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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.

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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.


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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HOLDHUS, Lars TCF

(Norway)

Lars TCF Holdhus, was born in Norway in 1986. The conceptual artist and musician lives in Berlin. He publishes sound compositions which address codes and encryption under the artist’s name TCF.


3d54c6a8f036adeb8bc7108f3d54c6a8f036adeb - Übersetzung und Erforschung vokaler Fähigkeiten
2015
00:49:14
Description

Where does the human voice begin? Where does it end? From when does a voice sound artificial? These are the questions the concept artist and music producer Lars Holdhus is examining in a series of vocal experiments. Various constellations of solo and choir voices, computers, music boxes, synthesis techniques and vocal prostheses form a diffuse sound field between human and machine vocal tracts.

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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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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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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.


A Treastise Remix - Nach Cornelius Cardew
2015
00:46:24
Description

In the middle of the last century some composers found classical notation too rigid and they began to experiment with musical notation. The British composer Cornelius Cardew was a pioneer in the field of graphic notation. Between 1963 and 1967 he created the composition ›Treatise‹: It consists of 193 pages of geometric and abstract shapes, modified musical symbols and numbers. The interpretation and performance of the characters remains entirely with the interpreter.
The composer Christopher Williams has merged numerous versions of Treatise in a remix and combined this with texts by Cornelius Cardew. A musical essay thus came into being on the ambiguity of notation and about a piece of music history.

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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, *1952, ☨2013, was a composer and artist of sound art and media art. He lived and worked at Karlsruhe (Germany). He created electro-acoustic sound compositions for mulimedia performances, concertante and installative art works since the 1980s. 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. From 1998 to 2013 Joachim Krebs and media artist Sabine Schäfer together formed the artist-couple <SA/JO>

Artist websites: www.joachimkrebs.de / www.sajo-art.de

Wikipedia: Joachim Krebs  


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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FRIEDL, Reinhold

(Germany)

Reinhold Friedl, born in 1964, studied mathematics and music. Composes and tours around the world with the Zeitkratzer Ensemble.


Affentheurlich Naupengeheurliche Geschichtklitterung
2016
00:52:20
Description

Adventurous language games, exuberant chains of association and luxuriant cascades of words: Johann Fischart’s ‘Affentheurlich Naupengeheurliche Geschichtklitterung’ from 1575 preempted literary modernism by centuries. The Strasbourg poet relies on the sound of words and focusses on a network of absurd and pseudo-etymological linkages. From Modern High German language excess, the musician Reinhold Friedl has created a radio play which exposes the phonetic and linguistic structures.


“So hört nun, Ihr meine Orenspitzige und offenmaulvergessene Zuhörer”. (Johann Fischart)

Composition and realisation: Reinhold Friedl based on a text by Johann Fischart

Speakers: Bernhard Schütz, Maurice de Martin, Andreas Harder, Thomas Herbst, Elsa Kammerer, Max Knoth, Georg Mariot, Sabine Schall, Wolfgang Tschöke, Christian Wittman, Georg Zeitblom           

Musicians: p.o.p. psychology of perception:  Elena Kakaliagou (Horn), Nora Krahl (cello), Hannes Strobl (electric bass), Reinhold Friedl (piano), Cantantes a pueris Berlin – Conductor Vinzenz Weissenburger

Sound and Engineering: Hermann Leppich and Philipp Adelmann

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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)

Dr Colin Black is an internationally acclaimed composer, sound artist and radio artist having won the 2015 New York Festivals Awards, 2003 Prix Italia Award and achieving the final round selection in the 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016 Prix Phonurgia Nova (France) for his major works. Black has received multiple national and international commissions to create innovative works for installation, performance and broadcast across major Australian and European networks. As part of his doctoral studies at the University of Sydney he spent five years researching the history of radiophonic sound art, its different forms and methods.


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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ABDELWAHED, Deena

(Tunesia)

Deena Abdelwahed, born in Qatar in 1989, is a DJane and singer. When she was 19, she moved to Tunis to study interior design. At the same time, she began to play in various groups in the Electro Dance Scene. Since 2012 she has also performed as a soloist. She has lived in Toulouse since 2015, where she also works with the free radio station Campus FM. Info at www.deenaabdelwahed.com


All Hail Mother Internet
2016
00:38:50
Description

“What would I be without the Internet?” The Tunisian DJane Deena Abdelwahed asks herself. Her answer is a radio performance with elements from radio plays and club music. She tells of the conflict between the Tunisian "Generation Y" and their parents, of the precariousness of youthful identities between Islam and Internet.

‘All Hail Mother Internet' won one of the two production prizes from Deutschlandradio Kultur and CTM Festival Berlin at Radio Lab 2016.                

Translation: Julia Tieke

With excerpts from the Tunisian Constitution and the book "Murderous Identities" by Amin Maalouf

Contributors: Adyan Al-Zohaery, Ayad Al-Zohaery, Hanan El-Ali, Manuela Oforiatta, Antye Greie and Deena Abdelwahed

Text recordings: Hermann Leppich

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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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TOLAN, Claire

(USA)

USA-born Claire Tolan is a radio producer and computer activist. She presents her ASMR show ›You Are Worth It‹ once a week on the Berlin Community Radio.


Always here for you
2015
00:40:34
Description

Whispered messages, a gently crumpled crisps packet – for some people these sounds create a pleasant tingling in their head and spine. The subjective phenomenon is called ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). Videos containing appropriate material are now receiving the highest view counts on YouTube. They show simple scenes in which the viewer is lovingly cared for: at the hairdresser’s, the doctor’s, the psychologist’s, at your girlfriend’s. Added to this are gentle sounds like popping, crackling and rustling.
The American radio producer and computer activist Claire Tolan has adopted this practice. She has been presenting the ASMR program "You Are Worth It” on Berlin’s Community Radio since January 2014. Within the Radio Lab of the CTM Festival and Deutschlandradio Kultur, she has now developed an installation and a radio play about the great tingling. Here she connects ASMR sounds to the latest developments in acoustic surveillance technologies. She uses laser microphones to listen to herself and voluntary performers through closed windows. Her thesis: ASMR and espionage both concentrate on the same trouble area of our society – privacy. In both cases, intimacy is artificially created. Technical equipment bridges physical and emotional distances. Online exhibitionism and digital control turn out to be two sides of the same coin.

In her radio play "Always here for you", Claire Tolan combines typical scenes from the world of ASMR with fictitious bugging scenarios. The common thread running through the work is a brief introduction into knot theory. It acts as a metaphor for the contradictory intertwinement of closeness and distance in our society.

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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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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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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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GOH, Annie

(UK)

Annie Goh was born in Great Britain in 1984. She lives and works as a curator, sound artist and researcher in Berlin. She read Sound Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 2014, she published a contribution in the anthology: 'Archaeoacoustics: The Archaeology of Sound'.


Archäoakustik
2015
00:49:14
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What remains of a culture? Sites, buildings, stones - doggedly they resist eternity. The sound worlds of past cultures have long died away. The young discipline of Archaeoacoustics connects the audible with the visible, the ephemeral with the permanent. It explores the hidden sound worlds of thousand-year-old sites. The finding: early cultures quite consciously shaped and formed their acoustic environment. Numerous buildings bear witness to a sophisticated game with sound effects and phenomena. The visual continues to dominate as a source of knowledge in Western sciences. Archaeoacoustics concentrates solely on hearing. Annie Goh takes part in a caving expedition with researchers Iegor Reznikoff, Rupert Till and the flautist Anna Friederike Potengowski.

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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
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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
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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).

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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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KREBS, Joachim

(German)

Joachim Krebs, *1952, ☨2013, was a composer and artist of sound art and media art. He lived and worked at Karlsruhe (Germany). He created electro-acoustic sound compositions for mulimedia performances, concertante and installative art works since the 1980s. 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. From 1998 to 2013 Joachim Krebs and media artist Sabine Schäfer together formed the artist-couple <SA/JO>

Artist websites: www.joachimkrebs.de / www.sajo-art.de

Wikipedia: Joachim Krebs  


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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AUBRY, Gilles

(Switzerland)

Gilles Aubry is a Swiss sound artist and musician. He has lived in Berlin since 2002. He completed his master's degree in Sound Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts in 2010. His artistic practice is based on an auditory access to reality on the basis of research in relation to cultural and historical aspects of sound production and reception. Aubry was a guest artist in the Global Prayers Project in 2011. The resulting installations "Pluie de Feu" and "The Laman Encounter" were presented in the NGBK Gallery in Berlin. His film without images "Notes via a Soundscape of Bollywood" was shown in the House of Electronic Arts Basel in 2013. He presented his work at the "5th Marrakech Biennale of Contemporary Arts" and the "International Documentary Festival" (FID) in Marseille in 2014.


MILLIS, Robert

(USA)

Robert Millis was born in New York in 1966. He lives and works as a musician, sound artist and filmmaker in Seattle. Millis is a founding member of the "Climax Golden Twins" experimental music duo. He devotes particular attention to collecting shellac records, which he uses in sound installations and compositions. In 2012 and 2013 he carried out research on Indian music and sound art in India as a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar.


ATOUI, Tarek

(Lebanon)

Tarek Atoui was born in Beirut in 1980 and lives in Paris. He studied contemporary and electronic music in Reims. He was artistic director of the STEIM Studios in Amsterdam from 2007 to 2008. Performances and installations, including in the New Museum, New York (2010), at the Sharjah Biennial in the United Arab Emirates (2009), at the dOCUMENTA 13 (2012), in the Auditorium du Louvre (2013) and the Louis Vuitton Foundation (2014). For his "Dahlem Sessions" project, he worked with the musicians Burkhard Beins, Rudi Fischerlehner, Charbel Haber, Katt Hernandez, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Mazen Kerbaj, Magda Mayas, Andrea Neuman, Stéphane Rives, Sharif Sehnaoui and Michael Vorfeld.


HABER, Charbel

(Lebanon)

Charbel Haber, born in Beirut in 1978, lives there as a musician, composer and performance artist. He was a co-founder of the Lebanese post-rock group Scrambled Eggs in 1998. Since 2002, he has been co-organizer of the Lebanese improvisation festival Irtijal and a core member of the MILL (Musique Improvisee Libre au Liban) association. He founded the experimental music label "Those Kids must Choke" in 2004, and with Al Maslakh he launched the label "Johnny Kafta's Kids Menu" in 2010. Haber has performed with many of the international big names in improvised music, including Gene Coleman, Michael Zerang, Mats Gustafson and Eddie Prévost. In addition, he has written music for films, video art and performance theatre, also for the piece "Photo Romance" (2010) by Rabih Mroueh and Lina Saneh.


SCHMICKLER, Marcus

(Germany)

Marcus Schmickler, alias Pluramon, was born in Cologne in 1968. He lives and works in Cologne and Berlin as a composer, musician and producer. Schmickler studied musicology in Cologne and was co-initiator of the A-Musik record store in 1995, as well as the DJ collective Brüsseler-Platz-10a-Musik with Georg Odijk and Jan St. Werner. He has composed numerous works for electronic sound generators, as well as for choirs, chamber ensembles and orchestras. In 2009, by order of the International Year of Astronomy and the German Music Council, he created "Bonner Durchmusterung", electronic music with projections on the basis of astrophysical data. He has received awards and scholarships, among others from the Ars Electronica, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and he has curated festival programmes in the Berlin Academy of the Arts and the ZKM in Karlsruhe. Schmickler taught at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College in New York and at the California Institute of the Arts.


CHISHOLM, Hayden

(New Zealand)

Hayden Chisholm was born in Otahuhu near Auckland in 1975. He lives and works as a saxophonist, clarinettist, and composer in Cologne. Chisholm studied at the Cologne University of Music with Frank Gratkowski. He works with his ensemble The Embassadors as well as with musicians such as Jaki Liebezeit, Burnt Friedman and Nils Wogram. He has composed music for the action artist Rebecca Horn since 2002. Since 2003 he has been in a duo with Marcus Schmickler, which released the CD "Amazing Daze" in 2007.


Art´s Birthday 2015 // Konzertmitschnitte vom 16. Januar 2015 im Berghain Berlin
2015
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The Ars Acustica Group of the European Broadcasting Union organised concerts in 20 cities throughout Europe for the 1,000,052nd "Art's Birthday". The Sound Art Editorial Department of Deutschlandradio Kultur participated in the event with a night in Berlin's Berghain Club. Traditional and avant-garde sound cultures came together:

 

1. Gilles Aubry & Robert Millis:

Jewel of the Ear

Length: 30'04

 

Gilles Aubry: Field Recordings & Electronics

Robert Millis: Shellac Record Player & Electronics

 

The storage of sounds is a product of euro-American society in the late 19th century. A whole wave of modern conservation measures spread out from here: Embalming, memorials, archives, tin cans and, not least, the phonograph. The export of such technologies to the colonies allowed conflicting ways of thinking to collide. In India, for example, the principle of fixation confronted a philosophy of ongoing renewal through the cycle of birth and death. This understanding of history is also reflected in India's classical music, in which its improvisational structures were passed on exclusively orally. Nevertheless the British tried to record and market Indian music from 1902. As a result, Indian musical tradition began to take on more constant forms.

 

Gilles Aubry and Robert Millis question this process in their performance "Jewel of the Ear". Shellac records of traditional Indian music meet field recordings of cremation ceremonies in the Manikarnika Temple in Varanasi. The name of the temple is the inspiration for the title of the audio piece: "Jewel of the Ear".

 

 

2. Tarek Atoui & Charbel Haber:

The Mirror Session

Length: 17'24

 

Tarek Atoui: Electronics

Charbel Haber: historic string instruments

 

The Lebanese sound artist Tarek Atoui also staged a transcultural and transhistorical meeting of sound languages. In doing so, he continued a project which he had begun as part of the 8th Berlin Biennial. With the title "The Dahlem Sessions", Atoui played the Berlin Phonogram Archive located in the Dahlem Ethnological Museum. Alongside thousands of musical-ethnoological recordings, the archive also houses a unique collection of musical instruments from all over the world. Over the course of several months, Atoui invited a number of musicians from the Berlin improvisation scene to recording sessions with the historic instruments.

 

He played the resulting material to instrument makers from different countries. They were to recreate their auditory impressions with the help of modern sound generators, which were presented in the Mexican Kurimanzutto Galerry in November under the title "Reverse Sessions". Atoui is bringing the partial results of this process back to Berlin for Art's Birthday: He uses a new type of mechanical bow to play string instruments out of the Berlin Phonogram Archive from Africa, India and South America.

 

 

3. Marcus Schmickler & Hayden Chisholm:

Too Long in This Condition

Length: 24'16

 

Marcus Schmickler: Electronics

Hayden Chisholm: Bagpipes

 

Marcus Schmickler and Hayden Chisholm are continuing their long-standing collaboration for Art's Birthday. With bagpipes and live electronics they create a phantasmagorical soundscape.

 

In "Too Long in This Condition" Marcus Schmickler and Hayden Chisholm explore the tradition of Piobaireachd, the Great Music. Piobaireachd (or Pibroch) is a long-established school of bagpipe music, which emerged in the Highlands of Scotland between 1500 and 1750 and initially found no form of notation due to its complex variations. Pibroch pieces were categorized according to functional and technical aspects: salutes, laments, marches and gatherings. In the music, a slow musical theme is varied extensively and at the same time furnished with embellishments. "Too Long in This Condition" is a specially composed theme, whose variations were also generated using a computer. In doing so, an indistinguishability developed between the starting point, structure and expression.

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ADACHI, Tomomi

(Japan)

Tomomi Adachi, born in Kanazawa (Japan) in 1972, lives in Berlin as a vocalist and composer. He was a guest of the DAAD Berlin Artists Programme in 2012.


Art´s Birthday 2016 – MAVOtek (Part II) - Konzertmitschnitt vom 17. Januar aus der Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig
2016
00:30:12
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Deutschlandradio Kultur beteiligt sich am „Art’s Birthday 2016“ mit einem Konzert in der Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig.

Unter dem Motto „100 Jahre Dada“ feiern zeitgenössische Klangkünstler die Aktualität der Kunstströmung, die 1916 in Zürich begann.               

Der japanische Komponist und Vokalperformer Tomomi Adachi setzt sich seit über 10 Jahren mit der Geschichte des japanischen Dadaismus auseinander. Schon zu Beginn der 20er Jahre gelangte die Strömung aus Zürich in die japanische Kulturszene, wo sie auf fruchtbaren Boden fiel. In dem fernöstlichen Kaiserreich waren Militarismus, nationalistische Engstirnigkeit und Zensur ebenso verbreitet wie im Europa des 1. Weltkrieges. Künstler und Schriftsteller wie Tsuji Jun, Takahashi Shinkichi, Murayama Tomoyoshi und die MAVO-Gruppe nahmen Impulse aus Europa auf und bildeten eine kleine aber eigenständige Dadaszene. Ausgehend von Originaltexten des japanischen Dada entwickelt Tomomi Adachi für den „Art’s Birthday“ eine musikalische Lecture Performance, die den dadaistischen Ost-West-Dialog aktualisiert. Begleitet wird er dabei von der amerikanisch-chinesischen Vokalistin Audrey Chen und von einem 20-köpfigen Laienchor.   

Audrey Chen, geboren 1976 in Chicago, lebt in Berlin als Cellistin und Vokalistin der improvisierten Musik. In jüngster Zeit arbeitete sie vor allem mit Phil Minton, Maria Chavez und dem Konzeptkünstler John Bock.

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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
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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
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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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LENTZ, Michael

(Germany)

Michael Lentz, born in Düren in 1964, is a writer, sound poet, literary scholar and musician. Since 2006 he has been a Professor of literary writing at the German Institute for Literature in Leipzig.


GEISSE, Gunnar

(Germany)

Gunnar Geisse, born in Giessen in 1962, is a guitarist and composer. As an improvisational musician, he often electronically extends his instrument into a “Laptop Guitar”.


WERTMÜLLER, Michael

(Swiss)

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


Art’s Birthday 2016 - dadadadawar,istdadaweg - Konzertmitschnitt vom 17. Januar aus der Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig
2016
00:55:27
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Deutschlandradio Kultur participated in “Art's Birthday 2016” with a concert at the Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig.

Under the motto “100 years of Dada”, contemporary sound artists celebrate the current state of the art movement that began in Zurich in 1916.                                                                                                                           

Michael Wertmüller (drums), Michael Lentz (text, voice, saxophone) and Gunnar Geisse (guitar & electronics) pick up the linguistic and intellectual force of Dadaism. Wertmüller is known for his high energy and simultaneously precise drumming. For the first time at the concert, he meets the sound poet and writer Michael Lentz, whose musical text compositions, find the roots not least in the radically playful Dada lyricism. The set-up is supplemented by guitarist and composer Gunnar Geisse.     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Voice and Saxophone: Michael Lentz
Laptop guitar:  Gunnar Geisse
Drums: Michael

Texts by Michael Lentz, Raoul Hausmann, Kurzt Schwitters, Tom Johnson

 

 

Sound: Uwe Lauschke and Thomas Monnerjahn

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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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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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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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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
Description

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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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
Description

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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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
Description

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
Description

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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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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BHAGWATI, Sandeep

(India)

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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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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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 disa