing with Schubert
2006
00:04:24
Description

Point of departure for this sailboat trip is Opus 72 by Franz Schubert. By the use of analog and digital electronics we sail
on a sea of fantasy and distance ourselves step by step from the original.  The landing is uncertain..
Speaker: David Johnson
Text: Friedrich Leopold, Count of Stolberg-Stolberg

Prix Phonurgia Nova
RIEK, Lasse-Marc

(German)

Lasse-Marc Riek, born in 1975 in Bad Segeberg, works as a sound artist in the field of acoustic ecology, bioacoustics and public recording. Riek is a founder member of the audio publishing company Gruenrekorder.


Saison Concrète
2010
00:44:23
Description

Lasse-Marc Riek composed the Sound of the Month for Deutschlandradio Kultur for twelve months. In his 'Kalenderstücken' (Calendar pieces) he compresses sounds from all the four seasons into acoustic jewels: The train leaving for a summer tour, the returning of the cattle from alpine pastures in the autumn and the rain in April are modelled into soundscapes that walk around the horizon of a whole year with jaunty exuberance and inscrutable melancholy. Walking tours through the sounds of nature are thus transformed imperceptibly into reflections on the nature of sounds.
 For his concert in the DeutschlandRadio Berlin broadcasting studio, Riek combines the individual compositions into the sound image of a whole year.

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KUBIN, Felix

(German)

Felix Kubin, born 1969, graduate psychotronician. Experimental musician and radio artist. Composes futurstic chamber music and performs live throughout the whole of Europe. He explores the effects of noise phenomena, specializing in Dadatronic and Sci-Fi Pop for his own label "Gagarin Records".


Säugling, Duschkopf, Damenschritte - eine polymorphe Klangbibliothek
2011
00:46:58
Description

In the late 1950’s, the first vinyl audio recordings for home use appeared. They had names like „The Set“, „Music to Underlay“ and „Sounds in Stereo, with Alignment Grooves and Announcements“, and were directed primarily at „the home-movie maker, and friend of audio and slide shows“. In the piece presented here, Felix Kubin compiled a polymorphic sound library based on this format, which aims to free sounds from the catalog. A combinatorial game with real and fake names throws modes of listening into ever greater confusion, and cedes to the audio artefacts’ own communication with one another. Identification grooves begin to flicker. A sound log dissolves into its constituent parts. The previously well-arranged recorded past attains a new archaic presence of multiple audio fictions.

Prix Phonurgia Nova
FÜGER Florian

(Germany)

 


Schizophrenia – Status einer Stadt
2011
00:19:21
Description

 

Experimentelles Radio
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YOON, Grace

(Korean)

Grace Yoon, born in 1952 in Korea, studied from 1969 until 1974 at the Central Saint Martins College of Arts und Design in London. She has lived and worked in Germany since 1975. She works as an author, director, composer, performance artist.


Schrei der Seide
2011
00:46:09
Description

One recognizes real silk by its sound. The typical scrunching feel of the material reminds us of walking on freshly fallen snow. This 'Seidenschrei' ('silk scream') had been considered the distinguishing feature of the ladies of the upper classes for centuries. In the meantime, the electrical crackling of synthetic fibres has spread across the catwalks of the High Society. 'The traditional padding is worn through' writes Max Weber, and by that he means that it is no longer possible to escape the developments of the modern age. Deep in our unconscious however remains the familiar rustling of the eiderdowns, the gentle sound of warming wool or the loud shaking of wet laundry. The naked human carries within itself a cosmos of memories of the protective second skin, smell and sound, colour and structure.

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CONRAD, Tony

(American)

 


CYTTER, Keren

(Israeli)

 


GAL, Dani

(Israeli)

 


LENGERER, Achim

(German)

 


SADR HAGHIGHIAN, Natascha

(German)

 


Screen Off
2011
00:35:31
Description

Six artists, one cinema auditorium, two rules:
1. There is nothing to see. 2. The radio is the screen.

Deutschlandradio Kultur and the Berlinale's Forum Expanded feature a joint carte blanche for sound art in film. Six actors from the fields of audio, video and media art are given free rein for an experimental sound projection in the ether.

The compositions comprise:

1 Natascha Sadr Haghighian: Cutting Barbed Wire in Four Settings - 1 (2'01)

2 Dani Gal / Achim Lengerer: CORD (9'26)

3 Natascha Sadr Haghighian: Cutting Barbed Wire in Four Settings - 2 (2'15)

4 Tony Conrad: Permission (10')

5 Natascha Sadr Haghighian: Cutting Barbed Wire in Four Settings - 3 (2'09)

6 Keren Cytter: Der Prozess / The Trial (9'51)

7 Natascha Sadr Haghighian: Cutting Barbed Wire in Four Settings - 4 (2'28)

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MILLER, Philip

(English)

Philip Miller, born in 1964 in London, composes concert, pop and film music. He is influenced by the music of South Africa.


RONCHETTI, Lucia

(Italian)

Lucia Ronchetti, born in Rome in 1963, is a composer of electro-acoustic music, and was the recipient of a DAAD scholarship in Berlin in 2005. Her works range from orchestral works to chamber music with live electronics to vocal music and has won numerous awards.


Sebenza e-mine
2010
00:45:38
Description

The black people of South Africa have been exploited for more than a hundred years in the gold mines of Gauteng. While the precious metal is brought to the surface under life-threatening conditions, another wealth remains beneath the earth: The singing of the miners reflects the country's diverse musical traditions
 Lucia Ronchetti and Philip Miller invite us to a nocturnal tour through the underground labyrinth of voices and sounds.
 The production was supported by the Goethe Institute in Johannesburg.
"Sebenza e-mine" (Zulu) refers to going down a mineshaft.

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AUINGER, Sam

(Austrian)

Sam Auinger, born in 1956, lives and works as a composer in Berlin and Linz. He occupies himself with composition, installation, computer music, sound design and psychoacoustics. He has a long-standing cooperation with Bruce Odland (O+A), the bassist and composer Hannes Strobl (tamtam) and the architect Dietmar Offenhuber (Stadtmusik).

Sam Auinger has received numerous scholarships and awards, including the Cultural Award of the City of Linz in 2002, and the SKE Publicity Prize in 2007. In 1997 he was a guest of the DAAD Berlin Artists Programme, he was a scholarship holder at the Cité International des Arts in Paris in 2008/2009 and "Bonn City Sound Artist 2010". In 2012 he received a honorable mention at the Prix Ars Electronica together with Bruce Odland (O+A).

In addition to his artistic activity, he is since 2009 'Visiting Professor for experimental sound design' as part of the 'Sound Studies' master's program at Berlin University of the Arts.


sechs uhr läuten
2008
00:52:04
Description

"A radio play that tells of the sounding world of my childhood in Upper Austria, how sounds led me through the day, accompanied my waking and made me happy or afraid. At that time the sound of the bells of the St. Florian collegiate church still organized the social life of the farming community; the seasons, the holidays, the people and the work on the farm each had a different sound. For this piece I am remembering that time and tracing the sounds of a vanished world, seeking and inventing what has been lost." (Sam Auinger)

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LETORT, Bruno

(French)

Bruno Letort, born in 1963 in Vichy, is a composer, guitarist and producer. He created the record label 'Signature' and the music programme 'Tapage Nocturne' for Radio France.


Semelles de vent
2011
00:50:04
Description

Arthur Rimbaud loved travelling – both physically and metaphorically. His life and his poems are full of erratic walks, pilotless drifting ships and obscure places. However, the precocious genius ended his literary production at the tender age of 21. From then until his death, he continued only to write sober letters from the various stations of his odysseys.
 In 'Semelles de vent' ('Soles of wind'), the composer Bruno Letort combines dry notes from Stuttgart, Cyprus, Aden, Alexandria and Harare with the lyrical journeys from Rimbaud's youth. Field recordings, voices and instrumental sounds merge into a hallucinatory soundscape.

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BIROLINI, Hervé

(French)

Hervé Birolini, born in Metz in 1969, is a French sound artist and composer, sound engineer, and member of the INA-GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) in Paris. His works for concert and radio are increasingly also being played outside France. He has received a number of international awards including at the 2004 Radiobiennale in Mexico. In 2005, he was a winner of the "La Muse en circuit" radio art contest (Now known as the Luc Ferrari Competition). In 2008 he was a winner of the Grand Prix de Lorraine. Since that year he has been the artistic director of Studio Césaré (National centre for musical creation).


Silent Celullo
2008
00:49:56
Description

"The material from 'Silent cellulo' (Mute Celluloid) comes from 35mm cinema projectors. The mechanical noises of optical projectors enter into a dialogue with instruments as acoustic projectors. Added to this is the piano, as an instrument which has accompanied the cinema since the era of silent film, the saxophone, which breathes life into the imaginary and finally a voice, which crosses the mechanical landscapes of the piece. 'Silent cellulo' is an attempt to visit the cinema from a sound perspective, an attempt for those who can hear pictures." (Birolini)

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Sis dessous, ci-dessous
1989
00:19:13
Atelier Kaye Mortley
BUMSTEINAS, Arturas

(Lithuanian)

Arturas Bumšteinas is a composer of acoustic and electronic music (graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater), founder-member of ensembles Quartet Twentytwentyone, Zarasai and Works and Days, visual artist with various projects presented in dozens of exhibitions around Europe. The festivals where Bumšteinas participated with his music and audiovisual projects among others include The Holland Festival, Sensoralia/Romaeuropa, Angelica, Avanto, Jauna Muzika, Sonic Circuits, Cut & Splice, Skanumezs, Wundergrund, Full Pull etc... Since the year 2000 Arturas has collaborated with artists as Laura Garbštienė, Jesse Glass, Anton Lukoszevieze, Piotr Kurek, Jeff Surak, Borut Savski, Pure, Max Reinhardt and others. Amongst the publishers of Bumšteinas' music are such labels as Bøłt, Zeromoon, Con-v, NUUN, Cronica Electronica, Nexsound etc... His exhibition-related work is represented by Galerie Antje Wachs in Berlin. Arturas lives and works in Vilnius and Warsaw.


Sleep (an attempt at trying)
2011
00:54:30
Description

„Sleep (an attempt at trying)“ is a radio suite for vocalist, narrator, improvising ensemble and electronics. In this project Bumšteinas explored the subject of insomnia which makes it a very autobiographic project. The main sound material for “Sleep” came from the sleeping-aid and relaxation tapes, that Bumšteinas bought for himself in various fleamarkets around Europe. The course of personal therapy wasn't too successful and due to nocturnal boredom Bumšteinas started dabbling with the functional music used on these tapes.  Later Bumšteinas began to enrich these tape collages with his own instrumental recordings and additional electronic sounds and so from these authentic creative actions developed a series of strong musical structures that were finally joined by a lead vocalist and an international improviser's ensemble which was specially gathered for this occasion. The final form of  “Sleep” consists of 7 songs and 3 instrumental tracks of a highly nocturnal, even hypnotic, nature. The lyrics of the songs a derived from the verbal contents featuring on the initial sleeping-aid tapes.

 

Every broadcast of “Sleep” is presented live according to a narrative plot written by Arturas Bumšteinas which consists of various insights around the theme of insomnia, such as – overview of insomnia in ancient China, contemporary jokes about insomnia, confessions of the narrator to the listeners and a live call from the listener of the broadcast. In general this broadcast has an aim to make impression of a spontaneous, improvised narration with music by various bands played in between the talking. In order to strengthen this impression various imaginary band names were invented and so all the songs that were played on this broadcast were presented as the courtesy of “The Insomniacs”, “Sleepless International” and “Sheep Orchestra”.

Kyrre Bjørkås – solo vocals; Ilia Belorukov – sax, clarinet, flute; Dominykas Vyšniauskas – flugelhorn; Tadas Žukauskas – violin; Kęstutis Pleita – viola; Anthony Pirog – guitar; Leonard van Voorst – percussion; Arturas Bumšteinas – piano, accordion, percussion, block-flute, violin; Marcus Gammel - presentation.

Composed and produced by Arturas Bumšteinas. Recorded on various portable studios in Vilnius, Warsaw, Oslo, St.Petersburg, Washington DC and in the studio of Deutschlandradio Kultur, Berlin between April and September of 2011.

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BEHRENS, Marc

(German)

Marc Behrens was born in 1970 in Darmstadt. His works mainly consist of concrete electronic music, installations, the occasional photograph or video. Recent activities include field recording trips to remote western China and the Amazon rainforest, founding an incorporated company as a social art work, and staging a rite of passage for an investment banker.

Awards

  • 2013 Atmosphären, ZKM | Institut für Musik und Akustik, Karlsruhe
  • 2010 Production Prize from WDR 3 Kulturradio (as part of the German Sound Art Award 2010)
  • 2006 «Broadcasting Art I» (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, MUSAC & Radio Nacional de España – Radio 3) for “Architectural Commentary 5: Some Models for Resonant Behaviour”

Sleppet
2008
00:39:47
Description

The composition "Sleppet" was developed as part of the eponymous sound art project, in which six leading international sound artists recorded sounds during a ten-day tour of the Vestlandet region of Norway, and used the experiences of nature as inspiration for a series of sound installations and pieces of music. "Sleppet" refers to the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, for whom the influence of nature observation on artistic creation was of great importance.The composition has four movements: 1) Seagulls and cattle 2) Avalanches, Water and Stones 3) Glacier 4) Sheep and Industry.

"Sleppet" has also been published on CD: Crónica (http://www.cronicaelectronica.org).

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JOHNSON, Bernadette

(Swiss)

Bernadette Johnson was born in St. Gallen in 1955 and today she lives and works in Basel. Since 1980 autodidact, she produces soundworks for Radio and other acoustical spaces. Bernadette Johnson was awarded the Karl Sczuka Promotion Prize 2007 for the piece: "3 acoustical poems" and also received further awards such as the Prix Phonurgia Nova.


Some funny stuff
2006
00:04:32
Description

Fragments of classical music are not always the point of departure of a composition. In "Some funny stuff" I blend a Bouzouki melodic fragment together with sentences from a pocket novel. Together they sound like a "yearning loop".

Prix Phonurgia Nova
Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Sonarles
2009
00:12:20
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MEADOWCROFT, Thomas

(Australia)

Thomas Meadowcroft, born in Canberra Australia in 1972, is a musician and composer. He undertook studies in music in the USA before moving to Berlin where he has lived since 1998. He works in a variety of music scenes and contexts, including music theatre, contemporary classical music and the Berlin free-improvisation scene.


Song Buslines
2013
49:50
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The 'Songlines' of the Australian aborigines are intended for the purposes of orientation and navigation in the open terrain. Inspired by these songs, the Australian musician and composer Thomas Meadowcroft has musically re-measured his country. In doing so he follows the bus routes along Australia's east coast. Auditory indicators during his trip are provided by service stations, car parks and motorways.

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GAMMEL, Marcus

(German)

Marcus Gammel, born in Bremen in 1975, studied musicology, literature and philosophy in Berlin, Paris and New York. Works as radio producer, dramatruge and music journalist. Since 2009, he directs the sound art programme of Deutschlandradio Kultur. Prix Phonurgia Nova 2005 for "Europas Wahn" (with Viktoria Tkaczyk).


Sonic Arts Lounge 2004 – Nordische Nacht
2004
00:54:30
Description

"MaerzMusik" (MarchMusic), the International Festival of Contemporary Music under the umbrella of the Berlin Festspiele, turned its speakers up once again this year from 19th to 28th March to make the diversity of trends and approaches in contemporary music audible. And Deutschlandradio Berlin once again participated live, as a partner of the festival and organiser of the SONIC ARTS LOUNGE, which presented projects from sound art to club culture in night-time performances. This year, the SAL presented itself with the "Nordischen Nacht" (Nordic Night): Sound artists from the Scandinavian countries presented the latest developments in sound art. You could hear the percussionist, author and sound virtuoso Sven Åke Johansson, who was born in Sweden in 1943 and has lived in Berlin for many years. It was also possible to listen to sound artist Hanna Hartman, who was also born in Sweden and now lives in Berlin, and the ProTon-Group (Pekka Siren and Agnieszka Waligórska) from Finland. DeutschlandRadio Berlin Radio is broadcasting the "Nordic Night" today, a recording of the Sonic Arts Lounge in the Berlin Festival House, or Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

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GIANNOTTI, Stefano

(Italian)

Stefano Giannotti, born in Lucca, Tuscany in 1963.
He has produced international award-winning radio compositions and radio plays since 1989.
Winner of the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize for the second time for "Geologica" (following "Il tempo cambia" in 2002).


Sonic pages
2009
00:49:21
Description

"I like a quotation from Don DeLillo, which goes something like: 'It takes centuries to invent the primitive' (Americana). So I decided to build a whole series of primitive worlds through a long design process. Imaginary landscapes, which portrait cryptic inner worlds, autobiographical and universal at the same time. In-depth research into musical instruments and everyday objects. Archives of memory. Advanced instrumental techniques. Sonic pages." (Stefano Giannotti)

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MATALONI, José

(Argentinian)

José Eduardo Mataloni, born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1965, is a sound artist and composer of electro-acoustic music. He also composes for dance, theatre, performances and sound installations. He has lived in Germany, is now in Spain.


Sonidos lejanos – entfernte Klänge
2000
00:50:03
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José Mataloni has developed his "magic realism of sound" in the style of "magic realism" in literature - which has mainly become famous due to the author Gabriel Garcia Márquez. In his sound pieces he transforms sounds from the environment recorded with a microphone into electro-acoustic music; the specific material changes into poetic and fantastic sound worlds.The foundations of his pieces are sound recordings from his native Argentina and his current home in Germany.

6 sound pieces entitled:
1. Sonidos Lejanos
2. Tiempo Dos
3. Ensonacion Portena
4. Piazzollage
5. Magma
6. Nachtmusik

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LOPEZ, Francisco

(Spanish)

Francisco López, born in Madrid in 1964, is an international award-winning sound artist and biologist. He has released more than 200 productions of transformed sound recordings. He won the 2010 Qwartz Award for the best Sound Anthology and has been honourably mentioned at the Ars Electronica Festival three times.


Sonopolis
2012
00:46:56
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Francisco López is a master of contrasts. In his compositions, gracefully constructed sound patterns are located immediately adjacent to powerful noise cascades. This possibly also has a lot to do with López' multifaceted interests: The doctor in biology studies the acoustic ecology of the Amazon jungle as well as the sound worlds of machinery.

Francisco López collected the recordings of international cities for more than 20 years for his composition 'Sonopolis'. From of this material, he has composed a journey through an imaginary world metropolis – a virtual conglomerate of Montreal and Ushuaia, Lisbon and Moscow, Dakar and Cape Town, Taipei and Melbourne.

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NIKPRELEVIC, Natascha

( )

 


VETTER, Michael

(German)

Michael Vetter, born in 1943, studied theology and music. He is a master of overtone singing. His interest is in using different media (language, painting, photography, theatre, music) for the realisation of what he refers to as "Transverbal": Language is movement is music.
After thirteen years in Japan living primarily as a Zen monk, today he lives withdrawn for the greater part of his time, painting, writing and gardening in the middle of his olive grove on the Monte Amiata. He founded his Accademia Capraia here in 1991, a "school in the art of living" operating according to his concepts.


Soto Voce
2000
00:32:57
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"Soto Voce" plays with the name of the South American sculptor Soto. Soto has created a vast sound tube sculpture in Tuscany which stands outdoors on a small hill. Michael Vetter and his colleague Natasha Nikprelevic have improvised to connect their voices with the sounds from the sculpture generated by the wind, and have thus composed a piece out of the sounds of the tube sculpture, voices and the sounds of nature in the Tuscan landscape.

The overtone improvisation "De Profundis" lets the voices of both artists sound in an old tank which is to be found in Rocca, also in Tuscany.

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JOVANOVIC, Arsenije

(Serbian)

Arsenije Jovanovič was born in Belgrade in 1932 and has worked since the 1960s as a composer, photographer, writer, audio artist and director in theatre, radio and TV. His audio art pieces have won numerous awards at radio festivals, including the Prix Italia, Premio ondas (Spain), Acustica international (WDR), Grand Prix (Rust), Bienalderadio (Mexico City). In addition, some of his works were selected for film soundtracks, including films by Terrence Malick.


Soundbook of a Traveller
2001
00:51:30
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Arsenije Jovanovič has already created a series of "acoustic books" that record in sound the personal impressions and feelings collected on his journeys. Jovanovič, who seeks the independence of language and designation, "writes" using sounds, creating in this way acoustic territories for himself and the listener that offer a broad, almost border-free space for their own images in their heads. Thus the space inside a cathedral is remembered or the vastness the author experienced on Mount Athos.

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KIRKEGAARD, Jacob

(Danish)

Jacob Kirkegaard, born in Denmark in 1975, works with the scientific and aesthetic aspects of resonance, time and hearing. His installations, compositions and performances make use of acoustic spaces and phenomena at the edge of perceptibility. Numerous exhibitions, CD releases and lectures.


Speculum Speculi
2009
00:44:44
Description

The Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard explores resonances and reflections of empty spaces. He was inspired by the acoustic research carried out by Athanasius Kircher, as well as by Alvin Lucier's epoch-making experiment "I am sitting in a room".His new work, "Speculum Speculi" is an experiment that operates at the very core of radio broadcasting: Working with precision-ground magnifiers and mirrors, through amplification and feedback processes he eavesdrops on the empty production studios at the Deutschlandradio Kultur broadcasting station. The hidden breath of the "anechoic" spaces meets with the sound of the desert: "Singende Dünen" (Singing Dunes) from Oman counterpoint the sounds of the broadcast studios. An acoustic dialogue out of nothing.

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BOSETTI, Alessandro

(Italian)

Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan in 1973. He lives in Berlin, the USA and Italy, and works as a musician, writer for radio, composer and sound artist. Many of his works deal with the sounds, irregularities and "errors" of speaking and translating. Most recently he was awarded the Phonurgia Nova prize 2012 for his composition “636″ (RTBF 2010) and the IDAF prize 2013 for his performance “Mask Mirror” an instrument and software that reorganizes speech for musical purposes enacting an electronic ventriloquism.


Spinoza und der Fisch
2011
00:48:40
Description

Esperienza Italia', Italy is celebrating its 150th anniversary under this motto in 2011. Reason enough for sound artist Alessandro Bosetti to undertake a journey into the past of his home country. His 'Experience Italy' does not however find Bosetti in Rome, Turin or Milan, but rather in Eritrea.
 The former East African colony appears to him like a preserved pre-war Italy. The language and culture of the now-disappeared invaders lie across the country like a dense fog. With the help of the bystander optician Benedetto Spinoza, Bosetti's microphone becomes a lens for time.
 "Italy is at a standstill. Eritrea is at a standstill. They are circling around each other. They are reflecting each other." (Bosetti)

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SEIZEW, Jürgen

(German)

Jürgen Seizew, born in 1967, has played from pop to experimental music in various bands. A trained bookbinder, he studied electronic media at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Since 1994 he has dedicated himself to sound art.


Splendor Solis
2013
00:51:57
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"The current volume is called Splendor Solis or The Splendour of the Sun. It is divided into seven chapters through which the artificial effect of the hidden stone of the old philosopher is described.
The 'Splendor Solis' is regarded as one of the most magnificent illuminated manuscripts of alchemy. Originating around 1531, it served the adept not only as a guide, but also as an inspiration to achieve the state of mystical immersion. Only in this attitude of mind can the transmutation of elements be set in motion. Sound artist Jürgen Seizew describes the 22 illuminations of the 'Splendor Solis' in texts, sound miniatures and noise arrangements. His goal is the transmutation of the audible.
"Then through the Power of Heat, the Spirit hidden in the Earth is brought into the Air. He who can bring forth a hidden Thing, He is a Master of this Art. He who sees the Soul, will see it's Colour."

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CHMIELORZ, Rilo

(Spanish)

The composer and visual artist Rilo Chmielorz (born in 1954) currently lives in Berlin and Madrid. For more than ten years, she has occupied herself with scratched notes and characters and their musical deformation through the use of electroacoustics. She received the Production Award from the WDR Acoustic Art Studio in 2002.


LAND, Ulrich

(German)

Ulrich Land, born in 1956, has been a freelance writer since 1987. He writes poetry and prose and is the author of more than 70 radio plays and features. He lives in Cologne.


LOPEZ, Pedro

(Spanish)

The Spanish composer and multimedia artist Pedro López programmes sound environments for installations and radio projects.


Sprache, die schreitet so tönend – Hölderlin, eine Klangpoesie im Turm
2005
00:51:13
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Hölderlin spent his last 36 years in a tower room between phases of having presence of mind and "derangement" before he died at the age of 73. Whether he was really insane, is irrelevant for this work. Poetry as song was the mother tongue of the human race for Hölderlin. And he regarded sound as the "truest picture of the pure soul".Ulrich Land is the author and narrator of a libretto of text fragments as well as letters that Hölderlin wrote to his mother from the tower. Rilo Chmielorz and Pedro Lopez have constructed a sound structure around this: an outer tower, which seems to gradually dissolve and transform itself into an inner tower. Holderlin's language is gently and slowly transformed and turned into music.

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VERANDI, Mario

(Argentinian)

Mario Verandi, born in Buenos Aires in 1960, is a composer and sound artist. His oeuvre encompasses electro-acoustic music, audiovisual installations, radio art as well as music for dance, short films and theatre. His works have received numerous distinctions, such as the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Award, the ZKM Composition Prize (European Bell Festival 2004), the Musica Nova Award in Prague, the CIEJ Musics Electronics Award in Barcelona, the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz and the Stockholm Electronic Art Award.


Spuren und Schatten / Traces and shadows
2001
00:53:44
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"Some spirits inhabit human bodies, some the bodies of animals, they inhabit plants, stones, minerals, and nothing is without spirit and intellect...". Giordano Bruno, born near Naples in 1548, fell victim to the Inquisition at the age of 52 on account of his teachings of the infinity of the world and the equality of all religions and world systems. Giordano Bruno's ideas from his work "On Magic" inspired Mario Verandi to a metaphorical sound journey through a world of spirits and demons. In this composition, they slip into voices, tones and sounds and are brought to life one more time.Some gosts live in the human body, some in the bodies of animals and plants, stones, minerals. Nothing is without sence and intellect. Giordani Bruno, born 1548 in Neaple in Italie, was murdered at the age of 52 because he said, that all religions and all world systems are equal. Giordano Brunos’ thoughts in his novel “Magic” inspired Mario Verandi for his metaphorical sound journey throughout a world of gosts an demons. In this composition they hide in voices, sounds and music and return to life for one more time.

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PETER Sebastian

(German)

 


Stamboul City Blues
2009
00:20:00
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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Stéphane (portrait n° 5, musical)
2011
00:06:53
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GLAHN Marcus

(German)

 


Stimme des Volks
2011
00:12:33
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NALEPPA, Götz

(German)

Götz Naleppa, born in 1943, director, media artist, translator and author, was sound art editor at Deutschlandradio Kultur until December 2008. Responsible for well over 100 radio drama productions, works for theatre and opera. Own sound art work since 1983. Numerous awards for radio drama productions (Prix Europa, Prix Marulic, "Gold Award" at the New York Festival 2008, Prix Italia 2009, etc.).


VETTER, Michael

(German)

Michael Vetter, born in 1943, studied theology and music. He is a master of overtone singing. His interest is in using different media (language, painting, photography, theatre, music) for the realisation of what he refers to as "Transverbal": Language is movement is music.
After thirteen years in Japan living primarily as a Zen monk, today he lives withdrawn for the greater part of his time, painting, writing and gardening in the middle of his olive grove on the Monte Amiata. He founded his Accademia Capraia here in 1991, a "school in the art of living" operating according to his concepts.


Stimmen auf Goldgrund oder Legende von den Wundern der sprachlosen Heiligen
1995
00:30:00
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This new piece by Michael Vetter is a further development of his work on a "transverbal language". A wordless language that attempts to direct the whole apparatus of human understanding associatively towards the interplay between ear and voice. This freedom and extreme ambiguity results in every listener having heard another radio play at the end. In this new work, language islands swim on a "Goldgrund" (golden background) of overtone singing, which tells of the "wonders of the voiceless saints".

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WEISSBACH Wendelin

(Germany)



THENIOR Ralf

(Germany)

 


strasnban
2012
00:09:18
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SEIDL, Hannes

(Germany)

Daniel Kötter and Hannes Seidl have been working together on different artistic formats such as experimental film, installations, performances and exhibitions since 2008. Their focus however is on full-length musical drama works using multi-channel videos.
In all of their works, Daniel Kötter and Hannes Seidl have adopted an approach in which they stage and show images and sounds as interrelated and inseparable aspects of specific moments. Actions once considered profane or everyday often play a large role, with their artistic potential being tapped and transferred into formal contexts. In this way, non-artistic activities such as sawing wood, showering, soldering, moving furniture or cooking are construed as repeatable gestures, composable sounds and complex stage events; the casual – in particular as a result of the clear formal structures and shapes which the pieces take on – becomes concise material, which is at the same time always the making of music, being active and producing images, without losing its original purpose; skilled manual work on stage becomes an artistic act not through stylisation but through framing, there is no "as if".
Daniel Kötter's and Hannes Seidl's joint works have been exhibited in major international festivals (e.g. at the Biennale di Venezia, Musicadhoy Madrid, Zukunftsmusik Stuttgart, Ultima Festival Oslo, Warsaw Autumn and others.

Hannes Seidl was born in Bremen in 1977 and lives in Frankfurt as a composer of new music.

Daniel Kötter was born in Bergisch Gladbach in 1975 and lives in Berlin. He is a video artist and director.    


KÖTTER, Daniel

(Germany)

Daniel Kötter and Hannes Seidl have been working together on different artistic formats such as experimental film, installations, performances and exhibitions since 2008. Their focus however is on full-length musical drama works using multi-channel videos.
In all of their works, Daniel Kötter and Hannes Seidl have adopted an approach in which they stage and show images and sounds as interrelated and inseparable aspects of specific moments. Actions once considered profane or everyday often play a large role, with their artistic potential being tapped and transferred into formal contexts. In this way, non-artistic activities such as sawing wood, showering, soldering, moving furniture or cooking are construed as repeatable gestures, composable sounds and complex stage events; the casual – in particular as a result of the clear formal structures and shapes which the pieces take on – becomes concise material, which is at the same time always the making of music, being active and producing images, without losing its original purpose; skilled manual work on stage becomes an artistic act not through stylisation but through framing, there is no "as if".
Daniel Kötter's and Hannes Seidl's joint works have been exhibited in major international festivals (e.g. at the Biennale di Venezia, Musicadhoy Madrid, Zukunftsmusik Stuttgart, Ultima Festival Oslo, Warsaw Autumn and others.

Hannes Seidl was born in Bremen in 1977 and lives in Frankfurt as a composer of new music.

Daniel Kötter was born in Bergisch Gladbach in 1975 and lives in Berlin. He is a video artist and director.    


Studio
2013
00:39:40
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The radio studio as an allegory: An arrangement of rooms, connected to each other by windows and miking, different groups going about their respective jobs simultaneously: producing, directing, controlling, recording, playing back, reflecting. The result is a film about the place that produces for listening. A radio play is produced which attempts to compensate the invisibility of a film.
'Studio' plays back the film repeatedly, with different versions acoustically approaching the missing visual. Overlays of the audio tracks, descriptions of what has been seen, interpretations of the control situation. Kötter and Seidl present four possible audio versions of an unseen allegorical film.

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RONCHETTI, Lucia

(Italian)

Lucia Ronchetti, born in Rome in 1963, is a composer of electro-acoustic music, and was the recipient of a DAAD scholarship in Berlin in 2005. Her works range from orchestral works to chamber music with live electronics to vocal music and has won numerous awards.


Studio in forma di rosa
2006
00:13:18
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For her composition "Studio in forma di rosa" Lucia Ronchetti has thought of a picture: the complex spiral shape of a rose. The inside of the closed young rose inspired her to a special compositional structure: she combines Italian vocal music from the 13th and 14th century with a mansur ney flute in the Sufi tradition and takes these motifs through cyclic variations. The sounds develop themselves in a spiral motion and thus reproduce the process of blooming musically. "Night, secret, dark, blood, invisible" are some of the words which different voices in Spanish, Turkish, Italian and Persian speak aloud and accumulate in their spiral motion into the shape of a rose. "The landscape around the single rose can be the darkness, as a still life on a black background." (Lucia Ronchetti).
Stereophonic radio piece over a text by Andrea Fortina (2006)

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JOHNSON, Bernadette

(Swiss)

Bernadette Johnson was born in St. Gallen in 1955 and today she lives and works in Basel. Since 1980 autodidact, she produces soundworks for Radio and other acoustical spaces. Bernadette Johnson was awarded the Karl Sczuka Promotion Prize 2007 for the piece: "3 acoustical poems" and also received further awards such as the Prix Phonurgia Nova.


Summer Fragments
2008
00:05:00
Description

An homage to summer. Sound pictures of intense moments, elusive moods. 
Familiar sounds introduce a summer day, but are soon covered and colored by strange ones.

Prix Phonurgia Nova
Sur le chemin
2007
00:02:03
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KUBIN, Felix

(German)

Felix Kubin, born 1969, graduate psychotronician. Experimental musician and radio artist. Composes futurstic chamber music and performs live throughout the whole of Europe. He explores the effects of noise phenomena, specializing in Dadatronic and Sci-Fi Pop for his own label "Gagarin Records".


Syndikat für Gegenlärm
2001
00:50:55
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Noise causes illness, it is said. Constant stress and strain more and more frequently lead to acute hearing loss. But Felix Kubin is a representative of "Noise Culture", he is fascinated by what others perceive as disturbing: the noise of the city, the crackling of a broken radio, vapid yet relentless muzak, the painful feedback of an overdriven microphone... As children of the electronic age, of globalization and data terror, the noise artists return the everyday, aggressive media trash to its producers in a radical and imaginative way. Krachmusik (Noise Music) is an impulse of rebellion, a response to overfeeding and the over-stimulation of our senses in the information age, a battle with the resources of the enemy, the outcry of the "misfits" – counter-noise.

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HALAC, José

(Argentinian)

José Halac is an Argentinian composer and lives in New York. He composes music for dance and theatre as well as multimedia shows. He has received numerous international awards, including first prize at the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in 2000.


MALLIA, John

(Americain)

The American composer John Mallia was born in Stamford in 1968. His focus is on electro-acoustic music.
Barry Truax is a Canadian composer of electro-acoustic music. He was a prizewinner at the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges in 1991


SINGER, Nathalie

(German)

Nathalie Singer, born in 1969, studied musicology, communication sciences and psychology in Berlin and Paris. She additionally completed courses in composition for electro-acoustic music at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in Paris and with Beatriz Ferreyra.
Since 1995 she has worked as a radio drama and feature writer, composer, director and producer for radio, has composed music for radio plays, stage and film and has published on the subject of electro-acoustic music and sound art.
Alongside her freelance work, she also worked from 2002 to 2007 as an editor for Deutschlandradio Kultur: Radio Drama Workshop/Sound Art (2002), Radio Drama/Free Play (2003), Project Management Wurfsendung programmes (2004-2007). She received the 2005 RadioJournal broadcast prize for developing the new mini-radio play format "Wurfsendung". At the end of 2006 she was appointed Professor for Experimental Radio at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.


TRUAX, Barry

(Canadian)

Barry Truax is a Canadian composer of electro-acoustic music. He was a prizewinner at the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges in 1991


Synthèse
2002
00:54:30
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For more than 32 years, the International Festival for Electroacoustic Music "Synthèse" has taken place annually in the French city of Bourges, organized by the "Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (Imeb)". A full program is presented: the spectrum ranges from purely musical pieces, to radio art, sound installations and performances right up to audiovisual works. The annual competition had already served as a springboard into the professional world for new talent. In the meantime, "Synthèse" has become an important forum for international exchange. Alongside the competition pieces in 2001, there was also sound art from Korea, England, Italy, Portugal, Chile, Canada, Mexico, Norway and Brazil on the program. Nathan Singer attended the festival in Bourges in June 2001 and selected a number of radiophonic pieces, which she will present in the radio drama workshop.

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MÜLLER, Ulrich

(German)

The combination of electronic and acoustic instruments, and composition and improvisation is characteristic for the Munich-based outfit 48nord (Ulrich Müller, Siegfried Rössert), whereby the use of new technologies plays a decisive role. For their work, Ulrich Müller and Siegfried Rössert received a scholarship for Music and New Media, and a scholarship for Music in public places (both awarded by the City of Munich).


RÖSSERT, Siegfried

(German)

The combination of electronic and acoustic instruments, and composition and improvisation is characteristic for the Munich-based outfit 48nord (Ulrich Müller, Siegfried Rössert), whereby the use of new technologies plays a decisive role. For their work, Ulrich Müller and Siegfried Rössert received a scholarship for Music and New Media, and a scholarship for Music in public places (both awarded by the City of Munich).


Terminus
2004
00:52:30
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TERMINUS means both term and boundary. The radio play focuses on borders: between people, between countries, borders of perception, of language, the border between life and death. If terms become shaky in borderline situations, the sound takes us further: Language on the border between meaningfulness and pure sound. Instrumental actions breaking out from the sounds of speech, also blurring the border between speech and music. The realm of the terms in TERMINUS is defined by two textual layers: by a text by Leonardo da Vinci about the Flood and by fragments of text mostly of literary origin, in which borders and border situations are discussed.

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DJ Spooky

(American)

DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, born in Washington DC in 1970, is a composer, DJ, multimedia artist, producer and author. Cooperation with Yoko Ono, Iannis Xenakis, Slayer, Sun Ra etc.


Terra Nullius
2010
00:51:41
Description

Peaceful and hotly contested at the same time, untouched and yet surveyed with millimetre precision: the Antarctic is a focal point of conflicting developments. 50 years after the Antarctic Treaty, which opened up the continent for scientific purposes, the New York composer DJ Spooky (Paul D. Miller) went to visit on site. He set up his studio amid the ice masses, in order to sketch the landscape musically. From the perspective of the culture of sampling, he describes an open, untameable world, a precarious utopia and projection surface. "Terra nullius is the acoustic portrait of an abstract landscape: Ice, water, land, climate change and mankind's relationship to it. The Antarctic as a document of collective memory and as a meditation on a future without property. A post-colonial composition." (DJ Spooky)

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KÖNER, Thomas

(German)

Thomas Köner, born in 1965, is a media and sound artist. He has received numerous awards, including the "New Media Prize 2000" (Montreal), "NORMAN Prize 2004" (Stuttgart), German Sound Art Award 2004 (WDR), "Goldene Nica" at Ars Electronica 2004, Transmediale.05 Award, International Media Art Festival, Berlin 2005 and was artist in residence at the Villa Aurora, Los Angeles in 2006.


Terrain vague
2007
00:51:52
Description

„Seit einiger Zeit fasziniert mich die Auseinandersetzung mit verschiedenen Aspekten von Urbanität“, schreibt der Medienkünstler Thomas Köner. In „Niemandsbucht“ hat er sich mit den Klangwelten der Pariser Vorstädte auseinandergesetzt, in „Banlieue du Vide“ observierte er über das Internet schneebedeckte Straßenzüge auf der ganzen Welt. Für „Terrain Vague“ hat er sich nun nach Belgrad begeben.Um die Metropole des zerfallenen Jugoslawien musikalisch erfahrbar zu machen, entwickelt er eine „klangliche Röntgenstrahlung, die Klanggebärden des Belgrader Alltags gleichsam durchdringt und den Hörer sonare Nachbilder und Geräuschresiduen als eine im Dunkel leuchtende Klangsprache erkennen lässt.“

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KUBIN, Felix

(German)

Felix Kubin, born 1969, graduate psychotronician. Experimental musician and radio artist. Composes futurstic chamber music and performs live throughout the whole of Europe. He explores the effects of noise phenomena, specializing in Dadatronic and Sci-Fi Pop for his own label "Gagarin Records".


KUCHARCZYK, Wojtek

(Polish)

Wojtek Kucharczyk, born in Poland in 1969, is an all-round artist who is in the vanguard of Polish Electronic Pop with his record label "mik.musik".


Territerrortorium
2004
00:49:54
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The German sound artist Felix Kubin and his Polish counterpart Wojtek Kucharczyk are involved in a sound battle in no man's land. To do this, they plundered the acoustic cultural trash from their own countries sending it in the form of MP3 files against the other side – German noise and Polish counter-noise: a singing traffic light sent against Slavic dogs barking against the national anthem without a bottom bracket... "Scream first, then regret nothing" – under this premise a piece was created that lets all the German-Polish prejudices sink into the noise yet at the same time without hurting your ears.Felix Kubin, born 1969, graduate psychotronician. He explores the effects of noise phenomena, specializing in Dadatronic and Sci-Fi Pop for his own label "Gagarin Records". Radio plays include "Syndikat für Gegenlärm" (Syndicate of Counter-Noise, DLR Berlin 2001).Wojtek Kucharczyk, born in Poland in 1969, is an all-round artist who is in the vanguard of Polish Electronic Pop with his record label "mik.musik".

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FURUDATE, Tetsuo

(Japanese)

Tetsuo Furudate, born in 1958, lives in Tokyo and is one of the most important composers and musicians of the Japanese NOISE movement playing numerous concerts in Europe. "The Auditory Sense of Mr. Roderick Usher" (DLR, Berlin 2004) received a prize in the Dresden competition "Blaue Brücke".


The Auditoriy Sense of Mister Roderick Usher
2003
00:44:00
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"The auditory sense of Mr. Roderick Usher" responds abnormally acutely to steps, voices, the quietest noises. But what is the cause of his clairaudience? Why he is smitten with this painful hypersensitivity? And are the many voices which Roderick Usher hears at outsize volumes utterances of one and the same personality? Furudate interpreted Usher's suffering as the suffering of Eros: as a distorted, outrageous desire that sinks into audio intoxication.

Noise Opera „Der Niedergang des Hauses Usher“ nach Edgar Allan Poe

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PHIZMIZ, Ergo

(British)

Ergo Phizmiz, born in 1980 in northern England, is a composer, author, multi-instrumentalist , collagist and filmmaker. With 'The Faust Cycle', he has produced one of the longest albums in recent pop history.


The Carnival in the Mirror - Marches into the Sea
2011
00:30:03
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11.11.11, shortly after midnight. The carnival of the century is warming up. Costumes are rustling, commentators are murmuring in their microphones, glasses are being filled and emptied. An unheard-of sound procession begins to pass by the audience. Surreal acoustic beings turn into and against one other, pianos spray their entrails, dead carousels awaken to life, and listeners become increasingly ecstatic.

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SCHULZE, Phillip

(German)

Phillip Schulze, born in 1979, lives and works as a composer and media artist in Düsseldorf.


SIEBER, Jan

(German)

Jan Sieber, born in 1975, is employed in the Department of Interface Design at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.


SINGER, Nathalie

(German)

Nathalie Singer, born in 1969, studied musicology, communication sciences and psychology in Berlin and Paris. She additionally completed courses in composition for electro-acoustic music at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in Paris and with Beatriz Ferreyra.
Since 1995 she has worked as a radio drama and feature writer, composer, director and producer for radio, has composed music for radio plays, stage and film and has published on the subject of electro-acoustic music and sound art.
Alongside her freelance work, she also worked from 2002 to 2007 as an editor for Deutschlandradio Kultur: Radio Drama Workshop/Sound Art (2002), Radio Drama/Free Play (2003), Project Management Wurfsendung programmes (2004-2007). She received the 2005 RadioJournal broadcast prize for developing the new mini-radio play format "Wurfsendung". At the end of 2006 she was appointed Professor for Experimental Radio at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.


The Godfathers - Oskar Sala und Pierre Schaeffer zum 100. Geburtstag
2010
00:53:05
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Two of the key figures of electro-acoustic music came into the world in the summer of 1910: Oskar Sala, the first virtuoso player as well  as developer of the trautonium. And Pierre Schaeffer, founder of "musique concrète", radio producer and writer. Both innovators created a rare harmony between technical and artistic developments. Both were closely connected to the medium of radio. And both are regarded today as icons of electro-acoustic music in the broadest sense.
The authors follow the traces of Sala and Schaeffer in the contemporary sound art scene as well as looking back on their lives and works.

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COFRECES, Joaquin

(Argentinean)

Joaquin Cofreces, born in 1975 in Buenos Aires, lives as a composer and writer for radio in Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego). Numerous awards, including Prix Phonurgia Nova 2009.


The Last Voice
2009
00:07:21
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Prix Phonurgia Nova
GIANNOTTI, Stefano

(Italian)

Stefano Giannotti, born in Lucca, Tuscany in 1963.
He has produced international award-winning radio compositions and radio plays since 1989.
Winner of the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize for the second time for "Geologica" (following "Il tempo cambia" in 2002).


The Masterpiece
2003
00:50:26
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Desert. No man's land. A few people are building a city that is so splendid that it shines from afar. But other tribes soon come, attack, and destroy it and build a new city on the ruins. A process that repeats itself endlessly. Every new city combines all of the previous cities in itself. Until one day, the city of all cities is built: one that unites hundreds of styles and forms of life within itself. But it is so complex that no one wants to live in it. And so the city becomes a monument without life, a tourist attraction for holidaymakers."The Masterpiece" is a metaphor for the creative process of art and not least, a very ironic reflection on the function of art in society.

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COPELAND, Darren

(Canadian)

Darren Copeland was born in Brampton, Ontario in 1968. He lives in Toronto, and is a composer and sound designer. Since 1985 concerts, works for radio, theatre, dance and installation.


KAHRE, Andreas

(Canadian)

Andreas Kahre from Vancouver is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and designer. He works for dance theatre and music ensembles across Canada.


The Other Night Underwater
2008
00:50:41
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The sound material for this composition are underwater recordings from the sea, lakes and rivers, which the authors see as "resonating collectors of dreams and memories". "Bodies of water form a luminous boundary between the human and the non-human, between different scales of time, and of being".
The piece combines electroacoustically transformed sounds with multilingual text fragments such as the inner monologues of a murdered revolutionary, a young swimmer and an unborn child.
"that world is the other the other night the one we never pass the one underwater"

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CALON, Christian

(Canadian)

The Canadian composer and sound artist Christian Calon came to Berlin, where he now lives, on a DAAD scholarship. The subject of his radio works and sound installations which are broadcast in many countries is, in many different ways, time. He received the "Grand Prix Marulic" in 1999 for "The Ulysses Project".


The Ulysses Project
1998
00:54:04
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In 1998, international celebrations are held for the 50th birthday of musique concrète, which was "born" in 1948 at French radio's Studio d'Essai."The Ulysses Project" is a homage to the creators of acoustic art. Through the adaptation of the Ulysses theme, the radio play becomes a reflection on the art of sound. A composition is created, which is divided into an endless number of short sequences. Each of these sequences follows up a particular kind of sound formation and the type of perception associated with it.

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VERANDI, Mario

(Argentinian)

Mario Verandi, born in Buenos Aires in 1960, is a composer and sound artist. His oeuvre encompasses electro-acoustic music, audiovisual installations, radio art as well as music for dance, short films and theatre. His works have received numerous distinctions, such as the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Award, the ZKM Composition Prize (European Bell Festival 2004), the Musica Nova Award in Prague, the CIEJ Musics Electronics Award in Barcelona, the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz and the Stockholm Electronic Art Award.


Theatrum Sonorum
2003
00:48:30
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"... an empty theatre gives me an eerie feeling: it seems to me as if all the objects and machines would suddenly come to life again. And the voices of all the actors and opera singers who have ever stood on its stage began to whisper in the boxes and tiers..." (after Luigi Pirandello). When Mario Verandi returns to the old Teatro de San Nicolas built in 1908 in Buenos Aires, back to where his family has lived and worked for four generations, it turns into just such a magical place. Into a Theatrum Sonorum, into an auditory theatre of sounds and noises. Old theatre ghosts come on stage to present us the voices and the sounds of times gone past.

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CUTLER, Chris

(British)

Chris Cutler (born January 4, 1947 in Washington, USA) is a British drummer, percussionist, composer, writer and music theorist. He has no formal music training, but is autodidact. He is best known for his work with the British avant-rock bands Henry Cow and Art Bears, as the initiator of the Rock in Opposition movement and founder of the record label and distribution network Recommended Records.


There and back again – Twice around the Earth
2006
00:50:37
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"Twice around the World – There and Back Again" is the title of a composition that has emerged from a project for the London experimental station "Resonance FM". Cutler had called for recordings to be made at any point on Earth, in the time window from 23.30 and midnight, Greenwich Mean Time, it is to be noted. Anyone with a microphone and a recorder at hand could participate, but had to take the respective time difference into consideration. 247 entries reached Cutler, who presented them unedited in his programme "Out Of The Blue Radio". Between summer 2002 and summer 2003, London listeners could listen to a different place in the world between half twelve and midnight every day.Chris Cutler has already released a remix of this acoustic world tour for ORF Kunstradio. Chris Cutler has now put together a new 50-minute remix for Deutschlandradio Kultur. He did not base his selection on the quality of the individual recordings, but rather on the geographic origin. The sequence of sounds takes us twice around the Earth and back again. On the outward journey, all the stations are strung together systematically. On the way back however, Cutler works with overlaps and displacements, as they arise in memory when recalling a long journey.

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GREHN, Kai

(German)

Kai Grehn, born in Grevesmühlen in 1969, studied theatre direction and cultural studies in Berlin, founded the Theatre "fleur du mal", has written plays and radio plays, performance projects with the rock group SANDOW.


Thors Hammer
1996
00:41:00
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"Thors Hammer" (Thor's Hammer) an edda sound fragment by Kai Grehn.The Edda is the quintessence of Old Norse poetry about the creation and destruction of the world according to the beliefs of the old Germanic faith. At the same time it is a heroic epic, proverbial wisdom, poem of customs, song of magic and vision. Kai Grehn seeks to rediscover mythical themes. Language, voice, rhythm and sound come together as a dense, almost magical experience. The play, initially conceived as dance theatre, premièred in the Waschhaus Potsdam in 1994

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KLING, Thomas

(German)

Thomas Kling was a German writer who was born in Bingen in 1957 and died in Dormagen in 2005. He lived in Dusseldorf, Cologne, Vienna and Finland. Numerous scholarships and awards for his collections of poetry, which made him one of the important younger poets in Germany.


RITZENHOFF, Jörg

(German)

Jörg Ritzenhoff, born in 1961, lives in Cologne. He works as a composer, singer and multi-media artist.


Tiroltyrol
1991
00:41:54
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Thomas Kling's text TIROLTYROL, created 1987-1990 in Dusseldorf, Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Schruns and Cologne, was published in 1991 (in Thomas Kling "brennstabm", Suhrkamp). Their sound implementation by Jörg Ritzenhoff was carried out in the same year. Thomas Kling first spoke his text, which was then cut in the process of the sound implementation, and (with the aid of synthesizers, samplers) mounted as a computer animation. The sound recordings on this piece originated in Mittenwald. The composer tried to "adapt to and sound out and illuminate" the text as far as possible.

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PETER Sebastian

(German)

 


Tophane
2009
00:20:15
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Prix Pierre Schaeffer
HARTMAN, Hanna

(Swedish)

Hanna Hartman, born in Sweden, lives and works in Berlin. Studied dramatics and literature at the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm, as well as Radio and Interactive Media at the DI and Electro-Acoustic Music at EMS in Stockholm.

Numerous awards, including Prix Europa (1998), Karl Sczuka Prize (2005), Prix Phonurgia Nova (2006), Swedish Music Publishers' Annual Award (2007) and Rosenbergpriset (2011).


TÖRST
2011
00:29:47
Description

From the splashing of its sources to the crashing of waves: Water is music to our ears. But what would it sound like if this precious liquid were to run dry?
 Hanna Hartman has visited places, which have long been suffering from acute water shortages. With her microphones, she has plunged into water pipes, wells and irrigation systems. Instead of bubbling and rushing sounds, you can now hear whistling, hissing and rattling. Hanna Hartman's acoustic search for something drinkable has brought forth a disturbing sound world.

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Tours Détour Réattu
2010
00:22:50
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CORCORAN, Frank

(Irish)

Born in Ireland in 1944, the composer Frank Corcoran lives in Italy and Hamburg, where he has taught composition since 1983. He has created numerous works for orchestra and successful electro-acoustic compositions. ↵His "Joycepeak Music" won a prize from the WDR Studio Akustische Kunst in 1995. In 1999, his piece "Sweeney's Vision" won first prize at the Bourges International Electro-acoustic Music Competition. He won the 2002 EMS Prize in Stockholm with "Quasi Una Missa".


Tradurre-Tradire
2004
00:24:01
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The play on words and saying "Tradurre - Tradire" implies: "Translation means betrayal, deceit." In his composition Frank Corcoran quite literally addresses this fundamental problem of any language translation and communication. Based on a short poem by the Irish poet Gabriel Rosenstock and its English and German translations, Corcoran creates a network of relations in his electro-acoustic work between meanings and misinterpretations. The polyphonic sound composition for four voices leads the attentive listener into philosophical abysses.

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DHOMONT, Francis

(French)

Francis Dhomont, born in Paris in 1926, composer. Discovered "musique concrète" in the 1940s and gradually moved across to the composition of electroacoustic music. Five-time winner of the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges, numerous other awards, the Magisterium Prize in 1988.


trans canada 1 – 1. Vol d’ Arondes
2005
00:11:22
Description

Canadian electro-acoustics are regarded throughout the world as outstanding. Their origins can be traced back to the 1940s, when Hugh LaCaine developed a forerunner of the modern synthesizer in Ottawa. The studios at the Universities of Toronto and Montreal were established in the 1950s. The scene is alive and creative like hardly any other. There was a big meeting at the ZKM "trans_canada" Festival in Karlsruhe in February 2005.

"Vol d’arondes" by Francis Dhomont, the master of acousmatics, whose "Schwalbenflug" (flight of swallows) achieves extremely poetic effects with playful jauntiness.

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WESTERKAMP, Hildegard

(German)

Hildegard Westerkamp, born in Osnabruck in 1946, lives in Vancouver and works as a composer, radio and sound artist.


trans canada 1 – 2. Für Dich – For You
2005
00:20:52
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Canadian electro-acoustics are regarded throughout the world as outstanding. Their origins can be traced back to the 1940s, when Hugh LaCaine developed a forerunner of the modern synthesizer in Ottawa. The studios at the Universities of Toronto and Montreal were established in the 1950s. The scene is alive and creative like hardly any other. There was a big meeting at the ZKM "trans_canada" Festival in Karlsruhe in February 2005.

"Für Dich – For You" by the Vancouver-based sound artist Hildegard Westerkamp, who has worked here with Rilke's "Liebes-Lied" (Love Song).

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DUFORT, Louis

(French)

Louis Dufort, born in Montreal in 1970, is a composer. His electro-acoustic focus expands into multimedia music composition.


trans canada 1 – 3. Hi Res
2005
00:20:45
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Canadian electro-acoustics are regarded throughout the world as outstanding. Their origins can be traced back to the 1940s, when Hugh LaCaine developed a forerunner of the modern synthesizer in Ottawa. The studios at the Universities of Toronto and Montreal were established in the 1950s. The scene is alive and creative like hardly any other. There was a big meeting at the ZKM "trans_canada" Festival in Karlsruhe in February 2005.

"Hi Res" by Louis Dufort from Montreal, who is one of the latest generation of "Art Acousmatique" which is seeking its own sound language.A recording from the "trans_canada" festival at the Karlsruhe Centre for Art and Media Technology.

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NIEHUSMANN, Frank

(German)

Frank Niehusmann, born in 1960, is an author and composer for theatre and film, video and sound installations, concerts and CD productions. He worked as a radio and television author before he became known internationally as a composer of electronic music and a live performer on open reel analogue tape machines. Winner of numerous awards, including 2002 at the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges for "Untertagemusik Nr. 1" (Underground music No. 1). "Maschinen - ein Hörspiel" (Machines - a radio play) which he produced with Karl-Heinz Mauermann won the 2006 Phonurgia Nova competition.


Traum. Reise
2001
00:52:29
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Underway - by train, plane, car, on foot through water, building sites and machine shops. "Traum.Reise." is a symphonic acoustic movement through the borderland between "real" and "dreamed" places. Frank Niehusmann composes his voices and noises using modern computer programmes and also with the aid of "historic" techniques such as making tape loops with sellotape which he also uses in his concerts. He has been collecting sounds and noises of all kinds for many years during his travels and in studio experiments, in order to process these in his compositions for concerts, sound installations, film and theatre music.

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Traverser le pont
2012
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JOHANSSON, Sven Åke

(Swedish)

Sven-Åke Johansson (vocals, percussion), was born in Mariestad (Sweden) in 1943 and has lived in Berlin since 1968. Composer and musician, poet and artist, author and initiator of various musical productions.


Trilogie für Windgeneratoren
2000
00:51:06
Description

"Trilogie für Windgeneratoren" (Trilogy for wind generators) is a composition for wind and blade strokes. Three huge wind turbines produce a changing sound here that is picked up by microphones and transmitted by radio into a locked room. 3000 meters away from the wind turbines, the sound of the blade strokes and rotation can be heard on the speaker, such as would not be noticeable in nature. Depending on wind strength, differentiated sounds arise over the course of several days – music is created."Seewetter 69" (Sea Weather 69) plays with the daily shipping forecast from 1969.In the "Konzert für Harley Davidson und gemischten Chor" (Concert for Harley Davidson and mixed choir) technology and singing meet.

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BOULENGER Théo

(French)

 


Tu voudras vivre
2010
00:25:03
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Prix Pierre Schaeffer
MARTIN, Christoph

(Austrian)

Christoph Martin, born in Graz/Austria in 1952, studied German and Linguistics. Radio play writer and director, in addition to composing and audio-art performances.


Tunnelvision
1998
00:51:43
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The title "Tunnelvision" describes both the attitude of the Japanese poet Takuboku Ishikawa, from whose volume of poetry "Trauriges Spielzeug" (Sad Toy) some passages are quoted, and the perspective of the recording medium. Musicalized original sound recordings serve as a basis. The recordings were all made in cavities and various tubes which act as a filter through which the outside world can be heard. A second element is the text by Ishikawa spoken by a young man. A third level arises from the filtering and the digital processing of the text recording. The words are distorted and mutate to a technical song.

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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Un aller simple
2010
00:06:54
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CURRAN, Alvin

(American)

Alvin Curran, born in the U.S. in 1938, is an important composer of live electronic music. He teaches composition at Mills College in California and lives in Rome.
Numerous awards, including 1986 Prix Italia, 1988 WDR Prix Ars Acustica, Leonardo Award for Excellence 1995, Ars Electronica 2004, Phonurgia Nova 2005 ("I Dreamt John Cage Yodeling in the Zurich Hauptbahnhof").


Un altro ferragosto (Ein Tag im August)
2002
00:51:45
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"11 clock in the morning on 15th August, Ferragosto, a wonderful, gentle morning breeze is blowing across the countryside – I'm just listening to a three-dimensional sound installation, imperceptibly controlled by the voices of insects and winds, I feel like a drunk sound editor and very comfortable too..."That's exactly what I want to hear in a sound piece from you", the radio drama editor replied by return post.Ferragosto, a public holiday in Italy, introduced by the Emperor Augustus, the hottest day of the year, a day that is shimmers, paralyses and is energetic at the same time. Alvin Curran captured his Ferragosto in this sound piece.

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LOSSON Nicolas

(French)

 


Un homme à la mer
2010
00:15:23
Description

 

Prix Pierre Schaeffer
KALISZ Richard

(Swiss)

 


Une dernière mise en ondes : la mort probablement
2012
05:20:00
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Prix Phonurgia Nova
Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Une nuit
2005
00:23:06
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Atelier Kaye Mortley

(Australian)

 


Variations sur une chambre
2014
00:20:56
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LAND, Ulrich

(German)

Ulrich Land, born in 1956, has been a freelance writer since 1987. He writes poetry and prose and is the author of more than 70 radio plays and features. He lives in Cologne.


SPASSOV, Bojidar

(Bulgarian)

The violinist and composer Bojidar Spassov, born in Sofia in 1949, has lived in Germany since 1990. He lectures at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. His compositions have been performed throughout Europe. He is the prizewinner of composition competitions in Fribourg, Switzerland (1987), and "Valentino Buchi" in Rome (1988).


Velimir oder Chlebnikovs Karneval der Worte
2008
00:54:06
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Two poems by the futuristic Russian poet Chlebnikov (1885-1922) – written in a psychiatric hospital – gave the impetus for this "musical radio piece for sound singers, sound speakers and other sound sources". For Chlebnikov, who worked on translating the language of birds, spirits and gods, language was material for games and sounds, a fantastic grab bag of freely selectable phonemes. The radio piece is a continuation of Khlebnikov's principle with digital means.

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DELEU Christophe

(French)

 


Vers le Nord
2010
00:53:55
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Prix Phonurgia Nova
AUMÜLLER, Uli

(German)

Uli Aumüller, born in 1961 in Füssen, is a sound engineer and filmmaker. He lives in Berlin. Since the 1990s he has worked for radio and television with focus on sound art and avant-garde in music.


Versuch über einen Kirschbaum
2005
00:53:00
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Today you will hear a rather unusual form, which can be described as a sound essay or sound philosophy. The Berlin sound engineer and filmmaker Uli Aumüller has done what far too few do: he has been considering the fundamentals of hearing."Even if it sounds almost too banal and simple: A noise is never just simply a noise – a noise is part of a communicative act. Noises only exist in relation to the ear of the listener. Two listeners under the same cherry tree may hear something similar to each other but never exactly the same thing. And if a microphone and speakers are connected into this act of listening, it becomes yet more complicated."Uli Aumüller takes the listener in his acoustic essay on a journey into his personal listeners' life. The road leads through imagined experiences of nature and personal anecdotes and also into philosophical territory.

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SANI, Nicola

(Italian)

Nicola Sani, was born in Ferrara in 1961, is a composer, director of opera and dance theatre projects, as well as a music editor and author. He lives in Rome.
In many of his pieces he combines electronic and traditional instruments. He has collaborated with Michelangelo Antonioni, Nam June Paik, and Fabrizio Plessi. He was awraded the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in 1990 for his video film Footprint (with Mario Sasso).


Voices beyond the Edge
2000
00:47:26
Description

Nicola Sani dedicates this piece to Luigi Nono to mark the 10th anniversary of his death. Sani found his own musical language by following in Nono's footsteps, at the time new territory in composition. "The piece is based on the search for a new dramaturgic function of vocality. The sequence of the texts does not represent a completed narrative, but rather defines sounds and musical sequences, which by association or contraposition follow chains of thought and the poetry of all ages, from antiquity up to the present time. It is an inner meditation, a personal dedication to the cultural world in which I was trained and which has a particular significance for my language of expression." (Sani)Length of German composure: 00:47:44

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KORN, Christoph

(German)

Christoph Korn, born in 1965, is a musician, composer, co-curator of the "pol" Festival of New Music, and lecturer in Aesthetics and Improvisation at the University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt. Prizes: 2005 honourably mentioned at the international radiophonic sound art competition Phonurgia Nova (Arles/France) for the audio work "Volkslied" (Folk song) 2008 Phonurgia Nova Award in the Intermedia category for "series invisible" with Lasse-Marc Riek 2009 Prix Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention (Digital Musics) for the intermedia work "Waldstueck" (Section of a forest)


Volkslied
2003
00:52:39
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This unique interpretation of old folk songs is like a continuation of the way in which they are passed on, the continual change through oral transmission, even if it does break with the traditional methods of reception. "A key concern of the audio work 'VOLKSLIED' (Folk song) was the point at which the actual speech of the folk song, which is expressed in the form of a song, the sound and the simplicity of the text, turns into a much more abstract narrative of memory." (Chr. Korn). "Volkslied" is a continuation of the work that began with "Volksliedmaschine" ('Folk song machine' HR 2002).

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FASSION, Xavier

(French)

Xavier Fassion, born in 1971, lives and works in France as a percussionist, dancer and sound artist.


GAMMEL, Marcus

(German)

Marcus Gammel, born in Bremen in 1975, studied musicology, literature and philosophy in Berlin, Paris and New York. Works as radio producer, dramatruge and music journalist. Since 2009, he directs the sound art programme of Deutschlandradio Kultur. Prix Phonurgia Nova 2005 for "Europas Wahn" (with Viktoria Tkaczyk).


Wachsgesänge
2007
00:43:57
Description

He wanted to create an archive for all the music in the world: In 1900, the musicologist and ethnologist Erich Moritz von Hornbostel started to collect the sounds of foreign peoples - from Tierra del Fuego to Japan, from Alaska to Australia. A new technology had made his dream possible: With the help of the Edison phonograph, researchers, commercial travellers, missionaries and diplomats could record everything which reached their ears when they were far away. Over time, 16,000 recordings arrived in Berlin, before being catalogued, transcribed and analysed. Following an adventurous odyssey during the Cold War, the collection has been accessible again since 1990. Xavier Fassion and Marcus Gammel compose a journey through sound and time from the wax cylinders of the Berlin Phonogram Archive.

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IVANOVIC, Luka (alias Lukatoyboy)

(Serbia)

Luka Ivanovic (alias Lukatoyboy), was born in Belgrade in 1981. He initially worked there as a journalist and radio editor before he began to develop his own artistic projects.

Lukatoyboy’s main sound/music activities include performing electroacoustic
improvised music (based on realtime sampling of various objects, toys, voices and field recordings) using feedback, analogue synthesizers, electromagnetic coils, radio transmitters, walkie talkies and additional small surprises.
On the other side of the groove, he is producing nanotechno and free IDM on a Game Boy.
He has performed and/or taught workshops at various relevant Serbian music festivals and specific events,
but also in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Austria, Turkey, Hungary, Croatia, Macedonia,
Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Slovenia, Romania, Sweden, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo,
Portugal.
He has performed and/or recorded with Peter Evans, Sainkho Namtchylak, Svetlana Spajic, Mia Zabelka,
Milana Zaric, Eric Thielemans, Jonas Kocher, Laurent Bruttin, JeanYves
Evrard, Martin Brandlmayr, Johannes Frisch, Georg Wissel, Erhard Hirt, Rinus van Alebeek, Wo0, Branko Dzinovic, Blank Disc, Balazs Pandi, Irena Tomazin and more.
Gives workshops of various kinds of sound and electronic music approaches.to kids.
Since 2010, coordinates Blind Tapes, a participatory and chance dedicated tape label.
Has an award for sound design for the theatre play Bartleby (Mini Teater, Slovenia).
In 2013 he was commisioned by CTM Festival and Deutchlandradiokultur with the project Walk That Sound.
Coruns the artistinresidence/festival retreat MultiMadeira.


Walk that Sound
2014
00:34:20
Description

The walkie talkie is threatened with extinction. Mobile phones and other wireless devices have taken over its role and threaten to finish it off for good. However unimagined qualities lie slumbering in these crackling boxes: Unlike the telephone, each transceiver can listen to any number of recipients. This enables communication with strangers. We hear stories that take place in our immediate vicinity, yet sound as if they came from another world.

As part of the CTM Festival 2014, the Serbian sound artist Lukatoyboy developed a performance for 'Sound Scouts' and radio sets. Deutschlandradio Kultur listened in.

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SCHÄFER, Sabine

(German)

Sabine Schäfer, born in 1957, works as a composer in Karlsruhe, and has developed computer-controlled sound installations and multimedia spatial scenarios. Since 1998, productions by the artist-couple . One of her main fields of activity is the spatial-sound-microscopics of natural sounds and animal noises ("EndoSonoMicroscopics"); since 2007 development of so-called "AUDIO-BIOSPHEREs". Since 2004 Member of the board of the German Society for Electroacoustic Music (DEGEM).


Warped Visions of Lauren’s Voice
2000
00:49:50
Description

"The body that is Lauren's voice breathes and pulsates, is alive and "on the road", it has detached itself from Lauren herself and is developing its own sonic life. It alternates between organic breathing and mechanical pulsation and occupies different states of motion and stasis." (Sabine Schäfer)The composer takes a trip into the interior of the singer Lauren Newton. Individually selected vocal sounds were digitally recorded, broken down into the smallest pieces, examined and artistically processed. What appears to be scientific work, opens to the listener another, a new world of vocal sound, in which the friction between humans and machines, strangeness and familiar corporeality, naturalness and artificiality can be heard.

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HARTMAN, Hanna

(Swedish)

Hanna Hartman, born in Sweden, lives and works in Berlin. Studied dramatics and literature at the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm, as well as Radio and Interactive Media at the DI and Electro-Acoustic Music at EMS in Stockholm.

Numerous awards, including Prix Europa (1998), Karl Sczuka Prize (2005), Prix Phonurgia Nova (2006), Swedish Music Publishers' Annual Award (2007) and Rosenbergpriset (2011).


Wespen Vesper
2005
00:09:15
Description

Hanna Hartman does not want the title "Wespen Vesper" (Wasps vespers) to be understood as religious, but rather as a language game and festive fantasy.When asked about the content and title of her new work, Hanna Hartman quotes, not coincidentally – the philosopher Roland Barthes: "if we renounce metaphor or symbolism, commentary would become impossible: to speak of the Haiku would be purely and simply to repeat it.".

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CEE, Werner

(German)

Werner Cee, born in 1953, lives in Allendorf near Giessen, and works as a sound artist and composer. He has won numerous prizes at international festivals, most recently the Prix Italia 2010 for "Featuring Schuberts Winterreise". "Maschinerie der Polarlandschaft" (Machinery of the Polar Landscape) received a special commendation at the "Palmarès" in Bourges in 2005.


Wetter
2000
00:52:00
Description

For the sound piece "Wetter" (Weather), Werner Cee recorded the different sounds made by rain over a longer period of time. In this way large-scale sound atmospheres were created and, with the aid of his own specially-developed water drop instrument, detailed recordings were made of individual drops falling in diverse states onto sound objects, forming polyrhythmic structures. This sound material was used for the composition "Wetter", both in completely unedited as well as in electronically manipulated form. Werner Cee describes his composition as an "acoustic cultural landscape": "Here," says the composer, "natural, random events and calculated, constructed elements come together and combine to create a soundscape that can be likened to a cultural landscape: the weather, lighting conditions, and geographical features are uncontrolled aspects of a landscape. Human intervention, in the form of plantations or the building of roads and buildings, restructures the picture and connects interactively with nature, which is often what makes up the unique charm of a landscape. "Now listen to how chance and calculation are potrayed in a rain drop game

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KOLBER, David

(Canadian)

David Kolber, born in Vancouver (Canada) in 1965, is a writer, author of radio plays and sound artist.


Wheel. Chair
1999
00:41:25
Description

"My interest in the traditional Japanese Noh theater started with the simple question: If the goal of Noh is self-awareness, how is this enlightenment brought about? I thought that the best way to find this out would be to compose a Noh play myself. Not a Noh play in the literal sense, but I have made use of a lot of the structural elements and motifs of Noh in my contemporary concept. In place of a linear plot, Noh uses a continuous circular motion to remove layers from the main character. This continually confronts listeners with new interpretations of everyday life, resulting in moments of great beauty and insight." (David Kolber)

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ISHIGAMI, Kazuya

(Japanese)

Kazuya Ishigami, born in Osaka in 1972, is a composer, sound artist and sound engineer, who lives and works in Europe and Japan. Since 1997 he has worked intensively with "Noise Music" and is a member of the worldwide "Noise" movement. He became known through his performances for "Acte Kobe" in Marseille in 1999 and in Berne in 2000, as well as through his work with Johannes Sistermanns. Ishigami's compositions alternate between contemplative spirituality, personal emotionality and political sarcasm. What these pieces have in common is his radical aesthetic of sound and his feeling for suggestive sound pictures which are beyond all categories. Kazuya Ishigami has his own label "NEUS-318", which represents various artists.


Whisper of Sound God – New Works for Radio
2008
00:51:57
Description

"Whisper of Sound God"
"I believe that every one of us has heard the whisper of the "Sound God"in our childhood. But we have all forgotten it. We can hear the whisper of God's sound (in Japanese 'oto kamui') when we become pure of spirit again."

Disc 1 – track 1 –"Oto kamui no sasayaki" , "Harmony is the Best Way"
"The Old Japanese Prince Shotoku Taishi said that 'harmony is the best way'. So we need "wa" – harmony – for the people. This is easy to say but difficult to do. I have always liked creating harmonious sounds. However not harmonies in the musical sense, but in the spiritual sense. In this work I have tried to create "wa" sounds from sound material I recorded in a Japanese Shinto temple."

Disc 1 – track 2 – "Wa wo motte toutoshi to nasu", "mujo no kaze – mutable wind"
"This song is for my Aunt Michiko. She died in the earthquake in Kobe in 1995. The piano melody was generated by the "MICHIKO" parameter.

Disc 2 – track 3 – "mujo no kaze – mutable wind"

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BICK, Andreas

(German)

Andreas Bick, born in Marl in 1964, lives and works as a film and radio composer in Berlin. His sound composition "Dripping" was awarded the Prix Ars Acustica 2000 by the WDR. His piece "Windscapes" produced for Deutschlandradio Berlin received the Karl Sczuka Prize in 2002. In 2006 and 2007 the two radio plays fire pattern and frost pattern were created with which Bick won the Phonurgia Nova Award in 2008. The composition Chronostasis received the Silver World Medal for best sound at the New York Festivals Awards in 2009. Andreas Bick also wrote the music for the dance theater choreography The Waste Land by Ismael Ivo, which premiered at the Biennale in Venice in 2009.


Windscapes
2001
00:33:14
Description

The desert wind and the aeolian sounds of the sand form music in this sound piece. The wind lets different resonating objects sing in its air stream, blows gently across the ground, carries sand with it and shapes the desert space. Aerial photographs of dune formations served Andreas Bick as sheet music for his piece made up of modulated wind noises. His composition consists of the interaction between mounted and accelerated wave movements of the sand and the real acoustic spaces of the desert: the gentle sounds of the sparse vegetation, the trickling of the falling sand and finally abandoned ghost towns, which have been buried by sand dunes, and in which the wind plays with old telegraph lines, broken windows and loose pieces of metal.

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HUBER, Rupert

(Austrian)

Rupert Huber, born in Baden / Austria in 1967, lives in Vienna. He is a composer, musician and media artist. He has received several awards, including in 1995 and 2002 at the Ars Electronica Festival.


Wir müssen siegen
2006
00:50:00
Description

"In times of surging hysteria, we must stand united and make sacrifices for our economy. In times of linguistic and climatic madness we have to make an extra effort in order to be the first.'Wir müssen siegen' (We must conquer) is the formal conversion of a composed radiophonic sequence into a sound mix.The cast: percussion, piano, sounds captured from the media and from the street; the Rupert Huber sound archive; the electronic manipulation of all these sounds.The piece is initially determined by alternating content and tips ever more into polyphonic simultaneity. Like in a washing machine in its spin cycle, towards the end of the piece all the notes, noises, rhythms, words and sounds are all whirled around together." (Rupert Huber)

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NIKOLAEV, Dmitrij

(Russian)

Dmitry Nikolaev, born in 1960, is a Russian director and audio art artist, since 1994 a member of the Ars Acustica Group of the EBU. He has received numerous international awards.


X-Story
1999
00:51:55
Description

Dmitry Nikolaev has subjected his initial idea to the anarchy of the World Wide Web: "Person X has lost her/his memory, name, nationality and home town. At the same time however, s/he has acquired the miraculous ability to move between all languages, places and times imaginable. What will happen to X from now on? Continue!"In reply, Nikolaev received many variations of his character X, from all around the world and in many languages. These virtual voices were bound together to form a polyphonic voice collage, which conveys an impression of the endless space of the Internet, in which the people of the coming millennium communicate.

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VERANDI, Mario

(Argentinian)

Mario Verandi, born in Buenos Aires in 1960, is a composer and sound artist. His oeuvre encompasses electro-acoustic music, audiovisual installations, radio art as well as music for dance, short films and theatre. His works have received numerous distinctions, such as the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Award, the ZKM Composition Prize (European Bell Festival 2004), the Musica Nova Award in Prague, the CIEJ Musics Electronics Award in Barcelona, the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz and the Stockholm Electronic Art Award.


Yguasu
2011
00:53:00
Description

The Iguazu Falls are one of the largest wonders of nature in the world. More than one million tourists marvel every year at the cataracts on the border between Argentina and Brazil.
 Before the Europeans arrived, the area was home to the Tupi-Guarani Indians. They called the waterfalls 'Yguasu', which means 'big water', and they granted the roaring giant a central role in their culture.
 The sound artist Mario Verandi travelled to the descendants of the Guarani and investigated their acoustic relationship to the waterfalls. He composed a musical anthropological auditory journey out of natural and instrumental sounds.

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CALON, Christian

(Canadian)

The Canadian composer and sound artist Christian Calon came to Berlin, where he now lives, on a DAAD scholarship. The subject of his radio works and sound installations which are broadcast in many countries is, in many different ways, time. He received the "Grand Prix Marulic" in 1999 for "The Ulysses Project".


Z/S Zeit/Spiegel
2001
00:53:36
Description

If we concentrate when listening to a piece, we experience two levels of time: the exact time that we need for the reception of the piece and time in the fictional sense, which is shortened or in slow motion, yet however also runs simultaneously with reception. Z | S plays with the change of perspective between hearing what is happening and active listening. Christian Calon was inspired for his game with time by the situation in a radio drama studio and moves his musical events through two rooms. The "control room" is equipped with sound sequences that are sent into the "recording room", where they are manipulated, transformed and "lifted out of time" within the hearing event.

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KORZIN, Michail

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KHLEBNIKOV, Velimir

(Russian)

Velimir Khlebnikov (1885-1922), experimental Russian poet and playwright, co-signatory of the Manifesto of Futurism.


PONOMAREV, Alexander

(Russian)

Alexander Ponomarev was born in Dniepropetrovsk, USSR in 1957. The Russian artist lives and works in Moscow and France.


Zangezi (russische Fassung )
1992
00:24:55
Description

In his late masterpiece "Zangezi", written in Moscow in 1922, Khlebnikov tries to combine his esoteric theory of numbers and power relationships that determine the course of the world, with the themes of Götterdämmerung and the gospel.

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CEE, Werner

(German)

Werner Cee, born in 1953, lives in Allendorf near Giessen, and works as a sound artist and composer. He has won numerous prizes at international festivals, most recently the Prix Italia 2010 for "Featuring Schuberts Winterreise". "Maschinerie der Polarlandschaft" (Machinery of the Polar Landscape) received a special commendation at the "Palmarès" in Bourges in 2005.


Zeit weht – Ränder der Musik
2007
00:47:50
Description

"Die Zeit weht" (Time is drifting) is a radio play about clouds – about the formless, void, variable and bottomless symbolic of these celestial phenomena, composed from the waving sound images of two hybrid instruments: Werner Cee's E-Chin and Eivind Aarset's electric guitar."Ränder der Musik" (The margins of music) is a radio play about the poetry of the unwanted, the useless, the not-thought out and the not-done. It is made up of the sounds of musicians before and after making music. A composition that shows sounds as they are: seemingly random, effortless.Both pieces enter into a sound-poetic dialogue on the margins between form and dissolution and on the continuous change in the course of time.

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FROLEYKS, Stephan

(German)

Stephan Froleyks, born in 1962, is a composer and musician (drums), and also a designer of new types of musical instruments. Stephan Froleyks has received numerous scholarships and art awards; his compositions, installations, radio plays, multimedia works and theatre music were also created as commissioned works for the WDR, Radio Bremen and Deutschlandradio; they have been performed at numerous festivals (Donaueschingen, Witten, Dresden, London, Amsterdam...). He is professor of drums and percussion at the Music Academy in Munster.


zweizwilling
2010
00:39:52
Description

"The situation is commonplace. You are on the phone and think that you are speaking to the person you expected, only to find out you are mistaken. It is the brother or sister, father or mother - the vocal similarity has played a trick on us. The radio play Zweizwilling (Two-twin) builds on this experience, in which texts of a poetic and documentary nature spoken by five pairs of twins are connected with the sounds of musical twins. Among other instrument pairings, the focus of the piece is on the piano twins, the combination of a regular and a prepared piano. As a result of the particular treatment given to the instrument, weightless sound structures are created, with a mysterious tonality in which the text passages sit like islands" (Stephan Froleyks)

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BOSETTI, Alessandro

(Italian)

Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan in 1973. He lives in Berlin, the USA and Italy, and works as a musician, writer for radio, composer and sound artist. Many of his works deal with the sounds, irregularities and "errors" of speaking and translating. Most recently he was awarded the Phonurgia Nova prize 2012 for his composition “636″ (RTBF 2010) and the IDAF prize 2013 for his performance “Mask Mirror” an instrument and software that reorganizes speech for musical purposes enacting an electronic ventriloquism.


zwölfzungen
2006
00:00:00
Description

“As a musician I like to listen to languages whichI do not understand. I like the moment when understanding the words stops and the language becomes 'noise'. All languages have their own special sound”, says Alessandro Bosetti, who has been commissioned to compose twelve noises of the month by Deutschlandradio Kultur for 2006. For “Zwölfzungen” Bosetti collected recordings of eleven languages which he either does not or hardly understands – for example “Zahre” from Friuli, the whistling language of La Gomera, Euskara (Basque), Koiné (Sardinia) or the language of the Dogon in Africa. The twelfth language for the December noise will be an invented language.

Individual titles and broadcasting month of the original series:

  • GdM 12/2006: IT-Language
  • GdM 11/2006: Claeys
  • GdM 10/2006: Oos Kaa Naam
  • GdM 09/2006: Restless
  • GdM 08/2006: Gigagei Kamama
  • GdM 07/2006: Euskara
  • GdM 06/2006: Jana
  • GdM 05/2006: Advertencia
  • GdM 04/2006: chairo - no - kami
  • GdM 03/2006: Signora Relax
  • GdM 02/2006: Xhosa/Zulu
  • GdM 01/2006: Zahre
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