IN THE SOUND FIELD. Perspectives on Field Recording — Installations and Performances II

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Photo © Georg Werner

Works by Alessandra Eramo, Georg Klein, Georg Werner, Ines Lechleitner, Jeremy Woodruff, Kirsten Reese, Laura Mello, Mario Asef and Peter Cusack

Upcoming:
1.-3.6.2017       Opening times: 18:00-21:00 opening night, 15:00-20:00 exhibition

at Errant Sound, Kollwitzstr. 97, 10435 Berlin

Peter Cusack »Aral Sea Stories: Dagira, golden carp, untraceable artists who restore fishermen to ships stranded in the desert and other tales«
Fifty years ago the Aral Sea in Central Asia was the planet’s fourth largest lake. In the decades since it has virtually disappeared; a victim of disastrous irrigation schemes that extract most of the water from its feeder rivers. However today Kazakhstan is making a surprisingly successful attempt to restore the small part of the Aral within it’s territory. Water levels have risen, native fish species have increased, wildlife is returning and, although slow, improvements to the environment are obvious. The fishing industry is employing local people once more, bringing work to an impoverished and depopulated region.
Since 2013 I have made three trips to the Aral to make field recordings, take photographs and talk to people there. It is an extraordinary region; a vast open landscape with no trees and strong winds. It can reach +50 in summer and -25 in winter.
Aral Sea Stories has no fixed show or installation. I will bring my recordings, photos, stories, performance ideas, and other material to arrange and re-arrange over the 3 days at Errant Sounds. People are invited to hear and see the work in progress.

Georg Werner »Radiophonic Kabul«
The object – an old radio – plays recordings, made sitting in a cab in 2004 during a work trip to Kabul. Simultaneously it transmits the sound over the air via a radio transmitter. They can be picked up by other radios next to contemporary radio programs. Distances both time wise and location wise become important.

Further dates in this Errant Sound series:
22.-25.6.       
Alessandra Eramo »3 Places where I can sing: Songs for Valparaìso«
Ines Lechleitner »Looking for Voices«
Mario Asef »Sozio-Phonon«
14.-16.7. 
Lasse-Marc Rieck (Gruenrekorder, Frankfurt): Lecture
Georg Klein »Le Due Forze di Taranto«
Kirsten Reese »Sound Cards«

IN THE SOUND FIELD. Perspectives on Field Recording — Installations and Performances

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Works by Alessandra Eramo, Georg Klein, Georg Werner, Ines Lechleitner, Jeremy Woodruff, Kirsten Reese, Laura Mello, Mario Asef and Peter Cusack.


Upcoming:

Thursday May 18th at 6pm:
Opening of the QR-Sound Gallery

Laura Mello »Rosa dos Sons / Sound Compass (Spaces #2)«
Since 2009 I have been documenting the soundfield in and around my appartment in Berlin. How much and which kind of information is in a field recording documentation? For instance: how much of a sense of space, direction and/or of time (daytime, year season) can one take from field recordings? Is this perception reality or imagination? Past or present?

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Jeremy Woodruff »Sonic Permaculture: Reverberations of the Urban Garden with Performance for Action«
Using sounds recorded at the urban garden in Wedding, “Himmelbeet” and sounds of an urban garden in Bangalore, India, along with a live performance on Kollwitz Str. by Andrew Noble (under the auspices of Performance for Action) during the opening on Thursday, this installation investigates urban soundscapes as they intersect with garden initiatives and community organizing. The concept of sound remix as re-imagining economies of urban interaction is a focal point, as live and prerecorded soundscapes are intermingled.

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at Errant Sound, Kollwitzstr. 97, 10435 Berlin

Further dates in this Errant Sound series:

1.-3.6.
Peter Cusack »Aral Sea Stories«
Georg Werner »Radiophonic Kabul«

22.-25.6.
Alessandra Eramo »3 Places where I can sing: Songs for Valparaìso«
Ines Lechleitner »Looking for Voices«
Mario Asef »Sozio-Phonon«

14.-16.7.
Lasse-Marc Rieck (Gruenrekorder, Frankfurt): Lecture
Georg Klein »Le Due Forze di Taranto«
Kirsten Reese »Sound Cards«

Opening times: 18:00-21:00 opening night, 15:00-20:00 exhibition

 

Artist talk with Ximena Alarcón

Artist talk with Ximena Alarcón
On dis-location: listening and re-composing with others

Friday, May 12 / 8:00pm

Errant Sound
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Ximena Alarcón is a UK based Colombian sound artist and Research Fellow at CRiSAP, London. Her practice-based research focuses on the creation of telematic sonic performances and networked environments to expand our sense of place, using field recordings and spoken word in urban and migratory contexts. She is interested in listening to interstitial spaces, such as dreams, underground transportation, and the ‘in-between’ space in the context of migration. To evoke, connect to, and share memories of sonic space her practice involves Deep Listening, telematic sonic improvisation using spoken word and everyday sonic environments, and the creation of online interfaces for relational listening that expand our sense of belonging and place.

She has a PhD in Music, Technology and Innovation, from De Montfort University, awarded in 2007 for the Thesis “An Interactive Sonic Environment derived from commuters’ memories of soundscape: a case study of the London Underground”. She was awarded with the prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship 2007-2009 for the post-doctoral project “Linking urban soundscapes via commuters’ memories”. She gained a Deep Listening Certificate in 2012 by the Deep Listening Institute. Since 2011 she has been Research Fellow at Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP), London College of Communication, where she develops ‘Networked Migrations’ project, looking at the in-between sonic space in the context of migration through the practices of telematic sonic performance and Deep Listening. In 2015 she launched with Cathy Lane the project ‘Sound Matters Framework’ which explores the interrogation and relational playback of Field Recordings and Speech. Now Ximena is focusing on the creation of Interfaces for Relational Listening.

Her art projects include: the online environment Sounding Underground (London-Mexico-Paris); and Networked Migrations – a series of telematic performances exploring, through Deep Listening migration and dislocation, in UK, Colombia, Mexico, Troy, France, Linz and Bangalore. In 2015 she had an art residence for the Srishti Interim 2015, at the Srishti Institute of Art and Design, in Bangalore – India. Her last performance Suelo Fértil [Fertile Soil], commissioned by UNESCO, became a telematic sound art collective for migrant women.

Ximena has been a course leader and lecturer for the MA/MSc in Creative Technologies at the Institute of Creative Technologies (2010 and 2013), and has taught in various courses of Arts, Humanities and Design at De Montfort University, and the Universidad Externado de Colombia. She currently teaches at the BA and MA in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication and a tutor for the Deep Listening Training Program at the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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May 8th, 7pm, performance Ian Hatcher (NY)

Record-Release / Performance / Talk:

IAN HATCHER – “Drone Pilot”
Cosmosmose Edition

Kollwitzstr. 97, 10435 Berlin – doors: 7 pm, performance 7.30 pm, no entry
later: talks with Ian Hatcher, Marc Matter, Antje Vowinckel, Swantje Lichtenstein

A presentation of the first release in the new established ‘Sound Writings’ series: Drone Pilot by Brooklyn-based writer, sound artist, and programmer Ian Hatcher (*1983). His work explores cognition in the context of digital systems. While studying Digital Language Arts at Brown University, he came up with his own propositions in this field: the way he trained his own voice, prosody and word-flow to mimick the qualities and even glitches of speech-synthesis is extremely suitable for a realization in sound; he states:
“Drone Pilot is a work of voice/sound poetry about a person who becomes part of a huge impersonal war machine, connected to a network of power and violence, which ultimately erases the person’s individuality. My work is focused on the entanglement of humans and machines. I’m interested in how a mind can be imprinted with digital logic, and how digital and human memory can extend each other. I perform my work with just my voice, without electronics, but electronics are always present, in the aesthetics of the performance and the electrical currents of the body.”

Sound Writings is a subdivision of cOsmOsmOse, dedicated to contemporary works of Text-Sound-Poetry. cOsmOsmOse has the aim to present (festival) and document (publishing) contemporary artists who work in the field of Text-Sound-Poetry.
It was founded by Swantje Lichtenstein and Marc Matter (Artistic Direction), Assistance by Friedemann Dupelius.