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Live Stage: Timo Khalen [de Berlin]

khalen.jpgTimo Kahlen: TRESPASSINGNew Sound Works presented his studio :: November 1, 2 and 8, 2008 (11:00 – 17:00) and by appointment (mail [at] :: RUINE DER KUENSTE BERLIN, Hittorfstr. 5, 14195 Berlin – Dahlem / U3 Thielplatz.

Timo Kahlen is also currently at MANIFESTA 7 with SWARM. Swarm is an eight-channel sound installation based on the manipulated sound of bees in a large scale steel structure. It is located at Fortezza / Franzensfeste fortress until November 2, 2008.

Oct 13, 2008
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“Swarm” by Timo Kahlen [it Trentino]

p1010069_klein.jpgFor Manifesta 7, Timo Kahlen will realize a prominent, site-specific sound installation, entitled SWARM (2008) for the main courtyard of Franzensfeste / Fortezza fortress, one of the four main venues of Manifesta 7, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Trentino, Italy from July 19 – November 2, 2008.

“The sound sculpture SWARM emits an altered, abstracted, recomposed sound of bees, encased within a metal construction. Humming calmly, then becoming distorted, slightly agitated, progressively more aggressive, the installation creates acoustic chaos and even a perceptible vibration from inside the encasement, before returning to a softly buzzing hum. The military function of the fortress is mirrored in the exact positioning and the construction of the sculpture. Continue reading

Jul 2, 2008
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Frozen (audio sculptures) [nl Amsterdam]

reflection_2.jpgFrozen :: audio-sculptures by Marius Watz, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Benjamin Maus & Leander Herzog, Daniel Widrig & Shajay Booshan … based on audioworks by Freiband and Alexander Rishaug. 5 Days Off MEDIA, July 2 – 26, 2008 :: Melkweg Mediaroom, Paradiso, Amsterdam.

Over the past years, there has been an enormous development in the field of live-presented audio-visual performance art. Owing to digital techniques, image and sound are connected in a way that was previously unthinkable. Frozen is headed in the opposite direction. Frozen pulls the plug and presents audio art, prints, and sculptures as independent, but interconnected works of art. Continue reading

Jul 2, 2008
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Troika was commissioned by Artwise Curators to create a signature piece at the entrance of the new British Airways luxury lounges in Heathrow Terminal 5. Continue reading

May 2, 2008
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Transition Soundings

prelim_wall.jpgTransition Soundings — an interactive public sound art sculpture by David Birchfield, David Lorig, Kelly Phillips, and Assegid Kidané — is a free standing, fully self contained outdoor installation. Located at a bus stop in Tempe, Arizona, the structure has the appearance of a large transit map with hubs and paths connecting locations across its surface. However, this stylized ‘map’ is actually a large network of sensors and speakers that trace paths in sound across the surface of the wall. As users move and gesture in front of the piece, a network of proximity sensors initiates sonic events that wash across the surface in a fashion that references ripples across the surface of water. Sound events propagate through the network in a way that mimics movement of traffic, ideas, currents, and connections in the networks of our lives. Continue reading

Apr 18, 2008
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Interview: Stephen Vitiello

vitiello_photo_s.jpgStephen Vitiello creates sound installations that often feature pristine recordings of natural environments and phenomena – the Amazon rain forest or flapping moth wings for example– sonically magnified to expose their internal detail and beauty. His installation work also focuses heavily on the use and implications of space as a compositional parameter. Vitiello has released several CDs and his work has been performed at The Tate Modern, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Kitchen, NYC. His work was also featured in the 2006 Biennale of Sydney and the 2002 Whitney Biennial. He is currently Assistant Professor of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University.

On September 21, 2007, Vitiello visited the University of Virginia. We sat and discussed his work for an hour in the university’s Jefferson Rotunda. The recording and transcript of that interview is presented below. Continue reading

Mar 16, 2008
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Reblogged Tunnel Vision

tunnelvision.jpgTunnel Vision is an interactive sound and light sculpture inspired by Nikola Tesla, the famous Serbian inventor, physicist, and electrical engineer. Putting your hands inside the sculpture changes the appearance and the sound produced by it.

According to the creator, the shape of the installation is based on an abstraction of the 100Hz tone made by electrical generators which is known as magnetostriction. The installation is a 5 metres long sculpture that changes it’s appearance when you put your hands in the opening. Continue reading

Mar 4, 2008
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Live Stage: Fontana Lecture on Sound [uk London]

clockface.jpg Bill Fontana:: Acoustic Simultaneity and the Sculpture of Sound :: March 10, 2008, 6 – 7.30 pm :: Lecture Theatre, Chelsea College of Art & Design, Atterbury Street, London.

‘Speeds of Time’: view behind the clock face – In advance of Speeds of Time a Chelsea College of Art & Design / Tate Britain commission for the Parade Ground in Autumn 2008 (a live interactive sound sculpture utilising the bells and clockwork of Big Ben), Chelsea Programme announce a public lecture by American sound artist Bill Fontana. Continue reading

Feb 29, 2008
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Reblogged Bernhard Leitner [de Berlin]

04_leitner_rhre_2.jpgBernhard Leitner: TonRaumSkulptur / Sound Space Sculpture (1968-1973) :: Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin :: February 1 – March 24, 2008 :: [info] :: [video] :: [bernhard leitner website]

Sound Spaces are not just spaces in which sound can be heard. Rather, it is sound itself that creates the space and its special qualities. Therefore the experience of hearing not only enables us to experience the space around us, they can also make it possible to experience physical space as an “inner” space. Bernhard Leitner’s work leads us to a quality of sound (as space) that remains concealed within stimulus streams. It shows the potentials of sensual experience that we are barely conscious of because they are either lost or have remained unknown as possibilities. – Cathrin Pichler Continue reading

Feb 20, 2008
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